Turn Friday into Fri-yay with family movie night and The Emoji Movie

 

The weekend is here 🙌! So whether you’re turning Fri-yay, Satur-yay, or Sun-yay into Fam-yay movie night, we’re here to lend a ✋ with The Emoji Movie and some free activities for the kids. (Ok, enough yay-ing 😁).

 

Once you’ve got The Emoji Movie, and some snacks (🍿, 🍕, or 🍭), you’re ready for the free activities.

 

If you haven’t gotten ready for Halloween yet, we’ve got some Jack-o-Lantern stencils so you can carve your favorite emoji characters into Cucurbita 🎃. Glowing 💩? Where do we sign up? Talk about getting 🔥.

 

Or, if you’re looking to make less of a mess, you can also set the creative juices free (instead of the pumpkin’s) with our The Emoji Movie coloring sheets 🎨. Keen on a green Gene? Highlighter yellow Hi-5? Perhaps even a polka-dot Poop? Why not? It’s the weekend, get your cray on! (See what we did there? Cray on. Crayon. Come on, it was funny.)

 

You can find the coloring sheets and Jack-o-Lantern stencils here.
 
 

War for the Planet of the Apes and The Emoji Movie are on Vudu + rent Baby Driver, and more

 

This movie doesn’t monkey around

Go bananas and watch War for the Planet of the Apes on Vudu tonight!

These aren’t your daddy’s damn dirty apes.

 

What we love about this franchise is how emotionally complex Caesar has become – growing more and more intellectual in the build-up to War for the Planet of the Apes. Sure, there is plenty of action when the fists and the fur fly in this final battle, but there’s also a complexity to the story – with ethical and emotional battles waged alongside military ones.

 

Watch Caesar lead his apes to war, and possibly freedom, starting today.

 

We 💖 this 🎬 and totally 😂

 

Watch The Emoji Movie on Vudu. You'll LOL, maybe even ROTFL

💩. That’s all we really need to say because that’s probably the main reason you’re seeing this movie. Don’t 🙄 at us, you know it’s partially true. But put the 📱 down for a bit because this movie has a star-studded cast (that you can hear, but you can’t see) that includes TJ Miller, James Corden, Anna Faris, Maya Rudolph, and more! So, give your 👍 a rest, stop sending emojis, and laugh your 🍑 off at the crazy adventures of these emojis.

 

Ballers is life

 

Watch season 3 of Ballers on Vudu, and check out seasons 1 and 2 trailers for free!

 

If you haven’t checked out this comedy, you’re missing out. Ballers stars Dwayne Johnson as a charismatic sports agent who manages his athletes like he’s herding cats – so it’s a heck of a lot of fun. It’s also got stacks, whips, gold chains, and groupies (if you like that sort of thing). And in a similar vein to Entourage, expect to see real athletes and sports commentators making cameos.

 

You can pre-order season 3 today, or if you don’t know what the hype is about, check out the trailers for season 1 and 2 for free.

 

Nobody parks Baby in a corner

 Rent Baby Driver today on Vudu!

 

Baby Driver is a pedal to the metal thrill-fest that goes from 0-100 real quick. It’s an Edgar Wright movie (Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead, Scott Pilgrim), so expect everything to move pretty quick in this film (watch out for the whiplash). The driving is slick. Real slick. And with a cadence that times it perfectly with the music, it makes The Fast and The Furious franchise (say that 10 times quickly) guys look like a bunch of busters. Rent it tonight without leaving the couch – just sit back and enjoy the ride.

 

Elvira is in the building

Watch Elvira...and her 13 Nights of Elvira for free on Movies On Us

 

Swing by and hang out with The Mistress of the Dark, she’s free for next 13 nights. Well, her 13 Nights of Elvira series that is. Check out 13 of her favorite “best of the worst” B-horror movies, and be amazed at just how frightening some of the movies are (interpret that how you will).  Get plenty of Elvira, and her skewering commentary, free with Movies On Us. And be sure to check out our anime, just added, and other collections.

 

 

Watch Girls Trip, Lady Macbeth, Bob’s Burgers S8, and more

Plus new to rent, movies still in theaters, and more Movies On Us

 

The Big Easy, burgers, and a heaping serving of betrayal

 

 

Let’s start the week off easy, in the Big Easy, with Girls Trip. This comedy follows four lifelong friends on a girls trip to New Orleans – and the adventure that ensues. While it has its share of raunchy jokes, Girls Trip manages to tie in a story of friendship, empowerment, and sisterhood that will make you feel better about yourself for laughing at the crude humor.

 

 

Moving from girls trips to grill tops, you can pick up a season pass for season 8 of the smart and irreverent Bob’s Burgers today. The Belchers are back and just as rambunctious and loveably dysfunctional as ever (and Louise still has bunny ears). Watch this animated series that continues to build a better burger and never fails to satisfy. Allriiiiight.

 

 

And while Bob hasn’t created a Macbeth themed burger of the day, Lady Macbeth is cooking up a little something of her own. Based on Nikolai Leskov’s Russian novella, not the Shakespearean character, Lady Macbeth still seems to draw from the same desires of power, revenge, guilt, and betrayal – and it does so in a wonderfully vicious way.

 

Because why not – Sharknado 5: Global Swarming

 

 

Yes, there’s a fifth movie. No, they didn’t skip any. And whether or not you think it, ahem, jumped the shark, it doesn’t mean Sharknado 5: Global Swarming isn’t fun to watch. But fear not, if you feel like you need to regenerate some brain cells afterward, we’ve also got the documentary, An Inconvenient Sequel – which may or may not link global warming and sharknados. (JK, it totally doesn’t.)

 

Now that’s a home theater

 

Watch movies that are still in theaters from the comfort of your couch. No sticky floors, talkers, or errant texts (unless they’re yours, that’s ok). Watch these movies at home and let your friends know that while they’re at the theater dealing with the seat-kicker behind them, you’re in your PJs and elbow deep in your favorite bag of chips.

 

 

Super Dark Times is a mesmerizingly authentic portrayal of teenage friendships, angst, violence, and guilt. It’s Stand By Me on steroids and set in the mid-90s – and it’s wickedly entertaining.

 

Better Watch Out is the movie love child if The Strangers and Home Alone got together. It’s a dark and twisted comedy that isn’t quite Krampus, but it’s not A Charlie Brown Christmas either.

 

You can also check out Overdrive, from the writers of 2 Fast 2 Furious and the director of Taken (watching “still in theaters” movies at home is a special skill), Shot Caller (a father’s metamorphosis from family man to institutionalized con; hear him roar), and more.

 

New to rent

 

 

Avast ye – oh wait, National Talk Like A Pirate Day is over. But that doesn’t mean you can’t catch Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. It may or may not be the final installment of the franchise, but you definitely may rent it on Vudu.

 

Can’t watch tonight? No worries. With Vudu rentals, you get 30 days to start your movie and 24-72 hours to finish.

Movies On Us: Man vs. Machine collection

 

It’s the ultimate battle – who will win? You will. Because the Man vs. Machine collection is free to watch with Movies On Us.

 

 

Get your fill of Murphy with Robocop 1, 2, and 3. You’ll buy that for $1? No need, they’re free.

 

Or check out Robin Williams (RIP) in The Final Cut as he deals with issues of technology and morality in one of his more serious roles (which we totally dig).

 

We’ve also got the classic The Running Man (how about a light?), and a man vs. robotic Rebecca Romijn in Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant.

 

 

 

 

We just made 4K look even better with new pricing

4K

Get new 4K UHD pricing on over 60 Universal and Warner Brothers titles, most at $14.99

 

 

We’ve just made the beauty of 4K UHD even more attractive by bringing down the price on over 60 Universal and Warner Brothers titles. Yup. Stunning picture, eye-catching pricing – adding more movies with more pixels to your collection has never looked better.

 

Most titles are priced in at $14.99, with some starting at $9.99. You’ll also see new pricing on 4K UHD rentals (where available) for these titles as well – with most at $3.99.

 

Obviously, you’ll need 4K-capable equipment to enjoy each one of the over 8 million pixels of 4K UHD. That’s four times clearer than full HD – 3840 x 2160 lines of resolution vs. the 1920 x 1080 of HDTVs if you are counting.

 

This new pricing should look good to you even if you don’t have 4K-capable equipment yet. Because when you buy in 4K UHD resolution, you’ll also get the ability to watch in HDX or SD resolution as well – making any 4K UHD purchase future–proof for when you do upgrade to 4K-capable equipment.

 

See it all here.

 

 

Watch Spider-Man: Homecoming in UHD for $19.99, Game of Thrones, new to rent, and free laughs with class clowns

 

Spider-Man, Spider-Man, look out, here comes the Spider-Man…in 4K+HDR (Dolby Vision) for only $19.99! That’s right, we’re basically giving you a free 4K+HDR upgrade to Spider-Man: Homecoming for the HDX price of $19.99.

 

So, why not future-proof your collection by getting a Stark Industries-level upgrade to 4K? Even if you don’t have a 4K TV yet, you can pick up the 4K+HDR version for just $19.99 and watch it on your existing HDTV by selecting HDX for your playback quality in the control bar, or by setting it as your Default Playback Quality on your Account Info page.

 

But if you have 4K-capable equipment, you’ll enjoy 4x the pixels and be awed by the enhanced color and brightness of Dolby Vision HDR (if your setup is also Dolby Vision compatible).

 

On top of all that, you’ll also get the Extras+ enhanced viewing experience when you watch it on mobile. It’s already included, just watch using the Extras+ option from your Android or iOS mobile device and experience bonuses synced to the movie, photo galleries, deleted scenes, and so much more. (You’ve got to check out the Rappin With Cap featurettes.)

 

Also available: The Beguiled and The House

 

They say hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. So how about a house full of scorned women? Watch The Beguiled and see what happens when a Union soldier (Colin Farrell) finds himself intertwined in jealousy and vengeance at a women’s school (run by Nicole Kidman and Kirsten Dunst) in this remake of the 1971 film of the same name.

 

 

 

They also say the house always has an edge, but in the case of The House, we’re not so sure. This comedy follows parents (Amy Poehler, Will Ferrell) who turn their house into a casino to help fund their daughter’s college education. Can they pull it off? Only the casi-knows.

 

Winter is here. So is Game of Thrones.

 

The North remembers, but did you? Game of Thrones Season 7 is now available on Vudu. Maybe you should order it now so you can binge this weekend. Go for it, we’ll hold the door.

 

New Rental: Transformers: The Last Knight

 

If you haven’t watched it yet, Transformers: The Last Knight is now available to rent. You can probably guess the plot but that’s ok – since we both know you’re just in it for the signature Michael Bay action, explosions, and low-angle hero shots.

 

Laughs so cheap they’re free

 

Class is in session and these guys are teaching some AP-level comedy. Enjoy some laughs on us with the Class Clowns collection on Movies On Us. Watch titles like Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Bad News Bears, Possums, Clifford, and more – all for free. While you’re there, feel free to check out Action-Packed!, Last Chance to Watch, and other collections. Also be sure to check out a Vudu exclusive, The Space Between, Amy Jo Johnson’s directorial debut in the Indie Spotlight.