6, COUNT ‘EM, 6 NEW RELEASES!
That’s the biggest, freshest
batch so far in ’07!
Letâ€™s jump right in, people, thereâ€™s some major ground to be covered here.
Like a little gratuitous violence committed by gangsters with cartoonish names? Then fire up Smokinâ€™ Aces. Itâ€™s the story of a Las Vegas lounge performer and total weasel (Jeremy Piven) who decides to testify against the mobÂ—which naturally attracts a whole load of feds, hit men, stray bullets and highly stylized action. Andy Garcia, Ray Liotta and Ben Affleck round out the cast.
Next, follow Hilary Swank into the halls of the dangerous high school in Freedom Writers. When Swank is put in charge of a classroom of misfits, she has to help them with those pesky 3 â€˜Râ€™s, but more importantly to believe in themselves and follow their dreams. Her moral support comes from Scott Glenn and Patrick Dempsey. (Anybody else find the guy irresistibly McDreamy?)
All redbox can say is â€œâ€™bout time.â€ â€˜Bout time Last King of Scotland arrived on DVD. And â€˜bout time Forest Whitaker got the attention heâ€™s long deserved. Whitaker plays Ugandan dictator Idi Amin DadaÂ—a performance for which he grabbed an OscarÂ—and James McAvoy plays the dictatorâ€™s personal physician who witnesses the extensive terror first hand.
Who would think that writing for a living could be so dangerous? Once a promising writer, John Hayson, played by Mathew Settle, now gets by on the odd writing job that takes him back in to his dark past. Redbox would tell you that you should let things in your past stay in your past, but what does old redbox know about life. You’ll just have to see what happens for yourself in the thriller Rancid.
Been a while since you checked in with your favorite pants-wearing sponge? (Please say you only have one.) Then grab a copy of SpongeBob SquarePants: Friend or Foe, the latest installment in the series. When SpongeBob has taken all he can stand of Mr. Krabs and Plankton fighting with each other, he decides to intervene. Will his little deep-sea couch session work? Rent it.
What do you get when you bring together a dynamic cast including Patrick Swayze, Michael Clarke Duncan, Piper Perabo, and James Purefoy? You get a sweet medieval knights tale about love, war, and the occasional slaid dragon that’s what. Watch this stellar cast in the movie George and the Dragon as they navigate through the pitfalls of a post-crusade Europe. Want to see Patrick Swayze in a suit of armor? Redbox thought so. Rent it today!
Remember, all six of these hot new releases can be rented online, then picked up anywhere. See you next week (in the meantime, redbox will be catching its breath from this action-packed email).