Sam Hatch’s DVD Picks For The Week: The Host, Spring Breakers & More

It’s the movie freak and the movie geek– Find out what to buy, what to rent and what to AVOID LIKE THE PLAGUE as Damon talks to local movie reviewer extraordinaire, Sam Hatch from Culture Dogs about this week’s new DVD and Blu Ray releases!

The Twilight series may be over, but Stephenie Meyer’s newest story The Host hits video this week, along with James Franco’s trippy Spring Breakers and more.  Get Sam’s tips on what you should rent this weekend.

The Host

Upset that the Twilight series is over?  Well, Stephenie Meyer’s follow up The Host was adapted into a movie, and it hits DVD and Blu Ray this week.  The guy that wrote The Truman Show wrote this one, so it’s got some pedigree behind it– it’s the story of a girl who gets possessed by an alien and refuses to surrender her mind.  Saoirse Ronan is in it, and she’s amazing, and even though the movie tanked at the box office, it’s worth checking out.

Spring Breakers

If you want something more out there, this really cool, crazy flick with James Franco playing this rapper/ gangster/ drug pusher, along with a trashy gang of girls played by actresses like Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens who get into lots of trouble.  Despite the cast, this one isn’t for tweens, but it’s a wild ride, to be sure.

Dead Man Down

Colin Farrell plays a professional killer, and Noomi Rapace plays a crime victim seeking retribution… they end up hooking up and getting into more danger.  This one comes from the director of the original Swedish version of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.


This is the comedy starring Tina Fey and Paul Rudd, and you have to ask yourself– how could they go wrong?  Well, here’s the answer– this “meh” movie is about an admissions officer at Princeton, and it’s just as exciting as that sounds.

Tyler Perry’s Temptation

There’s a married woman and a handsome billionaire she may hook up with… Kim Kardashian is in it, too… but this definitely isn’t a Madea movie.

The Power of Few

Christopher Walken and Christian Slater star in this movie about smuggling in New Orleans.

The Wolverine Motion Comic

Want to see The Wolverine movie?  Well, it won’t hit theaters until later this month, but there’s a new animated motion comic about Wolverine’s origin story.

Last week was better, with releases like the latest Die Hard, but this week seems to make up for quality with quantity… Check out one of these releases this week, and for more from Sam Hatch, check out!

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