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Rock 'Em, Sock 'Em Boxing Robots Top Boise DVD Faves

Real Steel at top of Redbox list

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Boise couldn't get enough of boxing robots the week ending Jan. 30. The Treasure Valley's DVD of choice, according to movie-in-a-box kiosk Redbox, was Real Steel, the 2011 sci-fi story featuring Hugh Jackman and animatronic boxers. It opened to mixed reviews but boffo box office in October 2011, and even pulled down a 2012 Oscar nomination for best visual effects.

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Boise's second-favorite DVD choice at Redbox was the newly released 50/50, the superb comedy-drama starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen, who co-wrote the script. Yes, this is the one about cancer but trust us, it was one of the best of 2011.

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Redbox's Top 10 in Boise was rounded out by Paranormal Activity 3, Abduction, Moneyball, Dolphin Tale, The Ides of March, Final Destination 5, Courageous and Rise of the Planet of the Apes.

If by chance Real Steel isn't available (and that's a fair assumption), here's a Plan B: grab one of director Shawn Levy's other big hits, such as Date Night or Night at the Museum.

And of course, there are plenty of Jackman DVDs to go around, including any of the five movies in which he plays Logan/Wolverine in the X Men series.