MOVIES ON DEMAND ON CABLE UPDATE – JUNE 2017
Just as kids are dreaming of summer escapes, the major studios come through in June 2017 Movies on Demand with some of the biggest recent kids’ hits featuring beloved characters. A variety of other major studio and indie new releases make their television premieres via Movies on Demand (MOD) on cable’s VOD platform.
Beauty and the Beast is the live-action adaptation of Disney’s animated classic of a tale as old as time, starring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens.
Garnering 90% positive reviews on Rotten Tomatoes, the animated The LEGO Batman Movie is a spinoff and spoof of The LEGO Movie. Bruce Wayne must deal with the criminals of Gotham City as well as the responsibility of raising a boy he adopted.
In Saban’s Power Rangers, the 90’s TV series of five super-powered teenagers gets an upgrade. The team comes together to become something extraordinary to save the world from being obliterated by an alien threat.
June 2017 Movies on Demand on Cable Major Studio Premieres*:
A Cure for Wellness – 6/6 – (same day as DVD); R; Thriller; Dane DeHaan, Jason Isaacs
Beauty and the Beast – 6/6 – (same day as DVD); PG; Family; Emma Watson, Dan Stevens
John Wick: Chapter 2 – 6/13 – (same day as DVD); R; Action; Keanu Reeves, Ian McShane
The LEGO Batman Movie – 6/13 – (same day as DVD); PG; Family/Animation; Will Arnett, Zach Galifianakis
Life/Life With Bonus Featurette – 6/20 – (same day as DVD); R/TV-MA; Drama/ Sci-Fi; Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson
CHiPs – 6/27 – (same day as DVD); R; Comedy/Action; Dax Shepard, Michael Pena
Saban’s Power Rangers – 6/27 – (same day as DVD); PG-13; Action/Adventure; Dacre Montgomery, Naomi Scott
Indie premieres on MOD for June 2017*
On the indie front, several premieres have received positive reviews and critical buzz, and should be popular On Demand titles:
A United Kingdom stars David Oyelowo (Selma) and Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl) in an inspiring true story with deep socio-political overtones of forbidden love between the King of Botswana and a white English woman in 1947. T2 Trainspotting is a sequel featuring the whole original cast, including Ewan McGregor, and directed by Danny Boyle. After betraying them, Renton has to return to the only place he can call home, where his old friends are waiting: Spud, Sick Boy & Begbie.
In Personal Shopper, Kristin Stewart stars as a young medium mourning the death of her twin, who receives strange messages, but it’s unclear if they are coming from his ghost or a more sinister source. Wilson features Woody Harrelson as a lonely, neurotic and hilariously honest middle-aged man who reunites with his estranged wife (Laura Dern) and meets his teenage daughter for the first time. 3 Generations stars Naomi Watts, Elle Fanning, and Susan Sarandon in a courageous story of a family learning to accept their transgender teen for who he is.
Acclaimed Foreign Films:
Winning the top award at Cannes and BAFTA, and receiving 91% positive reviews on Rotten Tomatoes, I, Daniel Blake is about a widowed carpenter and a single mother who forge a touching friendship as they battle a callous welfare system in Britain. Garnering 93% positive reviews on Rotten Tomatoes, Everybody Loves Somebody stars Karla Souza (How to Get Away with Murder) as a young single doctor from a Mexican family who’s torn between two lovers – and two futures – in this romantic comedy.
The German film Land Of Mine is a critically acclaimed true story about a young German POW group, forced to defuse two million land mines on the Danish coast after WWII. The French film Frantz is a tale of love and reconciliation in a small German town in the aftermath of WWI. A young German woman mourning the death of her fiancé encounters a mysterious Frenchman laying flowers on her beloved’s grave.
Indie premieres for June 2017 (just a selection):
The Drowning – 6/1 – (weeks before DVD); TV-14; Drama; Josh Charles, Julia Stiles
I, Daniel Blake – 6/2 – (same day as theatrical); R; Drama; Dave Johns, Hayley Squires
Vincent N Roxxy – 6/2 – (same day as theatrical); R; Drama/Action; Emile Hirsch, Zoe Kravitz
All About the Money – 6/2 – (same day as theatrical); TV-MA; Action/Comedy; Eddie Griffin, Blake Freeman
A United Kingdom – 6/6 – (same day as DVD); PG-13; Drama; David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike
Land Of Mine – 6/6 – (same day as DVD); R; Drama/History; Roland Moller, Mikkel Boe Folsgaard
Finding Kim – 6/6 – (same day as DVD); TV-14; Docu/LGBT; Dan Savage, Carmen Carerra
A Good American – 6/6 – (same day as DVD); TV-14; Docu; William Binney, Thomas Drake
Band Aid – 6/9 – (same day as theatrical); TV-MA; Comedy, Romance; Zoe Lister-Jones, Adam Pally
Miles – 6/9 – TV-14; Comedy/Drama; Tim Boardman, Molly Shannon
3 Generations – 6/13 – (same day as DVD); PG-13; Comedy/Drama; Naomi Watts, Elle Fanning
Frantz – 6/13 – (same day as DVD); PG-13; Drama; Paula Beer, Pierre Niney
Bitter Harvest – 6/13 – (same day as DVD); R; Action/ Drama; Terence Stamp, Barry Pepper
Tickling Giants – 6/13 – (same day as DVD); TV-14; Docu/Comedy; Bassem Youssef, Jon Stewart
Table 19 – 6/13 – (same day as DVD); PG-13; Comedy; Anna Kendrick, Amanda Crew
The Recall – 6/16 – (same day as theatrical); R; Sci-Fi; Wesley Snipes, RJ Mitte
I Am Heath Ledger – 6/16 – TV-MA; Docu; Naomi Watts, Ang Lee
Once Upon A Time In Venice – 6/16 – (same day as theatrical); TV-MA; Action/Comedy; Bruce Willis, Jason Momoa
Wilson – 6/20 – (same day as DVD); R; Comedy; Woody Harrelson, Laura Dern
This Beautiful Fantastic – 6/20 – (same day as DVD); PG; Comedy/Drama; Tom Wilkinson, Anna Chancellor
Everybody Loves Somebody – 6/20 – (same day as DVD); PG-13; Romance/Comedy; Karla Souza, Jose Maria Yazpik
Legion of Brothers – 6/27 – (same day as DVD); TV-14; Docu/Action; Jason Amerine, Mark Nutsch
T2 Trainspotting – 6/27 – (same day as DVD); R; Drama; Ewen Bremner, Robert Carlyle
A Family Man – 6/27 – (weeks before theatrical); R; Drama/Family; Gerard Butler, Willem Dafoe
The Belko Experiment – 6/27 – (same day as DVD); R; Horror/Action; John Gallagher, Jr., Tony Goldwyn
Personal Shopper – 6/27 – (weeks before DVD); R; Drama; Kristen Stewart, Lars Eidinger
Tommy’s Honour – 6/30 – (weeks before DVD); PG; Drama; Ophelia Lovibond, Sam Neill
Inconceivable – 6/30 – (same day as theatrical); R; Drama/Thriller; Nicolas Cage, Gina Gershon
2:22 – 6/30 – (same day as theatrical); PG-13; Drama; Michiel Huisman, Teresa Palmer
*MOD schedule is subject to change. Titles, dates and availability may vary by system. HD and 3D not available in all systems.
Movies On Demand on Cable (MOD) is a convenient way to rent all 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. Many titles feature 48-hour rentals.
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