TOP POSTS OF 2018

NEW YEAR, WHO DIS?

 

 

With updates, upgrades, and upticks galore, it’s been a wild ride of a year here on the Vudu blog. We appreciate your dedicated support through a year of big changes and bigger movies, and we can’t wait to share all the amazing things Vudu has in store for you in 2019.

 

Before moving on to bigger and better things, let’s take a look back at some of our biggest developments, features, and surprises of the last 12 months, as told by our most popular blog posts of 2018.

 

NEW WEBSITE

 

2018 came out swinging with one of our biggest bangs ever, a totally revamped Vudu.com, with a fresh new look, no tabs, improved search features and more. Our year of improvement started off right,  with the new site helping you find the right movies faster and easier than ever before.

 

NEW IOS APP

 

First comes website, then comes app. Our iOS app also got the upgrade treatment, with new navigation, rental downloads, and a slick new look that’s all about getting to the good stuff.

 

NEW TITLES ON DISC TO DIGITAL

 

2018 was the years of converters, as shown by the huge response to mobile disc-to-digital. There’s nothing better than bringing your favorite movies into the future with just a click, and with new titles added every month we’re keeping the conversion revolution going into 2019 and beyond.

 

#VUDUVIEWINGPARTIES

 

Why watch alone when you can roll with the biggest crew in all of streaming (and win epic swag to boot)? From Jumanji to Thor: Ragnarok to this month’s Mission: Impossible – Fallout, #VUDUVIEWINGPARTY attendees partied all year long and got the prizes to prove it.

 

ALL-TIME GREATEST

 

What’s the greatest trilogy in all of cinema history? Who’s the creepiest horror villain? What’s the best way to corral your kids for movie night? We settled these questions and more with our info-packed poll results, and we’ll be answering plenty more burning movie questions in hte year to come.

 

 

TAKE OUR QUIZ TO FIND YOUR PERFECT HOLIDAY MOVIE

NAUGHTY OR NICE?

 

 

With a whole sleigh-full of classic holiday movies available on Vudu and new yuletide tales coming out every year, it can be hard to find the perfect festive film to fit your sensibilities. Are you more of an Elf or Die Hard? A Home Alone 2 or an Eight Crazy Nights?

 

We’ve teamed up with Roku and BuzzFeed to bring you a surefire shortcut to movie night merriment: our first-ever holiday movie quiz!

 

Just answer a few holly-jolly questions by indicating your holiday traditions, tastes, and turnoffs, and let our movie-magic-powered algorithm do the rest. You’ll be celebrating in style with your perfect movie match in no time.

 

There’s snow time like the present. Gather your movie crew and take the quiz here.

 

 

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.

 

 

NEW THIS WEEK: THE HOUSE WITH A CLOCK IN ITS WALLS, THE PREDATOR

FEAR ITSELF

 

Whether you’re an adult thrill-seeker looking for alien adventure or just want some spooky fun for family movie night, this week’s new releases have you covered.

 

 

Mix magic, mayhem, and creepy fun, and you’ll end up with the perfect potion for a scary good time.

 

The House With a Clock in Its Walls, veteran horror director Eli Roth’s first foray into family fun, is a wild ride full of spells, spectres, and secrets that movie fans young and old can enjoy. Can a wily warlock (Jack Black) and his newly magical nephew uncover the meaning behind their house’s ticking heart? Finding out is guaranteed fun.

 

 

The hunt is never truly over. If you thought The Predator was scary before, wait until you see it souped-up, super-powered, and genetically enhanced for 2018. It’s going to take the world’s greatest scientists, military assassins, and a child prodigy or two to take it down, and even that may not be enough.

 

Bummed you weren’t picked for our Predator Conan Funko Pop! Giveaway? Real hunters never say die, so come back tomorrow for another dangerous game…

 

NEW TO RENT

 

 

Navigating social media as a busy middle-aged dad is a tall order under normal circumstances, but when your daughter’s life hangs in the balance there’s no alternative but to log on. Searching is going to be easier said than done.

 

 

Is The Little Stranger a trick of the mind, a series of unfortunate coincidences, or something far more sinister? For the family whose house it inhabits, discovering the truth too late could be deadly.

 

 

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH INCREDIBLES 2 ANIMATORS

ART IN ACTION

 

 

Today’s the last day to get Disney•Pixar’s Incredibles 2, the powers-packed family fun-fest years in the making, on sale as part of Vudu’s Thanksgiving Week Sale.

 

That also makes it the perfect time to share something extra special: our exclusive interview with two of the animators responsible for bringing Elastigirl, Mr. Incredible, and the rest of their crime-fighting clan to life.

 

 

We paid a visit to Pixar HQ and sat down with Jessica and Dave Torres to talk about animating superpowers, Elastigirl’s new role, the Elasticycle, finding fun in mundane scenes, and advice for aspiring animators.

 

Share the behind-the-scenes insights with the Incredibles superfans in your life, and snag the critically-acclaimed Disney•Pixar’s Incredibles 2 on sale now.