NEW THIS WEEK: ANT-MAN AND THE WASP, UNFRIENDED: DARK WEB, AND MORE

PLUS RENTALS AND PRE-ORDERS

 

WEIRD WORLDS

 

The quantum realm. The dark web. Dark money groups. The heroes of this week’s new releases are taking trips to the other side, and their mileage may vary.

 

 

Ant-Man’s (begrudgingly) back in action with his newly suited partner-in-justice in Ant-Man and the Wasp. The variably-sized heroes will need a giant-sized helping of teamwork as they shrink, grow, and shock their way to victory against the mysterious, phase-shifting ghost.

 

 

The dark web is a hive of illegal, immoral, and unspeakable activity, and once you’re in, you may never get out. The stakes are higher, the truth is more twisted, and the danger is all too real in Unfriended: Dark Web.

 

 

Following the money has never been this hard – or this important. As the unseen forces that guide our electoral process do everything in their power to remain in the shadows, one documentarian is determined to shine the light on their Dark Money.

 

NEW TO RENT

 

 

In Sicario, he got his revenge. In Sicario: Day of the Soldado, haunted hitman Alejandro walks the long road to redemption, where friends and enemies sometimes share a face.

 

 

For anyone who has watched the Purge movies only to wonder how this barbaric practice could possibly have taken root, The First Purge has the unfiltered (and unexpected) answers.

 

 

She’s here, she’s fierce, and she’s not done yet. RBG chronicles the life and times of America’s most notorious Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, from early aspirations to career-defining decisions.

 

PRE-ORDER

 

 

The reviews are in, and Venom’s twisted take on the buddy movie has sunk its teeth into comic and movie fans alike. Pre-order your copy this Friday 10/5 and get ready to unleash your inner symbiote.

 

 

MONDAY MOVIE NEWS

ALL ABOARD THE HYPE TRAIN

 

As 2018 begins to draw to a close, we turn our eyes (and our weekly entertainment news updates) to the future, with trailers, teasers, and other tantalizing tidbits of what we’ll be watching in 2019 and beyond. Read on for the latest looks at what’s coming down the pike.

 

NEW TEASER TRAILER FOR ROCKETMAN

 

 

No, not that RocketMan. After sharing a screen with Sir Elton John in 2017’s Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Taron Egerton will be stepping into the immaculately tailored shoes of the Pinball Wizard himself in Rocketman, an-out-of-this-world retelling of John’s life in the limelight. If the new teaser is any indication, the film will be a song-studded blend of fantasy and reality à la 2007 Beatles jukebox musical Across the Universe.

 

FIRST LOOK AT TOM HANKS AS MR. ROGERS

 

 

Speaking of big (or at least memorable) shoes to fill, Tom Hanks looks pleased as punch to be donning the signature sneakers of beloved children’s entertainer Mr. Fred Rogers in a newly released set image. Hot on the heels of the acclaimed Rogers documentary Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, the unnamed upcoming biopic featuring Hanks-as-Rogers being profiled by a reporter is slated for release in October of next year.

 

FIRST LOOK AT JAKE GYLLENHAAL AS MYSTERIO

 

 

In other first look news, fan-favorite Spider-Man villain Mysterio can be seen (sans iconic fishbowl helmet) in leaked photos from the set of Spider-Man: Far From Home, set to release after next year’s Avengers 4. The lack of headgear (possibly to be added in post) turned out to be a blessing in disguise, as it confirms Jake Gyllenhaal‘s long-rumored appearance as the flamboyant master of illusion.

 

NEW HALLOWEEN CLIP

 

 

Just weeks before the reboot’s hair-raising debut, a new clip from Halloween (2018) has dropped that shows Jamie Lee Curtis‘s Laurie Strode engaging in a long-awaited rematch with masked killer Michael Myers (portrayed by Nick Castle, also reprising his original role). In a taste of what audiences can expect come October 19, the clip shows the now older Laurie defending her family from the resurrected Myers with… mixed success.

 

PITCH PERFECT CAST TEASE 4TH MOVIE

 

 

At a weekend birthday party for Pitch Perfect franchise alums Anna Camp and Skylar Astin, the cast of the musical mashup series gave a not so subtle hint that there may be another sequel in the works (despite the third film being billed as a trilogy conclusion). The actors took several pictures holding up four fingers, and while there has been no official announcement, the seemingly intended message is enough to get fans practicing their harmonies.

 

 

FREE MOVIES AND TV FOR FRIDAY

FREE FOR ALL

 

Family favorites, daring dramas, and haunting horror movies (‘tis the season) are all present and accounted for in this week’s free movie catalog.

 

LAST CHANCE TO WATCH

 

Strange happenings occur as we approach the month of Halloween, and something tells us these titles won’t be around for long. Catch these hit movies before they disappear for good.

 

 

One part adorable, one part unbearable, and always ready to save the day. Dennis the Menace will win the whole family over, if he can stay out of trouble long enough.

 

 

When does a cult of personality become a straight-up cult, and what do you do if you realize it too late? The Master is a mesmerizing look at the power of purpose, and the danger of seeking it at any cost.

 

 

Quitters never win, even when it comes to murder. In Saw 2 and Saw 3, Jigsaw kicks his killing spree up several notches to teach as many life-taking lessons as he can before the authorities – or death itself – interfere.

 

TEAMWORK MAKES THE DREAM WORK

 

These films show the life-changing power of cooperation, whether in wartime or playtime.

 

 

If Hitler wants to hold onto France, he’s going to have a fight on his hands. Set during the French Resistance, Army of Crime follows a patchwork alliance of rebels who put aside their differences to defend their home

 

 

All aboard for taking a stand. These railroad workers aren’t giving up their jobs without explanation, even if they have to take a train to the End of the Line.

 

 

One sick boy needs something to care about, and Snowmen just might be the answer. Come sleet, snow, or bullies, with the town on his side he’s ready to make an impact that no one will forget.

 

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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.