NEW THIS WEEK: SKYSCRAPER, HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 3, AND MORE

PLUS RENTALS AND TV

 

FAMILY MATTERS

 

Whether they’re escaping from terrorists, relaxing at sea, or just navigating middle school, families are at the heart of this week’s new releases.

 

 

One 225-story-tall building, one out of control fire, and dozens of highly-trained killers vs. Dwayne Johnson (and family). It’s going to be a close one. Hollywood’s towering hero meets the one enemy he can’t punch, persuade, or piledrive: a Skyscraper.

 

 

This vacation is centuries overdue. With a growing family, monstrously demanding guests, and a frighteningly empty social calendar, Dracula’s ready to hit the high seas for some much-needed R&R in Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation. Destination: spooky fun for the whole family.

 

 

Eighth Grade is awkward for everyone, and social media hasn’t made it any easier. If Kayla can just make it through her last week while minimizing anxiety attacks, dad-related embarrassment, and boy-related pressures, high school just might turn out a little better.

 

NEW TO RENT

 

 

He aided the rebellion against the dreaded Galactic Empire. He made the Kessel run in less than 12 parsecs (give or take). His best friend is a Wookie. His name is Han Solo, and his untold origins are finally available in Solo: A Star Wars Story

 

FREE EPISODES OF NEW TV

 

 

Life in on the Southside of The Chi is complex, with joy, tragedy, secrets, and disappointments that ripple throughout the close-knit community. Watch the first 3 episodes now for free and discover the stories you won’t see on the news.

 

 

A doctor’s life isn’t all flu shots and physicals. The Resident examines the gritty reality of life inside America’s hospitals, with a free season premier available now.

 

 

Speaking of gritty hospitals, how much can one new medical director really change? He’s going to find out even if he has to do it himself, and you can watch him try with a free episode of New Amsterdam available later this week.

 

 

What happens to the mutants who aren’t X-Men? For one family on the run, the answer is danger, discovery, and deception at every turn. Watch the season premiere of The Gifted, free later this week.

 

 

MONDAY MOVIE NEWS

BACK TO THE FUTURE

 

Another Monday, another roundup of the latest and greatest buzz-worthy Hollywood scoops. This weekend’s movie headlines brought news of prequels, sequels, spin-offs, and special appearances coming to screens near you.

 

VUDU ON GOOD MORNING AMERICA

 

 

Not to toot our own horn, but it made our morning to see our latest user poll get a shout-out on Good Morning America.

 

Our users voted on their all-time favorite movie trilogies and Indiana Jones reigned supreme, with Jurassic Park and The Godfather rounding out the top three. Check out the video to see how the GMA hosts’ faves fared.

 

NEW TRAILER FOR BUMBLEBEE

 

 

The canary-yellow Transformer may be a bot of few words, but Bumblebee is making a major statement in his standalone prequel film coming this December.

 

The new trailer for the Transformers spin-off is chock-full of eye candy for longtime fans, with appearances by generation 1 models of Optimus Prime and Bumblebee, as well as classic series villains Shockwave and Soundwave.

 

KINGSMAN 3 RELEASE DATE

 

 

With the upcoming James Bond installment delayed until 2020, another UK super-spy is stepping in to mind the gap. The rumored third movie in the Kingsman trilogy has been officially confirmed and will be released on Bond’s former release date of November 8, 2019.

 

Plot details are scarce, but with series writer-director Matthew Vaughn back on board it’s safe to say that fans are in for the same next-level visuals and dark humor that turned Eggsy and company’s previous exploits into box-office smashes.

 

ChloÉ Zhao TO direct marvel’s eternals

 

 

In an intriguing departure from her previous heartland-based indie standouts Songs My Brother Taught Me and The Rider, director Chloé Zhao has been brought on by Marvel to helm the next addition to their packed Marvel Cinematic Universe slate.

 

Eternals, based on the comic cook characters created by Jack Kirby, will center on a mysterious group of early human ancestors granted superpowers and near-immortality by otherworldly beings. The state of the MCU after the upcoming Avengers 4 is murky, with this new addition offering some insight into what fans can expect from Marvel in the years to come.

 

BIRDS OF PREY MOVIE RELEASE DATE

 

 

In other costumed crime-fighting news, Margot Robbie‘s Harley Quinn will be back for more mischief in 2020, and she’s bringing a few friends along for the ride.

 

Based on the all-women team-up comic Birds of Prey, the currently untitled film will feature Quinn meting out her own skewed brand of justice alongside other DC anti-heroines like Black Canary and Huntress. Casting for these roles is currently underway, but with a set release date of February 7, 2020, fans won’t have to wait too long for the return of Suicide Squad‘s scene-stealing star.

 

ROBERT ENGLUND APPEARINGING AS FREDDY KRUEGER ON THE GOLDBERGS

 

 

In a bizarre instance of TV-movie crossover news, Robert Englund will reprise his role as the original Freddy Krueger on an upcoming Halloween episode of The Goldbergs.

 

The brief behind-the-scenes promo released for the episode show Englund in top scaring form as the iconic A Nightmare on Elm Street killer, guaranteeing a must-see appearance for 80s horror fans, sitcom-lovers, and Halloween devotees alike.

 

 

FREE MOVIES AND TV FOR FRIDAY

FALL FOR FREE MOVIES

 

Fall is finally upon us, and as the leaves change so too does our ever-expanding library of free hit titles. Throw on a sweater, grab a hot drink, and settle in with some fan favorite films.

 

NEW THIS MONTH

 

 

Neo may be The One and only, but this one movie spawned an entire franchise of superhuman showdowns and floor-length black dusters. The Matrix irreversibly changed the game, and the source code of sci-fi as we know it.

 

 

Money may not buy happiness, but it can buy roller coasters and McDonalds franchises. Richie Rich was born with a silver spoon and a heart of gold, and with help from his friends he’s out for a good time the whole family can enjoy.

 

 

A Panic Room is designed to keep trouble out, but what do you do when it’s keeping you in? Wit, cunning, and some dangerous decisions are the only way Meg (Jodie Foster) and Sarah (Kristen Stewart) are going to make it out alive.

 

Changing times

 

Whether it’s reaching out or reaching inwards, these stories of uncharted territory are bound to cause a stir.

 

 

Father Greg “G-Dog” Boyle may seem like a soft-spoken Santa Claus, but he looms large in the eyes of the former gang members he works alongside and the communities he serves. The true stories he’s gathered are bigger still.

 

 

How did one 1970s restaurant owner start a cult of personality that doubled as his own private rock band, army, and million-dollar business? The true answers will shock, scandalize, and electrify in The Source Family.

 

 

A woman discovering her own philosophy is torn between the conservative culture of home and the beguiling stranger she meets on her walks. Cultures, secrets, and choices collide in La Petite Jerusalem.

 

FREE COLLECTIONS

 

 

No need to choose between adult thrills and kids’ entertainment, we’ve got fun-filled adventures like Zookeeper, Escape from Planet Earth, and Stuart Little 2 that you’ll love to Watch with the Kids.

 

 

See what all the critical buzz is about with acclaimed Award Winners like Foxcatcher, Short Circuit, Magnolia, and more.

 

That’s just the tip of the free movie and TV iceberg. Get the full picture by checking out our full free collection here.

 

 

FREE MOVIES, FREE MONEY

WATCH Movies, EARN $1 Movie credits, REPEAT

 

 

Vudu fans know that Vudu is the best place to rent and purchase new movies, but what you might not know is that we’ve also got more than 6,000 top-tier movies and TV shows that you can stream anytime, anywhere, absolutely free in our Movies On Us collection. And for a limited time, you can earn movie credits when you check out a free movie!

 

With 6,000+ titles, it’s easy to think there’s a lot of fluff, but there’s a lot of great stuff just waiting to be discovered. We’re talking about classic hits like The Matrix and When Harry Met Sally, family favorites like Stuart Little and Dennis the Menace, hit shows like Dawson’s Creek and 3rd Rock from the Sun, horror, documentaries, anime and more. With movies and shows from every genre and new titles added every week, Movies On Us has something for everyone to enjoy.

 

Watching free movies is its own reward – but this month we’re throwing in a little something extra. From now until 9/30/18, we’re giving you a free $1 movie credit every time you watch a movie with Movies On Us, up to $1 per day, $5 total per account.

 

FAQ

 

How does it work?

Just watch one of our awesome free movies and you’ll get a $1 credit to spend on rentals and purchases.

 

 

What are the limits?

Earn $1 movie credit per movie, once per day, for up to $5 total per account.

 

 

When can I start?

Right now! You can earn credits from 9/21/18-9/30/18 , and credit codes will be sent out on 10/1/18. After that you”ll have 30 days to redeem your code and, once you’ve redeemed, 30 days to use your credits.

 

 

What’s the catch?

No catch; just another reason to explore our library of 6,000+ hit titles in genres like action, horror, romcom, family movies, and more. You can discover a new favorite, enjoy some classic throwbacks, and watch those sweet movie credits roll in.

 

 

 

DISCLAIMER

Vudu enabled device and account required for digital viewing. Must redeem code by 10/30/18 at 11:59 PM (PT). Credit expires 30 days after redemption. Credit is ineligible for use on Disc + Digital and Mix & Match offers. This offer is non-transferable and has no cash value. Vudu is only available in the U.S. and customers must be 18 years of age or older to open a Vudu account. Limit $5 movie credit per customer. Limited time offer. Full terms at vudu.com/tos.

 

 

A SOLO JOURNEY’S END

SMUGGLER’S BOUNTY

 

 

Our prize-filled journey through space and social media with Solo: A Star Wars Story has finally reached it’s destination: our winners!

 

Vudu Fans pulled out all the stops over the course of our week-long sweepstakes, showcasing creativity, hot takes, and some serious love of all things Star Wars. In the end, there could only be the following winners:

 

Hasbro Black Series Figures

1. Hamid S. (Han, Chewbacca, Qi’ra, and Lando figures)

 

FUNKO POP! SETS

1. Casey T. (Lando, Beckett, Enfys Nest, L3-37, and Range Trooper figures)

2. Melina K. (Qi’ra, Han, Chewbacca, Val, and Rio Durant figures)

 

HASBRO KESSEL RUN MILLENNIUM FALCON

1. Stewart B. (Kessel Run Millennium Falcon (2.0 version))

 

LEGO SETS

1. Kristina R.(Imperial TIE Fighter and Cloud-Rider Swoop Bikes sets)

2. Anthony H. (Imperial Conveyex Transport and Imperial AT-Hauler sets)

 

GRAND PRIZE WINNERS (LEGO KESSEL RUN Millennium Falcon Sets)

1. David P. (Kessel Run Millennium Falcon and Imperial Patrol Battle Pack sets)

2. Elizabeth T. (Kessel Run Millennium Falcon and Han Solo’s Landspeeder sets)

3. Joni M. (Kessel Run Millennium Falcon and Moloch’s Landspeeder sets)

 

Congratulations to the winners! We’ll be contacting you via email shortly to get you your prizes.

 

 

To everyone else, thank you for joining us on our expedition through a galaxy far, far away. We’ll be back soon with plenty more awesome prizes from your favorite new movies, so stay tuned!