'Magic Mike,' 'Savages' and 'Seeking a Friend for the End of the World' lead this week's new DVD releases

'Magic Mike,' 'Savages' and 'Seeking a Friend for the End of the World' lead this week's new DVD releases

Options are plenty for fans of all genres.

I'm happy to say that the new DVD and Blu-ray releases this week look excellent. Of the top three I've picked, I've seen just one -- but it was a good one. And stop rolling your eyes at me, because yes, it is Magic Mike. I promise it's way more than just a guy stripper movie. Way, way more.

If a great Steven Soderbergh film isn't to your liking, you've got plenty of other options to keep your evenings filled with great movie entertainment this week.First, I'm going to talk about the drama/comedy Magic Mike though, because I feel I can make a solid recommendation since I've seen it. Yes, it's got some incredible eye candy in the form of some of the most beautiful looking guys I've ever had the pleasure of seeing on film. *But* it's also a very well-done film that shows clearly the darker side of the stripping industry. It's a character study, and it's a cautionary tale to be sure. Ladies: See it. Guys? You might not hate it quite as much as you think you will, trust me.

Now on to the two other new DVD releases this week that intrigue me the most: the Oliver Stone-directed suspense drama Savages, and the comedy Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, starring Steve Carell and Keira Knightley. I missed both of these in the theater, mainly because reviews for both were mixed (though generally pretty positive). I hear Salma Hayek gives an outstanding performance in Savages, but that it's extremely violent. No problem, if that's your thing, you'll probably dig this movie.

As for Seeking a Friend, I'm just not sure: I really like Steve Carell and I adored him in Crazy, Stupid, Love, so I'll go for a little romantic comedy action from him again and see what happens.

Has anyone seen Savages or Seeking a Friend for the End of the World yet? If so, can you recommend either one? Let's hear it in the comments. Happy movie watching, everyone!