What to Rent This Weekend

by | Oct 10th, 2012 | 8:00AM | Filed under: DVD Reviews, Movies, Other Bits, Redbox Focus

Name: Kozi Kyles

Role at Redbox
: Senior Manager, Partner Marketing. Kind of like a buddy film, I help Redbox team up with top brands to develop and execute strategic cross-promotions.

Kozi’s Pick: The Hunger Games

Unlike the unlucky teen “tributes” selected to compete in the Capitol’s televised death match, the odds ARE in your favor that you’ll enjoy The Hunger Games.

The movie adaptation of the wildly successful young adult novel offers an entertaining blend of sci-fi, drama, action, and even a little romance. It also serves up some real food for thought, going beyond the action-packed gladiator battles to broach serious subjects including political corruption, class wars, violence, and our unhealthy obsession with that darn reality TV programming (bowing my head in shame).

Check out the movie for the great casting, including Jennifer Lawrence as the protagonist, Woody Harrelson as her drunk, but well-meaning mentor, and a devious-looking Donald Sutherland as the evil President Snow.

The violence is handled tastefully in this Real World meets Running Man romp, but the mature subject matter addressed isn’t exactly child’s play. So this is best for a family fun night for tweens and above.

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10 Responses to “What to Rent This Weekend”

  1. Kathy McDermott
    Posted on October 10, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    This movie was awesome I could watch it over and over and see something else each time

  2. Kyra Kyles
    Posted on October 10, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    Great review! I read the book, but skipped the movie. I will give it a whirl.

  3. R.Miller
    Posted on October 15, 2012 at 11:23 am

    didn’tike thought it was not near the orginal, actors were bad and diffently could of set way more traps in the woods plus on hunt em down

    • Currently 5/5 Stars
    Posted on October 16, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    good movie but didn’t like the ending

  4. terry williams
    Posted on October 16, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    It was mediocre at best, a poor version of rollerball. Thank God for Woody.

  5. mike
    Posted on October 17, 2012 at 7:06 am


    • Currently 3/5 Stars
    wanda peterkin
    Posted on October 23, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    This movie was a bit different. A fair movie. I seen something similar to it years ago. Overall, pretty good movie.

    • Currently 5/5 Stars
    pam cummings
    Posted on October 31, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    What aboutsome foreign films? Where are they?
    What about the 1936 version of Beauty and the Beast(french)? What about “Z”? What about “Diabloque” Fr., B&W with red blood coming out of the faucets? Bergman’s “7th Seal”? Show some CLASSics.

  6. Zhehao Ye
    Posted on November 1, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    This movie was racist. The black people’s district was known for climbing trees, being strong, and fast? Come on people.

    • Currently 5/5 Stars
    Joy Campbell
    Posted on November 2, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    This movie was exciting, startling, humorous, sad, and full of hope. The only thing that expresses how much I loved this movie is, to all who were apart of creating this film; Well Done, very well done!