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Be thankful for great movies arriving on Movies On Demand

Be thankful for great movies arriving on Movies On Demand

Evenings arrive earlier now, so it’s a good time to curl up and watch the great movies coming right to your living room. Movies On Demand has a great range of offerings this month, including movies perfect for watching as a family.

Hobbs & Shaw
Starts Nov. 5
Rated R
Universal Studios

An offshoot of the always-popular Fast & Furious franchise, this latest movie bets on the chemistry between Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) and Shaw (Jason Statham)—and it’s a bet that pays off. Hobbs and Shaw work together to take down a cyber-genetically enhanced anarchist played by Idris Elba. Fun fact: Helen Mirren also returns an appearance as Shaw’s mother. The smack talk and star power work, earning this film a perhaps-surprising 67% on the Tomatometer and 88% Audience Score.


Art of Racing in the Rain
Starts Nov. 5
PG
20th Century Fox

Based on the best-selling book, The Art of Racing in the Rain is as warm and fuzzy as your canine companion. The story follows the life of Denny Swift (Milo Ventimiglia), an aspiring race car driver and his dog named Enzo (Kevin Costner )—only in this tail tale, the story is told from Enzo’s perspective. Through life’s ups and downs, Enzo is there to help Denny and offers to the audience his observations and wisdom. It is, by all accounts, a movie that will make you chuckle and also make you cry so have your Kleenex at the ready!


The Angry Birds Movie 2
Starts Nov. 12
PG
Sony

This is the rare sequel that actually is better than the original. In this installment, there’s a new threat to both Bird and Pig island. The usually-at-odds groups form an unsteady truce and unlikely team to save their homes. It’s bright, fast-moving, and has funny moments for both kids and adults earning it solid marks from both critics and audiences alike.


Good Boys
Starts Nov. 12
R
Universal

Just because it stars young kids, Good Boys is NOT a family movie—but it is funny as heck for adults to watch. Knowing this film comes from the people who gave us Superbad, Neighbors, and Sausage Party gives you some indication of the kind of humor you’re going to find. The movie follows a group of 12-year-old boys who try to do a little research on kissing by spying on teenagers using a parent’s drone. Things go hilariously wrong and the boys undertake an odyssey to try to replace the drone before they get caught.


Blinded by the Light
Starts Nov. 19
PG-13
Warner Bros. Pictures

Using the music of Bruce Springsteen, this movie is completely charming musical that will likely enchant even folks who say they don’t like them. The story follows a teenager, Javed, who yearns to escape his hometown and the rules of his traditional Pakistani household. When he discovers The Boss, Javed finds inspiration and confidence in the lyrics and music—and you’ll be cheering for him. It’s described as a “life-affirming” film—and who doesn’t want to watch something like that? Don’t miss this top-rated film.


Dora and the Lost City of Gold
Starts Nov. 19
PG
Paramount

If you’re old enough to order this on Video On Demand, you know who Dora the Explorer is. What may not know, however, is that this movie is actually good. My teens mocked the commercials, but this movie earned an 84% Certified Fresh rating AND a huge 88% Audience Score on Rotten Tomatoes. In this adventure, Dora leaves the jungle to attend high school and, along the way, must save her parents and solve the mystery behind a lost city of gold. It’s the perfect movie for the entire family.


Honorable mentions

We won’t go too much into detail about these top picks, but they’re worth checking out!

    • The Farewell:: Staring Awkwafina, this family drama with loads of relatable themese one gets a whopping 99% Critics Score and 87% Audience Score. Starts Nov. 12, rated PG.
    • Love, Antosha : A thoughtful and powerful look at Anton Yelchin’s career which was cut short by an accident. Huge Rotten Tomatoes scores for this documentary. Starts Nov. 12, rated R.
    • Where’d You Go Bernadette: Cate Blanchette stars in the movie based on the bestselling book. Starts Nov. 26, rated PG-13.

Best horror films on SHOWTIME

Happy Halloween!! Add SHOWTIME’s array of horror films to your BendBroadband lineup for just $10.99 a month. Order today by calling 1-541-668-6246. The sale price is good for a full year. Check out these movies on Showtime that received a 80% or higher on the Tomatometer. Evil Dead 2 (98%) Evil Dead 2’s increased special… Continue Reading

Summer blockbusters arrive on Movies On Demand

Summer blockbusters arrive on Movies On Demand

The leaves are starting to turn, there’s a chill in the air, and this summer’s blockbusters are starting to arrive on BendBroadband’s Video On Demand. Check out what you can watch in September without ever leaving your couch: Men in Black: International Starts September 3 PG-13 Sony Pictures You may have seen these two stars… Continue Reading

Sportsman Channel: September is FREE preview month

Sportsman Channel: September is FREE preview month

If you love hunting, fishing, and outdoor adventure, you’re in luck. During the entire month of September, BendBroadband customers can enjoy a free preview of the Sportsman Channel. With nearly 200 shows to choose from, the Sportsman Channel embraces “Red, Wild & Blue America” – where the American Spirit and Great Outdoors are celebrated in… Continue Reading

Avengers Endgame, Rocketman, Pokemon all on Movies on Demand this month

Avengers Endgame, Rocketman, Pokemon all on Movies on Demand this month

If there weren’t other great movies arriving on Movies on Demand, it would be tempting to only talk about the elephant-sized blockbuster in the room, Avengers: Endgame—but there are plenty more awesome things to watch this month: Pokemon: Detective Pikachu Starts Aug. 6 Rated PG Warner Bros. You shouldn’t miss this unique and delightful buddy… Continue Reading

Free HBO and Cinemax Free Preview Event

Free HBO and Cinemax Free Preview Event

Watch HBO® and Cinemax® FREE for four days and see what you’ve been missing. Starting at 6 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 16 through Tuesday, Aug. 20 at 6 a.m., BendBroadband®TV customers can enjoy addictive series, blockbuster movies, family favorites, documentaries and more on HBO and Cinemax. Here’s what you can find the weekend of Aug.… Continue Reading

Shark Week returns this Sunday

Shark Week returns this Sunday

Shark Week, returns with bigger sharks and bigger bites on Sunday, July 28 on the Discovery Channel! With more than 20 hours of shark programming, this fincredible lineup will deliver all-new groundbreaking shark stories revealing remarkable insights into the mysterious world of these magnificent creatures. Shark Week episodes will be available on TV Everywhere. Here is… Continue Reading