New This Week: Blockers, Beirut, Furious, and more

Plus, new rentals and Movies still in theaters

 

Rock Out Now That Blockers Is Out

Parents, kids, and prom night shenanigans - Watch Blockers, now on Vudu!

Blockers. Maybe you’ve been the victim of one. Or maybe worse, you are one. In either case, it’s more enjoyable to watch John Cena, Leslie Mann, Ike Barinholtz, and Kathryn Newton try their best to block their kids on prom night.

 

Watch and laugh as John Cena lets his guard down – among other things (did you see the trailer?) – and becomes the over-sensitive, helicopter parent we always knew he was. WWVDD (What would Vin Diesel do)? He’d watch this movie.

 

The Politics of Streaming

 

They say it’s not polite to talk about politics. We say, they never said anything about watching them. So check out these new releases that just happen to have an element of political thriller to them.

 

Watch the cat and mouse drama of Beirut, now available on Vudu!

 

You’d have to be a madman to be a diplomat in Beirut in the early 80s. But John Hamm, is (reluctantly) up to the challenge of negotiating the release of a CIA spy. Beirut is filled with espionage, geopolitics, and civil war – and cool sunglasses. No need for cat and mouse, Beirut will put you front and center of the action.

 

Furious is furiously entertaining, watch it now on Vudu!

 

THIS…IS…Russia? What do you get when you cross 300 and legendary Russian folk story mainstay Evpaty Kolovrat? Furious. And trust us, it is furious. Barbarian politics usually come in the form of ultimatums, and Evpaty and his army don’t take too kindly to demands after the destruction of their village. Revenge is sweet, and it’s available now.

 

Based on the best-selling book, watch The Yellow Birds on Vudu!

 

The Yellow Birds takes a dramatic look at the politics of war, unwavering loyalty to the chain of command, and the trials of returning to civilian life.  Based on the novel of the same name by Veteran Kevin Powers, The Yellow Birds is available to watch now while it’s still in theaters.

 

Blackmail, double-crosses...just another day in politics - watch Affairs of State on Vudu

 

And you can’t have politics without some blackmail? Good thing Affairs of State happens to have a post office full of it. More New York Post than Washington Post, it’s got plenty of scandals, treachery, and drama – you know, all the everyday stuff of DC. It’s in theaters now, but you can watch at home, or anywhere, with Vudu.

 

Rent Pacific Rim Uprising and Unsane

Watch these Jaeger masters in action in Pacific Rim Uprising, now available for rent

 

Pacific Rim Uprising is rising up quickly as a Vudu favorite. And starting today, you can rent it in up to 4K + HDR. Check out this Jaeger-sized sequel that gives you more Kaiju and more Jaegers – not to mention more destruction – and get up to 30 days to start the movie and 48 hours to watch.

 

If Unsane is on your list and you know it, but don't really want to own it, rent Unsane on Vudu tonight

 

Know what’s insane about Unsane? It was shot on an iPhone 7. All of it. So we’re not sure who’s crazier, Claire Foy, who thinks she sees her stalker everywhere, or director Steven Soderbergh, for actually shooting a movie on a phone.  Rent it today and watch it on your phone. #meta

 

Soccer To Me

This movie is golden, grab the fam and watch Alex & Me tonight on Vudu

The World Cup is in full effect – and if your family has World Cup fever, Alex & Me will keep you from getting a red card. Starring Olympic gold medalist, World Cup winner, and international soccer star, Alex Morgan, Alex & Me is a surefire gooooooaaaaaaaal that the whole family will enjoy.

 

 

FATHER’S DAY SEQUELS TO WATCH WITH DAD

Summer Sequels, A Summer Tradition

 

Summer means vacations, bbqs, and of course, summer sequels. And we’ve got plenty of summer sequels in our Summer Sequels Sale to help you keep the action going. So save, and save again, and check out the sale here.

 

Dad Bod, Another Summer Tradition

 

Continuing the tradition of summer sequels, we’ve got the continued tales of all your favorite big-screen dads to kick your Father’s Day off right. Whether its international intrigue, family feuds, or just good old-fashioned fun, these fathers and kids have some unfinished business sure to keep you and the dad(s) in your life entertained.

 

 

Two dads. Two granddads. One step-Cena. Daddy’s Home 2 has all the masculine (and sensitive) energy you, and your family, probably want to handle.

 

 

First came love, then came marriage, now there’s a new grandkid and a new baby on the way. It comes with the territory when you’re Father of the Bride (Part II).

 

 

That moment when your dad gets in more trouble than you do. The man-boys of summer are back in Grown Ups 2 to prove to themselves and their kids that growing up is still very hard to do.

 

 

Don’t ever take sides against the family. Decades and continents apart, a father and his sons will go through whatever (and whoever) it takes to realize their American dreams in The Godfather Part II.

 

 

He just couldn’t wait to be king, now his princess wants an adventure of her own. The Lion King 2: Simba’s Pride has a lion’s share of fun for dads and cubs alike.

 

 

He has a very particular set of skills… and staying out of trouble isn’t one of them. In Taken 3, this dad on the run will need his daughter’s help if he’s going to survive to see another sequel.

 

 

The spy world’s most devious dad is up to his old tricks when he’s not up to his nose in chores. The whole family can watch Gru gets back to badness in Despicable Me 3.

 

 

Watch 7 Days in Entebbe, An Ordinary Man, and The Cage Fighter

Plus, Rent Tomb Raider, The Hurricane Heist, and Strangers Prey At Night

 

Big Trouble in Little Entebbe

Watch 7 Days in Entebbe now, no negotiating needed. Watch on Vudu!

 

Entebbe was a relatively unknown town on a peninsula in Lake Victoria, in Central Uganda, until an act of terrorism made it the focus of the world. 7 Days in Entebbe captures all the tension of this true-life rescue of over 100 hostages in Operation Thunderbolt – one of the most daring operations in history. Be captivated by 7 Days in Entebbe, available now.

 

No Ordinary Man

Watch An Ordinary Man, now available on Vudu!

 

An Ordinary Man follows a man that’s anything but. It stars Ben Kingsley as a fugitive war criminal whose constant need to live a normal life runs counter to his need remain hidden from the authorities that are hunting him. Watch it (in secret) today.

 

Rage Cage

Step into the octagon with The Cage Fighter, available now on Vudu!

 

There have been plenty of films that follow the aspiring dreams of MMA fighters, but The Cage Fighter takes an up close and personal look at the will it takes for one man to become a professional fighter, and the (choke) hold it puts on his family. No sparring here, just raw emotion and power that hits you hard in the gut (and the heart).

 

Now Available For Rent

Hopefully you're not alone when you watch The Strangers: Prey at Night. Available now on Vudu!

Why would you ever take a family vacation to a bunch of abandoned mobile homes? But then again, they do make great locations for great slasher flix. The sequel to the 2008 original, The Strangers: Prey at Night (theatrical or unrated) follows a similar plotline but keeps the creepiness fresh, the cuts deep, and the blood running. Oh, and it’ll ruin Tiffany and “I think we’re alone now” forever.

 

Lara Croft is back! Watch Tomb Raider tonight on Vudu!

 

Reboots, like taking pictures of food, are just a way of life now. So it shouldn’t be surprising that they’ve rebooted Tomb Raider only…oh wait, it’s been 17 years? Ok, I guess it’s on par. Either way, even if you’re Team Jolie forever, we highly recommend you check out Alicia Vikander’s take on Tomb Raider – we’re pretty sure you’ll be a fan.

 

The Hurricane Heist will blow you away! Available now on Vudu.

 

Hurricanes, not fun. The Hurricane Heist, lots of fun. Maybe you weren’t sure about it, but now that it’s up for rental you should check it out. Come on. It’s a bank heist. During a hurricane. #Cashtrina. Too soon?

 

Also, Indies Out(ie) For Rental

 

Family dysfunction is the function in Flower, available now on Vudu.

 

Family dynamics get weird in Flower when a teen conspires with her step-brother to expose a high school teacher’s closeted perversions.

 

The movie that tells the story of the song, watch I Can Only Imagine today on Vudu.

 

It’s time to Cowboy Shuffle over and watch I Can Only Imagine. It’s the story behind the song of the same name. So if you love the song, rent the movie that’ll make you love the song even more.

 

Rent Love, Simon today on Vudu! And if you buy it, get the first 7 chapters of the book. (Limited time offer)

 

With a nearly 5-star Vudu rating and a 92% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, it seems a lot of people Love, Simon. You may too. Or, if you buy the movie, you’ll get the first seven chapters of the book free. (Limited time offer)

 

Food for thought

Foodies unite! The Quest of Alain Ducasse is a feast for the eyes and the soul. Watch it now on Vudu.

 

Are you someone who takes pictures of food? Then The Quest of Alain Ducasse is for you. World-renowned chef Alain Ducasse, who has earned 21 Michelin stars throughout his career, takes you on a cinematic culinary journey across the globe. We only wish it included a tasting menu. Watch it at home now while it’s still in theaters.

 

 

New this week: Annihilation, Death Wish, and The Strangers: Prey at Night

Plus, Range 15, Not a War Story, and rent Red Sparrow, Game Night, and more

 

Get ready for Annihilation

 

Annihilation is sci-fi at its best – both mind-bending and mind-opening. Directed by Alex Garland (Ex Machina), Annihilation is filled with eye-popping visuals and a thoughtfulness and intelligence that stay with you long after the movie is over. Watch it today in up to 4K + HDR. And for you bundle fans, we’ve also got an Annihilation/Arrival bundle that features both movies in up to 4K + HDR.

 

Also, be sure to enter to win one of five Annihilation prize packs in our Annihilation contest!

 

Your Death Wish is our command

 

2018 is the new 1974 and Bruce Willis is the new Charles Bronson (sans the hair). But Death Wish is still the same bad-ass movie it’s always been. Sure the cities and the characters have changed somewhat, but the resulting wanton vigilante justice it serves up is still colder than a winter day (in either NY or Chi-town).

 

Truth is stranger than fiction

 

You want the truth? You can’t handle the truth…that The Strangers: Prey at Night is based on true events. Terrible, horrible, true events. You’ve had to wait 10 years for this sequel, but now that your prayers have been answered it’s time to lock yourself in and watch tonight.

 

New rentals:

Forget Cards Against Humanity, murder is what makes Game Night memorable.

 

Blondes have more fun, and blondes who become the Red Sparrow have a killer time.

 

If Early Man is any indicator, the downfall of mankind began a long time ago. Watch it in up to 4K + HDR.

 

Do you even Range 15, bro?

 

Like military movies? Like zombie movies? How about a zombie movie that stars actual veterans – including two Medal of Honor recipients – and that was backed by two veteran-run companies? Did we blow your mind yet? Because if not, Range 15 absolutely will.

 

This black comedy features over 80 veterans, hordes of zombies, and a ton of jokes that you’ll feel like you shouldn’t laugh at but will – and that’s ok.

 

 

And if you can’t get enough of Range 15, we highly recommend Not a War Story, the documentary about the making of Range 15. It’s full of insight into why this group of veterans was so committed to making the movie despite not having any movie-making experience.

 

Both movies are coming in hot and available now. And be sure get your movie buddy in the fight by yelling “fire in the hole” really loud before you hit play.

 

 

Free Movies for Friday

It’s Streaming Weekend!

 

You’ll be spending your cash on cheat meals and parties this weekend, so why not give the bank account a break with some free movies?

 

On top of that, we’re celebrating Streaming Day with Streaming Weekend. Watch any movie or TV show on Movies On Us and get 20% off your next rental! This weekend only, full details here.

 

 

New This Week

Hello? Is it free movies you're looking for? Watch Don't Hang Up for free on Movies On Us.

 

Don’t Hang Up will have you thinking twice about how you handle prank callers. This one has your number, and your number is up.

 

Don't keep this to yourself - you can watch The Keeping Room for free on Movies On Us.

 

The Keeping Room proves that #metoo isn’t a new thing to three young women who are forced to defend themselves and their home from to renegade Union soldiers.

 

She's a super freaky girl, mostly because she might be a sociopath. Find out when you watch Anna for free on Movies On Us.

 

In Anna, well, Anna basically goes bananas. Is she or isn’t she a sociopath? The guy hired to tap her memories is about to find out, and he’s going to regret it.

 

Royals say cheese. It's not a burger, but a meaty documentary on Prince William's wedding

 

And while everyone is talking about the royal wedding, we are not. Nor are we showing it. But in honor of it, you can watch William and Kate: A Royal Love Story and catch his older brother’s wedding for free.

 

Not your cup of tea? Check out all our other new movies this week.

 

 

I Need an Anti-Hero

 

So Bonnie Tyler didn’t quite sing about these guys, but given that these anti-heroes are strong and fast, and free (as well as fresh from the fight), maybe she should have.

 

Some mercs have a mouth, this one has a tank. Watch the cult classic, Tank Girl, for free on Movies On Us.

 

Before there was the merc with a mouth, there was the girl with a tank – aptly named Tank Girl. She too has moxie and sass and she dishes it out with reckless abandon. Wade would be proud.

 

It's not a game of Russian Roulette. You can't lose when you watch Revolver for free on Movies On Us.

 

Guy Ritchie. Jason Statham. Nuff said. If you haven’t seen the fast-talking, action-packed Revolver, you need to. So why not watch it for free?

 

Don't make no difference to you? It should. Watching Taxi Driver for free is a big deal.

 

And if you haven’t watched Taxi Driver, you should watch that too. Yeah, we’re talkin’ to you. You’re the only one here, so we must be talkin’ to you. Classic.

 

Be sure to check out these and all our other free movie collections here.