Movies On Demand on Cable Update – April 2017
April 2017 is blossoming with award-winning, popular and critically acclaimed recent new releases making their television premieres via Movies on Demand (MOD) on cable’s VOD platform.
From Lucasfilm comes a stand-alone story that is a prequel to the original Star Wars trilogy, the epic adventure Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes led by a heroine warrior (Felicity Jones), band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction.
In La La Land, Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling star as an actress and a musician chasing their dreams in this music-filled masterpiece that is a gorgeous, if bittersweet, love letter to LA. It blazed through the awards circuit, capturing numerous statues, including Best Picture at the Golden Globe Awards®.
Another big hit at the box office and garnering 92% positive reviews on Rotten Tomatoes, Hidden Figures is the incredible untold true story of Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monae), brilliant African-American women working at NASA. They served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit.
Office Christmas Party is a raucous holiday movie that stars Jennifer Aniston as a CEO trying to close the branch that her brother (T.J. Miller) runs. A cast of hilarious comedy stars, including Jason Bateman, Olivia Munn and Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live) throw a wild, decadent bash to impress a client.
The powerful film Lion is based on an incredible true story. A five year-old boy from a poor town in India falls asleep on an empty train and winds up thousands of miles away in Calcutta. Cunning and adorable, he learns to survive in the streets, then is adopted by a middle-class couple in Australia. Only as an adult and with the availability of Google Earth does he set out to find his long-lost family. It achieved 92% positive audience reviews on Rotten Tomatoes. In the chilling psychological thriller Split, Kevin (James McAvoy) has 23 very different personalities within him. He abducts three teenage girls and threatens them with another, more evil persona. In Split With Bonus Content, viewers can check out the alternate ending the writer/director M. Night Shyamalan considered.
April 2017 Movies on Demand on Cable Major Studio Premieres*:
Office Christmas Party – 4/4 – (same day as DVD); R; Comedy; Jason Bateman, Olivia Munn
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – 4/4 – (same day as DVD); PG-13; Action; Felicity Jones, Mads Mikkelsen
Lion – 4/11 – (same day as DVD); PG-13; Drama/Romance; Dev Patel, Rooney Mara
Hidden Figures – 4/11 – (same day as DVD); PG; Drama; Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer
Monster Trucks – 4/11 – (same day as DVD); PG; Family/ Adventure; Lucas Till, Jane Levy
The Bye Bye Man/ The Bye Bye Man (Unrated) – 4/11 – (same day as DVD); PG-13/TV-MA; Horror/Thriller; Douglas Smith, Lucien Laviscount
Sleepless – 4/18 – (same day as DVD); R; Action/Crime; Jamie Foxx, Michelle Monaghan
Split/Split With Bonus Content – 4/18 – (same day as DVD); PG-13/TV-14; Thriller/Horror; James McAvoy, Anya Taylor Joy
The Founder – 4/18 – (same day as DVD); PG-13; Drama; Michael Keaton, Laura Dern
Underworld: Blood Wars – 4/25 – (same day as DVD); R; Action/Sci-Fi; Kate Beckinsale, Theo James
La La Land – 4/25 – (same day as DVD); PG-13; Romance/Music; Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone
Indie premieres on MOD for April 2017 (highlights)*
In Paterson, Adam Driver plays a bus driver named Paterson in Paterson, N.J. who has another life…writing heartfelt poems observing the triumphs and defeats of everyday life. Written and directed by famed Jim Jarmusch (Only Lovers Left Alive), it received 96% positive reviews on Rotten Tomatoes.
Toni Erdmann is a Swedish film which received great reviews, totaling 92% positive on Rotten Tomatoes. An eccentric father attempts to reconnect with his career-driven daughter who is on a big assignment in Romania. Called a “little gem,” although run-time is three hours.
In Queen Of The Desert, Nicole Kidman plays explorer, diplomat and “female Lawrence of Arabia” Gertrude Bell, in the Werner Herzog-directed true story of a woman who defied all convention.
In The Void, a blood-soaked man limping down a deserted road is rushed by Officer Carter to a nearby hospital. He becomes trapped inside by hooded figures, and Carter discovers that the patients and staff are transforming into something inhuman. Received 100% positive reviews on Rotten Tomatoes. Voice From The Stone, set in an isolated castle in 1950s Tuscany, is the haunting story of a solemn nurse (Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones) drawn to aid a young boy who has fallen silent since the sudden passing of his mother. With Marton Csokas (The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers). In A Dark Song, a heartbroken woman hires an occultist to perform an ancient, dark ritual to bring her child back to life, but missteps have consequences when unknown evils are unleashed.
Indie premieres on MOD for April 2017
Paterson – 4/4 – (same day as DVD); R; Drama/Comedy; Adam Driver, Golshifteh Farahani
Carrie Pilby - 4/4; TV-14; Comedy/Romance; Bel Powley, Vanessa Bayer
Mine – 4/4 – (Same day as Theatrical); TV-MA; Action/Drama; Armie Hammer, Annabelle Wallis
Generation Found – 4/4 – (same day as DVD); TV-MA; Docu/Drama
We Don’t Belong Here – 4/4 – (same day as DVD); R; Drama/Family; Catherine Keener, Anton Yelchin
The Void – 4/7 – (same day as Theatrical); TV-MA; Horror/Action; Ellen Wong, Stephanie Belding
1 Mile to You – 4/7 – (same day as Theatrical); TV-14; Family/Romance; Tim Roth, Billy Crudup
Aftermath – 4/7 – (same day as Theatrical); R; Drama/Thriller; Arnold Schwarzenegger, Hannah Ware
The Ticket – 4/7 – (same day as Theatrical); TV-14; Drama/Romance; Dan Stevens, Malin Akerman
Toni Erdmann – 4/11 – (same day as DVD); R; Drama; Peter Simonischek, Sandra Huller
The Outcasts - 4/14 – (same day as Theatrical); TV-PG; Comedy; Victoria Justice, Eden Sher
Queen of the Desert – 4/14 – (same day as Theatrical); PG-13; Drama; Nicole Kidman, James Franco
Altitude – 4/14 – (same day as Theatrical); R; Action; Dolph Lundgren, Denise Richards
Mission Control: The Unsung Heroes of Apollo – 4/14 – (same day as Theatrical); TV-14; Docu; Chris Kraft, Gene Kranz
The Levelling – 4/15 – (days before DVD); R; Drama; Ellie Kendrick, Jack Holden
The Dark Tapes – 4/18 – (weeks before DVD); TV-14; Horror/Sci Fi; Brittany Underwood, Meredith Thomas
The Duelist – 4/18 – (same day as DVD); R; Action/Drama/Thriller; Peter Fedorov, Vladimir Mashkov
Isolation – 4/18 – (weeks before DVD); R; Action/Thriller; Dominic Purcell, Luke Mably
Ocean Waves - 4/18 – (same day as DVD); PG-13; Drama/Animated; Nobuo Tobita, Yoko Sakamoto
We Are X – 4/25 – (same day as DVD); R; Docu; Yoshiki, Toshi
A Dark Song – 4/28 – (same day as Theatrical); TV-MA; Horror; Steve Oram, Catherine Walker
Voice From The Stone – 4/28 – (same day as Theatrical); R; Drama/Thriller. Emilia Clarke, Marton Csokas
*MOD schedule is subject to change. Titles, dates and availability may vary by system. HD and 3D not available in all systems.
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