Ahoy. It’s Talk Like a Pirate Day and we’ve got Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Plus Watch Wonder Woman, Killing Gunther, and Get some free love

Dead men tell no tales, but they do entertain

 

Avast ye landlubbers, for it be International Talk Like a Pirate Day. Arrg. Ok, we’re done speaking pirate, but we’re still celebrating the follyday (fake holiday, is that a thing?) that also happens to be the release of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.

 

Four movies, plenty of curses (but not cursing), and countless bottles of rum have led up to this fifth and final chapter in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. It’s Capt. Jack Sparrow’s “final” voyage (mmhmm, there’s a rug store down the street that’s been going out of business for the last 10 years too), and this film fills its sails with the action, laughs, and undead pirates you’d expect – and ups the ante with ghost sharks. Shiver me timbers. (Ok we lied, we weren’t done.) So, grab ye mates, secure the treasure (the movie), and drop anchor on the couch, savvy?

 

See even more dead people

 

A different kind of ghost story, A Ghost Story haunts not in a horror movie sense, but in how it tells the story of love, loss, memory, and time. It doesn’t have flickering lights, things creeping out of the shadows, or that eerie horror sound effect favorite – the waterphone. But it does tie in a love story, loneliness and denial, and a little bit of time warping. It’s an arty little indie, that’s worth the heartbreaking and heartwarming ride.

 

A wondrous rental

 

 

Wonder Woman is now available for rent. If you haven’t seen this powerhouse of a movie yet, well now’s your chance. Directory Patty Jenkins does a job worthy of an Amazon and delivers both a hero and a movie we can all be proud of.

 

Ah-nold is back

 

We’ve got a special treat for you. This Friday, you’ll be able to watch Killing Gunther BEFORE it hits theaters. Whaaa? How is this possible? Don’t ask questions, just watch it. (Do it, do it naow. Well, do it Friday…)

 

Arnold Schwarzenegger is Gunther, the world’s greatest assassin (of course he is), and he’s being hunted by a group of less established assassins trying to make a name for themselves. Hilarious hijinks ensue.

 

Feel free to feel the love

 

Love is in the air. And on your screen. And it’s free in both places. With fall just around the corner, we’ve got a bunch of free movies you can fall in love with as you cuddle with your S.O. to keep warm.

 

 

The Material Girl takes charge as director of W.E., her vision of King Edward VIII’s abdication of the British throne in the name of love. We’ve also got the story of love in the inner-city of Houston with Jason’s Lyric, the story of a man (hey Matt LeBlanc, how you doin?) who literally falls crazy in love whenever he falls for a girl with Lovesick, and a movie that brings new meaning to being lovesick (the feeling, not the last movie) with Griffin & Phoenix.

 

 

 

Free and exclusively on Vudu: Watch Amy Jo Johnson’s The Space Between

Go, go, Amy Jo

Watch Amy Jo Johnson’s debut feature film, The Space Between, for free, exclusively on Movies On Us.

 

If the name sounds familiar but you can’t quite place it, you’re probably more familiar with one of her characters, Kimberly Hart, the Pink Ranger on the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers series.

 

It’s been 18 years since we last saw her spin kick her way through armies of Putties, and since then she’s also gone on to appear in other series like Felicity, Flashpoint, and Covert Affairs. She’s also showed her musical prowess as a singer/songwriter with the release of her three albums.

 

The Space Between is Amy Jo Johnson’s directorial debut and first feature length film – which she also wrote and stars in (it’s morphin’ time indeed). A true passion project, Amy Jo funded the film via Indiegogo and raised 179% of what she needed to produce the film.

 

This heartfelt indie follows a proud father, Mitch (Michael Cram, Flashpoint), who finds out his daughter isn’t actually his, but the result of his wife’s, Jackie (Sonya Salomaa, The Intruders), affair. The devastated Mitch embarks on a journey to find answers, learns a lot about himself, his ability to connect, and embracing his shortcomings.

 

The characters are earnest and well portrayed, and draw you in with interesting backstories. We wish we had more time to learn about some of the characters and their unique situations – aside from just being representative of the idea that everyone has baggage and is dealing with something. But overall the story is well established and the message the film carries is solid.

 

The Space Between is quirky and fun, but not in a pushy or forced way. It doesn’t try to reach beyond what it is and does a good job of playing to its strengths.
Visually, the production value is there – it’s shot beautifully, and Amy Jo’s keen eye and attention to detail will only continue to evolve. It’s a strong debut, a charming and sweet film, and an enjoyable hour and a half of your time. Besides, it’s free. And exclusive. So what the heck, try something new.

 

 

Survive a Rough Night and get free horror in honor of IT

Girls just wanna have fun

Girls night. Woo-hoo. Bachelorette party. WOO-HOO! Drinks, some debauchery, and maybe at worst a rough morning – what could go wrong? Famous. Last. Words.  When a wild bachelorette party takes a turn for the worse (think Hangover meets Very Bad Things, but funnier and not as very bad), these friends take their lemons and make a demented and dark, but funny, lemonade.

 

Rough Night is available for rent now. And if you decide you like the lemonade and want to add it to your collection, you’ll get the chance to buy it for a discounted price. What? Yup.

 

This shark is his own feeding frenzy

Forget needing a bigger boat, you need a bigger shark (and maybe a bigger TV to watch it on). Well, it’s your lucky day. Because apparently someone else also thought two- and three-headed sharks weren’t enough. And they decided to go straight for the flesh (and the flush) with 5-Headed Shark Attack. (What happened to 4-headed shark? Probably eaten by 5-headed shark.)

 

It’s campy, it’s CGI, and the acting is to be expected. But hey, it’s a freaking five headed shark. You know you’re curious. And you know that you’ll probably regret NOT watching this more than you’d regret ACTUALLY watching this. How will you live not satisfying your curiosity? Come on – dive right in, the water’s fine.

 

It is coming. Get ready with free horror

 

We’re pretty sure IT is gonna be scary. Like seriously scary. So why not build up your scare tolerance with some free frights, scares, and terror?

Check out Final Draft, a tale of just how crazy writers block can drive some people; the legendary Leatherface as he rears his, um, face in Texas Chainsaw, the 2013 adaptation of the rip-roaring Sawyer family; and Bear, a creature feature you’ll want to get your paws on if you like unbearable suspense and close quarters.

 

And in case you’re still emotionally stable after all of that, we’ve also got 28 more titles in our The Stuff of Nightmares collection that you can watch free with Movies On Us.

 

Watch at home while it’s still in theaters

Banderas is back! (Well starting tomorrow.) And this time he’s gone from gun slinging mariachi to a serious Glock and roller in the action comedy Gun Shy. He’s a rich rock star whose girlfriend is kidnapped, and he’s getting her back no matter what. Because love, and stuff.

 

Or check out The Limehouse Golem, which sounds like a creature feature, but it’s actually a crime drama (no golems were harmed in the making of this movie) set in Victorian London, also available for rent tomorrow. It’s blood in the streets, on the walls, and written into cryptic messages (jolly old England indeed) – and it can be in your home even though it’s still in theaters.

 

 

 

 

 

New this week – Wonder Woman (with Extras+), rent Baywatch, free canine companionship, and guess what day it is…

All the world is waiting for you… (to get) Wonder Woman

 

 

Today is the day you can discover the mythical island of Themyscira, the Amazon warriors, and of course, Wonder Woman.

 

This fan favorite addition to the DC Extended Universe is now available to add to your collection. Get it in up to 4K UHD with Dolby Vision HDR and Atmos sound for a truly wondrous experience with richer, more vibrant colors, and deeper, more immersive sound. So don your warrior uniform (hey, sweats have good fighting mobility) and watch instantly on Vudu.

 

Discover even more on mobile with Extras+

 

 

Get the movie and then watch it on your mobile device for the exclusive Extras+ experience. Watch in portrait mode and experience bonuses synced to the movie, movie trivia, a digital comic, and so much more! You can also get behind the camera with Filmmaking & Beyond and discover the Warriors of Wonder Women, see original artwork and storyboards, and much more!

 

And for the collector, a Walmart exclusive Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD version is also available for just $29.96. It includes a bonus scene not seen in theaters and a wearable tiara. (Wear it on casual Friday!)

 

 

Have something different for dinner

 

Get a different kind of dinner guest with Beatriz at Dinner and It Comes at Night. In a quirky and entertaining critique of our times, Beatriz at Dinner sees Selma Hayek and John Lithgow butt heads over dinner as their differing socio-political backgrounds give each other indigestion.

 

 

It Comes at Night is an apocalyptic thriller that follows a family who lets another into their secure home. As you’d predict, things get complicated and trust wanes. Then chaos and terror breaks out… or does it break in?

 

Beach. Ball.

 

 

New comedy duo Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron have their pecs on deck in Baywatch, now available for rent. Get all the campy humor, swimsuits, and slo-mo that made the original TV series a household name starting today.

 

And because ball is life, you not only play it, you watch it. And now you can rent 2017 NBA Champions: Golden State Warriors and watch their return to the top after a heartbreaking 2016 season. Re-live the entire season, from training camp to their first at home Championship win, with two-time NBA MVP Stephen Curry, All-Stars Klay Thompson and Draymond Green, as well as the 2015 Finals MVP Andre Iguodala.

 

Free puppies

 

Well not really, but watching dogs is just as good – at least that’s what we’ve been telling ourselves ever since our mom said no.

 

 

So head on over to Movies On Us and check out the true story of a dog that united an Australia mining town with Red Dog; portraits of actors, musicians, authors, and designers and their dogs with My Dog: An Unconditional Love Story (famous people are just like us!); real Scottie dogs from Scotland in The Adventures of Greyfriars Bobby; and an animated feature, Jock: The Hero Dog.

 

FYI – We’re judging you

 

Especially if you didn’t know that today is Judgement Day, the day when Skynet becomes self-aware and unleashes nuclear annihilation that basically kills mankind. To celebrate this fictional scenario (we hope) we’ve got deals on select Terminator titles during our Judgement Day Sale. Want movies starting at just $4.99? No problemo. We suggest you watch at 2:14 am (ET) and see what happens.

 

 

 

Vudu now plays on Apple TV!

The Vudu Player for Apple TV! Watch your movies + free movies + your Ultraviolet collection!

Play thousands of free movies on us titles, your movies & TV, and your UltraViolet collection

 

Surprise!

 

Starting today, you can download our new Vudu Player for Apple TV from the Apple TV App Store. That’s right, you heard it here – second. Ha!

 

The Vudu Player for Apple TV lets you play over 4,000 free Movies On Us titles, as well as your existing Vudu collection, natively on 4th generation Apple TVs with tvOS 10. And the Vudu Player is the first (and only – just want to reiterate that) player that gives you access to your UltraViolet digital locker on Apple TV (#humblebrag).

 

 

 

You want more, more, more? Ok

 

Apple TV now joins the ever-growing list of Vudu-enabled devices that give you anytime, anywhere access to your movies & TV. Whether you’re an all Apple household or a mixed device one, now you can access Vudu from more of your favorite devices – including Apple TV, Chromecast, Android and iOS mobile devices, smart TVs, Blu-ray players, gaming consoles, streaming devices like Roku, and the web.

 

We’ve gone native

 

The Vudu Player lets you play without AirPlay, swipe and tap your way though over 4,000 free Movies On Us titles with the Apple TV remote, and even ask Siri to search Vudu and your collection for the movie or TV show you want to watch. You’ll also be able to Wishlist any titles you want to save for later – an experience that parallels the Vudu iOS app.

 

New to Vudu?

 

New users will want to head over to vudu.com/signup to set up your free Vudu account online. App Store guidelines prevent us from offering a sign up option from the Vudu Player.

 

While you’re on the web signing up, you can also buy or rent any of our over 100,000 titles and link your existing UltraViolet and Disney Movies Anywhere accounts for instant access to your collection. Or just hop on Apple TV right away and take one of the over 4,000 free Movies On Us titles for a spin.

 

For more info, head over to our Vudu Player FAQ.