Don’t let the holiday blues get you down when you can watch the newest action, drama and raunch-com movies out this week on Redbox/DVD/Blu-ray. Apollo 18, Final Destination 5, The First Grader and much more make our top five list this week…
No. 1 — Final Destination 5
The death premonitions keep coming and the audience keeps loving them. In this fifth installation of the popular Final Destination series, our survivors outwit a toppling suspension bridge. Or so they thought. Fear and uncertainty ensue!
Rotten Tomatoes: 60% fresh
No. 2 — Apollo 18
Why did NASA suddenly halt its inspired missions into space in the early 70s? Because there was one mission the American public never knew about. At least, that’s what the film Apollo 18 attempts to theorize in this sci-fi thriller about found footage of the mysterious mission that went terribly wrong.
Rotten Tomatoes: 25% rotten
No. 3 — The First Grader
It’s tough enough to go to kindergarten in Kenya when you’re six, but what about 84? In this based-on-a-true-story drama, a villager fights for the right to get the education he could never afford before.
Rotten Tomatoes: 59% rotten (but so close to fresh!)
No. 4 — The Pool Boys
The Pool Boys follows a group of young men who decide they can make a lot more money being pimps than cleaning pools. Think Night Shift meets American Pie in this late night comedy worth a look.
Rotten Tomatoes: No score yet
No. 5 — A Good Old Fashioned Orgy
Starring Horrible Bosses comedian Jason Sudeikis, A Good Old Fashioned Orgy is about a group of 30-somethings who decide they need to have one more big party before becoming adults. Their idea: Throw an orgy. Too bad no one in the group is really up for the challenge. Comedy and less sex than you’d expect unwittingly ensues.
Rotten Tomatoes: 31% rotten