Early Man (at the Box 5/22) is another stop-motion animated gem from Nick Park. Park is best known as the creator of the cheese-loving inventor Wallace and his faithful dog (and protector) Gromit, stars of three Oscar-winning shorts (A Grand Day Out, The Wrong Trousers and A Close Shave). This modern
Winchester, the supernatural thriller now available from Redbox, reminds us of that classic line from the western, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence: “When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.” That goes as much for haunted houses as it does for the Old West. If you believe in poltergeists,
In 2003, a critic for Variety viewed Tommy Wiseau’s The Room and saw “a first: A movie that prompts most of its viewers to ask for their money back — before even 30 minutes have passed.” Incredibly, The Room became the hottest midnight movie cult sensation since The Rocky Horror
For Dutch-born Arjen Tuiten, an Oscar nominee for Makeup & Hairstyling for his extraordinary work on Wonder, the journey to the Academy Awards began with his boyhood passion for special effects makeup, stoked by such films as Harry and the Hendersons, The NeverEnding Story and The Terminator. “I was always
He’s baaaack! John Kramer (aka the Jigsaw Killer) has more life and death lessons to teach in Jigsaw, the eighth film in the Saw franchise and the first in seven years. Tobin Bell reprises his iconic role as the killer who devises ingenious deathtraps for those he feels do not
Tara Strong has an odd sort of fame. You may not know her name or recognize her face, but depending on how much TV you watch (or watched as a child), you probably are a big fan. “When I’m in line at Target, my youngest child likes to point me
The ecstatic reviews for Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets focused on the visual effects. RogerEbert.com reviewer Peter Sobczynski raved that the film has “so many memorable images that many viewers will find themselves struggling to keep from blinking so as to not miss any of the eye-popping
Oscar-nominee Barkhad Abdi has a small, but pivotal role in the Safdi Brothers’ Good Time, the riveting and relentless crime drama now available from Redbox and starring Robert Pattinson as Connie, a desperate petty criminal who will do anything to spring his mentally challenged brother who has been arrested for
Happy New Year! Have you made your New Year’s resolutions? Are you worried about breaking them? Don’t sweat it; you’re not alone. A 2017 U.S. News study found that 80 percent of people break their resolutions by the second week in February. Redbox is here to help. If you need
Happy birthday, Jake Gyllenhaal, the man who would be Batman. The Hollywood trades are reporting rumors that Gyllenhaal is the first choice to replace Ben Affleck should he exit the role. A star of screen and stage, Gyllenhaal comes from a celebrated show business family. His father is a director
Necessity is the mother of invention, and Lorraine Broughton is one bad mother. At one point in Atomic Blonde, she dispatches a squad of armed attackers with only a garden hose, a stove pot, a freezer door, and some well-placed below the belt kicks.
Move over Jason Bourne, 007, and
Almost heaven. That’s what John Denver sings about West Virginia in “Take Me Home, Country Roads.” That’s also a good way to describe Logan Lucky, director Steven Soderbergh’s blue collar caper comedy in which Denver’s classic song is memorably featured. One critic called this a “redneck Ocean’s Eleven, which is
There is growing Oscar buzz for The Disaster Artist (now in theatres). James Franco stars as Timmy Wiseau, a real-life Hollywood character, who wrote and directed what has been called one of the best worst movies ever made, The Room. But Franco will likely have stiff competition from, among others,
Redbox wishes you a Happy Thanksgiving. While you enjoy family, feasts, and football, be sure to save some room for films. But not just any films. In honor of the holiday, we’re serving up some movie turkeys, those fascinating, but unfortunate flicks that critics declared to be most “fowl.”
Former Vice President Al Gore recently talked with Redbox about An Inconvenient Sequel, the follow-up to his Academy Award winning documentary An Inconvenient Truth.
It’s not often that a documentary gets a sequel, but An Inconvenient Truth was the eleventh-highest-grossing film in its genre on top of its Oscar win,
After Taylor Sheridan’s Oscar-nominated screenplay for Hell and High Water, I would follow him anywhere, even into the desolate and brutal landscape of the Wind River Indian Reservation in remote Wyoming. Here, as one character observes, “it’s sunny for an hour and you’re right back in hell again.” A frozen
One of the year’s most anticipated games is here, Call of Duty WW2. It is the first game in the series to be set during the Second World War in almost a decade.
Hollywood continues to take inspiration from the Second World War. From one of the darkest chapters in
Sofia Coppola’s The Beguiled is a steadily simmering fever dream that boils over into a hothouse nightmare. It’s a remake of one of Clint Eastwood’s lesser known, but more interesting movies — his flopped at the box office. In 1971, audiences wanted Dirty Harry Clint and not Civil-War-soldier-confined-to-an-all-girl’s-school Clint.
This third film in the Apes franchise reboot can expect to rack up a lot of technical nominations at next year’s Academy Awards, but it’s time for Oscar itself to recognize Andy Serkis for his brilliant motion-capture performance as Caesar, leader of the now-dominant apes.
Serkis is the master of
Happy Birthday, Ryan Reynolds! What do you get for the guy who gave us Deadpool, is way cool to his fans on Twitter, and whose career has survived The Green Lantern?
Comedy, drama, action, indie films, major studio blockbusters; the guy does it all, seemingly without breaking a sweat. His
Generally, when a film franchise reaches the six-movie mark, signs of fatigue set in. Remember Leprechaun: Back 2 tha Hood, Bring It On: Worldwide Cheersmack, and Police Academy 6: City Under Seige? But Spider-Man: Homecoming is a thrilling exception. It’s one of the best in the series.
After the three
Baby Driver is the year’s best musical.
Okay, yeah, it’s a high-octane crime film and a heist thriller with breakneck car chase action that makes Fast and the Furious look like Driving Miss Daisy. But at heart, it’s powered by the playlists that wheelman Baby (Ansel Elgort) has created to
The new trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi premiered last night during halftime of the Monday Night Football game between the Chicago Bears and the Minnesota Vikings. For fans, it was probably the most exciting play of the night.
Supreme Leader Snoke: “When I found
Blade Runner 2049 is a sequel to Blade Runner, but which one? That film has had more lives than Charlie Sheen! Along with the 1982 theatrical release, there are seven other versions, official or not.
Based on Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip Dick, Blade Runner is set
It’s October 3rd and that can only mean one thing . . . it’s National Boyfriend Day! As a reward for all the romantic comedies he’s had to sit through, why not celebrate by letting him pick the movie? Just kidding! We dipped into the Box to find the rom-coms
Studios have traditionally held out their most prestigious so-called “Oscar-bait” films for the fall and winter movie seasons in advance of Academy Award nominations. That’s primarily because Academy voters have notoriously short memories and tend to nominate films that came out within a few months of Oscar balloting. Did you
Sex. Drugs. Alcohol. All-nighters. In movies, it’s usually the guys who are prone to breaking bad. But why should they have all the fun? Rough Night, now available at the Box, is the rowdy exception to the boy’s club. This time, it’s the girls — Scarlett Johansson, Jillian Bell, Iliana
He writes the stories that make the whole world scream. Stephen King turns 70 on Sept. 21, and if you want to celebrate by reading one of his books or watching a movie based on a King story, you won’t have to look too hard. There are so many King-based
Boy meets girl, boy loses girl, girl falls into coma, boy tries to get girl back—it’s your typical rom-com movie. Just kidding. The Big Sick breathes new life into a genre that some say has long been on life support.
The Big Sick, now available at the Box, is one of
Do you have coulrophobia? AKA – a fear of clowns. If you do, stay out of movie theaters this weekend or you can expect IT to hit the fan. Based on Stephen King’s classic shocker, IT features one of King’s most terrifying incarnations of evil: the shape-shifting, child-killing clown, Pennywise.