The week of December 31, 2012 to January 6, 2013 is unusually light on new premieres for movies on demand. The only major release this week is "Looper," the sci-fi flick starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis. The movie's premiere date on demand is December 31, 2012. (Check with your cable or satellite provider for a lineup of on-demand channels on your system.)
December 31, 2012: "Looper" (Same day as DVD) Rated R.
"Looper" is a sci-fi thriller that takes place primarily in the year 2044, when time travel is possible. Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays Joe Simmons, a "looper," which is an assassin hired by the mafia to go back in the past and kill someone. Joe soon finds out that he's the target of his own "looper" hit when his future self from 30 years in the future (played Bruce Willis) has been sent to kill him, in what is known as "closing the loop." It's then a race against time as the older Joe Simmons aims to complete his murderous assignment and young Joe Simmons fights to stay alive. Emily Blunt co-stars as a woman who plays a role in determining Joe Simmons' fate.
For more info: "Looper" website
January 1, 2013: "The Other Dream Team" (Weeks before DVD, Netflix and Redbox releases) Rated TV-MA.
"The Other Dream Team" is a documentary about the Lithuania national basketball team's experience at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona. The movie also documents the Lithuanians' experiences behind the Iron Curtain, where elite athletes were subjected to brutalities of Communist rule.
For more info: "The Other Dream Team" website