Tag: Movie Rental Picks

Movie Rental Recommendation – “Meru”

“A film you will remember for the rest of your life.” – Patrick King, REEL BRIEF.com Not having a white Christmas?  Want to put a new 75″ 4K HDTV Christmas present through its paces?  Here you go.  Rent “Meru” and gather the family around this amazing documentary. Just a couple of minutes into this documentary, the wife... Read More »

REEL BRIEF Readers Cast Their Oscar Ballots

The votes are in!  I want to express my appreciation to the 100 REEL BRIEF readers who participated in this year’s Oscar voting!  As for the results, there are several blow-outs with easy wins in the Acting, Animation and Original Song categories.  By a large margin, REEL BRIEF voters expect a big night tomorrow evening for... Read More »

My 2016 Oscar Predictions

And the Winner is… This Sunday night’s 88th Academy Awards show on ABC promises to entertain, surprise and shock viewers.  With very few solid favorites going into this telecast, expect the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to award a handful of the 8 ½ pound golden statuettes to newcomers–including a few sentimental actors... Read More »

Top 10 Films of 2015

Here are the REEL BRIEF Top 10 Films of 2015. 10.  The Big Short Four bold investors see the writing on the bank industry walls–and turn modern banking upside down.  A “☆☆☆☆☆” cast features Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, and Brad Pitt. Using equal investments of superb casting and unique storytelling, Director Adam McKay’s... Read More »

My Top Rental Recommendations

Here are my Top 10 movie rental recommendations: 1. Ant-Man.   Just released today on Netflix and Redbox. Following the successful pattern of Guardians of the Galaxy, this film centers on a single character (Rudd) surrounded by a funny and intriguing supporting cast. Rudd skillfully ignites the movie’s lighter moments with clever lines, silly smirks and spot-on... Read More »

Rental Recommendation – ‘The Man from U.N.C.L.E.’

He’s no Bond, James Bond.  But he’ll do if you’re looking for a nice 007-esque rental movie. “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” is available today at Amazon to rent or buy.  The movie will be available at Redbox on December 1 and Netflix December 15. At the center of this foreign intelligence caper are the two... Read More »

Rental Recommendation: The A+ ‘Inside Out’

“★★★★★” “Pixar’s most stunning, cogent production to date!”  ‘Inside Out’ pries and probes diligently—elevating this movie from just a compilation of one-liners into a mind-blowing study on human nature.”  – Patrick King, REEL BRIEF Only the second film in 2015 to earn my highest grade possible (A+), “Inside Out” has set the bar high for... Read More »

2 Superb DVD/Rental Recommendations

“Southpaw is the most emotional and stirring boxing performance on film since Rocky chased chickens and ran steps in 1976 Philly.” “The Gift this year’s mind-blowing Gone Girl offering. And in a time when movies are becoming more and more predictable, that’s saying a lot.” – Patrick King, REEL BRIEF     “Southpaw” – Starring... Read More »

Rental Recommendations

A half-dozen movies worth renting… San Andreas (Action) – Relative unknown director Brad Peyton (“Journey 2: The Mysterious Island”, 2012), rejoins action star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson on the big screen for this earthquake saga that rocks down on southern California. Johnson portrays a cocksure Los Angeles Fire Department helicopter pilot with over 600 saves under... Read More »

Rental Recommendation – ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’

Available to watch now at Amazon, or to rent later this week at Netflix and Redbox… With an action-packed opening scene that begins at full-throttle, viewers must move just as quickly to understand the villain known as Ultron–and his two formidable threats; Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver. Be prepared, though, the frantic Olympic pace set early on for... Read More »

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