The end is near

2017 is almost over. Nailed it.

 

It’s not the end of the world as we know it, but it’s definitely the end of the year. And you know what that means – it’s time to reflect. So let’s tally up some scores and see how we did in 2017, shall we?

 

Hits and near misses

 

It’s not breaking news, but you guys still love your superheroes. This time it was the Princess of the Amazons leading the charge and beating out a rag-tag space-team complete with raccoon and pet tree, a dimension-bending surgeon, and a web-slinging teen. But it was a different kind of princess that rose above them all, a Polynesian one.

 

Your top five movies for 2017:

If you were wondering, our aging, clawed, mutant friend Logan rounded out the top 10; with John Wick: Chapter 2 coming out of retirement at 13th; and the bricked out Bruce Wayne da-na-na-na-nanaing The LEGO Batman Movie to 20th.

 

Look into our crystal ball

 

We can also tell you that it’s not fake news when we say you guys really like movies. In fact, the average Vudu fan has about 28 movies in their collection.

 

Special shout out to Vudu fans in North Dakota, Wyoming, Hawaii (Aloha), Montana, and Alaska who own an average of 35 titles.

 

Our home state of California comes in with an average of 29 titles owned. We’re just gonna go ahead and assume that you guys are all out enjoying the weather….

 

You guys also favor movies to TV. Which means a fair number of you haven’t discovered the wonder of Next Day Air and getting your favorite network and cable shows automagically added to your My Vudu after they air.

 

You got served

 

But we didn’t just spend all year adding movies. This year we also dressed Vudu in an array of “accoutrements” that made your experience better – and, hopefully, pretty awesome.

 

There was a little something called HDR10 we rolled out in November. And with it, we now offer more HDR across more devices and titles with both Dolby Vision and HDR10 support. So if Santa was good to you this holiday and got you some new HDR-capable devices, you can enjoy the color richness and depth that HDR brings to our growing list of 4K + HDR movies.

 

Recently, we also added Mix & Match to Vudu on Playstation and Roku – and we’re working on rolling it out to other devices as you read this. (Unless you’re reading it on New Year’s Eve, then we’re out partying.) So, now you can get some pretty amazing deals when you Mix & Match movies from the couch as well as the web.

 

Hmmm, what else happened? Oh, we gave you a great way to give the gift of Vudu and digital movies with Vudu Gift Cards and Digital Movie Cards – which are sold exclusively at Walmart stores. We won an award, a real one from Variety Home Entertainment, and became a Variety Press Play: Home Entertainment and Digital Hall of Fame inductee. And we brought you all kinds of offers and sales to help you boost your digital collection, as well as more FREE movies, anime, and more on Movies On Us.

 

All in all, we had a pretty exciting year making it an exciting year for you. So, while you’re getting ready to live it up on Sunday night, we’re going to go take a nap.

 

Thank you for a great 2017, we look forward to making 2018 even bigger and better. Happy New Year everyone!

 

 

 

Watch Blade Runner 2049, The Foreigner, Marshall, and more

Plus, watch our End of the World Collection for free

Don’t be a repli-cant, be a repli-can

Watch the sequel 30 years in the making, Blade Runner 2049 is now on Vudu!

 

Because now that you can watch Blade Runner 2049 on Vudu there’s no excuse.

 

The long-awaited sequel to the sci-fi, cult classic Blade Runner has earned itself a 4.3 rating on Vudu and 87% on Rotten Tomatoes, making it as much a fan favorite as the original. And maybe, just maybe, it finally answers the question of whether Deckard is a human or replicant – but you’ll have to watch to find out.

 

The movie takes place 30 years after the first, and you can make sure you can enjoy this movie 30 years from now too by getting it in 4K + HDR (HDR10 and Dolby Vision) It’s the same price as HDX, so why not? That means, even if Santa didn’t drop a 4K TV down your chimney, you can get the 4K UHD version now and watch in HDX until you get your 4K upgrade.

 

The hardest working man in kung-fu

Watch the action packed movie, The Foreigner, available now on Vudu

 

He’s a foreigner, but he’s no stranger to action. In The Foreigner, Jackie Chan is a hot-blooded headknocker who’s as cold as ice, and he’ll fight for you. Yes, the legend himself, Jackie Chan, is back from his side job of teaching the Lego Ninjago squad and we’re excited to report that he’s in top form.

 

This movie is also a peek at the more serious side of Chan. Seeing Chan take on action in a less campy form (and against a former 007 nonetheless) is refreshing and works really well. And for those of you wondering, even at 63, he’s still taking on his own stunts – and is even a Guinness Book of World Records holder for the most stunts performed by a living actor.

 

The jury is in – watch marshall

Now available on Vudu - Marshall. Based on a true story.

 

Marshall is a biographical film on Thurgood Marshall. But rather than trying to do too much by covering his whole life, the movie choses to focus on a single case during his time as counsel for the NAACP. This makes for a great courtroom drama that gives us a much more interesting movie about the man who would later become the first African-American Supreme Court Justice.

 

And if Thurgood Marshall looks familiar, that’s probably because he’s not just a superhero in the courtroom, but also in Wakanda, the mythical kingdom of the Black Panther. So look for Chadwick Boseman on the big screen in February 2018 (and don’t forget to pre-order on Vudu).

 

If “IT” wasn’t enough

Watch Nightworld tonight on Vudu. Maybe leave the lights on....

 

The Creeper is back in Jeepers Creepers 3, but this time he better be ready for a fight. The town is finally ready to join up to try and kill the demon once and for all – but can they do it? The Creeper eats people and has done so for thousands of years, but the townsfolk have machine guns, so, in our mind, it’s a toss-up. Put in your vote and watch today.

 

Nightworld takes place in Bulgaria. Which is pretty much all you need to know since everything is always creepier when it takes place in Bulgaria. It has got all the horror elements: an old apartment with a past shrouded in mystery, a creepy former caretaker (Robert Englund aka Freddy Kruger), and a secret room shielded by two giant doors with ominous carvings – oh and Bulgaria.

 

New rentals – get 30 days to start

Watch Killing of a Sacred Deer tonight on Vudu!

 

Flatliners is anything but flat. With a solid 3.6 rating by the Vudu community, this remake of the 1990s version brings us a whole new slew of med students playing God. And it’s now available for rent.

 

Man of the moment, Idris Elba, is back in the drama/romance, The Mountain Between Us. Following a plane crash in the remote Idaho wilderness, Elba and Kate Winslet rely on each other to survive. Based on a 2011 novel by Charles Martin.

 

Finally, from the brilliantly twisted mind of Yorgos Lanthimos (The Lobster, Dogtooth) comes Killing of a Sacred Deer. It’s a dark thriller that’s absurd and insane, yet totally believable. It’s as bold as his previous movies and not to be missed for fans of Lanthimos’ work.

 

It’s The End of the World, but at least it’s free

Watch the cult classic, Tank GIrl free on Movies On Us!

 

 

Christmas is over, and what better way to close out 2017 than with some free movies in our End of the World Collection.

 

First, there’s the classic dystopian action movie, The Running Man – which just so happens to take place in 2017. (The future is now!) While society hasn’t degraded to that point yet (thankfully), you can see what it’d be like if it did for free with Movies On Us.

 

You can also check out cult classic, Tank Girl. It’s got all the angst of the 90s wrapped up in a post-apocalyptic action movie – complete with a 90s angst driven soundtrack (we’re looking for our flannel and Docs as we speak). Sure Baby Driver, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Atomic Blonde have great soundtracks, but Tank Girl has Bjork, Devo, Hole, Ice-T, Veruca Salt, and more!

 

Or check out any of our other free collections on Movies On Us.

 

 

 

Fill your stocking with free activities for family movie night

Watch My Little Pony: The Movie, Olaf’s Frozen Adventure, and Free Lego Ninjago Season 1

 

Ponies make your weekend 20% cooler
Pony up and watch My Little Pony: The Movie tonight on Vudu

 

Make this holiday weekend a bit more sparkly with My Little Pony: The Movie and our free family movie night activity sheets.

 

First, gather up the fillys and the colts for some pre-movie fun. We’ve got a matching quiz, word search, and a pony maze, as well as instructions on how to make pony headbands and sea pony globes!

 

 

But hold your horses! Before you hoof it over to your couch, be sure to check out this extra behind the scenes clip – Beyond Equestria – to hear about the world beyond the pony’s home and all that went into creating it.

 

 

Now you can watch the Mane 6 embark on a journey to save Equestria from a new dark force. Who? We can’t say, you’ll just have to watch the movie.

 

There’s snow-time like family time

 

What would winter be without Olaf? The lovable ball of snowflakes and goofy charm is back with his own animated special. And we’re back with kid-friendly activities to help you create a family movie night no one will want to flake on.

 

Download your free activity sheets in PDF format below, and then watch Olaf’s Frozen Adventure, available now on Vudu.

 

 

Olaf’s Frozen adventure is a 22-minute musical that follows Olaf and on a magical adventure as he explores the different traditions that make up the holiday season. On top of that, you’ll also get 46 minutes of winter-themed tales featuring classic Disney characters and adventures. So don’t get frosty outside, stay warm on the couch with Olaf’s Frozen Adventure.

Unwrap some action

 

Hey, Lego Ninjago fans! Now you can watch season one of Lego Ninjago for free on Movies On Us. That’s eight episodes filled with spin kicks, throwing stars, and epic battles – all free!

 

So why not take some time this weekend to watch not so silent ninjas Kai, Jay, Cole, Zane, Lloyd (L-loyd), and Nya save Ninjago and the world. After all, free is the perfect cool down to holiday spending. So unwrap another present and watch season one for free on Movies On Us.

 

And then, if you haven’t already, watch the feature-length The Lego Ninjago Movie, available now on Vudu.