The end is near

2017 is almost over. Nailed it.

 

It’s not the end of the world as we know it, but it’s definitely the end of the year. And you know what that means – it’s time to reflect. So let’s tally up some scores and see how we did in 2017, shall we?

 

Hits and near misses

 

It’s not breaking news, but you guys still love your superheroes. This time it was the Princess of the Amazons leading the charge and beating out a rag-tag space-team complete with raccoon and pet tree, a dimension-bending surgeon, and a web-slinging teen. But it was a different kind of princess that rose above them all, a Polynesian one.

 

Your top five movies for 2017:

If you were wondering, our aging, clawed, mutant friend Logan rounded out the top 10; with John Wick: Chapter 2 coming out of retirement at 13th; and the bricked out Bruce Wayne da-na-na-na-nanaing The LEGO Batman Movie to 20th.

 

Look into our crystal ball

 

We can also tell you that it’s not fake news when we say you guys really like movies. In fact, the average Vudu fan has about 28 movies in their collection.

 

Special shout out to Vudu fans in North Dakota, Wyoming, Hawaii (Aloha), Montana, and Alaska who own an average of 35 titles.

 

Our home state of California comes in with an average of 29 titles owned. We’re just gonna go ahead and assume that you guys are all out enjoying the weather….

 

You guys also favor movies to TV. Which means a fair number of you haven’t discovered the wonder of Next Day Air and getting your favorite network and cable shows automagically added to your My Vudu after they air.

 

You got served

 

But we didn’t just spend all year adding movies. This year we also dressed Vudu in an array of “accoutrements” that made your experience better – and, hopefully, pretty awesome.

 

There was a little something called HDR10 we rolled out in November. And with it, we now offer more HDR across more devices and titles with both Dolby Vision and HDR10 support. So if Santa was good to you this holiday and got you some new HDR-capable devices, you can enjoy the color richness and depth that HDR brings to our growing list of 4K + HDR movies.

 

Recently, we also added Mix & Match to Vudu on Playstation and Roku – and we’re working on rolling it out to other devices as you read this. (Unless you’re reading it on New Year’s Eve, then we’re out partying.) So, now you can get some pretty amazing deals when you Mix & Match movies from the couch as well as the web.

 

Hmmm, what else happened? Oh, we gave you a great way to give the gift of Vudu and digital movies with Vudu Gift Cards and Digital Movie Cards – which are sold exclusively at Walmart stores. We won an award, a real one from Variety Home Entertainment, and became a Variety Press Play: Home Entertainment and Digital Hall of Fame inductee. And we brought you all kinds of offers and sales to help you boost your digital collection, as well as more FREE movies, anime, and more on Movies On Us.

 

All in all, we had a pretty exciting year making it an exciting year for you. So, while you’re getting ready to live it up on Sunday night, we’re going to go take a nap.

 

Thank you for a great 2017, we look forward to making 2018 even bigger and better. Happy New Year everyone!

 

 

 

Watch Blade Runner 2049, The Foreigner, Marshall, and more

Plus, watch our End of the World Collection for free

Don’t be a repli-cant, be a repli-can

Watch the sequel 30 years in the making, Blade Runner 2049 is now on Vudu!

 

Because now that you can watch Blade Runner 2049 on Vudu there’s no excuse.

 

The long-awaited sequel to the sci-fi, cult classic Blade Runner has earned itself a 4.3 rating on Vudu and 87% on Rotten Tomatoes, making it as much a fan favorite as the original. And maybe, just maybe, it finally answers the question of whether Deckard is a human or replicant – but you’ll have to watch to find out.

 

The movie takes place 30 years after the first, and you can make sure you can enjoy this movie 30 years from now too by getting it in 4K + HDR (HDR10 and Dolby Vision) It’s the same price as HDX, so why not? That means, even if Santa didn’t drop a 4K TV down your chimney, you can get the 4K UHD version now and watch in HDX until you get your 4K upgrade.

 

The hardest working man in kung-fu

Watch the action packed movie, The Foreigner, available now on Vudu

 

He’s a foreigner, but he’s no stranger to action. In The Foreigner, Jackie Chan is a hot-blooded headknocker who’s as cold as ice, and he’ll fight for you. Yes, the legend himself, Jackie Chan, is back from his side job of teaching the Lego Ninjago squad and we’re excited to report that he’s in top form.

 

This movie is also a peek at the more serious side of Chan. Seeing Chan take on action in a less campy form (and against a former 007 nonetheless) is refreshing and works really well. And for those of you wondering, even at 63, he’s still taking on his own stunts – and is even a Guinness Book of World Records holder for the most stunts performed by a living actor.

 

The jury is in – watch marshall

Now available on Vudu - Marshall. Based on a true story.

 

Marshall is a biographical film on Thurgood Marshall. But rather than trying to do too much by covering his whole life, the movie choses to focus on a single case during his time as counsel for the NAACP. This makes for a great courtroom drama that gives us a much more interesting movie about the man who would later become the first African-American Supreme Court Justice.

 

And if Thurgood Marshall looks familiar, that’s probably because he’s not just a superhero in the courtroom, but also in Wakanda, the mythical kingdom of the Black Panther. So look for Chadwick Boseman on the big screen in February 2018 (and don’t forget to pre-order on Vudu).

 

If “IT” wasn’t enough

Watch Nightworld tonight on Vudu. Maybe leave the lights on....

 

The Creeper is back in Jeepers Creepers 3, but this time he better be ready for a fight. The town is finally ready to join up to try and kill the demon once and for all – but can they do it? The Creeper eats people and has done so for thousands of years, but the townsfolk have machine guns, so, in our mind, it’s a toss-up. Put in your vote and watch today.

 

Nightworld takes place in Bulgaria. Which is pretty much all you need to know since everything is always creepier when it takes place in Bulgaria. It has got all the horror elements: an old apartment with a past shrouded in mystery, a creepy former caretaker (Robert Englund aka Freddy Kruger), and a secret room shielded by two giant doors with ominous carvings – oh and Bulgaria.

 

New rentals – get 30 days to start

Watch Killing of a Sacred Deer tonight on Vudu!

 

Flatliners is anything but flat. With a solid 3.6 rating by the Vudu community, this remake of the 1990s version brings us a whole new slew of med students playing God. And it’s now available for rent.

 

Man of the moment, Idris Elba, is back in the drama/romance, The Mountain Between Us. Following a plane crash in the remote Idaho wilderness, Elba and Kate Winslet rely on each other to survive. Based on a 2011 novel by Charles Martin.

 

Finally, from the brilliantly twisted mind of Yorgos Lanthimos (The Lobster, Dogtooth) comes Killing of a Sacred Deer. It’s a dark thriller that’s absurd and insane, yet totally believable. It’s as bold as his previous movies and not to be missed for fans of Lanthimos’ work.

 

It’s The End of the World, but at least it’s free

Watch the cult classic, Tank GIrl free on Movies On Us!

 

 

Christmas is over, and what better way to close out 2017 than with some free movies in our End of the World Collection.

 

First, there’s the classic dystopian action movie, The Running Man – which just so happens to take place in 2017. (The future is now!) While society hasn’t degraded to that point yet (thankfully), you can see what it’d be like if it did for free with Movies On Us.

 

You can also check out cult classic, Tank Girl. It’s got all the angst of the 90s wrapped up in a post-apocalyptic action movie – complete with a 90s angst driven soundtrack (we’re looking for our flannel and Docs as we speak). Sure Baby Driver, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Atomic Blonde have great soundtracks, but Tank Girl has Bjork, Devo, Hole, Ice-T, Veruca Salt, and more!

 

Or check out any of our other free collections on Movies On Us.

 

 

 

Watch American Made, IT, and Battle of the Sexes

Also rent Dunkirk, Mother!, Victoria & Abdul, and watch free movies

 

If you want to ride, don’t ride the white horse

Watch American Made tonight on Vudu!

 

Imagine working for the CIA, DEA, and the drug cartels – all at the same time. Insane? Epic? Or insanely epic? According to Barry Seal, the legendary (/infamous) pilot at the focus of American Made, it was definitely the latter. Watch the out of this world adventure that is Barry’s life as he goes from TWA pilot to DEA/CIA asset to smuggler for the world’s largest drug cartel. So, forget the white horse, ride the white plane.

 

99 red balloons

Watch IT on Vudu tonight! Join us for movie night, we all float down here.

 

Float on over to your couch and watch IT, available now on Vudu. It’s been 27 years since we last saw Pennywise, and now he’s back and hankering for some snacks. Yup, 27 years. Which savvy fans will know coincides with IT’s feeding cycle. So grab some snacks of your own (non-living please), and get creeped out all over again in a whole new way. Watch IT in up to 4K + HDR – scary has never looked this good.

 

Don’t forget, Extras+ is included with your IT purchase and accessible from the Extras+ button when you watch on our mobile app.

 

 

Watch in Extras+ mode when you rotate the device to portrait mode (holding the device vertically) and get behind the scenes clips, trivia, scene location maps, and more synced with the movie. Seamlessly transition from Extras+ mode to just the movie just by rotating your device!

 

 

With Extras+ you’ll also be able to access additional extras like an immersive 360° tour of the streets and tunnels of Derry, deleted scenes, cast bios and pictures, an IT meme generator, and more.

 

A king is Crowned Queen

Watch King be crowned Queen of tennis in Battle of the Sexes, now on Vudu

 

While The Losers are battling it out with IT in Derry, there’s another battle being waged at the Houston Astrodome in Battle of the Sexes. Game, set, and match…the classic clash of tennis titans Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs is now a movie starring Emma Stone and Steve Carell as the respective tennis greats. Even the real Billie Jean King has seen it, and she approves. While the historic match took place over 40 years ago, the story and all the social issues it captures are just as captivating as ever.

 

Family-friendly Festivus for the rest of us

Bronies rejoice! My Little Pony: The Movie is on Vudu!

 

Starting today, you can also saddle up for a grand – and kid-friendly – adventure with My Little Pony: The Movie. These aren’t the My Little Pony from your childhood, these are modern ponies with modern adventures and modern lessons. And they have moxie that kids can look up to.

 

And just in time for the holidays, Olaf, the lovable snowman from frozen, has snowballed his popularity into his own mini-movie. Olaf’s Frozen Adventure features 4 new songs and 6 additional winter-themed tales featuring classic Disney characters.

 

Now available for rent

Serve yourself up a movie with heart and watch Victoria & Abdul on Vudu

 

The mango may be “off,” but this movie is plenty fresh. Victoria & Abdul tells the tale of Queen Victoria and her strange and somewhat scandalous friendship with her Indian servant Abdul. It’s a dramatic comedy that has enough heart and humor to make it a rewarding watch, even if period pieces aren’t your thing. Plus, Judi Dench, because, you know, she’s amazing in everything.

 

Rescue your weekend with Dunkirk, now available on Vudu!

 

Also available for rent starting today are Dunkirk, Christopher Nolan’s amazing film about the WWII battle of the same name, and Mother!, Darren Aronofsky’s (Black Swan, The Wrestler, The Fountain) strange horror thriller that doesn’t make any sense until it makes total sense. Huh? Yeah. Here’s our pro tip, ignore what the trailers want you to think what it is, and go into it with an open mind.

 

Have a holly jolly holiday – cuz it’s free

 

You spent your money buying gifts for other people and now your budget is blown. Don’t worry, we’ve got you and your altruism covered with a ton of free movies on Movies On Us. Over 4,500 of them in fact.

 

 

Start with our Laughing All The Way collection and bring some free laughs to alleviate all that holiday stress. Whether you’re escaping from shopping, family, or in-laws, buckle down and have a free chuckle with movies like Imagine That, Beauty Shop, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Soul Plane, and more.

 

We’ve also got an Uplifting Holiday Movies collection if you’re looking for something more traditional. Hey, free is a tradition for Movies On Us.

 

And if you know who you like but not what they’re in, have we got a solution for you! Check out our Recurring Stars collection to find free movies with your favorite actors. Benicio Del Toro, Angelina Jolie, Cedric the Entertainer, Nicole Kidman, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and more.

 

 

Now available for pre-order – Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Get first dibs on Star Wars: The Last Jedi

 

Pre-order Star Wars: The Last Jedi in up to 4K UHD. Available on Vudu starting today!

 

It’s here, it’s finally here. And now that it has hit theaters, it means you can get your eager little Porg paws on the pre-order.

 

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is now available for pre-order in 4K UHD and HDX. With your pre-order, you’ll also get access to a bonus featurette that you can watch immediately (your pre-order charge will be processed upon purchase).

 

So get the pre-order and head to the theater. Or get it while you’re in line at the theater with our Vudu app on your mobile device. (Technology is amazing!) And if you’re waiting in line extra early, why not get yourself hyped up by watching any of the previous Star Wars films? (Because, you know, if the astronauts can watch Star Wars on the ISS why can’t you?)

 

Build yourself a family movie night

 

What up to my ninjas! Watch the family-friendly The Lego Ninjago Movie tonight on Vudu.

 

Or maybe you’re avoiding the lines this weekend. Well then, maybe you should find the ninja within ya and assemble the family for movie night with The Lego Ninjago Movie.

 

It slices, dices, and cuts its way through any “I’m bored” or “there’s nothing to do” attack. The first feature film of the wildly popular cartoon series, The Lego Ninjago movie is voiced by the likes of Jackie Chan, Dave Franco, Justin Theroux, Fred Armisen, Kumail Nanjiani, and more amazing stars. Sure, it’s made for the kids, but this movie will sneak up on you like, well, a ninja, with self-awareness and bold humor that’ll keep adults entertained as well.

 

 

WATCH DESPICABLE ME 3 TODAY IN UP TO 4K + HDR

Enjoy a Despicable family movie night this Thanksgiving weekend

 

 

Guess who’s back, back again. Gru is back, tell a friend. Guess who’s back, guess who’s back, guess who’s back….

 

Despicable Me 3 is now available on Vudu in up to 4K +HDR. That’s right, Gru, the girls, and the Minions are back for a third adventure – and it’s just as hilarious and family-friendly as the previous ones. So, take a break from hosting and relax with Despicable Me 3.

 

We’ve put together a few tips to help make family movie night quick and easy (and fun) – because we know the tryptophan is already kicking in…

 

But before we get started, gather all your sidekicks and set the mood with this exclusive clip:

 

 

Gru + Dru + You (and your family)

 

If you haven’t already, pick up Despicable Me 3. (Kind of important for movie night.)

 

Then, since movies need snacks, have the kids – and even the kids at heart – make some Minions snack holders. (via allmommywants.com)

 

Next, you’ll want to sharpen your mind for maximum villainy with a crossword and other fun games.

 

Now that you’re almost ready to watch, why not watch in Minion-vision with these easy to make Minions goggles. (via raisingwhasians.com)

 

Get Extra features with Extras+

 

On the road this holiday? No worries, the future is now! If you’ve got our mobile app on your Android or iOS device, you can download the movie and watch it offline.

 

And while you’re on your mobile device, you can be extra with our exclusive Extras+ experience. It’s included with your movie and is activated when you watch in portrait (vertical) mode.

 

You’ll get a secret stash of bonuses synched to the movie, Minion moments, and time-synched movie trivia. Extras+ also includes three mini-games, an interactive map of Freedonia, extra and deleted scenes, and more.

 

So gather your Minions and watch today!

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