James McAvoy is a dysfunctional cop who wants a promotion in the dark comedy "Filth." The life story of pinup icon Bettie Page is explored in the documentary "Bettie Page Reveals All." Macon Blair stars in the revenge story "Blue Ruin." These are among the films that premiere on demand from April 21 to April 27, 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:
April 22, 2014: "Bettie Page Reveals All"(Same day as DVD), Rated R.
The documentary "Bettie Page Reveals All" is the exclusive, authorized film biography of pinup icon Bettie Page with her full participation. The movie includes never-before-revealed audio interviews with Page, as well previously unseen photos and archive footage.
For more info: "Bettie Page Reveals All" website
April 22, 2014: "City Baby"
"City Baby" marinates on themes of class, love, and friendship. Cloey and her friends, who are in their 20s, meander through their self-absorbed youth. Eventually Cloey's cruise-control lifestyle begins to collapse when a troubled relationship with a jealous boyfriend hits the skids, her ambitious best friend wants to move away and daddy's checkbook threatens to be closed. This is what growing up looks like when you're already a grown-up.
For more info: "City Baby" website
April 22, 2014: "Olympia"
In this sexy and stylish drama, a young actress enters the adult film world and prepares for a role that will make her a star. In Spanish with English subtitles. (Amazon Instant Video premiere.)
April 22, 2014: “Southern Belles”
Anna Faris and Laura Breckenridge play Belle and Bell, two trailer-trash Georgian zeroes desperate for adventure who hatch a nutty get-rich-quick scheme. Just as they are on their way to securing a nest egg, their plans begin to unravel when Bell falls for a handsome local policeman named Rhett Butler. (Amazon Instant Video premiere.)
April 24, 2014: "Filth" (Before theatrical release), Rated R.
Detective Sergeant Bruce Robertson (played by James McAvoy) wants a promotion. He is clearly the best man for the job; the rest of his colleagues are just idiots. Annoyingly, there's been a murder and Bruce's boss wants results. No problem for Bruce. He's in control and when he solves the case and wins the promotion, his wife will return to him. No problem. But is life that simple? Is Bruce the man he really thinks he is? The tragic, hilarious and memorable answers unfold in “Filth.” Also starring Jamie Bell, Eddie Marsan, Jim Broadbent and Imogen Poots.
For more info: "Filth" website
April 25, 2014: "Gambit" (Same day as theatrical release), Rated PG-13.
This movie is a remake of the 1966 British caper comedy which starred Michael Caine and Shirley MacLaine. Starring Colin Firth and Cameron Diaz, this "Gambit" remake (written by Joel and Ethan Coen) centers on Harry Deane (played by Firth), a London art curator who enlists a Texas rodeo queen (played by Diaz) in a scheme to con the richest man in England. Also starring Alan Rickman, Sir Tom Courtenay and Stanley Tucci. This "Gambit" remake was released in the U.K. in 2012.
For more info: "Gambit" website
April 25, 2014: “Blue Ruin” (Same day as theatrical release), Rated R.
“Blue Ruin” is a classic American revenge story that follows a mysterious outsider (played by Macon Blair) whose quiet life is turned upside down when he returns to his childhood home to carry out an act of vengeance. Proving himself an amateur assassin, he winds up in a brutal fight to protect his estranged family. Also starring Devin Ratray, Amy Hargreaves, Kevin Kolack, Eve Plumb, David W. Thompson, Brent Weizner, Stacy Rock and Sidne Anderson.
For more info: "Blue Ruin" website
April 25, 2014: “Next Goal Wins” (Same day as theatrical release)
This documentary follows the American Samoa soccer team — FIFA’s lowest ranked team for 17 years — which had not won a single competitive game and scored only twice in nearly two decades. Dutch coach Thomas Rongen takes on the daunting challenge of leading the team to the grueling 2014 World Cup Qualification matches with the hope of finally winning their first ever competitive match.
For more info: "Next Goal Wins" website