Movies On Demand Premiering This Week (THE TREE OF LIFE, HORRIBLE BOSSES, ZOOKEEPER)October 11, 2011

Movies On Demand Premiering This Week (THE TREE OF LIFE, HORRIBLE BOSSES, ZOOKEEPER)

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By Britt Bensen




Movies On Demand Premiering This Week (October 11, 2011)


THE TREE OF LIFE – Premieres October 11

It's never easy to describe a Terrence Malick film (BADLANDS, THE THIN RED LINE), but you know you've watched something unlike any other film you've seen before. THE TREE OF LIFE  stars Brad Pitt, Sean Penn and up-and-comer Jessica Chastain (THE DEBT, THE HELP).

If you love, or even like, Malick's previous work, then you probably have this on your list. If you're in the mood for a thought provoking, mood inducing piece of work, then set aside the time to watch THE TREE OF LIFE a few times.
Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, Jessica Chastain
PG-13, Drama

Same day as DVD, Weeks before Netflix and Redbox



HORRIBLE BOSSES – Premieres October 11

Have you ever thought something terrible should happen to someone else, but wish someone would carry it out? Welcome to HORRIBLE BOSSES. Three friends played by actors better known for their TV shows Jason Bateman ("Arrested Development"), Jason Sudekis ("SNL") and Charlie Day ("It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia") commiserate over who they work for.

As only a Hollywood movie can do, this is all played as a comedy. Directed by by TV veteran Seth Gordon (director of notable docs FREAKONOMICS and THE KING OF KONG: A FISTFUL OF QUARTERS and less notabely for FOUR CHRISTMASES).

The trio can be funny at times, but are over-shadowed by their bosses (Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Spacey and Colin Farrell) and their despicable actions. Give it a shot after a bad day at work.
Jason Bateman, Jason Sudekis, Charlie Day
R, Comedy

Same day as DVD, Weeks before Netflix and Redbox


ZOOKEEPER – Premieres October 11

Kevin James fans know who they are. Everyone else stay clear.
Kevin James, Rosario Dawson
PG, Comedy

Same day as DVD


GREEN LANTERN – Premieres October 14

I like Ryan Reynolds. Does a great interview. I want to like his films. He tries comedy and drama. Small indies and now Hollywood super hero movies. For some reason they typically don't add up.

I was having a conversation about him and whose career path he should emulate. Good looking with a self -depricating demeanor. This generation's Hugh Grant (sans British accent, but crazy 6 pack).

Skip GREEN LANTERN until he figures it out.
Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively
PG-13, Action

Same day as DVD, Weeks before Netflix and Redbox, Available in 3D (contact your local cable provider)



AFRICAN CATS – Premiered October 4

Big Cats Are Back! If you like animal documentaries, and Disney does a great job with them, then AFRICAN CATS is for you and your young ones.
Samuel L. Jackson
G, Documentary

Same day as DVD


FAST FIVE – Premiered October 4

Universal has made their 5th installment of their FAST AND THE FURIOUS franchise. So clearly there are enough fans out there. Whereas I'm losing the ability to tell them apart, people can't seem to get enough of car chases.
Vin Diesel, Paul Walker
PG-13/NR, Action

Same day as DVD, Weeks before Netflix and Redbox



SCREAM 4 – Premiered October 4

SCREAM 4 is stuck in the middle of wanting to continue as a franchise (15 years after the original) and kickstarting a new one. Even the plot within the movie touches upon how confusing all the installments of the fictional STAB franchise are. Back are the survivors of the original cast (Neve Campbell, Courtney Cox and David Arquette) and a bevy of new babes to be slayed (Anna Paquin, Alison Brie, Emma Roberts, Aimee Teegarden, Hayden Panettierre and Kristen Bell).

I for one am tired of mask-wearing, knife-wielding vendetta-seekers. You could do worse around Halloween for a scare (although I don't know why it was released nearly 4 weeks before the holiday. Who knows, maybe it will have movie on demand legs.).
Neve Campbell, Courtney Cox, David Arquette
R, Horror

Same day as DVD



- Britt Bensen

Britt is the Editor-in-Chief and Co-founder of On Demand Weekly. He is the former head of Affiliate Marketing and VOD for Sundance Channel. Prior to Sundance Chanel, Britt worked for Miramax Films and BMI. He also on the Advisory Board of the Palo Alto Intl Film Festival.

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