On Demand Weekly reviews new Movies On Demand every Tuesday.
Premiering this week: UNSTOPPABLE, THE RESIDENT, PEEP WORLD
Directed by Tony Scott and loosely based on real-life events, this well-reviewed action thriller stars a runaway train, supported by Denzel Washington, Chris Pine, and Rosario Dawson as an engineer, conductor, and yardmaster. In a Pennsylvania rail yard, a reckless railroad employee fails to hook up the brake system on a half-mile long train whose load contains cars with toxic chemicals, then tries to repair a switch by getting off the train, leaving it unmanned. The train gathers speed before the employee can re-board it, and now the Pennsylvania railroad has a serious problem. Tense, exciting action and drama. Rated PG-13.
Same day as DVD, before Netflix.
Denzel Washington, Chris Pine, Rosario Dawson. Rated PG-13 / 98 Minutes / Available 2/15
Dr. Juliet Dermer (Hilary Swank), a resident at a NYC hospital, lucks out in finding an amazing apartment being refurbished by the attractive and friendly landlord, Max (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), in an old building in Brooklyn. What she doesn’t realize is that Max’s carpentry skills include installing two-way mirrors, peepholes, and other gadgets used by stalkers, and she’s about to become his latest victim. While you may have seen this story before, this one is well crafted with an excellent cast.
Same day as theatrical release.
Hillary Swank, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Christopher Lee. Rated R / 91 Minutes / Available 2/18
The only time the dysfunctional Meyerwitz family gathers together is once a year at their father’s birthday dinner. This year, most of the family puts aside their personal rivalries with one another so that they can all direct them at their youngest brother, Nathan (Ben Schwartz), a successful novelist who recently became an even bigger hit after penning an exposé of his entire family and all their dirty secrets, entitled “Peep World.” From the festival circuit, the film has a great cast, some solid comedy, and a lot of family drama.
Before theatrical release.
Michael C. Hall, Sarah Silverman, Ron Rifkin. Unrated / 91 Minutes / Available 2/19
- Lindsay Felcyn
Lindsay Felcyn covers new movies on demand for On Demand Weeklyfrom sunny Seattle. Prior, she was a Director of Marking at Miramax Films in New York City, where she focused primarily on the Academy Awards campaign.