Movies On Demand - September 2012 Preview - The IndiesSeptember 03, 2012


Movies On Demand - September 2012 Preview - The Indies

On Demand Weekly helps you browse through the New Movies On Demand (MOD) this month with our September preview!

By Britt Bensen
 
MOD viewers also have access to a wealth of indie titles, a number of which premiere either the same day or before their theatrical release. These titles may not be widely available in local theaters. They can check out Jennifer Garner and Hugh Jackman in the political comedy BUTTER before it even hits theaters. Plus, the thriller ARBITRAGE with Richard Gere and Susan Sarandon hits MOD the same day as theatres. And MOD airs YOUR SISTER’S SISTER with Emily Blunt and Rosemarie DeWitt, which achieved critical acclaim. In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month 9/15 to 10/15, MOD is featuring FOR GREATER GLORY, a historical drama with Andy Garcia and Eva Longoria and GIRL IN PROGRESS with Eva Mendes and Matthew Modine. Lastly, viewers can satisfy their curiosity about the invention of the vibrator during the height of Victorian prudishness with HYSTERIA, starring Hugh Dancy and Maggie Gyllenhaal. See complete list below.
 
 
And our Independent Movie On Demand (IMOD) Pick of the Month is 
 
 



Enjoy On Demanding this month!


SHUT UP AND PLAY THE HITS – Premieres September 4
TV-14, Documentary
James Murphy & LCD Soundsystem

Weeks before DVD, Netflix & Redbox



BUTTER – Premieres September 7
R, Comedy
Jennifer Garner, Hugh Jackman

Before theatrical release



NOBODY WALKS – Premieres September 7
R, Drama
Olivia Thirlby, John Krasinski

Before theatrical release


GIRL IN PROGRESS – Premieres September 11
PG-13, Comedy
Eva Mendes, Matthew Modine

Same day as DVD


LOLA VERSUS – Premieres September 11
R, Comedy
Greta Gerwig, Joel Kinnaman

Same day as DVD, weeks before Netflix & Redbox


 

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Jennifer Garner & Modern Family’s Ty Burrell in BUTTER - Now On DemandSeptember 10, 2012


Jennifer Garner & Modern Family’s Ty Burrell in BUTTER - Now On Demand

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On Demand Weekly provides new movie reviews of movies on demand from the POV of watching from the comfort of your home. Today’s review: BUTTER (Radius).

 

See the latest Independent Movie On Demand (IMOD) Trailers here...

 

BUTTER
By Amy Slotnick

 

Appearing on Hollywood’s highly touted Black List was a promising start for the screenplay of BUTTER and brought a lot of attention to its writer, Jason Micallef, as a new comedic voice. Similarities were made to Alexander Payne and Christopher Guest for satirizing small town, American culture, creating anticipation that BUTTER would be a sharp-edged, dark comedy in the vein of ELECTION, CITIZEN RUTH and WAITING FOR GUFFMAN. The film’s A-list cast of Jennifer Garner, Olivia Wilde, Hugh Jackman, along with comic stars Ty Burrell, Rob Corddry, Phyllis Smith and Kristen Schaal, further raised expectations for hilarity. However, in its journey to the screen, BUTTER has gone soft.

 



In BUTTER, Bob Pickler (MODERN FAMILY’s Ty Burrell) is the reigning champion of Iowa’s Butter sculpting contest and his Stepford Wife, Laura (Jennifer Garner), imagines his reign will be their entry to political power and social status. When after his fifteen-year winning streak, Bob is asked to step aside from the upcoming competition, Laura steps in to make sure a Pickler remains in the spotlight. But Laura’s aims are thwarted by the unexpected appearance of Destiny, an African American foster child new to town, who possesses an innate ability to melt people’s hearts and carve butter like you cannot believe.

 



Laura is determined to outshine Destiny’s butter carving skills and natural, humble appeal. Laura’s focus is interrupted when she catches her husband cheating with a local stripper, Brooke (Olivia Wilde). Laura retaliates by sleeping with her high school sweetheart Boyd (Hugh Jackman), and then enlists Boyd to discredit Destiny’s integrity.

 



At the same time, Brooke sets out to get back at the Picklers, by seducing their teenage daughter (Ashley Greene), stealing their money and then using it to buy Destiny a $1200 knife set to ensure her victory against Laura. Although Brooke provides some nice eye candy and sexiness to the film, her subplot feels out of place and it is never entirely clear why she is so determined to see Laura undone.

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New Movies On Demand Preview: March 2013March 01, 2013


New Movies On Demand Preview: March 2013

On Demand Weekly's Kate Wilson (@KateDoesLifegoes through all the new  movies each month for her New Movies On Demand Preview.

 

MOVIES ON DEMAND

March Movies On Demand - Awards Season!

 

Kate
By Kate Asche Wilson

It’s March team! You know what that means? Nothing! Because March is the absolute worst month of the year. Seriously does anything even happen in March? I had to Google Saint Patrick’s Day to make sure it is in fact in March. It is! So there’s that. Also, hilariously enough, I uncovered some extra special knowledge on the fun holidays in March that are pretty much unknown to most everyone. There’s Employee Appreciation Day, National Pig Day, Worship of Tools Day, and my personal favorite Multiple Personality Day. You and Sybil can finally have that quality time you’ve been craving!

And what better way to celebrate all of these delectable holidays that watching some Movies on Demand. Nothing says Extraterrestrial Abduction Day quite like a nice Movie on Demand.

Happy celebrating!

 
 
 
THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY- Premiers March 19
Hobbits, and wizards, and dwarves, and everything that’s good in the world! All wrapped up in a delicious Tolkien package. It stars every awesome British actor that has ever graced the silver screen, and is a truly epic fantasy that completely lives up to its name. This film should be watched immediately and then over analyzed on extremely zealous Internet fan sites.
PG-13, Adventure, Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Same Day as DVD, Weeks Before Netflix & Redbox, Available in 3D

LES MISERABLES- Premiers March 22
Perfect if your story topic of choice is revolution and prostitution! This film also features the gorgeous Anne Hathaway in her heartbreaking Oscar winning performance as the tragic Fantine. An extra bonus is the added treat of ogling the delicious man candy that is Eddie Redmayne and Aaron Tveit. Not to mention it’s one of the most groundbreaking cinematic achievements of the year, and completely deserves all of the accolades it receives.
PG-13, Musical, Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Same day as DVD, Weeks before Netflix & Redbox

THIS IS 40- Premiers March 22
This witty Judd Apatow comedy stars Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann in a ridiculously great spin-off from the mega hit KNOCKED UP. Playing the two best supporting characters in cinematic history, Rudd and Mann tackle the hardships of parenting while still remaining hopelessly flawed. Let the hilarity ensue!
R and TV-MA, Comedy, Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann, Same Day as DVD, Weeks Before Netflix & Redbox

Now if you haven’t acquired a post awards season hangover yet then you obviously haven’t been keeping up like you should and can fix that by watching these Best Picture nominees On Demand this month:

THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN - PART 2 – Premieres 3/2
PG-13, Romance, Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner
same day as DVD

THE INTOUCHABLES – Premieres 3/5
R, Comedy, François Cluzet, Omar Sy
same day as DVD

PLAYING FOR KEEPS – Premieres 3/5
PG-13, Comedy, Gerard Butler, Jessica Biel
same day as DVD

RED DAWN – Premieres 3/5
PG-13, Action, Chris Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson
same day as DVD

WRECK-IT RALPH – Premieres 3/5
PG, Family, voices: John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman
same day as DVD, available in 3D

LIFE OF PI – Premieres 3/12
PG, Adventure, Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan
same day as DVD, weeks before Netflix & Redbox

RISE OF THE GUARDIANS – Premieres 3/12
PG, Animated, voices: Chris Pine, Alec Baldwin
same day as DVD, available in 3D

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL: WORLDS AWAY – Premieres 3/12
PG, Fantasy, Erica Linz, Igor Zaripov
same day as DVD, available in 3D

ZERO DARK THIRTY – Premieres 3/19
R, Thriller, Jessica Chastain, Jason Clarke
same day as DVD

IMAX: TO THE ARCTIC – Premieres 3/26
G, Documentary, narrated by Meryl Streep
same day as DVD, weeks before Netflix & Redbox, available in 3D

KILLING THEM SOFTLY – Premieres 3/26
R, Thriller, Brad Pitt, James Gandolfini
same day as DVD

LINCOLN – Premieres 3/26
PG-13, Drama, Daniel Day-Lewis, Tommy Lee Jones
same day as DVD

PARENTAL GUIDANCE – Premieres 3/26
PG, Comedy, Billy Crystal, Bette Midler
same day as DVD, weeks before Netflix & Redbox



Also be sure to check out my favorite top Movie On Demand for February and the Oscar winner for Best Picture ARGO. Be amazed as Ben Affleck metaphorically tells The Academy to Argo F**K themselves!
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