NO TRAFFIC THIS
(At Least Between Here And Redbox)
Travel times? Delayed flights? Congested highways? Not if you just stay on the couch with some hot new DVD releases. So select some at redbox.com, then grab them at the nearest redbox.
Ah, a story that many a scrawny movie lover can relate to. In Mr. Woodcock, Billy Bob Thornton plays a stern gym teacher who’s set to marry a local woman (Susan Sarandon) â€” to the horror of her son (Seann William Scott) whom Woodcock teased throughout high school. Of course, redbox wouldn’t know anything about that, having been all-state in the pole vault and all.
The laughs just keep on coming with Good Luck Chuck. Dane Cook plays a young bachelor with a real knack for helping women find their husbandsâ€¦by letting them sleep with him. But when he meets the woman of his dreams (the lovely Jessica Alba) he has to break the streak of match-making by actually winning the girl’s love for himself.
Next up, a little something for all those young viewers in the house â€” Dora the Explorer: Undercover Dora. In this latest addition to the popular animated series, everyone’s favorite precocious young adventurer does plenty of detective work with her best friend Monkey Boots. Kathleen Herles and Harrison Chad voice the characters.
For an animated feature that dials up the intensity (and, yes, the sorcery too), there’s Dragonlance: Dragons of Autumn Twilight. Kiefer Sutherland, Lucy Lawless and Michael Rosenbaum lend their voices in this sci-fi adventure about a barbarian woman with a magical healing staff â€” and the only hope against some pretty tough invading dragons.
Now back to the humans! In Suburban Girl, Sarah Michelle Gellar plays a big city book editor who thinks she has the world (and romance) pretty figured out. That is, until she starts being pursued by a suave and influential older man (played by the charming Alec Baldwin, taking a break from his reliably hilarious and smarmy 30 Rock character). A sleeper romantic comedy with some big name talent.
And finally this week, ever wonder how Star Wars might have played out if had featured your favorite dysfunctional cartoon characters? Wonder no more. In Family Guy: Blue Harvest, the sci-fi classic is re-imagined using Peter, Brian, Stewie, Maggie and the rest. Seth MacFarlane voices an amazing number of the hilarious, irreverent Griffins.
A happy and lazy three-day weekend, friends! See you next week for more. So pick out a few DVDs online (redbox.com) today, then pick them up at your nearest redbox location.