Press Release #186 (4/25/14)


Movies On Demand on Cable Schedule Update - May 2014

Highlights of the May Movies On Demand schedule on cable include Her, Spike Jonze's Best Original Screenplay award winner in 2014, with Scarlett Johansson playing the voice of the computer operating system that Joaquin Phoenix falls in love with. It received 94% positive critics' reviews on Rotten Tomatoes.  

The Monuments Men, directed by and starring George Clooney along with Matt Damon, Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett and others, is based on a true story of a WWII platoon charged with rescuing great art masterpieces in Germany during the brutal siege of the Nazis.   

A perfect MOD entertainment is About Last Night, the contemporary reimagining of the classic 1986 film, starring Kevin Hart, with Michael Early, Regina Hall and Joy Bryant, delivering a smart balance of romance and comedy. Both films are based on David Mamet's 1974 play Sexual Perversity in Chicago.  

For those in the mood for ferocious flying gargoyles and an action-packed battle to save humanity, they can catch Aaron Eckhart as Dr. Frankenstein's 200 year old creature in I, Frankenstein based on the Darkstorm Studios' graphic novel. In the action thriller 3 Days to Kill, Kevin Costner plays an international spy hunting down a ruthless terrorist while trying to redeem himself with a family he has neglected.  

Cable is the nation's powerhouse in delivery of movies via the On Demand platform, representing about half of all paid movie rentals in the U.S., far outpacing satellite, iTunes, Amazon and all others.* When combined, cable, telco and satellite represent 84% of the market share, while only 16% 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. Most titles are in HD, and in 3D where indicated. It is part of digital cable service.  

May 2014 Movies On Demand on Cable Major Studio Television Premieres**  

Devil's Due - Premieres 5/13, (weeks before Netflix & Redbox), R, Horror, Allison Miller, Zach Gilford  

Her - Premieres 5/13, (same day as DVD, weeks before Netflix & Redbox), R, Drama, Joaquin Phoenix, Scarlett Johansson  

I, Frankenstein - Premieres 5/13, (same day as DVD, available in 3D), PG-13, Action, Aaron Eckhart, Bill Nighy  

That Awkward Moment - Premieres 5/13, (same day as DVD), R, Comedy, Zac Efron, Michael B. Jordan  

3 Days to Kill - Premieres 5/20, (same day as DVD, weeks before Netflix), PG-13, Action, Kevin Costner, Amber Heard  

About Last Night - Premieres 5/20, (same day as DVD), R, Comedy, Kevin Hart, Michael Ealy  

The Monuments Men - Premieres 5/20, (same day as DVD), PG-13, Action, George Clooney, Matt Damon  

Pompeii - Premieres 5/20, (same day as DVD), PG-13, Action, Kit Harington, Carrie-Anne Moss  

Vampire Academy - Premieres 5/20, (same day as DVD), PG-13, Comedy, Zoey Deutch, Lucy Fry  

Endless Love - Premieres 5/27, (same day as DVD, weeks before Netflix & Redbox), PG-13, Romance, Alex Pettyfer, Gabriella Wilde  

May 2014 Independent Studio & Other Titles of Note** (just a selection)  

Movies On Demand on cable audiences have the advantage this month, because they can see many of May's new releases from indie studios either before or the same day they premiere in theaters. Here are a few of the highlights:  

Rage, a film premiering exclusively on cable, stars Nicolas Cage, Rachel Nichols and Danny Glover. Cage's character is seeking justice against the Russian mob for kidnapping his daughter. Walk of Shame is an outrageous new comedy starring The Hunger Games' Elizabeth Banks as a reporter stranded in downtown L.A. after a one-night stand, the day of an important job interview.  

Jake Gyllenhaal reteams with Prisoners director Denis Villenueve on Enemy, a sexy and hypnotically surreal psychological thriller. Devil's Knot is a crime drama based on a true story of the savage murders of three young children in Memphis, with Reese Witherspoon and Colin Firth. God's Pocket is a dark comedy featuring the late Philip Seymour Hoffman in one of his last roles.  Robin Williams and Mila Kunis star in The Angriest Man in Brooklyn, about a man told he has only 90 minutes to live who goes about frantically trying to rectify all his wrongs.  

Decoding Annie Parker - Premieres 5/2, (before theatrical release), R, Drama, Aaron Paul, Maggie Grace  

Walk of Shame -Premieres 5/2, (same day as theatrical release), R, Comedy, Elizabeth Banks, James Marsden  

Anna - Premieres 5/6, (same day as theatrical release), R, Horror, Taissa Farmiga, Mark Strong  

Trust Me - Premieres 5/6, (before theatrical release), R, Comedy, Clark Gregg, Sam Rockwell  

Veronica Mars - Premieres 5/6, (same day as DVD, weeks before Netflix & Redbox), PG-13, Comedy, Kristen Bell, Jason Dohring  

Devil's Knot - Premieres 5/9, (before theatrical release), TV-14, Drama, Reese Witherspoon, Colin Firth  

Don Peyote - Premieres 5/9, (same day as theatrical release), TV-MA, Comedy, Anne Hathaway, Jay Baruchel  

The Double - Premieres 5/9, (same day as theatrical release), R, Thriller, Jesse Eisenberg, Sally Hawkins, Mia Wasikowska, Chris O'Dowd  

Rage - Premieres 5/9, (before theatrical release, cable exclusive), TV-MA, Action, Nicolas Cage, Rachel Nichols  

God's Pocket - Premieres 5/14, (available on demand & in theaters), TV-MA, Drama, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Christina Hendricks  

The Big Ask - Premieres 5/20, (before theatrical release), TV-MA, Comedy, Gillian Jacobs, David Krumholtz  

Enemy - Premieres 5/20, (weeks before DVD, Netflix & Redbox), R, Thriller, Jake Gyllenhaal, Mélanie Laurent  

In Secret - Premieres 5/20, (same day as DVD), R, Thriller, Elizabeth Olsen, Oscar Isaac  

The Angriest Man in Brooklyn - Premieres 5/23, (same day as theatrical release), R, Comedy, Robin Williams, Mila Kunis  

Lucky Them - Premieres 5/30, (same day as theatrical release), TV-MA, Comedy, Toni Collette, Thomas Haden Church  


*Source, The NPD Group. 1H 2013  

**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, For more information about Movies On Demand on Cable, go to, on-screen guides or cable system websites.                                                                     

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