Movies On Demand on Cable Update – May 2017
May 2017 features award-winning, popular and critically acclaimed recent new releases making their television premieres via Movies on Demand (MOD) on cable’s VOD platform. Both majors and indies feature notable films this month.
Highlights from the majors:
Boasting 92% positive reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and a huge worldwide box office take, Logan has become the fourth highest-grossing R-rated film of all time. Hugh Jackman will hang up his claws as Wolverine after this last of the series, where he plays a weary Logan caring for an ailing Professor X (Patrick Stewart) until he is drawn into a live-or-die mission.
This month, MOD viewers get a chance to see Get Out With Bonus Content, including an alternate ending, deleted scenes and more. Jordan Peele made his directorial debut in Get Out and was rewarded with 99% positive reviews on Rotten Tomatoes. It is the story of a young African-American man (Daniel Kaluuya) who visits his white girlfriend’s (Allison Williams) family estate and becomes ensnared in the more sinister, real reason for the invitation.
Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson return as Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele in Fifty Shades Darker, the second chapter based on the worldwide bestselling Fifty Shades book phenomenon.
May 2017 Movies on Demand/VOD on Cable Major Studio Premieres*:
Gold – 5/2 – (same day as DVD); R; Action/Drama; Matthew McConaughey, Edgar Ramirez
Rings – 5/2 – (same day as DVD); PG-13; Horror/Thriller; Matilda Lutz, Alex Roe
A Dog’s Purpose – 5/2 – (same day as DVD); PG; Drama/Family; Britt Robertson, KJ Apa
Fifty Shades Darker– 5/9 – (same day as DVD); R; Drama/Romance; Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan
The Space Between Us – 5/16 – (same day as DVD); PG-13; Drama/Action; Gary Oldman, Asa Butterfield
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter – 5/16 – (same day as DVD); R; Action/Sci-Fi; Milla Jovovich, Ruby Rose
xXx: Return of Xander Cage – 5/16 – (same day as DVD); PG-13; Action/Adventure; Vin Diesel, Donnie Yen
The Great Wall – 5/23 – (same day as DVD); PG-13; Action/Adventure; Matt Damon, Jing Tian
Get Out/Get Out With Bonus Content – 5/23 – (same day as DVD); R/TV-MA; Horror/Thriller; Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams
Rock Dog – 5/23 – (same day as DVD); PG; Family/Animated; J.K. Simmons, Luke Wilson
Logan – 5/23 – (same day as DVD); R; Action/Adventure; Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart
The Shack – 5/26 – PG-13; Drama; Sam Worthington, Octavia Spencer
Before I Fall – 5/30 – (same day as DVD); PG-13; Drama/Thriller; Zoey Deutch, Halston Sage
Fist Fight – 5/30 – (same day as DVD); R; Comedy; Ice Cube, Charlie Day
Indie premieres on MOD for April 2017 (highlights)*
Highlights from the indies:
With 100% positive reviews on Rotten Tomatoes, My Life as a Zucchini is a brilliantly animated, heart-warming Oscar-nominated film, about a boy who learns to trust and love as he searches for a new family with the help of his new friends at a foster home.
Also well-reviewed, with 97% positives on Rotten Tomatoes, The Salesman was the Oscar winner for Best Foreign Language film and the winner of several awards at the Cannes Film Festival. The film is about a young Iranian couple who moves to a flat in Tehran as their apartment and their lives begin to crumble. In Farsi with English subtitles.
Garnering 94% positive reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and Oscar-nominated, The Red Turtle is a dialogue-less animated film that follows the major life stages of a man shipwrecked on a deserted tropical island populated by turtles, crabs and birds.
I Am Not Your Negro is an Oscar-nominated documentary connecting the lives and murders of Malcolm X, Martin Luther King and Medgar Evers to #BlackLivesMatter and today’s racial crisis in America, through the writings of James Baldwin. Narrated by Samuel L. Jackson.
Finally, in The Comedian, comic icon (Robert De Niro) lives to be recognized as a comic genius but everyone only knows him as his former TV show character.
May INDIE premieres on MOD*
The Comedian – 5/2 – (same day as DVD); R; Comedy; Robert De Niro, Leslie Mann
The Red Turtle – 5/2 – (same day as DVD); PG; Animation; Peter Simonischek, Sandra Huller
Growing Up Smith – 5/2 – (same day as DVD); PG-13; Comedy/Family; Jason Lee, Anjul Nigam
The Salesman – 5/2 – (same day as DVD); PG-13; Drama/Thriller; Shahab Hosseini, Taraneh Alidoosti
I Am Not Your Negro – 5/2 – (same day as DVD); PG-13; Docu; Samuel L. Jackson, James Baldwin
Contemporary Color – 5/2 – (weeks before DVD); PG-13; Docu/Family; David Byrne, Nelly Furtado
The Resurrection of Gavin Stone – 5/2 – (same day as DVD); PG; Comedy/Drama/Family; Brett Dalton, Anjelah Johnson Reyes
The Shadow Effect – 5/2 – (same day as DVD); TV-MA; Action/Thriller; Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Cam Gigandet
Mindgamers – 5/2 – (same day as DVD); TV-14; Action/Sci-Fi; Tom Payne, Melia Kreiling
Hunter’s Prayer – 5/5 – (Pre-theatrical); R; Action; Sam Worthington, Odeya Rush
Burden – 5/5 – (same day as theatrical); TV-14; Docu; Chris Burden, Marina Abramovic
Awakening the Zodiac – 5/9 – (Pre-theatrical); TV-MA; Action/Horror; Shane West, Leslie Bibb
Justice Served – 5/9 – (same day as DVD); TV-MA; Action/Drama; Gail O’Grady, Marvin Young
Folk Hero & Funny Guy – 5/12 – (same day as theatrical); TV-MA; Comedy/Romance; Alex Karpovsky, Wyatt Russell
Urban Hymn – 5/12 – (same day as theatrical); TV-14; Drama; Shirley Henderson, Steven Mackintosh
Dead Awake – 5/12 – (same day as theatrical); R; Horror/Thriller; Jocelin Donahue, Lori Petty
The Last Word – 5/16 – (weeks before DVD); R; Comedy/Drama; Shirley MacLaine, Amanda Seyfried
Kill Switch – 5/19 – (Pre-theatrical); TV-MA; Action/Sci-Fi; Dan Stevens, Berenice Marlohe
Fight For Space – 5/19 – (same day as theatrical); TV-14; Docu; Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Jim Lovell
The Survivalist – 5/19 – (same day as theatrical); TV-MA; Drama/Sci-Fi; Martin McCann, Olwen Fouere
Buster’s Mal Heart – 5/23 – (weeks before DVD); TV-14; Action/Drama; Rami Malek, DJ Qualls
My Life As A Zucchini – 5/23 – (same day as DVD); PG-13; Animated/Drama; Will Forte, Nick Offerman
Raw – 5/23 – (same day as DVD); R; Horror; Garance Marillier, Ella Rumpf
Berlin Syndrome – 5/26 – (same day as theatrical); TV-MA; Action/Horror; Teresa Palmer
Wakefield – 5/26 – (same day as theatrical); TV-MA; Drama; Bryan Cranston, Jennifer Garner
Drone – 5/26 – (same day as theatrical); TV-MA; Action/Drama; Sean Bean, Mary McCormick
Black Butterfly – 5/26 – (same day as theatrical); R; Drama/Thriller; Antonio Banderas, Jonathan Rhys Meyers
The Exception – 5/30 – (same day as theatrical); R; Drama/Thriller; Christopher Plummer, Lily James
Collide – 5/30 – (same day as DVD); PG-13; Action/Thriller; Nicholas Hoult, Felicity Jones
*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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