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.

 

 

MRS. DOUBTFIRE TURNS 25

CLEAN UP MOVIE NIGHT WITH MRS. DOUBTFIRE

 

 

Stuck cleaning up after a fun and festive Thanksgiving celebration? Turn tidying up into a family affair by celebrating the fun-filmed family classic Mrs. Doubtfire‘s 25th anniversary.

 

The classic tale of dad gone nanny is a treat for kids and parents alike, and if you want more kid-friendly fare you can check out Matilda and The Beautician and the Beast, two other classic comedies featuring some of the same young actors as Mrs. Doubtfire.

 

 

 

 

30 YEARS OF SCROOGED

 

 

Celebrate the 30th anniversary of the high-spirited Christmas classic Scrooged!

 

Comedy legend Bill Murray stars in this uproarious take on Charles Dickens’ classic tale, which has become a perennial favorite during the holidays. The film also features an all-star cast including Karen Allen, John Forsythe, Bobcat Goldthwait, Carol Kane, Robert Mitchum, and Alfre Woodard.

 

Frank Cross (Murray) is an uncaring, and unforgiving television executive whose live production of ‘A Christmas Carol’ is more important than any true meaning of Christmas. Before the night is over, he’ll take a hilarious journey through his past and into the future to find redemption and put a little love in his heart.

 

Celebrate Christmas past, present and future and get in the holiday spirit with Scrooged. Yule love it!