WITH DVDs THIS SWEET
FOR PRESIDENT’S DAY,
Redbox belongs on Mt Rushmore
Finally, redbox gets to start out with a little potty humorâ€¦without the stern talking-to from HR. New this week is the animated comedy Flushed Away. Itâ€™s the story of a little old London rat that has to survive a whole new world when he accidentally gets flushed down into the cityâ€™s sewers. The voices of Hugh Jackman, Kate Winslet and Ian McKellen bring this story to life (authentically, at that).
Next up, a comedy with a premise so terrifying, only Hollywood could dream it up: President Robin Williams. In Man of the Year, Williams plays a brash, straight-shooting talk show host whoÂ—what the heckÂ—runs for President. After he wins, the satire gets thick. Laura Linney and Christopher Walken also star in this tale about what things might look like if Washington got turned upside down.
In the mood for a little Presidentâ€™s Day magic? Presto. The Prestige stars Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale as magicians who go from friends to rivals to enemies over the secrets behind an amazing trick performed by Baleâ€™s character Alfred. (Honestly, redbox isnâ€™t sure what else magicians would be fighting over.)
Rounding out the new ones this week is Open Water 2. This second installment in the series tackles the same tough question as the firstÂ—drowning slowly with no one to hear your cries: fun or not? Susan May Pratt and Richard Speight, Jr. are two of those aboard a chartered yacht when a high school reunion weekend turns wet and horrible.
All the new releases are available right there online. So are these returning favoritesâ€¦
Martin Scorseseâ€™s The Departed features the most power-packed (and multi-nominated) cast in a seriously long time. Bringing this Boston mafia drama to life are Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon and Jack Nicholson, among many others.
Last but not least, something for the younger movie lover (or aspiring superhero of any age): Tim Allen, Chevy Chase and Courteney Cox star in Zoom: Academy for Superheroes. Itâ€™s where the superheroes of tomorrow get their start, under Allenâ€™s super-supervision (get it?).