What’s New at Redbox This Week?

by | Nov 30th, 2011 | 8:14PM | Filed under: DVD Reviews, Movie Lists, Movies, Redbox Insider

Eight new movies graced Redbox kiosks on Tuesday, and two more will arrive on Friday!

Here’s the scoop on each and every one of ‘em:

Crazy Stupid LoveCrazy, Stupid, Love.

When fortysomething Cal Weaver learns that his wife wants a divorce, his “perfect” world quickly unravels. With the guidance of ladies’ man Jacob Palmer, Cal successfully reenters the dating scene. But despite his makeover and his many new conquests, Cal’s heart keeps leading him back to where he began.

Genre: Comedy, Romance

Starring: Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Julianne Moore, Emma Stone, Analeigh Tipton

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Water for ElephantsWater for Elephants

Based on the best-selling novel by Sara Gruen!

Against all odds, a veterinary student and a beautiful circus performer meet and fall in love through their shared compassion for a special elephant. But their secret romance incurs the wrath of her dangerously volatile husband.

Genre: Drama, Romance

Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Robert Pattinson, Christoph Waltz, Paul Schneider, Jim Norton

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30 Minutes or Less30 Minutes or Less

Nick is a small-town pizza delivery guy whose mundane life collides with the big plans of two wannabe criminal masterminds. The volatile duo kidnap Nick and force him to rob a bank. With mere hours to pull off the impossible task, Nick enlists the help of his ex-best friend, Chet. As the clock ticks, the two must deal with the police, hired assassins, flamethrowers, and their own tumultuous relationship.

Genre: Comedy

Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Danny McBride, Aziz Ansari, Nick Swardson, Dilshad Vadsaria

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Our Idiot BrotherOur Idiot Brother

Ned is an organic farmer who’s just a little bit behind the curve when it comes to getting his life together. After his girlfriend dumps him and boots him off the farm, his three sisters take turns housing him. But as each of their lives begins to unravel, Ned’s family comes to realize that maybe, in believing and trusting the people around him, their brother isn’t such an idiot after all.

Genre: Comedy, Drama

Starring: Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel, Emily Mortimer, Steve Coogan

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BeginnersBeginners

Oliver meets the irreverent and unpredictable Anna only months after his father Hal has passed away. This new love floods Oliver with memories of his father who—following 45 years of marriage—came out of the closet at age 75 to live a full, energized, and wonderfully tumultuous gay life. Now Oliver endeavors to love Anna with all the bravery, humor, and hope that his father taught him.

Genre: Drama, Comedy, Romance

Starring: Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer, Goran Visnjic, Mélanie Laurent, Kai Lennox

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Snow Flower and the Secret Fan movieSnow Flower and the Secret Fan

Based on the hit 2005 novel by Lisa See!

In 19th century China, women spent their lives in seclusion with only a single window from which to see. Illiterate and isolated, they were not expected to think, be creative, or have emotions. But in one remote county, women developed their own secret code and were paired as “old-sames” in emotional matches that lasted throughout their lives. An old woman tells of her relationship with her “old-same,” their arranged marriages, and the joys and tragedies of motherhood—until a terrible misunderstanding written on their secret fan threatens to tear them apart.

Genre: Drama

Starring: Jeon Ji-hyeon, Hugh Jackman, Li Bing Bing, Vivian Wu, Archie Kao

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Michael Jackson The Life of an IconMichael Jackson: The Life of an Icon

Known to millions of fans worldwide for his record-breaking albums, groundbreaking music videos, mesmerizing dance moves and humanitarian efforts, Michael Jackson’s true story has never really been told until now. This unprecedented look into the King of Pop’s fascinating life includes interviews with family, friends, and fellow music legends.

Genre: Documentary

Starring: Michael Jackson

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The Future movieThe Future

Sophie and Jason live in a small LA apartment, have jobs they hate, and in one month they’ll adopt a stray cat named Paw Paw who’ll need around-the-clock care. Despite their good intentions, Sophie and Jason are terrified of their looming loss of freedom. So with just one month left, they quit their jobs, and the Internet, to pursue their dreams.

Genre: Comedy

Starring: Miranda July, Hamish Linklater, David Warshofsky, Isabella Acres, Joe Putterlik

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Friends with Benefits movieFriends with Benefits — arriving on Friday!

While trying to avoid the clichés of Hollywood romantic comedies, Dylan and Jamie soon discover that spicing up their friendship with sex leads to more complications than they bargained for.

Genre: Comedy, Romance

Starring: Justin Timberlake, Mila Kunis, Patricia Clarkson, Jenna Elfman, Bryan Greenberg

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The Smurfs movieThe Smurfs

When the evil wizard Gargamel chases the tiny blue Smurfs out of their village, they tumble from their magical world and into ours – in fact, they land right in the middle of Central Park. Just three apples high and stuck in the Big Apple, the Smurfs must find a way to get back to their village before Gargamel tracks them down.

Genre: Family, Kids, Animated, Adventure

Starring (and with the voices of): Hank Azaria, Neil Patrick Harris, Jayma Mays, Sofia Vergara, Tim Gunn, Katy Perry, Jonathan Winters

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3 Responses to “What’s New at Redbox This Week?”

  1. Danny Forte
    Posted on December 16, 2011 at 10:36 am

    Why didn’t Cowboys and Aliens become available yet?

  2. joel
    Posted on January 13, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    Wheres In Time @

  3. Kay
    Posted on January 22, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    Larry Crowne was a great movie!!