NEW THIS WEEK: ACTION POINT, AMERICAN ANIMALS, AND MORE

PLUS RENTALS, TV, AND MOVIES STILL IN THEATERS

 

LIGHTS, CAMERA… ACTION!

 

Hold onto your hard hat: this week’s new releases are coming at you fast with an all-out onslaught of death-defying stunts, reality-defying special effects, and boredom-defying thrills.

 

 

Ever wonder what would happen if the guys from Jackass got to run their own low-budget, low-safety theme park? Wonder no more, friend. Action Point owner D.C. (Johnny Knoxville) will do whatever it takes to keep and his relationship with his daughter open for business, even if that means a few crash landings and bear attacks.

 

 

From the maker of the mind-bending documentary The Imposter, American Animals is a half doc/half docudrama following four young men in pursuit of  $12,000,000 and something to do. Stealing their school’s rare book collection from under the nose of the watchful librarian won’t be easy, but it definitely beats learning the dewy decimal system.

 

 

We’ve seen zombies get sliced, shot, splattered, and spewed, but have we ever tried talking to them? (Maybe they have feelings too.) One man who can see and talk to dead people will have to conduct some up-close and personal interrogations if he’s ever going to locate Patient Zero and save the world.

 

 

War is hell, and it doesn’t end with coming home. When an army private returns from Iraq without the comrade he swore to protect, he’ll have to answer to the army, the government, and the family of his fallen friend about what he witnessed among The Yellow Birds.

 

 

Living well is the best revenge, but hunting down your wife’s killers with the help of an ass-kicking, ninja-flipping AI chip implanted in your spine can be very satisfying too. Upgrade gives a whole new meaning to the term “self-driving.”

 

NEW TO RENT

 

 

Defeating Thanos and his gauntlet is going to take every super soldier, Asgardian, Wakandan, sorcerer, and raccoon (/rabbit) that the Marvel Cinematic Universe has to offer, and even that may not be enough. Cross (don’t snap!) your fingers and hope for the best in Avengers: Infinity War.

 

STILL IN THEATERS

 

 

When a departed loved one reaches out from the other side, it would be rude not to answer. But when demonic forces start tapping into the call, you may want to hang up before it’s too late. You wouldn’t want to wind up like the family in Along Came the Devil.

 

 

Elizabeth Harvest’s new scientist husband seems like a dream come true: he’s kind, rich, and his only request is that she never, ever goes into his secret room. Wait, what? Secrets are no fun, but curiosity may kill more than just the cat in this Bluebeard-esque tale.

 

TV (SPOILERS AHEAD)

 

 

There’s no place like Gilead, and that’s not really a good thing. With a baby on the way and an ever-shrinking list of options to better her position, Offred must take action to change her fate or be pulled under by sinister tides in The Handmaid’s Tale: Season 2.

 

 

Book a date with BOOK CLUB – AVAILABLE IN UP TO 4K + HDR

FIFTY SHADES OF GREAT

 

 

The reviews are in: Book Club is a sweet and saucy smash that audiences can’t put down. Loosely based on the writers/producers’ own experience sending copies of the book, Fifty Shades of Grey, to their mothers, Book Club is a laugh-filled love letter to friendship, romance, and finding adventure at every stage of life.

 

Plus watching Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, and Mary Steenburgen hang out, share secrets, and eat ice cream is just plain fun.

 

WIN EXCLUSIVE SWAG TO SHOW-OFF AT YOUR BOOK CLUB

 

 

Now that Book Club is available on Vudu (in up to 4K UHD), we’re having our own little release party by offering up some ultra-rare swag, including a framed poster signed by all four stars.

 

Other awesome prizes include a movie-exclusive t-shirt, windbreaker, and book bag, and all you have to do is send us a picture of your favorite book for a chance at the loot. Great literature is meant to be shared, so whether it’s a canonical classic or guilty pulp pleasure, upload your pick here and you’ll be entered to win.

 

 

Grab some friends, some wine, and maybe a nice cheese plate, and check out Book Club ASAP.

 

 

Last chance for pre-order and $3 movie credit back

Our new favorite guy in a red suit is both NAUGHTY AND NICE

 

 

You’d better watch out. You’d better not cry. And frankly, you better assess your tolerance level for violence, sarcasm, and unicorns – because Deadpool 2 (the “sequel to the first movie”) is coming to town, tomorrow! And this time our new favorite red-suited rascal (sorry Santa) is bringing some gifts of his own.

 

 

If you pre-order Deadpool 2 or the Deadpool 2-Movie Collection (Double the fun! Double the movies! Double the entendre!) before midnight tonight, you’ll receive a $3 Vudu credit to use once the movie drops. But today is the last day, so get that baby hand moving.

 

But wait! There’s more! You’ll also be entered to win one of just 1,000 Vudu-exclusive DP2 posters! That’s right: when you’re done watching all the explosions, skydives, and firefights (literal and not) of Deadpool 2 in up to eye-exploding 4K UHD visual quality, you can turn to your wall and enjoy the same Deadpool-riffic visuals in limited edition poster. We’d show you what it looks like, but then we’d have to sic X-Force on you. Oh, wait. Well, ok, you can see it here.

 

 

But still wait! There’s still more! With your purchase of Deadpool 2 in HDX quality or higher, you also receive the previously unseen, practically unsafe, possibly unconstitutional Super Duper Cut with a full 15 minutes of too-Deadpool-for-theaters extra footage. It’s a limb-riping good time, but you’ll probably want to wash your ears and eyes out with soap after watching it – heck maybe just go full-body sanitization.

 

 

And if all that wasn’t enough, we’re hosting the Deadpool 2 #VUDUVIEWINGPARTY to end all Deadpool 2 #VUDUVIEWINGPARTIES. (Going out on top, since there’s only going to be one. Maximum effort.) Because no one should have to Deadpool alone (and because we have way too much awesome swag for us to keep for ourselves). 

 

FRIDAY. 7PM. PACIFIC TIME. Be there or you might as well be in the Icebox. We’ll be kicking back, enjoying the movie, and spreading good cheer with the funnest facts, nerdiest trivia, and dopest prizes this side of grandma’s bingo social. Get your pre-order on, follow @vudufans on the ol’ Twitter, and click here to RSVP while the RSVP-ing is good.

 

 

 

 

 

NEW THIS WEEK: KINGS, TULLY, AND MORE

PLUS NEW RENTALS AND MOVIES STILL IN THEATERS

 

LEADING LADIES

 

Whether you’re in the mood for a heartfelt historical dramatization, a creepy crime thriller with a twist, or a dreamy indie drama, we’ve got fresh, women-led winners sure to make your movie night.

 

 

One fateful day lit the fuse on a city-wide powder keg. Two neighbors (Halle Berry and Daniel Craig) just might reach a new understanding if they can get through the 1992 Los Angeles riots in Kings.

 

 

 

Boy meets girl. Boy stalks and kidnaps girl. Girl isn’t going to stay put without a fight. See what happens next when Rosy makes her move.

 

 

She’s no Mary Poppins. When Charlize Theron’s Marlo is stretched too thin caring for her three young kids, Tully the night nanny arrives to make sure the household will never be the same.

 

 

NEW TO RENT

 

 

Renee may not have gotten a Cinderella-style miracle makeover, but she definitely thinks she has. Find out if that’s enough to make it in the modern world in I Feel Pretty.

 

 

Every dog has its day, and this isn’t it. With all of Megasaki City’s dogs banished to an Isle of Dogs, it will take one boy and a whole lot of courage to bring them back in this fun-filled Wes Anderson romp.

 

 

Meow they’ve done it. America’s worst state troopers take on Canada’s meanest mounties in Super Troopers 2, with all the pranks, bickering, and nonstop nonsense their duties demand.

 

 

When a woman captured by human traffickers reaches out for help, the two couples she contacts are drawn into a web of violence and corruption. Escape is anything but guaranteed in Traffik.

 

 

Should college students in movies learn not to mess around with evil forces beyond their control? Probably. Is it spooky fun to watch them try and escape a murderous game of Truth or Dare. Yes. Yes it is.

 

STILL IN THEATERS

 

 

Dozens of covertly counterfeited blue diamonds. Multiple deadly factions wrestling for power. One increasingly desperate Keanu. If you’re looking for action, you may want to visit Siberia.

 

 

It was supposed to be a miracle. It turned out to be a curse. Witness the horror as two priests document their findings in an Irish asylum at The Devil’s Doorway.

 

 

Part I Am Legend. Part Shaun of the Dead. All tension. Trapped alone in a high-rise apartment surrounded by zombies, one man must decide what to do the day after The Night Eats the World.

 

 

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.