Jesse Eisenberg and Mia Wasikowska star in the psychological drama "The Double." Reese Witherspoon and Colin Firth play two people caught up in a real-life murder case in "Devil's Knot." Nicolas Cage stars in the action thriller "Rage" (also known as "Tokarev"). Clark Gregg stars as an ambitious talent agent in the dramedy "Trust Me," which was written and directed by Gregg. These are among the films that premiere on demand from May 5 to May 11, 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:
May 6, 2014: “Veronica Mars” (Same day as DVD; cable TV VOD premiere), Rated PG-13.
A new case draws amatuer detective Veronica Mars (played by Kristen Bell) back to her hometown of Neptune, California, just in time for her 10-year high school reunion. Based on the TV series "Veronica Mars." Also starring Jason Dohring, Enrico Colantoni, Percy Daggs III, Chris Lowell, Francis Capra, Krysten Ritter, Gaby Hoffmann and Daran Norris.
For more info: "Veronica Mars" website
May 6, 2014: “Anna” (Same day as theatrical release), Rated R.
In this psychological thriller (formerly titled "Mindscape"), a man with the ability to enter peoples' memories takes on the case of a brilliant, troubled 16-year-old girl to determine whether she is a sociopath or a victim of trauma. Starring Brian Cox, Taissa Farmiga, Mark Strong and Indira Varma.
For more info: "Anna" website
May 6, 2014: “Trust Me” (Before theatrical release), Rated R.
“Trust Me” tells the sharp, comic story of Howard Holloway (played by Clark Gregg, who wrote and directed “Trust Me”), a down-on-his luck agent for child actors and truly one the last good guys left in Hollywood. After discovering a 13-year-old acting prodigy (played by Saxon Sharbino), he is poised to close the deal of a lifetime which would catapult his tween client and, at long last, himself, into the big time. With the support of his gorgeous new neighbor (played by Amanda Peet), he must wrangle the actress' volatile, overprotective father, dodge a scheming producer (played by Felicity Huffman), and outwit his uber-slick nemesis (played by Sam Rockwell). As he arrives on the brink of the Hollywood dream that's eluded him for a lifetime, he begins to sense that his innocent young starlet may not be quite what she seems.
For more info: "Trust Me" website
May 6, 2014: “The Rescuers” (Before theatrical release)
“The Rescuers” is a documentary that uncovers the largely unknown stories of 13 heroic diplomats who, at tremendous personal cost, saved tens of thousands of Jews during World War II. The film is narrated by Stephanie Nyombayire, a young Rwandan anti-genocide activist who lost 100 members of her family in the Rwandan Genocide of the 1990s, and Sir Martin Gilbert, the renowned Holocaust historian, who travel across the world interviewing survivors and descendants of the diplomats. Nyombayire and Gilbert explore and contemplate the past in a quest, in part, to understand what should be done to stop the ongoing genocide in Darfur and elsewhere.
For more info: "The Rescuers" website
May 6, 2014: “Jay & Silent Bob's Super Groovy Cartoon Movie”
Stoner slackers Jay and Silent Bob hit the lottery jackpot and use their cash windfall to become crime-fighting superheroes. Starring the voices of Kevin Smith, Jason Mewes, Eliza Dushku and Jon Lovitz.
For more info: "Jay & Silent Bob's Super Groovy Cartoon Movie" website
May 6, 2014: “An Affair of the Heart”
"An Affair of the Heart" is an award-winning feature documentary about pop icon Rick Springfield and his ardently loyal fan base. Directed/produced by Emmy-winning filmmaker Sylvia Caminer, this documentary not only brings us face-to-face with Springfield, but also sheds light on his most fervent fans, casting a non-judgmental, unflinching eye on what makes his fans as passionate about him today as they were when "Jessie’s Girl" was No. 1 in 1981.
For more info: "An Affair of the Heart" website
May 6, 2014: “Made in India”
"Made in India" is a feature-length documentary film about the human experiences behind the phenomena of "outsourcing" surrogate mothers to India. Weaving together personal stories within the context of a growing international industry, the film follows the journey of an infertile American couple, an Indian surrogate and the reproductive outsourcing business that brings them together. “Made in India” reveals the complicated clash of reproductive technology, families in crisis and choice from a global perspective.
For more info: "Made in India" website
May 8, 2014: “Clutter”
A family with a hoarder mother must clean their home or face eviction. Starring Joshua Leonard, Carol Kane, Natasha Lyonne, Halley Feiffer, Maria Dizzia, Dan Hedaya and Kathy Najimy.
For more info: "Clutter" website
May 8, 2014: “All Cheerleaders Die” (Before theatrical release)
A rebel girl signs up a group of cheerleaders to help her take down the captain of their high school football team, but a supernatural turn of events thrusts the girls into a different battle. Starring Caitlin Stasey, Sianoa Smit-McPhee and Brooke Butler.
For more info: "All Cheerleaders Die" website
May 9, 2014: “Devil’s Knot” (Same day as theatrical release), Rated TV-14.
Reese Witherspoon and Colin Firth star in this gripping film, directed by Atom Egoyan and based on the true story of the murder of three young boys in West Memphis, Arkansas, and the murder trial that shocked the nation. The police identify three teens, aka the West Memphis Three, as committing the murders during a satanic ritual, but the truth may be scarier as a mother (played by Witherspoon) and investigator (played by Firth) suspect all is not as it appears.
For more info: "Devil's Knot" website
May 9, 2014: “The Double” (Same day as theatrical release), Rated R.
In “The Double” (directed by Richard Ayoade), Simon James (played by Jesse Eisenberg) is a timid office clerk working in an ominous government organization. He is overlooked by his boss (played by Wallace Shawn) and colleagues, scorned by his mother, and ignored by Hannah (played by Mia Wasikowska), the lovely copy room girl he pines for. Undermined and undervalued everywhere he turns, it seems that his directionless life couldn’t get any worse — until the arrival of James Simon, his new co-worker. James is both Simon's exact physical double and his opposite — confident, charismatic and seductive with women. To Simon's horror, James slowly starts taking over his life.
For more info: "The Double" website
May 9, 2014: “Friended to Death” (One week after theatrical release), Rated R.
“Friended to Death” charts the extremes to which a desperate Facebook junkie will go in order to figure out who his true friends are. Laced with satire, this tongue-in-cheek bro-mantic comedy tells the story of obnoxious Los Angeles parking enforcement officer Michael Harris (played by Ryan Hansen). After being fired from his dream job and ditched by his best friend (played by Zach McGowan), Michael begins to question whether anyone would care if he died. So with the help of his pushover ex-coworker Emile (played by James Immekus), Michael does what any social media-obsessed loner would do: He fakes his death online to see who will show up at his funeral. In just hours, Michael's fake death post attracts a promising 22 “Likes.” Giddy and eager to milk the prank, Michael convinces Emile to help him stage a faux memorial service. But as plans start taking shape, Michael's reality gradually implodes, forcing him to reconsider what it means to be a "friend" in today’s hyper-connected world of social media.
For more info: "Friended to Death" website
May 9, 2014: “Don Peyote” (Before theatrical release), Rated TV-MA.
A midlife crisis over his upcoming wedding sends 32-year-old unemployed stoner Warren Allman on the drug trip of a lifetime in this off-the-wall comedy starring Dan Fogler, Josh Duhamel, Jay Baruchel and a host of celebrity cameos. Fueled by vivid apocalyptic dreams, Warren becomes obsessed with doomsday theories and decides to make a documentary on the subject while his fiancé is busy planning their wedding. Fogler and Michael Canzoniero co-wrote and co-directed “Don Peyote.”
For more info: "Don Peyote" website
May 9, 2014: “Rage” (Before theatrical release; cable TV exclusive VOD premiere), Rated TV-MA.
In this action thriller (which is also known as "Tokarev"), Nicolas Cage plays reformed criminal Paul Maguire, who rounds up his old crew and seeks his own brand of justice when the Russian mob kidnaps his daughter Vanessa (played by Rachel Nichols). Also starring Peter Stormare, Danny Glover, Max Ryan and Judd Lormand.