FIRST, HOT NEW RELEASES.
THEN, HOT DOGS.
That’s how you do Memorial Day.
The spring weather bringing out your silly side? Then you gotta start this week off with Epic Movie. From the minds of two of the six writers of Scary Movie, this satire pokes fun at, oh, pretty much every major big movie in recent memory. It stars Kal Penn, Adam Campbell and Jennifer Coolidge.
Apocalypto, the next epic May release (please donâ€™t confuse it with Epic Movie), by writer/director Mel Gibson tells the story of a young man during the time of the ancient Mayan empire who flees to keep from being made a human sacrifice. Redbox asks what other motivation do you need for survival other than self-preservation and perhaps $1 movie rentals? Rudy Youngblood stars as Jaguar Paw. Dalia Hernandez and Jonathan Brewer also star.
For redboxâ€™s money, you canâ€™t get spookier than the work of Wes Craven, and The Breed is no exception. A movie about college students who travel to a deserted island for a party, then find itâ€™s inhabited by murderous locals? A story like that is putty in Cravenâ€™s scary hands. Michelle Rodriguez, Oliver Hudson and Taryn Manning play a few of the unfortunate students who may or may not get off the island in one piece.
Those are the new ones, but donâ€™t forget these titles from last week. Theyâ€™re all available online.
In Stomp the Yard, an LA teen named DJ copes with the death of his younger brother in the only way he knows how: using his love of street-dancing. But when he gets to an Atlanta college, rival fraternities want a piece of him. Columbus Short stars.
Panâ€™s Labyrinth tells the story of a young Spanish girl in the 1940s who invents a fantastic imaginary world to escape the horrors of her countryâ€™s civil war and her father (a strict general). Ivana Baquero and Sergi Lopez star, and Guillermo del Toro directs.
And finally thereâ€™s Half Past Dead 2. When you throw Bill Goldberg and Kurupt in a maximum security prison as members or rival gangs, you know theyâ€™re going to tangle. But when an all-out riot starts, the two have to form a partnership to stay alive.