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


New Movies On Demand Preview - For Guys: January 2013

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

 

MOVIES ON DEMAND

Kate’s Top Movies On Demand For The Guys

 

Kate
By Kate Asche Wilson

Happy January men! Since you’ve probably been nursing your New Years hangovers for the past week I’m sure you’ve had plenty of time to think about those pesky resolutions you can’t possibly keep. How about for 2013 you pick a resolution you actually can keep? Like watching more Movies On Demand! Seriously next time your significant other asks what your big plan is for 2013 say watching more TV. No one will argue with your ability to do that, and now you’ve avoided having to take that couple’s pottery class. Win-Win.


Top On Demand Films For Guys:
 
DREDD- Premiers January 8
This film is just ridiculously awesome. RIDICULOUSLY AWESOME. Set in an exceedingly violent futuristic America where criminals run the streets the only form of law enforcement is the Judges who possess the powers of judge, jury, and instant executioner. This dystopic world is based off of the vibrant comic and follows the most ruthless Judge, Dredd, as he tries to take down a vicious drug lord and her clan. Like I said ridiculously awesome.
R, Action, Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby, same day as DVD, available in 3D

TAKEN 2- Premiers January 15
It’s Liam Neeson. Liam Neeson is one of the most badass men in film. He trained Batman for god’s sake. Why on earth would you kidnap Liam Neeson’s daughter and then enact revenge on him? He kicked your ass the first time of course he’s going to do it again. He’s a straight up BAMF. Silly Albanian kidnappers.
PG-13, Action, Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, Same day as DVD, weeks before Netflix & Redbox


SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS- Premiers January 29
SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS follows struggling Screenwriter Colin Farrell who inadvertently gets involved in a Los Angeles criminal underworld because Christopher Walken and Sam Rockwell kidnap gangster Woody Harrelson’s beloved Shih Tzu. It really just sells itself.
R, Comedy, Colin Farrell, Sam Rockwell, Same day as DVD


A Film For The Babes That The Guys Will Like:
 
HOUSE AT THE END OF THE STREET- Premiers January 8
It’s a horror film with Jennifer Lawrence. If I have to explain why this is a good thing for you I will be very disappointed.

PG-13, Thriller, Jennifer Lawrence, Elisabeth Shue, Same day as DVD, weeks before Netflix

Guys and Babes:

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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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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VOD Spotlight: Clark Gregg (TRUST ME)May 02, 2014


VOD Spotlight: Clark Gregg (TRUST ME)

Clark Gregg (Starz Digital Media)

TRUST ME tells the sharp, comic story of Howard Holloway (Clark Gregg), a down-on-his luck agent for child actors and truly one the last good guys left in Hollywood. After discovering a 13-year-old acting prodigy (Sharbino), he is poised to close the deal of a lifetime which would catapult his tween client and, at long last, himself, into the big time. With the support of his gorgeous new neighbor (Peet), he must wrangle the actress' volatile, overprotective father, dodge a scheming producer (Felicity Huffman), and outwit his uber-slick nemesis (Sam Rockwell). As he arrives on the brink of the Hollywood dream that's eluded him for a lifetime, he begins to sense that his innocent young starlet may not be quite what she seems.

 

This is the second feature film written and directed by Gregg, who made his directing debut with CHOKE, an adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk's novel that starred Sam Rockwell. TRUST ME premeires on demand May 6th. 

 

 

On Demand Weekly (ODW): Hi Clark. Thanks for taking the time to answer our questions about your new pre-theatrical release on demand, TRUST ME. Fans of the Marvel movies, and the TV series “Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.” and “The New Adventures Of Old Christine” you’re in are sure to want to learn about the new film you wrote, directed and starred in.
Clark Gregg (CG):
Thanks. I'm excited for people to see the film.

ODW: What prompted you to write a movie about the child actor / agent dynamic in today’s film industry?
CG:
I worked with a number of child actors and there was something hilarious and heartbreaking about some of their agents - aging hustlers who struggle at the bottom of the Hollywood food chain, fetching lattes for entitled "momagers," while constantly searching for the 8 year-old prodigy who'll take them to the big time.

ODW: Did TRUST ME originally begin as a noir?
CG:
I began writing a wacky comedy about "showbiz," but when I started reading the dark stories about some child stars and dropping into the skin of the main character - former child star and now struggling agent for young actors, Howard Holloway - the piece became an edgier comedy with a classic noir anti-hero at its heart. I have to say that Shane Black's wonderful KISS, KISS. BANG, BANG singlehandedly convinced me that a comedic neo-noir could be made.

ODW: Any inspirations for the agent or stories about one you could share?
CG:
As I said, I was inspired by various characters I saw when I worked with child actors, but the piece and Howard's struggle to survive quickly felt representative of the struggles all artists go through and a perfect setting for a comedy of desperation driven by our national obsession with stardom.

 

Clark Gregg, Paul Sparks, Saxon Sharbino, Allison Janney and Felicity Huffman (TRUST ME)



ODW: TRUST ME has such a terrific cast: Felicity Huffman, Amanda Peet, Allison Janney and Sam Rockwell who starred in your directorial debut CHOKE. Did you write any of the parts with the actors in mind, or did you cast once the script was completed?
CG:
I knew that directing myself in the main role of my own script was a monumentally daunting aspiration, one that I could only hope to achieve if surrounded by great actors with whom I already shared a creative rapport. So I wrote specific characters in the distinct voices of some of my favorite actors, many of whom I am fortunate enough to call friends. It was the generosity of those friends and the brilliance of my partner, producer and casting director, Mary Vernieu, along with the support of producer Keith Kjarval that gave the film this remarkable cast.

ODW: The film revolves around the discovery of a prodigy child actress when the real-life actress playing her (Saxon Sharbino) is quite the find. How did you find Saxon?
CG:
We read dozens of fine young actors, but Lydia is a natural, a prodigiously talented young girl who oozes a raw star power that is, more or less, the engine of the film. That quality proved very difficult to find. We also dreamed of finding someone new, someone the audience would be seeing for the fist time as Howard is seeing her... 

 

Just when things were starting to get a little desperate,

Mary Vernieu called me in to read with a new, young actress she had found... 

 

...From the moment the 13-year-old Dallas native, Saxon Sharbino, started reading the audition scene, the role was hers. I'm very excited for audiences to see her truly remarkable performance.

 

Clark Gregg, Saxon Sharbino (TRUST ME)


ODW: Your TV series “Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.” recently coordinated a story line with the current theatrical release Captain America: The Winter Soldier. There must have been incredible planning to coordinate the movies & TV series plots to work so well together. When did you first find out about the plot twist?

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