Press Release #183 (2/27/14)
Demand on Cable Schedule Update - March 2014
A rich selection of movies premiere on Movies On Demand (MOD) in March, including a strong slate of Awards-nominated and winning titles filled with riveting, subtle and gut-wrenching acting. Plus a number of indie titles are premiering on MOD before theatrical or same day as theatrical release.
At only 23, Jennifer Lawrence is already recognized as one of one of the most brilliant actresses in America. This month, viewers can experience her playing two very different characters, that of the lead heroine, Katniss, in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, as well as her Golden Globe-winning turn as the wife of con-man Christian Bale in American Hustle. The critically and audience-acclaimed Inside Llewyn Davis features Oscar Isaac as a folk singer in 1960s Greenwich Village (received 94% positive reviews on Rotten Tomatoes).
Also in March are two of the season's top historical dramas with the same theme, just separated by one century and one ocean. Easily one of the season's most highly respected and honored films, 12 Years a Slave from director Steve McQueen (Hunger) is an unflinching, brutal, yet brilliant look at the tragedy of American slavery. Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom chronicles Nelson Mandela's heroic and ultimately successful lifelong quest against the injustices of the South African apartheid system, based on his autobiography.
And viewers who missed this in theaters can catch the Martin Scorcese-directed black comedy about the dark side of Wall Street, The Wolf of Wall Street, featuring Leonardo DiCaprio's Golden Globe Award-winning performance as corrupt stockbroker Jordan Belfort.
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.
March 2014 Movies On Demand on Cable Major Studio Television Premieres**
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire - Premieres 3/7, (same day as DVD), PG-13, Action, Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson
Homefront - Premieres 3/11, (same day as DVD, weeks before Netflix & Redbox), R, Action, Jason Statham, James Franco
Inside Llewyn Davis - Premieres 3/11, (same day as DVD), R, Drama, Oscar Isaac, Justin Timberlake
Out of the Furnace - Premieres 3/11, (same day as DVD, months before Netflix), R, Drama, Christian Bale, Casey Affleck
12 Years a Slave - Premieres 3/18, (weeks before Netflix & Redbox), R, Drama, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender
American Hustle - Premieres 3/18, (same day as DVD), R, Drama, Christian Bale, Amy Adams
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom - Premieres 3/18, (same day as DVD), PG-13, Drama, Idris Elba, Naomie Harris
The Book Thief - Premieres 3/25, (weeks before Netflix & Redbox), PG-13, Drama, Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson The
Wolf of Wall Street - Premieres 3/25, (same day as DVD), R, Comedy, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill
March 2014 Independent Studio & Other Titles of Note** (just a selection)
Highlights of the indie selections on Movies On Demand include Spike Lee's remake of the famous Korean cult action film Oldboy, starring Josh Brolin as an advertising executive who is kidnapped. Annette Bening and Ed Harris star in The Face of Love, about a widow who mysteriously falls for a man with uncanny similarities to her dead husband.
Arriving on MOD the same day as its theatrical release, Better Living Through Chemistry is a dark comedy about the power of addiction and love starring Olivia Wilde, Jane Fonda, Sam Rockwell, and Ray Liotta. In Kill Your Darlings, Daniel Radcliffe continues to stretch his acting chops, playing infamous beat poet Allen Ginsberg, as a student in 1944 in NYC's Columbia University. James Franco plays an unstable actor and writer in Maladies, with Catherine Keener. From the director of A Separation, which won ‘Best Foreign Film' in 2012, comes The Past (Le Passé), about an Iranian man and his estranged wife in Paris. The title received 95% positive reviews on Rotten Tomatoes.
After the Dark - Premieres 3/4, (same day as DVD), TV-14, SciFi, Bonnie Wright, Rhys Wakefield
The Bag Man - Premieres 3/4, (weeks before DVD, Netflix & Redbox), R, Thriller, Robert De Niro, John Cusack
Oldboy - Premieres 3/4, (same day as DVD), R, Action, Josh Brolin, Samuel L. Jackson
Nymphomaniac: Vol. I - Premieres 3/6, (before theatrical release), TV-MA, Drama, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Shia LaBeouf
Missing William - Premieres 3/7, (same day as theatrical release), PG, Drama, Brandon Routh, Courtney Ford
Perfect Sisters - Premieres 3/10, (before theatrical release), TV-14, Horror, Abigail Breslin, Mira Sorvino
A Birder's Guide to Everything - Premieres 3/11, (before theatrical release), PG-13, Comedy, Ben Kingsley, Kodi Smit-McPhee
The Face Of Love - Premieres 3/13, (available on demand & in theaters), PG-13, Drama, Annette Bening, Ed Harris
Better Living Through Chemistry - Premieres 3/14, (same day as theatrical release), TV-MA, Comedy, Olivia Wilde, Sam Rockwell
Kill Your Darlings - Premieres 3/18, (same day as DVD), R, Drama, Daniel Radcliffe, Dane DeHaan
Swerve - Premieres 3/18, (same day as DVD), R, Thriller, Jason Clarke, Emma Booth
Nymphomaniac: Vol. II - Premieres 3/20, (before theatrical release), TV-MA, Drama, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Shia LaBeouf
Blood Ties - Premieres 3/21, (same day as theatrical release), R, Thriller, Clive Owen, Mila Kunis
Chinese Zodiac - Premieres 3/25, (same day as DVD, weeks before Netflix & Redbox), PG-13, Action, Jackie Chan
Maladies - Premieres 3/25, (available on demand & in theaters), TV-14, Drama, James Franco, Catherine Keener
The Past - Premieres 3/25, (same day as DVD), PG-13, Drama, Bérénice Bejo, Tahar Rahim
NOTES: *Source: NPD. Includes cable MSOs, AT&T U-verse and Verizon FiOS
**Schedule subject to change. Titles, dates and availability may vary by system. HD and 3D not available in all systems.
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.