Movies To Rent

The next time you’re searching for some quality movies to rent, go ahead and give the films on this list a try. While a number of these motion pictures came and went without drawing much attention, that doesn’t mean they’re not worth a look. Actually, it’s just the opposite, as these films offer everything from clever social satire to hard-rocking female empowerment.

The Joneses (2009) – Demi Moore and David Duchovny star as the heads of a family specifically created by corporate America to sell expensive items to willing suburbanites. Joined by their fake children (Amber Heard and Ben Hollingsworth), the Joneses live a luxurious lifestyle that all their neighbors want to emulate. But what happens when the strategy works too well, and one bankrupt neighbor takes his own life? Also starring Gary Cole, Lauren Hutton, and Glenne Headly.

MacGruber (2010) – MacGruber started as a series of short skits on Saturday Night Live, but its popularity soon led to a Super Bowl commercial and later a feature film. Will Forte reprises his role as MacGruber, a flannel-wearing government agent who bears a striking resemblance to the lead on MacGyver (although he’s far less competent). Lured out of retirement by a chance to take down Dieter von Cunth (Val Kilmer), the man who killed his wife, MacGruber assembles a crack team (including Ryan Phillippe and Kristen Wiig) and demonstrates such unorthodox tactics as begging on his hands and knees, stripping naked except for a piece celery, and constantly fretting about the safety of his car stereo (it’s a Blaupunkt, you see).

Kick-Ass (2010) – Based on the popular comic book series, Kick-Ass stars Aaron Johnson as a geeky high school student who dreams of doing something about the crime-riddled world he lives in. Inspired by the characters in his comics, he decides to put on a costume and fight crime (despite having no superpowers to speak of). While this doesn’t go well at first, he soon makes the acquaintance of vigilante Big Daddy (Nicolas Cage) and his lethal 12-year-old daughter named Hit-Girl (Chloe Grace Moretz). Things quickly get complicated when a hero named The Red Mist (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) shows up on the scene, and a local mobster (Mark Strong) sets his sights on everyone wearing a mask. Irreverent humor, tweens cursing up a storm, and plenty of graphic violence make Kick-Ass a superhero film that’s definitely for adults.

The Runaways (2010) – Based on the memoir by the band’s original lead singer, The Runaways depicts the real-life formation and rise of the all-female rock band that launched the careers of both Joan Jett (Kristen Stewart) and Lita Ford (Scout Taylor-Compton). Also starring Dakota Fanning, Stella Maeve, Michael Shannon, and Tatum O’Neal.

Our Family Wedding (2010) – When African-American Marcus (Lance Gross) and Mexican-American Lucia (America Ferrera) announce their engagement, their families must deal with the resulting culture shock. A sweet romantic comedy that teaches some valuable lessons along the way. Co-starring Forest Whitaker, Carlos Mencia, Shannyn Sossamon, and Charlie Murphy.

Triage (2009) – Colin Farrell stars as a photojournalist who comes home from covering the genocide in Kurdistan and must deal with the psychological aftermath. Co-starring Paz Vega and Christopher Lee, the film is based on the novel of the same name by war correspondent Scott Anderson.

Star Wars Darth Vader Adult Halloween Costume

Darth Vader, also known as the Dark Lord of the Sith was once the best Jedi Knight out there known as Anakin Skywalker before turning into the Dark Side. Considered as the second greatest movie character of all time; he is the supreme bad ass, toughest S.O.B. in the galaxy.

Maybe as a child, he scared the hell out of us. But as we grew up, we learned to love and appreciate this villain in black suit. Portraying the role of an antagonist in the first trilogy and as a protagonist in the second trilogy (considered as an antihero in the last installment, Revenge of the Sith).

This is one of the better Halloween costume ideas that may not be new to people, but how many times have you seen someone pull it off successfully? If you want to duplicate the same appearance as the Dark Lord, you have to spend a little cash as this attire is not as cheap as other costumes. But take my word for it; you will surely get your money’s worth.

This costume is a replica of what was used in the actual movie. It includes jumpsuit with artificial leather pants and sleeves, flashy cape from Lucas Studios original patterns, gauntlets/gloves, and durable injection molded plastic armor pieces: collar, shoulder protector, boot tops, chest piece, belt, and supreme edition mask and helmet; all of this are casted from the original Lucas Studio molds. As an added bonus, the Breathing Device is also part of the package. Although the boots and Light Saber are not included in the package, it can be purchased for a very reasonable price.

You can buy this cool Halloween costume for $799.99 here and get a discount from its suggested retail price of $845.99.

Mamma Mia the Movie Is Fantastic Entertainment

Mamma Mia the movie equals energy. That was the overriding impression and feeling I experienced with this movie. I had to refrain from jumping out of my seat and dancing on the spot along with the people on the screen. Of course it helped to be familiar with the ABBA songs, but even if one wasn’t, this was a thoroughly enjoyable movie.

I could relate to those local Greek women who, during the song Dancing Queen, threw down their work loads and joined the trail of women singing and skipping their way down to the pier.

There were so many funny moments, both verbally and visually.

The cast, costumes, setting, dialogue and songs were all great, with one exception. One couldn’t really say there was anything wrong with Pierce Brosnan’s singing in the movie. It was in tune and in time. But there was something I just couldn’t put my finger on as to what wasn’t right with it. I obviously wasn’t alone in perceiving that, as, in the movie theater where I saw it, there were giggles from the audience whenever he sang. Something just wasn’t quite gelling with it.

There were a few spots that had sexual references that were perhaps not quite suitable for children. They appeared so suddenly with no warning, and were onto the next thing so fast, that the moments had been and gone before, as an adult, one could do anything about preventing a child from watching those bits, unless they’d known in advance that they’d be coming.

Mamma Mia the movie is fantastic, energizing entertainment.