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New Movies On Demand for March!

New Movies On Demand for March!

In March, Movies on Demand offers up a host of films that will take you to some amazing worlds.

First, there is a return to the Potter-verse with the highly anticipated “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.” Next, take a mind-blowing trip to 15th century Spain with the thriller “Assassin’s Creed”—an adaptation of the highly successful game franchise of the same name. After that, travel to feudal Japan in director Martin Scorsese’s introspective “Silence.” If that sounds a little heavy, then follow it up with the animated smash “Sing,”a family film that will have everyone laughing—and singing—in front of the television. Finally, bring it home to Boston for “Patriots Day,” a faithful retelling of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.


Assassin's CreedASSASSIN’S CREED
Available March 21. Rated PG-13.
Copyright Twentieth Century Fox

Adapted from the best selling video game series, “Assassin’s Creed” is an ambitious and intriguing tale that mixes science fiction and history and fantasy. In the movie, a revolutionary technology unlocks the genetic memories of a man (Michael Fassbender), allowing him to experience the adventures of his ancestor in 15th century Spain. “Assassin’s Creed” suffers at times from its complex story – not to mention a fair dose of gloom – but the action is good and the set pieces are often stunning. Marion Cotillard co-stars.


SingSING
Available March 21. Rated PG.
Copyright Universal Studios Pay TV

The title pretty much says it all. “Sing” is sort of an animated “American Idol” of misfits – but way more fun and much cuter. The film is helped by some outstanding animation, plus an accomplished cast, including Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, Jennifer Hudson and many others. “Sing” is enormously fun, and kids and adults will find themselves joining the revelry.


Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find ThemFANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM
Available March 28. Rated PG-13.
Copyright Warner Bros.

With Harry Potter in the rear view mirror, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” is your chance to return to the wizarding world created by J.K. Rowling. “Fantastic Beasts” follows the adventures of a young British wizard (Eddie Redmayne) who comes to New York in the 1920s. The film – which features some beautiful sets and outstanding effects – strikes a nice balance of wonder and amazement and adventure. Redmayne is superb in the lead role, and perfectly supported by Katherine Waterston, Colin Farrell, Dan Fogler and Samantha Morton.


Patriots DayPATRIOTS DAY
Available March 28. Rated R.
Copyright Lions Gate Entertainment

“Patriots Day” is an efficient, tense and dramatic retelling of the events surrounding the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, which killed three and injured hundreds. The movie doesn’t try and be anything fancy – making it a highly effective – and emotional – thriller. Mark Wahlberg stars – but it is the city of Boston that is really the hero in this film.


SilenceSILENCE
Available now. Rated R.
Copyright Paramount Pictures

Legendary filmmaker Martin Scorsese brings to the screen this emotional and reflective tale of two young Jesuit priests (Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver) who travel to Japan in the 17th century in an attempt to locate their mentor (Liam Neeson), who is rumored to have renounced the church. “Silence” is a deliberate, thoughtful film where the characters – and the viewers – are forced to question their core beliefs. Due to some of the scenes of violence and torture, “Silence” is difficult to watch at times. But it is a thought-provoking and rewarding journey from one of Hollywood’s greatest directors.


 


Hollywood hits coming to Movies on Demand

Hollywood hits coming to Movies on Demand

March brings some of the biggest movie stars in the business to Movies On Demand. Star power doesn’t get any bigger than Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, who headlines the latest Disney animated blockbuster “Moana.” And we can’t forget about A-lister Will Smith, who stars in the gut wrenching drama “Collateral Beauty.” Still looking for some… Continue Reading

The new mybendbroadband.com is here!

The new mybendbroadband.com is here!

Mybendbroadband.com, our website designed just for existing customers, is already getting a new look! When you visit, you’ll notice the fresh, clean design. And, the changes are more than skin deep. The site will be mobile-friendly, plus it’ll be faster and easier to find the content you want. Here’s what you’ll see:   Here’s how… Continue Reading

Oscar-nominated movies coming On Demand

Oscar-nominated movies coming On Demand

If you are looking to catch up with this year’s most critically-acclaimed films, you’re in luck as BendBroadband is bringing a slew of Oscar-nominated films into your home. Best Picture nominees coming out soon include “Hacksaw Ridge,” “Manchester by the Sea” and “Moonlight.” There is also Marvel’s blockbuster hit “Doctor Strange,” plus the romantic thriller… Continue Reading

Webmail login change

Heads up, Bendbroadband Webmail users! The way you log in to your BendBroadband-provided webmail account has changed. Now when you click “Webmail” at the top of bendbroadband.com, you’ll automatically be taken to mybendbroadband.com to log in to your email. You can do that by clicking the “Email” tab at the top of the page: Once you’ve done… Continue Reading

Webmail login change
Arrival and Trolls arriving On Demand

Arrival and Trolls arriving On Demand

The best films are coming to BendBroadband on Demand, including the sci-fi drama “Arrival,” which was recently nominated for eight Academy Awards. On the lighter side, there’s the family comedy “Almost Christmas,” as well as the animated hit “Trolls” – the latter film featuring some great music courtesy of Justin Timberlake. Finally, don’t miss the… Continue Reading

Cloo Network going off the air

Cloo Network going off the air

Bad news, Cloo Network fans: NBCUniversal has decided to shut down this channel, effective February 1. This is impacting every content provider in the country who carried Cloo, not just BendBroadband. NBCUniversal has simply decided to not move forward with this programming. You previously found Cloo on channel 147. Continue Reading

Turkey Talk: the right and wrong ways to defrost a turkey

Turkey Talk: the right and wrong ways to defrost a turkey

The joy of a frozen turkey is that you can buy it well in advance of your holiday and eat it later—as long as you defrost it safely. If you defrost your turkey wrong? Well, you could be inviting bacteria to join you for dinner (and Staphyloccus aureus, Salmonella, Listeria monocytogens, Clostridium perfingens, or Enteropathoginec… Continue Reading

Today in tech news

Apple finally updates the Macbook Gizmodo jokingly said it’s been 27 years since Apple released new MacBooks, but actually has been about four (which is long enough). The big “ooooooh-ahhhhhhhh” feature is the Touch Bar that replaces all of those function keys you never use. What is it? An OLED strip touch display that allows… Continue Reading

Today in tech news

Your tech news roundup

Go swimming with the Fitbit Flex 2 One of the biggest criticisms of Fitbit’s previous trackers is that they couldn’t go in the water. Enter the Flex 2. It’s Fitbit’s latest tracker and it’s water-resistant up to 164 feet so you can shower or swim as you please. Better yet, the Flex 2 will keep… Continue Reading