Coming of Age Teen Sex Comedy or Sci-Fi Horror Film?  It’s Your Guess…April 18, 2011


Coming of Age Teen Sex Comedy or Sci-Fi Horror Film?  It’s Your Guess…

Sundance Selects

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

 

A Tuscan backdrop to a puzzle, a mystery, a moment in time…
By Cynthia Kane
 
KABOOM is a film that’s so absurd, so over the top; the storyline defies all imagination, plus Director Gregg Araki has cast nothing but gorgeous youngsters and a couple gorgeous not-so-young folk, too. KABOOM exists entirely for the moment, in the moment.
 

Greg Araki
 
It’s the Kuchar Brothers mixed with John Waters mixed with early Gregg Araki…which means, it’s not for everyone, but it’s thoroughly entertaining. Just don’t think or look too hard for meaning. In the end, you’ll get it if you let yourself go for the ride.
 
The story: a college freshman, Smith (Thomas Dekker), who is sexually “undecided” arrives at a UCLA–like university with his best high school buddy, Stella (Haley Bennett) who just happens to be a lesbian. His roommate, Thor (Chris Zylka) is a hunky surfer-dude, dumb as a doorpost, who lusts for waves and girls. Their resident advisor is a druggy, older student called The Messiah (James Duvall). Or so it all seems…
 
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Movies On Demand - January 2012 Preview - The IndiesJanuary 03, 2012


Movies On Demand - January 2012 Preview - The Indies

The Movies On Demand MOD January Preview of The Indies has arrived. Highlights of the new release schedule for January, 2012 include PAGE ONE: INSIDE THE NEW YORK TIMES, DIRTY GIRL, HELL AND BACK AGAIN, THE OTHER F WORD and more. People who missed these highly-regarded titles can catch them on demand in January.

Almost every indie new release listed comes to Movies On Demand either before or the same day as DVD.

Enjoy On Demanding this month!


Indie Titles:

THE GUARD – Premieres January 3
R, Comedy
Brendan Gleeson, Don Cheadle

Same day as DVD


PERFECT SENSE – Premieres January 6
TV-MA, Drama
Ewan McGregor, Eva Green

Before theatrical release


BENEATH THE DARKNESS – Premieres January 6
PG-13, Thriller
Dennis Quaid, Tony Oller

Same day as theatrical release


THERE BE DRAGONS – Premieres January 10
PG-13, Drama
Charlie Cox, Wes Bentley

Same day as DVD, Weeks before Netflix & Redbox



HIGHER GROUND – Premieres January 10
R, Drama
Vera Farmiga, John Hawkes

Same day as DVD


DIRTY GIRL – Premieres January 17
R, Comedy
Juno Temple, Jeremy Dozier

Same day as DVD


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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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A Little Ditty About JACK AND DIANE On DemandSeptember 28, 2012


A Little Ditty About JACK AND DIANE On Demand

On Demand Weekly provides new movie reviews of hot movies on demand and from the POV of watching from the comfort of your home. Today’s review: JACK AND DIANE (Magnolia).

 

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


 

JACK AND DIANE

By Melissa Chesman

I don’t get it. 


Not because I’m missing something (I only wish I were the culprit) but rather sadly because the film is. Touted as an indie-lesbian-werewolf-love story, the time spent reading that sentence is unfortunately more intriguing than the accrued time watching JACK AND DIANE.

 



Writer-director Bradley Rust Grey (THE EXPLODING GIRL) takes us through his teenage lesbian love story, from tomboy Jack and naïve-Brit Diane’s (the teenagers and thus the title of the movie) random love-at-first-sight encounter in New York City, through a languid, slightly tumultuous courtship where Jack learns Diane will soon leave her for school in Paris, and finally to the lovers’ settled long-distance reconciliation. Although actresses Juno Temple (Diane) and Riley Keough (Jack) make their sweet and lusty young love believable, the sluggish story and character development to match is simply, just- absolutely boring. Peeks into the teens’ backstories: Jack’s brother’s lovesick suicide, and Diane’s exile to France- so her co-dependent twin sister (back in England) can learn to stand on her own feet- provide the most interesting peaks, but the bulk of the film is stuck way down in the valley.

 



Although it doesn’t do very much to further plot or character, it is worth noting Kylie Minogue’s cameo as the heavily tattooed older woman Jack seems to return to when running from her feelings. The down-under pop-star also contributed to the soundtrack.

This is where you may be asking, “But what about the werewolves?” 

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