We have several competing movie rental companies in our town, including two that offer rentals for $1 a night via a dedicated kiosk. I am particularly intrigued by Redbox, because of its reservation feature.
You can go online (even from your smartphone), find a Redbox kiosk near you, and see what is available in the kiosk in real time. You can then rent it right then and there! Your credit card is charged and the kiosk locks up the movie (identifying it as checked out). You then have until 9:00 pm to pick it up for your overnight rental.
Very smart, and it makes renting a movie all the more fun.