10 YEARS OF STEP BROTHERS

BIRTHDAY BOYS

 

 

It’s been a full decade since Brennan Huff (Will Ferrell) and Dale Doback (John C. Reilly) became best friends, rolling up their absurd antics and step-brotherly love in a little ball and shoving it into our collective heart. In honor of the auspicious occasion (second only to the all-important Catalina Wine Mixer), you can snag your digital copy of Step Brothers for just $7.99, even the somehow extra explicit Unrated version (if you dare).

 

 

Step Brothers may have started as a side-splitting, sleepwalking, boat-crashing, good time of a movie, but it has grown into so much more. Join us as we look back at the cultural impact of cinema’s most beloved man-children.

 

ROOM FOR ACTIVITIES

 

 

To say that Step Brothers was divisive when first released is a family-sized understatement. Roger Ebert was less than favorable in his review, pleading to know “what is going on here?” when faced with Ferrell, Reilly, and director Adam McKay’s relentless landslide of slapstick gags and filthy trash talk. But fans knew better, and the oddball comedy has grown into an endlessly quoted classic.

 

 

The sports world has developed a particular affection for Step Brothers; when the 2010 New Orleans Saints won the Super Bowl, the first thing out of anyone’s mouth was a Catalina Wine Mixer reference. The New York Yankees recreated an iconic scene from the movie for a 2016 promo, and celebrated an important trade with a Step Brothers gif the following year. Their fellow New Yorkers, the Giants, tried to get themselves fired up with a locker room showing of another classic clip, and while the message may have been confusing the humor was fully appreciated.

 

 

The Step Bro fan community has grown and flourished since 2008, with many fans taking their love of the movie far beyond casual quoting. John C. Reilly himself is admittedly shocked by the abundance (and placement) of Step Brothers tattoos. Joaquin Phoenix says it’s the movie he’s re-watched more than any other, and one dedicated fan even developed a popular theory linking Step Brothers to another Will Ferrell hit (hint: SANTAAAAAAA!!!).

 

 

Finally, and perhaps inevitably, there has emerged the ultimate homage the likes of which the world has never seen: the 100% real, authentic annual Catalina Wine Mixer. That’s right; Step Brothers super fans actually gather for a yearly beach party complete with cover band, wine tastings, helicopters, and a screening of the movie in Catalina. Just make sure not to request any pre-80s Billy Joel.

 

 

Add Step Brothers to you Vudu library today to honor 10 years of naked drumming, bunkbed collapses, and playground brawls, or check out the Step Brothers/The Other Guys Bundle or Buddy Comedy Pack for even more intense bromance.

 

 

NEW THIS WEEK: BREAKING IN, LIFE OF THE PARTY, AND MORE

PLUS PRE-ORDERS, RENTALS, AND MOVIES STILL IN THEATERS

 

SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE

 

This week’s new releases has it all, with comedy, thrillers, action, and horror to please every mood and every palate. Find what you’re craving and more, and create your own truly memorable movie night.

 

 

These home invaders messed with the wrong mom. Watch Gabrielle Union, outsmart, outmaneuver, and outfight a ruthless crew of thieves who mistakenly threaten her kids in Breaking In. Watch all the action in the cinematic quality of 4K + HDR, or go all out with the Unrated version.

 

 

She’s going back to school after a brief hiatus. Ok, a brief multi-decade hiatus. Can newly divorced mom, Deanna, finish college, bond with her daughter/classmate, and put the mean girls in their place? Who knows, she’s got a lot to learn along the way. One thing she’s sure to learn? How to be the Life of the Party.

 

 

In a hostile harbor with hostages on the line, the eight-person Jiaolong Assault Team prepares for a mission with no guarantees. Operation Red Sea is the Chinese import that won’t disappoint. No tariffs here, just unrelenting action. If you like Wolf Warrior, you don’t want to miss this.

 

 

Nothing brings a broken family together like the spectral spirit of their lost child, even if they can’t agree what it all means. Part horror, part family drama; The Keeping Hours will haunt you in more ways than one.

 

 

“One last job” just never goes according to plan. For an elderly safecracker fresh out of prison, the key to a better life could mean ending up back where he started. Watch the wicked roam at night, in The Midnighters.

 

NEW TO RENT

 

 

The game’s not over until they say it is. Get ready for a pop culture explosion with post-apocalyptic fallout when you log in to Ready Player One.

 

STILL IN THEATERS

 

 

When a disgraced celebrity and her obsessed fan team up to feed her fame addiction, nothing is out of bounds. Broken Star is your front-row seat to their symbiotic self-destruction.

 

 

It’s the Outback vs. outer space when alien forces invade an Australian country town in Occupation. Bullets, lasers, and banter fly as the locals prove anything but accommodating.

 

PRE-ORDER

 

 

Denzel Washington is back as Robert McCall, ex-CIA protector of the innocent, deliverer of righteous vengeance, and…Lyft driver? The only thing higher than the surge pricing is the body count in The Equalizer 2.

 

 

Bask in waves of nostalgia for a fan-favorite jukebox musical! Soak up the good vibes of an all-star cast singing and dancing their hearts out! Hear the rest of ABBA’s discography! In other words, enjoy Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.

 

 

Hello from Comic-Con!

So if you’ve been following #VuduSDCC2018 on Twitter and Facebook you’ve gotten a sneak peek at some pretty cool stuff.

 

There was the ultra-sweet Deadpool Dream Suite that we got to tour.

 

(Contest has ended)

 

And for some lucky Vudu and Deadpool fans at Comic-Con, we were even able to get them VIP access to tour the suite that was otherwise closed to everyone but media.

 

 

We got some special access to the wildly popular Star Wars: Millennium Falcon Experience at the Lucasfilm Star Wars Pavilion. We heard pass for that went incredibly fast so we feel pretty lucky about that one.

 

 

 

We also got to see how the other half lived at the Fox Fandom Party presented by The Gifted.

 

 

And we handed out even more stuff to lucky Comic-Con goers and Vudu fans who happened to be in Deadpool gear! And look for Deadpool 2 (with Super Duper Cut) to drop on Aug 7th!

 

 

 

We even found out that Dr. Strange had over 1,500 movies on Vudu! We’re taking that to say that Vudu is doctor recommended.

 

 

We’re out and about more today. We’ll be at the George the gorilla from rampage later this morning giving out army men gummies with a free rental of Rampage! So, be sure to look fur us there and other places as we give out more swag!

 

 

See you out there!

 

 

FREE MOVIES AND TV FOR FRIDAY

GET YOUR SUMMER CHILL ON

 

Looking to beat the heat this weekend? Why not cool off indoors and kick back with a marathon of fan-favorite free movies and TV? With gripping documentaries, kids’ classics, and high-octane action flicks to choose from, your weekend watch-fest is made in the shade.

 

NEW THIS WEEK

 

 

What do Nirvana, Fleetwood Mac, Rick Springfield, and Rage Against the Machine all have in common? As director Dave Grohl will tell you in hard-rocking detail, they recorded some of their most iconic work at Sound City.

 

 

Kids say the darndest things, and (as any parent can attest) they eat some pretty messed-up stuff too. Billy’s putting them all to shame in How to Eat Fried Worms, a spectacle that will make kids cheer and grown-ups ill.

 

 

No, not the one from Deadpool 2. This Domino is a badass bounty hunter based on a (mostly) true story, and if she can outwit and outgun the mob, the casinos, and the DMV she just might be in for a major payday.

 

 

A man arrested and tortured without evidence. A wife left behind to pick up the pieces. A federal agent with a choice to make. Justice itself is put on trial as the rippling effects of Rendition unfold.

 

 

WEIRD AND WILD

 

Expand your mind with some stranger than fiction true stories and adventures in the unexplainable.

 

 

No power = no power. Power Trip’s documentary footage explores the political corruption and public backlash orbiting an American electric company’s play for control in post-Soviet Georgia.

 

 

Having something to say is one thing, getting people to listen is another. Speak follows the real-life finalists for the title of “World Champion of Public Speaking” as they tell their stories on their own terms.

 

 

What if the scientists from Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind made house calls? Explore the possibilities as the two memory-erasing everymen of Skeletons travel the land rubbing out people’s problems, and causing some of their own.

 

 

FREE COLLECTIONS

 

 

Sometimes good guys operate outside the law, and even when they don’t these hotshots and hired guns are serving up their own brand of righteousness. Take a trip out of bounds with Drive, The Quick and the Dead, Seeking Justice, Mercenaries and more in our Vigilante Action collection.

 

 

 

Keeping up with good TV is hard, unless someone rounds up free seasons of awesome shows and presents them to you in a blog post. Ta-da! Stream away with Top TV Picks like Pan Am, Sonic X, Drop Dead Diva, and Last Resort.

 

 

Can’t get enough free movies and TV? Check out our full free collection here.

 

 

Super Duper Sneak Peek of the Deadpool Dream Suite

No guilt sneak peek, shhhhhh

 

Dopinder may have been born dope, but he’ll never be as dope as the #DeadpoolDreamSuite that dropped at Comic-Con this year.

 

And while #VuduSDCC2018 is giving one luck Comic-Con goer the chance to have a one night stand with the Dream Suite (if you’re here, you can enter here), we’re giving you the chance to peek behind the spandex – so to speak.

 

So let’s check out where the magic happens.

 

 

Looks like someone forgot to take off the katanas before sitting down on the couch….or there was a violent shake weight session that probably shouldn’t be brought up again.

 

This TV looks as old as Blind Al….OMG what are those? Deadpool 2 Digital Movie Cards with arts and crafts? Whaaaaaa.

Look at all those happy, happy trees. And happy, happy cocaine covered trees. What? Oh, snow! Snow covered trees!

 

 

Secret plans that aren’t so secret anymore…

 

 

Can you spot the easter egg?

 

 

Someone is an artist.

 

 

Oh. Oh, that’s just not right. Wow. Dark. Like DC Universe dark.

 

 

Imagine rolling on all of this for hours on end. We’re not including a blacklight. It’s probably for the best.

 

There it is, just a peek. Follow us on FB and Twitter for more pix, vids, and maybe even a 360 of the suite. Maybe.