Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, David Spade and Kevin James return for the comedy sequel "Grown Ups 2"; Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson play two recently laid-off watch salesmen who are hoping to land a job at Google in the comedy "The Internship"; and Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx battle terrorists invade the White House in the action thriller "White House Down." These are some of the movies that premiere on demand from Nov. 4 to Nov. 10, 2013. (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:
Nov. 5, 2013: "Grown Ups 2" (Same day as DVD), Rated PG-13.
The all-star comedy cast from "Grown Ups" returns (with some new additions) for more summertime laughs. Lenny (played by Adam Sandler) has relocated his family back to the small town where he and his friends grew up. This time around, the grown ups are the ones learning lessons from their kids on a day notoriously full of surprises: the last day of school. The movie's cast also includes Chris Rock, Kevin James, David Spade, Salma Hayek, Maria Bello, Maya Rudolph and Taylor Lautner.
For more info: "Grown Ups 2" website
Nov. 5, 2013: "The Internship" (Weeks before Netflix and Redbox releases), Rated PG-13.
Billy (played by Vince Vaughn) and Nick (played by Owen Wilson) are watch salesmen whose careers have been torpedoed by the digital world. Trying to prove they are not obsolete, they defy the odds by talking their way into a coveted internship at Google, along with a battalion of brilliant college students. But, gaining entrance to this utopia is only half the battle. Now they must compete with a group of the nation’s most elite, tech-savvy geniuses to prove that necessity really is the mother of re-invention.
For more info: "The Internship" website
Nov. 5, 2013: "White House Down" (Same day as DVD), Rated PG-13.
Capitol Policeman John Cale (played by Channing Tatum) has just been denied his dream job with the Secret Service of protecting President James Sawyer (played by Jamie Foxx). Not wanting to let down his little girl with the news, he takes her on a tour of the White House, when the complex is overtaken by a heavily armed paramilitary group. Now, with the nation’s government falling into chaos and time running out, it's up to Cale to save the president, his daughter, and the country.
For more info: "White House Down" website
Nov. 5, 2013: "The Way, Way Back" (Weeks before Netflix and DVD releases), Rated PG-13.
During a vacation in a Northeast beach town, a lonely teenage boy named Duncan (played by Liam James), comes into his own over the course of a summer through an unlikely friendship with the manager of a local water park (played by Sam Rockwell). Duncan’s mother, Pam (played by Toni Collette), alienates her young son through her determined efforts to make her relationship work with her carousing boyfriend (played by Steve Carell) whose disingenuous attempts to build a family are immediately transparent to Duncan.
For more info: "The Way, Way Back" website
Nov. 5, 2013: "Parkland" (Same day as DVD), Rated PG-13.
Recounting the chaotic events that occurred in Dallas, Texas on Nov. 22, 1963, Parkland weaves together the perspectives of a handful of ordinary individuals suddenly thrust into extraordinary circumstances: the young doctors and nurses at Parkland Hospital; Dallas’ chief of the Secret Service; an unwitting cameraman who captured what became the most watched and examined film in history; the FBI agents who nearly had the gunman within their grasp; the brother of Lee Harvey Oswald, left to deal with his shattered family; and JFK’s security team, witnesses to both the president’s death and Vice President Lyndon Johnson’s rise to power over a nation whose innocence was forever altered. Starring Paul Giamatti, Zac Efron, Marcia Gay Harden, Billy Bob Thornton, Jacki Weaver, James Badge Dale and Ron Livingston.
For more info: "Parkland" website
Nov. 5, 2013: "Journey to the Christmas Star" (Same day as DVD)
A courageous girl sets out on a hazardous journey to find the Christmas Star in order to free the kingdom from a curse and bring back a long lost princess, but some mighty foes try to stop her. A Christmas adventure for the whole family set in a magnificent winter.
For more info: "Journey to the Christmas Star" website
Nov. 5, 2013: "Sunset Strip" (Before DVD release)
This documentary film (not to be confused with the 2000 feature-film drama of the same name) is about the famous Sunset Strip in Los Angeles/West Hollywood features interview with Tom Arnold, Dita Von Teese, Pamela Des Barres, Hugh Hefner, Slash, Duff McKagan, Dave Navarro, Billy Corgan, Ozzy Osbourne, Alice Cooper, Keanu Reeves, Johnny Depp and Len Fagan.
For more info: "Sunset Strip" website
Nov. 5, 2013: "Underdogs" (Four days after theatrical release)
“Underdogs” is based on inspirational true events of a high school football team no one expected to succeed. In small town America, high school football provides its players a possible ticket to a bigger world and the community a source of pride. Filmed in Canton, Ohio, the Knights are a lousy team who've become a target for jokes. When down on his luck Coach DeAntonio (played by D.B. Sweeney) arrives, he pushes the boys to see their potential, while a hometown bartender (played by Natalie Imbruglia) tries to reopen his guarded heart. When quarterback Bobby Burkett (played by Logan Huffman) falls in love with a cheerleader (played by Maddie Hasson) from a rival team, it enrages their star John Handon (played by Charlie Carver). Meanwhile, Bobby's father (played by William Mapother) is battling Handon’s dad (played by Richard Portnow), whose crooked corporation is suing him over his own invention.
For more info: "Underdogs" website
Nov. 5, 2013: "A Year in Burgundy"
In this documentary, experience a year in the life of a bottle of burgundy with French wine importer Martine Saunier as a guide in this thoroughly engaging documentary that traces the hard work and dedication required to produce some of the most famous wine in the world. Divided into four sections, the film plays out against a backdrop of spring showers, drought, heat wave, harvest moons and the damp cold of winter, following wine makers who shape the flavor and style of the wines they lovingly craft. Each vintage is a time capsule, a bottled piece of history of a very specific year, with its particular weather pattern, its crises and its triumphs.
For more info: "A Year in Burgundy" website
Nov. 5, 2013: "Boy"
The year is 1984, and on the rural East Coast of New Zealand. Michael Jackson's "Thriller" is changing kids' lives. Boy, a young dreamer obsessed with Jackson, lives with his brother and cousins and dreams of his long-lost father, who was sent to prison for robbery not long after Boy was born. When his father returns home after seven years away, Boy is forced to confront the man he thought he remembered and learn to get along without the hero he had been hoping he would get.
For more info: "Boy" website
Nov. 5, 2013: "Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet"
When doctors diagnosed 19-year-old rock star Jason Becker with Lou Gehrig's Disease, they said he wouldn't live to see his 25th birthday, nor ever make music again. Twenty-two years later, without the ability to move or to speak, Jason is alive and making music with his eyes. This moving doc tells the incredible story of a guitar legend who refuses to give up on his dreams despite the most incredible odds.
For more info: "Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet" website
Nov. 5, 2013: "The Perfect Wedding"
Christmas is approaching, and Paul's adopted sister Alana is coming home for the holidays. This won't be just a regular family celebration, as she's recently engaged and the weekend will be spent planning her June wedding with her best friends Roy and Vicki. Problem is that Roy is Paul's ex-boyfriend, and the two young men haven't seen each other since their very messy breakup. Nervous about seeing his ex again, Roy talks his good friend Gavin into joining him for the weekend, and pretending to be his new boyfriend. When Paul and Gavin meet, sparks of attraction fly, but Gavin thinks Roy's still hung up on Paul.
For more info: "The Perfect Wedding" website
Nov. 5, 2013: "The Paw Project"
“The Paw Project” documentary is an inspiring story of a grassroots movement to protect felines, both large and small, from the cruelty of declawing and how the movement has prevailed, despite the efforts of well-funded professional veterinary associations. In the United States today, approximately 25 percent of domesticated cats are declawed. Declawing is the amputation of the last bone in a cat's toes. Despite the physical and behavioral harm inflicted on cats that are declawed, many veterinarians continue to recommend the procedure, which costs upwards of $1,200 per hour – even for very young kittens. “The Paw Project” documentary chronicles the happy and unexpected twist of fate that led to the protection of many animals through the grassroots advocacy efforts led by the Paw Project.
For more info: "The Paw Project" website
Nov. 6, 2013: "A Case of You" (Same day as theatrical release), Rated TV-14.
A young writer (played by Justin Long) woos a cute and quirky barista (played by Evan Rachel Wood) by creating an embellished online profile. When she falls for his alter ego, he must keep up the act or lose his dream girl. "A Case of You" features a cast of cameo performers including Peter Dinklage, Sam Rockwell, Vince Vaughn and Sienna Miller.
For more info: "A Case of You" website
Nov. 8, 2013: "How I Live Now" (Same day as theatrical release), Rated R.
Daisy (played by Saoirse Ronan), a teenager from New York, is sent to the English countryside for the summer to stay with cousins. She soon immerses herself in a dreamy pastoral idyll as she falls madly in love with Eddie (played by George MacKay), until their perfect summer is blown apart by the sudden outbreak of a 21st century world war. Along with Eddie’s younger siblings, Isaac (played by Tom Holland) and Piper (played by Harley Bird), they are left in isolation and forced to fend for themselves. When they are violently separated Daisy must embark on a terrifying journey in order to be reunited with the boy she loves. Eddie is never far from Daisy’s mind but as her journey to find him becomes more desperate, the idea of what she may or may not find consumes her consciousness and haunts her soul.
For more info: "How I Live Now" website
Nov. 8, 2013: "The Motel Life" (Same day as theatrical release), Rated R.
"The Motel Life" explores the intense bond between two brothers living on the fringes of Reno, Nev. They grew up dependent on each other and their big imaginations to escape the challenges of their transient life. When the brothers are involved in a fatal accident, it forces them to choose between running or facing reality. It's a story of brotherhood, shared dreams and the redemptive power of hope. Starring Emile Hirsch, Stephen Dorff, Dakota Fanning and Kris Kristofferson.
For more info: "The Motel Life" website
Nov. 8, 2013: "The Starving Games" (Same day as theatrical release), Rated PG-13.
This comedy spoof of "The Hunger Games" movie is from writers/directors Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer, who made "Meet the Spartans" and "Vampires Suck." Maiara Walsh, Brant Daugherty and Cody Christian are among the cast of "The Starving Games."
For more info: "The Starving Games" website