Here are the Redbox new releases for December:
If you like Bridesmaids, which I know I did, you are going to like Trainwreck. The movie is directed by the same Judd Apatow who brought us Bridesmaids. He is also known for producing 40-Year-Old-Virgin, Knocked Up, and This is 40; all great comedies! Well, he soon will be known for this movie as well. Trainwreck is about a young woman in New York who has grown up believing that monogamy just doesn’t exist. She lives a life that she believes is uninhabited and free until she starts falling for a man she is writing an article about. Her view of life begins to change through some hilarious events. The movie stars Amy Schumer, Bill Hader, Tilda Swinton, Brie Larson, and Colin Quinn. It is rated R for adult viewers. Enjoy!
Rogue Nation: I have to say, I was not expecting much from this movie, but I was pleasantly surprised. Tom Cruise still has it together and his supporting actresses are getting better and better. I was impressed with the plot and female role. Tom Cruise still gets all of the action, but now he has the help of Mrs. Mission Impossible. No, they are not married or anything, but of course Tom Cruise falls for her as he does every time. This woman knows how to fight for herself though and she has some wicked moves that realistically fit her body type. I say two thumbs up for this one. This movies stars Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, and Ving Rhames and is rated PG-13.
This is a great comedy for the holidays. It may not sound like much of a plot, a family on their way to Walley World (America’s favorite family fun park), but the movie is full of hilarious sketches that will have you in stiches. First, Ed Helms and Christina Applegate make a great comedic pair. You will recognize Ed Helms from The Hangover and Christina Applegate from Anchorman. I thought this movie was both fun and hilarious but it’s not for the kids. This movie stars Ed Helms, Christina Applegate, Skyler Gisondo, Chris Hemsworth, and Steele Stebbins. It is rated R.
Ok, here’s one for the kids that maybe parents will be able to at least sit through as actors such as Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas make it fun. You will also see T.I. make an appearance. This movie is bit of Robin Hood mixed with The Indian in The Cupboard. Paul Rudd’s character has the uncanny ability to shrink to the size of an ant with super human strength. With his power, he and his gang plan to conduct a heist that will save the world. A truly sci-fi movie, but the kids are going to love it. It may just be fun for the whole family. This movie stars Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Corey Stoll, Bobby Cannavale, Michael Douglas, and more. It is rated PG-13.
If you are looking for some action, here is the place to find it. A man losing his son finds himself in a desperate situation when his bank is robbed by violent thieves. There is more to this heist than meets the eye however as a sinister plot unravels. This movie is a bit unexpected, but it is full of action to keep you entertained and it has a bit of a mystery plot to keep you in suspense. I’d rate this as a good movie over all. This movie stars Vinnie Jones, Danny Glover, Sean Astin, Mischa Barton, and Michael Pare. It is not rated.
Here’s a new twist to the old plot line – child overcomes parental disproval to wed the love of his/her life. This movie is about a girl named Jenny whose parents worry as she is not yet married, but when Jenny announces her engagement, her parents are shocked. Jenny is marrying Kitty, another woman. Her parents do not take the news well of course and strife ensues. Jenny must overcome her parent’s discrimination in order to have the wedding of her dreams. It’s an old plot line but still enjoyable with the modern twist. The movie starts Katherine Heigl, Linda Emond, Grace Gummer, Alexis Bledel, and Tom Wilkison. It is rated PG-13.
Wolf Totem: I didn’t give this one much attention at first, but it was actually a pretty good movie. It is a unique story about a man who must travel to a rural Chinese village during the Cultural Revolution to educate young villagers. That is only the side story however, for the movie is really about a pack of wolves that the young teacher encounters in the village. It soon becomes a cultural battle between man and wolves. If you’re looking for something out of the usual, I’d say give this one a try. The movie stars Feng Shaofeng, Shawn Dou, Ankhnyam Ragchaa, Basen Zhabu, and Yin Zhusheng. It is rated PG-13.
We Are Your Friends
First, of all, they could have come up with a better title but it is what it is. The movie is not that bad. It is about a young DJ and his friends who are trying to make it out of the valley and score it big in LA. Zac Efron is the lead character and his character gets lucky with a few connections and his life begins to change. Of course, his life begins to unravel as he makes it big and he must decide what he truly wants out of life. It’s a bit of a coming of age story. The movie stars Zac Efron, Emily Ratajkowski, Wes Bentley, Jon Bernthal, and Jon Abahams. It is rated R.