NEW THIS WEEK: SICARIO: DAY OF THE SOLDADO, THE FIRST PURGE, AND MORE

 

It’s cartels versus assassins and activists versus murderers in a week of non-stop, no-holds-barred new releases.

 

This movie is addicting

 

He may have avenged his family, but it’s back to business as usual for unstoppable hitman Alejandro (Benicio Del Toro) in Sicario: Day of the Soldado. When a CIA-backed mission goes sideways, the cleanup will determine just how much humanity he has left.

 

Survival of the fittest

 

Before the neighborhood death squads, bloodthirsty auctions, and political headhunts, there was The First Purge. At the dawn of a new age of government-approved carnage, citizens from all walks of life will unite to protect the place they call home.

 

NEW TO RENT

 

They’re here, they’re huge, and they’re done staying in the park. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is now ready to rampage onto your favorite screens as a rental.

 

And this Friday, 9/21/18, at 7:00pm PT, you can join dino-lovers far and wide for a Vudu Viewing Party fit for a T-Rex. Get ready for an enhanced viewing experience with fun facts, viewer trivia, and epic prizes like a 4K LG TV, XBOX One, and enough Jurassic World merch to start your own dinosaur exhibit.

 

To participate, just RSVP here, buy or rent the movie, and get ready to tweet and follow along with @vudufans on Twitter using hashtag #VuduViewingParty. Join the party before it goes extinct.

A walk on the paranormal side

 

There’s a ranch in rural Utah that’s been home to enough paranormal sightings, alleged government conspiracies, and otherwise eerie occurrences to make bigfoot run for cover. So why isn’t anyone talking about it? Hunt for the Skinwalker has the answers.

 

STILL IN THEATERS

 

The cult took his girlfriend, so he’s taking them to hell. Unhinged, uninhibited, and under the influence, Mandy has Nicolas Cage at his absolute Nicolas-Cage-iest (and Cage freak out-faceiest), with mind-bending visuals to boot.

 

 

Long before today’s hard-partying festival scene, one cash-strapped college student turned MDMA into big business. The story, directed by the savvy scholar herself, is one you’ll have to experience to believe.

 

 

MONDAY MOVIE NEWS

PREVIEWS FOR ALL AUDIENCES

 

It’s Monday, and while you were enjoying your weekend, we were up creating our first ever entertainment news roundup – just because you were out and about, doesn’t mean you should be left out of the latest movie news. And since we’re heading into the spookiest season, it only fits that this week’s top stories features beasts, betrayals, and all manner of things that go bump in the night (beware of possible spoilers ahead).

 

VUDU REVIEW

 

 

Our weekend was great, thanks. We’re kicking off our first weekend roundup with a roundup of our weekend. We were on TV! Irony aside, Newswatch did a profile of Vudu that’s got us beaming with pride. It’s a great primer on all the awesome feature and options available to Vudu users, including up to 4K UHD quality, compatibility with all devices, a huge library of free movies and TV, and even disc to digital conversion service. Give it a watch to see what you may have been missing.

FIRST LOOK AT NEW JOKER

 

He’s not joking around. Over the weekend, just in time for Batman Day, director Todd Phillips dropped a first look at Joaquin Phoenix in the upcoming Joker prequel as the eponymous crown prince of crime. Rumpled, regular, but with a hint of malice, Phoenix’s Joker offers a stark contrast to previous interpretations by Heath Ledger (The Dark Knight), Jack Nicholson (Batman), and even Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill (Batman: The Animated Series).

 

This pre-costume intepretation (dubbed “Arthur” in Phillips’ post) will offer a new perspective on the caped crusader’s most memorable foe.

 

LEAKED PLOT DETAILS FOR STAR WARS EPISODE 9

 

 

Time to choose a dark side. A leaked report from the set of the upcoming Star Wars Episode 9 gives new insight into the driving plot of the new trilogy‘s highly-anticipated conclusion. Freshly promoted after dispensing with his former mentor, Kylo Ren is allegedly on a mission to clean house within the villainous First Order, starting with a mysterious mole feeding secrets to the resistance.

 

If the rumors are true, the traitor may be none other than the ever-scheming General Hux, whose ambition and distaste for the new leadership could surpass even his love of all things evil. Whether Hux can maintain this double-agency under Kylo’s watchful eye remains to be seen.

 

NEW TRAILER FOR THE GIRL IN THE SPIDER’S WEB

 

 

It’s been a while since we last heard from uber-hacker and champion of the downtrodden Lisbeth Salander (2011’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, specifically), but the newly released trailer for The Girl in the Spider’s Web heralds her return with all the haunting imagery and edge-of-your-seat suspense we’ve been waiting for.

 

This new entry sees Claire Foy taking over the title role from Rooney Mara, and if the trailer is any indication, the forces of darkness have more than met their match.

 

NEW TRAILER FOR MARY POPPINS RETURNS

 

 

A spoonful of sugar helps the wait for a sequel go down. In lighter (and even longer-awaited) trailer news, Disney’s no-nonsense nanny is ending her 54 sabbatical with this year’s Mary Poppins Returns.

 

Judging by the new trailer, the song-laden sequel will have the enchantment, charm, and dancing animated animals of the beloved children’s original, along with Meryl Streep, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and even original cast member Dick Van Dyke all appearing alongside Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins herself.

 

NEW TRAILER FOR MERMAID’S SONG

 

 

You won’t want to be a part of their world. In decidedly darker trailer news, the new trailer for Mermaid’s Song will forever change how you view Ariel and company. This original horror concoction featuring Game of ThronesIwan Rheon is a far cry from the carefree mermaids we’ve come to know, and the results are nothing short of terrifying.

 

Consider this your warning: check out the trailer now to test your will, and if you’re brave enough to get through it you can watch the full film in all its frightening glory when it’s released tomorrow on Vudu.

 

 

FREE MOVIES AND TV FOR FRIDAY

TOP-SHELF ENTERTAINMENT

 

Who said free can’t mean quality? We’ve got over 5,000 carefully selected films and shows available for free streaming, including award-winners, cult classics, and family favorites. Check out the latest top-tier titles available now on a screen near you.

 

NEW THIS WEEK

 

 

Before The Snowman gave a whole new meaning to “cold case,” The Frozen Ground chronicled a real-life cold-blooded killer who nearly gave justice the slip. It will take one dedicated state trooper (played by a very grounded Nicolas Cage) to put him on ice.

 

 

“I’ll have what she’s having.” The line that defined New York romantic comedies of the 80s and 90s is just one of the bountiful zingers and quips that give When Harry Met Sally… it’s legendary charm.

 

 

Speaking of romantic comedies, Music and Lyrics is a pitch-perfect love story to the tune of two artists finding perfect harmony. Romcom veterans Hugh Grant and Drew Barrymore hit all the right notes.

 

TALES OF FREEDOM

 

The heroes of these stories must reconcile their newfound liberty with the scars of their imprisonment, with stirring and surprising results.

 

 

When a boy with no past is sent to fetch a man with no future, he finds more than he bargained for. Not even the raging Civil War can interrupt The Retrieval.

 

 

Two men chained together by circumstance and divided by prejudice must stand together or fall apart as The Defiant Ones.

 

 

Wild Bill hasn’t been much of a dad, having spent the last eight years in prison, but his two sons come to realize he’s much better than nothing.

 

FREE COLLECTIONS

 

 

As the leaves start to fall and pumpkins pop up on every corner, it’s time to start the season of scares with Horror Thrillers like The Mothman Prophecies, Panic Room, Open Water, and A Nightmare on Elm Street.

 

 

Reminisce on The Emmys past with full seasons of past winners and nominees like Charlie’s Angels, 3rd Rock from the Sun, Grounded for Life, and Unsolved Mysteries.

 

You haven’t seen anything yet. Check out our full free collection here for even more awesome movies and shows.

 

 

SOLO SWEEPSTAKES GRAND PRIZE GIVEAWAY

BEST IN THE GALAXY

 

 

Fasten your seat belt and hide your cargo – Solo: A Star Wars Story takes off today! The star-crossed story of the galaxy’s greatest smuggler, rogue, rebel, and all-around anti-hero is finally available for purchase in up to 4K UHD on Vudu.

 

With performances from  Alden Ehrenreich (Hail, Caesar!), Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones), Donald Glover (Atlanta), and Woody Harrelson (The Hunger Games) , this newest entry in the Star Wars canon is an intergalactic thrill-ride you won’t want to miss.

 

ONE FINAL SCORE

 

 

The last day of our week-long giveaway is finally here, and the prize is worth fighting a few Cloud Riders for. Today’s grand prize winner will bring home LEGO Kessel Run Millennium Falcon and Han Solo’s Landspeeder sets. Relive the infamous, black-hole-skirting Kessel Run with the epic, 1414-piece Millennium Falcon set, the crown jewel of the Solo LEGO series.

 

In order to add this brag-worthy prize to your Star Wars collection, you must choose a path to follow just like Han. Pick between joining the Rebellion or rolling solo as a smuggler for your opportunity to win.

 

 

Want even more opportunities to take home the LEGO Millennium Falcon? No need to gamble for it like Han and Lando; we’re giving away two more grand prize packs, one on Facebook and one on Twitter, so head to @VuduFans on both sites to better your odds.

 

Return to a galaxy far, far away with Solo: A Star Wars Story, available now!

 

 

 

SOLO SWEEPSTAKES PART 4

We put the Hype in Hyperspace

 

 

Welcome back, rebels. Our weeklong giveaway keeps on giving as we count down to the intergalactic launch of Solo: A Star Wars Story on Vudu tomorrow – making today the last day to pre-order and get a $3 movie credit to spend however you please after the movie drops. So snag it like it’s coaxium, in up to 4K UHD and enjoy hyper-quality picture and sound that’ll let you count every Wookiee hair and hear every blaster pulse that Han shoots first.

 

 

EYES ON THE PRIZE

 

 

It wouldn’t be a Solo week blog post without some epic prizes up for grabs, and today’s goodies will have you (or at least your LEGOs) cruising in style. One lucky winner will receive Imperial TIE Fighter and Cloud-Rider Swoop Bikes LEGO sets, while a second winner gets the Imperial Conveyex Transport and Imperial AT-Hauler sets.

For today’s entries, we want to know how you get around the universe, so snap a pick of your sweet ride and enter it here for your chance to win. 

 

We’ll be back here tomorrow for the Grand Prize release day giveaway, with even more prizes on our @VuduFans Facebook and Twitter accounts. Pre-order Solo today to get your $3 bonus credit, and get ready for the interplanetary ride of a lifetime!