New Release Spotlight: Tron: Legacy

Tron: Legacy
Starring: Jeff Bridges, Garrett Hedlund, Olivia Wilde, Bruce Boxleitner, Michael Sheen
Director: Joseph Kosinski
Walt Disney Pictures
Rated PG for sequences of sci-fi action violence and brief mild language

Ever since the original Tron debuted in 1982, diehard fans of the cult classic have been wishing and hoping for a sequel. For years, there had been chatter at Disney to make a sequel, possibly even doing it through Pixar. It wasn’t until almost 25 years later that Disney finally gave the greenlight by hiring screenwriters. Then, in 2008 at the annual San Diego Comic-Con, Disney and first-time feature director Joseph Kosinski unveiled a visual effects concept test, revealing the updated world of Tron that would be the basis for the upcoming movie. Fanboys everywhere exploded in excitement, especially with the reveal that Jeff Bridges would return as Kevin Flynn. Now, the long awaited sequel is available on VUDU to own and to rent in SD, HD, and HDX! Tron: Legacy is available to own and rent in both 2D and 3D versions.
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On VUDU Before Theaters: Hobo with a Shotgun

Hobo with a Shotgun
Starring: Rutger Hauer, Gregory Smith, Molly Dunsworth, Brian Downey, Nick Bateman
Director: Jason Eisener
Magnolia Pictures
Not rated

In 2007, directors Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino unleashed one of their greatest collaborations to date – “Grindhouse”. An homage and throwback to the exploitation films of the 1970s, the film (containing two back-to-back movies “Planet Terror” and “Death Proof”) proved to be a critical and commercial failure, though it did create a fervent cult fan base. Most everyone agreed that the highlight of “Grindhouse” was not the back-to-back films, but rather the filler, fake trailers that aired between both movies. One of those trailers, Machete, became a feature length film on its own just last year, finally satisfying all the fanboys who had hoped to see the trailer become a full length film. Hot on the heels of Machete comes another trailer that has been expanded to a feature-length film, Hobo with a Shotgun. A complete experience and thrill-a-minute of a film, Hobo with a Shotgun is sure to please and tantalize. Hobo with a Shotgun is now available to rent on VUDU in SD, HD, and HDX one month before it premieres in theaters nationwide!
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New Release Spotlight: Black Swan

Black Swan
Starring: Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Vincent Cassel, Barbara Hershey, Winona Ryder
Director: Darren Aronofsky
20th Century Fox / Fox Searchlight
Rated R for strong sexual content, disturbing violent images, language and some drug use

Black Swan, director Darren Aronofsky’s latest journey into the deepest recesses of the human mind, joins his already impressive pedigree of films, and proves to be one of his finest achievements. Having been in development for a decade, Black Swan was a truly a labor of love for Aronofsky, and the results show it. Black Swan was praised heavily during the recent awards season, garnering multiple nominations for directing and producing. Of course, the real praise was showered on Natalie Portman for her portrayal of a ballerina on a dangerous and deadly downward spiral into insanity. She won Best Actress at both the Academy and Golden Globe Awards. Black Swan is an amazing film featuring brilliant acting, provocative cinematography, and a memorable musical score that will stick with you for days after watching. Black Swan is now available on VUDU to own, or rent in SD, HD, and HDX one month before it is available on Netflix.
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