Plus, new to rent, movies still in theaters, and great free movies
Jumanji, it’s all fun and games
Well, until you actually end up in the game. Then you’re in a world of trouble. (It might even bring you to your sha nah nah nah nah nah knees, knees.)
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle takes the board game into the digital age. This time around it’s a video game, and it draws four teens into the world of Jumanji as game avatars that are complete opposites of their real-life selves.
There are parallels to the original version helmed by Robin Williams, but this version does have its own voice and it makes itself known. And the addition of Jack Black and Karen Gillan to the already popular comedy duo of Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart add to the laughs rather than competes with them. And despite some oblivious character gags, there are hidden gems that come from the movie being keenly self-aware. Watch it now, in up to 4K + HDR!
And in case you didn’t hear, Jumanji will be our next #VuduViewingParty. If you made it to our last one you know how much fun our viewing parties are, but if not, fret not, because it’s only two and a half weeks away on 3/23 at 6:00pm (PT). RSVP now at vudu.com/viewingparty!
Get down with Downsizing
Big ideas can come in small packages. And Downsizing takes that idea to a whole new (smaller) level with the premise that shrinking people can also reduce the world’s population issues. It’s shrinking your carbon footprint by literally shrinking your footprint.
It’s an interesting sci-fi concept applied to a romantic comedy, and it makes for a funny movie – like the vodka gag you’ve seen in the trailer. But ultimately the movie reveals that mankind’s problems are still problems no matter how small we think they are.
Watch Downsizing today. And look for our Downsizing and Suburbicon bundle if you’re into watching Matt Damon in weird situations.
New to rent: Thor: Ragnarok and The Disaster Artist
Unless you’ve been living under a rock (hopefully not a rock like Korg, that’d be weird), you’ve heard the hype about Thor: Ragnarok. But let us say, it’s worth the hype. It’s got a fresh storyline, lots of great action, Hulk (he’s a friend from work) and Valkyrie, and the addition of some Guardians of the Galaxy-type humor.
The Disaster Artist is a great movie about a film widely considered to be one of the worst movies ever made, The Room. How so, you ask? It made $1,800 against a reported $6M budget. But since then it’s garnered a cult following that apparently includes James Franco.
Rent both these movies now and take up to 30 days to watch. Once you start you’ll have 48 – 72 hours to watch (movie dependent).
Great movies you can watch for free
If you’ve made it this far, you deserve some free movies.