Movies On Demand on Cable Update – September 2015
September 2015 explodes into fall with some of the hottest action titles of the past few months making their television premieres via Movies on Demand (MOD) on cable.
A huge box office success, Furious 7 is the third highest-grossing film of 2015 so far* and the latest in The Fast and The Furious franchise. Filled with international action and intrigue, action genre icons Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson lead a star-studded cast. It features Paul Walker’s final film performance. The film was unfinished when he died, and his brothers acted as stand-ins to complete it.
With a whopping 98% positive reviews on Rotten Tomatoes, Mad Max: Fury Road is the fourth installment of the post-apocalyptic adventure series. The visceral and visual thrill-ride comes three decades after the last title in the series, this time starring Charlize Theron and Tom Hardy. Completing our action trio is Spy, starring Melissa McCarthy as a CIA analyst tapped to avert a global disaster. With her comedic talents at the helm, it provides plenty of thrills, even while spoofing an entire genre.
A couple of strong family titles balance out the month of new releases from the majors. The hit film Cinderella is the gorgeous retelling of the classic fairy tale helmed by director Kenneth Branagh (Thor), and starring Cate Blanchett as the Wicked Stepmother and Lily James as Ella. Finally, Pitch Perfect 2, the story of an all-female a capella singing group, is the sequel to the 2012 Pitch Perfect, filled with great harmonies, collegiate competition and hilarious hijinks. It stars Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson.
September 2015 Movies on Demand on Cable Major Studio Premieres**:
Mad Max: Fury Road (3D) – Premieres 9/1, (same day as DVD, weeks before Netflix & Redbox), R, Action, Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron
The Age of Adaline – Premieres 9/4, (before DVD, Netflix & Redbox), PG-13, Romance/Drama, Blake Lively, Michael Huisman
Love & Mercy – Premieres 9/11, (before DVD, Netflix & Redbox), PG-13, Drama/Biopic, Paul Dano, Elizabeth Banks, John Cusack
Cinderella – Premieres 9/15, (same day as DVD), PG, Family/Fantasy, Cate Blanchett, Lily James
Furious 7 Extended Edition – Premieres 9/15, (same day as DVD, weeks before Netflix & Redbox), TV-14, Action, Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson
Monkey Kingdom – Premieres 9/15, (same day as DVD), G, Documentary/Nature, Narrated by Tina Fey
Pitch Perfect 2 – Premieres 9/22, (same day as DVD, weeks before Netflix & Redbox), PG-13, Comedy, Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson
Entourage – Premieres 9/29, (same day as DVD, weeks before Netflix & Redbox), R, Comedy, Adrian Grenier, Jeremy Piven
Poltergeist – Premieres 9/29, (same day as DVD), PG-13, Horror/Thriller, Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt
Spy (Unedited) – Premieres 9/29, (same day as DVD), TV-MA, Action/Comedy, Melissa McCarthy, Jason Statham
Indie Premieres on MOD for September 2015** (just a selection):
A wide selection of indies premiere on cable this month, including many before or same day as their theatrical release.
The month starts out with I’ll See You in My Dreams, which received kudos for the joyful and nuanced performances of Blythe Danner and Martin Starr. The story confirms the potential for renewal and discovery at any age. Boulevard stars Robin Williams in one of his last film appearances, as a husband confronting his secret life.
Adam Scott and Taylor Schilling star in The Overnight, a comedy about two young couples with wildly different values who become friends in Seattle during an evening of exploration and discovery. It was well-liked by critics, calling it “witty and unpredictable.”
Also notable is Eden, a French film about a pioneering DJ in the Parisian underground dance club scene in the 1990s, and the allure and power of these DJs. Daft Punk, the French group that emerged out of that “scene,” makes a few amusing cameos.
The film Saint Laurent is a biopic about a tumultuous decade in the world famous designer Yves Saint Laurent’s life, the 1970s.
Indie premieres on MOD for September, 2015* (just a selection):
Addicted to Fresno – Premieres 9/1, (before theatrical release), TV-MA, Comedy/Romance, Natasha Lyonne, Judy Greer
Boulevard – Premieres 9/1, (same day as DVD), R, Drama, Robin Williams, Bob Odenkirk
The D Train – Premieres 9/1, (same day as DVD), R, Comedy, Jack Black, James Marsden
Gemma Bovery – Premieres 9/1, (same day as DVD), R, Comedy/Romance, Gemma Arterton, Fabrice Luchini
I’ll See You in My Dreams – Premieres 9/1, (same day as DVD, weeks before Netflix & Redbox), PG-13, Comedy/Drama, Blythe Danner, Martin Starr, Sam Elliott
Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine – Premieres 9/4, (same day as theatrical release), R, Documentary, Steve Jobs
The Overnight – Premieres 9/8, (same day as DVD), R, Comedy, Adam Scott, Jason Schwartzman, Taylor Schilling
Eden – Premieres 9/15, (weeks before DVD, Netflix & Redbox), R, Drama/Music, Félix de Givry, Greta Gerwig
Heaven Knows What – Premieres 9/15, (same day as DVD), R, Drama/Romance, Caleb Landry Jones, Arielle Holmes
Time Out of Mind – Premieres 9/15 (available on demand & in theaters), TV-MA, Drama, Richard Gere, Jena Malone
Cooties – Premieres 9/18, (same day as theatrical release), R, Comedy, Elijah Wood, Rainn Wilson
Pay the Ghost – Premieres 9/18, (before theatrical release), TV-14, Thriller, Nicolas Cage, Sarah Wayne Callies
Saint Laurent – Premieres 9/22, (same day as DVD), R, Drama/Biopic, Gaspard Ulliel, Léa Seydoux
A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story – Premieres 9/25, (same day as theatrical release), TV-PG, Documentary, Lizzie Velasquez
Aloft – Premieres 9/29, (same day as DVD), R, Drama, Jennifer Connelly, Cillian Murphy
The Connection – Premieres 9/29, (same day as DVD), R, Action, Jean Dujardin, Gilles Lellouche
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.
*Source: Box Office Mojo, 2015 Domestic Grosses
**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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