The Redbox 5 (with Mauricio from California)

by | Apr 27th, 2012 | 8:00AM | Filed under: Interviews, Other Bits, Redbox Focus

It’s time for another round of The Redbox 5! The Redbox 5 consists of five fun questions we ask Redbox customers we’ve gotten to know through their participation and comments on the Redbox Facebook page, Twitter feed, or here on Redblog.

Today we’re talking with Mauricio (and his awesome dog Rocco) from Lake Elsinore, California.

Mauricio with Superstar Dog Rocco1. What’s the one movie you couldn’t live without?

As a huge movie buff, this was a tough question to answer and also one that was very relevant to me, since I kind of had to make that choice. Not down to one movie, but to only a handful. I used to own around 800 DVDs, and—without going into all the gory details—after having gone through another layoff in the past couple of years I had to make the difficult decision of selling most of our stuff. So I looked at the few DVDs that I could not live without and made my choice from those. I would have to choose Rocky. The movie has so many things that I can relate to. It is the ultimate underdog story, and I consider myself to be an underdog. It also has passion, love, loyalty, hope, humor, pathos, and romance. I have seen the movie many, many times and my kids and wife used to always tease me, because no matter how many times I watch it, I always cry when Rocky shouts, “Yo, Adrian . . . I did it!

2. What movie character you would love to hang out with?

Another tough decision as there are a few that would be cool to hang out with, but I am thinking of someone that would be fun for an extended period of time. Here are a few that would be cool: Dirty Harry, Rocky, Austin Powers, Jack Sparrow, and Willy Wonka. But ultimately I choose . . . Ash from the Evil Dead movies. Why? Because he is tough, but also a smart-ass like me, and I think he would keep me in stitches all the time. Life without humor is boring, and I love to laugh, so there you go!

3. Share a time that Redbox made your day a little better.

I have participated in the trivia contests a few times, and while I have not yet won, it was very cool to have my name in lights (so to speak) for getting an honorable mention from Redbox for correctly answering the trivia questions. That put a smile on my face, so thanks, Redbox!

4. Besides a Redbox movie, what makes movie night perfect for you?

A perfect movie night for me is watching a movie with someone who appreciates the art of film as much as I do, so we can discuss what we saw together afterward.

5. “You had me at ‘hello,’” “I’m the king of the world,” “I see dead people”…what’s your favorite movie line? Ever used it?

Wow, another tough one because there are so many memorable lines to choose from, and I know (and quote) many. Having to go with just one, it would have to be “Go ahead, make my day” from the iconic Dirty Harry! Yes, I have used it.

Thank you so much for chatting with us, Mauricio. We loved your responses.

We’ll be back with another Redbox 5 interview in two weeks! Who’ll be the star of the show next time?


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