Is Netflix and chill on your weekend itinerary? How about Ultimate Movie Weekend and chill instead?
Maybe you want to see a newer release but you don’t want to put pants on and go outside, but you can’t find any of the latest movie titles on Netflix or Hulu or whichever of the 897 streaming services to which you can subscribe. Well, Hollywood would like to gently remind you that you can, you know, rent a movie. (Yes, that is still a thing in 2019. And better than in ye old Hollywood Video days, you can do it from your couch! Yass. I digress.)
Coordinated by home-video trade group Entertainment Merchants Association, “Ultimate Movie Weekend” is a special sale from May 31 to June 3 that offers titles from Lionsgate Entertainment, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures, Universal Pictures, and Warner Bros. for digital rental for as low as 99 cents. (Yo Disney, where you at?!)
The promo spans five studios and 18 internet and pay-TV services and includes 50 to 250 movies at super-discounted rental prices. How?
Fans can rent movies through Amazon, iTunes, Apple TV, NBCUniversal’s FandangoNow, Google Play, Microsoft Movies & TV, Sony’s PlayStation Store, Redbox On Demand, and Walmart’s Vudu, or through their cable or satellite TV providers, including Altice USA’s Optimum and Suddenlink TV, Atlantic Broadband, Comcast’s Xfinity TV, Cox Communications, AT&T’s DirecTV and U-verse, Dish Network, and Frontier Communications.
There are 29 recent releases included in the promotion:
- A Star is Born;
- At Eternity’s Gate;
- Ben Is Back;
- Cold Pursuit;
- A Dog’s Way Home;
- Dragged Across Concrete;
- Escape Room;
- Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald;
- First Man;
- Hell Fest;
- Holmes & Watson;
- The House With a Clock in Its Walls;
- Instant Family;
- Isn’t It Romantic;
- The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part;
- Miss Bala;
- Mortal Engines;
- Nobody’s Fool;
- On the Basis of Sex;
- Robin Hood;
- Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse;
- Stan & Ollie;
- The Mule; and
- What Men Want.