Former “Home Improvement” star Patricia Heaton is one of the headliners of the comedy “Moms’ Night Out.” Michael Fassbender, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Domhnall Gleason portray members of an indie rock band in the offbeat comedy “Frank.” Jason Bateman, Olivia Wilde and Billy Crudup star in the romantic comedy “The Longest Week.” Johnny Depp is a narrator and interviewer for the Ralph Steadman documentary “For No Good Reason.” Those are among the movies that premiere on demand from Sept. 1 to Sept. 7, 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:
Sept. 2, 2014: “Moms’ Night Out” (Same day as DVD release), Rated PG.
All that Allyson and her friends want is a peaceful, grown-up evening of dinner and conversation — a long-needed moms’ night out. But in order to enjoy high heels, adult conversation and food not served in a paper bag, they need their husbands to watch the kids for three hours. What could go wrong? “Moms’ Night Out” is an endearing true-to-life family comedy that celebrates the beautiful mess called parenting. Starring Sarah Drew, Sean Astin, Patricia Heaton, and Trace Adkins.
For more info: “Moms’ Night Out” website
Sept. 2, 2014: “Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie” (Before DVD release)
Based on the hit web series of the same name, “Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie” blends science fiction, adventure, and comedy to follow a disgruntled gamer who must overcome his fear of the worst video game of all time in order to save his fans. Hilarity ensues as a simple road trip becomes an extravagant pursuit of the unexpected. It was in 2006 that Rolfe uploaded his first review clip, establishing the popular persona that has made him a digital-age star. His motor-mouthed alter ego became a web sensation and the lure of the big screen came calling. Directed and written by James Rolfe and Kevin Finn. Starring: James Rolfe, Jeremy Suarez, and Sarah Glendening.
For more info: “Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie” website
Sept. 2, 2014: “Devoured”
An immigrant mother (played by Marta Milans) works as a cleaning woman at an old New York City restaurant in order to make enough money to pay for her sick son’s operation. With no friends or family, she lives a lonely, desperate existence, saving every penny and sending it home for her son. As his condition worsens malevolent forces living within the walls of the restaurant begin to torment her. She struggles to escape, and return to her son before the evil within the dark walls drives her completely mad. Also starring Kara Jackson, Bruno Gunn, Tyler Hollinger, Luis Harris, Sal Rendino and David Conley.
For more info: “Devoured” website
Sept. 2, 2014: “Night Moves” (Same day as DVD release), Rated R.
The dramatic film “Night Moves” is the story of three radical environmentalists (played by Jesse Eisenberg, Dakota Fanning and Peter Sarsgaard) coming together to execute the most intense protest of their lives: the explosion of a hydroelectric dam — the very source and symbol of the energy-sucking, resource-devouring industrial culture they despise. “Night Moves” is a tale of suspense and a meditation on the consequences of political extremism.
For more info: “Night Moves” website
Sept. 2, 2014: “For No Good Reason” (Same day as DVD release), Rated R.
This documentary celebrates the life and times of artist Ralph Steadman. Johnny Depp is a narrator and interview in the movie, which also features appearances by Richard E. Grant, Slash and All American Rejects.
For more info: “For No Good Reason” website
Sept. 2, 2014: “InRealLife”
“InRealLife” is a documentary that takes us on a journey to ask what exactly the internet is and what it is doing to our children. All the way from the bedrooms of British teenagers to the world of Silicon Valley, this revealing documentary examines how free and open connectivity can have alienating and addicting side-effects, especially on the youngest minds using it.
For more info: “InRealLife” website
Sept. 2, 2014: “Not Waving But Drowning”
The drama “Not Waving But Drowning” is a chronological look at growing up, through the eyes of two friends: Adele (played by Vanessa Ray) and Sara (played by Megan Guinan). Leaving small town life in her dust, Adele moves wide eyed to New York City, while Sara is stuck in their hometown. Separate for the first time in their lives, the film charts new relationships with boys, girls and eccentric old ladies. Also starring Adam Driver, Isabelle McNally and Lynn Cohen.
For more info: “Not Waving But Drowning” website
Sept. 4, 2014: “Drive Hard” (Before theatrical release)
Former racecar driver Peter Roberts (played by Thomas Jane) traded the winner’s circle for a 9 to 5 job as a beginners’ driving instructor. But his life shifts into overdrive when Simon Keller (played by John Cusack) hijacks Peter to be his getaway driver in a $9 million heist.
Sept. 5, 2014: “Kelly & Cal” (Same day as theatrical release)
Punk-rocker-turned-suburban mom, Kelly (played by Juliette Lewis), is nostalgic for a life she can no longer have and uncertain of a future she doesn’t yet fit in. Seventeen-year-old Cal (played by Jonny Weston) is frustrated at his lack of control over the hand he’s been dealt. When the two strike up an unlikely friendship, it’s the perfect spark needed to thrust them both back to life.
For more info: “Kelly & Cal” website
Sept. 5, 2014: “Falcon Rising” (Same day as theatrical release)
John “Falcon” Chapman (played by Michael Jai White) is an ex-marine anti-hero plagued with a terrible secret consuming him with guilt. On the self-destructive edge, he learns his sister Cindy (played by Laila Ali) has been brutally beaten in the slums or “favelas” of Brazil and travels there to hunt down her attackers. In the process he discovers an underground world of drugs, prostitution, and police corruption ruled by the Japanese mafia and protected by the powerful Hirimoto (played by Masashi Odate).
For more info: “Falcon Rising” website
Sept. 5, 2014: “Frank” (Two weeks after theatrical release), Rated R.
“Frank” is an offbeat comedy about a wannabe musician who finds himself out of his depth when he joins a maverick rock band led by the enigmatic Frank, a musical genius who hides himself inside a large fake head. Starring Michael Fassbender, Domhnall Gleeson, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Scoot McNairy.
For more info: “Frank” website
Sept. 5, 2014: “God Help the Girl” (Same day as theatrical release), Rated TV-MA.
“God Help the Girl” is the name of both a musical film by Stuart Murdoch (lead singer of the group Belle and Sebastian) and the album of songs from it, which was released in June 2009. Since then, “God Help the Girl” has been turned into a musical feature film, written and directed by Stuart Murdoch. It was produced by Barry Mendel and stars Emily Browning, Olly Alexander and Hannah Murray.
For more info: “God Help the Girl” website
Sept. 5, 2014: “The Longest Week” (Two weeks after theatrical release), Rated PG-13.
Affluent and aimless, Conrad Valmont lives a life of leisure in his parent’s prestigious Manhattan Hotel. In the span of one week, he finds himself evicted, disinherited, and… in love. Starring Jason Bateman, Olivia Wilde, Billy Crudup and Jenny Slate.
For more info: “The Longest Week” website