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The Girl on the Train, Inferno, and MORE On Demand this month!

The Girl on the Train, Inferno, and MORE On Demand this month!

BendBroadband on Demand brings you some first-rate thrills and chills, including films from Hollywood superstars Tom Hanks and Tom Cruise. “Inferno” and “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back” are classic popcorn flicks – mega stars, top-notch production values and big thrills. If you’re looking for something a little deeper and darker, “The Girl on the Train” delivers an unsettling mystery, and “The Light Between the Oceans” emerged as one of the most moving dramas of 2016. And finally, don’t forget the edge-of-your-seat shivers from “Ouija: Origin of Terror.”


Girl on the TrainTHE GIRL ON THE TRAIN
Available January 17. Rated R.
Copyright 2016 Universal Studios and Storyteller Distribution Co., LLC

Sordid, tense Hitchcockian film rife with sexual frustration, alcoholism, betrayal and murder. Emily Blunt is excellent as a fragile divorcee who becomes involved in a missing person’s case. The rest of the cast includes Haley Bennett, Rebecca Ferguson, Justin Theroux and Luke Evans. Based on the best-selling novel by Paula Hawkins.


InfernoINFERNO
Available January 21. Rated PG-13.
Copyright 2016 Sony Pictures Entertainment

The latest Robert Langdon film (after “The Da Vinci Code” and “Angels and Demons”) is an entertaining thriller that succeeds due to the performance of Tom Hanks in the lead and director Ron Howard. The formula is for “Inferno” is pretty much intact from the previous films. Langdon dashes around historic Italy trying decipher a complex series of clues that offer a chance to save the world from a deadly plague. “Inferno” suffers from an over-familiar plot, but fans of the book should enjoy the ride. Felicity Jones co-stars.


The Light Between the OceansTHE LIGHT BETWEEN THE OCEANS
Available January 24. Rated R.
Copyright 2016 Entertainment One UK

Rich, atmospheric period drama brimming with love, anger, regret and forgiveness. In 1921 Australia, a lighthouse keeper and his wife (Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander) find a baby adrift in a rowboat, and decide to keep the child as their own – a decision that will have far-reaching consequences. It is a moving, gut-wrenching film – rich with emotion and pathos. Just be warned – have a box of Kleenex ready. Rachel Weisz also stars.


Jack Reacher: Never Go BackJACK REACHER: NEVER GO BACK
Available January 31. Rated PG-13.
Copyright 2016 Paramount Pictures

Tom Cruise is back as former military operative Jack Reacher. In this high-octane sequel, Reacher uncovers a conspiracy that allows Cruise to unleash his inner action hero. “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back” isn’t terribly original, but it certainly is several steps above other Jason Bourne wannabes due to its excellent cast (particularly Cruise, who really works hard to sell his performance) and outstanding production values. Cobie Smulders co-stars.


Ouija: Origin of EvilOUIJA: ORIGIN OF EVIL
Available January 31. Rated R.
Copyright 2016 Universal Pictures

Frightening and unnerving film that effectively mixes horror with human drama. “Ouija: Origin of Evil” manages to outdo its predecessor in just about every way. Set in 1967 Los Angeles, the film follows a woman who operates a séance scam business. But when she unwittingly brings a dark spirit into her home, things go more than bump-in-the-night as her daughter becomes possessed. The film is a real treat for anyone who loves a good movie – not just horror fans.


Check out all the movies available on BendBroadband Movies on Demand.

by Matthew Breen, a TDS blogger


UPDATE: Information about Fox contract negotiations

UPDATE: Information about Fox contract negotiations

UPDATE — JANUARY 3, 2017: We’re pleased to let you know that your Fox channels will not be interrupted. After much back and forth, BendBroadband and the Fox Networks reached acceptable terms that will keep Fox’s vast array of networks on the air for BendBroadband customers. Escalating network fees are the No. 1 threat to affordable cable… Continue Reading

Bridget Jones’s Baby, Sully, Suicide Squad and more On Demand!

Bridget Jones’s Baby, Sully, Suicide Squad and more On Demand!

This month’s selection of Movies on Demand includes the return of everyone’s favorite singleton, a hero on the Hudson, and a squad of anti-heroes. 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 December! BRIDGET JONES’S BABY Available Dec. 13. Rated… Continue Reading

Community Spotlight: Healing Reins

Dita Keith considers her time with Healing Reins a privilege. Keith, executive director of the therapeutic riding center, has been with the organization for nine years, and to her, it’s an organization that truly matters in Central Oregon. “Our programs matter because they give families who live every single day with the challenges of caring… Continue Reading

Community Spotlight: Healing Reins
NBA schedules, Thanksgiving Day football, Christmas movies, and more

NBA schedules, Thanksgiving Day football, Christmas movies, and more

Another calendar page has turned in the book of 2016, and with it comes good entertainment on television. Here’s a look at what’s coming up on the boob tube in November. And, as always, check out your BendBroadband channel listing by clicking here. COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS Yes, Halloween is barely past and we’re looking ahead… Continue Reading

Bad Moms, Finding Dory, and more On Demand!

Bad Moms, Finding Dory, and more On Demand!

This month’s selection of Movies on Demand includes the return of everyone’s favorite blue tang fish, Dory. 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 November! FINDING DORY Available Nov. 15. Rated PG. © 2015 Disney Enterprises, Inc./Pixar. “Finding Dory”… Continue Reading