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

It’s a big week, with some Halloween-appropriate scary movies like The Conjuring, as well as one of the best underground comedies of the year, The Way Way Back.  Get the lowdown on all this week’s new releases!

The Conjuring

The scariest movie of the year– it’s made like a good old fashioned horror movie, with many practical effects and genuine spooks and scares.  It’s based on the exploits of real-life paranormal investigators the Warrens, and it makes for a thrilling good watch.

The Way Way Back

Sam Rockwell, Toni Collette and Steve Carell star in this coming of age comedy, as an awkward 14 year old kid is dragged on a family trip.  It’s very well done, genuinely sweet, and Rockwell’s performance as the owner of a water park is amazing– he should be up for some awards after this.

Before Midnight

The third film in the series by Richard Linklater has been doing, with Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy playing a couple that routinely meets every seven years or so.  The trilogy that started with Before Sunrise and Before Sunset is now complete.

Only God Forgives

If you like your indie movies with more violence, this new flick stars Ryan Gosling and Kristin Scott Thomas, from the creator of Drive.  It takes place in Bangkok, and Gosling gets involved in some shady business.  It’s worth checking out.

The Internship

Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson star as salesmen who go into the Google campus and try to beat out some tech-savvy kids to get an internship with the online giant.  It’s not profane, but it’s also not quite the blockbuster many expected.

Dead In Tombstone

Danny Trejo– yes, Machete– has to make a deal with the devil, played by Mickey Rourke.  It’s kinda neat, for a straight to video horror/ action thriller.

For more from Sam Hatch, check out CultureDogs.org!

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