This month’s selection of Movies on Demand includes the final installment of a blockbuster sci-fi series, a spin-off from a legendary sports-film franchise and a Best Picture nominee about a global financial crisis. 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 March!
THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART 2
Starts March 22. Rated PG-13.
© 2015 Lions Gate Films Inc.
In Mockingjay Part 2 — the fourth and final installment of the Hunger Games film series — the reluctant leader of the rebellion, Katniss Everdeen, must bring together an army against President Snow as all she holds dear hangs in the balance. Jennifer Lawrence returns to the role of Everdeen, and she’s joined by an ensemble cast that includes Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Julianne Moore and Philip Seymour Hoffman in his final film role. The Village Voice in New York City called the film “a crowd-pleaser with intelligent class.”
Now showing. Rated PG-13.
© 2015 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc. and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
In this spinoff and sequel to the legendary Rocky film series, Apollo Creed’s son, Adonis, pursues his dream of becoming a professional boxer against the wishes of his mother, who remembers Apollo’s death in the ring 30 years earlier. Nonetheless, Adonis travels to Philadelphia to find his dad’s old friend, Rocky Balboa, and convinces him to become his trainer. Michael B. Jordan turns in a terrific performance as Creed, and Sylvester Stallone earned an Oscar nomination for his return to his most famous role.
THE BIG SHORT
Now showing. Rated R.
© MMXV Paramount Pictures Corporation and Regency Entertainment (USA), Inc.
Based on the 2010 nonfiction book of the same name by Michael Lewis, The Big Short follows four executives from within the world of high finance who predict the 2007 collapse of the credit and housing bubble and decide to take on the big banks for their greed and lack of foresight. The all-star cast includes Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt. The Chicago Sun-Times called The Big Short “one of the funniest and yet most sobering, not to mention one of the most entertaining movies of 2015.”
THE PEANUTS MOVIE
Now showing. Rated G.
© 2015 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved.
In The Peanuts Movie, Charlie Brown tries to improve his odds with the Little Red-Haired Girl, while Snoopy writes a book about the Flying Ace and imagines himself as a legend trying to save his love interest and fellow pilot, Fifi. This is the fifth full-length Peanuts film, but the first feature film in 35 years, and it commemorates the 65th anniversary of Charles M. Schulz’s iconic comic strip. The Peanuts Movie feels like “the first day of a new school year, reunited with a classroom full of familiar faces,” according to Variety.
Now showing. R.
© 2015 Universal Studios.
Sisters Kate and Maura Ellis are summoned home to clean out their childhood bedroom before their parents sell the family house, much to their dismay. Looking to recapture their glory days, they decide to throw one final high school-style party for their classmates, which turns into the cathartic experience that a bunch a ground-down adults really need. Sisters stars comedic super-duo Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. The film received mixed reviews, but The Guardian called it “silly and poignant and funny.”
Keep an eye out for other films that premiered this month, including The Danish Girl, Point Break, The Hateful Eight, Daddy’s Home, Concussion, Brooklyn, Carol, Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip and more.
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