Top 5 new Redbox releases: Kung Fu Panda 2 leads the pack

Feeling down from the stress of holiday shopping? Punch up your weekend with these newly released Redbox/DVD/Blu-ray rentals sure to bring anyone back from the holiday shopping woes.

Kung Fu Panda 2

No. 1 — Kung Fu Panda 2

For kids, parents, friends and family, this adventure comedy voiced by the hilarious and adorable Jack Black is worth the wait if you missed its May release. Street fighting, comedy and action are back for double trouble in the second version of this popular animation.

Rotten Tomatoes: 82% fresh.

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No. 2 — Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Get your man candy in full James Franco form in this prequel to the sci-fi adventure film that surprised audiences this summer with the blockbuster hit about smart apes descending on earth.

Rotten Tomatoes: 83% fresh.

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No. 3 — Fright Night

If you’re an Anton Yelchin fan from everyone’s favorite dramatic love story Like Crazy, you won’t want to miss his horror film Fright Night. Starring Colin Farrell and Toni Collette, this one is sure to keep you clutching a nearby arm.

Rotten Tomatoes: 75% fresh.

No. 4 — Circumstance

Get your indie fix with this sexy story of forbidden love set in Iran. The film about two women struggling to find themselves in a repressed world won the Audience Award at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.

Rotten Tomatoes: 82% fresh.

No. 5 —  The Smell of Success

Tea Leoni plays the heiress to her father’s manure company in The Smell of Success. With the help, or hindrance, of Billy Bob Thornton and Ed Helms, she might be able to make a go of the most terrible job in the world. This quirky comedy flew under the radar but makes for a fun rental if you’re a fan of offbeat humor.

Rotten Tomatoes: no official score.

Photo credit: Dreamworks


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