Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry and Michael Fassbender are among the all-star cast of the superhero movie “X-Men: Days of Future Past.” Eric Bana plays a New York City cop battling supernatural powers in “Deliver Us From Evil.” Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo and Adam Levine headline the music-industry dramedy “Begin Again.” Ty Burrell voices the character of a genius dog that adopts a boy in the animated comedy “Mr. Peabody and Sherman.” Those are among the movies that premiere on demand from Oct. 27 to Nov. 2, 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:
Oct. 28, 2014: “X-Men: Days of Future Past” (Weeks before Netflix and Redbox releases), Rated PG-13.
The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods in “X-Men: Days of Future Past.” The beloved characters from the original “X-Men” film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from the past, “X-Men: First Class,” in order to change a major historical event and fight in an epic battle that could save our future. Starring Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Peter Dinklage, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Evan Peters and Omar Sy.
For more info: “X-Men: Days of Future Past” website
Oct. 28, 2014: “Deliver Us From Evil” (Same day as DVD), Rated R.
In “Deliver Us From Evil,” New York City police officer Ralph Sarchie (played by Eric Bana), struggling with his own personal issues, begins investigating a series of disturbing and inexplicable crimes. He joins forces with an unconventional priest (played by Edgar Ramírez), schooled in the rituals of exorcism, to combat the frightening and demonic possessions that are terrorizing their city. Inspired by the book, which details Sarchie’s bone-chilling real-life cases. Also starring Olivia Munn, Sean Harris and Joel McHale.
For more info: “Deliver Us From Evil” website
Oct. 28, 2014: “Begin Again” (Same day as DVD), Rated R.
From writer/director John Carney (“Once”), “Begin Again” is a soul-stirring comedy about what happens when lost souls meet and make beautiful music together. Gretta (played by Keira Knightley) and her long-time boyfriend Dave (played by Adam Levine) are college sweethearts and songwriting partners who decamp for New York City when he lands a deal with a major label. But the trappings of his new-found fame soon tempt Dave to stray, and a reeling, lovelorn Gretta is left on her own. Her world takes a turn for the better when Dan (plaued by Mark Ruffalo), a disgraced record-label exec, stumbles upon her performing on an East Village stage and is immediately captivated by her raw talent. From this chance encounter emerges an enchanting portrait of a mutually transformative collaboration, set to the soundtrack of a summer in New York City.
For more info: “Begin Again” website
Oct. 28, 2014: “Mr. Peabody & Sherman” (Weeks before Netflix and Redbox releases), Rated PG.
Mr. Peabody, the most accomplished dog in the world, and his mischievous boy Sherman, use their time machine, The WABAC, to go on the most outrageous adventures known to man or dog. But when Sherman takes The WABAC out for a joyride to impress his friend Penny, they accidentally rip a hole in the universe, wreaking havoc on the most important events in world history. Before they forever alter the past, present and future, Mr. Peabody must come to their rescue, ultimately facing the most daunting challenge of any era: figuring out how to be a parent. Together, the time traveling trio will make their mark on history. This animated movie features the voices of Ty Burrell, Max Charles, Ariel Winter, Stephen Colbert, Leslie Mann, Patrick Warburton, Stanley Tucci, Allison Janney, Lake Bell, Zach Callison and Dennis Haysbert.
For more info: “Mr. Peabody & Sherman” website
Oct. 28, 2014: “America: Imagine a World Without Her” (Same day as DVD), Rated PG-13.
“America: Imagine a World Without Her” is a documentary from Dinesh D’Souza, the creator of “2016: Obama’s America.” “America: Imagine a World Without Her” takes on this concept: America is more important to the world than we could ever imagine.
For more info: “America: Imagine a World Without Her” website
Oct. 28, 2014: “Wish I Was Here” (Same day as DVD; weeks before Netflix and Redbox releases), Rated R.
Writer/director Zach Braff’s follow-up to his indie breakout hit “Garden State” is a comedy telling the story of a thirtysomething man (played by Braff) who finds himself at major crossroads, which forces him to examine his life, his career, and his family. Also starring Kate Hudson, Josh Gad, Mandy Patinkin, Ashley Greene, Donald Faison and Jim Parsons.
For more info: “Wish I Was Here” website
“LFO” (Same day as DVD release)
Robert (played by Patrik Karlson), an amateur sound engineer, spends hours in in his basement full of wires and oscillators experimenting with sound waves. After he finds a frequency that allows him to hypnotize people, he lures his attractive new neighbors into his house to act as test subjects for his discovery. Under Robert’s control, the oblivious couple is manipulated into increasingly elaborate role-playing games that allow Robert to indulge in his most megalomaniacal fantasies. But when investigations into the suspicious death of his wife threaten to bring an end to his demented operation, Robert must use his scientific breakthrough on a much larger scale in order to continue his warped research.
For more info: “LFO” website
Oct. 31, 2014: “Hit by Lightning” (Same day as theatrical release)
When Ricky Miller (played by Jon Cryer), a single 40-year old aspiring writer and manager of Debbie’s (think Denny’s) and probably the last person you’d notice in a crowd is “hit by lightning” — He meets the love of his life, the beautiful Danita (played by Stephanie Szostak) on E-Happily.com and is catapulted into a relationship online, it’s a lot more than what he expected. Egged on by his best friend Seth (played by Will Sasso), who thinks no “10” would even go out with a guy like Ricky unless she had ulterior motives (or needed glasses), Ricky starts to get skeptical himself. Turns out, Danita confesses she’s actually married to a handsome affable crime novelist and former rabbi Ben Jacobs, who had been accused of killing his ex-wife a few years prior.
For more info: “Hit by Lightning” website
Oct. 31, 2014: “Showrunners” (Same day as theatrical release)
“Showrunners” is an intriguing behind-the-scenes expose of the men and women responsible for TV’s recent revolution. The movie features some of the most creative voices in television today: J.J. Abrams (“Alias,” “Lost”), Joss Whedon (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Firefly”), Terence Winter (“Boardwalk Empire”), Shawn Ryan (“The Shield”), Damon Lindelof (“Lost,” “The Leftovers”), Janet Tamaro (“Rizzoli & Isles”), Jonathan Nolan (“Person of Interest”), Ronald D. Moore (“Battlestar Galactica,” “Outlander”), Hart Hanson (“Bones”) Matthew Carnahan (“House of Lies”), and many more. Directed by Des Doyle, “Showrunners” is the first ever feature-length documentary to explore the fascinating world of U.S. television showrunners and the creative forces aligned around them.
For more info: “Showrunners” website