FREE MOVIES AND TV FOR FRIDAY

GET YOUR SUMMER CHILL ON

 

Looking to beat the heat this weekend? Why not cool off indoors and kick back with a marathon of fan-favorite free movies and TV? With gripping documentaries, kids’ classics, and high-octane action flicks to choose from, your weekend watch-fest is made in the shade.

 

NEW THIS WEEK

 

 

What do Nirvana, Fleetwood Mac, Rick Springfield, and Rage Against the Machine all have in common? As director Dave Grohl will tell you in hard-rocking detail, they recorded some of their most iconic work at Sound City.

 

 

Kids say the darndest things, and (as any parent can attest) they eat some pretty messed-up stuff too. Billy’s putting them all to shame in How to Eat Fried Worms, a spectacle that will make kids cheer and grown-ups ill.

 

 

No, not the one from Deadpool 2. This Domino is a badass bounty hunter based on a (mostly) true story, and if she can outwit and outgun the mob, the casinos, and the DMV she just might be in for a major payday.

 

 

A man arrested and tortured without evidence. A wife left behind to pick up the pieces. A federal agent with a choice to make. Justice itself is put on trial as the rippling effects of Rendition unfold.

 

 

WEIRD AND WILD

 

Expand your mind with some stranger than fiction true stories and adventures in the unexplainable.

 

 

No power = no power. Power Trip’s documentary footage explores the political corruption and public backlash orbiting an American electric company’s play for control in post-Soviet Georgia.

 

 

Having something to say is one thing, getting people to listen is another. Speak follows the real-life finalists for the title of “World Champion of Public Speaking” as they tell their stories on their own terms.

 

 

What if the scientists from Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind made house calls? Explore the possibilities as the two memory-erasing everymen of Skeletons travel the land rubbing out people’s problems, and causing some of their own.

 

 

FREE COLLECTIONS

 

 

Sometimes good guys operate outside the law, and even when they don’t these hotshots and hired guns are serving up their own brand of righteousness. Take a trip out of bounds with Drive, The Quick and the Dead, Seeking Justice, Mercenaries and more in our Vigilante Action collection.

 

 

 

Keeping up with good TV is hard, unless someone rounds up free seasons of awesome shows and presents them to you in a blog post. Ta-da! Stream away with Top TV Picks like Pan Am, Sonic X, Drop Dead Diva, and Last Resort.

 

 

Can’t get enough free movies and TV? Check out our full free collection here.

 

 

NEW THIS WEEK: KINGS, TULLY, AND MORE

PLUS NEW RENTALS AND MOVIES STILL IN THEATERS

 

LEADING LADIES

 

Whether you’re in the mood for a heartfelt historical dramatization, a creepy crime thriller with a twist, or a dreamy indie drama, we’ve got fresh, women-led winners sure to make your movie night.

 

 

One fateful day lit the fuse on a city-wide powder keg. Two neighbors (Halle Berry and Daniel Craig) just might reach a new understanding if they can get through the 1992 Los Angeles riots in Kings.

 

 

 

Boy meets girl. Boy stalks and kidnaps girl. Girl isn’t going to stay put without a fight. See what happens next when Rosy makes her move.

 

 

She’s no Mary Poppins. When Charlize Theron’s Marlo is stretched too thin caring for her three young kids, Tully the night nanny arrives to make sure the household will never be the same.

 

 

NEW TO RENT

 

 

Renee may not have gotten a Cinderella-style miracle makeover, but she definitely thinks she has. Find out if that’s enough to make it in the modern world in I Feel Pretty.

 

 

Every dog has its day, and this isn’t it. With all of Megasaki City’s dogs banished to an Isle of Dogs, it will take one boy and a whole lot of courage to bring them back in this fun-filled Wes Anderson romp.

 

 

Meow they’ve done it. America’s worst state troopers take on Canada’s meanest mounties in Super Troopers 2, with all the pranks, bickering, and nonstop nonsense their duties demand.

 

 

When a woman captured by human traffickers reaches out for help, the two couples she contacts are drawn into a web of violence and corruption. Escape is anything but guaranteed in Traffik.

 

 

Should college students in movies learn not to mess around with evil forces beyond their control? Probably. Is it spooky fun to watch them try and escape a murderous game of Truth or Dare. Yes. Yes it is.

 

STILL IN THEATERS

 

 

Dozens of covertly counterfeited blue diamonds. Multiple deadly factions wrestling for power. One increasingly desperate Keanu. If you’re looking for action, you may want to visit Siberia.

 

 

It was supposed to be a miracle. It turned out to be a curse. Witness the horror as two priests document their findings in an Irish asylum at The Devil’s Doorway.

 

 

Part I Am Legend. Part Shaun of the Dead. All tension. Trapped alone in a high-rise apartment surrounded by zombies, one man must decide what to do the day after The Night Eats the World.

 

 

FREE MOVIES AND TV FOR FRIDAY…THE 13th

FREE COLLECTIONS

 

It’s Friday the 13th, but luck is on your side because we’ve got a slew of free movies to fill your weekend.

 

 

Do you feel lucky? Hopefully luckier than these characters at the mercy of stalkers, home invaders, and some truly terrifying townies. Get your fill of Friday the 13th Scares with cult classics like I Know What You Did Last Summer, You’re Next, Silent Hill, and Secret Window.

 

 

Who says growing up is mandatory? Treat your inner child (plus any actual children) with family favorites like Dennis the Menace, Free Willy, The NeverEnding Story, and The Secret Garden in our Classic Family Films collection.

 

RE-FILL ON FILM FAVORITES

 

The week is over and you’re running on empty, and nothing boosts a mood like a blast from the cinematic past. Time to bask in the nostalgia of some old forgotten faves or discover some gems you missed the first time around, all for free!

 

NEW THIS WEEK

 

 

The high-flying horror that launched a million Sharknadoes, Snakes on a Plane is more than meets the eye. Well, it’s exactly what meets the eye, but what meets the eye has two fangs and is awesome.

 

 

Before he was the Merc with a Mouth, he went to college. Kinda. National Lampoon’s Van Wilder may not be the smartest, most athletic, or most motivated student at Coolidge College, but he throws one hell of a party – and he’s not going out without a bang of a bash.

 

 

The best friends are united by common interests, shared experiences, and personal compatibility. Also, in the case of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, magically stretchy denim and one unbelievable summer. Hey, sometimes you just want to wear stretchy pants in your room.

 

 

A high-stakes heist that goes a little too smoothly? A smooth criminal and a boatload of money gone without a trace? A mob boss who just happens to be played by Bruce Willis? Sounds like a Setup.

 

OFF THE BEATEN PATH

 

Dig in to these moving tales of outcasts and trailblazers doing things their own way.

 

 

Her life became her songs, and her songs became the voice of a nation. Gather round and listen to the amazing story of Chilean folklorist Violeta Parra in Violeta Went to Heaven.

 

 

Who knew finding nations’ capitals could help you find yourself? Every kid needs a place to call their own, and for this group of LGBTQ teens that place is the high school Geography Club.

 

 

Santa may not be real (the jury’s still out), but nothing gets realer than the day-to-day life of Finland’s real-life reindeer herders. Aatsinki: The Story of Arctic Cowboys chronicles all the windswept beauty and tough-as-hooves work.

 

Want even more movies and TV? Check out our full free collection here.

 

 

UNFORGETTABLE EMMY® MOMENTS

TV’S BIGGEST (AND BINGE-IEST) NIGHT

 

 

There’s been a TV takeover over in the past few years, with more unique stream-able content than ever before. Prestige dramas like Game of Thrones, The Handmaid’s Tale, and The Americans have become appointment viewing, and the upcoming 70th Primetime Emmy® Awards are their time to duke it out for small-screen supremacy.

 

Now that this year’s nominees have been announced, here’s a look back at some of the most celebrated selections and memorable mishaps from winners past, and the work that got them there.

 

STAR-STUDDED STORIES

 

 

While not really as scatter-brained as her I Love Lucy persona, Lucille Ball (Yours, Mine, and Ours, The Long, Long Trailer) had an IRL Lucy moment in 1975 when she forgot to bring her glasses onstage and was unable to read the winner for Outstanding Comedy Series (it was The Mary Tyler Moore Show).

 

 

While already the proud owner of multiple Emmy awards from his acting work on M.A.S.H., Alan Alda (The West Wing, The Aviator) was so ecstatic over his 1979 win for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy or Comedy-Variety or Music Series that he pulled a Bring It On and busted out a sweet cartwheel on the way to the stage.

 

 

In 2007 Ricky Gervais (Ghost Town, The Invention of Lying) was sadly absent from the Emmy award ceremony and thus unable to accept his win for The Office, but Steve Carrell (Little Miss Sunshine, Battle of the Sexes) was more than happy to accept on his behalf. At the following year’s event, Gervais triumphantly arrived and tickled Carrell into submission, reclaiming his rightful award.

 

 

The Emmy award ceremony isn’t exactly a pageant, but it can be made into one if enough stars decide to make it so. Best Lead Actress in a Comedy nominees Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, Martha Plimpton, Melissa McCarthy, Edie Falco, and Laura Linney broke with tradition in 2011 by storming the stage together and anxiously awaiting the results Miss-America-style, complete with tiara and roses for winner McCarthy (Mike and Molly, Life of the Party).

 

 

2015 was a landmark year in Emmy representation, with Viola Davis (Fences, Suicide Squad) taking home the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series award for her role in How to Get Away With Murder. As the first African-American woman to win in her category, Davis brought the house down with a rousing speech calling for more opportunities for women of color in Hollywood.

 

For more Emmy history in the making, tune in to the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards at 5:00 p.m. on September 17th on NBC.

 

PRE-ORDER ANT-MAN AND THE WASP, PLUS NEW MOVIES AND RENTALS

WE’RE BUGGIN OUT

 

 

Just when you thought it was safe to leave crumbs on the carpet, Paul Rudd is back as Ant-Man, the hard-to-spot hero with full-power fists. In Ant-Man and the Wasp he’s joined by more than just his usual crew of critters; Evangeline Lilly’s Wasp is ready to shrink, sting, and take names against the mysterious, phase-shifting Ghost.

 

If you’ve been picking up on the buzz (86% on Rotten Tomatoes), you can pre-order now to get all the ant-astic action and laughs in eye-popping 4K + HDR first in your MyVudu library.

 

TURN UP THE TENSION

 

Push the coffee table away from the couch, because these pulse-pounding new releases will have you on the edge of your seat.

 

 

Scared straight programs are rarely fun, especially when the officer you’re riding with ends up in the crossfire of a deadly, drawn-out bank robbery. Bullets fly, bodies fall, and Nic Cage dials his signature yell-acting to 11 in 211.

 

 

How far will you go to help a perfect stranger? Traffik takes on the real-world horrors of modern-day human trafficking in a twisty thriller with danger at every turn.

 

 

It’s all fun and games until someone gets ritually dismembered by restless spirits. The social media ghost hunters of Before Someone Gets Hurt have bitten off more than they can chew, and it’s biting back.

 

 

Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams get a second chance at forbidden love in Disobedience, but taking it will mean risking family, friends, community, and thousands of years of tradition.

 

HOT NEW RENTALS

 

 

They don’t go bump in the night, but if you do they just might eat your family. Beware the sound-seeking, farm-crashing alien abominations of A Quiet Place.

 

 

One bad decision can last a lifetime, or end a life. Revisit the tragic events that grabbed headlines and forever changed the Kennedy name in Chappaquidick.

 

 

If you thought King Kong was bad, imagine he had a same-sized wolf and crocodile to pal around with. Now imagine the three of them facing off with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Now stop imagining, and watch Rampage.

 

STILL IN THEATERS

 

 

 

A genetically-enhanced cyborg kidnaps a special agent’s daughter to harvest the girl’s heart for evil purposes. One problem: the agent is played by Jackie Chan. No need for tickets to the sci-fi scuffle of Bleeding Steel; you can catch every punch, kick, and explosion from the comfort of home.

 

CURRENT TV SEASON

 

 

Ghosts have the Ghostbusters, bad guys have Superman, and the world’s nastiest zits have Dr. Pimple Popper. Catch every episode of this gross-out guilty pleasure within days of it airing, or treat yourself with the whole season.