10 YEARS OF STEP BROTHERS

BIRTHDAY BOYS

 

 

It’s been a full decade since Brennan Huff (Will Ferrell) and Dale Doback (John C. Reilly) became best friends, rolling up their absurd antics and step-brotherly love in a little ball and shoving it into our collective heart. In honor of the auspicious occasion (second only to the all-important Catalina Wine Mixer), you can snag your digital copy of Step Brothers for just $7.99, even the somehow extra explicit Unrated version (if you dare).

 

 

Step Brothers may have started as a side-splitting, sleepwalking, boat-crashing, good time of a movie, but it has grown into so much more. Join us as we look back at the cultural impact of cinema’s most beloved man-children.

 

ROOM FOR ACTIVITIES

 

 

To say that Step Brothers was divisive when first released is a family-sized understatement. Roger Ebert was less than favorable in his review, pleading to know “what is going on here?” when faced with Ferrell, Reilly, and director Adam McKay’s relentless landslide of slapstick gags and filthy trash talk. But fans knew better, and the oddball comedy has grown into an endlessly quoted classic.

 

 

The sports world has developed a particular affection for Step Brothers; when the 2010 New Orleans Saints won the Super Bowl, the first thing out of anyone’s mouth was a Catalina Wine Mixer reference. The New York Yankees recreated an iconic scene from the movie for a 2016 promo, and celebrated an important trade with a Step Brothers gif the following year. Their fellow New Yorkers, the Giants, tried to get themselves fired up with a locker room showing of another classic clip, and while the message may have been confusing the humor was fully appreciated.

 

 

The Step Bro fan community has grown and flourished since 2008, with many fans taking their love of the movie far beyond casual quoting. John C. Reilly himself is admittedly shocked by the abundance (and placement) of Step Brothers tattoos. Joaquin Phoenix says it’s the movie he’s re-watched more than any other, and one dedicated fan even developed a popular theory linking Step Brothers to another Will Ferrell hit (hint: SANTAAAAAAA!!!).

 

 

Finally, and perhaps inevitably, there has emerged the ultimate homage the likes of which the world has never seen: the 100% real, authentic annual Catalina Wine Mixer. That’s right; Step Brothers super fans actually gather for a yearly beach party complete with cover band, wine tastings, helicopters, and a screening of the movie in Catalina. Just make sure not to request any pre-80s Billy Joel.

 

 

Add Step Brothers to you Vudu library today to honor 10 years of naked drumming, bunkbed collapses, and playground brawls, or check out the Step Brothers/The Other Guys Bundle or Buddy Comedy Pack for even more intense bromance.

 

 

NEW THIS WEEK: BREAKING IN, LIFE OF THE PARTY, AND MORE

PLUS PRE-ORDERS, RENTALS, AND MOVIES STILL IN THEATERS

 

SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE

 

This week’s new releases has it all, with comedy, thrillers, action, and horror to please every mood and every palate. Find what you’re craving and more, and create your own truly memorable movie night.

 

 

These home invaders messed with the wrong mom. Watch Gabrielle Union, outsmart, outmaneuver, and outfight a ruthless crew of thieves who mistakenly threaten her kids in Breaking In. Watch all the action in the cinematic quality of 4K + HDR, or go all out with the Unrated version.

 

 

She’s going back to school after a brief hiatus. Ok, a brief multi-decade hiatus. Can newly divorced mom, Deanna, finish college, bond with her daughter/classmate, and put the mean girls in their place? Who knows, she’s got a lot to learn along the way. One thing she’s sure to learn? How to be the Life of the Party.

 

 

In a hostile harbor with hostages on the line, the eight-person Jiaolong Assault Team prepares for a mission with no guarantees. Operation Red Sea is the Chinese import that won’t disappoint. No tariffs here, just unrelenting action. If you like Wolf Warrior, you don’t want to miss this.

 

 

Nothing brings a broken family together like the spectral spirit of their lost child, even if they can’t agree what it all means. Part horror, part family drama; The Keeping Hours will haunt you in more ways than one.

 

 

“One last job” just never goes according to plan. For an elderly safecracker fresh out of prison, the key to a better life could mean ending up back where he started. Watch the wicked roam at night, in The Midnighters.

 

NEW TO RENT

 

 

The game’s not over until they say it is. Get ready for a pop culture explosion with post-apocalyptic fallout when you log in to Ready Player One.

 

STILL IN THEATERS

 

 

When a disgraced celebrity and her obsessed fan team up to feed her fame addiction, nothing is out of bounds. Broken Star is your front-row seat to their symbiotic self-destruction.

 

 

It’s the Outback vs. outer space when alien forces invade an Australian country town in Occupation. Bullets, lasers, and banter fly as the locals prove anything but accommodating.

 

PRE-ORDER

 

 

Denzel Washington is back as Robert McCall, ex-CIA protector of the innocent, deliverer of righteous vengeance, and…Lyft driver? The only thing higher than the surge pricing is the body count in The Equalizer 2.

 

 

Bask in waves of nostalgia for a fan-favorite jukebox musical! Soak up the good vibes of an all-star cast singing and dancing their hearts out! Hear the rest of ABBA’s discography! In other words, enjoy Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.

 

 

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.