This month’s selection of Movies on Demand includes three Academy Award nominees for Best Picture, plus the latest chapter of the iconic James Bond series. As always, on-demand movies are available in HD any time of day or night from BendBroadband.
Here’s the best of what’s new in February!
Now showing. Rated PG-13.
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In the 24th installment of the iconic James Bond film series, a cryptic message from the British secret agent’s past sends him on a mission to uncover a global criminal organization called Spectre. Daniel Craig returns to the role of Bond for the fourth time since the series rebooted in 2006, and Richard Roeper of the Chicago Sun-Times called the film “a slick, beautifully photographed, action-packed, international thriller.”
Now showing. Rated R.
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Nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Director, Best Lead Actress and Best Picture, Room is a gripping drama about a 24-year-old woman (Ma, played by Brie Larson) and her 5-year-old son Jack (Jacob Tremblay) whose lives are confined to a small, squalid space by a man they call Old Nick, who abducted Ma years ago. After they enact a risky plan to escape, Ma and Jack face yet another scary scenario: the real world.
Now showing. Rated R.
© 2015 Open Road Films
Spotlight — a biographical crime drama nominated for six Oscars, including Best Picture — follows a group of Boston Globe reporters as they investigate cases of widespread child sex abuse in the Boston area by numerous Roman Catholic priests. The film — “a startlingly emotional experience,” according to the Washington Post — is based on a series of stories that earned the Globe a Pulitzer Prize in 2003.
THE GOOD DINOSAUR
Now showing. Rated PG.
© 2015 Disney Enterprises, Inc./Pixar
In The Good Dinosaur, animated film powerhouse Pixar asks the question: What if the asteroid that wiped out dinosaurs millions of years ago missed Earth and the giant creatures never went extinct? The film follows a young dino named Arlo who gets separated from his family and meets an unlikely human friend as he tries to make his way back home. Along the way, he learns to confront his fears and discovers himself.
BRIDGE OF SPIES
Now showing. PG-13.
© 2015 Dreamworks II Distribution Co. and Twentieth Century Fox
Yet another Academy Award nominee for Best Picture, this historical drama tells the story of lawyer James B. Donovan, played by Tom Hanks. Donovan finds himself thrust into the center of the Cold War when the CIA sends him on the near-impossible task of negotiating the release of a pilot whose spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union. Bridge of Spies is a “highly satisfying example of old-school Hollywood craftsmanship,” says the Chicago Tribune.
Keep an eye out for other films that premiered this month, including Steve Jobs, Black Mass, Our Brand is Crisis, and more.
And keep up to date with all the latest Movies on Demand on our website.