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Face the Music: How to watch Bill & Ted’s new movie from your couch – CNET

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Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter return in Bill & Ted Face the Music.


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Strange things are afoot at the Circle K, my friends. It’s been 29 years since the last time Bill and Ted — those iconic time-traveling teenage slackers and cornerstones of future civilization — brought their excellence to the big screen. But Bill & Ted Face the Music arrives on streaming services on Friday, Aug. 28, and you can preorder the movie right now. 

Renting from Vudu or Fandango Now includes all resolutions through 4K UHD. But it’s worth noting that not only is Bill & Ted a little cheaper at Fandango, but you get a promo code with purchase that you can use to rent any of about 118 other movies at 50% off. Fandango Now has built a Movie Duos page with every buddy flick you can imagine, including both of the original Bill & Ted movies, Bad Boys, Hot Fuzz, The Sting and The Blues Brothers. 

Cinema in the age of Corona

In 2020, big theatrical releases don’t quite the same way they used to. Bill & Ted Face the Music, the third installment of the franchise starring Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter, has been yet another movie contending with a global pandemic that’s keeping moviegoers out of crowded theaters, along with a whole laundry list of changes to everyday life.

While some movies are being pushed off until further notice, others are finding homes on the small screen through video on demand, like Disney’s Mulan.

Thanks to a tweet on Aug. 6, Wyld Stallyns fans found out that Bill & Ted Face the Music will be in theaters and available on demand Aug. 28, which is several days earlier than the previously announced Sept.1 date. The tweet didn’t specify which platforms the movie will be accessible on or how much it will cost, but we already know the preorder price at Vudu and Fandango Now, and other streaming services like Apple and Google Play probably aren’t all that far behind. 

Bill & Ted Face the Music’s fast-track to on-demand follows in the footsteps of other 2020 releases like Trolls World Tour, Birds of Prey and Sonic the Hedgehog allowing would-be movie attendees to watch them from their quarantine bunkers for as much at $20, in some cases. 

Until then, viewers can expect another tale about how the music of Bill and Ted is vital to the survival of all. A trailer revealed that the pair has to write a song to save the world, so they decide to visit the future and take the song, which has already been written, from themselves. Also, they have daughters now to help them on their new excellent quest. 

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