New This Week: Blockers, Beirut, Furious, and more

Plus, new rentals and Movies still in theaters

 

Rock Out Now That Blockers Is Out

Parents, kids, and prom night shenanigans - Watch Blockers, now on Vudu!

Blockers. Maybe you’ve been the victim of one. Or maybe worse, you are one. In either case, it’s more enjoyable to watch John Cena, Leslie Mann, Ike Barinholtz, and Kathryn Newton try their best to block their kids on prom night.

 

Watch and laugh as John Cena lets his guard down – among other things (did you see the trailer?) – and becomes the over-sensitive, helicopter parent we always knew he was. WWVDD (What would Vin Diesel do)? He’d watch this movie.

 

The Politics of Streaming

 

They say it’s not polite to talk about politics. We say, they never said anything about watching them. So check out these new releases that just happen to have an element of political thriller to them.

 

Watch the cat and mouse drama of Beirut, now available on Vudu!

 

You’d have to be a madman to be a diplomat in Beirut in the early 80s. But John Hamm, is (reluctantly) up to the challenge of negotiating the release of a CIA spy. Beirut is filled with espionage, geopolitics, and civil war – and cool sunglasses. No need for cat and mouse, Beirut will put you front and center of the action.

 

Furious is furiously entertaining, watch it now on Vudu!

 

THIS…IS…Russia? What do you get when you cross 300 and legendary Russian folk story mainstay Evpaty Kolovrat? Furious. And trust us, it is furious. Barbarian politics usually come in the form of ultimatums, and Evpaty and his army don’t take too kindly to demands after the destruction of their village. Revenge is sweet, and it’s available now.

 

Based on the best-selling book, watch The Yellow Birds on Vudu!

 

The Yellow Birds takes a dramatic look at the politics of war, unwavering loyalty to the chain of command, and the trials of returning to civilian life.  Based on the novel of the same name by Veteran Kevin Powers, The Yellow Birds is available to watch now while it’s still in theaters.

 

Blackmail, double-crosses...just another day in politics - watch Affairs of State on Vudu

 

And you can’t have politics without some blackmail? Good thing Affairs of State happens to have a post office full of it. More New York Post than Washington Post, it’s got plenty of scandals, treachery, and drama – you know, all the everyday stuff of DC. It’s in theaters now, but you can watch at home, or anywhere, with Vudu.

 

Rent Pacific Rim Uprising and Unsane

Watch these Jaeger masters in action in Pacific Rim Uprising, now available for rent

 

Pacific Rim Uprising is rising up quickly as a Vudu favorite. And starting today, you can rent it in up to 4K + HDR. Check out this Jaeger-sized sequel that gives you more Kaiju and more Jaegers – not to mention more destruction – and get up to 30 days to start the movie and 48 hours to watch.

 

If Unsane is on your list and you know it, but don't really want to own it, rent Unsane on Vudu tonight

 

Know what’s insane about Unsane? It was shot on an iPhone 7. All of it. So we’re not sure who’s crazier, Claire Foy, who thinks she sees her stalker everywhere, or director Steven Soderbergh, for actually shooting a movie on a phone.  Rent it today and watch it on your phone. #meta

 

Soccer To Me

This movie is golden, grab the fam and watch Alex & Me tonight on Vudu

The World Cup is in full effect – and if your family has World Cup fever, Alex & Me will keep you from getting a red card. Starring Olympic gold medalist, World Cup winner, and international soccer star, Alex Morgan, Alex & Me is a surefire gooooooaaaaaaaal that the whole family will enjoy.

 

 

FATHER’S DAY SEQUELS TO WATCH WITH DAD

Summer Sequels, A Summer Tradition

 

Summer means vacations, bbqs, and of course, summer sequels. And we’ve got plenty of summer sequels in our Summer Sequels Sale to help you keep the action going. So save, and save again, and check out the sale here.

 

Dad Bod, Another Summer Tradition

 

Continuing the tradition of summer sequels, we’ve got the continued tales of all your favorite big-screen dads to kick your Father’s Day off right. Whether its international intrigue, family feuds, or just good old-fashioned fun, these fathers and kids have some unfinished business sure to keep you and the dad(s) in your life entertained.

 

 

Two dads. Two granddads. One step-Cena. Daddy’s Home 2 has all the masculine (and sensitive) energy you, and your family, probably want to handle.

 

 

First came love, then came marriage, now there’s a new grandkid and a new baby on the way. It comes with the territory when you’re Father of the Bride (Part II).

 

 

That moment when your dad gets in more trouble than you do. The man-boys of summer are back in Grown Ups 2 to prove to themselves and their kids that growing up is still very hard to do.

 

 

Don’t ever take sides against the family. Decades and continents apart, a father and his sons will go through whatever (and whoever) it takes to realize their American dreams in The Godfather Part II.

 

 

He just couldn’t wait to be king, now his princess wants an adventure of her own. The Lion King 2: Simba’s Pride has a lion’s share of fun for dads and cubs alike.

 

 

He has a very particular set of skills… and staying out of trouble isn’t one of them. In Taken 3, this dad on the run will need his daughter’s help if he’s going to survive to see another sequel.

 

 

The spy world’s most devious dad is up to his old tricks when he’s not up to his nose in chores. The whole family can watch Gru gets back to badness in Despicable Me 3.

 

 

We’re no Blockers, we’ll hook you up – with $3 movie credit

For a good time, pre-order this movie (In up to 4K + HDR)

Don't get blocked, watch Blockers today! Available now on Vudu in up to 4K + HDR

Pre-order Blockers before next Tuesday and get $3 movie credit to spend after Blockers is released. This might be the only time you look forward to getting blocked. Full terms here.

 

In Blockers, John Cena, Leslie Mann, and Ike Barinholtz do their best “Steel Curtain” impression to keep their kids from the goal line when they find out they’re up to some prom night shenanigans. Yeah, those shenanigans.

 

Sure, Blockers ups the ante on the raunchiness with some real-life, “ripped from today’s headlines” antics, but if you look past that, there are some heartwarming moments as well. Dawww, the feels.

 

So, while adulting is hard – especially real adulting, Blockers shows us it’s also filled with hilarity and rewarding moments that make it all worth it. At least that’s what we hear.

 

 

FREE MOVIES FOR FRIDAY

TGIF = THANK GOODNESS IT’S FREE MOVIES

 

After a week of PowerPoint and power lunches, it’s time to power down with some free movies!

 

NEW THIS WEEK

 

Sometimes there just aren’t enough hours in the day, especially when you’re being framed for murder, arson, and stealing $450,000 in drug money. Talk about being Out of Time.

 

 

His name may be a tongue-twister, but Nicholas Nickleby always walks the straight and narrow. Watch Charlie Hunnam (King Arthur, Sons of Anarchy) sport a different kind of horsepower in this Charles Dickens classic.

 

 

When the going gets tough, the decisions get tougher. The Allied POWs of Hart’s War will risk it all for a chance at a brighter tomorrow.

 

FREE DOCUMENTARIES

 

From the famously fabulous to the wonderfully weird, these films let us experience some of humanity’s most fascinating people firsthand (and for free).

 

 

Meryl Streep had us believing The Devil Wears Prada, but her real-life inspiration is as devilishly smart as she is fashionable. The September Issue has all the juicy details.

 

 

Long before Captain America was punching out Nazis on-screen, this real world-famous Nazi hunter was putting them behind bars. Watch I Have Never Forgotten You: The Life and Legacy of Simon Wiesenthal for the unforgettable true story.

 

 

Same as it ever was? Not this documentary. Alien dance moves + a who’s who of funk legend guest stars + one REALLY big suit = the greatest concert film ever made. The Talking Heads cordially invite you to Stop Making Sense.

 

FREE COLLECTIONS

 

Dust off your leg warmers and wake up your Tamagotchi; it’s time for Throwbacks: The 80s & 90s. Pump up the nostalgia for free with classic titles like My Girl, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2, and Child’s Play.

 

 

Put the novelty tie back on the rack and give dad what he really wants this Father’s Day: free movies and TV! Watch with Dad has Jonah Hex, Big Fish, Last Resort, and more for all the fatherly bonding you can handle.

 

 

 

Watch 7 Days in Entebbe, An Ordinary Man, and The Cage Fighter

Plus, Rent Tomb Raider, The Hurricane Heist, and Strangers Prey At Night

 

Big Trouble in Little Entebbe

Watch 7 Days in Entebbe now, no negotiating needed. Watch on Vudu!

 

Entebbe was a relatively unknown town on a peninsula in Lake Victoria, in Central Uganda, until an act of terrorism made it the focus of the world. 7 Days in Entebbe captures all the tension of this true-life rescue of over 100 hostages in Operation Thunderbolt – one of the most daring operations in history. Be captivated by 7 Days in Entebbe, available now.

 

No Ordinary Man

Watch An Ordinary Man, now available on Vudu!

 

An Ordinary Man follows a man that’s anything but. It stars Ben Kingsley as a fugitive war criminal whose constant need to live a normal life runs counter to his need remain hidden from the authorities that are hunting him. Watch it (in secret) today.

 

Rage Cage

Step into the octagon with The Cage Fighter, available now on Vudu!

 

There have been plenty of films that follow the aspiring dreams of MMA fighters, but The Cage Fighter takes an up close and personal look at the will it takes for one man to become a professional fighter, and the (choke) hold it puts on his family. No sparring here, just raw emotion and power that hits you hard in the gut (and the heart).

 

Now Available For Rent

Hopefully you're not alone when you watch The Strangers: Prey at Night. Available now on Vudu!

Why would you ever take a family vacation to a bunch of abandoned mobile homes? But then again, they do make great locations for great slasher flix. The sequel to the 2008 original, The Strangers: Prey at Night (theatrical or unrated) follows a similar plotline but keeps the creepiness fresh, the cuts deep, and the blood running. Oh, and it’ll ruin Tiffany and “I think we’re alone now” forever.

 

Lara Croft is back! Watch Tomb Raider tonight on Vudu!

 

Reboots, like taking pictures of food, are just a way of life now. So it shouldn’t be surprising that they’ve rebooted Tomb Raider only…oh wait, it’s been 17 years? Ok, I guess it’s on par. Either way, even if you’re Team Jolie forever, we highly recommend you check out Alicia Vikander’s take on Tomb Raider – we’re pretty sure you’ll be a fan.

 

The Hurricane Heist will blow you away! Available now on Vudu.

 

Hurricanes, not fun. The Hurricane Heist, lots of fun. Maybe you weren’t sure about it, but now that it’s up for rental you should check it out. Come on. It’s a bank heist. During a hurricane. #Cashtrina. Too soon?

 

Also, Indies Out(ie) For Rental

 

Family dysfunction is the function in Flower, available now on Vudu.

 

Family dynamics get weird in Flower when a teen conspires with her step-brother to expose a high school teacher’s closeted perversions.

 

The movie that tells the story of the song, watch I Can Only Imagine today on Vudu.

 

It’s time to Cowboy Shuffle over and watch I Can Only Imagine. It’s the story behind the song of the same name. So if you love the song, rent the movie that’ll make you love the song even more.

 

Rent Love, Simon today on Vudu! And if you buy it, get the first 7 chapters of the book. (Limited time offer)

 

With a nearly 5-star Vudu rating and a 92% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, it seems a lot of people Love, Simon. You may too. Or, if you buy the movie, you’ll get the first seven chapters of the book free. (Limited time offer)

 

Food for thought

Foodies unite! The Quest of Alain Ducasse is a feast for the eyes and the soul. Watch it now on Vudu.

 

Are you someone who takes pictures of food? Then The Quest of Alain Ducasse is for you. World-renowned chef Alain Ducasse, who has earned 21 Michelin stars throughout his career, takes you on a cinematic culinary journey across the globe. We only wish it included a tasting menu. Watch it at home now while it’s still in theaters.