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Movies On Demand on Cable Update – August 2016

From summer animations for kids, to action-filled films for adults, August features a variety of popular new-release titles making their television premieres via Movies on Demand (MOD) on cable.

 

SUMMER FUN FOR KIDS

Adapted from the video game phenomenon, The Angry Birds Movie is a feud between the flightless birds of Bird Island and the green piggies who invaded their home. Voiced by Jason Sudeikis and Josh Gad, the ill-tempered birds fight to reclaim their home. The Jungle Book retells the classic story of Mowgli (Neel Sethi) through visually stunning computer-generated imagery as he embarks on a journey of self-discovery along with a few animal guardians (Ben Kingsley and Bill Murray).

 

ACTION-PACKED

Reviving their characters in the sequel to Snow White and the Huntsman, Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron meet again in The Huntsman: Winter’s War Extended Edition when the evil ice queen is brought back to life by her sister (Emily Blunt) and it is up to the Huntsman (Hemsworth) to stop her.

 

COMEDY

A perfect summer escape is Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, the hilarious rock “mockumentary” starring Andy Samberg, which is making its debut on MOD before DVD.

 

DRAMA

Set in 1970’s Los Angeles, The Nice Guys follows an unlikely pair of private investigators played by Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling, as they explore the mysterious disappearance of a porn star. With 91% positive reviews on Rotten Tomatoes, this police drama is full of plot twists, laughs, and irresistible chemistry between its leading actors.

 

ROMANCE

In Me Before You, an unexpected romance buds between a small town caregiver (Emilia Clarke) and a wealthy, paralyzed Londoner (Sam Claflin) as she tries to convince him of the beauty of life despite his disability.

 

August 2016 Movies on Demand on Cable Major Studio Premieres*:

 

Mother’s Day – Premieres 8/2, (same day as DVD), PG-13, Comedy, Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson

 

Keanu – Premieres 8/2, (same day as DVD), R, Action/Comedy, Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele

 

God’s Not Dead 2 – Premieres 8/16, (same day as DVD), PG, Drama/Faith-Based, Melissa Joan Hart, Jesse Metcalfe

 

The Angry Birds Movie – Premieres 8/16, (same day as DVD), PG, Animation, Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad

 

The Nice Guys – Premieres 8/23, (same day as DVD), R, Mystery/Comedy, Russell Crowe, Ryan Gosling

 

The Huntsman: Winter’s War Extended Edition – Premieres 8/23, (same day as DVD), TV-14, Action/Adventure, Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron

 

The Jungle Book – Premieres 8/30, (same day as DVD), PG, Adventure/Family, Ben Kingsley, Bill Murray

 

Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping – Premieres 8/30, (available On Demand before DVD), R, Comedy, Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone

 

Me Before You – Premieres 8/30, (same day as DVD), R, Romance/Drama, Emilia Clarke, Sam Claflin

 

Indie premieres on MOD for August 2016* (just a selection):

 

Film festival winners and highly regarded documentaries are among some of the indie films available on MOD this August, many the same day as their theatrical release. Highlights include:

 

Receiving a rare 100% positive reviews on Rotten Tomatoes, Lo and Behold, Reveries Of The Connected World examines the evolution of technology and its impact—both the horrors and wonders—on human life. Directed by the highly-regarded Werner Herzog (Cave of Forgotten Dreams), it features interviews from Elon Musk and Bob Kahn. Chronicling the career of Brian De Palma (Carrie, Scarface), De Palma invites audiences into a personal and candid conversation with one of the most dominant filmmakers of New Hollywood.

 

Adapted from a Jane Austen novel, Love & Friendship is a romantic period drama starring Kate Beckinsale as a flirtatious widow in 18th century London who attracts the attention of several suitors as she attempts to secure a husband for both her daughter and herself. The film is also well reviewed with 99% positive on Rotten Tomatoes.

 

In The Lobster, Colin Farrell is left with few options as the society he lives in urges singles to find their one true love within 45 days, or be turned into the animal of their choice. Rachel Weisz also stars in this highly original award-winner.

 

Also notable this month, A Hologram for the King finds Tom Hanks in Saudi Arabia on an ill-fated business trip, navigating the local customs with help from Alexander Black, a witty taxi driver. Finally, the French film Disorder features Matthias Schoenaerts as an ex-soldier hired to protect Diane Kruger, the wife of a black market arms dealer, at her villa on the French Riviera.

 

Indie premieres:

 

The Brooklyn Banker - Premieres 8/1, (same day as theatrical release), R, Crime/Action, Troy Garity, Paul Sorvino

 

The Bronze – Premieres 8/2, (same day as DVD), R, Comedy, Melissa Rauch, Gary Cole

 

The Lobster – Premieres 8/2 (same day as DVD), R, Comedy/Drama, Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz

 

Meet the Blacks – Premieres 8/2, (same day as DVD), R, Comedy, Mike Epps, Mike Tyson

 

Batman: The Killing Joke – Premieres 8/2, (same day as DVD), R, Action/Animated, Kevin Conroy, Mark Hamill

 

Last Days in the Desert – Premieres 8/2, (same day as DVD), PG-13, Drama/Faith-Based, Ewan McGregor, Tye Sheridan

 

Richard Linklater: Dream is Destiny – Premieres 8/5 (same day as theatrical release), TV-MA, Documentary, Richard Linklater

 

Five Nights in Maine – Premieres 8/5, (weeks before DVD release), TV-14, Drama, Dianne West, David Oyelowo

 

A Hologram For The King – Premieres 8/9, (same day as DVD), R, Drama/Comedy, Tom Hanks, Alexander Black

 

The Million Dollar Duck – Premieres 8/9, (same day as DVD), PG, Documentary/Comedy, Adam Grimm, Rob McBroom

 

Amateur Night – Premieres 8/12, (same day as theatrical release), TV-MA, Comedy, Jason Biggs, Ashley Tisdale

 

Joshy – Premieres 8/12, (same day as theatrical release), R, Comedy, Thomas Middleditch, Adam Pally

 

Disorder – Premieres 8/12, (same day as theatrical release), TV-MA, Action/Thriller, Diane Kruger, Matthias Schoenaerts

 

Love & Friendship – Premieres 8/16, (same day as DVD), PG, Drama/Romance, Kate Beckinsale, Chloe Sevigny

 

Krisha – Premieres 8/16, (weeks before DVD), R, Drama/Comedy, Krisha Fairchild, Trey Edward Shults

 

Morris From America – Premieres 8/19, (same day as theatrical release), R, Comedy/Drama, Craig Robinson, Markees Christmas

 

Imperium – Premieres 8/19, (same day as theatrical release), R, Drama/Thriller, Daniel Radcliff, Toni Collette

 

Lo And Behold, Reveries Of The Connected World – Premieres 8/19, (same day as theatrical release), TV-14, Documentary, Elon Musk, Bob Kah

 

Ratchet & Clank – Premieres 8/23, (same day as DVD), PG, Animated, Paul Giamatti, John Goodman

 

The Man Who Knew Infinity – Premieres 8/23, (same day as DVD), PG-13, Drama, Jeremy Irons, Dev Patel

 

Dark Horse – Premieres 8/23, (same day as DVD), PG, Documentary, Jan Vokes

 

Maggie’s Plan – Premieres 8/23, (same day as DVD), R, Comedy, Greta Gerwig, Ethan Hawke

 

The Intervention – Premieres 8/26 (same day as theatrical release), R, Comedy/Drama, Clea DuVall, Melanie Lynsky

 

Blood Father – Premieres 8/26, (same day as theatrical release), R, Thriller/Crime, Mel Gibson, William H. Macy

 

The Sea Of Trees – Premieres 8/26, (same day as theatrical release), PG-13, Drama/Thriller, Matthew McConaughey, Naomi Watts

 

In Order of Disappearance – Premieres 8/26, (same day as theatrical release), TV-14, Action/Comedy, Stellan Skarsgard, Bruno Ganz

 

De Palma – Premieres 8/30, (days before DVD), R, Documentary/Biography, Brian De Palma

 

Ghost Team (Unrated) – Premieres 8/30, (same day as DVD), TV-MA, Comedy, Jon Heder, David Krumholtz

 

Movies On Demand on Cable (MOD) is a convenient way to rent the newest movies plus a wealth of library titles from home instantly, with just a click of the remote. It is part of digital cable service.

 

NOTES:

*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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