Christmas night I went to a Red Box machine and rented 'The Kingdom'. I returned it yesterday and was going to get 'Eastern Promises' but it was out of stock and I didn't feel like giving Blockbuster $4.50 since I dropped my online membership.
We have five Red Box machines within two miles of my house and I checked inventory online and they only stocked 'Eastern Promises' at three of the machines. Red Box is a company that puts $1 rental machines all around Maryland, I'm not sure what other states have them, but I just read they now have 6,000 machines because they surpassed Blockbuster in locations. They are owned by McDonalds which explains why they have machines at every restaurant in our area, and they are putting a hurt on the blockbuster a block from my house.
'The Kingdom' stars Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Garner, Chris Cooper and Jason Bateman. It's like CSI meets Jarhead, in the first 90 minutes I'd give it 6.5 Stars, but the last 30 minutes includes a shootout and chase that made me up the rating to an 8.0 and worth seeing.