As Midterms are in full swing, here are a couple of Redbox choices to help ease your studious mind.
Being that there are no new releases that are really worth recommending, this Redbox Report will feature older titles that are still worth a look.
Being somewhat of a film nerd, I love the 1982 sci-fi classic Tron. At its initial release, Tron revolutionized the world of graphic design in film. Almost twenty years later, Tron: Legacy continued the story of the digitalized world. This time around, Sam Flynn (Garrett Hedlund) embarks on a journey across The Grid, the world where Tron: Legacy takes place, to find his long-lost father (Jeff Bridges). The film is complete with jaw-dropping visual effects, the return of franchise star Bridges, and solid performances by Hedlund and Olivia Wilde. Even if you’ve never seen the original, this film is still a fun, stylish film that is sure to entertain. And who wouldn’t want to see Jeff Bridges in two different roles – he’s also a villain? Tron: Legacy has been on Redbox for a good while now but is definitely still worth a rental.
MORNING GLORY (PG-13, 107 minutes-featuring Rachel McAdams, Harrison Ford, Diane Keaton, and Patrick Wilson)
I’m usually not one for a “chick-flick”, but if it’s one produced by J.J. Abrams, I’m in. Rachel McAdams plays a TV producer who takes a job at a failing program. She enlists the help of a famous news anchor (played by Harrison Ford) to co-anchor the show, and the hijinks ensue. Morning Glory is a light and extremely bubbly comedy that hosts the wonderful personality of Rachel McAdams. She really is one of the better female leads out there. Ford grumbles his way through his role – in other words, he’s fantastic. The film is a funny, heartfelt comedy that’s worth your time.
If you are in the mood for the world of Tron or the world of morning news shows, we’ve got you covered. Be sure to check in next week for more recommendations.
And that’s the Redbox Report.