This week’s Redbox releases include The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, The Art Of The Steal, Justin Bieber’s Believe, Bad Ass 2: Bad Asses and Veronica Mars: Show Creator’s Favorite Episodes.

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is the second installment in a film trilogy based on the popular J. R. R. Tolkien novel.

In the highly-successful sequel, Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf and the Dwarves continue on their quest to reclaim their homeland from Smaug.

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug stars Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Benedict Cumberbatch and Evangeline Lilly.

Next up is the comedy The Art Of The Steal, starring Kurt Russell.

Russell plays Crunch, an art thief who reassembles his old team in order to pull off one last job.

Matt Dillon, Jay Baruchel, Chris Diamantopoulos and Katheryn Winnick co-star in The Art Of The Steal.

Justin Bieber’s Believe features in-depth interviews with music recording artist Justin Bieber.

The 2013 documentary special also contains exclusive concert footage and gives viewers a look behind-the-scenes.

Scooter Braun, Ryan Good, Usher and Pattie Mallette co-star in Justin Bieber’s Believe.

Bad Ass 2: Bad Asses is the sequel to the 2012 action film Bad Ass, starring Danny Trejo and Danny Glover.

This time around, Frank decides to take matters into his own hands after a good student of his is found dead.

Along with Trejo and Glover, Bad Ass 2: Bad Asses stars Andrew Divoff, Jacqueline Obradors and Jonathan Lipnicki.

Finally, Veronica Mars: Show Creator’s Favorite Episodes is an exclusive Redbox compilation disc featuring four episodes of the former Veronica Mars TV show (as picked by show creator Rob Thomas).

Kristen Bell, Percy Daggs, Teddy Dunn, Jason Dohring and Francis Capra appear in Veronica Mars: Show Creator’s Favorite Episodes.

Additional releases worth mentioning this week include Blackfish, Call Me Crazy: A Five Film, Comic Bash Presents Refried Comedy, Dragon Guardians and The Mummy Resurrected.

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Redbox rents DVD’s for $1.20, and Blu-ray disks for $1.50, per day. Promo codes for discounts are often available online.

What will you be renting this week?

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