Monday, February 05, 2018

Binging On The Box

We have a 2006 model engine in our truck, and because of this, we don't meet the CARB  (California Air Resource Board) requirements to travel in California as we wish.  We do qualify for the low-use vehicle exemption though, which allows us to travel in the state of California 1,000 miles per year.    

We will be picking up a load this afternoon and leaving the state.  This trip will use the last of our miles for the year.  Because we're so tight on miles, we couldn't' use our truck to drive around this weekend.  We delivered our last load on Thursday, so that left us sitting around in the truck Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.  We did find local public transportation on Saturday to get out and do something, but the rest of the time we were essentially stranded in an area where we couldn't get any TV channels and the internet was the worst I've experienced in a loooong time.  I could barely eke out an Instagram.

So on Saturday, knowing we'd be in the truck all evening and all of the next day, we picked out a few Redbox movies to keep us busy.  Ten movies, to be exact.  Here's what we rented:

The Snowman:  From executive producer Martin Scorsese, The Snowman is based on Jo Nesbø's New York Times bestselling thriller series. When an elite crime squad's lead detective investigates the disappearance of a victim on the first snow of winter, he fears an elusive serial killer may be active again.

Marshall:  Based on a true story, MARSHALL follows future Supreme Court Justice, Thurgood Marshall, as he defends a black man from sexual assault charges against his white employer.

Battle of the Sexes: The true story of the 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs.

Geostorm:  Something's wrong with the satellites that control climate and prevent devastating natural disasters. It's a race to uncover the threat before a worldwide geostorm engulfs the planet.

Mother!:  When a poet and his young wife open their doors to a pair of unexpected houseguests, a series of disturbing events turn their idyllic home into a hellish nightmare. Jennifer Lawrence stars in the mind-blowing thriller from director Darren Aronofsky.

Kidnap:  The film is a heart-stopping action thriller following a mother (Berry) who will stop at nothing to rescue her kidnapped son.

Atomic Blonde:  Charlize Theron stars as a secret agent who gets double-crossed as she attempts to escape out of Berlin with a priceless dossier in this breakneck action-thriller.

Mark Felt: The powerful true story about brilliant Felt, "Deep Throat" the Watergate whistleblower, who sacrificed everything in the name of justice.

Home Again:  Recently separated from her husband, Alice (Reese Witherspoon) finds an unlikely new family and a budding new romance when three young filmmakers move into her guest house. A story of love, friendship, the families we create, Home Again is a modern romantic comedy with one very big life lesson: starting over is not for beginners!

Bladerunner 2049:  A new blade runner unearths a secret that could plunge what's left of society into chaos and leads him on a quest to find a former LAPD blade runner who's been missing for 30 years.

The Snowman kept my interest.  I LOVED MarshallBattle of The Sexes was great (Billie Jean King was a badass!).  Geostorm was eh.  Mother! was HORRIFIC, absolutely horrific.  I hate anything by Darren Aronofsky, I should have known better.  I couldn't get through Atomic Blonde but might go back to it.  Mark Felt was extremely topical, we could use a Mark Felt right about now.  Home Again was delightful.  And Bladerunner 2049 isn't my thing, but Ed liked it.

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2017: Ghost Town Patrol

2016: Steakhouse Din
2015: Water Is Precious
2014: Who's That Behind Those Foster Grants?
2013: Where Are The Cushy Couches And Fat Laps?
2012: The Stealth Trucker
2011: Aisles Filled With Q-Tips
2010: Lights, Camera, Action!
2009: Desktop Material
2008: C’mon In
2007: Eddie Hits The Bricks Friday
2006: Built With The Organization Gene
2005: Sorry, no post on this day. The blog didn’t start until May 2005!


Anonymous said...

I agree with your opinion on Mother. I was horrified and appalled, not only about the eating of the baby, but the severe beating of Jennifer Lawrence while she tried to save her baby was what got me. Very disturbing movie.

Especially since we were expecting our first grandbabies any day when we saw this movie in the theaters.

PS - Our twins were born 09/21/18!!! I'm a GG!!!

Anonymous said...

ummm...9/21/17 :)

The Daily Rant said...

Anonymous: Yes, exactly! I didn't even finish watching it. I like the actors so I thought, "How bad could it be?" Ugh. Horrible. "Very disturbing" is a perfect description. And ugh - how terrible to see that just before tiny little wonders come into the world? Congrats on the grandbabies!! Twins, no less!! :)