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Violent Action Thrillers Top Boise's DVD Choices

Colombiana, Warrior top the Redbox rental list


If you thought that Treasure Valley DVD renters were overly anxious to rent fun-loving holiday romps for the week before Christmas, you would be quite wrong.

In fact, according to Redbox, the number one DVD of choice at their movie-in-a-box kiosks across the Treasure Valley was Colombiana, which is promoted through the tag line: "Vengeance is Beautiful." The film stars Zoe Saldana as a beautiful assassin, revenging the murder of her parents. Betsy Sharkey of the Los Angeles Times memorably called the the film a "B-movie blast of bloody blam blam."

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Boise's second-most popular Redbox rental for the week ending Dec. 25 was Warrior, a mixed martial arts-themed drama starring tom Hardy and Joel Edgerton.

More violence on the list came from Boise's fourth-place rental; Straw Dogs, featuring a lot more violence and a lot more blood .

Some lighter fare filled the Top 5: Kung Fu Panda 2 at number 3 and Midnight in Paris at number 5. Rounding out Boise's Redbox Top 10 for the week were: The Change-Up, The Help, Friends With Benefits, The Smurfs and Larry Crowne.