We all remember footloose with Kevin Bacon right? Well, the story is back but completely different and I’d say a tad more danger. Ok, a lot more danger. In this movie, the individuals face death in defying their countries laws against dancing. I found this movie amazing in its comparison to footloose, a movie about a small town in the U.S. that has forbidden dancing for religious reasons as well as fear. Here, this movie is about young dancers in Iran who are threatened in much the same way but with much heavier consequences. Viewers will be amazed at the courage these young dancers display in attempt to live freely. The movie stars Nazanin Boniadi, Reece Ritchie, Freida Pinto, Simon Kassianides, and Tom Cullen. It is rated PG-13.
The Perfect Guy:
If the perfect guy was perfect, this would not make for much of a movie, but of course, there is a secret lurking behind this perfect man that Leah believes she has found for herself after a difficult breakup. Leah soon finds herself in danger at the hands of this “perfect man” and struggles to regain her life and her safety. This movie is a bit of a thriller and I’m placing it on the Redbox new releases for January list for its excitement and suspense. The movie stars Sanaa Lathan, Michael Ealy, Charles S. Dutton, Morris Chestnut, and Rutina Wesley. It is rated PG-13.
Ever wondered what Peter Pan was up to all those years of forever before Wendy and the Lost Boys showed up or where Peter Pan came from in the first place? Well, this movie lets you in on the secret. Peter Pan is actually from London. He finds Neverland from his orphanage there and begins his legend. But that’s not all, for you must also be wondering about the legendary rival between hook and Pan, well, here, it seems they began as true friends. That’s all I’ll say about it, you’ll have to watch the rest to find out how Pan and Hook got to where they are in the beloved story of today. The movie stars Hugh Jackman, Garrett Hedlund, Rooney Mara, Amanda Seyfried, and Levi Miller. It is rated PG so the kids can enjoy as well as the parents.
A Walk in the Woods:
This movie is cute and fun, and Emma Thompson makes an appearance so how can you go wrong! Well, apparently a lot of things can go wrong while you are hiking the Appalachian Trail in your 60s but that’s what makes the movie great. It’s a perfect fit for Robert Redford as even in his old age he is capable of making a hit. His character is tired of the tragic theme of old age and wants to make the most of his life so he and an old friend embark on the journey of their lives. As they try to hike the Appalachian trial, their friendship will be tested and life lessons will be learned. You don’t want to miss it. The movie stars Robert Redford, Emma Thompson, Nick Nolte, Nick Offerman, Mary Steenburgen, and Kristen Schaal. It is rated R.
He Named Me Malala:
This is about the young Nobel Peace Price winner, Malala Yousafzai. Her story is amazing. She was raised by parents who valued education even for their girl children. She was an advocate for girls education as well and for this she was shot in the head on her way to school one day in Pakistan. The movie tells of her story to survive and her amazing story of forgiveness and strength as she continues the fight for female education across the world. The films presents Malala Yousafzai, Ziauddin Yousafzai, Toor Pekai Yousafzai, Atal Yousafzai, and Khusal yousafzai. It is rated PG-13.
Infinitely Polar Bear:
Every now and then, a movie comes along that is not like every other. This is the one for January 2016. Mark Ruffalo plays a bi-polar father who must take care of this two daughters when his wife goes off to Columbia in New York. His daughters are ashamed by their father’s crazy antics but they soon learn of the love shared between him and their mother and begin to appreciate their father for themselves. The movie is a hometown adventure and worth seeing. It stars Mark Ruffalo, Zoe Saldana, Imogene Wolodarsky, Beth Dixon, and Ashley Aufderheide and is rated R.
So I wasn’t expecting much from these yellow creatures from Despicable Me, but the movie was actually really good. It is a movie that both parents and children alike can enjoy so it qualifies for the Redbox top new releases list. It hilariously tracks the history of the Minions and their attempt to find a villain to serve until they finally make it to New York City and find the villain of their dreams. Sandra Bullock voices the villain’s character who wants the crown of the Queen of England. The Minions struggle to serve her without distractions along the way. The movie stars the voices of Sandra bullock, Jon Hamm, Michael Keaton, Allison Janney, and Steve Coogan. It is rated PG.
I got to admit, I watched this movie simply for the fact that I loved Emily Blunt in Tom Cruise’s Edge of Tomorrow and was hoping for another great performance. I was not let down. She is great in this movie as well and there is lots of action for everyone. In this movie she plays an FBI agent who is assigned to a challenging new type of war zone in the Mexican cartel world. This world is full of challenges both physical and mentally that her character must face to stay alive. The movie stars Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin, Jon Bernthal, Victor Garber, and Benicio Del Toro. It is rated R.
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