Film Review: Red

Red
Starring: Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich, Helen Mirren, Mary-Louise Parker
Director: Robert Schwentke
Summit Entertainment
Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of action violence and brief strong language

Bruce Willis has been starring in action films for over twenty years, and based on his latest entry to the genre, he shows no signs of slowing down any time soon. His latest film, Red, is a slick, stylized action comedy featuring an all-star cast of Hollywood legends. Based on the DC comics mini-series of the same name, Red tantalizes and stimulates they eyes with a barrage of action, gun-play, and explosions. Red is now available on VUDU to own and to rent in SD, HD, and HDX.
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New Release Tuesday: Red, Secretariat, Saw: The Final Chapter and More!

Today sees the release of 17 new titles available to view from the comfort of your own home!

Red – Retired agent Frank Moses leads a quiet-some might say boring-life, gardening and finding excuses to chat on the phone with Sarah, a 30-something federal pension worker. But his peaceful existence is shattered when three hit men show up in his house, and Frank must call on every ounce of his past training to escape with his life. Knowing that whoever’s trying to kill him will likely target those he cares for, Frank snatches Sarah from her home and flees, struggling to stay one step ahead of his deadly pursuers. But when Frank and Sarah begin digging into the identity of his attackers, they discover Frank is on a hit list along with several of his former CIA cohorts-and that the organization ordering the killings is none other than the Agency itself. Someone at the CIA wants him dead. But who? And why? Going on the offensive, Frank rounds up an unlikely crew of his past agency sidekicks, including the paranoid Marvin, the loyal Joe and the lovely Victoria. With the Agency hot on their trails, Frank and his team must do everything they can to solve the mystery before it’s too late-and hopefully instill in their assailants some of the old-school code of honor by which they still choose to live. Available to own and rent in SD, HD, and HDX!
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Revisiting a Cult Classic: Arachnophobia

Arachnophobia
Starring: Jeff Daniels, Harley Jane Kozak, John Goodman, Julian Sands, Stuart Pankin
Director: Frank Marshall
Walt Disney Studios / Hollywood Pictures
Rated PG-13

The best horror movies aren’t the ones with loads of blood and gore; the best are the ones that play on our fears and get into our minds. A great horror film sticks in our brains and makes us reflect on it for days on end. One of the best films to do this is the 1990 horror (with a good mix of comedy thrown in) film Arachnophobia. Arachnophobia is cult classic with a fervent and loyal fan base. It’s one of those films that was overlooked when initially released, but has since obtained notoriety. Fans have been clamoring for this movie to receive a Blu-ray treatment for a while now. Director Frank Marshall “tweeted” on October 30, 2010 (http://twitter.com/#!/LeDoctor/status/29187672738) that perhaps this year the film would get the high-definition treatment. We here at VUDU say why wait?! Arachnophobia is available to rent in SD, HD, and HDX and is part of our $2 for 2 Nights program. No matter what video quality you rent in, you’re guaranteed 48-hours to watch the movie as many times as you want!
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Film Review: Takers

Takers
Starring: Idris Elba, Paul Walker, Matt Dillon, Michael Ealy, Jay Hernandez
Director: John Luessenhop
Sony Pictures
Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, a sexual situation/partial nudity and some language

They’re suave, they’re sophisticated, they are the Takers. Another entry in the slick heist genre, Takers is a welcome addition showcasing a group of bank robbers who are efficient and precise when pulling off a job. The movie brings coolness and a sense of finesse amidst a constant barrage of action, explosions, and gunplay. Takers is pure escapist entertainment at its finest. It asks nothing more of you than to sit back, grab the popcorn, and enjoy the ride. Takers is now available on VUDU to own or rent it in SD, HD, and HDX!
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Wait, Does VUDU Look Different to You Today?

Yes! Yes it Does! Today our next generation interface will be pushed to most enabled devices. VUDU 2.0 is optimized for HD quality and to help you discover your next favorite movie even faster & more enjoyably. Everything you loved about the existing VUDU is the same – quick access to the hottest new releases, Rotten Tomatoes reviews, linked filmographies of cast and crew – is now even better.

Here is what you will find in the new UI:
-Improved browsing and navigation
-Faster access to more great movies
-Recommendations based on your viewing history
-A 2.0 interface optimized for HD viewing and next generation controllers

This will be automatic, no downloads or discs or extra clicks. If you have any questions or need more details you can find it here in our FAQ.

We are currently working to update VIZIO TVs & Samsung devices to the new 2.0 interface — we expect the update to roll out to those TVs and devices soon.

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