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A little spooky fun, a little high school drama, and a little bit of rock and roll. This week’s new free movies have everything you need for the perfect movie marathon.
NEW THIS WEEK
We’ve all flaked on our family from time to time, but abandoning them to pursue rock stardom means leaving on a pretty sour note. It’s going to take flair, forgiveness, and a whole lot of hair product for Ricki and the Flash to make things right.
Ever wonder what skeletons are hiding in someone’s closet? For businessman, philanthropist, and serial killer Mr. Brooks, there’s some real flesh and bone next to his designer loafers.
Zombies, vampires, and humans… unite? Forget everything you know about horror movies, because these small-town Freaks of Nature are teaming up to kick some alien butt.
As teens we all thought we had all the answers, and for Charlie Bartlett it just might be true. He’s playing therapist to a school-full of anxious, depressed, and ignored classmates, and maybe even becoming popular along the way.
INSIDE LOOKING OUT
Sometimes finding yourself means looking where you least expect. These stories of self-discovery take their protagonists off the beaten path.
Scripted lines, real angst. 20,000 Days on Earth follows enigmatic rocker Nick Cave on a semi-autobiographical, semi-documentary roller coaster of inspiration and creative kismet.
There’s the home you make, and the home that makes you. Four American teenagers adopted from China will head back to their ancestral homeland to link their two worlds from Somewhere Between.
Life on the reservation is hard for Virgil First Raise, even before he wakes up in a ditch to find his wife and his rifle long gone. Finding them will be harder still, but find them he will, in Winter in the Blood.
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Everyone imagines what it’s like to be a spy: karate chopping terrorists, infiltrating secret organizations, and jumping out of expensive foreign cars as they crash into helicopters. But what if you and your best friend had to be spies right now, with no training, no gadgets, and no idea what’s going on?
In The Spy Who Dumped Me, Audrey (Mila Kunis) and Morgan (Kate McKinnon) are two average gals on a daring (and possibly deadly) Eurotrip to clean up after Audrey’s CIA agent ex. They may be underqualified and under attack, but you can watch them fight, drive, and disguise their way to mission accomplished in up to 4K + UHD quality.
As kids we’re told not to talk to strangers, and forgetting the lesson as adults can have deadly consequences. Unfriended: Dark Web dives deep into the dark side of the internet, with hauntingly real results.
Some adventures are too big to come back from. Coyote: The Mike Plant Story chronicles the zigs, zags, and final frontiers of a man who took American sailing where it had never been before.
STILL IN THEATERS
Casper is a harmless apparition. The ghosts of The Grudge are deadly demons. The fading phantasms of I Still See You seem to fall in the first category… until they don’t.
Practically perfect even after 20 years
Magic never ages, and neither does this cult classic as it celebrates its 20th anniversary. It’s been two decades since the Owens sisters (Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman) outfoxed fate, curses, and killers with a little Practical Magic. If you’ve ever wished to spirit away a parking ticket or turn their ex into a frog, it’s time to revisit this cult classic and have a bewitching time.
Loose lips sink ships, but this week’s crop of leaked set photos and movies in development are only building anticipation for what’s coming soon (and sort of soon) to a theater near you.
NEW PHOTO FROM MEN IN BLACK SPIN-OFF
The as-of-yet untitled new entry in the Men in Black series may still be in the early days of shooting, but the sight of stars Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson decked out in the signature MIB uniform is more than enough to get fans excited.
The two friends are no strangers to fighting aliens after teaming up in Thor: Ragnarok, and will no doubt bring more than just some comically-sized umbrellas to the paranormal project.
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NEW THIS WEEK
They’re here, they’re weird, and they’re saving New York City one haunting at a time. The OG Ghostbusters may not have Avengers-level resources or skills, but when there’s a giant marshmallow in your neighborhood there’s only one team to call.
The boys in beige are back in business. When evil ghost goo starts feeding on New Yorkers’ negative emotions, it’s up to the original ectoplasmic exterminators to dust off their proton packs and school some ghouls in Ghostbusters 2.
Separated by a tsunami but together in spirit, this family will fight hell or high water to find each other again. When loved ones are on the line, The Impossible becomes anything but.
Four best friends, three months off from school, and one downright magical pair of pants. Loyalty, empathy, and forgiveness are the real treasures of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, but the jeans don’t hurt either.
AROUND THE WORLD IN 3 GENRES
The subject matter and point of view couldn’t be more different, but these critically-acclaimed foreign films all jump off the screen from the first minute.
When five unknown bank robbers escape from the Honk Kong police on live TV, the shame of failure brings the full wrath of the vengeful police force down on their heads. Nothing is certain, but no matter who comes out on top it’s going to be Breaking News.
When I Saw You offers a Palestinian child’s eye view of war, uncertainty, identity, and life as a refugee. 11-year-old Tarek longs for the father and homeland he was forced to leave behind, and his journey to find them brings danger and understanding in equal measure.
Built on the bones of the French New Wave, Boy Meets Girl is a darkly comedic love story between two lost souls at the intersection of apathy and aspiration. As the two young protagonists connect again and again by circumstance, their separate frustrations add up to something greater than the sum of its parts.
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BONUS FEATURE – Five WORD MOVIE REVIEW
In case it wasn’t obvious, we here at the Vudu offices are really, really into movies. We wanted to share some of our hottest (and quickest) takes on the latest releases with you our beloved Vudu fans, in a fun new video series we call Five Word Movie Review.
Our first subject is the high-climbing Dwayne Johnson thriller Skyscraper. Watch us try (and sometimes fail) to encapsulate the movie’s monumental action in just five words, and stay tuned for more snack-sized summaries.