MOVIES ON DEMAND
All information listed is for movies available on demand on cable and satellite TV systems in the United States. Check with your service provider for channels that offer video on demand and any costs.
March 3, 2017: “The Assignment” (One month before theatrical release), Rated R.
Director Walter Hill (“The Warriors”) gives the revenge film a modern neo-noir twist with this electrifying thriller. Hitman Frank Kitchen (played by Michelle Rodriguez) is given a lethal assignment, but after being double-crossed, he discovers he’s not the man he thought he was-he’s been surgically altered and now has the body of a woman. Seeking vengeance, Frank heads for a showdown with the person (played by Sigourney Weaver) who transformed him, a brilliant surgeon with a chilling agenda of her own.
March 3, 2017: “The Institute” (Same day as theatrical release), Rated R.
A grief-stricken woman voluntarily checks into a mental facility in the 19th century, but is soon desperate to escape after the doctors begin torturing her with cruel experiments. Starring James Franco (who co-directed the film), Allie Gallerani, Josh Duhamel, Lori Singer, Tim Blake Nelson, Eric Roberts and Pamela Anderson.
March 3, 2017: “Catfight” (Same day as theatrical release), Rated R.
One-time college pals Veronica (played Sandra Oh) and Ashley (played by Anne Heche) run into each other at a party. The women, now in their 40s and having not seen each other since school, find that their lives have taken radically different paths. Ashley is barely scraping by as a painter of politically charged canvases, while Veronica is married to a wealthy businessman who’s about to profit hugely off yet another US-led war in the Middle East. Within minutes of their reunion, a rivalry is revived, old wounds are torn open, and a Manhattan stairwell becomes home to a woman-on-woman brawl the likes of which are seldom seen outside of martial-arts epics. And now the gloves are off. The new feature from writer/director Onur Tukel takes a set-up that in most films would lead to a heartwarming story of female friendship—and uses it instead as the springboard for an outrageously madcap black comedy.
March 3, 2017: “Don’t Kill It” (Same day as theatrical release)
An ancient evil is unleashed in a small Mississippi town leaving a trail of death and destruction as it passes from host to host. The only hope of survival lies with a grizzled demon hunter (played by Dolph Lundgren) who has faced this terror before. Together with a reluctant FBI agent (played by Kristina Klebe) he has to figure out how to destroy a demon with the ability to possess its killer.
March 3, 2017: “Wolves” (Same day as theatrical release), Rated R.
From the famous courts of West Fourth Street, to the tenements over looking the bridges of the lower east side, “Wolves” paints an original, diverse, and emotional portrait of a boy becoming a man in New York City. Eighteen-year-old Anthony Keller is a high-school basketball star. Now in his senior year he is being recruited by Cornell University, a dream come true. Called “Saint” by everyone at his school (St. Anthony’s), he does his best to live up to his name. He is captain of his team, a good student, has a long time girlfriend and some good friends. But the ease with which he moves through his life is a facade. At home, Anthony struggles with his troubled father, Lee Keller, (played by Michael Shannon) and his gambling addiction. Anthony’s mother, Jenny (played by Carla Gugino), has made it her mission to keep the family afloat but has done so only with great emotional and financial sacrifice. As Anthony approaches the end of his senior year and the city finals, he is faced with adversity from all sides, and the stakes are high. He must find his own definition of what it means to be a man, both on and off the court, and in doing so he is confronted with the decision of a lifetime.
March 7, 2017: “Jackie” (Same day as DVD release), Rated R.
“Jackie” is a searing and intimate portrait of one of the most important and tragic moments in American history, seen through the eyes of the iconic First Lady, then Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy (played by Natalie Portman). “Jackie” places us in her world during the days immediately following her husband’s assassination. Known for her extraordinary dignity and poise, here we see a psychological portrait of the First Lady as she struggles to maintain her husband’s legacy and the world of “Camelot” that they created and loved so well.
March 7, 2017: “Moana” (Same day as DVD release), Rated PG.
From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes “Moana,” a sweeping, CG-animated feature film about an adventurous teenager who sails out on a daring mission to save her people. During her journey, Moana (voice of Auli’i Cravalho) meets the once-mighty demigod Maui (voice of Dwayne Johnson), who guides her in her quest to become a master wayfinder. Together, they sail across the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous monsters and impossible odds, and along the way, Moana fulfills the ancient quest of her ancestors and discovers the one thing she’s always sought: her own identity.
March 7, 2017: “Incarnate” – two versions (Same day as DVD release), Rated PG-13 or TV-MA (Unrated)
Aaron Eckhart stars as Dr. Seth Ember, an unconventional exorcist who uses science instead of religion to tap into the minds of the possessed to remove the demon from their subconscious. When an 11-year-old boy becomes possessed by a creature of unspeakable evil, Ember enters the mind of the boy to attack the vengeful demon, but he finds himself facing the battle of his life and horrors of his own past.
March 7, 2017: “Man Down” (Same day as DVD release), Rated R.
When U.S. Marine Gabriel Drummer (played by Shia LaBeouf) returns home from his tour in Afghanistan, he finds that the place he once called home is no better than the battlefields he fought on overseas. Accompanied by his best friend Devin Roberts (played by Jai Courtney), a hardnosed Marine whose natural instinct is to shoot first and ask questions later, he searches desperately for the whereabouts of his estranged son, Johnathan (played by Charlie Shotwell), and wife, Natalie (played by Kate Mara). In their search, the two intercept Charles (played by Clifton Collins Jr.), a man carrying vital information about the whereabouts of Gabriel’s family.
March 7, 2017: “The Legend of Chupacabras” (Same day as DVD release)
Uncover the truth behind one of the most popular Latin American folktales. “The Legend of Chupacabras” is an adventure that unfolds when a group of magical friends embark on a journey to discover what lies beyond the mysteries of the mythical Chupacabra. Will the secrets of the fabled monster be revealed in this family-friendly exploration? The film is also available in its original Spanish-language version, “La Leyenda del Chupacabra.”
March 10, 2017: “Brimstone” (Same day as theatrical release), Rated R.
Wrongly accused of a crime she didn’t commit, a frontier woman turned fugitive is hunted by a vengeful preacher in the menacing inferno of the old American West. Starring Dakota Fanning, Guy Pearce, Carice van Houten and Kit Harington.
March 10, 2017: “The Other Half” (Same day as theatrical release), Rated TV-14.
Written and directed by Joey Klein, “The Other Half” follows a grief-stricken man and a bipolar woman who fall in love and attempt to forge a simple life together. The film stars Tom Cullen and Tatiana Maslany.
March 14, 2017: “Passengers” (Same day as DVD release), Rated PG-13. Also available: “Passengers: Plus On Set With Chris Pratt Featurette” (Rated TV-MA)
Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt are two passengers onboard a spaceship transporting them to a new life on another planet. The trip takes a deadly turn when their hibernation pods mysteriously wake them 90 years before they reach their destination. As Jim and Aurora try to unravel the mystery behind the malfunction, they begin to fall for each other, unable to deny their intense attraction … only to be threatened by the imminent collapse of the ship and the discovery of the truth behind why they woke up.
March 14, 2017: “Fences” (Same day as DVD release), Rated PG-13.
“Fences” is directed by Denzel Washington from a screenplay by August Wilson, adapted from Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play. The film stars Washington, Viola Davis, Jovan Adepo, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Russell Hornsby, Mykelti Williamson, and Saniyya Sydney.
March 14, 2017: “Collateral Beauty” (Same day as DVD release), Rated PG-13.
When a successful New York advertising executive suffers a great tragedy he retreats from life. While his concerned friends try desperately to reconnect with him, he seeks answers from the universe by writing letters to Love, Time and Death. But it’s not until his notes bring unexpected personal responses that he begins to understand how these constants interlock in a life fully lived, and how even the deepest loss can reveal moments of meaning and beauty. Starring Will Smith, Kate Winslet, Edward Norton, Helen Mirren and Naomie Harris.
March 14, 2017: “Elle” (Same day as DVD release), Rated R.
Michèle (played by Isabelle Huppert) seems indestructible. Head of a leading video game company, she brings the same ruthless attitude to her love life as to business. Being attacked in her home by an unknown assailant changes Michèle’s life forever. When she resolutely tracks the man down, they are both drawn into a curious and thrilling game—a game that may, at any moment, spiral out of control. In French with English subtitles.
March 17, 2017 “Mean Dreams” (Same day as theatrical release), Rated TV-MA.
Bill Paxton and Colm Feore join rising stars Sophie Nélisse and Josh Wiggins in the suspense thriller “Mean Dreams,” which follows courageous local farm boy Jonas (played by Wiggins) and the new girl next door, Casey (played by Nélisse), as they embark on a journey that will change their lives forever. As young love blossoms between the two 15-year-olds, Jonas also discovers that Casey’s abusive home life has reached a new level of danger, and Jonas takes the lead in their escape
March 17, 2017: “Uncertain” (Eight days after theatrical release)
Winner of Tribeca Film Festival’s Albert Maysles Documentary Director Award, “Uncertain” is a visually stunning and disarmingly funny portrait of the literal and figurative troubled waters of Uncertain, Texas. In a 94-resident town so tucked away “you’ve got to be lost to find it”, three Uncertain men make their own bids for survival looking to find a more certain future. An ex-convict obsessed with Mr. Ed, a gigantic boar he hunts in order to stay on the straight and narrow. A young idealist with big plans but few prospects looking for a bigger life. And an aging fisherman learning to let go of his youthful ways, and making peace with a fateful moment thirty years ago. All the while Uncertain’s vast, swampy lake is being choked by an aquatic weed, upsetting the natural balance and the town’s only source of livelihood. From directors Ewan McNicol and Anna Sandilands, “Uncertain” is an outstanding feature debut capturing a vivid cast of characters as compelling as any fiction.
March 21, 2017: “Sing” (Same day as DVD release), Rated PG.
Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly, Taron Egerton and Tori Kelly star in an animated musical comedy about finding the shining star that lives inside all of us. Set in a world like ours but entirely inhabited by animals, “Sing” stars Buster Moon (voiced by McConaughey), a dapper Koala who presides over a once-grand theater that has fallen on hard times. Buster is an eternal optimist—okay, maybe a bit of a scoundrel—who loves his theater above all and will do anything to preserve it. Now facing the crumbling of his life’s ambition, he has one final chance to restore his fading jewel to its former glory by producing the world’s greatest singing competition.
March 21, 2017: “Live by Night” (Same day as DVD release), Rated R.
Oscar winner Ben Affleck is the director and star of the dramatic crime thriller “Live by Night.” Affleck also wrote the screenplay based on the award-winning best-seller by Dennis Lehane, marking the second collaboration for the fellow Boston natives, following the acclaimed drama “Gone Baby Gone.” “Live by Night” is set in the roaring `20s when Prohibition hasn’t stopped the flow of booze in an underground network of gangster-run speakeasies. The opportunity to gain power and money is there for any man with enough ambition and nerve and Joe Coughlin, the son of the Boston Police Superintendent, long ago turned his back on his strict upbringing for the spoils of being an outlaw. But even among criminals there are rules and Joe breaks a big one: crossing a powerful mob boss by stealing his money and his moll. The fiery affair ends in tragedy, setting Joe on a path of revenge, ambition, romance and betrayal that propels him out of Boston and up the ladder of Tampa’s steamy rum-running underworld. “Live by Night” also stars Elle Fanning, Sienna Miller, Zoe Saldana and Chris Cooper.
March 21, 2017: “Assassin’s Creed” (Same day as DVD release), Rated PG-13.
Through a revolutionary technology that unlocks his genetic memories, Callum Lynch (played by Michael Fassbender) experiences the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar, in 15th Century Spain. Callum discovers he is descended from a mysterious secret society, the Assassins, and amasses incredible knowledge and skills to take on the oppressive and powerful Templar organization in the present day. Also starring Marion Cotillard.
March 21, 2017: “Miss Sloane” (Same day as DVD release), Rated R.
In the high-stakes world of political power-brokers, Elizabeth Sloane (played by Jessica Chastain) is the most sought after and formidable lobbyist in D.C. Known equally for her cunning and her track record of success, she has always done whatever is required to win. But when she takes on the most powerful opponent of her career, she finds that winning may come at too high a price.
March 21, 2017: “Julieta” (Same day as DVD release), Rated R.
Julieta lives in Madrid with her daughter Antía. They both suffer in silence over the loss of Xoan, Antía’s father and Julieta’s husband. But at times grief doesn’t bring people closer, it drives them apart. Written and directed by Pedro Almodóvar. Starring Adriana Ugarte and Emma Suárez.
March 21, 2017: “London Road” (Same day as DVD release), Rated TV-14.
“London Road” tells a moving story of ordinary people coming together during the darkest of experiences. It documents true events that occurred in 2006, when the town of Ipswich was shattered by the discovery of the bodies of five women. The residents of London Road had struggled for years with frequent soliciting and curb-crawling on their street. When a local resident was charged, and then convicted, of the murders, the community grappled with what it meant to be at the epicenter of this tragedy. Using their own words set to an innovative musical score. Starring Olivia Colman, Tom Hardy, Anita Dobson and Kate Fleetwood.
March 24, 2017: “All Nighter” (One week after theatrical release), Rated R.
Martin (played by Emile Hirsch) is a struggling L.A. musician nervously meeting his girlfriend Ginnie’s intimidating father, Mr. Gallo (played by J.K. Simmons), for the first time. Gallo is a tough-minded, no-nonsense international businessman who never has enough time for Ginnie. At dinner together, Gallo is resolutely unimpressed by Martin, Martin grows increasingly uncomfortable, and the meal is a disaster. Six months later, Martin’s broken-hearted over being dumped by Ginnie, who has “moved on,” when Gallo shows up at his door looking for his daughter. Her cellphone is off and she has not responded to any texts or emails. Although it’s the last thing he wants to do, Martin is “persuaded” by Gallo to take him to where Martin believes Ginnie is living. Ginnie isn’t there either, and Martin and Mr. Gallo are forced to spend the rest of the day and night together, searching for her all over town. As they attempt to solve the puzzle of what is going on in Ginnie’s life, they encounter her crazy friends and get into increasingly desperate jams of their own making. Some property is destroyed, some laws are broken, but an uneasy friendship between Martin and Gallo is born…. as they discover that they, rather than Ginnie, are the ones who are truly lost.
March 24, 2017: “Dig Two Graves” (Same day as theatrical release)
March 24, 2017: “Dig Two Graves” (Same day as theatrical release)
A supernatural thriller about the generational violence that plagues a small, backwoods town, set in the 1970s, “Dig Two Graves” asks, “How far would you go to save those you love?” After 13-year-old Jacqueline Mather (played by Samantha Isler) loses her brother in a mysterious drowning accident she is soon visited by three moonshiners who offer to bring her brother back to life but at a grim cost. As the dark history of her grandfather, Sheriff Waterhouse (played by Ted Levine) is unearthed the true intentions of the moonshiners come to light.
March 24, 2017: “House on Willow Street” (Same day as theatrical release), Rated TV-MA.
A kidnapped girl with a demonic secret turns the tables on her captors in this claustrophobic thriller. Starring Carlyn Burchell, Gustav Gerdener, Zino Ventura, Sharni Vinson and Steven John Ward
March 28, 2017: “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” (Same day as DVD release), Rated PG-13.
The adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York’s secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school. Starring Eddie Redmayne, Dan Folger, Katherine Waterston, Emily Morton, Colin Farrell and Ezra Miller.
March 28, 2017: “Why Him?” (Same day as DVD release), Rated R.
Over the holidays, Ned (played by Bryan Cranston), an overprotective but loving dad and his family visit his daughter (played by Zoey Deutch) at Stanford, where he meets his biggest nightmare: her well-meaning but socially awkward Silicon Valley billionaire boyfriend, Laird (played by James Franco). A rivalry develops, and Ned’s panic level goes through the roof when he finds himself lost in this glamorous high-tech world and learns that Laird is about to pop the question.
March 28, 2017: “Patriots Day” (Same day as DVD release), Rated R.
An account of the Boston Marathon bombing, “Patriots Day” is the powerful story of a community’s courage in the face of terror. In the aftermath of an unspeakable attack, Police Sergeant Tommy Saunders (played by Mark Wahlberg) joins courageous survivors, first responders and investigators in a race against the clock to hunt down the bombers before they strike again. Weaving together the stories of Special Agent Richard DesLauriers (played by Kevin Bacon), Police Commissioner Ed Davis (played by John Goodman), Sergeant Jeffrey Pugliese (played by J.K. Simmons) and nurse Carol Saunders (played by Michelle Monaghan) this visceral and unflinching chronicle captures the suspense of one of the most sophisticated manhunts in law enforcement history and celebrates the strength of the people of Boston.
March 28, 2017: “A Monster Calls” (Same day as DVD release), Rated PG-13.
A visually spectacular drama from acclaimed director Juan Antonio Bayona, based on the award-winning children’s fantasy novel. Twelve-year-old Conor (played by Lewis MacDougall) attempts to deal with the illness of his mother (played by Felicity Jones) and the bullying of his classmates by escaping into a fantastical world of monsters and fairy tales that explore courage, loss and faith.
March 28, 2017: “Silence” (Same day as DVD release), Rated R.
Martin Scorsese’s “Silence” tells the story of two Christian missionaries (played by Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver) who face the ultimate test of faith when they travel to Japan in search of their missing mentor (played by Liam Neeson) at a time when Christianity was outlawed and their presence forbidden.
March 28, 2017: “The Blackcoat’s Daughter” (Same day as DVD release), Rated R.
A deeply atmospheric and terrifying horror film, “The Blackcoat’s Daughter” centers on Kat (played by Kiernan Shipka) and Rose (played by Lucy Boynton), two girls who are left alone at their prep school Bramford over winter break when their parents mysteriously fail to pick them up. While the girls experience increasingly strange and creepy occurrences at the isolated school, we cross cut to another story—that of Joan (played by Emma Roberts), a troubled young woman on the road, who, for unknown reasons, is determined to get to Bramford as fast as she can. As Joan gets closer to the school, Kat becomes plagued by progressively intense and horrifying visions, with Rose doing her best to help her new friend as she slips further and further into the grasp of an unseen evil force. The movie suspensfully builds to the moment when the two stories will finally intersect, setting the stage for a shocking and unforgettable climax.
March 28, 2017: “Arianna,” Rated TV-MA.
Arianna (played by Ondina Quadri) is 19 years old and still has not had her first menstrual cycle. Despite the fact that her breasts have become slightly enlarged, which causes her some discomfort, the hormones her gynecologist prescribed for her do not seem to be helping with her maturation. One summer her parents decide to take her back to the lake house in Bolsena where they all used to go on vacation. Arianna has not been back there since she was 3 years old. While staying in the house, old memories start to come back to Arianna and like pieces of a puzzle, start to slowly fall into place. When her parents tell her it is time to return to the city for a few days, Arianna wants to stay behind to study for her exams. Her father accepts, but for some reason the idea makes her mother extremely uncomfortable. In Italian with English subtitles.
March 28, 2017: “20th Century Women” (Same day as DVD release), Rated R.
With “20th Century Women,” acclaimed filmmaker Mike Mills brings us a richly multilayered, funny, heart-stirring celebration of the complexities of women, family, time, and the connections we search for our whole lives. Set in Santa Barbara, the film follows Dorothea Fields (played by Annette Bening), a determined single mother in her mid-50s who is raising her adolescent son, Jamie (played by Lucas Jade Zumann) at a moment brimming with cultural change and rebellion. Dorothea enlists the help of two younger women in Jamie’s upbringing, via Abbie (played by Greta Gerwig), a free-spirited punk artist living as a boarder in the Fields’ home, and Julie (played by Elle Fanning), a savvy and provocative teenage neighbor. “20th Century Women” is a poignant love letter to the people who raise us and the times that form us, as this makeshift family forges fragile connections that will mystify and inspire them through their lives.
March 28, 2017: “Junction 48″ (Same day as DVD release), Rated TV-14.
Palestinian rapper Kareem and his singer girlfriend Manar struggle, love, and make music in their crime-ridden ghetto and Tel Aviv’s hip-hop club scene. Screenplay by real-life rapper Tamar Nafar (who stars as Kareem) and Oren Moverman. In Hebrew with English subtitles.
March 31, 2017: “Despite the Falling Snow” (Same day as theatrical release), Rated PG-13.
In Cold War Moscow, a female spy steals secrets from an idealistic politician—and falls in love with him. Moscow, 1959: Katya (played by Rebecca Ferguson) is young, beautiful—and a spy for the Americans. When she begins spying on Alexander (played by Sam Reid), an idealistic Communist politician, the last thing she expects is to fall in love with him. Her choice between love and duty leads to a nail-biting conclusion that Alexander can only unravel decades later in 1990s New York. His journey back to the snowbound streets of Moscow uncovers a love triangle and betrayals from those he trusted most. Based on Shamim Sarif’s highly acclaimed novel by the same name.