Press Release #167 (7/29/13)

7/29/13

Programming Note:

  Movies On Demand on Cable Schedule Update - August 2013

Among the major studio films getting their television premieres in August via Movies On Demand (MOD) on cable is the newest film adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's beloved The Great Gatsby starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan. The director of TRON: Legacy brings us Oblivion, a story of redemption and discovery as one man battles to save mankind, starring Tom Cruise and Morgan Freeman. The bio-drama Lovelace, starring Amanda Seyfried, is the story of famous porn star Linda Lovelace's struggle to break free from her abusive husband.  Also On Demand is the action-packed Olympus Has Fallen about a team which takes back the White House to keep the President safe, with Gerard Butler and Aaron Eckhart. For indies, see list below.  

Cable is the nation's powerhouse in delivery of movies via the On Demand platform, representing over 60% of all paid orders in the U.S., far outpacing satellite, iTunes, Amazon and all others.** Only 18% 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.  

All of the major releases below premiere on MOD the same day as DVD release and are offered in both standard and high-definition*, as are many indies. The industry's website, www.rentmoviesondemand.com is an at-a-glance look at most premiere titles along with synopses, trailers and Rotten Tomatoes® scores. In addition to new premieres, a wealth of library titles is always playing on MOD.  Like us on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/moviesondemand  

August 2013 Movies On Demand Major Studio Premieres*

Mud - Premieres 8/6, (same day as DVD), PG-13, Drama, Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon  

Oblivion - Premieres 8/6, (same day as DVD, weeks before Netflix & Redbox), PG-13, Action, Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman  

The Place Beyond the Pines - Premieres 8/6, (same day as DVD, weeks before Netflix & Redbox), R, Drama, Ryan Gosling, Eva Mendes  

Lovelace - Premieres 8/9, (same day as theatrical release), R, Drama, Amanda Seyfried, Peter Sarsgaard  

The Big Wedding - Premieres 8/13, (same day as DVD), R, Comedy, Robert De Niro, Diane Keaton  

Olympus Has Fallen - Premieres 8/13, (same day as DVD), R, Action, Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman  

Epic - Premieres 8/20, (same day as DVD, weeks before Netflix & Redbox), PG, Animated, voices: Colin Farrell, Amanda Seyfried  

Scary Movie 5 (Unrated) - Premieres 8/20, (same day as DVD), TV-MA, Comedy, Charlie Sheen, Lindsay Lohan  

The Great Gatsby - Premieres 8/27, (same day as DVD, weeks before Netflix & Redbox, available in 3D), PG-13, Drama, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire  

Pain & Gain - Premieres 8/27, (same day as DVD), R, Comedy, Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson  

Peeples - Premieres 8/27, (weeks before DVD, Netflix & Redbox), PG-13, Comedy, Craig Robinson, Kerry Washington  

August 2013 Independent Movies & other Titles of Note* (just a selection)  

Highlights of the August 2013 roster of indie titles on Movies On Demand include the French film, Amour, the 2013 Oscar winner for Best Foreign Language Film.  Lindsay Lohan makes her return to acting in the film The Canyons, a thriller about youth, glamor and sex. The world of fashion comes together in the star-studded documentary Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's, featuring icons such as Tom Ford, Vera Wang, Mark Jacobs, Michael Kors, and Karl Lagerfeld, it is a rare peek inside the fascinating inner workings and stories of the store's iconic history. Star-studded Ain't Them Bodies Saints premieres this month with Rooney Mara, Casey Affleck and Ben Foster.  

Also on MOD is the Billy Bob Thornton-directed Jayne Mansfield's Car with Kevin Bacon and Robert Duvall. William H. Macy and Sam Rockwell star in the thriller, A Single Shot, about the hunt for a young girl's killer. The documentary West of Memphis provides a detailed look into the failure of justice in the infamous West Memphis Three case. The legendary story of explorer Thor Heyerdal's adventure across the Pacific on a wooden raft in 1947 is brought to life in the Oscar-nominated Norwegian film Kon-Tiki.    

More details on those below. These entertaining indie films may not be widely available in local theaters, making cable a perfect destination.  

Passion - Premieres 8/1, (before theatrical release), R, Thriller, Rachel McAdams, Noomi Rapace  

Touchy Feely - Premieres 8/1, (before theatrical release), R, Drama, Rosemarie DeWitt, Ellen Page  

The Canyons - Premieres 8/2, (same day as theatrical release), TV-MA, Thriller, Lindsay Lohan, James Deen  

Dead Before Dawn - Premieres 8/2, (before theatrical release, available in 3D), R, Comedy, Christopher Lloyd, Devon Bostick  

The Sapphires - Premieres 8/6, (same day as DVD), PG-13, Comedy, Chris O'Dowd, Jessica Mauboy  

Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's - Premieres 8/6, (weeks before DVD, Netflix & Redbox), PG-13, Documentary, Tom Ford, Vera Wang, Michael Kors, Karl Lagerfeld, Marc Jacobs  

West of Memphis - Premieres 8/6, (same day as DVD), R, Documentary  

Prince Avalanche   Premieres 8/9, (same day as theatrical release), R, Comedy, Paul Rudd, Emile Hirsch  

And While We Were Here - Premieres 8/13, (before theatrical release), TV-14, Drama, Kate Bosworth, Iddo Goldberg  

The Company You Keep - Premieres 8/13, (same day as DVD), R, Drama, Robert Redford, Shia LaBeouf  

What Maisie Knew - Premieres 8/13, (same day as DVD), R, Drama, Julianne Moore, Alexander Skarsgård  

Amour - Premieres 8/20, (same day as DVD), PG-13, Drama, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva  

Jayne Mansfield's Car - Premieres 8/20, (before theatrical release), R, Drama, Billy Bob Thornton, Kevin Bacon  

 

No One Lives - Premieres 8/20, (same day as DVD), R, Horror, Luke Evans, Adelaide Clemens  

No Place On Earth - Premieres 8/20, (same day as DVD), PG-13, Documentary, Chris Nicola, Saul Stermer  

A Single Shot - Premieres 8/20, (before theatrical release), R, Thriller, Sam Rockwell, William H. Macy  

The Colony  - Premieres 8/22, (before theatrical release), TV-MA, Sci-Fi, Laurence Fishburne, Bill Paxton  

Ain't Them Bodies Saints - Premieres 8/23, (available on demand & in theaters), TV-MA, Drama, Rooney Mara, Casey Affleck  

The Frozen Ground - Premieres 8/23, (same day as theatrical release), R, Thriller, Nicolas Cage, John Cusack  

At Any Price - Premieres 8/27, (same day as DVD), R, Drama, Dennis Quaid, Zac Efron  

Kon-Tiki - Premieres 8/27, (same day as DVD), PG-13, Action, Gustaf Skarsgård, Pål Sverre Hagen  

Bad Milo!  - Premieres 8/29, (before theatrical release), R, Comedy, Ken Marino, Gillian Jacobs  

I Declare War - Premieres 8/30, (same day as theatrical release), TV-MA, Comedy, Siam Yu, Gage Munroe    

NOTES: *Schedule subject to change. Titles, dates and availability may vary by system. HDand 3D not available in all systems.    **Source: NPD. Includes cable MSOs, AT&T U-verse and Verizon FiOS   These movies are distributed to U.S. cable systems by iN DEMAND, www.indemand.com. For more information about Movies On Demand on Cable, go to www.rentmoviesondemand.com, on-screen guides or cable system websites.                                                                         # # #

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