most rented redbox movies

Movie theaters may be losing audiences at an alarming rate, and the streaming service field may be increasingly cluttered, but at least we’ll always have home video, right? Right…?

Renting a physical DVD or Blu-ray of your favorite movie still hasn’t lost its magic, even when the renting process shifted from your local rental store (RIP) to the bright red kiosk that populates every superstore or drug store. And while Blockbuster and local video stores were put out of business long ago, Redbox has stuck around, handling a vast percentage of physical movie rentals. In honor of its 15 anniversary this year, Redbox has released its top 15 movie rentals. And this list is…erm…a bit disappointing.

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Avengers Infinity War - Morning Watch

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, see how meticulously The Disaster Artist recreates scenes from The Room. Plus, see what Easter eggs you might have missed in the Avengers: Infinity War trailer, and check out a concise, dramatic recap of the entire Star Wars saga so far. Read More »

Rick and Morty - Mr. Poopybutthole - Morning Watch

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, try not to cry when you see everything Mr. Poopybutthole has to be thankful for in a Rick and Morty short. Plus, learn about the restoration of movie props and animatronics, and find out all the ways Justice League is similar to Marvel’s The Avengers. Read More »

Thor Ragnarok Concept Art

Who are Henry Cavill‘s favorite DC Comics villains? Want to see Jack Black’s “Immigrant Song” jam with Thor: Ragnarok star Cate Blanchett? How does Armie Hammer feel about missing out on playing Batman? When will we get announcements for Marvel’s Phase 4? When does Gotham By Gaslight hit home video? Did you know Ben Affleck and Matt Damon auditioned to play Robin for Tim Burton? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

Arrowverse Crossover - Crisis on Earth X

How much did The Avengers cast members raise for Puerto Rico hurricane relief? Will we ever see The Leader or Abomination return in the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Who is playing the next big villain on this season of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow? How does Jason Momoa describe the tone of the Aquaman movie? Who is Marvel‘s next breakout superhero? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

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When Chris Hemsworth‘s Thor made his hammer-smashing debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2011, his character was ripped directly from comic book pages, staying true to his origins and persona – a noble warrior whose sole reason for existing is to protect his home world of Asgard, his people, and the rest of the nine realms. In the greater timeline of the MCU, Thor appears in his own stand-alone trilogy (Thor, Thor: The Dark World, Thor: Ragnarok), two ensemble films (The Avengers, Avengers: Age of Ultron) and Doctor Strange.

Thor: Ragnarok (the last film in the trilogy) is a welcome and drastic change from his previous films. Thor is so remarkably different that we barely recognize the original God of Thunder, especially with his snazzy new haircut. And It’s not just Thor – the entire film has a completely contrasting tone and aesthetic compared to the rest of the trilogy. Director Taika Watiti took Thor out of a dark world of doom and gloom and tossed him into a whimsical rainbow.

Throughout his screen time in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Thor noticeably transforms from a serious, wise warrior into a goofball (bordering on big buffoon) with a magical hammer. Although fans adore this new light-hearted, funny guy version of Thor, we’re still asking, “since when did Thor become a comedian?”

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Rick and Morty LEGO Short - Morning Watch

(The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.)

In this edition, watch a recap of the entire Thor franchise leading up to the release of Thor: Ragnarok this weekend. Plus, check out a little animated LEGO short featuring brick versions of Rick and Morty, and see how the team from Man At Arms forges an impressive replica of Blade‘s sword. Read More »

The Flash - Red Death

Who are the first DLC characters coming to Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite? Is there any chance of seeing Harley Quinn on Gotham at all? Whose cameo ended up cut from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2? Where and when can you get a new sneak peek of Thor: Ragnarok? When will the first draft of The Joker origin story be finished? What are the Sentinel Services on The Gifted? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

Justice League Banner

What scene will The Avengers 4 have that takes place in the 1960s? How can you get your hands on the Funko POP Vinyl figure of Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn? Why didn’t Wonder Woman have a post-credits scene? What does director Matthew Vaughn want to do with Superman if he directs a Man of Steel sequel? Could Crossbones come back to the MCU after all? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

Harry Dean Stanton Dead

The beginning of the weekend brings sad news as veteran character actor Harry Dean Stanton died at age 91.

Harry Dean Stanton wasn’t a name that many audience members would know unless they were huge cinephiles, but he was a welcome presence in any film, often playing bit parts in various movies and TV shows over the years, effortlessly bringing them to life with his signature succinct charm. If you need a better idea of how great Stanton was at his job, film critic Roger Ebert once said, “No movie featuring either Harry Dean Stanton or M. Emmet Walsh in a supporting role can be altogether bad.”

We remember the life and career of Harry Dean Stanton below. Read More »