Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Titanic’s Jack and Rose. Call Me By Your Name’s Elio and Oliver. I can’t help but notice that some of the most famous movie romances haven’t really worked out (note to self: steer clear of poison, ships and Italian countrysides). But I do know a Hollywood
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,
The Kaiju are back in the next chapter of the Pacific Rim phenomenon and with this new global threat comes even bigger robot-monster combat. In the sequel to the 2013 film Pacific Rim you can look forward to big epic action, one-of-a-kind special effects, and new Jaegers with revolutionary technology
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
I’ve been given 15 minutes to talk to Bart Millard, frontman from the multi-platinum selling band, MercyMe. That’s five minutes longer than it took for him to write the band’s breakthrough song, “I Could Only Imagine,” which became the bestselling Christian single of all time, and the basis for the
We’re in LA this week for the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo – a huge gathering of gaming awesomeness. All the key players are represented at E3 including EA, Microsoft, Bethesda, Ubisoft, Sony and Nintendo giving us the first look at what’s coming next in the gaming world.
So what do
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,
Dominika Egorova is many things. A devoted daughter determined to protect her mother at all costs. A prima ballerina whose ferocity has pushed her body and mind to the absolute limit. A master of seductive and manipulative combat. When she suffers a career-ending injury, Dominika and her mother are facing
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
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
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 don’t typically watch dramas. I much prefer the latest action, family or comedy movies, but after a challenge from my team, I decided to watch the Phantom Thread.
Set in 1950’s London, the movie quickly establishes the main character, Reynolds Woodcock, as a famous and demanding dressmaker that despite
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
In a dystopian future oppressed by global warming, the Humanity Bureau investigates citizens and exiles those who do not meet high productivity standards. We recently chatted with the star of The Humanity Bureau, Nicolas Cage, who told us why this film was so important to him and what makes it
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
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,
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