Vudu to be acquired by Fandango

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Hi Vudu customers,

We have some exciting news to share with you!

Vudu has entered into an agreement to be acquired by Fandango, the ultimate digital network for all things movies & TV.

While there will be many more exciting things to share in the months ahead, nothing about the Vudu experience is changing – your movie & TV library is safe, and you will continue to have access to all your Vudu apps across your favorite devices.

Vudu will continue to deliver an amazing experience, and we promise that the future will bring more new features, offerings, and other benefits as we join the Fandango family. In the meantime, you can find more details here.

Sincerely,

Vudu team

JOIN OUR TROLLS WORLD TOUR RED CARPET EVENT AND VIEWING PARTY!

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The bubbly little characters you fell in love with are back. And we’re rolling out the red carpet for them – and you too! You’re invited to our Trolls World Tour Red Carpet event and #WalmartWatchParty on April 10th at 5:30PM ET/2:30PM PT!

Join the party as we get a little bit country, a little bit rock n’ roll, and have a whole lot of fun with activities, trivia, and BIG surprises!

Trolls World Tour Red Carpet Event

Bring the whole family to our Trolls World Tour Virtual Carpet event on Twitter! Join Walmart, Vudu, and a few of our friends as we start the colorful show at 5:30PM ET on Friday, April 10th.

Throughout the event we’ll check in with some family influencers to see the way they rock out to the Trolls World Tour Premiere. We’ll have movie trivia galore, favorite character talk of course, and much more. A full family afternoon of fun awaits, so don’t be late!

Trolls World Tour Viewing Party

Viewing parties let you interact with other people in real-time while everyone watches the movie.

You can join the watch party right after the red carpet event on Twitter. Get Trolls World Tour and be sure to press play on the movie at exactly 6:00PM ET so you’re synced and following along with the conversation, the trivia, and surprises!

To take part in the conversation at the party, simply use the hashtag #WalmartWatchParty. Rock out with Walmart, Vudu, and other special guests. Share your reactions, favorite scenes, and have a blast!

How do I join?

1. Rent Trolls World Tour. Pre-order your rental now, and get a $5 Vudu credit in your email within 48 hours.

2. Follow @Walmart and @VuduFans on Twitter.

3. Visit Walmart’s Twitter page on 4/10 at 5:30PM ET for our virtual Red Carpet event, and then watch Trolls World Tour with us at 6:00PM ET afterwards.

4. Join the live conversation with #WalmartWatchParty

Come for the Message, Stay for the Music

Trolls World Tour takes us to a ton of fun, different places without ever having to step outside of our living rooms. Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake return as Poppy and Branch, and they’re finding out that the world isn’t as small as they thought. The little trolls suddenly discover that they are just a single part of six different troll tribes, and everything changes.

Each of these tribes embodies a different music genre: Rock, Pop, Classical, Techno, Country and Funk. And the Queen of Rock, played by Rachel Bloom, wants there to be only Rock music, so she’s determined to do everything to make that happen. It’s up to Poppy, Branch and their friends to stop her and make sure all the trolls are unified and harmonized.

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The movie has some good positive messages for little ones too. The trolls representing each music genre might look and sound very different, but they are all represented equally. And throughout the movie, we find out that they are all important in their own delightfully unique ways. Plus, this means that whether you’re a country lover, a hard rock fan, or anything in between – there’s something here for you and everybody else in the family too.

The star-studded cast behind this diverse group sure helps amp up the music too. The film stars the musically accomplished Ozzy Osbourne, Kelly Clarkson, Mary J. Blige, Gwen Stefani and more. So grab some popcorn, get the family together, and good luck not dancing in your seats. Trolls World Tour might be just the Lisa Frank glitter explosion of fun you need in your life right now.

Top 5 Thrillers That Push Us to the Edge of Our Psyche for March

Swallow is a unique gem of a thriller you may not know about yet. But there’s lots of reasons you should. Critics are buzzing about Haley Bennett’s performance as a modern-day housewife, eagerly striving to be perfect in every role: wife, daughter-in-law, and soon-to-be mother. On the surface her life seems immaculate. But soon the immense pressure of these rigid expectations proves to be too much to handle. When the darkness of her past comes back to haunt her, the veil falls and reveals her true, vulnerable, imperfect self. Watch Bennett’s transformation in Swallow – just beware it may be a little hard to stomach.  

Swallow Movie Screenshot

Swallow shows us a glimpse at how far we will go when we’re pushed far enough. And there are other thought-provoking psychological thrillers that do the same in their own unique way. Whether we’re denying reality to the point of insanity, or striving for perfection to the point we become inhuman. The limits are endless and the consequences are dire. These films take a look at the fragility of the human psyche and the sinister places it can take us when we break.  

Black Swan

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Natalie Portman won a Golden Globe and Academy Award for her performance as Nina in Black Swan. The themes in the film parallel Swallow, as the story follows her journey to become a perfect ballet performer in Swan Lake. She needs to embody both innocence and sensuality as the White Swan and Black Swan, but Nina is timid and inexperienced, so she struggles with the latter. But she refuses to let that stop her. Hard work and perseverance take her to extreme places that are sometimes hard to stomach. Nina takes on an emotional, mental, and physical transformation as she relentlessly and mercilessly pushes herself to become the perfect dancer. And Portman took the role very seriously. She took dance lessons for a year and worked with a voice coach to give her a more child-like voice to fully embody Nina’s innocent character. Portman’s dedication really comes through in this visually stunning film, and its approach will make you question how far you’d be willing to go to achieve perfection.

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The Devil’s Advocate

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This star-studded film featuring Al Pacino, Keanu Reeves, and Charlize Theron is a must-see for any thriller lover. The Devil’s Advocate follows a successful lawyer from a small town who’s offered the opportunity of a lifetime to practice in New York City. Kevin, played by Reeves, quickly becomes massively successful and spends more time at work with his big-time boss John Milton, played by Pacino. Temptation and greed soon take over his psyche and we start to wonder who Kevin really is. We see him transform from a good, hard-working husband to a cold man with questionable character. But is that transformation worth the cost? The film takes an interesting look at morality and how fragile it becomes when you’re handed everything you’ve ever wanted. And it’s a definite must-see.

Keanu Reeves Devils Advocate

The Machinist

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The Machinist is an ominous thriller starring the talented Christian Bale. The story follows Trevor, who suffers from insomnia and becomes emaciated as a result. He’s deemed an outsider by almost everyone he knows. Left to deal with his paranoid mind in isolation, Trevor slowly unravels and we’re taken along on the daunting trip to figure out why he can never sleep. The film can be uncomfortable to watch, especially with how malnourished Bale appears. He fully immersed himself in the role, going as far as crash-dieting and taking up smoking to lose 63 pounds. He was so weakened by the emaciation that he had difficulty running when filming action scenes for the film. His dedication is unparalleled, and the film is worth watching for his performance alone. This movie shows what our conscience will do to our psyche when guilt takes over and reality is too painful to bear. It’s an ominous journey worth taking.

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Prisoners

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Prisoners shows how far a father will go to protect his child. The star-studded cast in the film includes Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis and many more. On a seemingly normal day, Keller Dover’s six-year-old daughter and her friend suddenly go missing. Utter panic among the families ensues. Detective Loki, played by Gyllenhaal, is tasked with helping Dover, played by Jackman, to find the child and the kidnapper. When they finally home in on a suspect, they lack sufficient evidence to arrest him. This is where Keller takes justice into his own hands. Frantic and utterly desperate, Keller sees no limits when it comes to finding his daughter. The film makes us question our certainty about what’s right and wrong, as we perceive Keller go back and forth between a brave hero and a heartless monster. This intense journey will leave you wondering how far you would go to protect the ones you love.

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