War for the Planet of the Apes and The Emoji Movie are on Vudu + rent Baby Driver, and more

 

This movie doesn’t monkey around

Go bananas and watch War for the Planet of the Apes on Vudu tonight!

These aren’t your daddy’s damn dirty apes.

 

What we love about this franchise is how emotionally complex Caesar has become – growing more and more intellectual in the build-up to War for the Planet of the Apes. Sure, there is plenty of action when the fists and the fur fly in this final battle, but there’s also a complexity to the story – with ethical and emotional battles waged alongside military ones.

 

Watch Caesar lead his apes to war, and possibly freedom, starting today.

 

We 💖 this 🎬 and totally 😂

 

Watch The Emoji Movie on Vudu. You'll LOL, maybe even ROTFL

💩. That’s all we really need to say because that’s probably the main reason you’re seeing this movie. Don’t 🙄 at us, you know it’s partially true. But put the 📱 down for a bit because this movie has a star-studded cast (that you can hear, but you can’t see) that includes TJ Miller, James Corden, Anna Faris, Maya Rudolph, and more! So, give your 👍 a rest, stop sending emojis, and laugh your 🍑 off at the crazy adventures of these emojis.

 

Ballers is life

 

Watch season 3 of Ballers on Vudu, and check out seasons 1 and 2 trailers for free!

 

If you haven’t checked out this comedy, you’re missing out. Ballers stars Dwayne Johnson as a charismatic sports agent who manages his athletes like he’s herding cats – so it’s a heck of a lot of fun. It’s also got stacks, whips, gold chains, and groupies (if you like that sort of thing). And in a similar vein to Entourage, expect to see real athletes and sports commentators making cameos.

 

You can pre-order season 3 today, or if you don’t know what the hype is about, check out the trailers for season 1 and 2 for free.

 

Nobody parks Baby in a corner

 Rent Baby Driver today on Vudu!

 

Baby Driver is a pedal to the metal thrill-fest that goes from 0-100 real quick. It’s an Edgar Wright movie (Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead, Scott Pilgrim), so expect everything to move pretty quick in this film (watch out for the whiplash). The driving is slick. Real slick. And with a cadence that times it perfectly with the music, it makes The Fast and The Furious franchise (say that 10 times quickly) guys look like a bunch of busters. Rent it tonight without leaving the couch – just sit back and enjoy the ride.

 

Elvira is in the building

Watch Elvira...and her 13 Nights of Elvira for free on Movies On Us

 

Swing by and hang out with The Mistress of the Dark, she’s free for next 13 nights. Well, her 13 Nights of Elvira series that is. Check out 13 of her favorite “best of the worst” B-horror movies, and be amazed at just how frightening some of the movies are (interpret that how you will).  Get plenty of Elvira, and her skewering commentary, free with Movies On Us. And be sure to check out our anime, just added, and other collections.

 

 

Watch Spider-Man: Homecoming in UHD for $19.99, Game of Thrones, new to rent, and free laughs with class clowns

 

Spider-Man, Spider-Man, look out, here comes the Spider-Man…in 4K+HDR (Dolby Vision) for only $19.99! That’s right, we’re basically giving you a free 4K+HDR upgrade to Spider-Man: Homecoming for the HDX price of $19.99.

 

So, why not future-proof your collection by getting a Stark Industries-level upgrade to 4K? Even if you don’t have a 4K TV yet, you can pick up the 4K+HDR version for just $19.99 and watch it on your existing HDTV by selecting HDX for your playback quality in the control bar, or by setting it as your Default Playback Quality on your Account Info page.

 

But if you have 4K-capable equipment, you’ll enjoy 4x the pixels and be awed by the enhanced color and brightness of Dolby Vision HDR (if your setup is also Dolby Vision compatible).

 

On top of all that, you’ll also get the Extras+ enhanced viewing experience when you watch it on mobile. It’s already included, just watch using the Extras+ option from your Android or iOS mobile device and experience bonuses synced to the movie, photo galleries, deleted scenes, and so much more. (You’ve got to check out the Rappin With Cap featurettes.)

 

Also available: The Beguiled and The House

 

They say hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. So how about a house full of scorned women? Watch The Beguiled and see what happens when a Union soldier (Colin Farrell) finds himself intertwined in jealousy and vengeance at a women’s school (run by Nicole Kidman and Kirsten Dunst) in this remake of the 1971 film of the same name.

 

 

 

They also say the house always has an edge, but in the case of The House, we’re not so sure. This comedy follows parents (Amy Poehler, Will Ferrell) who turn their house into a casino to help fund their daughter’s college education. Can they pull it off? Only the casi-knows.

 

Winter is here. So is Game of Thrones.

 

The North remembers, but did you? Game of Thrones Season 7 is now available on Vudu. Maybe you should order it now so you can binge this weekend. Go for it, we’ll hold the door.

 

New Rental: Transformers: The Last Knight

 

If you haven’t watched it yet, Transformers: The Last Knight is now available to rent. You can probably guess the plot but that’s ok – since we both know you’re just in it for the signature Michael Bay action, explosions, and low-angle hero shots.

 

Laughs so cheap they’re free

 

Class is in session and these guys are teaching some AP-level comedy. Enjoy some laughs on us with the Class Clowns collection on Movies On Us. Watch titles like Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Bad News Bears, Possums, Clifford, and more – all for free. While you’re there, feel free to check out Action-Packed!, Last Chance to Watch, and other collections. Also be sure to check out a Vudu exclusive, The Space Between, Amy Jo Johnson’s directorial debut in the Indie Spotlight.

 

 

 

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.