That’s about all the labor
your holiday weekend needs.
Three-day weekend. Six hot DVD titles. The math doesn’t take much work either.
Been wondering what happens behind the flamboyant tights? About figure skating’s conflicted, seedy side? In Blades of Glory, Will Ferrell plays what could be his most wacky, out-there character yetâ€”and THAT is saying a mouthfulâ€”when he squares off against Jon “Napoleon Dynamite” Heder. The two play rival figure skaters who must pair up to return to the figure skating glory they once knew. (And the judge from redbox scores itâ€¦Plot: 8.85, Costumes: 10.)
Next up, Jamie Kennedy returns in Kickinâ€™ It Old Skool. He plays a young breakdancer (the robot, the worm, the works) who hits his noggin in a 1986 school talent show and wakes up 20 years later. What else would he do but stick to his guns and bring breakdancing backâ€”with a little help from his parents and girlfriend. The boogaloo that ensues? You’ll find it electric. Maria Menounos co-stars.
Want something a little less spoof-tacular and a little more rough? Londonâ€™s criminal underworld ought to do it. Played will take you straight there, and Gabriel Byrne, Val Kilmer and Vinnie Jones will show you around. When a gangster gets released after an eight year stint for something he didn’t do, you can bet he’s going to get even. Salty words and a few stray bullets are bound to fly.
Your mat burn healing okay? That’s nice. NOW GET BACK IN THE OCTAGON! The mixed martial arts return in UFC 69. Georges St Pierre. Matt Serra. Diego Sanchez. Josh Koscheck. They’re all back to toss you around a little bit. Redbox suggests you do some stretching (oh, like it’s gonna help you) and grab a copy today.
In what simply has to be a first in the genre, Petrified gives horror a new face: the bloodthirsty alien mummy. Yep, an antique deal goes bad, a mummified alien gets soaked with blood and comes to life, and people who get in its wayâ€¦well lets just say things don’t really go their way. Katie Adams, Dana Marie Barba and Christopher Bergschneider star.
And don’t forget about Perfect Stranger, one of last week’s big time releases. Halle Berry goes undercover to see if a successful businessman (played by the sublimely scary Bruce Willis) was involved in her friend’s death. As her secret is slowly revealed, Bruce slowly puts the pressure on her.
Happy Labor Day, redbox faithful. Remember where you can pick out your favorite movies (online) and where you can pick them up (any old redbox location near you). Enjoy.