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Friday, June 21, 2013

What to rent from that Redbox?


Ok I don’t do Redbox.  Seems irritating when you want to watch a movie to get up and go stand outside of some grocery store and choose from their predefined choices. Plus then you have to go back to said store and return the disc. Too much hassle for me. Or there is Netflix which makes your movie decisions all the more crucial as you can only get a movie monthly and you have to wait for it by mail. As for me I am a tech nerd and I have all those gadgets to rent movies directly from the device and go straight to my tv. At any rate if its Redbox, Netflix, AppleTV or some other online rental service with all the recent movies that were just released which one do you rent?

First what is out to rent?  Identity Thief- 2 1/2 stars. I love Melissa McCarthy and Jason Bateman but this movie fell flat. This is one of those movies where all the funniest scenes were in the trailers. The premise seems great a roadtrip with the person who stole your identity to get your life back in order but none of the jokes seem to be that funny, predictable situations and an even more predictable ending. So if you want to be mildly entertained go ahead.

The next disappointment is Oz the Great and Powerful 3 stars. I love the Wizard of Oz and had such high hopes for this. With a great cast in place James Franco, Michelle Williams, Mila Kunis I expected this to be great. Yes I know this is not a remake of the original it’s a “prequel” but to precede a movie that is truly a Hollywood classic I expect a lot. The set design and costumes were great but otherwise I say pass.  Its not that the actors were terrible but the script was lacking. It didn’t deliver the magic of Oz for me.

Warmbodies -1star. Love truly conquers all in this post zombie apocalypse love movie. I think this is supposed to be Hollywood’s attempt to find the perfect movie that you and your boyfriend will like, Romance and Zombies. Unfortunately neither of you will end up liking this one.

Finally Admission 3 ½ stars- chick flick yes. Family movie- yes.  A good combination of laughter and sadness. Yes the movie does have some of that normal romance predictability but there is also sadness, humor, insecurity, family, and some cheesy self-inspiration. Tina Fey is great and as always Paul Rudd is quirky and funny. If you’re in the mood to laugh some, cry some, and a little romance this might be the movie to get from that redbox.

Think I’m wrong? This is my opinion what’s yours? Share your reviews of these and anything else you watched lately at http://www.yourmediaworld.com.

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