JOIN OUR STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER VIEWING PARTY!

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Staying in to watch a movie has never been more appealing. You get an unlimited number of snacks, you don’t have to step on anyone’s toes to get to the bathroom, and your adorable pets are just an arms’ length away.

But there’s something to be said about the experience of watching a movie at home with a big group of people: sharing a fun experience with friends, chatting it up as much as you want, and sharing the franchise with the new generation. When mom and dad were growing up Peter Mayhew played the role of Chewbacca in Star Wars, but now Joonas Suotamo continues his legacy. And that’s a cool thing to share. Thankfully you can do all of that from the comfort of your living room, bedroom, or wherever by joining our online Vudu Viewing Party on Vudu and Twitter this Friday 3/20 at 6PM PST.

If you’re anything like us, you’re probably stoked that you’ve been able to watch Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker since Friday. Not to mention the exclusive behind-the-scenes collector’s content you get when you purchase on Vudu that isn’t available anywhere else. Check out some of the goodies you get with this Vudu exclusive extra content:

What is a Vudu Viewing Party?

Vudu Viewing Parties are a fun, real-time, interactive movie-watching experience you can join with just your Vudu account and Twitter. While you watch, you can interact with other fans, learn fun trivia, and win some cool prizes. And we’re stoked to have Joonas Suotamo, who voices Chewbacca in the film, actually as our host for our Vudu Viewing Party!

How do I join the Viewing Party?

Joining the Star Wars Viewing Party is simple. All you have to do is get the movie on Vudu (exclusive collector’s content included), start playing it at exactly 6PM PST this Friday 3/20, and join us on Twitter after you follow @VuduFans. To join the conversation, simply use and follow the hashtag #VuduViewingParty, and see what all the other Vudu fans are buzzing about.

  1. Buy Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker on Vudu
  2. Start playing the movie at 6PM PST this Friday 3/20
  3. Follow @VuduFans on Twitter
  4. Use the hashtag #VuduViewingParty to interact with everyone

Everyone at the virtual party presses play all at the same time, and then they start chatting. Reactions, observations, jokes, you name it. It’s a viewing party at your fingertips, and you never even have to step outside your door. There are also cool prizes you can win in our giveaway when you join us, ranging from movie swag to cool tech.

Let us know you’re coming by RSVPing here!

Fun, Trivia, Prizes!

Philips 65” Ultra HD TV
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And much, much more!

We’ve got a ton of amazing prizes you can win when you join the party. If you love tech, you can score a brand new 65” Philips TV to enjoy every Star Wars episode in its full, immersive glory. If music is more your thing, you can win a rockin’ pair of Star Wars branded Bose headphones too. You can also win some sweet Disney Movie Insiders Family Movie Night boxes full of Star Wars goodies, as well as gold Funko Pops, plushies, and more. So which Star Wars prizes are you eyeing the most? We can’t wait to see you at the party!

Level up Family Movie Night with Jumanji: The Next Level

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Get ready to up your Family Movie Night game because Jumanji: The Next Level is finally here. The characters you know and love are back for immersive adventures in all new open-world environments that range from hot deserts to snowy mountains. We also have the addition of some brand new Non-player characters and players to the game. They all create some serious on-screen magic and chemistry, especially when they swap bodies in the game. You don’t want to miss these antics.

A Dynamic Cast Brings the Laughs

Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson have starred together in numerous movies now, and with good reason. Their hilarious banter gave Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle a refreshing new flavor, making it a worthy successor to the original Jumanji. And these two bring the same energy to Jumanji: The Next Level yet again. Jack Black and Karen Gillan are back in the game too. They amplify the group’s energy with their lighthearted humor and maintain a bouncy harmony. The characters swap avatars/bodies a few times in the game. This really highlights their talents when we see how well they can imitate each other’s movements and tone. Their antics show exactly how well this cast is suited to be together on screen and it’s a blast to witness. No matter what challenge or wild animal they’re facing, the actors all have undeniable and fantastic chemistry on screen.

Check out these clips for a behind-the-scenes look into the cast’s shenanigans:  

Among the cast we already know and love are a group of never-before-seen characters. New additions include the legendary Danny DeVito and Danny Glover, and they play off of each other much like Hart and Johnson. DeVito and Glover also bring some more grown-up themes and an air of nostalgia to the film that older viewers are sure to appreciate. When you combine that with the ebb and flow of the humor throughout the film, you really get a well-rounded movie that both adults and kids can enjoy. Some of the humor and violence in this PG-13 title can be a bit grown up though. There are references to body parts, a fair bit of swearing, and potentially scary moments for younger viewers when characters “die” in the game. Family Play lets you skip the content you choose, so your little ones don’t miss out on the fun.

Check out how DeVito fits right in with the cast in this exclusive clip:

Embracing Differences While Overcoming Challenges

The movie promotes some essential positive messages for younger viewers. The importance of teamwork is one theme that permeates the story, and everyone brings their own unique strengths. The characters face lots of dangerous situations and challenges – this is the essence of Jumanji after all. But it’s never up to just a single player to overcome them. Player stats come into play here, which are cards that pop up to show the characters’ strengths and weaknesses in the film. Whenever a player has a weakness, their awesome teammates help them overcome it. And each player has different strengths that come in handy when they come across different problems. Some use their persuasive power of communication, while others just use their power to punch hard. They’re different approaches but they work for various situations, and that is a-okay. The film promotes the importance of diversity by showing that no matter how dissimilar teammates are, they can still put their heads together to overcome anything. Whether surviving a harsh desert environment or a wild ostrich attack, they find a way to get through it – and have a fantastic time doing it.

Family Movie Night Activities

Want to find out what type of team player you are? Take our quiz and find out!

Solve these fun Jumanji puzzles with the whole family.

Enter to win our awesome Jumanji giveaway! Just post a picture of your family during Family Movie Night with the hashtag #VuduFamNight on Twitter or Instagram for a chance to win! View the full rules here.

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From the cast’s amazing chemistry to the positive messages throughout the film, Jumanji: The Next Level truly levels up this fun franchise and is a must-see for the whole family.

5 Different Movie Flavors for Any Mood this V-Day

Who says Valentine’s Day has to be all flowers, chocolates and sappy romance? We get that not everybody wants to cry a river over that kissing in the rain scene in The Notebook. Or maybe you do… no judgment here! Whether you’re a hopeless romantic or a Valentine Grumpy Guss, there are lots of options for you this Hallmark holiday. Here are 5 different flavors of movie you can watch this Valentine’s Day, no matter your mood – whether you’re single or not!

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Bridesmaids

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Paul Feig’s Bridesmaids has become a cult classic comedy at this point. The film follows Annie, played by Kristen Wiig, who finds out that her best friend Lillian, played by Maya Rudolph, is getting married. Lillian asks Annie, whose life is actually a bit of a mess, to be her maid of honor. We get to watch Annie navigate the world of wedding planning as she tries to make her best friend’s fairytale day special. But it doesn’t come without some hilarious moments and serious tests of their friendship.

Annie’s keep-it-real attitude is one of the most entertaining and relatable aspects of the movie. That’s really highlighted in this scene where she has to get on a flight. Only she’s got a serious fear of flying. So of course, one of the girls gives her some drugs to take with alcohol. And all hell and hilarity ensue.

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Bromance With Some Laughs

Bad Boys

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Now that Bad Boys for Life is out, we have to pay homage to the original bromance film from 1995, Bad Boys. The chemistry between the actors is undeniable in this must-see for any action-comedy lover. The story follows detectives Mike and Marcus, played by Will Smith and Martin Lawrence. When millions of dollars’ worth of heroin they confiscated is stolen, the boys take a wild ride to get the stolen drugs back, or face their entire department shutting down.

Marcus and Mike have tons of memorable scenes together showcasing their contrasting personalities playing off each other. The movie also features the catchy song “Bad Boys” by the Inner Circle, made famous by the intro to the TV show Cops

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It’s essentially the most “cops” thing ever. And good luck getting it out of your head once you hear it. Bad boys, bad boys, watcha gonna do? Get the Bad Boys Bundle collection, which includes Bad Boys, Bad Boys 2, and Bad Boys for Life.

Til Death Do Us Part

Midsommar

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Ari Aster’s Midsommar shows us what happens when romance goes… a bit off. The film follows a couple, played by Florence Pugh and Jack Reynor, who takes a trip to beautiful, sunshiny Sweden to get away and enjoy their fabled midsummer festival. Over the course of the story, the bright idyllic vision of the place turns into an inescapable waking nightmare. But beware, this journey is not for the faint of heart.  

This shot from the visionary mind of Ari Aster shows the very essence of the movie. With everything so bright, white and pure on the outside – how could there be something more sinister lying beneath? Welcome to the midsummer festival.

High School Sweethearts

10 Things I Hate About You

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You can’t talk about teen rom-coms without 10 Things I Hate About You. What you might not know is that the movie’s screenplay is based on Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew, so take that high school English class! Anyhow, the story follows Kat and Bianca, two very different sisters played by Julia Stiles and Larisa Oleynik. Bianca is dying to start dating but isn’t allowed to until her older sister does. That’s where an intricate set-up to get Kat a boyfriend begins, and many of us are introduced to the charms of Heath Ledger for the first time. The rest is movie history, and we’re all reminded of the awkwardness and hilarity that come with navigating young love.

Heath Ledger’s character, Patrick Verona, demonstrates his love for Kat in several melt-your-heart moments throughout the movie. The scene where he sings and does a dance number to “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You” is a total classic though. And it doesn’t hurt that Heath’s got some serious moves.

Happily Ever After for the Hopeless Romantic

Titanic

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Titanic is the absolute epitome of romance. But for those who aren’t all about that lovey-dovey life, James Cameron packed plenty of action in this masterpiece too. At the time of filming in 1997, it was the most expensive movie ever made, costing $200 million. The story follows the unlikely romance between a wealthy woman named Rose and a starving artist named Jack, who meet on the ship and instantly fall in love. The on-screen chemistry between Kate Winslet, playing the part of Rose, and Leonardo DiCaprio, who plays Jack, is electrifying. But the intricate sets and special effects used to bring the ship’s tragic story to life are also nothing to scoff at. It’s a film worth seeing for anyone who appreciates impactful cinema and unforgettable acting. And of course, romance.

If you haven’t re-enacted this part of Titanic at least once in your life… you’re lying. In the most famous scene of the movie, Jack and Rose stand at the front of the ship and she’s understandably uneasy. Rose must decide how much she trusts Jack in this pivotal moment – both physically and emotionally. After hesitating for a bit, Rose finally exclaims, “I’m flying!” and they embrace and lean in for a kiss. Sigh, it’s so romantic it hurts.

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