PopCultHQ brings you the latest arrivals to Redbox. This week’s new releases include The Darkness, Swiss Army Man, Love & Friendship, Into the Forest, A Bigger Splash, and Against the Wild 2: Survive the Serengeti. All these releases are Redbox Play Pass eligible (details below).
Here’s a look at each new release’s synopsis, trailer and all the details you need before renting from Redbox!
Starring: Kevin Bacon, Radha Mitchell and David Mazouz.
During a family camping trip in the Southwest, young Michael stumbles upon five stones inscribed with cryptic symbols hidden in a desert cave. Unbeknownst to his family, the autistic child brings the rocks home with him to Los Angeles. Soon Michael begins spending all his time with a new invisible friend he calls “Jenny” and strange and increasingly dangerous things start happening around the house: faucets turn on by themselves, handprints appear out of nowhere, the wall in Michael’s room spontaneously catches fire. The evil spirits, locked away in the stones for centuries, are free to unleash havoc on the family. After fleeing their haunted home, the Taylors try to take back their lives by recruiting healer Teresa and her niece Gloria. Together, they confront the spirits, but only the strongest will survive the deadly cleansing ritual that pits the family members against the shadowy and powerful denizens of “The Darkness.”
Rated PG-13 by the Motion Picture Association of America for thematic elements, some disturbing violence, brief sensuality and language.
Starring: Paul Dano, Daniel Radcliffe and Mary Elizabeth Winstead
Hank is stranded on a deserted island and has lost all hope of rescue. But when a dead body washes ashore, he is emboldened by the company of his new “friend” to make one last ditch effort to find his way home, to the woman of his dreams.
Rated R by the Motion Picture Association of America for language and sexual material.
Starring: Kate Beckinsale, Chloë Sevigny and Xavier Samuel
In the 1790s, beautiful young widow Lady Susan Vernon has come to Churchill, the estate of her in-laws, to wait out colorful rumors about her dalliances that are circulating through polite society. While there, she decides to secure a husband for herself and for her reluctant daughter Frederica. But the waters are troubled by the arrival at Churchill of the handsome, eligible Reginald DeCourcy and silly but cheerful — and very rich — Sir James Martin.
Rated PG by the Motion Picture Association of America for some thematic elements.
Starring: Ellen Page, Evan Rachel Wood and Max Minghella
Sisters Nell and Eva live in the Pacific Northwest with their kindly father Robert. Nell is focused on her studies and Eva is training to be a dancer, but their peaceful lives are disrupted one day by what turns out to be a continent-wide blackout. At first the family bond together, trying to make the most of their difficult circumstances, but as time goes on, the challenges become more serious. In the wake of a shocking and violent confrontation that Robert has with a menacing passerby, the sisters must work together in order to survive in their increasingly treacherous new world.
Rated R by the Motion Picture Association of America for a scene of violence involving rape, language and some sexuality/nudity.
Starring: Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton and Dakota Johnson
Rock star Marianne Lane and her filmmaker boyfriend Paul De Smedt are recovering from their hectic lives on the sprawling and beautiful volcanic island of Pantelleria in Italy off the coast of Tunisia. Their peaceful holiday is interrupted by the unexpected arrival of Harry Hawkes, Marianne’s ex, Paul’s old friend and a successful music producer for whom the party never stops. Harry arrives with the captivating Penelope – a daughter it turns out he only recently discovered he’d fathered. As Harry’s plan to win back Marianne become apparent, Penelope tempts fate by attempting to seduce the increasingly frustrated and jealous Paul.
Rated R by the Motion Picture Association of America for graphic nudity, some strong sexual content, language and brief drug use.
A brother and sister with minimal camping experience survive a plane crash in the remote African wilderness. Finding themselves stranded and alone with their dog in the Serengeti, the young siblings interact with the animals and adventures of their epic surroundings in a quest to make it out alive and reunite with their family.
Rated PG by the Motion Picture Association of America for perilous situations.
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