Johnny Depp And Tom Hanks Bring Their Talents To On DemandNovember 14, 2011


Johnny Depp And Tom Hanks Bring Their Talents To On Demand

Don't know what movie to watch on demand? Let On Demand Weekly help you browse through the New Movies On Demand (MOD) every week.

By Britt Bensen

 

MOVIES ON DEMAND

 

Movies On Demand Premiering This Week (November 15, 2011)

 

- PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES
- LARRY CROWNE


PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES – Premieres November 15



While director of the first three PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN movies Gore Verbinski has moved onto more interesting projects (RANGO, THE LONE RANGER), Disney has turned the reins over to Rob Marshall who has been stumbling since the acclaimed musical CHICAGO.

They brought back Johnny Depp to reprise his role of Captain Jack Sparrow / Keith Richards. Let's be honest, there is no franchise without Depp / Sparrow. There are many faces from the first 3 installments you will recognize along with newcomers Penelope Cruz and Ian McShane. I kind of imagine this was made for fans of the series who have tired watching the first three so frequently and need new flavors to continue their interest in these rambuctious swashbuckers.
Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz
PG-13, Action


Available in 3D**

 

RISK IT


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LARRY CROWNE – Premieres November 15

Has it been 15 years since Tom Hanks feature film directorial debut (THAT THING YOU DO)? When doing press, Hanks spoke of working on this script with friend Nia Vardalos over 5 years. Now I know what she's been doing since MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING. It may be time to chalk MBFGW as a one hit wonder and put the romance writing pen down.


If a film is not a biopic, perhaps working on a screenplay for half a decade isn't advisable. Chances are it will not flow with the current issues. Even though the subplot of being laid off happens to dovetail during these woeful economic times. Let's see what device can we orchestrate for Hanks and Julia Roberts to meet and fall for each other? Community College where she teaches and he can win her over as an older, scooter-driving, student. Sweet intentions, but too implausible. Skip it unless you have a need for a Hanks / Roberts fix.
Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts
PG-13, Romantic Comedy


Same day as DVD, Weeks before Netflix and Redbox

 

SKIP IT
 

*Title dates and availability may vary by system. HD not available in all systems.

 

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Week of October 25 (CAPTAIN AMERICA & WINNIE THE POOH)
Week of October 18 (Cameron Diaz's BAD TEACHER & Selena Gomez's MONTE CARLO)
Week of October 11 (THE TREE OF LIFE, HORRIBLE BOSSES, ZOOKEEPER, GREEN LANTERN)
Week of October 4 (AFRICAN CATS, FAST FIVE, SCREAM 4)

 

- 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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New Movies On Demand Preview - For Babes: January 2013January 09, 2013


New Movies On Demand Preview - For Babes: January 2013

On Demand Weekly's Kate Wilson (@KateDoesLife) goes through all the new  movies each month for her New Movies On Demand Preview - For Babes.

 

MOVIES ON DEMAND

Kate’s Top Movies On Demand For The Babes

 

Kate
By Kate Asche Wilson
 
Happy New Year ladies! Hopefully your holiday was filled with glitter and joy and not agonizing depression and box wine. It’s a new year! Anything can happen! You might win the lottery and a steamy trip to Barbados. You might discover the most mouth watering delicious cupcake you’ve ever eaten, and it’s only five calories. You might run away with Sven the gorgeous Ski instructor from Sweden. And if none of that happens, well, you’ll always have Movies on Demand. Trust me Sven might seem good on paper but his accent is impossible to understand, and he has a raging case of Herpes.
 
Top On Demand Films For The Babes:
 
HIT AND RUN- Premiers January 8
With the dream team of real life couple Dax Shepard and Kristin Bell how could this awkward comedy not be good? The film is written and directed by Shepard who also stars as the protagonist Charlie Bronson, a former getaway driver that is now in the witness protection program. Bell plays his girlfriend who has the opportunity to live her dream in Los Angeles but needs Shepard to drive her there. Putting himself in jeopardy Bronson embarks on this ill-advised road trip, but finds himself in all sorts of hilarious situations including a slew of chase scenes fueled by a wayward Bradley Cooper. Honestly I wish I was watching this right now.
R, Comedy, Kristen Bell, Dax Shepard, Same day as DVD, weeks before Netflix & Redbox
 
HOUSE AT THE END OF THE STREET- Premiers January 8
I realize that most films that are catered towards women are terrible rom coms that have loose plots and star Jake Gyllenhaal. I mean don’t get me wrong I would watch basically anything that had Jake Gyllenhaal in it, but sometimes I just want something a little different. Like a terrifying mother daughter horror film that just screams we will never sleep comfortably again. Starring Jennifer Lawrence and Elisabeth Shue this film centers on Elissa and Sarah who thought they found the perfect house at the end of the street, but discover it has more secrets than their realtor let on. Hey it had a nook! How were they supposed to know it was infested with a murderous spirit?
PG-13, Thriller, Jennifer Lawrence, Elisabeth Shue, Same day as DVD, weeks before Netflix


TO ROME WITH LOVE- Premiers January 15
I love everything Woody Allen does so be prepared that if a Woody Allen movie comes out it will be on this list. And for good reason too because the man is brilliant. With an ensemble cast that includes Alec Baldwin, Penelope Cruz, Jesse Eisenberg, Ellen Page, and Woody Allen himself, TO ROME WITH LOVE brings us to the beautiful city of Rome where four separate vignette stories are told. It’s a Woody Allen film so you have to prepare for some magical realism and a lot of neurosis, but trust me it’s definitely worth it.
R, Comedy, Jesse Eisenberg, Ellen Page, Same day as DVD


A Film For The Guys That The Babes Will Like:

SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS- Premiers January 29
I’m certain this is one of the most underrated films of this year and insist that you watch it. Watch it with your guy, watch it with your friends, watch it with yourself. Just watch it because if you like absurd and incredible comedy you cannot miss out on this. I’m not even going to tell you the plot because I don’t want you to make any false assumptions. Just go watch it. Now. I will tell you though that Christopher Walken is in it. And we all know that everyone loves Christopher Walken.
PG, Family, voices: Catherine O'Hara, Martin Short, Charlie Tahan, Same day as DVD, available in 3D

Babes And Guys:

FRANKENWEENIE- Premiers January 8
Tim Burton is filled with wacky weird whimsy and the worlds he can create are just like him. FRANKENWEENIE is no exception, and pays a beautiful homage to the classic black and white horror films with its story. Following a tragic accident where our hero Victor’s pet dog Sparky is hit by a car, Victor decides to bring him back to life. Because of the mayhem and destruction the “new” Sparky has caused, Victor must now convince his town that despite his appearance Sparky is the same loyal dog they knew before. This animated film is smart and entertaining, and will be extremely enjoyable for both babes and guys.
PG, Family, voices: Catherine O'Hara, Martin Short, Charlie Tahan, Same day as DVD, available in 3D
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