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The week ahead: 'Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit,' 'Non-Stop,' 'Lullaby' and more

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Chris Pine stars in the spy thriller "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit." Liam Neeson tries to save a hijacked plane in "Non-Stop." Amy Adams, Richard Jenkins and Garrett Hedlund star in the euthanasia drama "Lullaby." Those are among the movies that premiere on demand from June 9 to June 15, 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:

June 10, 2014: “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit” (Same day as DVD), Rated PG-13.

Based on the CIA analyst created by espionage master Tom Clancy, “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit” is a blistering action thriller that follows Ryan (played by Chris Pine) from his quiet double life as a veteran-turned-Wall Street executive to his all-out initiation as a hunted American agent on the trail of a massive terrorist plot in Moscow. Ryan appears to be just another New York executive to his friends and loved ones, but his enlistment into the CIA secretly goes back years. Caught between his tight-lipped handler Harper (played by Kevin Costner), his in-the-dark fiancée Cathy (played by Keira Knightley) and a brilliant Russian oligarch (played by Kenneth Branagh), Jack must confront a new reality where no one can seem to be trusted, yet the fate of millions rests on his finding the truth.

For more info: "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit" website

June 10, 2014: "Non-Stop" (Same day as DVD; weeks before Netflix and Redbox releases), Rated PG-13.

Liam Neeson stars in "Non-Stop,"a suspense thriller played out at 40,000 feet in the air. During a transatlantic flight from New York City to London, U.S. Air Marshal Bill Marks (played by Neeson) receives a series of cryptic text messages demanding that he instruct the airline to transfer $150 million into an off-shore account. Until he secures the money, a passenger on his flight will be killed every 20 minutes. Also starring Julianne Moore, Michelle Dockery, Nate Parker, Anson Mount, Lupita Nyong'o and Scoot McNairy.

For more info: "Non-Stop" website

June 10, 2014: “A Wife Alone”

“A Wife Alone” is a dark psychological thriller about an ill-fated marriage in the suburbs of upstate New York. The plot centers around Jane, an attractive young bride who marries a naïve investment banker named Park, desperate to marry before his 30th birthday. The young, ostensibly happy couple buys a quaint house in a nice neighborhood and settles into the suburban dream before a visit to Park's godparents, Steve and Holly, sends their idyllic existence into a desperate tailspin. Starring Genevieve Hudson, Ashley Springer, Sean Patrick Reilly, Catherine Curtin, Alesandra Assante and Mark Blum.

For more info: "A Wife Alone" website

June 10, 2014: "Repentance" (Weeks before DVD, Netflix and Redbox releases), Rated R.

Years after a drunken car crash that almost took his life, Tommy Carter (played by Anthony Mackie) has reinvented himself as a therapist/spiritual advisor who advocates a synthesis of world religions and positivity. He's parlayed this vocation into a successful book release that one day draws the attention of Angel Sanchez (played by Forest Whitaker), a profoundly troubled man fixated on the "untimely" death of his mother. When Carter takes on Sanchez as a personal client in an effort to raise funds for his indebted brother Ben (played by Mike Epps), things quickly take a turn for the worse. Angel needs much more than a simple life coach.

For more info: "Repentance" website

June 10, 2014: "Tim's Vermeer" (Same day as DVD), Rated PG-13.

Tim Jenison, a Texas based inventor, attempts to solve one of the greatest mysteries in all art: How did 17th century Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer ("Girl with a Pearl Earring") manage to paint so photo-realistically, 150 years before the invention of photography? In this documentary, Jenison embarks on to test his theory is as extraordinary as what he discovers. Spanning eight years, Jenison's adventure takes him to Delft, Holland, where Vermeer painted his masterpieces, on a pilgrimage to the North coast of Yorkshire to meet artist David Hockney, and even to Buckingham Palace to see a Vermeer masterpiece in the collection of the Queen.

For more info: "Tim's Vermeer" website

June 10, 2014: “Granny's Got Game”

"Granny's Got Game" is a documentary film about a senior women's basketball team in North Carolina. These six fiercely competitive women in their 70s battle physical limitations and skepticism to keep doing what they love. The film follows them for a year as they compete for another National Senior Games championship. After two decades together, these women are more than a team; they are a family.

For more info: "Granny's Got Game" website

June 13, 2014: “Hellion” (Same day as theatrical release), Rated TV-MA.

Obsessed with heavy metal, dirt-bike racing and partaking in the occasional act of vandalism with his band of delinquents, the behavior of 13-year-old Jacob Wilson (played by Josh Wiggins) has begun to raise concerns around town, especially when it starts to involve his younger brother Wes (played by Deke Garner). While the boys’ father, Hollis (played by Aaron Paul), loves his sons, he is still reeling from the loss of their mother, spending more time drowning his sorrows at the local bar and working on his damaged beach house than being an active parent. When the local authorities catch wind of the increasingly volatile situation, Wes is taken into custody by his Aunt Pam (played by Juliette Lewis), leaving Jacob and Hollis to fend for themselves. In Wes’ absence, Jacob becomes increasingly obsessed with two things: winning a local motocross championship and getting his brother back.

For more info: "Hellion" website

June 13, 2014: “Lullaby” (Before theatrical release), Rated TV-MA.

A man who's estranged from his family receives word that his father has chosen to take himself off life support within 48 hours. Starring Garrett Hedlund, Richard Jenkins, Amy Adams, Jennifer Hudson, Terrence Howard, Jessica Brown Findlay and Jessica Barden.

For more info: "Lullaby" website

June 13, 2014: “Witching and Bitching” (Same day as theatrical release)

When a bank heist in the city doesn’t all go according to plan, José and Tony find themselves in possession of some hostages and speeding through the mountains of Spain, hoping to quietly slip over the border. Not wanting to give up his custody days to his ex-wife, José has also brought his son along, for both the robbery and the ride. Little do they know that this is only the beginning of their troubles. When they decide to make a stop in a small tavern in the Basque countryside, the group encounters a series of local wackos. Falling victim to a mysterious spell, they soon find themselves the honored guests of a fractured family of witches who are preparing for an ancient ritual. Starring Hugo Silva, Mario Casas, Pepón Nieto, Carolina Bang, Terele Pávez, Jaime Ordóñez. In Spanish with English subtitles.

For more info: "Witching and Bitching" website

June 13, 2014: “The Human Race” (Same day as theatrical release)

Eighty strangers from all walks of life are ripped out of their daily lives and forced to participate in a brutal race to the death. The rules are simple; follow the arrows or you will die, step on the grass and you will die, get lapped twice and you will die. Only one participant will survive. Race or die. There can only be one winner, but who will survive and for what purpose? Starring Paul McCarthy-Boyington, Eddie McGee, Trista Robinson, T. Arthur Cottam and Brianna Lauren Jackson.

For more info: "The Human Race" website

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