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.

 

 

 

Last Chance To Pre-order A Quiet Place

Plus, Join Our A Quiet Place Viewing Party

 

The Sound of Money In The Bank

 

Today is your last chance to pre-order A Quiet Place and get a $3 Vudu credit to spend when the movie is released.

 

You can even get it in up to 4K + HDR for the same price as HDX – which sounds pretty sweet to us. So feel free to future-proof your collection way beyond “Day 89.”

 

Get full terms here.

 

Pump Up the Silence

 

 

They say silence is golden. In A Quiet Place, it’s even more than that – it’s lifesaving. They also say silence can be deafening and there’s no better example of that than this movie. Because this horror movie is pretty much the opposite of your typical scream-filled horror movie – with about 40 minutes of silence before the first line is even uttered. Shut your mouth. But I’m talking about shhhhhh.

 

On Twitter, No One Can Hear You Scream

 

Which is what makes it perfect for our A Quiet Place #VuduViewingParty. Typing on Twitter is pretty much the closest thing to ASL we can get, so type in ALL CAPS all you want, we can’t hear you. (But don’t type in all caps, shouting on the internet is still silent.)

 

If you haven’t joined us for a #VuduViewingParty, you don’t know what you’re missing. Imagine if you could fit all of your friends, and your friends’ friends, in your living room so you can all geek out to a great movie – and win awesome prizes – yeah, that’s what it’s like. Welcome to the Vudu Viewing Party.

 

Joining the #VuduViewingParty is easy. First, you’re going to need to get A Quiet Place – hello, pre-order.

 

Second, you’ll need to RSVP for the party and follow us on “the Twitters” @vudufans. Then you’ll be ready to “silently” chat it up with us, and answer trivia questions for some great prizes. Just be sure to use the #VuduViewingParty so we can hear, er, see your tweets.

 

 

So join us this Friday at 7:00 p.m. (PT) for the quietest party you’ve ever been to.

 

 

New This Week: Blockers, Beirut, Furious, and more

Plus, new rentals and Movies still in theaters

 

Rock Out Now That Blockers Is Out

Parents, kids, and prom night shenanigans - Watch Blockers, now on Vudu!

Blockers. Maybe you’ve been the victim of one. Or maybe worse, you are one. In either case, it’s more enjoyable to watch John Cena, Leslie Mann, Ike Barinholtz, and Kathryn Newton try their best to block their kids on prom night.

 

Watch and laugh as John Cena lets his guard down – among other things (did you see the trailer?) – and becomes the over-sensitive, helicopter parent we always knew he was. WWVDD (What would Vin Diesel do)? He’d watch this movie.

 

The Politics of Streaming

 

They say it’s not polite to talk about politics. We say, they never said anything about watching them. So check out these new releases that just happen to have an element of political thriller to them.

 

Watch the cat and mouse drama of Beirut, now available on Vudu!

 

You’d have to be a madman to be a diplomat in Beirut in the early 80s. But John Hamm, is (reluctantly) up to the challenge of negotiating the release of a CIA spy. Beirut is filled with espionage, geopolitics, and civil war – and cool sunglasses. No need for cat and mouse, Beirut will put you front and center of the action.

 

Furious is furiously entertaining, watch it now on Vudu!

 

THIS…IS…Russia? What do you get when you cross 300 and legendary Russian folk story mainstay Evpaty Kolovrat? Furious. And trust us, it is furious. Barbarian politics usually come in the form of ultimatums, and Evpaty and his army don’t take too kindly to demands after the destruction of their village. Revenge is sweet, and it’s available now.

 

Based on the best-selling book, watch The Yellow Birds on Vudu!

 

The Yellow Birds takes a dramatic look at the politics of war, unwavering loyalty to the chain of command, and the trials of returning to civilian life.  Based on the novel of the same name by Veteran Kevin Powers, The Yellow Birds is available to watch now while it’s still in theaters.

 

Blackmail, double-crosses...just another day in politics - watch Affairs of State on Vudu

 

And you can’t have politics without some blackmail? Good thing Affairs of State happens to have a post office full of it. More New York Post than Washington Post, it’s got plenty of scandals, treachery, and drama – you know, all the everyday stuff of DC. It’s in theaters now, but you can watch at home, or anywhere, with Vudu.

 

Rent Pacific Rim Uprising and Unsane

Watch these Jaeger masters in action in Pacific Rim Uprising, now available for rent

 

Pacific Rim Uprising is rising up quickly as a Vudu favorite. And starting today, you can rent it in up to 4K + HDR. Check out this Jaeger-sized sequel that gives you more Kaiju and more Jaegers – not to mention more destruction – and get up to 30 days to start the movie and 48 hours to watch.

 

If Unsane is on your list and you know it, but don't really want to own it, rent Unsane on Vudu tonight

 

Know what’s insane about Unsane? It was shot on an iPhone 7. All of it. So we’re not sure who’s crazier, Claire Foy, who thinks she sees her stalker everywhere, or director Steven Soderbergh, for actually shooting a movie on a phone.  Rent it today and watch it on your phone. #meta

 

Soccer To Me

This movie is golden, grab the fam and watch Alex & Me tonight on Vudu

The World Cup is in full effect – and if your family has World Cup fever, Alex & Me will keep you from getting a red card. Starring Olympic gold medalist, World Cup winner, and international soccer star, Alex Morgan, Alex & Me is a surefire gooooooaaaaaaaal that the whole family will enjoy.

 

 

We’re no Blockers, we’ll hook you up – with $3 movie credit

For a good time, pre-order this movie (In up to 4K + HDR)

Don't get blocked, watch Blockers today! Available now on Vudu in up to 4K + HDR

Pre-order Blockers before next Tuesday and get $3 movie credit to spend after Blockers is released. This might be the only time you look forward to getting blocked. Full terms here.

 

In Blockers, John Cena, Leslie Mann, and Ike Barinholtz do their best “Steel Curtain” impression to keep their kids from the goal line when they find out they’re up to some prom night shenanigans. Yeah, those shenanigans.

 

Sure, Blockers ups the ante on the raunchiness with some real-life, “ripped from today’s headlines” antics, but if you look past that, there are some heartwarming moments as well. Dawww, the feels.

 

So, while adulting is hard – especially real adulting, Blockers shows us it’s also filled with hilarity and rewarding moments that make it all worth it. At least that’s what we hear.