Category Archives: Movies on Demand

Beat the heat with new Movies On Demand

Summer is here and BendBroadband has some exciting new movies to beat the heat. The new “Power Rangers” film should appeal to kids as well as adults (especially those who grew up watching the original show back in the 1990s). Looking for more nostalgia? We’ve got “T2: Trainspotting” – a sequel to the groundbreaking “Trainspotting”, plus CHIPS – a raunchy version of the 1970s cop show. If you’re searching for some acclaimed dramas, you’ll be intrigued by the World War II thriller “The Zookeeper’s Wife” as well as “Song to Song” – the latter set in the Austin music scene.


Power RangersSABAN’S POWER RANGERS
Available June 27. Rated PG-13.
Copyright Lionsgate

It’s morphin’ time! This big screen reboot of the kids’ television show is a pretty well done coming-of-age tale mixed with goofy science fiction elements and typical big-budget superhero special effects. And it’s all pretty fun. For the uninitiated, “Power Rangers” is about a group of high school kids who are infused with superpowers – and have to save the world. Elizabeth Banks is a hoot as the film’s baddie – Rita Repulsa.


T2: TrainspottingT2: TRAINSPOTTING
Available June 27. Rated R.
Copyright Sony

Twenty years ago director Danny Boyle made the wickedly funny “Trainspotting” – chronicling the lives of a group of drug addicted friends in Scotland. “T2” brings the gang back together and it’s a funny and wild reunion heavily laced with sadness, regret and melancholy. The film doesn’t live up to it’s predecessor (not an easy thing), but it’s still a very good flick. The entire core cast of the original film is back, including Ewan McGregor, Roberty Carlyle, Ewen Bremner and Jonny Lee Miller.


CHIPSCHIPS
Available June 27. Rated R.
Copyright Warner Bros.

I seem to come across a movie like “CHIPS” every month or so. The film – to its credit – knows what it is and what it isn’t. It’s not a movie for the critics. It’s a big, dumb, crude comedy – end of story. So that is what you get – an immensely lewd and silly film that – if you are in the right mood – can be a lot of fun. The jokes come a mile a minute and they will make you roll your eyes and cringe as often as they will make you laugh. The film is greatly aided by stars Dax Shepard and Michael Pena, who are good in the leads.


Zookeeper's WifeTHE ZOOKEEPER’S WIFE
Available July 4. Rated P-13.
Copyright NBC Universal

Based on a remarkable true story, “The Zookeeper’s Wife” tells the tale a woman (played by Jessica Chastain) who saved hundreds of Jews from the Nazis in World War II. The film is moving and beautifully made, and all the elements – including the script, the sets, the tone, the actors and the direction – are uniformly excellent. If “The Zookeeper’s Wife” suffers from anything it might be that the we’ve seen this story told in other films in recent years – thus limiting some of its emotional and intellectual impact.


Song to SongSONG TO SONG
Available July 4. Rated R.
Copyright Broad Green Pictures

Set amid the Austin music scene, “Song to Song” is about two couples who become entangled in a surreal rock and roll world filled with seduction and betrayal. The movie was written and directed by acclaimed filmmaker Terrence Malick and, like many of Malick’s films, it wraps its subject matter in beautiful emotions and evocative imagery. “Song to Song” is not for everyone. It is unlike much of what you see in mainstream filmmaking, which means those looking for a little something different might succumb to movie’s charms. The film is aided by a superb cast, including Michael Fassbender, Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara and Natalie Portman.


Posted by Missy Kellor, but written by Matt Breen.

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… Continue Reading

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

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

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