This week’s list of new Redbox/DVD/Blu-ray releases truly does have something for everyone — robot boxers, friends fighting cancer, female heroes, ghosts, great acting and more!
No. 1 — Real Steel
The adorable Hugh Jackman takes on fathering and robots in this boxing movie set in the near future where human fighting is outlawed. Co-starring Evangeline Lilly of Lost and produced by Steven Spielberg, this is a must-see for your rental list.
Rotten Tomatoes: 59% splat
Movie review: Does Hugh Jackman pack a punch? >>
No 2. — 50/50
The Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt BFF dramedy about a man in his 20s suffering from a near-fatal cancer is a heartwarming tale about friendship and coping. Anjelica Huston, Bryce Dallas Howard and Anna Kendrick co-star in the film that had critics raving about their performances.
Rotten Tomatoes: 93% fresh
Movie review: Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt are equally matched >>
No. 3 — Paranormal Activity 3
Hold onto your popcorn, because you’re sure to jump while watching the third installment of the popular horror series Paranormal Activity. The low-budget film answers a few mysteries about one family’s hauntings, but brings up a few new questions with its found-footage style that young audiences seem to love.
Rotten Tomatoes: 66% fresh
Movie review: Simply terrifying, full of fright! >>
No. 4 — Whistleblower
Inspired by a true story, this thriller starring Rachel Weisz is about a police officer who uncovers a child sex-slave scandal connected to a high-powered private military company. Vanessa Redgrave co-stars.
Rotten Tomatoes: 74% fresh
No. 5 — Restless
Directed by Gus Van Sant (Good Will Hunting, Milk), Restless tells the story of Enoch, a young man who is haunted by the ghost of a Japanese kamikaze pilot. When Enoch meets the girl of his dreams, he soon finds out she’s dying of cancer. Through the unique friendship of these three, Enoch tries to find a way to cope.
Rotten Tomatoes: 36% splat