Monday, April 16, 2012
"Immortal" was the hit movie in Shorewood this week.
You know what Redbox movie rental was tops in Shorewood this past week? Well, we'll tell you. It was Immortals. We haven't seen Immortals so let's throw it back to Redbox to see what they say about it: "The brutal and bloodthirsty King Hyperion and his murderous army are rampaging across Greece, demolishing everything in their wake with ruthless efficiency. Village after village falls to Hyperion's legions and each victory takes him one step closer to his goal: unleashing the power of the sleeping Titans to vanquish both the Gods of Olympus and all of humankind. It seems nothing will stop the evil king's mission to become the undisputed master of the world, until a stonemason named Theseus vows to avenge the death of his mother in one of …
Monday, April 9, 2012
"The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" has got Shorewood again.
So The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo is Shorewood's favorite Redbox movie rental for a second week in a row. We at the Shorewood Patch don't know what this says about Shorewood, Redbox or movie rentals, but we do know that we read the book. It was atrocious. We also saw the Swedish movie. It was really bad. In fact, and we don't admit this to a lot of people, but we read the second book too. And guess what — SPOILER ALERT — it was horrible. But whatever. Here's the list:
Monday, March 12, 2012
Shorewood's got a new favorite Redbox movie rental.
The Redbox top 10 list for Shorewood is a fickle thing. It's hard to explain how some movies cling to the No. 1 spot for so long whilst others vanish from the top of the chart after a stay of only a week. Puss in Boots was one of those movies. Here today, gone tomorrow. It was replaced by Hugo, which Shorewood Patch in-house movie critic Dave Wilson reviewed not too long ago. Here's Dave's take: "When I first saw the previews indicating that Martin Scorsese was producing and/or directing a kids’ movie, I was pleased. After all, Marty has been responsible for some of the great cinematic masterpieces of our lifetime. Who wouldn’t want to see an absolute master, the guy who brought us Taxi Driver, Goodfellas and The Last Waltz, stretch out …
Monday, February 27, 2012
"Twilight" topped the Shorewood Redbox list for a second week in a row.
Despite warnings from Shorewood Patch movie critic Dave Wilson way back in November, everybody in Shorewood is renting The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1. That's right, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 topped the Redbox rental for Shorewood for a second week in a row. It must be great. Here's the full list:
Monday, January 30, 2012
"The Ides of March" was at the top of the charts for Redbox movie rentals in Shorewood last week.
We've got a new No. 1 Redbox movie rental in Shorewood this week and that movie is ... The Ides of March! That's right, The Ides of March topped the list of Shorewood's favorite movie rentals. Here's what Redbox says The Ides of March is all about: "Idealistic campaign worker Stephen Meyers has sworn to give all for Governor Mike Morris, a wild card presidential candidate whose groundbreaking ideas could change the political landscape. However, a brutal Ohio primary threatens to test Morris's integrity. Stephen gets trapped in the down-and-dirty battle and finds himself caught up in a scandal where the only path to survival is to play both sides." Sounds good to us. Let's check out the list:
Monday, January 16, 2012
After three weeks in the top spot, "Colombiana" Falls out of favor in Shorewood.
It was a nice run while it lasted, but it never lasts forever. Colombiana lost its stranglehold on the top spot of Shorewood's most favorite Redbox movie rental after three weeks in first place. And what movie knocked Colombiana off its perch? You know what, we'll tell you. It was The Hangover Part II. And it sent Colombiana plummeting all the way down to No. 5. So Colombiana and The Hangover sequel are 40 percent of Shorewood's five favorite movies? Well, everything's relative. Here's the list:
Monday, January 9, 2012
The Better Business Bureau revealed the top 10 scams for last year.
The Better Business Bureau revealed its top 10 scams for 2011 and at the top of the list is ... Work-at-home hustles! That's right. Grifters were most likely to rip you off by employing some kind of con involving an opportunity to work out of your residence. "This scam is especially tempting for those out of work or needing additional income," according to a statement released by the Better Business Bureau. The Bureau noted that 45 percent of the "scam inquiries" they received last year were in regard to the work-at-home type of racket. The second most prevalent scam involved credit repair services. "In 2011, some consumers were trying to improve their financial situations in these challenging economic times," said Steve J. Bernas, the …
Monday, January 2, 2012
"Colombiana" was the most popular Redbox movie rental in Shorewood for a second week in a row.
Shorewood has spoken. And it said "Colombiana." Again. That's right. Colombiana was the most popular Redbox movie rental in Shorewood for a second week in a row. Here are the 10 movies Shorewood liked best last week:
Monday, December 12, 2011
"Friends With Benefits" went big in Shorewoodland this week.
We've got a new No. 1 in Shorewood this week when it comes to movie rentals and that No. 1 is ... Friends With Benefits! Yes, Friends With Benefits. If you weren't one of the numerous Shorewoodians to rent Friends With Benefits from a Redbox kiosk last week, here's what Friends With Benefits is all about: "While trying to avoid the clichés of Hollywood romantic comedies, Dylan and Jamie soon discover that spicing up their friendship with sex leads to more complications than they bargained for." OK, that sounds great. Here's the entire Redbox list:
Monday, December 5, 2011
"Super 8" took the top spot in the Redbox Shorewood top 10 this week.
We've got a new No. 1 in Shorewood this week and it's Super 8. We weren't sure what Super 8 was all about so we looked it up on Redbox. Here's what they said it was all about: "In the summer of 1979, a group of friends in a small Ohio town witness a catastrophic train crash while making a super 8 movie and soon suspect that it was not an accident. Shortly after, unusual disappearances and inexplicable events begin to take place in town, and the local Deputy tries to uncover the truth - something more terrifying than any of them could have imagined." We'd give that one a try. But we want to rent Our Idiot Brother first. Here's the list: