Thursday, February 07, 2008

Redbox & 300

I will never return to Blockbuster again! I had to watch the movie 300 for my strategic planning class (semi homework - he just wanted us to see the strategy about bringing people to your own terms to compete). So, anyway...300 has been on pay per view so I figured we would just buy it there one night and watch it. Yeah, well it's gone from pay per view. So, that meant I was going to have to go into Blockbuster or something and rent the movie and worry about returning it and all that jazz.

Last night, though on the way to pick up Emma I passed a McD's and remembered about Redbox! That is the coolest thing evah! I had never used it before. Cheap, quick, easy! They emailed me a receipt and this morning when I dropped it off (b/c it's a McDonald's on the way to the babysitter) by the time I got into my office there was an email waiting on me letting me know that my movie had been returned! Awesome! It was even cheaper than if we had bought it off pay per view! The only thing better would have been if that machine could have given me a cup of McDonald's good coffee!!!

So, about the movie. It was pretty good. Lots of digital enhancements! Lots of blood and gore!! Michael wasn't into it so he played football! LOL! I did love the story-teller, though. I liked listening to him and okay, I have to admit all those abs were hard to turn away from! ;) All in all it was a good movie, but I was more impressed with Redbox!!

4 comments :

  1. Steven LOVES that movie!
    I actually bought it for him after is came on DVD a while back. I liked it as well wow all the gory scences where so real!!

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  2. lol My brother LOVES Redbox... I think one of the reasons is he gets a message nearly instantaneously on his Blackberry as confirmation of renting and dropping off! lol It's pretty convenient... when my family and I went to Port Aransas during the summer, we rented from the Redbox at HEB... It's nice when you can get 3 movies for what you'd pay to rent one! (I do enjoy Netflix quite a bit, though... mainly because they have a lot of indie films as well as tv series... and I can get 3 discs at a time, unlimited during the month for $18)

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  3. I stopped using Blockbuster a long time ago cause it seemed like I NEVER got them back on time and the late fees drove me away. But a few months back we signed up for Netflix and I LOVE IT!

    It lets you save movies that haven't been released yet so you are the first to see them. The movies arrive in about a day and when we are tired of movies we can get television series delivered and when we are tired of that we can rent movies for the kids. It's nice too.

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  4. hehe lots and lots of shiny, shiny abs. they'll blind you! LOL

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