I recently chatted with Daisy Yuhas, who’s the Senior Marketing Manager for Movies and Games at Redbox. We touched on what a great value Redbox offers with its previously rented movies and games — which I have to admit I didn’t know much about. So if you have questions, too,
Gamora is 40!
That’s right, Zoe Saldana is celebrating a big milestone birthday today — and she certainly has a fantastic past year to celebrate as well. In fact, I can’t think of another actress who’s starred in not one, not two, but THREE hugely successful sci-fi franchises, not to
As families around the country gather together to honor dear old dad for Father’s Day, we thought it would be an appropriate time to also tip our hat to some of the best dads on film.
Here are my Top 5:
To Kill a Mockingbird – Atticus Finch is
“Wait, isn’t it just the ‘MTV Movie Awards’?”
If that’s the first thing you thought when reading the title of this post, you’re not alone. MTV’s annual celebration of Hollywood was in fact solely devoted to movies from 1992 up until last year, when they expanded it to add in
If you’re like me, you’re one of those people who never sees a big plot twist coming. But since I love to be surprised, I’m totally fine with my generally clueless nature as a movie-watcher. It makes those “gotcha!” moments all the more fun when you don’t figure them out
Sometimes we adults — with our pride, practicality and general lack of imagination and fear of failure — just can’t get the job done. Enter kids, who have the energy, creativity and willpower to succeed where their elders have failed … and inspire the rest of us in the process.
Today kicks off Pet Appreciation Week, so what better time to call out some of our favorite furry film friends?
Here are 4 that I think are extra special:
Marley the dog from Marley & Me
I remember when this entire country was engulfed in Marley Mania after John Grogan’s
In the film industry, “It” actors and actresses come and go just like one-hit wonders do in the music biz. Which is to say, a lot.
That’s why it’s nothing short of amazing that Natalie Portman — who tore out of the gate at AGE 12 like a professional in,
Even though summer movie season seems to be kicking off earlier and earlier each year, most of us consider Memorial Day weekend to be the real start of summer, as well as a time to honor military members who lost their lives while serving our country.
Here are 6
I officially feel like a broken record because for the past few months, whenever I write about what’s coming to Redbox in the near future, I also bemoan the fact that it’s still not consistently warm here in Chicago, and MAYBE JUST MAYBE the next month will bring some relief.
The next big thing in home entertainment has arrived at Redbox: 4K! I sat down with Lori Flynn, our VP of Content, to learn more.
Just so everyone’s on the same page, what is 4K?
LF: 4K, or 4K UHD (Ultra High Definition), is an extraordinarily clear type of
When plans go awry in real life, it’s the worst. But when movie characters have to deal with chaos, well, that’s quite a different story. Here are four of my favorite movies where things go horribly wrong.
The Hangover– I still remember sitting in the movie theater the first
As someone who doesn’t get too excited anymore when the next superhero movie in a seemingly endless stream of superhero movies hits theaters, it means something to me that I was actually looking forward to Deadpool 2. I looooooved the original two years ago, even though I went into that
I loved Black Panther, as did most of the world (can someone say $1.3 billlllliiiion worldwide?). But when I walked out of the theater, it wasn’t T’Challa himself who’d made the biggest impression on me… which led me to create this list of my 6 favorite Marvel characters that DON’T
Today is National Teacher Appreciation Day, and now that I’m experiencing school for a second time through my kindergarten son’s eyes, I am even more conscious of what a huge effect teachers have on their students. On top of dropping knowledge on all things reading, writing and ‘rithmatic, teachers have
Jamie Dornan haunts my dreams.
And no, it’s not what you’re thinking. It has nothing to do with Fifty Shades of Grey, I swear. Rather it’s because of his performance in the series The Fall opposite Gillian Anderson (Scully 4eva!). In it he plays Paul Spector, a very, very twisted
Whhhhhyyyyyy is winter not done with us yet? When is it going to really feel like spring? If you’re like me, you are OVER this prolonged period of blah weather and ready for a change. And if May doesn’t give us the summertime feels we’re so desperate for, then June
As I was preparing to write this post I realized that there might be some younger movie fans out there who don’t realize that Liam Neeson is an Oscar-nominated actor (for his leading role in Schindler’s List) who’s starred in everything from beloved rom-coms (hellllooooo, Love Actually!) to ‘80s TV
I’ve always rooted for the underdog — the one who gets picked last, the nerd, the new kid, the outcast, the person who just doesn’t quite fit in. Perhaps because I myself have always marched to the beat of my own drummer, as the saying goes.
If you can relate,
Could you even imagine getting a call or an email from a stranger who tells you they’re holding a loved one captive until you comply with their demands? It’s a nightmare scenario — and something that makes me glad I’m not rich. But ransom ultimatums do make for great movies,
Why’s everyone always tryin’ to destroy my hometown?!?
In Rampage, three ginormous mutant creatures utterly eviscerate Chicago — and it’s an even worse beating than The Windy City took in Transformers, The Dark Knight, Batman vs. Superman and countless other films. But this time we have Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
I am not a gambler. (Unless you count the 5 times in my life I’ve stepped foot inside a casino and put $10 into a slot machine on my grandma’s behalf.) All that being said, I still love Las Vegas … and I also love movies that center around high
Danny and Sandy. Rose and Jack. Scarlett and Rhett. There are so many incredible movie couples that it would be impossible to try to list them all. (Fun fact: my wedding reception’s theme was “Movie Couples” and the head table was “Westley and Buttercup” in honor of the duo from
Have you ever talked to someone about “the good ol’ days” when they were growing up? “Back in MY day, I walked to school in the snow, uphill both ways — barefoot!!! And I liked it — I LOVED it!”
When people begin reminiscing, one thing that inevitably comes up
Timothée Chalamet is having quite the moment. He’s in not one, not two, but three extremely “buzzy” movies right now: Lady Bird, Call Me By Your Name and Hostiles.
In the Oscar-nominated Lady Bird, he plays the title character’s bad-boy love interest. His “Kyle” plays in a band, rebels against
Spring is here, which means summer isn’t far behind. Thankfully we’ve got lots of great movies headed to the Box and Redbox On Demand in April — including 5 more Academy Award nominated films — to help us survive in the meantime.
Here are three must-see picks and then the
Isn’t it great when a movie not only provides a much-needed dose of escapism, but also doubles as a karaoke session? If you’re like me, you looooooove singing along to movies. And I’m not just talking about movies that are actually musicals, either. I mean all types of movies —
I recently sat down to talk with Aaron McDowell, Head of Games at Redbox, about plans to roll out Nintendo Switch rentals in more cities this month.
As a child of the ‘80s, I grew up with Nintendo, but since my kids are still a little too young for video
Wanna try a tongue-twister? Say “Ansel Elgort!” three times fast.
Yeah, we know, it’s too much. So let’s just say “happy 24th birthday, Ansel!” instead and get straight into celebrating the young actor’s life and career to date, because it is very interesting indeed.
For example, did you know that
Ah, youth. With greater independence comes raging hormones and so, so, so many opportunities to both screw up AND shine. Childhood and adolescence are all about figuring out who you are and what you want to do with your life. I can’t lie and say I’d ever want to relive