Sam Hatch’s DVD Picks For The Week: Blended, Belle, The Double & More

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!

The big release this week is a movie a lot of people didn’t really like, but there’s a bunch of other cool stuff that’s worth checking out.  get the whole rundown on this week’s new releases, and get ahead of this Labor Day weekend with some cool movies to watch!


Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore star in this team-up that nobody really liked.  They play a pair of people who go on a horrible blind date, but then find themselves staying at the same hotel with their families in Africa, and they have to learn to love each other.  It’s not very good.


Not about the star of Beauty and the Beast, this period piece is the story of an aristocratic mixed race English woman, who hooks up with a lawyer who wants her to be a strong woman.

The Double

Starring Jesse Eisenberg and Chris O’Dowd (The IT Crowd and Bridesmaids), this interesting movie is about a guy who’s kind of a loser, not doing much with his life, until a new guy shows up and kicks butt… while looking exactly the same as our main character.  It’s sort of like Multiplicity, only as a thriller instead of a comedy.

High School Confidential

Want a cool throwback?  This exploitation flick from the 50’s shows the evils of Rock n Roll music, and how it supposedly motivated kids to sell drugs.  This one is even more ridiculous than the cult classic Reefer Madness.

The Legend of Hell House

One of Sam’s favorite cult classic horror movies is getting re-released this week, and it stars Roddy McDowall.  It’s similar to The Haunting, with psychic investigators going into a super-scary haunted mansion.  It’s totally worth a look if you’re into a good scare.

The Stream

This family comedy is about a kid whose toy lightsaber is broken by a bully and he has to follow this little stream to the mall to get a new one.  But here’s what’s really cool– it’s all supporting the Boys and Girls Club of America, and it had a bunch of kids working on making the movie, behind the camera, doing editing and more.  It’s a great feel-good movie for a good cause!

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