Movies On Demand on Cable Update – April 2015

Movies On Demand on Cable Update – April 2015

April 2015 includes a variety of film gems from both the major and indie studios, making their television premieres via Movies on Demand (MOD) on cable.

Tim Burton’s Big Eyes is a departure from his highly-stylized films with this true story of Walter Keane, a pop-art painter who for many years duped the public into thinking it was he who painted those famous “big-eyed” waifs, when in fact it was his wife, Margaret. Played by Christoph Waltz and Amy Adams in her Golden Globe-winning role, it is as much a window into the sexual politics of the 1950s as it is a condemnation of the art world of the time.

Families will flock to the beloved story of Paddington the bear, an animated tale that received 98% positive reviews on Rotten Tomatoes, made by the producers of Harry Potter. And you don’t want to miss Nicole Kidman as the evil taxidermist.

If you are in the mood for a screwball comedy, then The Wedding Ringer starring Kevin Hart and Josh Gad should fit the bill.

April 2015 Movies on Demand on Cable Major Studio Premieres*:

Big Eyes – Premieres 4/14, (same day as DVD), PG-13, Drama, Amy Adams, Christoph Waltz

The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death – Premieres 4/14, (same day as DVD, weeks before Netflix), PG-13, Horror, Helen McCrory, Jeremy Irvine

Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (Unedited) – Premieres 4/17, (weeks before DVD, Netflix & Redbox), TV-MA, Comedy, Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson

The Boy Next Door – Premieres 4/28, (same day as DVD, weeks before Netflix & Redbox), R, Thriller, Jennifer Lopez, Ryan Guzman

The Gambler – Premieres 4/28, (same day as DVD), R, Drama, Mark Wahlberg, Jessica Lange

Paddington – Premieres 4/28, (same day as DVD), PG, Family, Nicole Kidman, Sally Hawkins, Hugh Bonneville

The Wedding Ringer – Premieres 4/28, (same day as DVD), R, Comedy, Kevin Hart, Josh Gad, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting

April 2015 Independent Studio & Other Titles of Note (just a selection)

A wide selection of indies premiere on cable this month, including many before or same day as their theatrical release. Notable is A Most Violent Year, about an immigrant and his family navigating the grit and violence of NYC in 1981, with Jessica Chastain and Oscar Isaacs. It received 90% positive reviews on Rotten Tomatoes

Other highlights include three films that come to MOD the same time as their Tribeca Film Festival premieres, including Far From Men, starring Viggo Mortensen as a French teacher caught up in a political uprising in 1954 Algeria. Also on the Tribeca docket is Hyena about a corrupt cop; and Misery Loves Comedy, a documentary exploration into the darker side of comedians’ personas.

Alex of Venice is a family drama directed by and starring Chris Messina (The Mindy Project), and Adult Beginners is a romantic comedy starring Rose Byrne as a pregnant wife whose hipster brother suddenly moves in with her young family.

Indie premieres for March, 2015*:

Any Day – Premieres 4/1 (before theatrical release), TV-14, Thriller, Sean Bean, Kate Walsh

Cut Bank – Premieres 4/3 (same day as theatrical release), R, Thriller, John Malkovich, Liam Hemsworth

Last Knights – Premieres 4/3 (same day as theatrical release), R, Action, Morgan Freeman, Clive Owen

A Most Violent Year – Premieres 4/7 (same day as DVD), R, Drama, Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain

5 to 7 – Premieres 4/10 (available on demand and in theaters), R, Comedy, Anton Yelchin, Bérénice Marlohe

The Sisterhood of Night – Premieres 4/10 (same day as theatrical release), PG-13, Thriller, Georgie Henley, Kal Penn

Far From Men – Premieres 4/14 (concurrent with Tribeca Film Festival), TV-14, Drama, Viggo Mortensen, Reda Kateb

Hyena – Premieres 4/14 (concurrent with Tribeca Film Festival), TV-MA, Drama, Peter Ferdinando, Stephen Graham

Misery Loves Comedy – Premieres 4/14 (concurrent with Tribeca Film Festival), TV -14, Documentary, Tom Hanks, Jimmy Fallon, Judd Apatow, Amy Schumer, Whoopi Goldberg, Bob Saget, Marc Maron, Jim Gaffigan, Larry David, Andy Richter, Lewis Black, Mike Birbiglia

Alex of Venice – Premieres 4/16 (same day as theatrical release), R, Drama, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Chris Messina, Don Johnson

Beyond the Reach – Premieres 4/17 (same day as theatrical release), R, Thriller, Michael Douglas, Jeremy Irvine

Adult Beginners – Premieres 4/24 (same day as theatrical release), R, Comedy, Rose Byrne, Nick Kroll

The Forger – Premieres 4/24 (same day as theatrical release), R, Thriller, John Travolta, Tye Sheridan

Mommy – Premieres 4/28 (same day as DVD), R, Drama, Anne Dorval, Antoine-Olivier Pilon

Cable is the nation’s powerhouse in delivery of movies via the On Demand platform, representing 36% all paid movie rentals in the U.S., far outpacing satellite, iTunes, Amazon and all others.** Combined, Cable, Telco and Satellite represent 71% of paid movie rentals. Only 29% of movie orders come from digital storefronts. Movies On Demand on Cable (MOD) is the easiest, most convenient way to rent movies from home instantly, with just a click of the remote. It is part of digital cable service.


*MOD schedule is subject to change. Titles, dates and availability may vary by system. HD and 3D not available in all systems.

**Source, The NPD Group, VideoWatch Digital, 1H 2014

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