Movies On Demand on Cable Update – October 2016
October is action-packed for Movies On Demand, and a good way to scare away the goblins before Halloween. From major blockbuster hits, to critical accolades, a great variety of new releases make their television premieres via Movies on Demand (MOD) on cable this October. Highlights below.
ACTION, ACTION, ACTION HITS
Following the critically acclaimed global smash hit X-Men: Days of Future Past, director Bryan Singer returns with X-Men: Apocalypse. Awakening after thousands of years, the immortal Apocalypse recruits his evil mutants to establish a new world order, leaving the fate of Earth in the hands of the X-Men, starring Oscar Isaac, Michael Fassbender and Jennifer Lawrence. Tarzan, having acclimated to life in London, is called back to his former home in the jungle to investigate the activities at a mining encampment and save his wife, Jane, from the lures of an evil envoy of King Leopold. The Legend of Tarzan stars Alexander Skarsgård, Margot Robbie and Christoph Waltz.
From director Paul Feig, Ghostbusters makes its long-awaited reboot with an all-female goo-fighting cast, in this Ghostbusters Extended Edition starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones. The adventure follows two estranged paranormal researchers who reunite to take on a mischievous ghoul and his ghostly crew who are terrorizing Manhattan. And keeping with the invasive creatures theme, twenty years after alien invaders nearly wiped out mankind, they’re back with a vengeance in Independence Day: Resurgence, an explosive sequel to the original Independence Day.
In Ice Age: Collision Course, Scrat’s pursuit of the elusive acorn catapults him into the universe, where he accidentally sets off a series of cosmic events, threatening the Ice Age World. In Alice Through the Looking Glass, an all-star cast is reunited, (Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Mia Wasikowska, Helena Bonham Carter and many others) to return to the whimsical Underland.
October 2016 Movies on Demand on Cable Major Studio Premieres*:
X-Men: Apocalypse – Premieres 10/4, (same day as DVD), PG-13, Action/Adventure, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar Isaac
The Purge: Election Year – Premieres 10/4, (same day as DVD), R, Horror/Thriller, Frank Grillo, Elizabeth Mitchell
The Legend of Tarzan – Premieres 10/11, (same day as DVD), PG-13, Action/Adventure, Alexander Skarsgård, Margot Robbie
Ghostbusters Extended Edition– Premieres 10/11, (same day as DVD), TV-14, Action/Comedy, Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig
Ice Age: Collision Course – Premieres 10/11, (same day as DVD), PG, Family, John Leguizamo, Ray Romano, Queen Latifah, Simon Pegg
The Infiltrator – Premieres 10/11, (same day as DVD), R, Drama/Thriller, Bryan Cranston, Diane Kruger
Alice Through the Looking Glass – Premieres 10/18, (same day as DVD), PG, Adventure, Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway
Independence Day: Resurgence – Premieres 10/18, (same day as DVD), PG-13, Action/Comedy, Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Judd Hirsch
Nerve – Premieres 10/25, (same day as DVD), PG-13, Action/Thriller, Emma Roberts, Dave Franco
Lights Out – Premieres 10/25, (same day as DVD), PG-13, Horror, Teresa Palmer, Gabriel Bateman
Indie premieres on MOD for October 2016*:
This month, MOD viewers are treated to some of the most highly regarded new release indie films, many available the same day as their theatrical release.
Receiving 90% positive reviews on Rotten Tomatoes, the French film, Microbe & Gasoline, from award-winning director Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind), is about two young artistic outcasts who embark on a wild and wondrous road trip across France in a make-shift house on wheels. Featuring Audrey Tatou (Amelie).
MORE TOP REVIEWS
In A Valley Of Violence, also well reviewed with 94% positive on Rotten Tomatoes, is a revenge Western film set in the 1890s, where a man (Ethan Hawke) arrives in a small town seeking vengeance for his murdered friend. With John Travolta and Taissa Farmiga.
Boasting 100% positive reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and a Tribeca Film Festival winner, is Kicks, about two inner city best friends who venture into the tough streets of East Oakland, California, to get back a pair of stolen sneakers.
Also notable this month is the Elijah Wood-produced horror-comedy, which made its premiere this year at Sundance, The Greasy Strangler. “Disturbing, funny and bizarre,” according to Wood, the story is of a father and son who compete for the love of a female tourist who comes to take their “Disco Walking Tour” of Los Angeles.
Indie Premiere Titles (just a selection):
Chicken People – Premieres 10/4, (weeks before DVD), TV-MA, Documentary
Kids In Love – Premieres 10/4, (weeks before DVD), TV-14, Drama, Will Poulter, Cara Delevingne
Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV – Premieres 10/4, (same day as DVD), PG-13, Animated/Fantasy, Aaron Paul, Lena Headey
Microbe & Gasoline – Premieres 10/4, (same day as DVD), R, Comedy, Audrey Tautou, Ange Dargent
Phantasm: Ravager – Premieres 10/4, (same day as theatrical release), TV-MA, Horror/Sci-Fi, Angus Scrimm, A. Michael Baldwin
Sharknado 4: The 4th Awakens Extended Edition – Premieres 10/4, (same day as DVD), TV-14, Action/Sci-Fi, Tara Reid, Ian Ziering
Flock Of Dudes – Premieres 10/7, (TV-MA, Comedy/Romance, Chris D’Elia, Hannah Simone
The Hollow – Premieres 10/7, (same day as theatrical release), TV-MA, Drama/Mystery, William Sadler, James Callis
The Late Bloomer – Premieres 10/7, (same day as theatrical release), R, Comedy/Drama, Brittany Snow, Maria Bello
The Greasy Strangler – Premieres 10/7, (same day as theatrical release), R, Horror/Comedy, Michael St. Michaels, Sky Elobar
The Great Gilly Hopkins – Premieres 10/7 (same day as theatrical release), PG, Comedy/ Family, Sophie Nelisse, Kathy Bates
Kicks – Premieres 10/11, (weeks before DVD), R, Drama, Jahking Guillory, Christopher Meyer
Blinky Bill the Movie – Premieres 10/11, (same day as DVD), PG, Family/Animated, Ryan Kwanten, Toni Collette
Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party – Premieres 10/11 (same day as DVD), PG-13, Documentary/History, Dinesh D’Souza, Hillary Clinton
Les Cowboys – Premieres 10/11, (same day as DVD), R, Drama/Action, Francois Damiens, Finnegan Oldfield
Jack Goes Home – Premieres 10/14, (weeks before DVD), TV-MA, Horror, Britt Robertson, Natasha Lyonne
USS Indianapolis: Men Of Courage – Premieres 10/14, (weeks before theatrical release), R, Action, Nicolas Cage, Matt Lanter
Café Society – Premieres 10/18, (same day as DVD), PG-13, Comedy/Drama, Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart
Our Kind Of Traitor – Premieres 10/18, (same day as DVD), R, Action/Thriller, Ewan McGregor, Naomie Harris
Mr. Church – Premieres 10/21, PG-13, Drama, Eddie Murphy, Britt Robertson
Fear, Inc. – Premieres 10/21, R, Horror/Comedy, Lucas Neff, Caitlin Stasey
Good Kids – Premieres 10/21, (same day as theatrical release), R, Comedy/Drama, Zoey Deutch, Ashley Judd
In A Valley Of Violence – Premieres 10/21, (same day as theatrical release), R, Drama/Western, Ethan Hawke, Taissa Farmiga
King Cobra – Premieres 10/21, (same day as theatrical release), TV-MA, Drama/Thriller, James Franco, Christian Slater
Captain Fantastic– Premieres 10/25, (same day as DVD), R, Drama/Comedy, Viggo Mortensen, Frank Langella
Papa: Hemingway in Cuba – Premieres 10/25, (same day as DVD), R, Drama, Giovanni Ribisi, Joely Richardson, Adrian Sparks
*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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*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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