2018 YEAR IN REVIEW

TV, VUDU

BLAST FROM THE (RECENT) PAST

 

 

2018 brought us singing skeletons, hulked-out heroes, jungles, justice, murder, and more.

 

As part of our end of the year festivities, we’ve compiled the best and brightest of this year’s big (and small) screen gems in our definitive 2018 Year In Review collection here. Check out some of the highlights below.

 

BEST SELLERS

 

 

From the genetically-engineered jump-scares of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom to Deadpool 2‘s bloody good time, these are the can’t-miss crowd-pleasers that everyone’s been talking about all year long.

 

If you missed out on Thor, Thanos, or Themyscira, now’s the time to brush up.

 

VUDU FAVORITES

 

 

We at Vudu HQ personally recommend these newfound treasures, like Miyazaki-esque whirlwind romance Your Name, moving Mr. Rogers doc Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, and charming high school underdog story Love, Simon.

 

We’re glad we checked them out, and we think you will be too.

 

CRITICAL FAVORITES YOU MAY HAVE MISSED

 

 

Looking for something with a pedigree?

 

Acclaimed cinematic showstoppers like Leave No Trace, Lady Bird, and Eighth Grade will have you seeing what all the hype is about come award season.

 

TOP TELEVISION

 

 

You definitely don’t want to sleep on this year’s TV.

 

Between The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, Rick and Morty, and more, there’s never been a better time to curl up, hunker down, and binge some mind-blowing full seasons.

 

 

FILL UP YOUR PLATE WITH OUR THANKSGIVING WEEK SALE

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BOUNTY OF BARGAINS

 

It’s T-minus 24 hours til Turkey Day, but the feast of delicious deals is already going strong with our Thanksgiving Week Sale.

 

We’re putting out a bountiful spread of new releases, fan favorites, and bingeable bundles that we’re serving up from now until 11/26. So, get seconds and thirds of this opportunity to pick up some new titles for you and your holiday guests to enjoy:

 

 

These new movies have new price tags to match. You can get 2018 blockbusters like Black Panther, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, and Coco in high definition without the high price.

 

 

Ready to add some jewels to your collection? Catalog gems like The Hitman’s Bodyguard, Deadpool, and War for the Planet of the Apes are yours to hoard for $7.99 and under.

 

 

Breaking out the perfect movie on Thanksgiving shouldn’t mean breaking the bank. For $4.99 you can pick up guaranteed crowd-pleasers like Alien: Covenant, Hidden Figures, and Stand by Me.

 

 

Don’t forget to bundle up for fall. Snagging the full series of hit franchises like Taken, Night at the Museum (peep the cameo by Rami Malek of Mr. Robot and Bohemian Rhapsody), and Scream has never been easier now that we’ve got them for $9.99 and under.

 

 

What’s a holiday without some good TV? Tis the season for full seasons of critically-acclaimed shows like Better Call Saul, Homeland, and How to Get Away with Murder, all for deals that will have you feeling like a criminal mastermind yourself.

 

Psst… A little turkey told us Black Friday might come a little early this year… Check in with us tomorrow for some holiday helpings you won’t want to miss.

 

 

NEW TITLES ON DISC TO DIGITAL

BRING YOUR MOVIES ANYWHERE

 

 

With a bunch of new titles available for conversion, now is a great time to turn your DVDs and Blu-ray discs into HDX quality digital copies that you can watch anytime, anywhere, on any device.

 

With Disc to Digital, just a click on your mobile device or computer moves your favorite films and TV shows into your portable, high-quality Vudu digital library, and the list of eligible titles is growing every month. Check out the latest additions:

 

Black Water

Bleeding Steel

Punisher: War Zone

The punisher

 

 

Kingsman: The secret service

Princess Bride

National Lapoon’s Van Wilder

Snatched

 

 

Uncle Drew

Tucker: The Man and His Dream

My Cousin Rachel

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The long haul

 

 

The Book of Life

Phoenix Forgotten

Alien: Covenant

Occupation

 

 

Prometheus

Affairs of State

Beast

Siberia

 

 

American Psycho

The Row

Ash vs Evil Dead: Season 3

The Terror: Season 1

 

 

The Walking Dead:  Season 8

The Yellow Birds

 

Take your collection off the shelf and into your pocket with Disc to Digital, and stay tuned for even more new titles.

 

 

80’s classics your mom would totally let you watch

THE MOTHER OF ALL ANNOUNCEMENTS


News travels fast, just ask anyone who played Girl Talk Date Line (talk about nostalgia callback). So, with the news that the classic 80’s role-reversal movie, Mr. Mom, is arriving as a Vudu-exclusive, free TV series in 2019, we’re celebrating by taking a look at some more of the great 80’s classics currently available for FREE on Vudu.

 

Everybody’s Working For The 80’s

 

 

Who ya gonna call? Way before the reboot brought busting back, we remember pretending to zap Slimer with our proton packs, wanting to live in a decommissioned firehouse, and cowering at the sight of the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. So, check out Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters 2 (don’t cross streams!), the perfect combination of fun, frightening, and free to watch.

 

 

Punching meat. Running up stairs. Raining haymakers on a murderer’s row of larger-than-life fighters (including Mr. T). Running up some more stairs. And you can’t get more 80’s than the US vs USSR (I must break you). If the last time you heard Survivor’s Eye of the Tiger was on 12-inch vinyl, it’s time to revisit the legend of the Italian Stallion with Rocky III, III, IV, and V.

 

 

Move over, Jared Leto. True Bat-fans remember deadly Smylex gas, the futuristic Batwing, and sold-out Joker merchandise in every store.  Tim Burton’s signature dark and gloomy style officially took flight when a new generation met the Batman.

 

 

If you were watching horror movies in 1988, there’s a strong chance you developed a fear of dolls that never went away (ours hasn’t). Chucky’s blood-red hair and fiendishly freckled face haunt the dreams of even the bravest 80s kids. With free streaming, confronting your fear is Child’s Play.

Video killed the radio star

 

 

But not the 80s TV stars. Relive those glory days by watching ALF eat cats, unraveling the unknown with Unsolved Mysteries, and learning along with Mr. Wizard’s World guarantee a throwback any day of the week.

 

 

NEW THIS WEEK: SORRY TO BOTHER YOU, MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN, AND MORE

PLUS RENTALS AND TV

 

LARGER THAN LIFE

 

Some movies are built on grounded, small performances set in carefully recreated real-world settings. These are not those movies. Sit back and enjoy the best of the big, the loud, and the unusual.

 

 

How far can hustle, ambition, and skill take you when moral compromise is on the table? Sorry to Bother You answers with an otherworldly, genre-busting roller coaster filled with colorful characters like Detroit (Tessa Thompson), featured in this exclusive clip.

 

 

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again’s title may be self-explanatory, but the joyous familial fantasy has a lot to say about mothers, fathers, daughters, and friends. Plan a sing-along and get into the ABBA-powered groove.

 

 

Children are the future – a dystopian one in this case. Amandla Stenberg leads a cast of super-powered young adults caught between those who would use them and those who would hide them away in Darkest Minds.

 

 

You’ve seen them battle villains, monsters, and adolescent angst in the shadow of older superheroes; now you can finally watch Teen Titans GO! to the Movies. This light-hearted family adventure is titanically packed with superheroic action, laughs and cameos.

 

NEW TO RENT

 

 

Ghosts and goblins meet rest and relaxation as the Hotel Transylvania 3 crew take to the sea for a family-friendly vampiric vacation that’s anything but normal.

 

 

One small jump for The Rock, one giant leap towards saving his family. With everything on the line, action’s main man is scaling new heights to show these terrorists who’s on top in Skyscraper.

 

 

In Unfriended: Dark Web, the cyber-terror is coming from inside the house. Experience the modern age of horror as a group of friends enter the corner of the internet that no one comes back from.

 

TV

 

 

The war is over, but the nightmare has just begun. Horror and comic fans should run, don’t walk to new episodes of The Walking Dead.

 

 

Kids grow up so fast, especially super-speedster ones. Watch The Flash race to show his time-travelling daughter the ropes as they face a new threat in new episodes, starting tomorrow 10/10.