Moviefone's New Release Pick of the Week"The Hunger Games" -- Available on Saturday, August 18What's It About? The best-selling book series about a deadly society where children compete against each other, gets its first of four adaptations. In the opening salvo, Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) volunteers to enter the fatal playing field, in hopes of sparing her younger sister, and struggles to stay alive amongst friends and enemies. See It Because: As far as adaptations of young adult novels go, this is one of the best. Director Gary Ross takes the subject matter seriously and imbues the project with some real drama, while Lawrence is pitch-perfect as the heroic but fallible Katniss.

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Moviefone's Blu-ray Pick of the Week"Jaws"What's It About?You go inside the cage? Cage goes in the water, you go in the water. Shark's in the water. Our shark. Farewell and adieu to you, fair Spanish ladies...See It Because: The Spielberg classic arrives on Blu-ray for the first time -- complete with special features, behind-the-scenes footage and rare deleted scenes.

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New on DVD & Blu-ray"Astonishing X-Men: Torn"What's It About? Marvel continues animating Joss Whedon's acclaimed run on the best-selling comic series about mutants by literally transferring the page to the screen; why mess with success? See It or Skip It: See it, if you're a comic book junkie.

"Girl Walks Into a Bar"What's It About? Danny Devito, Robert Forster, Josh Hartnett, Carla Gugino, Rosario Dawson and more star in an ensemble crime comedy, set in the noirish L.A. bar world; it was made to air exclusively on YouTube for free and now you can pay to own it... what a deal? See It or Skip It: Skip it.

"Hick"What's It About? Chloe Moretz stars as a small-town teenager who hitchhikes to Vegas and gets caught up with a world of troublemakers; it tried to be provocative, but just ended like exploitative grindhouse. See It or Skip It: Skip it. (Also Available on Redbox)

"Kill List"What's It About? A strapped-for-cash father and former military man, becomes a professional hitman and takes on a job that is shrouded in sinister mystery; this British horror film is being called one of the scariest of the year. See It or Skip It: See it, if you like your horror movies to be of the "Wicker Man" variety.

"Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory"What's It About? The final installment of the documentary series chronicling the release of the West Memphis 3, is as gripping as the first two films. See It or Skip It: See it.

"The Raid: Redemption"What's It About? A rookie officer on an elite special-forces team has to step up and lead when his squad is caught in a high-rise apartment filled with all sorts of criminal scum; as a story, it's fairly simplistic, but as an action spectacle, it's mind-blowingly insane. See It or Skip It: See it. (Also Available on Redbox DVD & Blu-ray | Amazon Instant Video)

"Tonight You're Mine"What's It About? Two bickering rockers get handcuffed together during the course of a Scottish music festival and eventually fall in love; whatever uniqueness may reside in the rock concert setting is just window dressing for a typical "opposites" attract cliche romance. See It or Skip It: Skip it. (Also Available on Redbox)

"The Snowtown Murders"What's It About? The true-story of Australia's most grisly serial killers is documented through the eyes of a wayward teen who is looking for a father figure and gets caught up in the frightening, savage world. See It or Skip It: See it, if you can stomach some harsh depictions of real crime. (Also Available on Amazon Instant Video)

New to Blu-ray"Bye Bye Birdie" Limited Edition (1963)

"Cradle 2 The Grave"

"Death Wish II," "III" & "IV"

"Fallen" (1998)

"High Time" Limited Edition (1960)

"La Promesse" Criterion Collection

"Les Vampires" (1915)

"A Man Apart"

"New Jack City"

"Romeo Must Die"

"Rosetta" Criterion Collection

"The Royal Tenenbaums" Criterion Collection

"Shaft" (1971)

New on Redbox"Get the Gringo"

"The Three Stooges" DVD & Blu-ray
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