Available 8/1 for Pre-Order – Alien: Covenant + get $3 movie credit on release!

Movement. Signal’s clean. Range, five days.

 

Pre-order Alien: Covenant on Vudu on 8/1!

 

In space, no one can hear you scream, but on Earth, can people hear your excitement of pre-ordering Alien: Covenant?

 

Pre-order this sequel to the Alien prequel Prometheus (it’s a sequel, and a prequel…a se-prequel – we’re making that a thing) AND you’ll also get $3 movie credit back when it’s released!

 

Alien: Covenant brings back some of the good old-fashioned, close-quarters space horror and it does it well. Freaky scenes with facehuggers? Check.

 

 

White-knuckle suspense? Check.

 

 

A Xenomorph evolution that’s so gruesome and horrific you can’t take your eyes of it? Check, check, and check.

 

 

 

 

And a Comic-Con experience that tested your ability to be a colonist aboard the Covenant? Check. Oh, you didn’t get to go? Don’t worry, we got you covered.

 

 

Ok, check. Not to mention the collectable pins for “surviving the experience.” Double check.

 

 

You hear that?

 

That’s what getting $3 movie credit for pre-ordering sounds like. So, what are you waiting for? Let’s get this pre-order party started!

 

 

 

 

 

New Movies and TV Shows on Vudu this week

Now on Vudu: King Arthur, Snatched, Rick and Morty S3, and The Simpsons S4-19

 

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword is available now on Vudu!

 

Get a new twist on an old king with King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. Arthur’s story is already more legend than lore, but Guy Ritchie and Charlie Hunnam shed all that to create their own legend (like that he was raised in a brothel). It’s got a lady in a lake, a sword in a stone, and all the Guy Ritchie style action you can handle.

 

Snatched is available now on Vudu!

 

While King Arthur is snatching swords from stones, Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn are getting Snatched while on vacation in South America. In this comedy, this mother/daughter odd couple have to work together to escape their kidnappers, the jungle, and their baggage with each other – hilarity and inappropriately awkward jokes ensue (would it be Amy Schumer if they didn’t?).

 

Rick and Morty S3 and The Simpsons S4-19 are available now on Vudu!

 

On the TV front, Rick and Morty jump dimensions and show up on Vudu with Season 3, available now by episode or Season Pass (in all its philosophizing and alcohol metabolizing glory). The Simpsons are also here and crowding the couch with Seasons 4-19 (only a gazillion more seasons to collect!).

 

Rent now: Ghost in the Shell and The Boss Baby

 

Rent The Boss Baby on Vudu today!

 

Ghost on the rental box be the boss of your rental with Ghost in the Shell and The Boss Baby on Vudu this week.

 

Don’t interrupt movie night. Rent, watch, and go to bed without returning a thing with Vudu. You’ll always have 30 days to start any rental, then you’ll have 24 hours to finish Ghost in the Shell and 48 hours to finish The Boss Baby.

 

Watch it free: Your favorite Stars of Gen X

 

Get your favorite Gen X stars in some of their greatest performances free with Movies On Us.

 

Watch The Company Men, and much more, free on Movies On Us!

 

Watch Ben Affleck take on the realities of the new economy when he’s downsized in The Company Men, adorkable underdog Jason Segel and Ed Helms learn to be happy with life in Jeff, Who Lives at Home, and Maggie Gyllenhall and James Spader get all 50 Shades before it was cool in Secretary.

 

Pre-order: Atomic Blonde, Dark Tower, Jumanji

 

There are some big titles hitting the theaters this week and that means they’ll be available for pre-order starting on Friday.

 

Pre-order Atomic Blonde on Vudu starting Friday!

 

Charlize Theron is kicking butt, hitting hard, and taking hits in Atomic Blonde, based on the graphic novel The Coldest City. This looks like a full-fledged adrenaline ride and we couldn’t be more excited.

 

Pre-order The Dark Tower on Vudu starting Friday!

 

Stephen King comes to life in The Dark Tower, a film adaptation of his book series of the same name. Watch Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey battle it out for the fate of the universe on the big screen, then pre-order it for your screen (any of them, we’re on almost all of them).

 

Pre-orer Jumanji on Vudu starting on Friday!

 

And it looks like the curse got bored with being a board game and decided to become a video game in this evolution of Jumanji (the game has evolved!). Robin Williams will always be our favorite, but seeing Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Heart together again (Central Intelligence!) means serious laughs.

 

 

 

You stay classy, SDDC! Yup, Vudu went to Comic-Con!

So, how was your weekend?

 

We came, we saw, we Con-quered SDCC. And by we, I mean two lucky guys – both of whom were not me. Like most of you, the rest of us didn’t get to go to the Con (wah, wah). They did actually do so some work, but they also had a great time and took some great pictures so we could live vicariously through them.

 

Since you probably weren’t able to go (like us), we thought we’d share the experience with you guys as well. Behold, through the wonders of technology you can experience SDCC like you were there! So, let’s get this (post) Comic-Con party started! And stay tuned for more pictures of a slew of epic collectibles and other sights from their trip later this week!

 

Ding. You are now free to fly around the Con. – “It was clear it was Comic-Con as soon as we got to San Diego. First thought: Yeah Southwest (not a plug), you do you. Second thought: ‘You stay classy San Diego.’”

 

 

The car maketh the Con – “Arriving in style. JK. But we are pretty excited about Kingsman: The Golden Circle. The first one was a surprise hit, and we’re expecting big things from this second installment and the addition of Channing Tatum, Pedro Pascal, and Jeff Bridges as Statesmen.”

 

“Hey, we’re finally here. Oh, wait….”

 

 

“And wait…”

 

“Still waiting…”

 

 

“And we’re in! Kinda…”

 

What is this? A Con for ants? – “The sheer size and scale are hard to comprehend if you haven’t been. It’s literally wall to wall people, booths, toys, and just so much cool stuff it’ll blow your mind.”

 

 

They do exist! Vudu users in the wild – “These two guys overheard us talking and asked ‘You work for Vudu? We totally love Vudu. It’s the best service and we totally will never, ever, ever, use anything else.’” Ok so we may have paraphrased the last part, but the sentiment is accurate. And yes, it was unsolicited. And, yes, it happened for real.

 

Brains talking about brains – “Our first panel of the year – Fear the Walking Dead! And look there’s Chris Hardwick (he’s everywhere. all. the. time.)”

 

 

Come with me, you’ll float too – “Creepy, dude, just creepy. Guess we’re not sleeping tonight.”

 

 

Bringing the heat – “Anyone here speak Targaryen?”

 

 

Do or do not. There is no try.

 

Does Con stand for congested? – “Ok, time to get to workOMG-this-hall-is-packed-how-are-we-going-to-find…”

 

 

“…Oh, wait. Never mind. Come and find us, we’re at the Fox Fanfare booth this weekend.” (FYI – We’re not really there anymore.)

 

 

Free is a big deal (shameless plug for our free movies) – “If you were there and swung by the Fox Fanfare booth, we had some pretty cool fidget cubes for you. If you didn’t get one, sorry, it’s going to be worth a lot of money someday.” (Not really, but it was cool)

 

 

The theme of the day is lines – “Look at all these fans in line to learn about Vudu.” (Or they wanted free swag. JK guys, great job.)

 

Now we have something to phone home about – “Hey look, it’s Steven Speilberg! He totally looked at us when we yelled his name. We’re breathing the same air.” Excited for Ready Player One? We are. They released a special trailer at SDDC and it gives more context around this 80’s smorgasbord of nostalgia that we can’t wait to watch. Check it out and see how many 80s references you caught. We counted about a dozen.

 

That’s it for now. Check back later this week and we’ll post pictures of cosplay, collectibles, and much more!

 

 

 

 

This week: Unforgettable and The Circle, new rentals, Dunkirk pre-order, and free TV and anime

 

 

Technology. We rely on it. In fact, you’re using it now. So what happens when the technology we’ve glued our eyes to, looks back? Tom Hanks, Emma Watson, and John Boyega (why’s he not at his post, he’s just like TK-421) give you a look at how much we pay when we let technology take over our lives, in The Circle.

 

It’s good to be Unforgettable. Unless you’re Rosario Dawson. Then you wish Katherine Heigl would just forget you existed in this catty psychological thriller that pits ex-wife against new wife. (Have we seen this storyline before? We forget.) Catch the drama, but don’t catch feelings, and watch tonight.

 

Free TV and Anime, yeah, seriously

 

Ah, the good old days of free TV. Well, guess what? We’re bringing free TV back! (Yes, we say it like JT says it.)

 

 

Now on Movies On Us you can watch the select first seasons for FREE. We just added Andromeda (we’re bringing Kevin Sorbo back too), Shameless (the original British version, mate), Umbre (a cabbie moonlighting as a mob collection man), and The Inbetweeners (high school like on the other side of the pond isn’t much different).

 

 

And in case you missed it, Viz Media has partnered with Vudu to bring you a ton of anime for free. (If you’re not sure how anime differs from cartoons, you can learn more from our previous blog post.) So get ready to watch favorites like Death Note, Deltora Quest, Ranma ½, Naruto, and Vampire Knight – with new episodes added weekly, and more series on the way!

 

You can also read up on what’s going down with anime on the Viz blog.

 

Now for Rent: Kong: Skull Island and Free Fire

 

So maybe you saw War for the Planet of the Apes this weekend (available for pre-order now on Vudu). And maybe you’re amped for more monkeys and guns. Well, we got you covered with these rentals.

 

 

You want more monkeys? Well, we got the ultimate one, and you can rent him in Kong: Skull Island, today. A group of scientists flies out to an uncharted island in search of beasts – and boy do they find them. Beast vs. man, man vs. beast, or beast vs. beast, whatever it is, it’s on like Donkey Kong.

 

 

And if you’re looking for more guns, well, then say hello to my little friend, Free Fire. It’s pretty much a non-stop, 91-minute shootout (well, like 62 if you’re going to hold us to it). The bullets fly in this amazingly choreographed no-holds-barred shootout. Rent all the action tonight. We dare you to count how many rounds were fired.

 

Pre-order Silicon Valley S4 and Dunkirk

 

 

Get ready for Season 4 of the wildly popular and hilarious series Silicon Valley, now available for pre-order on Vudu (Bachmanity is back, baby). That’s right. It’s an IPO for your eyeballs, and you can get in on the ground floor starting today.

 

And this Friday, Christopher Nolan’s WW2 epic about the famous evacuation of over 400,000 British and Allied forces from the French coastal town of Dunkirk hits theaters. And as soon as it does, you can pre-order it on Vudu. (Gah, we Dun-can’t wait for this one.)

 

 

 

For your weekend: new movies, new rentals, a twisted TV Tale, and a pre-order that’s bananas

Smart movies for your smart devices

 

A mind is a terrible thing to waste. And this week, we’ve got two movies that show how powerful and creative it can be at any stage in life.

 

 

In Gifted, good guy Chris Evans is the uncle to a child prodigy. She’s got Rain Man skills, but in a smaller, cuter package (definitely, definitely adorable). It’s a touching tale of a balancing talent with time and the nurturing power of family.

 

 

Pension-pushers push back on the system that values profit over promises in Going in Style. (We dare you to say that 10 times fast.) Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, and Alan Arkin steal the show, and from a few banks, when they put their brainpower together in this coming of (old) age comedy.

 

Pre-order some primates

 

No more monkeying around, this isn’t monkey business anymore. This Friday, War for the Planet of the Apes goes on the warpath, and it’s going to be bananas – humans go ape, monkeys get a conscience, and Woody Harrelson goes bald.  Uh-maze. So pre-order it starting Friday and it’ll be auto-magically added to your My Vudu when the movie is released digitally. (Let’s see those damn, dirty apes figure that one out.)

 

A (dystopian) tale as old as time

 

 

The Handmaid’s Tale. If you haven’t seen it, it’s the TV series that everyone can’t stop talking about. And now, it’s about to be the only thing you’ll be able to think about. Because starting Friday, you can watch the entire first season on Vudu.

 

This critically-acclaimed series, based on the best-selling novel by Margaret Atwood, tells the tale of life in a dystopian future where women are treated as property, and the few remaining fertile women are cast into servitude as Handmaids to bear children to the ruling elite. (Told you it was twisted.)

 

Drive it like you rented it

 

If you haven’t seen it, or are on the fence about adding it to your collection, now is the perfect time to check out these titles because they’re available for rent.

 

 

Get the high-speed adrenaline rush The Fate of the Furious to your screen faster than a NOS injection. Every installment seems to be bigger and crazier than the last and this is no exception (cars falling out of the sky, whaaaaa?), so rent it today.

 

And check out two movies about finding two different lost cities. The Lost City of Z is a biographical adventure drama that follows real-life British explorer Percy Fawcett, who disappeared with his son (not of anarchy) in the Amazon in 1925.

 

Smurfs: The Lost Village is the perfect smurfy adventure for family movie night. Watch as the Smurfs set off on a smurfventure to smurf the legendary lost smurf before Gargamel smurfs the smurf out of the Smurfs. (Smurf what we’re smurfing?)