Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann and Kate Upton headline the comedy “The Other Woman.” John C. Reilly narrates the nature documentary “Bears.” Tom Hardy stars in the intense drama “Locke.” Those are among the movies that premiere on demand from Aug. 11 to Aug. 17, 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:
Aug. 12, 2014: “The Other Woman” (Weeks before Netflix and Redbox releases; with gag reel), Rated TV-MA.
A successful attorney Carly Whitten (played by Cameron Diaz) tries to get her life back on track after discovering that her lover Mark King (played by Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) is married. But when Carly accidentally meets Mark’s wife Kate (played by Leslie Mann), Carly realizes that she and Kate have much in common, and they become close friends. Carly and Kate then discover that Mark has another unwitting mistress named Amber (played by Kate Upton), so all three women team up to plot mutual revenge on Mark.
For more info: “The Other Woman” website
Aug. 12, 2014: “Muppets Most Wanted” (Same day as DVD), Rated PG-13.
The comedy film “Muppets Most Wanted” takes the entire Muppets gang on a global tour, selling out grand theaters in some of Europe’s most exciting destinations, including Berlin, Madrid and London. But mayhem follows the Muppets overseas, as they find themselves unwittingly entangled in an international crime caper headed by Constantine — the World’s Number One Criminal and a dead ringer for Kermit — and his dastardly sidekick Dominic, also known as Number Two, portrayed by Ricky Gervais. The film also stars Tina Fey as Nadya, a feisty prison guard, and Ty Burrell as Interpol agent Jean Pierre Napoleon.
For more info: “Muppets Most Wanted” website
Aug. 12, 2014: “A Haunted House 2” (Same day as DVD), Rated R.
The horror comedy “A Haunted House 2” is the sequel to the 2013 box-office hit “A Haunted House,” starring Marlon Wayans as Malcolm who, after exorcising the demons of his ex-girlfriend, is starting fresh with his new girlfriend (played by Jaime Pressly) and her two children. After moving into their dream home, Malcolm is once again plagued by bizarre paranormal events. “A Haunted House 2” is inspired by the latest supernatural horror movie franchises and shows that this time, it’s not just the house that’s haunted.
For more info: “A Haunted House 2” website
Aug. 12, 2014: “Bears” (Same day as DVD), Rated G.
The documentary “Bears” (narrated by John C. Reilly) showcases a year in the life of a bear family as two impressionable young cubs are taught life’s most important lessons. Set against a majestic Alaskan backdrop teeming with life, their journey begins as winter comes to an end and the bears emerge from hibernation to face the bitter cold. The world outside is exciting — but risky — as the cubs’ playful descent down the mountain carries with it a looming threat of avalanches. As the season changes from spring to summer, the brown bears must work hard to find food — ultimately feasting at a plentiful salmon run — while staying safe from rival male bears and predators, including an ever-present wolf.
For more info: “Bears” website
Aug. 12, 2014: “Locke” (Same day as DVD), Rated R.
A construction foreman named Ivan Locke (played by Tom Hardy) finds his personal life and career falling apart when he makes a life-altering decision after hearing some surprising news. Hardy is the only actor who appears on screen in this intense drama, which takes place as Locke is driving his car.
For more info: “Locke” website
Aug. 12, 2014: “Breathe In” (Same day as DVD), Rated R.
As summer turns to fall, music teacher Keith Reynolds (played by Guy Pearce) privately reminisces about his days as a starving artist in the city. While his wife, Megan (played by Amy Ryan), and daughter, Lauren (played by Mackenzie Davies, look forward to Lauren’s final year of high school, Keith clings to those evenings he’s called on to sub as a cellist with a prestigious Manhattan symphony. Megan decides the family should host a foreign exchange student. Sophie (played by Felicity Jones), a British high school senior, settles in comfortably, but soon challenges the family dynamics. She reinvigorates the impulsiveness of Keith’s personality which ultimately pushes their seemingly perfect family into unfamiliar territory.
For more info: “Breathe In” website
Aug. 12, 2014: “Frankie & Alice” (Same day as DVD), Rated R.
“Frankie & Alice” is a moving psychological drama based on the harrowing true story of Frankie Murdoch (played by Halle Berry), a woman suffering with multiple personality disorder in early 1970s Los Angeles. The film also stars Stellan Skarsgård, Phylicia Rashad and Chandra Wilson.
For more info: “Frankie & Alice” website
Aug. 12, 2014: “The Railway Man” (Same day as DVD), Rated R.
“The Railway Man” is a drama based on the bestselling autobiography by Eric Lomax. Colin Firth plays a British officer who is haunted by memories of being captured in his youth by the Japanese during World War II. The movie also stars Nicole Kidman, Jeremy Irvine and Stellan Skarsgård.
For more info: “The Railway Man” website
Aug. 12, 2014: “Eastsiders”
The aftermath of infidelity for a young gay couple in Los Angeles is explored in this dark comedy written and directed by award-winning playwright Kit Williamson. Once Cal finds out Thom has been cheating on him with Jeremy, their relationship is turned upside down. Will the lies tear Cal and Thom apart, or are they just stubborn enough to stay together forever? Drunken outbursts and double standards abound in this hilariously bittersweet tale of the sad and funny messes we make out of our lives.
Aug. 12, 2014: “Love Hotel”
The documentary “Love Hotel” gives a provocative and revealing look inside Osaka’s Angel Love Hotel. The film explores the underground private establishments where people can secretly escape their lives and delve into their most private and intimate sexual fantasies. Deemed inappropriate by an increasingly conservative society that attempts to shut them down, “Love Hotel” examines how desire, tradition, freedom, and repression all coexist in modern-day Osaka.
For more info: “Love Hotel” website
Aug. 12, 2014: “After” (Four days after theatrical release)
A haunting and powerful psychological drama set in the winter of 2002 in chilly upstate New York, “After” tells the story of a middle class family struggling with the financial consequences of a failing family business and a series of intergenerational conflicts and rivalries. But what truly threatens to upset their delicate balance and shatter the emotionally fragile family matriarch (played by Kathleen Quinlan) is an intricately buried secret that, if revealed, could alter their lives irrevocably. A searing study of denial, deception, and self-delusion, “After” is also a powerful portrait of the lengths we go to protect those we love.
Aug. 12, 2014: “We Could Be King”
“We Could Be King” is a documentary that follows a cast of remarkable characters against the backdrop of a city in upheaval through an improbable football season. Germantown and Martin Luther King High Schools were bitter rivals for over 40 years. This past year, a budget crisis caused Philadelphia to lay off over 4,000 employees and close 24 schools, including Germantown High. This resulted in Germantown being forced to merge with their former rival King. Against awe-inspiring odds, a 27-year old first time head coach and a new principal fight to inspire young men who come from difficult circumstances to come together and lift each other toward a better future.
For more info: “We Could Be King” website
Aug. 15, 2014: “Dinosaur 13” (Same day as theatrical release), Rated PG-13.
“Dinosaur 13” is a documentary based on the book “Rex Appeal: The Amazing Story of Sue, The Dinosaur That Changed Science, The Law and My Life” by Peter Larson and Kristin Donnan. When renowned Larson and his team from the Black Hills Institute made the world’s greatest dinosaur discovery in 1990, they knew it was the find of a lifetime: the largest, most complete Tyrannosaurus Rex ever found. But during a 10-year battle with the U.S. government, powerful museums, Native American tribes and competing paleontologists, they found themselves not only fighting to keep their dinosaur but fighting for their freedom as well.
For more info: “Dinosaur 13 website
Aug. 15, 2014: “The Dog” (One week after theatrical release)
Coming of age in the 1960’s, John Wojtowicz’s libido was unrestrained even by the libertine standards of the era, with multiple wives and lovers, both women and men. In August 1972, he attempted to rob a Brooklyn bank to finance his lover’s sex-reassignment surgery, resulting in a 14-hour hostage situation that was broadcast live on television. Three years later, John was portrayed by Al Pacino as Sonny, and his crime immortalized in one of the most iconic New York movies of all time, “Dog Day Afternoon.” The Film had a profound influence on Wojtowicz (who pronounced his name “Woto-wits”), and when he emerged from a six-year prison sentence, he was known by his self-imposed nickname: “The Dog.”
For more info: “The Dog” website
Aug. 15, 2014: “Jake Squared” (Same day as theatrical release), Rated R.
Jake Klein (played by Elias Koteas), sets out to make a movie. He hires an actor to play himself and throws a big party. His idea is to shoot the heck out of it and see what he gets. But everything spins out of control as different, unexpected people show up. Old loves are there. New loves are there. His dead father, his mother when she was young, his kids, his ex-wife, even his younger selves, Jake at 40, Jake at 30 and Jake at 17, are there, too — and every one of them has tons of advice on how to fix his screwed-up life. Jake’s head reels as he staggers through what’s either a mystical experience, a nervous breakdown or both. Also starring Jennifer Jason Leigh, Virginia Madsen, Jane Seymour and Mike Vogel.
For more info: “Jake Squared” website