The Sword in the Stone is one of my all-time favorite stories. That’s why I’m thrilled about the latest movie that drew inspiration from the timeless Arthurian legend: The Kid Who Would Be King. Critics like myself loved it (it’s holding at 90% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes), as it
Sophia Lillis is taking on the role of a beloved childhood hero in Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase. We chatted with Sophia and learned what it was like to portray such an iconic character, why movie nights are so special.
Now that Holmes & Watson is at the Box and On Demand, it got me thinking about the best cinematic duos. That’s probably because the stars of the film (Will Ferrell, who plays Sherlock Holmes, and John C. Reilly, who plays Watson) have paired up before in one of
WARNING: Once you watch Bathtubs Over Broadway, now available to rent or buy from Redbox On Demand, you will be humming the song, “My Bathroom” for the rest of your days.
At 13, Jason Drucker is having a honey of a career. Drucker, born in Hollywood (Florida, that is), was a regular on the popular Nickelodeon series, Every Witch Way. He appeared opposite Samuel L. Jackson when he was eight-years-old in the action comedy Barely Lethal. He had the title
While I usually prefer my movies to be a source of complete
escapism, every once in a while I look to movies to help me put my problems in
perspective, reprioritize my life, or just stress me out so much that whatever I return to in the real world
Mary Poppins Returns is now at the Box, and as its magical but no-nonsense nanny, Emily Blunt is practically perfect in every way. But how many of you remember that in the two roles responsible for accelerating Blunt’s rise in Hollywood, her characters were about as far from perfect
Spring has finally sprung, and along with April showers come a new batch of movies to the Box and Redbox on Demand. Here are three you shouldn’t miss, followed by the full April roster.
If you look back through cinematic history, movies that
expose or debate some sort of injustice have always risen to the top. I’m not talking about documentaries, since an overwhelming percentage of those films exist solely to shine a light on an existing problem or abuse of power.
There are so many excellent movies about singers and bands,
both fictional and real. If you’ve ever walked out of a theater or pressed “stop” at the end of a movie about the fictional kind, you’ll likely understand why I had to make this list. Sometimes it actually pains
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is now at the Box and On Demand — what more reason do you need to throw a party? And what’s better than a party revolving around magic and wizards?
Turning your movie night into a themed Fantastic Beasts bash
To celebrate the excellent, moving Creed II coming to the Box and On Demand, I pulled together a list of some of the best boxing movies. Do you know what they all have in common besides people punching each other for sport? Awards. They’re like awards magnets, I tell
While it’s impossible to escape the hype for any new Marvel
movie, the marketing for Captain Marvel is at a fever pitch. As the first female-led Marvel film, it comes with high expectations, a built-in fan base … and a small but loud group of pathetic online trolls hoping
Sometimes you’re in the mood for a “normal” comedy, but
sometimes you just need something straight-up silly. As in, absurd. Goofy. Ridiculous. If silliness is what you seek, I have 5 movies that fit the bill delightfully.
From the fake family in We’re the Millers to the blended brood in the Daddy’s Home movies, writer-director Sean Anders has mined comic gold out of family dysfunction. But Instant Family, now available from Redbox on DVD, Blu-ray and On Demand, hits closer to home for him. It’s based
Since my “Coming in February” post, we’ve survived the polar
vortex, wind chills of -50 here in Chicago, too many feet of snow to mention, and a broken furnace (OK maybe that last one only applies to my household). So … yeah. I am OVER winter already.
So … did you watch?
The Academy Awards® — or
the Oscars — were last night, and before the telecast even began,
everyone knew the evening was going to be an interesting one.
I’ll never tire of movies that shine a light on strange-but-true crimes I wouldn’t have known about otherwise. Here 4 that tell
exceptionally twisted tales, including one that is currently up for 3 Academy Awards.
In 2016, Jovan Adepo made his feature film debut opposite Denzel Washington in the Oscar-nominated Fences. He followed that up with a featured role in Darren Aronofsky’s totally bonkers mother! After ensemble roles in such acclaimed series as HBO’s The Leftovers, Facebook’s Sorry for Your Loss and Amazon’s Jack
Who among us hasn’t wanted to be famous? There’s a reason that
an actual Rock & Roll Fantasy Camp for adults has been in existence for
over two decades!
But if you can’t BE a famous musician, the next best thing
is watching a movie
I have been to hundreds of movie screenings over my decade-long career as a film critic for Redbox, and while my favorite movies certainly stand out in my memory, the screenings themselves usually do not.
Where to even begin when talking about a powerhouse actress like Viola Davis, who’s one of only 24 people ever — in the world — to achieve the Triple Crown of Acting? (That means she’s earned an Oscar, Emmy and a Tony!)
It is hard for me to think of another young actor whose breakthrough role earned him a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination — and who then continued to wow audiences in amazing performance after amazing performance in every movie he’s been in since.
While the rest of us are just trying to survive the depths of winter, over in Hollywood, there’s only one thing on everyone’s mind in
February: the Academy Awards®. The big night is February 24, so you’ve got just less than a month to catch up on any nominees
Sometimes when things here on Earth get too depressing or
overwhelming, it helps me to remember that we are but small, insignificant specks in the vastness of our galaxy. And what better way to get that perspective than to watch a movie about space?
We’ve finally arrived at the day Lady Gaga has been waiting for
for a long time: Academy Award® nomination day. Early this morning, Kumail Nanjiani and Tracee Ellis Ross revealed the movies, actors, actresses, directors, songwriters and others who are up for the golden statue
I should get this out of the way first: I’m an M. Night Shyamalan apologist. I’ve enjoyed all of his movies except that one with Mark Wahlberg about the trees — The Happening.
Movies and popcorn go together like … well, movies and popcorn. It’s really hard to imagine one without the other. And boy oh boy do we Americans love popcorn, to the tune of over 13 billion quarts consumed per year.
Over the last decade it might have seemed like the Young
Adult (YA) genre — both for books and movies — was exploding, but the reality
is that it’s always been huge.
I love it when a movie keeps its characters — and its audience — on their toes. Cat-and-mouse movies do just that by featuring the kind of suspenseful plots, protagonists and antagonists that guarantee almost unbearable tension and jaw-dropping twists.