Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto lead the ensemble cast of "Star Trek Into Darkness"; Paul Rudd and Paul Giamatti star as two former best friends who reluctantly work together to sell Christmas trees in "All Is Bright"; and Pierce Brosnan is a widower who falls for an unhappily married cancer patient in "Love Is All You Need." These are some of the movies that premiere on demand from Sept. 9 to Sept. 15, 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:
Sept. 10, 2013: "Star Trek Into Darkness" (Same day as DVD), Rated PG-13.
In "Star Trek Into Darkness" (written and directed by J.J. Abrams), a ruthless mastermind known as Khan (Benedict Cumberbatch) declares a one-man war on the Federation. Captain Kirk (played by Chris Pine), Spock (played by Zachary Quinto) and the daring crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise set out on their most explosive manhunt of all time. It will take everything in their arsenal to defend Earth and eliminate Khan’s deadly threat.
For more info: "Star Trek Into Darkness" website
Sept. 10, 2013: "All Is Bright" (Before theatrical release), Rated R.
Paul Giamatti and Paul Rudd star together for the first time in the offbeat, dark comedy “All Is Bright” (formerly titled “Almost Christmas”) from director Phil Morrison. Lie, cheat, steal: It’s all part of the holiday spirit for ex-con Dennis (played by Giamatti) and fast talker Rene (played by Rudd) when they try to make a quick buck selling Christmas trees in New York. For Dennis, it’s a chance to go straight. For his best friend and former partner-in-crime, Rene, it’s a chance to make some easy cash so he can marry Dennis’ ex-wife. But for two not-very-bright guys now stuck together on the cold streets of Brooklyn, this holiday season may bring some of the most unexpected miracles of all
For more info: "All Is Bright" website
Sept. 10, 2013: "Love Is All You Need" (Same day as DVD), Rated R.
Philip (played by Pierce Brosnan), an Englishman living in Denmark, is a lonely, middle-aged widower and an estranged father to a college-age son. Ida (played by Trine Dyrholm) is a Danish hairdresser recuperating from a long bout of cancer and the emotional devastation of her husband leaving her for a younger woman. The fates of these two bruised souls are about to intertwine, as they embark for a trip to Italy to attend the wedding of Philip’s son Patrick and Ida’s daughter Astrid.
For more info: "Love Is All You Need" website
Sept. 10, 2013: "Wish You Were Here" (Same day as DVD), Rated R.
Two couples (played by Joel Edgerton, Felicity Price, Antony Starr and Teresa Palmer) indulge in a carefree Cambodian holiday, but their sun-soaked retreat quickly takes a horrific turn when one of the travelers disappears. As the search ensues, the others return home, racked with guilt and struggling to return to their daily lives. Does one of them hold the answer to the fate of their lost companion? Tightly held secrets from their life-altering trip are brought to light, revealing clues to the whereabouts of their missing friend.
For more info: "Wish You Were Here" website
Sept. 13, 2013: "Sample This" (Same day as theatrical release).
Narrated by Gene Simmons, “Sample This” is the true story of how unknown music producer Michael Viner brought together the greatest studio musicians of the 1970’s to create an album that ultimately went nowhere until the summer of 1973, when DJ Herc took the percussion breaks from that obscure album and extended them by playing them back to back. His beats became an anthem on the streets of the Bronx and ultimately the genre of hip-hop, becoming one of the most sampled tracks in history and used by artists from Will Smith and Missy Elliot to Amy Winehouse and Jay-Z. “Sample This” includes appearances by Ahmir Khalib Thompson (aka Questlove), King Errisson, Jerry Butler, Freda Payne, Grandmaster Caz, Melle Mel, Roosevelt Grier, and Afrika Bambaataa.
For more info: "Sample This" website
Sept. 3, 2013: "Scavengers" (Same day as DVD)
In the sci-fi thriller “Scavengers,” the starship Revelator's crew of deep space scavengers have just discovered something: an alien artifact of mysterious, unimaginable power capable of threatening the balance of the known universe. Fiercely pursued by a rival crew of mercenary killers, who know what the life-altering device can do, the crew fights to protect not only the artifact's missing pieces, but find themselves battling for their lives and the very future of the universe itself. Cast members include Sean Patrick Flanery, Roark Critchlow and Jeremy London.
Sept. 3, 2013: "The Lords of Salem" (Same day as DVD), Rated R.
In "The Lords of Salem" (written and directed by Rob Zombie), rock radio DJ Heidi (played by Sheri Moon Zombie, who is married to Rob Zombie in real life) works at a local radio station. A mysterious wooden box containing a vinyl record arrives for Heidi, a gift of a rock band called the Lords. As Heidi and a co-worker play the Lords' record, it starts to play backwards, and Heidi experiences a flashback to a past trauma.
For more info: "The Lords of Salem" website
Sept. 6, 2013: "Adore" (Same day as theatrical release), Rated R.
Set in an Australian seaside town of otherworldly beauty, the drama "Adore" (formerly titled "Two Mothers") establishes an aura of fable as it follows two lifelong best friends (played by Robin Wright and Naomi Watts) who plunge into uncharted waters when they begin affairs with each other's sons (played by Xavier Samuel and James Frecheville). The movie is an unpredictable tale of misguided love and a heartfelt celebration of the enduring nature of female friendship.
For more info: "Adore" website
Sept. 6, 2013: "All the Boys Love Mandy Lane" (Same day as theatrical release), Rated R.
Mandy Lane (played by Amber Heard) is a beautiful 16-year-old girl whom all the boys in her high school seek to conquer. But one of them was killed in this desperate struggle. Some time later, Mandy is invited to spend the weekend at a family ranch with some of her school mates. But the trip turns to tragedy as more vicious murders begin to happen. "All the Boys Love Mandy Lane" was originally released in 2006 in countries outside the U.S., but legal problems with the movie studio delayed the U.S. release.
For more info: "All the Boys Love Mandy Lane" website
Sept. 6, 2013: "Good Ol' Freda" (Same day as theatrical release), Rated PG.
The documentary "Good Ol' Freda" is the untold story of Freda Kelly, the Beatles' trusted secretary and friend throughout their rise to fame. History notes that The Beatles were together for 10 years, but Freda worked for them for 11. One of few documentaries with the support of the living Beatles, the film offers an insider perspective on the beloved band that changed the music industry.
For more info: "Good Ol' Freda" website
Sept. 6, 2013: "Red Obsession" (Same day as theatrical release), Rated PG.
This documentary (narrated by Russell Crowe) is a film about power, passion, and the game of fine wine. Recently, prices for Bordeaux's prestigious "first growth" red wines – including names like Chateau Lafite-Rothschild, Chateau Margaux and Chateau Latour – have been breaking all records. For better or worse, Bordeaux is hitching itself to a new, infinitely wealthy client: China. "Red Obsession" sets out to explore this phenomenon and the link between China and Bordeaux.
For more info: "Red Obsession" website
Sept. 6, 2013: "The Butcher Boys"
From Kim Henkel, co-writer of 1974’s “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre,” comes this gut-wrenching, non-stop rollercoaster ride through the hellish underbelly of inner-city America. A birthday celebration at an upscale restaurant sets in motion events that bring a group of friends face to face with the macabre world of cannibals, the Butcher Boys. The Butcher Boys are international predators who deal in human flesh — dead or alive. The cast includes Ali Faulkner, Johnny Walters, Derek Lee Nixon, Tory Tompkins, Gregory Kelly