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Movies On Demand on Cable Schedule Update – May 2014


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 40% of all paid movie rentals in the U.S., far outpacing satellite, iTunes, Amazon and all others.* When combined, cable, telco and satellite represent 71% of the market share, while only 29% of movie orders come from all digital storefronts combined. 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. 2H 2013
**Schedule subject to change. Titles, dates and availability may vary by system. HD and 3D not available in all systems. 


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