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Black Panther coming to Movies on Demand

Black Panther coming to Movies on Demand

Marvel Studios is having quite the run of success of late. Thor: Ragnarok was a commercial and critical success. And Avengers: Infinity War is currently burning up the box office. To fuel the superhero frenzy, we have the wildly successful Black Panther coming to BendBroadband’s Movies on Demand. Black Panther has earned over $1 billion worldwide. Additional films available this month include the war flick 12 Strong, plus Peter Rabbit which the kids will love. And finally, for those looking to get more of Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele, we’ve got the final chapter in the Fifty Shades trilogy.


Black PantherBLACK PANTHER
Available May 15. Rated PG-13.
Copyright Disney

One of the best Marvel film made to date. “Black Panther” avoids the fate of many super hero flicks, which tend to get bloated by special effects and generic characters. Instead, it relies on a compelling and contemporary story, good action sequences and just the right dosage of humor. The film centers around the struggle for power between T’Challa (aka Black Panther) and his rival, Erik Kilmonger, in the isolated—but technologically advanced— nation of Wakanda. Chadwick Boseman is very good in the title role, but it is Michael B. Jordan as the film’s villain (Kilmonger) who really steals the show. The powerhouse cast includes Lupita Nyong’o, Martin Freeman, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker and Andy Serkis.


Fifty Shades FreedFIFTY SHADES FREED
Available Now. Rated R.
Copyright NBC Universal

There’s not a lot to say about the “Fifty Shades” films. You’re either in for the ride or have bailed (or never gotten aboard). For this third and final film in the series Ana and Christian (Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan are back) are now married, but new forces emerge that threaten their happiness. As before, this is not for the kids (or anyone who blanches at adult-related subject matter).


Dark CrimesDARK CRIMES
Available May 18. Rated R.
Copyright Lionsgate

Jim Carrey plays against type in this grim, dark mystery thriller. As a Polish detective on the brink of retirement, Carrey becomes embroiled in a murder case. Beware as “Dark Crimes” is glum and disturbing and depressing. However, if it sounds like your cup of tea—go for it. Carrey does a good job as the sullen, desperate and lonely cop who risks it all to find the truth.


12 Strong12 STRONG
Available now. Rated R.
Copyright Warner Bros.

The story of U.S. Special Forces sent to Afghanistan immediately after the 9/11 attacks. Chris Hemsworth commands the American team that must work with a local leader to capture the important city of Mazar-i Sharif from the Taliban. While sporting a few too many cliches for its own good, “12 Strong” is a tense, well-executed action film that tells a unique slice of history. In addition to Hemsworth, the excellent cast includes Michael Shannon and Michael Peña.


Peter RabbitPETER RABBIT
Available now. Rated PG.
Copyright Sony

Lively, funny, sweet and irreverent—“Peter Rabbit” is a manic children’s film about a rabbit and his battles with Mr. McGregor. With a winning mix of live-action and computer animation, “Peter Rabbit” may be a bit crazy for adult, but the kids should love it. The voice cast is highlighted by James Corden as the film’s hero.


Written by Matt Breen, posted by MissyKellor

The Post, Maze Runner coming to Movies on Demand

The Post, Maze Runner coming to Movies on Demand

This week on Movies on Demand we have one of the most celebrated films of 2017, Steven Spielberg’s riveting “The Post.” For more action and thrills, there’s the third (and final) “Maze Runner” film, Liam Neeson’s latest thriller “The Commuter,” and the western “Hostiles.” As for the kids, we have the charming “Paddington 2,” a… Continue Reading

The Greatest Showman on Movies on Demand

The Greatest Showman on Movies on Demand

The life of one of America’s great showmen—P.T. Barnum—tops the list of new films coming this month to BendBroadband’s Movies on Demand. In addition to the Barnum biopic, there are pair of acclaimed crime thrillers, “All the Money in the World” and “Molly’s Game.” And if you’re in the mood for a winning drama, there’s the… Continue Reading

Thor, I, Tonya come to Movies on Demand

Thor, I, Tonya come to Movies on Demand

2017 featured some great superhero films. The latest to come to Movies on Demand is Marvel’s “Thor: Ragnarok,” one of the most fun blockbusters in a long time. DC’s “Justice League”—also available this month—might not be in the same league as “Thor,” but followers of the franchise will want to check it out. Fans of film-making… Continue Reading

Academy Award-nominated films coming to Movies on Demand

Academy Award-nominated films coming to Movies on Demand

With the Academy Awards on March 4, it’s only appropriate that BendBroadband brings some of best films of 2017 right to your living room. For virtuoso acting performances, you don’t have to go any further than a trio of great movies, including the coming of age comedy “Lady Bird,’ the Winston Churchill biopic “The Darkest… Continue Reading

Heartwarming new Movies on Demand

Heartwarming new Movies on Demand

BendBroadband’s Movies On Demand serving up two of the most inspiring films of 2017—the heartwarming family drama “Wonder” and the intense fire-fighting thriller “Only the Brave.” Both are outstanding films for the whole family. For those in the mood for something a bit different, “The Florida Project” and “Roman J. Israel, Esq.” feature Academy Award-nominated… Continue Reading

The Olympic Channel to showcase unlikely athletes at Winter Olympics

The Olympic Channel to showcase unlikely athletes at Winter Olympics

The Olympic Channel debuts its original documentary series, Far From Home, this week with stories behind some of the most unlikely athletes at the Winter Games. You can find The Olympic Channel in Bend on channel 49 (SD) and channel 649 (HD) in Preferred where you can choose from thousands of videos. Far from Home stories include… Continue Reading