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New movies coming to Movies on Demand

Movies on Demand has some of the biggest films of the year to your living room. First, for the whole family, check out the animated musical “Rock Dog.” Next, on the superhero front, there’s the latest Marvel blockbuster, “Logan,” which features Hugh Jackman returning as Wolverine for a final outing. Fantasy movie lovers will enjoy Matt Damon in the visually stunning “The Great Wall.” If you’re looking for a good spiritual drama (and a good cry), you can visit “The Shack,” while on the opposite of the spectrum is the ribald “Fist Fight.” Finally, horror fans will love the genre-bending flick “Get Out” from writer/director Jordan Peele.

Available Now. Rated PG.
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Enjoyable animated film for the whole family about a Tibetan Mastiff who heads off to the big city to follow his passion—music. “Rock Dog” may not be a classic, but it’s fun and breezy. The talented voice cast includes Luke Wilson, Eddie Izzard, J.K. Simmons, Lewis Black, Matt Dillon and Sam Elliott.

Available Now. Rated R.
Copyright Universal Studios

“Get Out” may well be the smartest horror film made in a long time. Writer/director Jordan Peele has put together is creepy thriller that alternately weaves in potent doses of comedy and satire. The film is about a young African-American man who visits his girlfriend’s mysterious family estate for the first time. It is a fresh and wickedly fun movie that deals its cards on so many levels. Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Catherine Keener and Bradley Whitford star.

Available Now. Rated PG-13.
Copyright Universal Studios

Matt Damon stars in this period action/fantasy film, about a group of European mercenaries who become involved in defending the legendary Great Wall against a horde of monsters. The film is hampered by a clunky plot, but that won’t stop you from enjoying this visually dazzling romp.

Available Now. Rated R.
Copyright Twentieth Century Fox

Hugh Jackman’s swan song as Wolverine (he has played the character in nine films) is perhaps his best. In this latest turn, Logan (aka Wolverine) is hiding out on the Mexican border with an ailing Professor X (Patrick Stewart). Mutants are nearly extinct – and Logan’s regenerative powers are fading. Enter a young mutant in need of help escaping evil forces – and you have one of the most brutal and satisfying action films of the year. Be wary – unlike many other superhero films, “Logan” is R-rated due to the violence – so it is not for kids.

HBO renews Silicon Valley, VEEP for 2018

HBO renews Silicon Valley, VEEP for 2018

HBO has renewed SILICON VALLEY for a fifth season and VEEP for a seventh season, with both shows returning in 2018, it was announced by Casey Bloys, president, HBO Programming. The Emmy®-winning and Golden Globe-nominated SILICON VALLEY takes a comic look at the modern-day epicenter of the high-tech gold rush, where the people most qualified to… Continue Reading

Scam Alert: DocuSign phishing attack

DocuSign has acknowledged a breach of its customer and user e-mail addresses.  As a result, the e-mail addresses are now the target of a malicious e-mail campaign. BendBroadband is encouraging customers to be cautious. If you receive an email from DocuSign, with an attachment or link, be careful. For more information or to report suspicious… Continue Reading

Remote PC Support provides you a tech staff

Remote PC Support provides you a tech staff

Laptops, smartphones, tablets and desktop computers are found almost anywhere. Computers make our lives more convenient; however, the magic of computers is balanced by the frustration we feel when they don’t work. Most of us don’t have the technical expertise (or, sometimes, the patience), to diagnose and fix whatever’s causing the problem. To help, BendBroadband… Continue Reading

True-crime story to premiere on HBO May 15

Viewers in search of a very strange, true-crime story should definitely check out the documentary Mommy Dead and Dearest, which premieres on HBO on Monday, May 15. The film details the story of Dee Dee Blanchard and her wheelchair-bound daughter, Gypsy Rose, who were once beloved residents of Springfield, Mo. That tight-knit community was rocked when… Continue Reading

Cork and Barrel to benefit KIDS Center

Cork and Barrel to benefit KIDS Center

Cork & Barrel is a three-day fundraising event series benefiting KIDS Center, Central Oregon’s only child abuse intervention center. This year, Cork & Barrel is featuring “A Taste of the PNW”, with nearly 20 wineries of Walla Walla, Willamette Valley, and the Columbia Gorge. The event, July 20-22, allows guests to experience all that is… Continue Reading

12 tips for spotting fake news

In today’s world, it can be difficult to spot what’s real news and what’s fake news. A sensational and oh-so-real-seeming false story can go viral in seconds. In fact, it’s such a big problem, Facebook recently took out ads in U.K. papers just to teach people how to spot fake news. Don’t think you ever fall… Continue Reading