What’s New at Redbox This Week?

by | Aug 30th, 2011 | 5:04PM | Filed under: DVD Reviews, Movie Lists, Movies, Redbox Insider

Eight new movies and one returning fan favorite arrived in redbox kiosks today!

Here’s more about the latest additions:

Rio movieRio

Blu is a domesticated macaw who never learned to fly and enjoys a simple life with his owner Linda in Minnesota. They think he’s the last of his kind, but when they learn about another macaw who lives in Rio de Janeiro, they set out to find Jewel, Blu’s female counterpart. Not long after they arrive, Blu and Jewel are kidnapped by a group of animal smugglers. In order to be able to return to Linda, Blu will have to find the courage to not only learn to fly, but also thwart the kidnappers.

Genre: Family, Kids, Animated

Featuring the voices of: Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway, Will.i.am, Jamie Foxx, George Lopez

Reserve a copy of Rio, on DVD or Blu-ray

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Tyler Perrys Madeas Big Happy FamilyTyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family

Madea, the take-no-prisoners granny, is back! When her niece Shirley receives bad news about her health, it’s up to Madea—with the help of the equally rambunctious Aunt Bam—to gather everyone together and make things right the only way they know how: with a lot of tough love, laughter… and the revelation of a long-buried family secret, of course.

Genre: Comedy

Starring: Tyler Perry, Loretta Devine, Bow Wow, David Mann, Cassi Davis

Reserve a copy of Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family

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Prom MovieProm
As several intersecting stories unfold at one high school, secrets are brought to light, seemingly steady relationships unravel, and new romance catches fire. Yep, sounds like prom season all right—drama, drama, drama!

Genre: Comedy

Starring: Aimee Teegarden, Thomas Mcdonell, DeVaughn Nixon, Danielle Campbell, Yin Chang

Reserve a copy of Prom

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In a Better WorldIn a Better World

The 2010 Academy Award and Golden Globe winner for Best Foreign Language Film!

Anton is a physician who commutes between his work at an African refugee camp and his home in Denmark. Meanwhile, his marriage is falling apart and his eldest son, Elias, is being bullied at school. Anton finds that he must deal with the consequences of Elias seeking out friendship with a recently transferred (and troubled) classmate who plans an act of revenge.

Genre: Drama, Foreign

Starring: Mikael Persbrandt, Trine Dyrholm, Ulrich Thomsen, Markus Rygaard, William Johnk Nielsen

Reserve a copy of In a Better World

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The GruffaloThe Gruffalo

Based on the best-selling children’s book, and nominated for the 2010 Best Animated Short Film Academy Award!

A mother squirrel tells the story of a mouse who goes in search of a nut. Along the way, he is confronted by three hungry animals who think that the mouse looks good to eat. Forced to rely on his wits for survival, Mouse invents an imaginary monster to scare them away, but what happens when he comes face to face with his own creation?

Genre: Family, Kids, Animated

Featuring the voices of: Helena Bonham Carter, Robert Brydon, Robbie Coltrane, James Corden, John Hurt

Reserve a copy of The Gruffalo

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Bereavement MovieBereavement

In 1989, six-year-old Martin was kidnapped from his backyard swing in Minersville, Pennsylvania. Graham Sutter, a psychotic recluse, kept Martin imprisoned on his pig farm, forcing him to witness and participate in unspeakable horrors. For five years, Martin’s whereabouts remained a mystery… until 17-year-old Allison comes to live with her uncle just down the road from Sutter’s farm. Will she be able to save Martin… and herself?

Genre: Horror

Starring: Alexandra Daddario, Michael Biehn, Brett Rickaby, John Savage, Valentina de Angelis

Reserve a copy of Bereavement

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The Devils TeardropThe Devil’s Teardrop

When a gunman shoots seven dead at Washington DC’s Union Station, the FBI receives a note promising similar attacks every 24 hours until $20 million is paid. With the handwritten letter their only lead, Special Agent Margaret Lukas calls upon forensic document analyst Parker Kincaid to find the clues that will help catch the killer.

Genre: Drama

Starring: Tom Everett Scott, Natasha Henstridge, Rena Sofer, Gabriel Hogan, Jonathan Higgins

Reserve a copy of The Devil’s Teardrop

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Tyler Perrys Laugh to Keep from CryingTyler Perry’s Laugh to Keep from Crying (play)

Tyler Perry’s play focuses on a diverse group of tenants living in an inner-city apartment building struggling with family, job, and money issues. Withstanding all, the neighborhood comes together in hopes of finding redemption and a better life.

Genre: Comedy

Starring: Cheryl Pepsii Riley, Palmer Williams, Chandra Currelley-Young, Celestin Cornielle, Stephanie Ferrett

Reserve a copy of Tyler Perry’s Laugh to Keep from Crying

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And don’t miss Robert Downey Jr. and Marisa Tomei in Only You,

a charming 1994 rom-com that’s now in kiosks, too!

(Hey, that rhymed.)


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