Watch Daddy’s Home 2, Same Kind of Different As Me

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What daddy issues?


Semi-dysfunctional co-dads Brad (Will Ferrell) and Dusty (“Marky” Mark Wahlberg) are back to make us laugh at the perils of fatherhood. And this time, Daddy’s Home 2 doubles down on daddies with John Lithgow and Mel Gibson as the dads’ dads (respectively) for double the dad jokes and dad bods.


Indie, but worth checking out(ie)


Don’t miss these great movies that didn’t get a huge marketing budget. Diverge is a post-apocalyptic thriller that follows a man who is given a unique opportunity to prevent the end of the world. Part sci-fi and part morality tale, it reminds us a little of 12 Monkeys – minus crazy Brad Pitt.



Keep Watching hasn’t gotten much hype from the studio, but this home invasion thriller just might have you hyperventilating. It’s got the whole hidden camera voyeur motif, a family trapped at home, and all the trappings of a great trapped-victim-fights-back-bloodbath.



And it may have subtitles (yeah, yeah, we know), but Extraordinary Mission has so much action that you might not even care. Follow the action as a police officer who goes undercover as a drug cartel member finds himself getting too deep into the role. If you like Infernal Affairs and classics like Hard Boiled, you’ll dig this.


Same, same, but different


For something a little different, Same Kind of Different As Me packs an emotional wallop and delivers a touching story of empathy understanding. And it’s got some big names delivering the big message, including Greg Kinnear, Renee Zellweger, Djimon Hounsou, and Jon Voight.


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Your favorite moms you’d like to party with are back, and Christmas better watch out. A Bad Moms Christmas gives us more of our favorite bad moms and throws their moms into the mix (seems like adding parental units is the new secret sauce for a sequel). Hilarity ensues.


We’ve also got the red-hot Only the Brave, which pays homage to the 19 Hotshots firefighters who perished in the Yarnell Hill Fire in June of 2013; and Subrubicon, George Clooney’s twisted dark comedy of a father who finds himself in a set of unfortunate circumstances with the mob.


Free movies you’ll want more of


Free gets saucy with our Hot, and, uh, Steamy Collection on Movies On Us. Watch the sexy and daring Secretary, the hilarious comedy Afternoon Delight, season 1 of British dramas Lip Service (TV-MA) and Queer as Folk (TV-MA), and more.


Or check out our Laughing Through the Dysfunction, Psychokillers, and other collections.



Watch A Bad Moms Christmas, Only the Brave, and more

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Rebels without a Clause


The bad moms are back, and they’re doing Christmas their way – by not doing it at all. That is until THEIR moms show up. Does the coal fall far from the stocking? Watch this hilarious sequel to find out. Sure, A Bad Moms Christmas is a little like a new cover of a classic Christmas song – it’s a different take and you still know the lyrics, but you’ll still be laughing all the way (ho ho ho). Who cares if it’s January?


Coming in hot(shots)



When a giant wall of fire rushes toward you, most people run. Unless of course, you’re a Granite Mountain Hotshot. (Is it getting hot in here?) Only the Brave is a mesmerizing film that takes you as deep into the mindset of this elite wildfire-fighting team, and what it takes to be a hero. For an even bigger thrill, watch it in 4K + HDR.


Holy Victorian era caped crusaders


Batman vs. Superman? How uncouth. Batman vs. Jack the Ripper? Jolly good. Batman: Gotham by Gaslight features your favorite caped crusader taking on one of history’s most notorious serial-killers in an R-rated doozy.


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Us: We can control the weather. The weather: Hail no. You can’t control me. Rent Geostorm and watch the havoc as Gerard Butler tries to reign in his weather controlling space station. Sound crazy? Who cares? Rent it for less than the price of a matinee.



You can also rent Jigsaw, the latest installment of the Saw series. You know, the movies that took Rube Goldberg machines to a really, really messed up level.


Or walk a mile in the boots of veterans and get a peek into the struggles and challenges they face when returning home for war in Thank You for Your Service.


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Get some epic face-offs and battles for free with our Epic Showdowns Collection on Movies On Us.



Watch Ah-nold take on a cartel boss’ gang of hired mercs as they try to roll through his town in The Last Stand. With try being the operative word. Come on, even at 70, we wouldn’t mess with him.


Or watch The Rock channel his inner Arnold (a la The Last Stand) and become the Sheriff of his hometown in Walking Tall.


You can even cool down (with or without the ice bath) with JCVD in Universal Soldier, or get poetic with the animated fantasy flick Beowulf, which is based off the Old English epic poem of the same name. Read 3,182 alliterative lines, or watch an animated Angelina Jolie – you decide.



Watch Geostorm, Thelma, and Last Flag Flying

Plus new to rent, TV series collections and free, family-friendly adventures


Oh hail no


Controlling the weather sounds great until you lose control of the system. A dark cloud has come over the Climate International Space Station as it goes from preventing climate catastrophes to causing them, and only one man can stop it – Gerard Butler.


Geostorm is out of this world, literally, as it takes the disaster epic into outer space. It’s raining special effects and jaw-dropping scenes of the world succumbing to Mother Nature. How scientific is it? We don’t know. But we do know that it’s an experiment that is fun to watch. Especially in 4K + HDR.


Scandinavian designed terror


Scandinavian furniture? Cool and inviting. Scandinavian horror movies? Not so much. But don’t get us wrong, Thelma (no Louise) is worth a watch. It’s a psychological/supernatural thriller/suspense movie that is as haunting as it is mesmerizing. It’s creepy, it’s dark, and it’s NR – because, you know, foreign films.


In the wind


Last Flag Flying is a poignant look at a father who calls upon his brothers (from the service…and other mothers) when his son is killed during his service. Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston, and Laurence Fishburne come together magically in this heartfelt story of reflection, patriotism, and the brotherhood. Get ready for the feels.


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The future is now, now that Blade Runner 2049 is available for rent. Check out this acclaimed sequel to the highly acclaimed original Blade Runner tonight.


Just how many ways can you die? Find out in Happy Death Day which follows an unfortunate Tree Gelbman (millennials, we can’t make it up) as she relives each day – and death – until she can solve her own murder. Hope you like gore. And 50 Cent.


And you can get frosty with The Snowman and Same Difference. One involves a serial killer who turns his victims into snowmen, and the other satisfies your Red Bull-fueled GoPro video binges and follows freeride, freestyle, and alpine skiers on some mind-bending runs. We’ll let you guess which is which.


Binge like no one’s watching. No, wait.


Oh, whatever, you get what we mean. Anyway, get your binge on with bundle pricing (limited time) on the complete TV series of Justified seasons 1-6, Rescue Me seasons 1-7, Masters of Sex (it’s not what you think, well, ok, kind of) seasons 1-4, The Shield seasons 1-7 (available in SD only), and The Night Shift seasons 1-4.


Honey, I entertained the kids. For free.


You know kids. You get them something and five minutes later they’re bored of it. That’s why we say, go for the free stuff. Like our Family Friendly Adventures collection on Movies On Us.


We’ve got 35 titles for kids to watch over and over again – why not, it’s free – including Barnyard (animated), Harriet the Spy, Gladiators of Rome (animated), Fred 3: Camp Fred, and more.


Don’t worry, we’ve got plenty of free movies for you too. Check out Movies On Us collections like Survival of the Fittest, TV Buddy Comedies, Sundance Standouts, and more.





New movies for the new year, including free ones

Pop the cork on some more movies


The end is just beginning

Happy Death Day is like a dark and twisted Groundhog Day. A really, really, dark and twisted version. The producer of Get Out, The Purge, and The Visit bring you this slasher flick that has a college student reliving the day of her murder until she can uncover her killer’s identity. Rewind this thriller tonight and watch as a college student continues to relive the day of her murder until she can uncover her killer’s identity.



And with the extreme winter hitting the East Coast this week, lots of people will probably be building snowmen. But hopefully not like in The Snowman. This suspense piles as high as the snowdrifts as Michael Fassbender stars as a detective whose investigation may snowball into a serial killer case. Don’t be a flake and miss out on this movie.


New rentals


We’re serving up some laughs with a side of social change. Hit the couch and watch the verbal volleys that Emma Stone and Steve Carell lob at each other in Battle of the Sexes. This movie covers the famous 1973 tennis match between women’s champion Billie Jean King and men’s champ Bobby Riggs. And you thought McEnroe had a mouth on him.


Home, home on the range, where the wombat and the wallabies range. Head down to the New Zealand frontier in the drama suspense film The Stolen, and follow a mother across the territories as she tracks her baby and his kidnapper.


Free movies for January


Arnold Schwarzenegger is back in The Last Stand as a small-town sheriff gearing up for a big-time gunfight. This film was overlooked at the box office, but that doesn’t mean it’s not worth seeing – especially for free. Watch this ah-mazing Ah-nold-sized action flick on Movies On Us.


And now that it’s 2018, you may want to revisit Daybreakers. Because if this movie is right, next year everyone will be revealed to be a vampire and the rest of us are in trouble. Good thing Ethan Hawke is here to save humanity. It’s an even better thing that we’re here so you can watch this for free on Movies On Us.


You can also check out Legally Blonde 2: Red, White, and Blonde (Blonde is the new blonde, wait…). She’s on a different coast, but don’t worry, her outfits are still pink. And if you haven’t seen it, step outside of your comfort zone with Man on a Ledge. Watch Sam Worthington escape from prison and steal a $40M diamond to prove that he didn’t steal it the first time.



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!