Press Release #188 (5/23/14)
Movies On Demand on Cable Schedule Update – June 2014
As we are all revving up for summer, Movies On Demand on cable is revving up your viewing enjoyment with five top action movies, all making their television premieres this month.
Lone Survivor, starring Mark Wahlberg as a Navy SEAL ambushed in Afghanistan, is based on a New York Times bestseller and directed by Peter Berg (Friday Night Lights). The next chapter in an epic saga is 300: Rise of an Empire, based on Xerxes, a graphic novel from author Frank Miller about an ancient battle between Greece and Persia.
Liam Neeson and Julianne Moore star in Non-Stop, a suspense thriller aboard a transatlantic flight in which a U.S. Air Marshall (Neeson) receives threatening texts that passengers will be killed every 20 minutes unless a huge cash deposit is made in an off-shore account. In this reboot of the sci-fi classic, RoboCop pits a part-man, part-robot police officer against the corporation that created him with profits in mind. Finally, Director Kenneth Branagh brings us Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit with Chris Pineplaying a CIA analyst turned spy in this post-9/11 terrorism spy thriller, also with Kevin Costner.
For action of a completely different kind, for the kids and all those who are young at heart, MOD premieres The LEGO Movie, a huge hit at the box office, and adored by fans and critics alike (96% positive reviews on Rotten Tomatoes).
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.
June 2014 Movies On Demand on Cable Major Studio Television Premieres**
Lone Survivor – Premieres 6/3, (same day as DVD, weeks before Netflix & Redbox), R, Action, Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch
RoboCop – Premieres 6/3, (same day as DVD), PG-13, Action, Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit – Premieres 6/10, (same day as DVD), PG-13, Action, Chris Pine, Keira Knightley
Non-Stop – Premieres 6/10, (same day as DVD, weeks before Netflix & Redbox), PG-13, Thriller, Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore
The LEGO Movie – Premieres 6/17, (same day as DVD, weeks before Netflix & Redbox, available in 3D), PG, Animated, voices: Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell
Son of God – Premieres 6/17, (weeks before Netflix & Redbox), PG-13, Drama, Diogo Morgado, Sebastian Knapp
300: Rise of an Empire - Premieres 6/24, (same day as DVD, weeks before Netflix & Redbox), R, Action, Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green
Winter's Tale – Premieres 6/24, (same day as DVD, weeks before Netflix & Redbox), PG-13, Drama, Colin Farrell, Jessica Brown Findlay
June 2014 Independent Studio & Other Titles of Note** (just a selection)
We have curated a wide variety of films from the top indie studios for Movies On Demand audiences this month. They can see many of June’s new releases from indie studios either before or the same day they premiere in theaters.
Pierce Brosnan and Toni Collette star in A Long Way Down, about four suicidal strangers who meet at the precipice of their undoing on a London Tower (hence the film’s name,) and form a pact to find ways to keep on living. Dakota Fanning andElizabeth Olsen star as Very Good Girls, who set out to lose their virginity before they go off to college. Also with Demi Mooreand Richard Dreyfuss.
Opposites attract in a new film that is already developing a cult following. They Came Together, starring Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler, is from the same writer/director team as Wet Hot American Summer (David Wain and Michael Showalter).
Indie Films on MOD highlights:
The Pretty One – Premieres 6/3, (same day as DVD), R, Comedy, Zoe Kazan, Jake Johnson
A Long Way Down – Premieres 6/5, (before theatrical release), R, Comedy, Pierce Brosnan, Toni Collette
Ping Pong Summer – Premieres 6/6, (same day as theatrical release), TV-14, Comedy, Susan Sarandon, Joseph McCaughtry
Repentance – Premieres 6/10, (weeks before DVD, Netflix & Redbox), R, Thriller, Forest Whitaker, Anthony Mackie
Tim's Vermeer – Premieres 6/10, (same day as DVD), PG -13, Documentary, Tim Jenison, Penn Jillette, Teller
Hellion – Premieres 6/13, (same day as theatrical release), TV-MA, Drama, Aaron Paul, Juliette Lewis
Lullaby – Premieres 6/13, (same day as theatrical release), R, Drama, Garrett Hedlund, Amy Adams
Ernest & Celestine – Premieres 6/17, (same day as DVD), PG, Animated, voices: Forest Whitaker, Mackenzie Foy
The Final Member – Premieres 6/17, (same day as DVD), R, Documentary
Venus in Fur – Premieres 6/20, (same day as theatrical release), TV-MA, Drama, Emmanuelle Seigner, Mathieu Amalric
Rob the Mob – Premieres 6/24, (same day as DVD), R, Drama, Michael Pitt, Ray Romano
Very Good Girls – Premieres 6/24, (before theatrical release), R, Drama, Dakota Fanning, Elizabeth Olsen
Happy Christmas – Premieres 6/26, (before theatrical release), R, Comedy, Anna Kendrick, Lena Dunham
Radio Free Albemuth – Premieres 6/27, (same day as theatrical release), TV-PG, SciFi, Shea Whigham, Alanis Morissette
They Came Together – Premieres 6/27, (same day as theatrical release), R, Comedy, Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler
*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, 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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