Dinosaurs! Earthquakes! Galactic attacks! No one is safe in October 2015, with some huge movie hits making their television premieres via Movies on Demand (MOD) on cable.
The record-breaking box office juggernaut, Jurassic World, is the fourth installment in the series, produced by Steven Spielberg from the Michael Crichton book, featuring chomping dinosaurs and extraordinary special effects. Director/Writer Joss Whedon helms the latest installment of the Avengers saga, Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, with Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson and Jeremy Renner all donning their famed superhero personas. They collaborate to defeat the artificial intelligence Ultron which is bent on destroying humanity.
Another big hit at the box office, audiences reveled in the destructive effects of San Andreas, where, as everyone feared, the “big one” cracks across California. But luckily, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is there to save the day. George Clooney stars as a scientific genius in Tomorrowland, the fantasy mystery from the creators of Lost. Video games come to life in Pixels, starring Adam Sandler and a team of former gamers enlisted to fight an interstellar attack. In Magic Mike XXL, the exotic dancers come back for an outrageous encore, starring Channing Tatum as headliner of the disrobing dudes. And finally, Jake Gyllenhaal delivers an impressive performance as a once great boxer seeking redemption in Southpaw.
NOTE: A separate schedule will be issued for Halloween-themed movies and stunts, including new releases such as Insidious: Chapter 3, The Gallows and The Gift.
October 2015 Movies on Demand on Cable Major Studio Premieres*:
See the list after the Jump...
Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron – Premieres 10/2, (same day as DVD), PG-13, Action/Adventure, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner
Insidious: Chapter 3 with Bonus Q&A – Premieres 10/6, (same day as DVD), PG-13/TV-14, Horror/Thriller, Dermot Mulroney, Lin Shaye
Magic Mike XXL – Premieres 10/6, (same day as DVD, weeks before Netflix & Redbox), R, Comedy/Drama, Channing Tatum, Joe Manganiello, Matt Bomer
Dope – Premieres 10/13, (same day as DVD, weeks before Netflix & Redbox), R, Comedy/Drama, Shameik Moore, Rakim "ASAP Rocky" Mayers
The Gallows – Premieres 10/13, (same day as DVD, weeks before Netflix & Redbox), R, Horror/Thriller, Cassidy Gifford, Ryan Shoos
San Andreas – Premieres 10/13, (same day as DVD, weeks before Netflix & Redbox), PG-13, Action/Drama, Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino
Tomorrowland – Premieres 10/13, (same day as DVD), PG, Action/Adventure, George Clooney, Britt Robertson
Jurassic World – Premieres 10/20, (same day as DVD, weeks before Netflix & Redbox), PG-13, Action/Adventure/Thriller, Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard
The Gift – Premieres 10/27, (same day as DVD, weeks before Netflix & Redbox), R, Thriller/Mystery, Jason Bateman, Joel Edgerton
Max – Premieres 10/27, (same day as DVD, weeks before Netflix & Redbox), PG, Adventure/Family, Robbie Amell, Lauren Graham
Pixels – Premieres 10/27, (same day as DVD), PG-13, Action/Adventure, Adam Sandler, Kevin James
Southpaw – Premieres 10/27, (same day as DVD), R, Drama/Sports, Jake Gyllenhaal, Rachel McAdams
Indie Premieres on MOD for October 2015* (just a selection):
Viewers will find a wide variety of indie premieres in October, from some well-known filmmakers and stars, including many premiering the same day as their theatrical release.
Back in Time is an in-depth documentary that explores the cultural impact of the Back to the Future trilogy through interviews with creators and stars, including writer/director Robert Zemeckis and star Michael J. Fox, plus making-of footage and fan events.
Two indie films explore the complexities of youth: the beautiful, touching animated film from Japan’s revered anime house Studio Ghibli, When Marnie Was There explores a magical and mysterious friendship between two young girls. Winner of the 2015 Sundance Grand Jury Prize as well as the Audience Award, a tender and profound story of high school students awakening to hard realities of life is Me and Earl and the Dying Girl.
Receiving 90% positive reviews on Rotten Tomatoes is A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence, an absurdist film from master Swedish director Roy Andersson. Testament of Youth is a powerful, stirring love story set in England during World War I, starring Game of Thrones’ Kit Harington alongside 2015 indie sci-fi hit Ex Machina’s Alicia Vikander.
Other notable titles include an absurdist, humorous tale of an amputee trying to gain ownership of his mummified leg in the documentary Finders Keepers. The legendary Catherine Deneuve stars in the charming French story of an unlikely friendship, In the Courtyard. Finally, Kristen Wiig stars as the baby surrogate to a gay couple in the comedy with a dark side, Nasty Baby.
Indie premieres on MOD for October:
Finders Keepers – Premieres 10/2, (same day as theatrical release), R, Documentary
Manhattan Romance – Premieres 10/2, (same day as theatrical release), TV-14, Comedy/Romance, Katherine Waterston, Caitlin FitzGerald
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl – Premieres 10/6, (same day as DVD), PG-13, Comedy/Drama, Thomas Mann, Olivia Cooke, Nick Offerman, Connie Britton
The Anomaly – Premieres 10/6, (same day as DVD), TV-MA, Action/Sci-Fi/Thriller, Ian Somerhalder, Alexis Knapp
Batkid Begins – Premieres 10/6, (available on demand), PG, Documentary, Miles Scott, Natalie Scott
Blunt Force Trauma – Premieres 10/6, (same day as DVD), TV-MA, Action, Ryan Kwanten, Freida Pinto, Mickey Rourke
In the Courtyard – Premieres 10/6, (same day as DVD), R, Comedy/Drama, Catherine Deneuve, Gustave Kervern
A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence – Premieres 10/6, (available on demand), PG-13, Comedy/Drama, Holger Andersson, Nils Westblom
Sharknado 3: Extended Edition – Premieres 10/6, (same day as DVD), TV-14, Sci-Fi/Action, Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, David Hasselhoff
When Marnie Was There – Premieres 10/6, (same day as DVD), PG, Anime/Drama, voices: Hailee Steinfeld, John C. Reilly, Vanessa Williams, Kiernan Shipka
The Final Girls – Premieres 10/9 (same day as theatrical release), PG-13, Horror/Comedy, Thomas Middleditch, Nina Dobrev, Taissa Farmiga
Knock Knock - Premieres 10/9, (same day as theatrical release), R, Horror, Keanu Reeves, Lorenza Izzo
Trash – Premieres 10/9, (same day as theatrical release), R, Action/Thriller, Martin Sheen, Rooney Mara
Mississippi Grind – Premieres 10/13, (available on demand & in theaters), R, Drama/Adventure, Ryan Reynolds, Ben Mendelsohn
The Diabolical – Premieres 10/16, (same day as theatrical release), TV-MA, Horror/Sci-Fi, Ali Larter, Arjun Gupta
Experimenter – Premieres 10/16, (same day as theatrical release), PG-13, Drama/Biography, Peter Sarsgaard, Winona Ryder, Taryn Manning
Momentum – Premieres 10/16, (same day as theatrical release), R, Action/Thriller, Olga Kurylenko, Morgan Freeman
Tales of Halloween – Premieres 10/16, (same day as theatrical release), TV-MA, Horror, Lin Shaye, Pat Healy
Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ – Premieres 10/20, (same day as DVD), TV-PG, Animated, voices: Christopher Ayres, Sean Schemmel
Testament of Youth – Premieres 10/20, (same day as DVD), PG-13, Drama/History, Alicia Vikander, Kit Harington
The Vatican Tapes – Premieres 10/20, (same day as DVD) PG-13, Horror/Thriller, Michael Peña, Kathleen Robertson
Back in Time – Premieres 10/21, (same day as DVD), TV-14, Documentary, Michael J. Fox, Lea Thompson, Christopher Lloyd, Robert Zemeckis
Bone Tomahawk – Premieres 10/23, (same day as theatrical release), TV-MA, Horror/Western, Kurt Russell, Patrick Wilson
Meadowland – Premieres 10/23, (available on demand & in theaters), R, Drama, Olivia Wilde, Luke Wilson, Elisabeth Moss
Nasty Baby – Premieres 10/30, (same day as theatrical release), R, Drama/Comedy, Kristen Wiig, Alia Shawkat
Cable is the nation’s powerhouse in delivery of movies via the On Demand platform, representing 36% all paid movie rentals in the U.S., far outpacing satellite, iTunes, Amazon and all others.** Combined, Cable, Telco and Satellite represent 70% of paid movie rentals. Only 30% of movie orders come from digital storefronts. Movies On Demand on Cable (MOD) is the easiest, most convenient way to rent movies from home instantly, with just a click of the remote. It is part of digital cable service.
*MOD schedule is subject to change. Titles, dates and availability may vary by system. HD and 3D not available in all systems.
**Source, The NPD Group, VideoWatch Digital, 2014
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