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Top 13 Disappointing Current Redbox Movies

Top 13 Disappointing Current Redbox Movies

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There are many terrible movies out there.  I have avoided renting movies at the Redbox just because they looked bad.  You know which ones that I’m talking about.  The ones that rip off movies that are actually popular by giving them similar titles and making the cover art look remarkably alike, but are actually knock offs that nobody should have to suffer through.  That being said, there are probably worse movies at the Redbox than what are on my list.  My list however, is a compilation of movies that actually looked like they could be good in one way or another.  Something about these movies made me go to the theatre and watch them, or go to the Redbox and rent them.  I made this list to save you time and money.  Don’t get duped like I did.  They might have a good cast.  They might look funny.  They might look scary.  They might look intense and full of good action.  They might look like they have a nice touching story.  They are none of those things (well, sometimes except for the cast).  They are poor excuses for movies.  Stay far away from these awful creations.

With my list I have included the cover art to the movies, so that you know exactly what to avoid.  I have not posted any trailers, because you don’t even want to waste your time with those.  They will trick you.  I have also listed my ratings of each movie.  My ratings are on a scale of 1-10.  My full review will be available for some of the movies.  If the title is highlighted, then you can click on it for my full review.

I do not claim to have seen all of the movies that are currently available to rent at the Redbox, but I have seen 76 of them.  Of those 76 movies, my Top 13 Disappointing Current Redbox Movies are:

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1.  V/H/S (2012)                                                                      My rating: 1

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2.  Killing Them Softly (2012)

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3.  The Paperboy (2012)

Seeking a friend cover

4.  Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012)

fire with fire

5.  Fire with Fire (2012)

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6.  The Man with the Iron Fists (2012)                                   My rating: 3

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7.  Silent Hill: Revelation (2012)                                             My rating: 3

Deadfall poster

8.  Deadfall (2012)                                                                  My rating: 4

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9.  The Possession (2012)

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10.  The Liability (2012)                                                         My rating: 4.5

Lay the favorite poster

11.  Lay the Favorite (2012)                                                   My rating: 4.5

The Cold Light of Day poster

12.  The Cold Light of Day (2012)                                          My rating: 4.5

That's my boy poster

13.  That’s My Boy (2012)                                                      My rating: 5

Now that you know what movies to avoid, Check out my other Redbox related material.  Click on the links below:

Current Redbox Movie Reviews September 2013

Current Redbox Movie Reviews August 2013

Current Redbox Movie Reviews July 2013 

Top 13 Current Redbox Movies

Top 13 Current Redbox Movies Vol. 2

Top 13 Current Redbox Movies Vol. 3

Top 13 Current Redbox Movies Vol. 4

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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 War/Military Movies Available on Netflix Watch Instantly

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

Happy Movie Watching!


The Possession (2012)

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The Possession (2012)

It is not often that I watch a horror movie.  My reason behind this is not because I have anything against the genre.  I watch a horror movie because I want to experience the rush of being scared.  I crave the feeling of chills running down my spine as something eerie is taking place in front of my eyes.  I long for the moment when I am so absorbed in what is happening in a film that when something jumps out at the screen it causes me to shoot out of my seat like I was fired from a cannon.  When the show is over and there is complete and utter silence, I desire the paranoia that ensues as I fear that something is out there in the murky darkness and coming to get me.  That is the whole point, right?  A scary movie is meant to scare you.

Scary movies do not scare me anymore.  At least most of them don’t.  They just are not made like they used to be.  The Possession is no exception.  The film did not frighten me in the slightest.  At best, the little girl in the movie who was supposed to be possessed (Natasha Calis) did a pretty good job of acting creepy.  There were a few scenes that had things jump out at you, but they were too predictable.  Not only was the movie predictable, but it was also not very original or surprising.  As the film neared the end, it became more and more impossible.

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The movie followed what seems to be the basic horror movie outline these days.  It starts out at a scene that tries it’s best to be intense and attention grabbing.  When that scene is over, the mood lightens and the story starts at a snail pace.  Characters slowly develop and after a while, little by little, weird crazy things start happening.  These things are often overlooked as a fluke until they get more and more intense.  Usually not everybody realizes that there is some sort of problem until it is so blatantly obvious that you would be stupid not to see that something is wrong.

Finally when everybody understands that there is a predicament, somebody actually gets the idea to run from it or do something about it.  This just makes the issue worse and it becomes more powerful.  When the story reaches its climax, the problem gets solved.  Everyone starts feeling better and they go back to leading their normal lives.  Or do they?

That outline just about sums up The Possession and the majority of all of the other horror movies that are out there.  There is the occasional scary movie that will surprise you.  This was not one of them.  It did not make me jumpy, nor did I get the chills.  I never felt scared during the film at all.  After the movie was over I did not get paranoid.  I went to bed and slept like a baby.

I rate this movie a 4 on a scale of 1-10.

Buy, rent, or run?  Run.

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