Jason Bateman stars as a foul-mouthed man who competes in children’s spelling bees in the comedy “Bad Words.” Jim Broadbent and Lindsay Duncan are a longtime married couple who go to Paris to try to rekindle their romance in “Le Week-End.” Chris Evans stars in the futuristic thriller “Snowpiercer.” Those are among the movies that premiere on demand from July 7 to July 13, 2014. (Check with your cable or satellite provider for a lineup of on-demand channels on your system.)
Here is a list of those movies and their on-demand premiere dates:
July 8, 2014: “Bad Words” (Same day as DVD; weeks before Netflix and Redbox releases), Rated R.
Jason Bateman makes his feature-film directorial debut with the subversive comedy “Bad Words.” He stars as Guy Trilby, a 40-year-old who finds a loophole in the rules of The Golden Quill national spelling bee and decides to cause trouble by hijacking the competition. While reporter Jenny Widgeon (played by Kathryn Hahn) attempts to discover his true motivation, Guy finds himself forging an unlikely alliance with a competitor: awkward 10-year-old Chaitanya Chopra (played by Rohan Chand), who is completely unfazed by Guy’s take-no-prisoners approach to life.
For more info: “Bad Words” website
July 8, 2014: “Le Week-End” (Same day as DVD), Rated R.
In this comedy, spouses Meg and Nick (played by Jim Broadbent and Lindsay Duncan) revisit Paris to revitalize their marriage, and run into an old friend (played by Jeff Goldblum) who gives them a new vision on life and love. Also starring Olly Alexander, Judith Davis
For more info: “Le Week-End” website
July 8, 2014: “The Raid 2” (Same day as DVD), Rated R.
“The Raid 2” tracks Officer Rama as he is pressured to join an anti-corruption task force to guarantee protection for his wife and child. His mission is to get close to a new mob boss, Bangun, by befriending his incarcerated son, Uco. Rama must hunt for information linking Bangun with corruption in the Jakarta Police Department while pursuing a dangerous and personal vendetta that threatens to consume him and bring his mission — and the organized crime syndicate — down around him. Starring Iko Uwais, Yayan Ruhian, Julie Estelle, Kenichi Endo, Ryuhei Matsuda and Kazuki Kitamura. In Indonesian with English subtitles.
For more info: “The Raid 2” website
July 8, 2014: “Jodorowsky’s Dune” (Same as DVD), Rated PG-13.
This documentary is the story of legendary cult film director Alejandro Jodorowsky’s staggeringly ambitious but ultimately doomed film adaptation of the seminal science fiction novel “Dune.” Directed by Frank Pavich.
For more info: “Jodorowsky’s Dune” website
July 8, 2014: “Watermark” (Same day as DVD), Rated PG.
“Watermark” is a documentary about how water has shaped humanity, and how humanity has shaped water. The movie is directed by Edward Burtynsky and Jennifer Baichwal.
For more info: “Watermark” website
July 8, 2014: “Five Dances”
A coming-of-age portrait of a talented young dancer who leaves behind a troubled family life to join a small dance troupe in New York City, “Five Dances” is a creatively adventurous feature film by award-winning writer/director Alan Brown. Featuring a heartbreakingly memorable performance by Ryan Steele in his film debut, the film follows the rocky emotional journey of an 18-year old dancer with talent to burn, who must choose between his responsibility to his broken family in the Midwest, and forging a life and career for himself.
For more info: “Five Dances” website
July 8, 2014: “Getting Go”
A recent college grad devises to shoot a doc about the New York City nightlife scene in order to meet the go-go guy with whom he’s cyber-obsessed. Starring Tanner Cohen and Matthew Camp. Written and directed by Cory Krueckeberg.
For more info: “Getting Go” website
July 11, 2014: “Affluenza” (Same day as theatrical release)
Suburbia, 2008. Swept up in a heady pre-recession world of absentee parents, plentiful booze and casual sex, aspiring photographer Fisher Miller (played by Ben Rosenfield) escapes his middle-class life for the moneyed mansions of the young, beautiful elite. With a stash of high-quality weed and a vintage camera, he gains access to the circle of wealthy and indulged friends of his gorgeous cousin Kate (played by Nicola Peltz), just as their entitled reality is about to spin out of control. Also starring Gregg Sulkin, Grant Gustin, Samantha Mathis and Steve Guttenberg.
For more info: “Affluenza” website
July 11, 2014: “Road to Paloma” (Three days after theatrical release), Rated R.
Jason Momoa makes his directorial debut and stars in this intense road movie as Wolf, a Native American on the run after avenging his mother’s murder. As he flees across the desolate American West on his motorcycle, he’ll discover that justice has a cost.Wolf’s search for redemption will reveal secrets and take him on a journey where the roads have some very unexpected turns.
For more info: “Road to Paloma” website
July 11, 2014: “Ironclad: Battle for Blood”
Steel yourself for another brutal battle, as one of the few survivors of the Great Siege of Rochester Castle fights to protect his family’s estate from fierce Celtic raiders. With a new battleground and a new enemy, “Ironclad: Battle for Blood” delivers the same ferocious, adrenaline-filled action that defined “Ironclad.” Tom Austen and Michelle Fairley star in this exciting new adventure from the director, writers and producers of the original “Ironclad.”
For more info: “Ironclad: Battle for Blood” website
July 11, 2014: “Snowpiercer” (Two weeks after theatrical release), Rated R.
Set in an post-apocalyptic world, “Snowpiercer” is a thriller set on a train where apocalypse survivors live. The wealthy are in the front and other classes of people are in the back. Class conflicts inevitably happen, and tensions rise to a boiling point. Starring Chris Evans, Song Kang Ho, Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell, Octavia Spencer, John Hurt and Ed Harris. Directed and co-written by Bong Joon Ho.
For more info: “Snowpiercer” website