Watch Girls Trip, Lady Macbeth, Bob’s Burgers S8, and more

Plus new to rent, movies still in theaters, and more Movies On Us

 

The Big Easy, burgers, and a heaping serving of betrayal

 

 

Let’s start the week off easy, in the Big Easy, with Girls Trip. This comedy follows four lifelong friends on a girls trip to New Orleans – and the adventure that ensues. While it has its share of raunchy jokes, Girls Trip manages to tie in a story of friendship, empowerment, and sisterhood that will make you feel better about yourself for laughing at the crude humor.

 

 

Moving from girls trips to grill tops, you can pick up a season pass for season 8 of the smart and irreverent Bob’s Burgers today. The Belchers are back and just as rambunctious and loveably dysfunctional as ever (and Louise still has bunny ears). Watch this animated series that continues to build a better burger and never fails to satisfy. Allriiiiight.

 

 

And while Bob hasn’t created a Macbeth themed burger of the day, Lady Macbeth is cooking up a little something of her own. Based on Nikolai Leskov’s Russian novella, not the Shakespearean character, Lady Macbeth still seems to draw from the same desires of power, revenge, guilt, and betrayal – and it does so in a wonderfully vicious way.

 

Because why not – Sharknado 5: Global Swarming

 

 

Yes, there’s a fifth movie. No, they didn’t skip any. And whether or not you think it, ahem, jumped the shark, it doesn’t mean Sharknado 5: Global Swarming isn’t fun to watch. But fear not, if you feel like you need to regenerate some brain cells afterward, we’ve also got the documentary, An Inconvenient Sequel – which may or may not link global warming and sharknados. (JK, it totally doesn’t.)

 

Now that’s a home theater

 

Watch movies that are still in theaters from the comfort of your couch. No sticky floors, talkers, or errant texts (unless they’re yours, that’s ok). Watch these movies at home and let your friends know that while they’re at the theater dealing with the seat-kicker behind them, you’re in your PJs and elbow deep in your favorite bag of chips.

 

 

Super Dark Times is a mesmerizingly authentic portrayal of teenage friendships, angst, violence, and guilt. It’s Stand By Me on steroids and set in the mid-90s – and it’s wickedly entertaining.

 

Better Watch Out is the movie love child if The Strangers and Home Alone got together. It’s a dark and twisted comedy that isn’t quite Krampus, but it’s not A Charlie Brown Christmas either.

 

You can also check out Overdrive, from the writers of 2 Fast 2 Furious and the director of Taken (watching “still in theaters” movies at home is a special skill), Shot Caller (a father’s metamorphosis from family man to institutionalized con; hear him roar), and more.

 

New to rent

 

 

Avast ye – oh wait, National Talk Like A Pirate Day is over. But that doesn’t mean you can’t catch Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. It may or may not be the final installment of the franchise, but you definitely may rent it on Vudu.

 

Can’t watch tonight? No worries. With Vudu rentals, you get 30 days to start your movie and 24-72 hours to finish.

Movies On Us: Man vs. Machine collection

 

It’s the ultimate battle – who will win? You will. Because the Man vs. Machine collection is free to watch with Movies On Us.

 

 

Get your fill of Murphy with Robocop 1, 2, and 3. You’ll buy that for $1? No need, they’re free.

 

Or check out Robin Williams (RIP) in The Final Cut as he deals with issues of technology and morality in one of his more serious roles (which we totally dig).

 

We’ve also got the classic The Running Man (how about a light?), and a man vs. robotic Rebecca Romijn in Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant.

 

 

 

 

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.