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.

 

 

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.

 

 

THE CHALLENGE IS ON WITH READY PLAYER ONE

The Adventure You’ve Been Waiting For

 

In case you haven’t heard, Ready Player One has everything – like, literally everything – you loved as a kid all rolled up (like Fruit Roll-Ups) in one jaw-dropping movie.

 

Post-apocalyptic wasteland? Check. The dark side of cutting-edge technology? Check. More 80’s pop-culture references than you can shake a Snarf at? That’s a big, Voltron-sized check.

 

Adapted from Ernest Cline’s genre-splicing hit novel, Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One is serving up all the nostalgic and sci-fi epicness your flux capacitor can handle, and we’ve got it in up to mind-blowing 4K + HDR. So if you’ve got Dolby Vision and HDR10-capable devices, your favorite Easter eggs will be easier to spot with the richer and more vibrant colors of HDR.

 

HE’S GOT GAME

 

Ready Player One tells the story of Wade Watts, an elite gamer on the hunt for a hidden Easter egg that controls the fate of the Oasis, the virtual world where he and the rest of humanity spend all their time.

 

Like any life-or-death scavenger hunt worth its loot, Wade’s quest involves puzzles within puzzles like the time-traveling (and suspiciously familiar) Zemeckis Cube. You can get your own limited-edition cube (non-time traveling, unfortunately), stickers, a digital HDX copy, Blu-ray, and DVD with our exclusive Disc + Digital Collector’s Set.

 

With Disc + Digital you get the best of both worlds. Stream the movie immediately (in HDX), and get a collectible physical copy shipped to you free on 7/24. Disc will be shipped by Walmart.com; free shipping offer expires 7/24 – so don’t wait. Snag some extra goodies for your collection and solve the puzzle – IF you’re up to the challenge. Who know’s maybe your Rubik’s Cube will be a time machine. (But it won’t.)

 

MASSIVELY MULTIPLAYER ONLINE

 

And just like Parvizal (Wade) and Atr3mis (Samantha) team up with the rebellion, why quest alone when you can join a party? Join our guild of superfans this Friday at 7 p.m. (PT) for our Ready Player One #VuduViewingParty. We’ll have live behind-the-scenes facts, trivia questions, and game-changing prizes – including actual props from the movie. Joining is fun and easy.

 

 

Your mission is as follows:

1. Purchase Ready Player One on Vudu
2. RSVP to the event and follow @vudufans on Twitter
3. Join us on Friday, 7/6, and start your movie with us at 7 p.m. PT
4. Be part of the conversation using the hashtag #VuduViewingParty

 

We’ll see you in the Oasis.

Ready for Ready Player One? How about meow?

Don’t hate the player, hate the game

 

Ultimately, Ready Player One is like game-ception – a game within a movie about a game. But even if you don’t want to get that meta, it’s a heck of a ride down nostalgia lane. So much so, you’ll need to watch it more than a few times to catch them all. So actually, even the act of watching the movie is a game. #gnarly

 

It’s like a nostalgia explosion

 

There are so many 80’s gamer, movie, and pop culture references in Ready Player One that even the experts can’t agree. We’ve seen a list that covers 120, and a list that covers over 200. (Where’s the beef? There’s the beef.)

 

So take a chill pill and watch it today, in up to 4K + HDR (totally the best option, no duh). Or you can even pick it up in an exclusive Disc + Digital Collector’s Set with a digital HD copy to watch now, and a Blu-ray, DVD, Rubik’s Cube (Word), and stickers. Order now and qualify for free shipping until the physical release date on 7/24. Fulfillment by Walmart.com.

 

Meow, meow, that’s the sound of da police

 

KRS-One might have written the song differently if he knew some cops like Rabbit, Thorny, Mac, Farva, and Foster. These law-lacking LEOs are back in the hotly anticipated Super Troopers 2, and you need to watch it right meow. Catch up with our favorite Super Troopers as they get mounted and play Mountie to help resolve a border dispute requires, erm, America’s finest.

 

And to get you in the mood, in case you weren’t already, here’s a bit of a sneak peek into what happened to the super-est Super Trooper couple (after they got in the mood):

 

Call us nutty, but we feel pretty too

 

Amy Schumer takes another dig at superficiality in I Feel Pretty, which reminds us a lot of a prettied up The Nutty Professor. Not that it’s a bad thing. It’s got an interesting twist in that the transformation is entirely in her head versus any actual physical transformation. So you’re saying our self-esteem and sense of worth is entirely up to us? Whaaaaa? It’s a simple message wrapped up in a hilarious comedy, and it’s available meow.

 

Tell the truth, do you dare to watch?

 

Truth is, we haven’t played Truth or Dare since freshman year – we’re not even sure the kids play it anymore. (Personally, we’re big fans of Cards Against Humanity – hilarious). The latest from horror production factory Blumhouse (Paranormal Activity, Insidious, The Purge), Truth or Dare is pretty much what you’d expect, but it packs a pretty twisted ending. What is it? We dare you to find out. (Ok, that was gratuitous, but whatever.) Watch it in up to 4K + HDR (theatrical and unrated director’s cut).

 

Chapp-acquitted

 

It’s almost a story too perfect to be made into a series like Serial or HBO’s The Night Of – a famous politician, a dead girl, and a car accident that went unreported for ten hours. Chappaquiddick brings us into the story of the fateful car accident involving Ted Kennedy and a young campaign strategist. Unanswered questions, controversy, and even calls of conspiracy surround this story that gripped America during the summer of 1969. Watch it now in up to 4K + HDR.

 

 

 

Watch A Quiet Place, Rampage, Isle of Dogs and More

The Silent Treatment

On The Office, John Krasinski wrangled Dunder Mifflin into a silence contest. But he takes it even further in his debut horror film, A Quiet Place – with the first line of dialogue not appearing until about 40 minutes into the movie.

 

A Quiet Place is unlike any horror movie you’ve ever seen, or heard, since the entire premise is based on silence, so you don’t really ever hear much at all. Because when you do, it means someone is probably about to die.

 

So check out this amazingly tense and tantalizingly suspenseful movie. Silence has never been so frightening. Get it in up to 4K + HDR.

 

 

And if you’re worried about watching it alone, just join us this Friday for our A Quiet Place #VuduViewingParty. Join us and a few hundred of our close friends as we watch together, chat (silently on Twitter), and play trivia for great prizes. Get the movie and swing by on Friday at 7 p.m. (PT).

 

Info and RSVP here.

 

Wreck it Like Ralph, Lizzie, and George

Not that Ralph, the one from Rampage. Yeah, the video game where a giant gorilla (George), lizard (Lizzie), and wolf (Ralph) lay waste to city after city. That’s funny, the movie plot of Rampage is essentially the same as the game – and that’s why it’s awesome. Not to mention it stars Dwayne Johnson – and everything he touches turns to gold. Obviously. Enjoy it in up to 4K + HDR.

 

Because Wes Anderson

 

No, really, because Wes Anderson. That’s pretty much the best way to explain Isle of Dogs – a movie that follows an intrepid 12-year old whose search for his dog takes him to a government-sanctioned island of canine exiles. It’s charming, a little bleak, hilarious, and even weird, all mashed up together. Yup, you guessed it, because Wes Anderson. Think The Fantastic Mr. Fox up on caffeine…yes, it’s possible – just watch.

 

Also worth checking out

 

Homeschooled kids. We all knew one. Adventures in Public School is a humorous and poignant look at all the rites of passage that homeschooled kids don’t get but wish they did.

 

 

Right now everyone may have World Cup fever, but All for One is cycling documentary worth checking out. Follow five teammates on their journey to become Australia’s first ProTour cycling team. Aussie, Aussie, Aussie.

 

 

If you’ve been wondering where Mike Tyson has been, he’s been filming “China Thalesman.” Sorry, had to do it. China Salesman is like a crazy 80’s throwback action explosion, with an eight-minute, all-out slugfest of Iron Mike vs. Seven Segal as a crowning achievement. Yes, they fight. Yes, it’s just as you’d imagine it’d be – glorious.

 

 

The Endless is a haunting ride that delivers one wild ride. It’s got the eeriness of Annihilation – it even seems to have the same sound effects – but it really creates a tense and utterly confusing atmosphere that will leave you questioning everything you’ve ever believed about reality.

 

 

And if you’re looking for really dark horror, then check out Incident in a Ghostland. From Pascal Laugier, the director of the French torture horror favorite, Martyrs, Incident in a Ghostland is equally tortured and torturous.