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Friday Fun Day: Redbox Movies

On April 13th I listed some Redbox movies, so now I’m going to make a new list in case you want to have a movie night! Also, check out my previous list and get some more ideas.

I actually read this entire book series years ago when they first came out and they were great. I’ve only seen the first movie and it was pretty good, though as almost always happens, the book was better. I still need to see these two movies and when I do I’ll give you my rating. But Rotten Tomatoes gave The Scorch Trials a 46% and 54% of users said they liked it; and they gave Death Cure a 42% and 63% of users said they liked it.

I remember reading this book as a kid so it’s kind of cool that they made it into a movie. The plot, according to Redbox, is “In this charming fantasy, the stubborn and naughty Peter Rabbit causes chaos in the home and garden of an irritable human named Mr. McGregor. However, their rivalry grows even more heated when they both fall for a new neighbor who adores animals.” Rotten Tomatoes gave it 62% while 60% of users said they enjoyed it.

If you enjoy horror/thrillers you can check out this movie, only rated PG-13! Redbox describes the plot as “Sarah Winchester, the heiress to the Winchester firearms fortune, believes she is being haunted by the ghosts of those killed by the rifle. She decides to build a massive house to trap the spirits and protect her family in this engaging thriller.” Rotten Tomatoes give it a 14% and only 38% of users said they liked it. Ouch. Not very good ratings. Still, I prefer to see things myself and give my own rating.

I really like Liam Neeson so hopefully this is a good film. It’s a thriller which Redbox describes as “In this twisty thriller, a cop-turned-insurance salesman is approached by a mysterious woman during his daily commute, and is told that he must locate a passenger who’s carrying something dangerous. If he fails, everyone aboard the train, as well as his family at home, will be killed.” Sounds similar to his other films, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it is bad. Rotten Tomatoes gave it a 57% and 43% of viewers liked it.

Do you like musicals? If so, you’ll probably enjoy this film! It has some big name stars, especially Hugh Jackman who was in another musical (Les Miserables). Redbox describes the plot as “This wondrous musical about the life of entrepreneur P.T. Barnum depicts how he found fame and fortune by starting a circus in 1870s America, and posits that he was the creator of modern show business.” It received a 56% rating from Rotten Tomatoes, but 88% of viewers enjoyed it.

I saw the first Paddington film and it was truly adorable. Of course, I loved all the British accents. This second film is described as “ In this lovable sequel to the 2014 family film, Paddington Bear tries to earn enough money to buy an antique book for his aunt’s 100th birthday, but his quest brings him into conflict with an unscrupulous actor who also wants the tome.” Rotten Tomatoes gave it a 100% rating (what?!) and 88% of viewers said that they enjoyed it too.

Some big names are in this film and I love both of them! The Post’s plot is “In this engaging docudrama set in 1971, the staff of the Washington Post face a historic dilemma: whether or not to publish the Pentagon Papers, a top-secret document that reveals the U.S. government knew for decades the Vietnam War was unwinnable.” Rotten Tomatoes gives it an 87% rating and 73% of viewers enjoyed it.

I hope you like this list of films. I haven’t seen any of them myself (yet) but when I do I will post my own ratings and opinions of them. Have fun on movie night!

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  • Karen

    Thank you for the recommendations! I saw Winchester and it was really good. I definitely recommend it. Dave and I want to see The Commuter (so hopefully soon). The others I haven’t seen yet.

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