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Spider-Man, Baby Driver on Movies on Demand

Spider-Man, Baby Driver on Movies on Demand

BendBroadband delivers to your home two of modern cinema’s most iconic characters, the Amazing Spider-Man and Captain Jack Sparrow. In addition to the latest “Spider-Man” and “Pirates” adventures, there is the electrifying “Baby Driver,” which features some of the most breathtaking stunts in recent memory. And if that’s not enough, we’ve got belly laughs with “Girls Trip” and Gothic melodrama with Sofia Coppola’s “The Beguiled.”

baby-driver-poster-100x100BABY DRIVER
Available October 10. Rated R.
Copyright Sony

Unique film about a brilliant, but partially hearing impaired getaway driver who seeks to get out of his life of crime. “Baby Driver” is a quirky, energetic romp filled with amazing chase scenes, over-the-top violence and a scintillating music score. The outstanding cast includes Ansel Elgort, Lily James, Kevin Spacey, Jon Hamm, Jon Bernthal, Jamie Fox and Kevin Spacey.

 

pirates-poster-100x100PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES
Available now. Rated PG-13.
Copyright Disney

The fifth “Pirates” film contains all the expected elements of the franchise – thrilling escapes, laughs, otherworldly villains and an engaging performance from Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow (sorry, Captain Jack Sparrow). The story surrounds a ghost pirate (Javier Bardem) who has escaped the Devil’s Triangle and is out to get Sparrow. “Dead Men Tell No Tales” is rollicking good fun, even if it is all getting a bit predictable.

 

beguiled-poster-100x100THE BEGUILED
Available October 10. Rated R.
Copyright NBC Universal

Sofia Coppola’s southern Gothic tale is dripping with eroticism and jealousy and tension. The story surrounds a wounded Union soldier who stumbles into a girls’ school in Virginia during the Civil War. The soldier’s presence slowly and uneasily releases a cascade of emotions, desires and actions that will have weighty consequences. Nicole Kidman, Colin Farrell, Kirsten Dunst and Elle Fanning star in this stylish and atmospheric tale.

 

Girls-Trip-Poster-100x100GIRLS TRIP
Available October 17. Rated R.
Copyright NBC Universal

Four lifelong friends travel to New Orleans to reconnect and unwind from the worries of the world. The result is a gut-busting romp filled with booze, parties, dancing and romance in the Big Easy. The story is often sophomoric and not terribly original, but the cast of Regina Hall, Tiffany Haddish, Jada Pinkett Smith and Queen Latifah will keep you laughing for the entire ride.

 

spider_man_poster-100x100SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING
Available October 17. Rated PG-13.
Copyright Sony

The latest take on Spider-Man is one of the best. “Homecoming” is a nice blend of wit and warmth and fast-moving fun, highlighted by a star-making performance by Tom Holland in the title role. In this most recent incarnation of Spider-Man, Holland plays a teenager with extraordinary powers who struggles to find his way in the ordinary world. The film benefits tremendously from a first-rate supporting cast, including Robert Downey Jr., Michael Keaton and Marisa Tomei.

 

Published by missykellor, written by Matt Breen.

Centric is renaming itself to BET Her

Centric is renaming itself to BET Her

The first network designed for Black Women, is being renamed to BET Her. Starting Sept. 25, BET Networks and Viacom will rename Centric cable network to BET Her. For some history, Centric was previously called BET on Jazz, then renamed to BET Jazz, then BET J, before turning into Centric in 2009. Now starting this fall,… Continue Reading

Horror is done, Olympic Channel is here soon

Horror is done, Olympic Channel is here soon

We’re switching gears—well, channels—to something we think you’re really going to like. You’ve had Chiller, a channel devoted to horror/thriller TV shows and movies for a while. Based on the viewership, however, it seems most of you aren’t big fans. We decided it was time to find something better for everyone. And you know what everyone… Continue Reading

Guardians 2 coming to Movies on Demand

Guardians 2 coming to Movies on Demand

This week, the excitement is all about one of the year’s biggest blockbusters, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.” BendBroadband’s Movies on Demand is bringing to your living room Peter Quill (Star-Lord), Gamora, Drax, Groot, Rocket, Yondu and many others. After watching “Guardians,” you can check out the raunchy “Baywatch” or the quirky “Unleashed.” Finally, if… Continue Reading

Wimpy Kids, King Arthur, Latin Lovers and Aliens coming to Movies on Demand

Did you know that BendBroadband serves up dozens of new Movies on Demand every month? We have films for every age group and from every genre, including comedies, thrillers, documentaries, dramas, horror and much, much more. This month, we are offering up a couple of sequels and prequels, including the comedy “Diary of a Wimpy… Continue Reading

BBC America, WE tv added to Essentials TV

Impress your friends and brush up on British culture with BBC America. BendBroadband customers will now have access to charming British accents and wit, as BendBroadband is adding BBC America and WE tv to Essentials TV. BBC America offers a combination of original American scripted series and the best in British entertainment. A robust programming… Continue Reading

Fate of the Furious on Movies on Demand

Fate of the Furious on Movies on Demand

Summer is for blockbusters—and BendBroadband is happy to fill your mega film thirst. Up first is another outrageous ride from Vin Diesel and the gang, “The Fate of the Furious.” Next you can enjoy the most recent cinematic take on King Kong with “Kong: Skull Island.” Moving beyond blockbusters, fans of over-the-the-top action should check… Continue Reading