Redbox starts Spring Cleaning with a new sale

Kicking off from today through April 1, Redbox is putting pre-owned movies and games on discount. Movies kick off at $3.99 and games start at $4.99 and shoot up from there.

Highlight titles include the following:

  • Spider-Man: Homecoming DVD or Blu-ray $5.99
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 DVD or Blu-ray $4.99
  • The Hitman’s Body Guard DVD or Blu-ray $5.99
  • Wonder Woman DVD or Blu-ray $4.99
  • Cars 3 DVD or Blu-ray $4.99
  • The Boss Baby DVD or Blu-ray $3.99
  • Dishonored 2 PS4/XBO $9.99
  • Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare PS4/XBO $14.99

The games sale includes PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One titles, for the most part, there’s some decent variety for titles from 2016-2017 minus the Xbox 360 which is just 3 Call of Duty titles.

Check out Redbox for more and hopefully, the kiosks in your area have the titles you want in stock.

Review – Spent

Director: Lisa Mikitarian
Produced by: Sam Mikitarian
Screenplay: Lisa Mikitarian
Studio: Indie Rights

Mortality is a strange thing for people, the power of it can send someone down near infinite paths, in the case of the Schumacher family it’s a little bit of fantasy and exotic wonder as they face one of their family with brain cancer in the final stages. What they weren’t prepared for as they packed their bags and said farewell to the lives they once knew is a sudden twist by Herbert of his terminal diagnosis.

Lonnie is Herbert’s son, a theater worker basically with low ambition, awkward social cues and high hopes for a car saleswoman and the vehicle she’s slinging his way. Evelyn is Herbert’s beloved wife, dabbling in so many luxuries once denied in her life with Herbert behind the wheel with fantasy for beaches and pampering. The duo arrives on screen with their lives ahead mapped out until it all takes a massive detour, the shift causes turmoil for them and their established significant others who find these changes unacceptable to the pampered lives they were anticipating. Bad taste in partners seems to be a running theme between Lonnie and Evelyn, they easily fall into the pressures of their partners and really get the storyline running.

The whiff of half a million dollars in savings upon Herbert’s death drives all four characters in the story into dark and dastardly deeds to get their payout. The future once so certain unfolds in new ways with twists that force Herbert’s family to face the darkness they’ve fallen into. While they want this future they’ve painted so brightly, is murder really an option? The struggle consumes and twists and turns them to really face what it is they’re actually doing and acting on.

Overall the story and delivery are interesting with their own twists and angles, Nick Nerangis plays the unassuming Herbert who takes this second chance with new optimism and light. A light that draws a fair amount of empathy from the audience as his wife and son work their angles in the background, each with such selfish desire. Connie Lamothe and Darren Barzegar both play their family roles with distress, fed up with the status quo and completely unaccepting of the new hand life has dealt out to Herbert. The cast has a very unassuming air to their characters, devious but honest in their inexperience to something like affairs and seducing potential inheritance boyfriends to run away.

Overall the pace of the story could pick up speed but it’s not something that kills the experience, it’s a story of miracles and greed and murder mixed with a dose of love and sometimes that’s messy, actually… it’s probably always messy, that just seems like something that probably would never go well. There’s certainly plenty of twists, guilt, and frustration throughout Spent that make the story such an interesting and entertaining dark tale.  For those looking to take a stroll for something different, Spent delivers with dark comedy and constant surprises from life itself to the Schumacher family and their significant others.

Release Date: December 15, 2017
Platform: VOD and Theatrical (Trailer)

Cast:
Sally Anderson
Darren Barzegar
Erin Harth
Sonya Kalian
Connie Lamothe
Janna Livingston
Nataly Martin
Joe Mayes
Nathan McDonald
Madeline Mikitarian
Nick Nerangis
Hannah Overholtzer
Anna Grace Padgett
Tony Villa

Black Panther Teaser Tailer!!

The hype is real people, Marvel has just dropped a teaser trailer for Black Panther, and fans should will be please with whats coming in 2018. In quick run down we see Wakanda in all its glory, along with the Dora Milaje in action. The main villain Erik Killmonger played by Michael B. Jordan also is shown in action. any concerns fans had for the movie should be answered, Black Panther looks as if it will continue Marvels dominance in its next phase of films, and I for one can’t wait.   

Review – Pitchfork

Director: Glenn Douglas Packard
Produced by: Glenn Douglas Packard, Darryl F. Gariglio, Noreen Marriott
Associate Producer: Shaun Cairo
Screenplay: Glenn Douglas Packard, Darryl F. Gariglio
Studio: Uncork’d Entertainment

Horror is a touchy genre, so much focus on visuals, shock and awe leave viewers almost always expecting something to pop out right at them all the time, with such a high level of anticipation it’s interesting when films play around with the inner workings to deliver something out of the norm. Pitchfork follows a group of carefree college kids as one of their friends faces their parents after coming out to them.

There’s a mix of favorability within the cast, people pulling dirty deeds on each other and generating a sense of wonder on who falls prey first to this beast of the night. Most of the cast are blissfully ignorant of the troubles lurking on the farm, throwing a farm rave of sorts while everything goes down. Oddly enough Pitchfork runs with a long lead into the damage and even when it goes down it’s not a rapid-fire affair, instead, it’s methodical and downright cruel in some delivery but it’s what helps shape the experience.

Pitchfork uses the classic teen slasher experience and twists it around while also dousing the story with a blast of psychological shock on top of all else, it’s what helps define the movie as the events layer into a bloody mess. I can’t say I completely expected the twists and turns the movie took and efforts it made to defy classic staples of horror movies in the mainstream. It’s campy and violent while carrying disturbing twists which grab curious fans from across the spectrum.

While I came into Pitchfork expecting bodies to start dropping in typical fashion, it was anything but that. The film develops its own pacing and general structure that leaves viewers waiting for what lands next.

Cast:
Daniel Wilkinson
Lindsey Nicole
Brian Raetz
Ryan Moore
Celina Beach
Keith Webb
Sheila Leason
Nicole Dambro
Vibhu Raghave
Rachel Carter
Andrew Dave-Collins
Carol Ludwick
Derek Reynolds
Addisyn Wallace
Anisbel Lopez

DVD / Blu-ray release date: May 2nd, 2017

Review – Mom & Me

Writer & Director: Ken Wardrop
Studio: Uncork’d Entertainment

Mothers day is around the corner and a new limited release movie is landing early to remind many of us about those unique relationships with the mothers in our lives. Mom & Me joins Joe Cristiano in his pursuit for motherly stories from Oklahoma, deemed one of the manliest states in the US. It’s a mixed series of emotion, hearing tales of childhood discipline, discovering later in life friendships and growth and more.

Just over an hour in clips and stories the experiences sweep across the board, while generally upbeat the tales do have darker periods which adds a unique dose of honesty to the film. While there are segments of love and respect from many, there are also tales of frustration and rebellion and the realizations that eventually came from those conflicts which brought about new appreciation and growth.

Young or old there’s an interesting crossover of experiences throughout Wardrop’s film and the cameos that highlight the interactions between those callers and their mothers. Not everyone has a happy ending, some had bouts of violence, drugs and other life struggles that they faced but the unique theme is, in the end, their mothers persevered and came back when their kids still needed them most and those moments etched themselves into the minds of those men.

Overall Mom & Me brings viewers back to their own memories with their mom or significant parent in their life. The reflections bring smiles and pull a tear or two out while listening to stories of care, persistence, struggle and forgiveness. For Oklahoma listener’s there is little doubt about the impact and position their mothers had in their lives and how it’s shaped them after realizing the power the relationship brought to their lives. It’s hard to say it’s specifically a feel good piece, there are so many windows for viewers to reflect on the past, the present and the future and where they stand themselves.

The filming highlights multiple dynamics of those relationships told while cutting itself short enough to not overstay its welcome. As a VOD title or a casual film to catch it would deliver a worthwhile experience and that’s what makes it stand out given the timing of the release, allowing viewers to take a moment to let it all soak in after it’s all said and done.

The Dark Tower (2017) Official Trailer

The day has arrived of the first official trailer for Stephen Kings The Dark Tower, the trailer gives us a quick rundown of what’s to come in the theatrical release. We see Idris Elba as Roland “The Gunslinger” in action, pulling off some spectacular shooting in the trailer, The Man black played by Matthew McConaughey makes a brief appearance also. The majority of the trailer focuses on Roland and Jake Chambers (Tom Taylor) and how the two of them meet.  It’s been awhile since I’ve read the Dark Tower books but form news of how closely Akiva Goldsman wanted to stay true to the books I’m sure this film will turn out just fine.

“Did you tell the kid, whoever walks with you, die’s by my hand”

Star Wars: The Last Jedi & Battlefront 2 Teasers released!!!

This past weekend at Star Wars Celebration 2017, fans were given a few treats. The first one being ths Star Wars Battlefront 2 teaser, and the second one being Star Wars: The Last Jedi teaser. The Event turned out to be a huge success, while I wasn’t able to attend the event I did however was able to catch some of it on stream. Both trailers feature some cool cameos from popular characters, however the movie teaser was the most anticipated.

The trailer features Luke Skywalker, who appears to be training Rey in the ways of the jedi. We also get a cool shot of the Knights of Ren walking on a battlefield, but then scene that got most people going was Luke Skywalkers statement about the time of the Jedi’s is over.

Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Teaser Trailer

The teaser for Marvels Thor: Ragnarok was drop early this morning. The teaser shows the fall of Asgard, we get a glimpse of Hela played by Cate Blanchett.

It looks as if Hela is some how released from Hell and dead set on Asgard’s destruction. Thor encounters Hela and loses in a one on one battle, he is then capture an put into a gladiators tournament were he comes across the Hulk.

The Hulk and Hela aren’t the only ones feature in the trailer we. Characters like Skurge,Valkyrie, Loki, Heimdall and Grandmaster played by Jeff Goldblum, all appear in the teaser.

Thor: Ragnarok will hit theaters on November 3, 2017

Spider-Man Homecoming (2017) Official Trailer is here!!!!

After many teasers and screenshots, Marvel & Sony pictures have released the official trailer for Spider-Man homecoming. In trailer we get a glimpse of his new suit, the main antagonist Vulture (Michael Keaton) and his band of villains Shocker ( Bokeem Woodbine) and Donald Glovers  who’s character is still unannounced. We also see Iron Man in action as well, he seems to be playing the uncle Ben role to Peter in this film. With DC releasing its justice league trailer recently it was a given Marvel was going to do the same. 2017 is shaping up to be another great year for comic films.

DC’s Justice League Official Movie Trailer!!

With wonder-con being around the corner DC put out character teaser trailers for the upcoming Justice League movie, they also hinted at releasing an official trailer afterwards. A day later here we are, and as promised, DC gave us the official trailer.

From the looks of it Justice League is shaping up to the turning point for DC, when it comes to their films. With Batman v Superman falling short, many fans think Wonder-Woman and Justice League are the movies which are going to start the DC film franchises off right