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Most Rented Redbox DVD list seems to prove most Redbox users have poor taste in movies

12.29.2011

I've never rented from a Redbox but every time I've walked by one of their kiosks, I always see the people at the screen about to make some very bad choices. Just the other day I saw a woman seriously considering renting the latest BLOODRAYNE film. I wanted to intervene and suggest that if she liked vampire movies, she could try LET ME IN, but I just walked on by. Turns out this woman was not alone in her poor choices.

Redbox has announced its most rented movies of 2011 and it's a rather unfortunate list. JUST GO WITH IT, a movie that was on one of our "Worst of 2011" lists, was the top "comedy" of the year, a list that also included THE DILEMMA. Not satisfied with just being the top comedy, JUST GO WITH IT was also named the Most Rented Movie of 2011 (this is a movie with a 19% rating on Rotten Tomatoes).

The top drama was THE TOURIST, the poorly received Johnny Depp/Angelina Jolie movie that somehow beat out THE SOCIAL NETWORK and INCEPTION. The top "action" rental was THE GREEN HORNET, another pretty terrible movie, but at least I can understand the reasoning behind giving that movie a shot (being really, really high).

Even worse, Redbox gave a Lifetime Achievement Award because his films - like GROWN UPS, ZOOKEEPER, THE DILEMMA and PAUL BLART - have been aaaamong the most successful films in Redbox history. Think about that for a second.

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9:23PM on 01/01/2012
I actually liked Grown Ups, The Green Hornet, and The Tourist. Most of those other one's I either didn't see or didn't like.
I actually liked Grown Ups, The Green Hornet, and The Tourist. Most of those other one's I either didn't see or didn't like.
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2:15PM on 12/30/2011
...oh and what is the point of posting the picture of the larger lady? Surely Joblo isn't making the correlation that if you're overweight you must have bad taste in movies and must therefore be made fun of. Way to go with the stereotyping. I really should try and find a better site than this.
...oh and what is the point of posting the picture of the larger lady? Surely Joblo isn't making the correlation that if you're overweight you must have bad taste in movies and must therefore be made fun of. Way to go with the stereotyping. I really should try and find a better site than this.
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8:50PM on 12/30/2011
Probably renting a Tyler Perry movie.
I'll see myself out.
Probably renting a Tyler Perry movie.
I'll see myself out.
10:52PM on 12/31/2011
You tell them douche bags. That photo and review was irrelevant.
You tell them douche bags. That photo and review was irrelevant.
12:28PM on 12/30/2011

Say what?

Who the hell writes this crap and why the hell do I keep reading it? That last paragraph makes absolutely no sense!! WHO got the fu#king award and who/what were they "aaaamong"? Think about getting a fu*king editor for a second. Jesus.
Who the hell writes this crap and why the hell do I keep reading it? That last paragraph makes absolutely no sense!! WHO got the fu#king award and who/what were they "aaaamong"? Think about getting a fu*king editor for a second. Jesus.
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10:14AM on 12/30/2011

Is this what this website is becoming?

Seriously? I stopped visiting CHUD over a year ago because the writers went from being funny and joking to cynical, elitist and mean-spirited. It's one thing to not like certain movies and movie stars; it's another to start attacking movie patrons because they feel like one freakin' dollar is a good deal to give some movies they otherwise wouldn't see a try.

Grow up.
Seriously? I stopped visiting CHUD over a year ago because the writers went from being funny and joking to cynical, elitist and mean-spirited. It's one thing to not like certain movies and movie stars; it's another to start attacking movie patrons because they feel like one freakin' dollar is a good deal to give some movies they otherwise wouldn't see a try.

Grow up.
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11:38AM on 12/30/2011
Well put sir.
Well put sir.
9:07AM on 12/30/2011

Bad Movies

I never rent movies from Redbox, but I subscribe to Netflix. Like others have mentioned, there are many movies I would never spend full price for but watch out of curiosity because it doesn't cost me much. I used to be very particular with the movies I rented from video stores, but with Netflix I actually select movies I would normally avoid. Sometimes, it is only for purposes of laughing at it, but other times I treat it as a guilty pleasure. I still appreciate film as an art form, but
I never rent movies from Redbox, but I subscribe to Netflix. Like others have mentioned, there are many movies I would never spend full price for but watch out of curiosity because it doesn't cost me much. I used to be very particular with the movies I rented from video stores, but with Netflix I actually select movies I would normally avoid. Sometimes, it is only for purposes of laughing at it, but other times I treat it as a guilty pleasure. I still appreciate film as an art form, but sometimes it is just fun watching bad movies and not having to think about it. I mean, I watched G.I. Joe on instant viewing through Netflix. I would never pay the full amount for it, but I was entertained for cheap.
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8:02AM on 12/30/2011
JoBlo seems to be turning into a bit of a movie snob it seems. Everyone watches bad movies every so often. At least condone the fact that people are renting them and not for ripping them off from the internet.
JoBlo seems to be turning into a bit of a movie snob it seems. Everyone watches bad movies every so often. At least condone the fact that people are renting them and not for ripping them off from the internet.
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9:23AM on 12/30/2011
I would rather see people streaming or downloading these awful movies rather than giving sony and adam sandler more money for their disgraceful films.
I would rather see people streaming or downloading these awful movies rather than giving sony and adam sandler more money for their disgraceful films.
4:46AM on 12/30/2011
fuck off they are just over a dollar & ya I admit i rented some bad ones but who really cares?
fuck off they are just over a dollar & ya I admit i rented some bad ones but who really cares?
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12:09AM on 12/30/2011

Like someone said before..

The "good" movies are the ones people usually buy, not rent..
The "good" movies are the ones people usually buy, not rent..
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9:53PM on 12/29/2011

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I have no problem with RedBox, I never use it, but always want to for those lonely nights with a 12 pack. However, I'm happy that netflix and red box have conquered the disease that was video stores. I grew up around five, no lie, three blocks within five video stores. I loved walking around them for hours and reading the boxes. Then as years went on, after renting so many movies, you get to the point where you have to go in a look for a movie. You find it, great. Then as time went on,
I have no problem with RedBox, I never use it, but always want to for those lonely nights with a 12 pack. However, I'm happy that netflix and red box have conquered the disease that was video stores. I grew up around five, no lie, three blocks within five video stores. I loved walking around them for hours and reading the boxes. Then as years went on, after renting so many movies, you get to the point where you have to go in a look for a movie. You find it, great. Then as time went on, when you looked for a movie, they didn't have it, ever. All they had were top shelf movies taking up three walls, I understand supply and demand, but Netflix came along and gave people damn near every movie you could think of, and RedBox fills the void of the overpriced, late fee riddled and variety absent chain video stores. Fuck you Blockbuster, fuck you in your stupid ass. And I hope it hurts.
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9:25PM on 01/01/2012
blockbuster still has their Express Kiosks just like Red Box
blockbuster still has their Express Kiosks just like Red Box
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7:19PM on 12/29/2011
You guys are pretty much morons for saying Redbox sucks. It does have some pretty good movies as well as shitty ones. I rented Submarine, Rec2, and Attack the Block from my local Redbox the past couple weeks and they were all awesome.

Redbox has more than 5 or 6 movies in it, it has a few dozen and a lot of them are pretty good.
You guys are pretty much morons for saying Redbox sucks. It does have some pretty good movies as well as shitty ones. I rented Submarine, Rec2, and Attack the Block from my local Redbox the past couple weeks and they were all awesome.

Redbox has more than 5 or 6 movies in it, it has a few dozen and a lot of them are pretty good.
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6:10PM on 12/29/2011
There's a Redbox where I work. I never rent from it. But I once tried to guide a man in his rental decisions. The movie he wanted wasn't there, I suggested he try "A Prophet," can't remember what he settled on. But "A Prophet" was the only good movie I saw that we had on hand.
There's a Redbox where I work. I never rent from it. But I once tried to guide a man in his rental decisions. The movie he wanted wasn't there, I suggested he try "A Prophet," can't remember what he settled on. But "A Prophet" was the only good movie I saw that we had on hand.
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5:15PM on 12/29/2011

That list sounds okay for what it is...

The Red Box is where people go to watch movies they didn't want to pay to see in theaters. So of course the BO bombs and critically panned movies are going to be top rentals.
My last few Red Box rentals (and what I thought of them):
Conan The Barbarian 2011 (4/10)
The Green Hornet (6/10)
The Tourist (5/10)
The Dilemma (5/10)
As you can see, three of my last four rentals for the past few months are on that list.
The Red Box is where people go to watch movies they didn't want to pay to see in theaters. So of course the BO bombs and critically panned movies are going to be top rentals.
My last few Red Box rentals (and what I thought of them):
Conan The Barbarian 2011 (4/10)
The Green Hornet (6/10)
The Tourist (5/10)
The Dilemma (5/10)
As you can see, three of my last four rentals for the past few months are on that list.
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4:39PM on 12/29/2011
Most people just bought "Inception" or "The Social Network", so they didn't need to rent them. That's why no one rented them.
Most people just bought "Inception" or "The Social Network", so they didn't need to rent them. That's why no one rented them.
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8:22PM on 12/29/2011
Or downloaded them.
Or downloaded them.
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4:34PM on 12/29/2011
One time I looked through a Redbox movie list, and absolutely everything was a steaming pile of shit. I've never rented anything from a Redbox.
One time I looked through a Redbox movie list, and absolutely everything was a steaming pile of shit. I've never rented anything from a Redbox.
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3:46PM on 12/29/2011
I'm pretty sure people go to redbox because they didnt want to pay 12 dollars to see these movies in theaters so this actually makes sense. Also, I really didnt think Just Go With It was all that bad. Joblo makes it seem like the anti christ of rom coms.
I'm pretty sure people go to redbox because they didnt want to pay 12 dollars to see these movies in theaters so this actually makes sense. Also, I really didnt think Just Go With It was all that bad. Joblo makes it seem like the anti christ of rom coms.
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9:58PM on 12/29/2011
I don't hate on the movie either, it's not awfully good, but it is in fact awful.
I don't hate on the movie either, it's not awfully good, but it is in fact awful.
3:38PM on 12/29/2011

I disagree, I think it says that...

...that people aren't willing to pay more than a dollar for crap.
...that people aren't willing to pay more than a dollar for crap.
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2:43PM on 12/29/2011
Glad to see people aren't allowed to rent what they want without getting sh*t for it
Glad to see people aren't allowed to rent what they want without getting sh*t for it
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2:34PM on 12/29/2011

Just Go With It..

Was perfect Sandler entertainment. Not sure what the hate is for either on this movie.
Was perfect Sandler entertainment. Not sure what the hate is for either on this movie.
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9:56PM on 12/29/2011
I dig Sandler, not all his movies, but there's usually something in there. But I couldn't even finish Just Go With It, I wasn't up in arms about it, but it was just boring and none of the jokes landed.
I dig Sandler, not all his movies, but there's usually something in there. But I couldn't even finish Just Go With It, I wasn't up in arms about it, but it was just boring and none of the jokes landed.
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2:32PM on 12/29/2011
If a picture is worth a thousand words, that one is worth a million!! haha... good one Mike, good one
If a picture is worth a thousand words, that one is worth a million!! haha... good one Mike, good one
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2:25PM on 12/29/2011
Hey you get what you pay for, a dollar for a shitty movie for one night.
Hey you get what you pay for, a dollar for a shitty movie for one night.
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2:24PM on 12/29/2011
"Even worse, Redbox gave a Lifetime Achievement Award because his films - like GROWN UPS, ZOOKEEPER, THE DILEMMA and PAUL BLART - have been aaaamong the most successful films in Redbox history. Think about that for a second."

Ummmm, who are you referring to as 'his'??

Also, I agree that Redbox is horrible. I've looked at their kiosk, and half of the films I've never even heard of.
"Even worse, Redbox gave a Lifetime Achievement Award because his films - like GROWN UPS, ZOOKEEPER, THE DILEMMA and PAUL BLART - have been aaaamong the most successful films in Redbox history. Think about that for a second."

Ummmm, who are you referring to as 'his'??

Also, I agree that Redbox is horrible. I've looked at their kiosk, and half of the films I've never even heard of.
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5:20PM on 12/29/2011
Sampson proofreading strikes again! I mean, really, was this such a hot story that he couldn't spend another 45 seconds skimming it for glaring mistakes before posting it?
Sampson proofreading strikes again! I mean, really, was this such a hot story that he couldn't spend another 45 seconds skimming it for glaring mistakes before posting it?
5:06AM on 12/30/2011
Well maybe he just assumed we would all know that those are Kevin James movies... he is the only one in all of those movies.
Well maybe he just assumed we would all know that those are Kevin James movies... he is the only one in all of those movies.
1:59PM on 12/29/2011

Redbox sucks dick

end of story and all those movies were fuckin god awful.
end of story and all those movies were fuckin god awful.
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7:34PM on 12/29/2011
Youre an idiot. Go look at your Redbox selection and if you cant find any good movies in it then the problem is you suck dick.
Youre an idiot. Go look at your Redbox selection and if you cant find any good movies in it then the problem is you suck dick.
10:09AM on 12/30/2011
Wow, you're clueless. Just browsing online the inventory of the closest Redbox finds Midnight in Paris, Warrior, Crazy Stupid Love, The Devil's Double, Tree of Life, Attack the Block, Bridesmaids, X-Men First Class, Hanna, etc.
Wow, you're clueless. Just browsing online the inventory of the closest Redbox finds Midnight in Paris, Warrior, Crazy Stupid Love, The Devil's Double, Tree of Life, Attack the Block, Bridesmaids, X-Men First Class, Hanna, etc.
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1:55PM on 12/29/2011
Probably because The Social Network, Inception and others were all successful at the cinema, leaving rentals to those films not worth shelling out the larger sums of money for.
Probably because The Social Network, Inception and others were all successful at the cinema, leaving rentals to those films not worth shelling out the larger sums of money for.
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