The graphics have definitely shaped up since the first Jurassic movie. This movie is so colorful. I’d have to say it was well done, but the movie is definitely fit for the older kids. The dinosaur plot is interesting as a mad scientist has created a monster and Chris Pratt’s character must save the day with his trained but risky dinosaur partners. Of course there is a love story that goes along with it and the kids get to play a big role. It’s got all the thrills of the original in high definition. It’s worth seeing. The movie stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Vincent d’Onofrio, Ty Simpkins, and Nick Robinson. It is rated PG-13.
I have to say this was not my favorite Melissa McCarthy movie but it was still good, so it’s in the Redbox top new releases list. If you have a choice between Identity Thief and this one, I’d go with the former, but you will still enjoy the latter if you like Melissa McCarthy. This is a fun spin on the espionage thriller. Women are hard to come by in spy thrillers, let alone a woman who is over 130 lbs. Thus, this movie is fun from the beginning as Melissa McCarthy takes on her role as an undercover spy. The comedy was bit over the top at some moments, but enjoyable overall. The movie stars Melissa McCarthy, Jude Law, Jason Stratham, Rose Byrne, and Miranda Hart. It is rated R.
Ricki and the Flash: Meryl Streep! I know you’re thinking, “you gotta be kidding me.” But, nope, it’s really her and it’s not like any movie she has ever done before. If you are a Meryl Streep fan, it’s a must see. She plays a rockstar mom who abandoned her family years ago to pursue her career. At 50 years old, she decides to return home to help her daughter get through a difficult period. It’s not easy and the movie goes through some ups and downs. It’s a crazy story. The movie stars Meryl Streep, Sebastian Stan, Kevin Kline, Ben Platt, and Mamie Gummer. It is rated PG-13.
Again, the top hits are a bit weak this month. Here we have an end of the world type movie starring the rock. It all starts with a massive earthquake at the San Andreas Fault line. The Rock’s character is on his way to save his daughter when the world starts to crumble. It’s definitely action packed and probably best suited for a family flick. The movie stars Dwayne Johnson (The Rock), Carla Gugino, Loan Gruffudd, Archie Panjabi, and Alexandra Daddario. It is rated PG-13.
I usually don’t like boxing movies, I gotta admit, but this one was different. It was truly tragic and hard to watch throughout the beginning, but it is truly an inspiring story. Jake Gyllenhaal has an outstanding performance. He plays the role of junior middleweight champ, Billy Hope, who loses his wife due to his poor decision to engage in a fight that turns deadly. He then must fight to keep get his daughter back in his custody. The movie stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Forest Whitaker, Rachel McAdams, Miguel Gomez, and even 50 Cent makes an appearance. It is rated R.
Ok, this movie is a strange one for the top Redbox new releases but it stars Keanu Reeves, what can you say. So here’s the gist, his wife and two kids go on a vacation without him, leaving him to do some work at home when two beautiful seductive women knock on the door. Reeves’s character lets them in and they seduce him. He wakes up the next day to find them still in the house and he kicks them out. But they come back with vengeance. Reeves’s character must fight for his life at the hands of the two seductive women. Strange, yes, but somewhat of a thriller if you’re into it. The movie stars Keanu Reeves, Lorenza Izzo, Ana de Armas, Ignacia Allamand, and Aaron Burns. It is rated R.