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Summer blockbusters hit Movies on Demand

Summer blockbusters hit Movies on Demand

You want blockbusters and highly rated movies? You’ll find them on Movies on Demand. This month start with the scary Hereditary, then fall for the love story/drama Adrift, and enjoy fun blockbusters like Ocean’s 8, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, plus the latest Star Wars prequel. We also have some lesser-known but critic-favorite films worth checking out.


Hereditary
Rated R
Starts September 4
Copyright: Hereditary Film

Staring the always-great Toni Collette, this highly rated horror movie is the story of a family haunted by their secretive grandmother. The writer/director of the film describes it as “a tragedy that curdles into a nightmare.” Reviewers called it “genuinely horrific” with a “nerve-shredding finale”—and even “this generation’s Exorcist.” Not for the faint of heart, this is the real horror deal. If you like being scared, this is a must-see.


Adrift
PG-13
Starts September 4
Copyright: STXfilms

It’s a love story and a survival drama rolled into one. Based on true events, the movie centers on a couple’s chance meeting—and then what happens after they are caught sailing through the center of one of the strongest hurricanes ever reported. Star Shailene Woodley’s performance received rave reviews as Tami Oldham, a strong and capable woman who saves herself and her man.


Ocean’s 8
PG-13
Starts September 11
Copyright: Warner Bros

If you liked the original Ocean’s 11, 12 and 13, you’ll likely enjoy this fresh take on the heist films. Staring Sandra Bullock as Debbie, Danny’s estranged sister, she and her team decide to pull off a heist to steal a $150 million Cartier necklace in only five weeks. There’s nothing really groundbreaking about this film, but that doesn’t mean it’s not fun to watch such a strong cast (Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Mindy Kaling, and Rihanna) deliver the goods.


Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
PG-13
Starts September 18
Copyright: Universal Pictures

Set three years after the Jurassic World theme park was overrun by dinosaurs, Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) are back, but this time on a rescue mission. The dormant volcano is set to blow so they return to the island to save the remaining animals—but a conspiracy puts humans on the U.S mainland at risk. There’s an element of “what you see is what you get” with all of these Jurassic movies. If you can suspend your disbelief at the setup, you’ll likely enjoy this summer blockbuster.


Solo: A Star Wars Story
R
Starts September 25
Copyright: Lucasfilm

Hyper-drive back in time for this Han Solo prequel. A younger Han (played by Alden Ehrenreich) meets Chewie (Joonas Suotamo) and also the always-suave Lando Calrissian (this time played by Donald Glover). Directed by Ron Howard after the original directors were fired over creative differences, opinions on this film are a bit split—but if you like the Star Wars universe, you should give it a try and see what you think.


We’ve talked about some of the big blockbusters coming to video on demand, but there are a few lesser-known movies you might also want to check out:

Damsel
Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes and starring Robert Pattinson and Mia Wasikowska, this comedy western (yes, you read that right) premiered at Sundance. Check out the trailer.

The Seagull
If you’re up for a compelling family drama, this might be just your ticket. Based on the play, this movie premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival with reviewers commenting on all of the strong performances by the cast (which includes Annette Bening, Saoirse Ronan, Elisabeth Moss, and many more). Watch the trailer.

3 Must-See Emmy Nominated Dramas

The Emmy Awards have been honoring the best in U.S. prime time television programming since 1948. With this year’s award show right around the corner, here are three television dramas you should consider catching up on: The Americans (FX) Set in Cold War America, The Americans is a spy thriller television series that chronicles the… Continue Reading

Marvel’s latest blockbuster now on Movies on Demand

Marvel’s latest blockbuster now on Movies on Demand

If you’re a superhero fan, BendBroadband’s Movies on Demand has you covered with Avengers: Infinity Wars and also Deadpool 2—but if these films aren’t in your wheelhouse, there are lots more movies on tap. Start with a Gabrielle Union thriller, or Melissa McCarthy’s latest comedy, and finish out the month with the power-house ensemble piece, Book… Continue Reading

New series ‘Hard To Kill’ premieres July 31 on Discovery

New series ‘Hard To Kill’ premieres July 31 on Discovery

Instead of “Dirty Jobs,” Discovery now brings you dangerous jobs in its new series — Hard To Kill. Tim Kennedy is one tough guy – an active, Ranger qualified, Green Beret, Special Forces Sniper who has served tours in Iraq, Afghanistan and other locations around the globe. He is also a top 5 professional MMA… Continue Reading

Ready Player One now on Demand!

Ready Player One now on Demand!

Get ready to beat the heat with new Movies on Demand. First up, children of popular culture (especially the 1980s) are in for a treat with Steven Spielberg’s latest sci-fi film, “Ready Player One,” an adaptation of Ernest Cline’s bestselling novel. Next on the agenda is the comedy “Overboard,” plus a pair of quirky comedy/dramas: “Tully”… Continue Reading

Shark Week brings Shark n’ Awe for 30th Year; premieres Sunday, July 22 on Discovery Channel

Shark Week brings Shark n’ Awe for 30th Year; premieres Sunday, July 22 on Discovery Channel

Shark Week 2018 will feature over 19 hours of programming packed with an all-star lineup of celebrities and new, groundbreaking scientific discoveries. Cuba’s Secret Shark Lair In 1945, one of the largest sharks ever recorded was captured in Cuban waters. This Great White was named ‘El Monstruo’, but sightings of huge sharks around Cuba didn’t… Continue Reading