Can you handle ELEVEN new movies? I sure hope so, because that’s how many titles arrived in Redbox kiosks this week.
Here’s the down-low on all of them:
From JJ Abrams and Steven Spielberg!
In the summer of 1979, a group of friends in a small Ohio town witness a catastrophic train crash while making a super 8 movie and soon suspect that it was not an accident. Shortly after, unusual disappearances and inexplicable events begin to take place in town, and the local Deputy tries to uncover the truth, which is something more terrifying than any of them could have imagined.
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Starring: Kyle Chandler, Elle Fanning, Joel Courtney, Gabriel Basso, Noah Emmerich
Marissa is a retired secret agent and stepmother to Spy Kids Rebecca and Cecil. When “The Timekeeper” threatens to take over the planet, she’s called back into action. With a little help from a couple of very familiar Spy Kids, Carmen and Juni, and some mind-blowing gadgets, they just may be able to save the world… and bring their family together while they’re at it.
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family
Starring: Jessica Alba, Joel McHale, Alexa Vega, Daryl Sabara, Rowan Blanchard, Jeremy Piven
Born in the fires of battle, Conan of Cimmeria lost his father and village when they were slaughtered by the cruel warlord Khalar Zym. Wandering the world alone, Conan was forged into a peerless warrior by hardship and bloodshed. Years later, he crosses paths with Zym and his armies. But before Conan can exact vengeance, he must contend with the warlord’s daughter—the seductive witch Marique—and a host of monstrous creatures. Only then will Conan’s quest bring him face to face with Zym in an epic battle to avenge his people and save the world.
Genre: Action, Adventure
Starring: Jason Momoa, Rachel Nichols, Stephen Lang, Rose McGowan, Said Taghmaoui
Believe it or not, this one is based on incredible but true events.
Baghdad, the playground for the rich and infamous, where anything can be bought—for a price. This is Uday Hussein’s world, and with his depraved lust for debauchery and immorality, he helps himself to whatever turns him on. When army lieutenant Latif Yahia is summoned to Saddam’s palace, he is faced with an impossible request—to be Uday’s ‘fiday’—his body double, or have his family condemned to death. In a world entrenched in betrayal and corruption, knowing who to trust becomes a matter of life or death for Latif as he battles to escape from his forced existence.
Genre: Drama, Suspense
Starring: Dominic Cooper, Ludivine Sagnier, Mimoun Oaissa, Raad Rawi, Philip Quast
Reserve a copy of The Devil’s Double
Paris, July 1942: Sarah, a ten-year-old girl, is taken with her parents by the French police as they go door-to-door arresting Jewish families in the middle of the night. Desperate to protect her younger brother, Sarah locks him in a bedroom cupboard—their secret hiding place—and promises to come back for him as soon as they are released. Sixty-seven years later: Sarah’s story intertwines with that of Julia Jarmond, an American journalist investigating the roundup. In her research, Julia stumbles onto a trail of secrets that link her to Sarah, and to questions about her own romantic future.
Starring: Kristin Scott Thomas, Melusine Mayance, Niels Astrup, Frédéric Pierrot, Michel Duchaussoy
Reserve a copy of Sarah’s Key
Lorraine is a stressed-out single mom who’s being harassed by her abusive ex-husband while she’s struggling to raise her 8-year-old son. Her world changes in an instant when she and her child are carjacked by a fugitive bank robber and taken on a desperate cross-country drive to retrieve his loot. However, Lorraine refuses to be a victim and decides to take control and fight back.
Genre: Action, Adventure
Starring: Maria Bello, Stephen Dorff, Joanna Cassidy, Tim Griffin, Catherine Dent
Reserve a copy of Carjacked
Based on the children’s classic! Home-sick and lonely after arriving in Heaven before his time, a young boy travels back to Earth (with his friendly pup Halo) to retrieve a most selfless and precious gift for the baby Jesus.
Genre: Family, Animated
Featuring the voices of: Ron Perlman, Caleb Thomas Wolfe, Nina Kircher, Ed Kelly, Clarity Newhouse
Reserve a copy of The Littlest Angel
When the wealthy Mansell family meets for Christmas at their posh Cape Cod estate, family arguments and secrets cause quite a stir. It will take the almighty Madea to turn things around and save Christmas.
Starring: Cheryl Pepsii Riley, Tyler Perry, Cassi Davis, Chandra Currelley-Young, Patrice Lovely
Reserve a copy of Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas (The Play)
When U.S. Navy sonar experiments in the Bahamas begin endangering the local dolphin population, a close-knit group of friends and family try to save these intelligent, beautiful creatures from destruction.
Genre: Drama, Action, Romance
Starring: Caitlin Wachs, Ivana Milicevic, Christine Adams, Paul Wesley, David Keith
Reserve a copy of Beneath the Blue
This one might just have the grossest cover art I’ve seen in a while. Yuck!
When a snowmobiling trip goes wrong, a group of college kids seek refuge in an abandoned mental hospital. Little do they know they have inhabited the home of a young Three-Finger and his band of mutant hillbilly cannibals.
That’s right: MUTANT. HILLBILLY. CANNIBALS. You know you’re curious to see what those peeps look like, come on!
Starring: Dean Armstrong, Tenika Davis, Terra Vnesa, Kaitlyn Wong, Jennifer Pudavick
Reserve a copy of Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings
Jack and Melissa were initially frightened by their son’s bizarre and violent behavior. But then they felt better after learning he’s only a bad kid because he serves as the gateway to the Apocalypse, which will happen on his birthday, 11-11-11. So now everything is cool in their family.
Starring: Jon Briddell, Hayden Byerly, Erin Coker, Kari Nissena, Aurelia Scheppers
Reserve a copy of 11/11/11