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Current Redbox Movie Reviews July 2013


Current Redbox Movie Reviews July 2013

Click here for Current Redbox Movie Reviews September 2013

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Redbox changes its movie selection periodically.  Out with the old and in with the new.  I do not claim to have seen all of the movies that are currently available at the Redbox.  However, I have seen 90 of them.  Of those 90 films, I have written a review for 35 of them.  My reviews will let you know what I think are the best movies currently available at the Redbox and what are the worst movies currently available at the Redbox.

Note: I will continue to update this list throughout the month of July.

Click on each title below for a trailer, my rating, and my review of that movie.

Broken City (2013)

The Call (2013)

Dead Man Down (2013)

Django Unchained (2012)

Dredd (2012)

End of Watch (2012)

Evil Dead (2013)

Flight (2012)

Frankenweenie (2012)

Gangster Squad (2013)

The Guilt Trip (2012)

A Haunted House (2013)

Hitchcock (2012)

Identity Thief (2013)

The Impossible (2012)

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013)

Jack Reacher (2012)

Killing Them Softly (2012)

Leave (2011)

Lincoln (2012)

Mama (2013)

Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)

The Paperboy (2012)

The Possession (2012)

Red Dawn (2012)

Robot & Frank (2012)

Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

Sinister (2012)

Skyfall (2012)

Stoker (2013)

Stolen (2012)

Ted (2012)

Tomorrow You’re Gone (2012)

X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)

Zero Dark Thirty (2012)

If you like what you see then click on this link: www.brockingmovies.com to check out the rest of my site.  Movies are what I do.

For more Redbox related material click on the following links below

Top 13 Current Redbox Movies Vol. 4

Top 13 Current Redbox Movies Vol. 3

Top 13 Current Redbox Movies Vol. 2

Top 13 Current Redbox Movies

Top 13 Disappointing Current Redbox Movies

Are you thinking about seeing a movie that is currently in theatres? 

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Click here for Now In Theatres Movie Reviews August 30th – September 5th.  You will find previews, poster artwork, and my full review of all of the movies that I have seen that are currently in theatres.  You’ll be able to see which movies are out right now and it might just help you decide which movies are worth seeing.

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Are you a fan of Netflix?  Click on the following links below for Netflix related material:

Netflix Watch Instantly Movie Reviews September 2013

20 Best Drama Movies Based on Real Life Available on Netflix Watch Instantly

20 Best Classics Movies Available on Netflix Watch Instantly

13 Best Mind-bending Movies Available on Netflix Watch Instantly

13 Best Comedy Movies Available on Netflix Watch Instantly

13 Best Romantic Comedy Movies Available on Netflix Watch Instantly

13 Best Gritty Action/Thriller Movies Available on Netflix Watch Instantly

13 Best War/Military Movies Available on Netflix Watch Instantly

Happy movie watching!

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Top 13 Current Redbox Movies Vol. 4


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Top 13 Current Redbox Movies Vol. 4

If you are thinking about renting a movie from the Redbox, you might want to read this list to help you decide exactly which movie to rent.

Here is another edition of my top 13 current Redbox movies, back by popular demand.

Click on this link to read Vol. 1 from 2/10/13.

Click on this link to read Vol. 2 from 3/14/13.

Click on this link to read Vol. 3 from 4/21/13.

Click on this link to read Current Redbox Movie Reviews July 2013 from 6/30/13.

Current Redbox Movie Reviews August 2013

Current Redbox Movie Reviews September 2013

I have updated the list based on all the movies that are currently available to rent at the Redbox as of 5/9/13. They will change some of the titles weekly, but the list should still be pretty accurate for a while and hopefully be able to help you find a good movie to rent. I have included the DVD covers and previews. If a movie doesn’t have a cover or preview above it, simply click on the title for my full review of the movie along with the poster artwork and preview.

I do not claim to have seen all of the movies that are currently available at the Redbox, but I have seen 82 of them. Of those 82 movies, here is the list of my top 13 Current Redbox movies:

1.  Django Unchained (2012)

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2.  What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993) My Rating: 9

3.  Ted (2012)

4.  Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

5.  The Impossible (2012)

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6.  The Dark Knight Rises (2012)            My Rating: 9

7.  Jack Reacher (2012)

8.  Hitchcock (2012)

9.  Skyfall (2012)

10.  End of Watch (2012)

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11.  Looper (2012)                                       My Rating: 8.5

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12.  Titanic (1997)                                      My Rating: 8.5

13.  Frankenweenie (2012)

These movies in my opinion, are the best movies that are currently available at the Redbox.

Newcomers Silver Linings Playbook, The Impossible, and Jack Reacher have knocked Flight (2012), Sinister (2012), and Lincoln (2012) off of the list.  The other movies continue to hold strong.

Now that you have seen my Top 13 Current Redbox movies, click on this link to check out my Top 13 Disappointing Current Redbox Movies from 3/27/13.

Feel free to check out the rest of www.brockingmovies.com

Next time that you are in the mood to watch a movie, I hope that you will return to my site to see what’s good and what’s not.  Should you buy it, rent it, or run away from it?  I can help you decide.  On the home screen www.brockingmovies.com click on the follow button if you would like to stay up to date on all of my new posts through email.

Netflix Clouds

Are you a fan of Netflix?  Click on the following links below for Netflix related material:

Netflix Watch Instantly Movie Reviews September 2013

20 Best Drama Movies Based on Real Life Available on Netflix Watch Instantly

20 Best Classics Movies Available on Netflix Watch Instantly

13 Best Mind-bending Movies Available on Netflix Watch Instantly

13 Best Comedy Movies Available on Netflix Watch Instantly

13 Best Romantic Comedy Movies Available on Netflix Watch Instantly

13 Best War/Military Movies Available on Netflix Watch Instantly

13 Best Gritty Action/Thriller Movies Available on Netflix Watch Instantly

Thanks for stopping by and happy movie watching!

Happy Birthday to Daniel Day-Lewis


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Happy Birthday to Daniel Day-Lewis!  He turns 56 today.

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He most recently won an Academy Award for Best Actor for Lincoln (2012).  He was nominated for Best Actor 5 different times and he won 3 times.  Besides Lincoln, the other 2 movies that he won for were There will be Blood (2007) and My Left Foot (1989).

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My favorite Daniel Day-Lewis movies are The Last of the Mohicans (1992) and Gangs of New York (2002).

Can you name the 2 movies that he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor, but didn’t win?

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Hitchcock (2012)


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Hitchcock (2012)

In Hitchcock Anthony Hopkins steps into the shoes of the Master of Suspense and they fit him quite well.  In fact, he seemed so much like Alfred Hitchcock that at times I forgot it was actually Anthony Hopkins.  They even have the same monogrammed towels, although, that’s merely a coincidence.  Or is it?

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Hitchcock is based off of Stephen Rebello’s non-fiction book Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho.  The film gives you a behind-the-scenes look at the relationship that Alfred Hitchcock had with his wife and the struggle he went through to create his most popular beloved masterpiece, Psycho (1960).

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I am a huge Hitchcock fan, and I was not familiar with a lot of the events that occurred in this story.  The movie was a sort of tribute to the legendary genius film director.  It was enlightening and very entertaining.

Just as Hitchcock was able to get tons of popular actors to act in his films, Hitchcock the movie is overrun with a number of great actors: Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, Scarlett Johansson, Danny Huston, Jessica Biel, Toni Collette, Michael Stuhlbarg, Michael Wincott, James D’Arcy, Richard Portnow, Kurtwood Smith, Ralph Macchio, Wallace Langham, Currie Graham, Spencer Garrett, and Frank Collison.  Sacha Gervasi directs the movie.

Helen Mirren is superb as Hitchcock’s wife Alma.  The chemistry between Mirren and Hopkins on screen is perfect.

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The filming of Psycho was very tastefully recreated in Hitchcock.  Scarlett Johansson does an excellent job playing Janet Leigh.  Jessica Biel is a great Vera Miles.  I thought James D’Arcy was a pretty believable Anthony Perkins.

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Anthony Hopkins did for Hitchcock what Daniel Day-Lewis did for Lincoln (2012).  They didn’t just act the part.  They became the part.

If you are an Alfred Hitchcock fan like I am, than you will most certainly enjoy Hitchcock.

I rate this movie a 9 on a scale of 1-10.

Buy, rent, or run?  Buy.

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Note: You might be wondering why the name Ralph Macchio sounds so familiar.  He was the original Karate Kid (Daniel Larusso) in The Karate Kid (1984).  Can you believe he is already 51 years old?

Top 10 (err…13) Movies that I saw in Theatres in 2012


Top 10 (err…13) Movies that I saw in Theatres in 2012

My ratings are on a scale of 1-10.

 

 

1.  Ted (2012).  My rating: 9

         

2.  The Dark Knight Rises (2012).  My rating: 9

3Jack Reacher (2012).  My rating: 9

4.  Skyfall (2012).  My rating: 8.5

 

5.  Contraband (2012).  My rating: 8.5

 

6.  End of Watch (2012).  My rating: 8.5

 

7.  Looper (2012). My rating: 8.5

 

8.  Lincoln (2012).  My rating: 8

 

9.  Men in Black 3 (2012).  My rating: 8

 

10.  Total Recall (2012).  My rating: 8

 

11.  Lawless (2012).  My rating: 8

 

12.  21 Jump Street (2012).  My rating: 8

 

13.  The Dictator (2012).  My rating: 8

Note: Hugo (2011), and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) would have both been on this list, but I didn’t count them because they were filmed in 2011.  That being said, 21 Jump Street and The Dictator would have been knocked off of the list.

I also saw the Dark Knight Trilogy in the theatre on the same night of the tragic theatre shooting.  I was not about to count Batman Begins (2005) or The Dark Knight (2008) as a part of my 2012 list.

Lincoln (2012)


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Lincoln (2012)

Lincoln is a very well crafted film. It is Steven Spielberg filmmaking at his best. Even though the film crept along at a snail’s pace, and felt longer than the 2 ½ hours running time, it was definitely worth seeing.

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Begin the movie with expectations that it will be slow and long and you will be pleasantly surprised by the Oscar worthy performance of Daniel Day-Lewis as Abraham Lincoln and his supporting cast of what seemed like an endless number of major character actors such as Tommy Lee Jones, Sally Field, David Strathairn, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, James Spader, Hal Holbrook, Jackie Earl Haley, John Hawkes, Bruce McGill, Tim Blake Nelson, Jared Harris, etc., etc., and then some. You probably do not recognize half of those names listed, but you will definitely recognize their faces when you see them in the film. Every couple of scenes, I was surprised to see another familiar face of a very likable character actor.

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Because so many people hopped aboard the Steven Spielberg train that is Lincoln, I think that the only ones that could win any awards for their performances would be Daniel Day-Lewis, Steven Spielberg himself, or maybe Tommy Lee Jones.

There did not seem to be a whole lot of character development for any one supporting character and I believe this is because there were almost too many characters to try to develop.

Daniel Day-Lewis’ portrayal of Lincoln was amazing. He was the spitting image of Lincoln. Bravo to the makeup crew. It must have taken a couple of hours to make him look like Lincoln every day. If I didn’t know that it was Daniel Day-Lewis acting as Lincoln and you showed me footage from the film, I would have believed it was actually Lincoln.
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These days, it is risky to make a film like Lincoln.  But without risk there is no reward, and in this case maybe a few awards.

I rate Lincoln an 8 on a scale of 1-10.

Buy, rent, or run?  Buy.

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