Movies On Demand on Cable Update – July 2015
July 2015 includes an array of entertaining films making their television premieres via Movies on Demand (MOD) on cable.
If you can’t get to Broadway to see Helen Mirren in her Tony Award-winning role in The Audience, then head to Woman in Gold on MOD to see the incomparable actress as Maria Altmann. The film is based on the true story of a woman who goes against the Austrian establishment to regain possession of a famous Gustav Klimt canvas owned by her Jewish family before being seized by the Nazis during WWII.
MOD also features two critically acclaimed films perfect for summer escapism, Ex Machina and It Follows. The science fiction thriller Ex Machina stars Domhnall Gleeson and Oscar Isaac as computer programmers who are tested by the sophisticated intelligence of a sexy robot named Ava. In It Follows, Maika Monroe plays a girl pursued by a supernatural force after a strange sexual encounter.
Returning as the sequel to Paul Blart: Mall Cop, Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 will be sure to take you on a lighthearted ride. Kevin James plays Paul Blart, a New Jersey mall cop who goes on vacation in Vegas with his daughter before she leaves for college.
July 2015 Movies on Demand on Cable Major Studio Premieres*:
Woman in Gold – Premieres 7/7, (same day as DVD), PG-13, Drama, Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds
Ex Machina – Premieres 7/14, (same day as DVD), R, Sci-Fi/Thriller, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, Alicia Vikander
It Follows – Premieres 7/14, (same day as DVD), R, Horror, Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist
Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 – Premieres 7/14, (same day as DVD), PG, Comedy, Kevin James, Raini Rodriguez
The Water Diviner – Premieres 7/28, (same days as DVD, weeks before Netflix & Redbox), R, Drama, Russell Crowe, Jai Courtney
Indie Premieres on MOD for July 2015* (just a selection):
A wide selection of indies premiere on cable this month, including many before or same day as their theatrical release.
Notable are two documentaries, Do I Sound Gay? which explores the concept of whether one’s sexuality can be determined by one’s voice, and navigates the complicated perception of homosexuality in our culture; and A LEGO Brickumentary which takes a look at the cultural phenomenon of Lego® and its appeal to people of all ages.
In Strangerland, Nicole Kidman and Joseph Fiennes play a couple who just moved with their two kids to the remote Australian town of Nathgari. While all seems well, the parents are struck by panic when they discover the children missing just as a huge dust storm is about to hit their town. Clouds of Sils Maria, starring Juliette Binoche and Kristen Stewart is the story of Maria Enders (Binoche), who is asked to perform in the revival of the play that made her famous two decades earlier, only this time as the older woman, only to find the younger actress (Chloë Grace Moretz), a troubling reflection of her earlier self.
Before We Go stars Chris Evans and Alice Eve as strangers who meet at Grand Central Station upon missing their commuter trains, and find themselves on a surprising NYC adventure.
Indie premieres for July, 2015*:
Jackie & Ryan – Premieres 7/3, (same day as theatrical release), PG-13, Romance, Ben Barnes, Katherine Heigl
’71 – Premieres 7/7, (same day as DVD), R, Action/Drama, Jack O’Connell, Richard Dormer
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night – Premieres 7/7, TV-MA, Horror/Romance, Sheila Vand, Mozhan Marno
Do I Sound Gay? – Premieres 7/10, (same day as theatrical release), TV-MA, Documentary, Margaret Cho, Tim Gunn
Strangerland – Premieres 7/10, (same day as theatrical release), R, Thriller, Nicole Kidman, Joseph Fiennes
What We Did on Our Holiday – Premieres 7/10, (same day as theatrical release), PG-13, Comedy, Rosamund Pike, David Tennant
Clouds of Sils Maria – Premieres 7/14, (same day as DVD), R, Drama, Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, Chloë Grace Moretz
Dior and I – Premieres 7/14, (same day as DVD), R, Documentary, Anna Wintour, Jennifer Lawrence
The Salt of the Earth – Premieres 7/14, (same day as DVD), PG-13, Documentary, Sebastião Salgado, Wim Wenders
Lila & Eve – Premieres 7/17, (same day as theatrical release), R, Drama/Thriller, Viola Davis, Jennifer Lopez
Safelight – Premieres 7/17, (same day as theatrical release), TV-MA, Drama, Evan Peters, Juno Temple
Before We Go – Premieres 7/21, (before theatrical release), PG-13, Comedy/Romance, Chris Evans, Alice Eve
Unexpected – Premieres 7/24, (same day as theatrical release), R, Drama/Comedy, Anders Holm, Cobie Smulders
White God – Premieres 7/28, (same day as DVD), R, Drama, Zsófia Psotta, Sándor Zsótér
A LEGO Brickumentary – Premieres 7/31, (same day as theatrical release), G, Documentary, narrated by Jason Bateman
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 70% of paid movie rentals. Only 30% 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, 2014
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