Baby Driver brings hum in the drum, Donnie Darko is back, and IT is available for pre-order

 

Hit the gas with Baby Driver

Watch Baby Driver now on Vudu!

Edgar Wright redlines it with this full-throttle 113-minute adrenaline rush going by the slightly misleading name, Baby Driver. (It definitely won’t lull you to sleep.)

 

This thrill-ride of a movie is full of his signature quick-cuts and action, plus this time around we’re also treated to a turbo boost of eardrum thumping music, and moves so slick it makes everyone else look like they’re driving Power Wheels.

 

Donnie Darko turns 15

 

Celebrate the 15th anniversary of Donnie Darko and watch this cult classic featuring Jake Gyllenhaal, his sister Maggie, Patrick Swayze, and a whole slew of other powerhouse names – including Frank, a guy in a stupid bunny suit.

 

If you weren’t able to catch it when it made its rounds in theaters earlier this year, now is your chance to add it to your collection and relive the (dark) magic of this wickedly twisted tale. Enjoy it in your stupid man suit and watch tonight!

 

Now available for rent

 

Your mom always told you not to forget your underpants, or was it to wear clean ones? (But why wouldn’t you want to wear clean ones?) Anyway, now you get to give your kids their own underpants. Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie that is.

 

Rent it today and save it for family movie night this weekend, or next, or whenever (you’ve got 30 days to start it). And if you want to round out family movie night with some activities, check out this blog post.

Now available for rent on Vudu, The Mummy!

Also available for rent, The Mummy, the movie that launchs the “Dark Universe,” and the horror/suspense thriller It Comes At Night. (All of a sudden I want to hear some Rolling Stones….)

 

Float your way to this pre-order

Float over to Vudu and pre-order the terrifying remake of IT, available now!

It’s another year in Derry, Maine, and this sleepy town is about to be woken up from a 30-year long slumber – with a record breaking opening weekend. We’re talking about the super creepy reboot of Stephen King’s IT and its US box-office shattering $123.1 million (as of Monday morning). Pre-order IT for a rainy day, today.

 

 

 

 

Transformers: The Last Knight – Rolling out today online and on Digital Movie Card in Walmart stores

Watch Transformers: The Last Knight with our new Digital Movie Cards + Watch Baby Driver, Donnie Darko, and pre-order IT

Buy Transformers: The Last Knight on Digital Movie Card and get Transformers included! Exclusively at Walmart stores.

 

Buy Tansformers: The Last Knight on Vudu. Or get the Transformers: The Last Knight / Transfromers bundle on Digital Movie Card, exclusively at Walmart!

Transformers: The Last Knight is now available on Vudu. That’s right, it’s time for more Autobots, more Decepticons, and now, one more way to buy Transformers: The Last Knight – on the new Digital Movie Card.

 

Available exclusively at Walmart stores, you can buy the Transformers: The Last Knight Digital Movie Card and get a copy of the original Transformers included! That’s two movies for $19.96, only at Walmart. Of course, you can always get your movies & TV on vudu.com or via our apps, we’re just giving you one more way to add to your digital collection.

 

What is a Digital Movie Card? Think of it as a digital movie in disguise. (See what we did there?) Similar to a video game card, a Digital Movie Card lets you purchase a digital movie while you’re shopping in store. (Say, maybe for movie night snacks…) Simply take the card to the register, purchase it, and you’ll get a redemption code on the receipt that you can use to redeem the movie on Vudu. Just make sure you hang on tight to that receipt, it’s the only place you’ll get the code – and you only get one.

 

 

This latest installment of the Transformers franchise gives us an evil Optimus, a whole new look at a human history that includes Transformers since the dawn of time, and a whole bunch of other things we don’t even have time to get into. Except for the fact it’ll all come with the Michael Bay signature explosion-topia of effects. So suffice it to say, we’re excited!

 

 

 

 

 

Free and exclusively on Vudu: Watch Amy Jo Johnson’s The Space Between

Go, go, Amy Jo

Watch Amy Jo Johnson’s debut feature film, The Space Between, for free, exclusively on Movies On Us.

 

If the name sounds familiar but you can’t quite place it, you’re probably more familiar with one of her characters, Kimberly Hart, the Pink Ranger on the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers series.

 

It’s been 18 years since we last saw her spin kick her way through armies of Putties, and since then she’s also gone on to appear in other series like Felicity, Flashpoint, and Covert Affairs. She’s also showed her musical prowess as a singer/songwriter with the release of her three albums.

 

The Space Between is Amy Jo Johnson’s directorial debut and first feature length film – which she also wrote and stars in (it’s morphin’ time indeed). A true passion project, Amy Jo funded the film via Indiegogo and raised 179% of what she needed to produce the film.

 

This heartfelt indie follows a proud father, Mitch (Michael Cram, Flashpoint), who finds out his daughter isn’t actually his, but the result of his wife’s, Jackie (Sonya Salomaa, The Intruders), affair. The devastated Mitch embarks on a journey to find answers, learns a lot about himself, his ability to connect, and embracing his shortcomings.

 

The characters are earnest and well portrayed, and draw you in with interesting backstories. We wish we had more time to learn about some of the characters and their unique situations – aside from just being representative of the idea that everyone has baggage and is dealing with something. But overall the story is well established and the message the film carries is solid.

 

The Space Between is quirky and fun, but not in a pushy or forced way. It doesn’t try to reach beyond what it is and does a good job of playing to its strengths.
Visually, the production value is there – it’s shot beautifully, and Amy Jo’s keen eye and attention to detail will only continue to evolve. It’s a strong debut, a charming and sweet film, and an enjoyable hour and a half of your time. Besides, it’s free. And exclusive. So what the heck, try something new.

 

 

Survive a Rough Night and get free horror in honor of IT

Girls just wanna have fun

Girls night. Woo-hoo. Bachelorette party. WOO-HOO! Drinks, some debauchery, and maybe at worst a rough morning – what could go wrong? Famous. Last. Words.  When a wild bachelorette party takes a turn for the worse (think Hangover meets Very Bad Things, but funnier and not as very bad), these friends take their lemons and make a demented and dark, but funny, lemonade.

 

Rough Night is available for rent now. And if you decide you like the lemonade and want to add it to your collection, you’ll get the chance to buy it for a discounted price. What? Yup.

 

This shark is his own feeding frenzy

Forget needing a bigger boat, you need a bigger shark (and maybe a bigger TV to watch it on). Well, it’s your lucky day. Because apparently someone else also thought two- and three-headed sharks weren’t enough. And they decided to go straight for the flesh (and the flush) with 5-Headed Shark Attack. (What happened to 4-headed shark? Probably eaten by 5-headed shark.)

 

It’s campy, it’s CGI, and the acting is to be expected. But hey, it’s a freaking five headed shark. You know you’re curious. And you know that you’ll probably regret NOT watching this more than you’d regret ACTUALLY watching this. How will you live not satisfying your curiosity? Come on – dive right in, the water’s fine.

 

It is coming. Get ready with free horror

 

We’re pretty sure IT is gonna be scary. Like seriously scary. So why not build up your scare tolerance with some free frights, scares, and terror?

Check out Final Draft, a tale of just how crazy writers block can drive some people; the legendary Leatherface as he rears his, um, face in Texas Chainsaw, the 2013 adaptation of the rip-roaring Sawyer family; and Bear, a creature feature you’ll want to get your paws on if you like unbearable suspense and close quarters.

 

And in case you’re still emotionally stable after all of that, we’ve also got 28 more titles in our The Stuff of Nightmares collection that you can watch free with Movies On Us.

 

Watch at home while it’s still in theaters

Banderas is back! (Well starting tomorrow.) And this time he’s gone from gun slinging mariachi to a serious Glock and roller in the action comedy Gun Shy. He’s a rich rock star whose girlfriend is kidnapped, and he’s getting her back no matter what. Because love, and stuff.

 

Or check out The Limehouse Golem, which sounds like a creature feature, but it’s actually a crime drama (no golems were harmed in the making of this movie) set in Victorian London, also available for rent tomorrow. It’s blood in the streets, on the walls, and written into cryptic messages (jolly old England indeed) – and it can be in your home even though it’s still in theaters.

 

 

 

 

 

Calling all Autobots! We’ve got a Transformers Lore Expert.

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You’ve got questions, he’s got answers

The original Transformers is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year (hey, what a coincidence, so are we). And while the fifth installment, Transformers: The Last Knight, takes us from LaBeouf to Wahlberg and from good Optimus to bad Optimus, the Transformers franchise has always been explosively (thanks, Bay!) entertaining.

 

So while we’re waiting for Transformers: The Last Knight to drop, we kidnapped a real life Lore Expert to help us pass the time and answer some questions. He wouldn’t divulge any franchise secrets, but he did agree to answer a few of ours to prove he’s an expert, and to answer some of your questions as well.

 

So if you’ve got any questions about Transformers lore that have burning inside of you like the Allspark, head  to our question submission page and ask away.

 

David
Transformers Franchise Creative Lead

 

 

So, our business card doesn’t have the words “Lore Expert” on it, could you tell us a little about what a Lore Expert is, and what it means to be one?

To be a Lore Expert means to have a deep understanding, as well as a broad overview of the Transformers universe, from its origin to the present, to better navigate its future.

 

As a Lore Expert, what types of projects are you involved in? Do you get to work on projects outside of Hasbro?

Hasbro has a lot of great partners and collaborators that we work with, including Paramount Studios, Machinima, IDW, as well as our own studio to create great stories across many platforms.

 

How deep does a Lore Expert’s understanding of the Transformers universe have to be to truly be considered a Lore Expert?

The Transformers universe has been built over 30 years by many wonderful and talented contributors – from toy designers to storytellers. They have created a rich universe that can be overwhelming, so it’s important to identify and understand the essences of what makes them timeless.

 

Transformers: The Last Knight dives deeper into the mythology and origins of the Transformers than the previous movies, were you involved in the process of shaping that mythology? If so, how?

My apology, but I can’t answer this question. (Editor’s note: Damn his Sector Seven training)

 

How does the process of building the storyline and mythology of the Transformers work? What do you draw from for inspiration in creating a universe in which Transformers exist?

Every story and team of storytellers have their own method or process, but it’s my responsibility to keep them within our lore and not invent a new concept that doesn’t make sense. Recently, having structured a timeline to the history of the Transformer history with key milestones has been incredibly helpful in keeping our universe in check and consistent.

 

What are some of the more interesting, but lesser known, facts about the Transformers?

The Transformers universe began 34 billion years ago at the time of our own universe came into existence. And, there are many parallels that our history shares with them.

 

With the Turkish built Letrons bringing Transformers into reality, do you foresee a future where the applications for Transformers makes them commonplace?

In many ways, they already exist among us and will become more apparent. After all, they are More Than Meets the Eye.

 

When we grow up, we want to be just like you. How you become a Lore Expert – we’re picturing a super-secret high-tech training facility that’s hidden underwater. Please tell us this is true.

First, you need to have access the Ark, then you must have the trust of Teletraan 1 who can download you on their history. A visit to Cybertron is a must, via the spacebridge – which takes some getting used to. I’d suggest not eating before leaping through space in an instant.

 

When you were growing up, did you ever imagine you’d have a job this cool?

I don’t know if I’ve ever grown up, so the future still seems unimaginable to me – somebody pinch me. I will say that it’s a privilege to work within a universe that is cherished and shared by so many fans that is carried over from one generation to the next- now that’s cool!

 

So, obviously, we have to ask – If you could be any Transformer, who would you be and why?

Normally, this would be difficult for me to answer, as there are so many great ‘bots. However, under my present circumstance, I would love to be the combiner Superion. It would take multitasking to a whole new level. Being able to have 5 separate parts functioning independently, then come together as one big ‘bot when facing a huge task… there is no limit to what can be accomplished.