Now available: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and Downsizing

Plus, new to rent, movies still in theaters, and great free movies

 

Jumanji, it’s all fun and games

 

Well, until you actually end up in the game. Then you’re in a world of trouble. (It might even bring you to your sha nah nah nah nah nah knees, knees.)

 

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle takes the board game into the digital age. This time around it’s a video game, and it draws four teens into the world of Jumanji as game avatars that are complete opposites of their real-life selves.

 

There are parallels to the original version helmed by Robin Williams, but this version does have its own voice and it makes itself known.  And the addition of Jack Black and Karen Gillan to the already popular comedy duo of Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart add to the laughs rather than competes with them. And despite some oblivious character gags, there are hidden gems that come from the movie being keenly self-aware. Watch it now, in up to 4K + HDR!

 

And in case you didn’t hear, Jumanji will be our next #VuduViewingParty. If you made it to our last one you know how much fun our viewing parties are, but if not, fret not, because it’s only two and a half weeks away on 3/23 at 6:00pm (PT). RSVP now at vudu.com/viewingparty!

 

Get down with Downsizing

 

Big ideas can come in small packages. And Downsizing takes that idea to a whole new (smaller) level with the premise that shrinking people can also reduce the world’s population issues. It’s shrinking your carbon footprint by literally shrinking your footprint.

 

 

It’s an interesting sci-fi concept applied to a romantic comedy, and it makes for a funny movie – like the vodka gag you’ve seen in the trailer. But ultimately the movie reveals that mankind’s problems are still problems no matter how small we think they are.

 

Watch Downsizing today. And look for our Downsizing and Suburbicon bundle if you’re into watching Matt Damon in weird situations.

 

New to rent: Thor: Ragnarok and The Disaster Artist

 

Unless you’ve been living under a rock (hopefully not a rock like Korg, that’d be weird), you’ve heard the hype about Thor: Ragnarok. But let us say, it’s worth the hype. It’s got a fresh storyline, lots of great action, Hulk (he’s a friend from work) and Valkyrie, and the addition of some Guardians of the Galaxy-type humor.

 

 

The Disaster Artist is a great movie about a film widely considered to be one of the worst movies ever made, The Room. How so, you ask? It made $1,800 against a reported $6M budget. But since then it’s garnered a cult following that apparently includes James Franco.

 

Rent both these movies now and take up to 30 days to watch. Once you start you’ll have 48 – 72 hours to watch (movie dependent).

 

Great movies you can watch for free

 

 

If you’ve made it this far, you deserve some free movies.

 

How about some great films like the Oscar-nominated The Pianist, Buried, The Men Who Stare at Goats (based on true events, seriously), Draft Day, and even Black Swan?

 

Watch any, or all, of these movies free on Movies On Us through the end of the month. See our entire list of new movies for March here.

 

Now available: Ferdinand and The Shape of Water

Plus Coco and Oscar Nominees now available to rent

 

This bull is noble

 

The classic story of Ferdinand the Bull is brought to life in this feature-length animation featuring the voice of John Cena as the peace-loving, larger than life bull.

 

Join Ferdinand and his misfit band of friends as he journeys home to his family. You can buy this fantastically fun family movie tonight! Be sure to check back later this week for some fantastic and FREE activities to help you create a Ferdinand family movie night this weekend.

 

Be like water

 

Guillermo del Toro may or may not have been heeding Bruce Lee’s advice when writing the fairy tale story of love that is The Shape of Water. Fall in love with a merman? Weird? Maybe. But it’s not that far from a belle and a beast or a girl and a frog.

 

So set your skepticism aside and check out del Toro’s signature storytelling and amazingly crafted monster in this refreshing take on a love story – available now.

 

Oscar-worthy and Oscar-ready

 

Available to buy now, Call Me by Your Name is an Oscar nominee for Best Picture that is an exploration of boundless passion, with characters as open and sweeping as the northern Italy location where it takes place.

 

This week you can also now rent Best Picture nominees Darkest Hour; Lady Bird; and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – as well as Animated Feature Film nominee, Coco (available in up to 4K +HDR and highly recommended if your setup for it.)

 

Pre-order and get $3 movie credit

 

Pre-order Pitch Perfect 3 (“last call, pitches” – gotta love that tagline) and I, Tonya before they’re out later this week (Thurs and Fri, respectively) and get $3 movie credit when they’re released.

 

If you know you want either of them, don’t miss out on getting $3 Vudu credit upon their release. Get full details here.

 

Free Icebergs

 

If you haven’t checked it out yet, you can still catch Mysteries of the Titanic from The Titanic Channel, available free on Movies On Us. Find out why there were only two bathtubs in third class (hit the showers Jack!), or why the ship had five anchors. Learn all you wanted to know and more for free!

 

 

Tessa Thompson is joining the Vudu Viewing Party

Make room on the couch, we’ve got a party crasher

 

 

It’s not exactly the apocalypse, but you can still ride along with the Valkyrie. That’s right, the amazing and talented Tessa Thompson will be joining us via Twitter (we WISH it was in person) and getting in on all the fun by answering some of your questions.

 

You can even start sending in your questions now by tweeting us using #VuduViewingParty.

 

 

So if you thought that the Viewing Party couldn’t get any better, you were wrong. But in a good way. So tell your friends that a guest is coming and that they should be sure to RSVP and join us tonight at 6:00 pm (PT).

 

Get ready, get excited, and get the movie! And don’t forget, if your setup is UHD ready, be sure to watch Thor: Ragnarok today in up to 4K + HDR.

 

 

Are you ready to (Ragna)rok?

Join us for the Thor: Ragnarok Viewing Party this Friday

We’re having the viewing party of the year and you’re invited

 

Never mind that it’s the first viewing party of the year, just know it’s a big one. Like Chris Hemsworth’s biceps big. Like Hulk big. We’re partying to Thor: Ragnarok and we want you and all your friends to join. Mark your calendars, it’s going down this Friday, February 23 at 6:00pm (PT).

 

Ain’t no party like a Vudu party

 

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 for proving your Odin-like trivia knowledge. Yeah, that’s what it’s like. Welcome to the Vudu Viewing Party.

 

Come for the movie, stay for the prizes

 

Joining the Vudu Viewing Party is easy. (You don’t even need to travel anywhere by wormhole.)

 

First, you’ll need to get Thor: Ragnarok. If you’ve pre-ordered it, great. If not, what are you waiting for? It’s only, like, an amazing movie. And when you get it on Vudu, you can watch it in up to 4K + HDR (Dolby Vision & HDR10) with Dolby Atmos sound. That’s right, Thor, Loki, Hulk, Hela – all in the incredible detail and color of 4K + HDR. (FInd out if your equipment is ready.)

 

Then you’ll need to RSVP for the party and follow us on “the Twitters” @vudufans. The next step is the hardest part – waiting until Friday at 6:00pm (PT).

 

That’s the time we’ll all start watching the movie (synchronize Swatches!). Then just watch and enjoy! We’ll be chatting it up on Twitter all the while with fun facts, trivia, and prizes!

 

Contest of Champions

 

In addition to interacting with other Vudu and Thor fans, the other great part of the Vudu Viewing Party is the prizes. And prizes there are plenty. We’ve got a Quinjet full of prizes so you’ll have plenty of opportunities to win something, and you won’t need to square off against Hulk or Skurge to do so.

 

What are the prizes? Oh, just little things like collectibles, Ragnarok LEGO Sets, life-size movie standees, autographed art books, a vintage Stan Lee signed comic, a Roku, a PlayStation bundle with Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite, a 4K TV, and MORE. No big deal.

 

So get the movie, join the viewing party, and rock out with your Mjolnir out this Friday at 6:00pm (PT).

 

Breathe extra life into family night with Coco

Watch now on Vudu in up to 4K +HDR

 

Coco is a beautifully mesmerizing animated tale that follows a young boy as he discovers the stories of his ancestor’s and their traditions during his journey to becoming a great musician. It’s a story about music, adventure, and of course, family – making it the perfect choice to breathe life into family movie night.

 

It’s smart, vibrant, intelligent, and wonderfully warm. It’ll make you cry, it’ll make you laugh, and it’ll even make you do both at the same time. So be sure to add it to your collection and watch tonight!

 

But what kind of help would we be if we didn’t offer you some great ideas and fun activities to help you make your family movie night as fun and colorful as the movie itself!

 

 

First, you’ll want to get Coco on Vudu. (Can’t have a movie night without the movie!) It’s available in up to 4K with support for both HDR10 and Dolby Vision so you know you’ll be watching it in the best quality possible on your device.

 

Watch Coco with cocoa

 

Now it’s time to get movie-ready with the help of the wonderful folks over at Brit + Co by building a hot “coco” bar!

 

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Create a colorful Hot “Coco” Bar inspired by Disney•Pixar’s Coco!

 

1. Create your hot “Coco” bar using colorful hot beverage pitchers, sprinkle-covered mugs, DIY pom-pom stir sticks and toppings galore (and perhaps a few figurines and plush toys from the film!)

 

2. Make sprinkle-rimmed mugs by dipping mugs in melted white chocolate and adding sprinkles

 

3. Let the chocolate fully dry before serving.

 

4. Create the colorful cocoa by adding tiny drops of food coloring to white chocolate hot cocoa.

 

5. Deck out your cocoa using colorful marshmallows, whipped cream and a drizzle of chocolate syrup

 

6. Enjoy!

 

Toppings to include: whipped cream, chocolate syrup, sprinkles, marshmallows, rock candy and pom-pom stir sticks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dia de los Decorations

 

Once everyone has some cocoa, it’s time to add some flair and ambiance to your movie theater. Print out the activity sheets and make your room as colorful as the movie. You’ll find over 20 pages of coloring sheets, games and activities, and even more crafts to create and decorate!

 

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Don’t lose your head

 

There are lots of fun activities, but don’t lose track of the big finale – the movie! So grab your special seat on the couch, sit back, and enjoy this magical movie.