Movies On Demand on Cable Update – March 2017
March 2017 is anchored by three box office hit new release kids films making their television premieres via Movies on Demand (MOD) on cable’s VOD platform in March. Plus acclaimed award winners and high-profile nominees round out the month.
HIT FILMS FOR KIDS
Sing features an eternally optimistic koala who puts on a singing competition to save his failing theater, and animals across the city gather to step into the spotlight and chase their dreams. Based in the Harry Potter world, decades before the ‘Boy Who Lived,’ comes Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, where Newt Scamander’s (Eddie Redmayne) magical beasts are let loose in 1926 New York, and the community is threatened by exposure to No-Majs bent on eradicating them. The animated hit Moana welcomes Disney’s newest princess, a teen-age pacific Island girl on a gorgeous quest across the ocean, guided by the demi-god Maui (voiced by Dwayne Johnson).
Fresh off its recent win, Fences is adapted from August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize-and Tony Award-winning 1987 Broadway play. The film, which received 93% positive reviews on Rotten Tomatoes, is directed by and stars Denzel Washington as a former baseball player in 1950s Pittsburgh who fights for those he loves in a world that threatens to push him down. The just-honored Viola Davis plays his loyal wife in a tour-de-force performance.
Natalie Portman stars in the powerfully stirring drama, Jackie, as First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, whose faith and strength see her through the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. In Passengers, Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt star in a high-stakes adventure about two passengers on board a spaceship transporting them to a new life on another planet.
March 2017 Movies on Demand on Cable Major Studio Premieres*:
Jackie – Premieres 3/7, (same day as DVD), R, Drama, Natalie Portman, Greta Gerwig
Moana – Premieres 3/7, (same day as DVD), PG, Family, Auli’i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson
Passengers/ Passengers: Plus On Set With Chris Pratt Featurette – Premieres 3/14, (same day as DVD), PG-13/ TV-MA, Action/Sci-Fi, Romance, Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt
Fences – Premieres 3/14, (same day as DVD), PG-13, Drama, Denzel Washington, Viola Davis
Collateral Beauty – Premieres 3/14, (same day as DVD), PG-13, Drama, Will Smith, Edward Norton
Sing – Premieres 3/21, (same day as DVD), PG, Animated/ Family, Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon
Assassin’s Creed – Premieres 3/21, (same day as DVD), PG-13, Action/Adventure, Sci-Fi, Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard
Live By Night – Premieres 3/21, (same day as DVD), R, Adventure/Crime, Ben Affleck, Zoe Saldana
A Monster Calls – Premieres 3/28, (same day as DVD), PG-13, Drama, Sigourney Weaver, Felicity Jones
Why Him? – Premieres 3/28, (same day as DVD), R, Comedy, James Franco, Bryan Cranston
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – Premieres 3/28, (same day as DVD), PG-13, Action/ Fantasy, Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston
Patriots Day – Premieres 3/28, (same day as DVD), R, Action/Drama, Mark Wahlberg, Kevin Bacon
Indie premieres on MOD for March 2017* – HIGHLIGHTS – (just a selection):
Directed and co-written by Martin Scorsese, Silence stars Adam Driver and Andrew Garfield as two 17TH Century missionaries who face the ultimate test of faith when they travel to Japan in search of their missing mentor (Liam Neeson) at a time when Christianity was outlawed.
Garnering 100% positive reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and numerous film festival nominations, The Other Half is about a self-destructive drifter who, still haunted by his brother’s mysterious disappearance, falls in love with a bi-polar artist, played by Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black).
Viewers can also see one of Bill Paxton’s final films, Mean Dreams.
WOMEN IN THE LEAD
Elle is about a successful CEO of a video game company, played by Golden Globe-winnier Isabelle Huppert who tries to learn the identity of the man who raped her. Garnering 46 film festival nominations and 8 wins, Julieta is famed Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodovar’s latest film about a Madrid-based mother reunited with her estranged daughter. They both suffer in silence over the loss of Julieta’s husband. In 20th Century Women, a strong-willed single mother and landlord raises her teenage son, mentored by her young tenants (Greta Gerwig, Elle Fanning, Billy Crudup) in this funny, heartwarming look at a makeshift family’s comic adventures in Santa Barbara.
Indie premieres on MOD for March 2017* (just a selection):
The Assignment – Premieres 3/3, (weeks before theatrical release), R, Action/Thriller, Sigourney Weaver, Michelle Rodriguez
The Institute – Premieres 3/3, (same day as theatrical release), R, Horror/Drama, James Franco, Josh Duhamel
Catfight – Premieres 3/3, (same day as theatrical release), TV-MA, Drama/Comedy, Sandra Oh, Anne Heche
Incarnate/ Incarnate (Unrated) – Premieres 3/7, (same day as DVD), PG-13/ TV-MA, Horror/Thriller, Aaron Eckhart, Carice van Houten
Man Down – Premieres 3/7, (same day as DVD), R, Drama/Action, Kate Mara, Shia LaBeouf
Brimstone – Premieres 3/10, (same day as theatrical release), R, Western/Thriller, Dakota Fanning, Kit Harington
The Other Half – Premieres 3/10, (same day as theatrical release), TV-14, Drama/Romance, Tatiana Maslany, Tom Cullen
Elle – Premieres 3/14, (same day as DVD), R, Drama /Thriller, Isabelle Huppert, Virginie Efira
Mean Dreams – Premieres 3/17, (same day as theatrical release), TV-MA, Thriller/Action, Bill Paxton, Josh Wiggins
Miss Sloane – Premieres 3/21, (same day as DVD), R, Drama, Jessica Chastain, Mark Strong
Julieta – Premieres 3/21, (same day as DVD), R, Drama, Adriana Ugarte, Emma Suarez
London Road – Premieres 3/21, TV-14, Drama, Olivia Colman, Tom Hardy
All Nighter – Premieres 3/24, (same day as theatrical release), R, Comedy, J.K. Simmons, Emile Hirsch
House on Willow Street – Premieres 3/24, (same day as theatrical release), TV-MA, Horror, Carlyn Burchell, Zino Ventura
Silence – Premieres 3/28, (same day as DVD), R, Drama, Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver
The Blackcoat’s Daughter – Premieres 3/28, (same day as theatrical release), R, Horror/Thriller, Emma Roberts, Kiernan Shipka
Arianna – Premieres 3/28, TV-MA, Drama/LGBT, Ondina Quadri, Massimo Popolizio
20th Century Women – Premieres 3/28, (same day as DVD), R, Drama/Comedy Annette Bening, Greta Gerwig
Junction 48 – Premieres 3/28, TV-14, Drama, Tamer Nafar, Samar Qupty
Despite the Falling Snow – Premieres 3/31, (same day as theatrical release), PG-13, Drama/ Romance, Rebecca Ferguson, Charles Dance
*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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