Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Carey Mulligan in the latest movie adaptation of "The Great Gatsby"; Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson and Anthony Mackie in a real-life story of bungling, body-building criminals in "Pain & Gain"; and Craig Robinson and Kerry Washington as a couple meeting her family for the first time in "Peeples." These are some of the movies that premiere on demand from Aug. 26 to Sept. 1, 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:
Aug. 27, 2013: "The Great Gatsby" (Same day as DVD; weeks before Netflix and Redbox releases; available in 3-D), Rated PG-13.
“The Great Gatsby” follows would-be writer Nick Carraway (played by Tobey Maguire) as he leaves the Midwest and comes to New York City in the spring of 1922, an era of loosening morals, glittering jazz, bootleg kings and sky-rocketing stocks. Chasing his own American Dream, Nick lands next door to a mysterious, party-giving millionaire, Jay Gatsby (played by Leonardo DiCaprio), and across the bay from his cousin Daisy (played by Carey Mulligan) and her philandering, blue-blooded husband, Tom Buchanan (played by Joel Edgerton). It is thus that Nick is drawn into the captivating world of the super rich, their illusions, loves and deceits. As Nick bears witness, within and without of the world he inhabits, he pens a tale of impossible love, incorruptible dreams and high-octane tragedy, and holds a mirror to our own modern times and struggles.
For more info: "The Great Gatsby" website
Aug. 27, 2013: "Pain & Gain" (Same day as DVD), Rated R.
From director Michael Bay comes “Pain and Gain,” an action comedy starring Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson and Anthony Mackie. The movie is based on the unbelievable true story of a group of personal trainers in 1990s Miami who, in pursuit of the American Dream, get caught up in a criminal enterprise that goes horribly wrong.
For more info: "Pain & Gain" website
Aug. 27, 2013: "Peeples" (Before DVD, Netflix and Redbox releases), Rated PG-13.
Sparks fly when Wade Walker (played by Craig Robinson) crashes the preppy Peeples annual reunion in the Hamptons to ask for their precious daughter Grace's (played by Kerry Washington) hand in marriage. Wade might be a fish-out-of-water among this seemingly perfect East Coast clan (played by David Alan Grier, S. Epatha Merkerson, Kali Hawk and Tyler James Williams), but he’s not about to let himself flounder. Instead, in a wild weekend of fun, dysfunction and hilarious surprises, Wade is about to discover there’s room for all kinds of Peeples in this family, no matter their differences. Writer and first-time director Tina Gordon Chism joins forces with Tyler Perry to present a laugh-out-loud look at the family ties that freak us out but bind us together with love.
For more info: "Peeples" website
Aug. 27, 2013: "At Any Price" (Same day as DVD), Rated R.
In the competitive world of modern agriculture, ambitious Henry Whipple (played by Dennis Quaid) wants his rebellious son Dean (played by Zac Efron) to help expand his family’s farming empire. However, Dean has his sights set on becoming a professional race car driver. When a high-stakes investigation into their business is exposed, father and son are pushed into an unexpected crisis that threatens the family’s entire livelihood.
For more info: "At Any Price" website
Aug. 27, 2013: "Kon-Tiki" (Same day as DVD), Rated PG-13.
This feature film is based on the true story about legendary explorer Thor Heyerdahl and his epic crossing of the Pacific on a balsa wood raft in 1947. The movie's cast includes Pål Sverre Hagen, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Tobias Santelmann, Gustaf Skarsgård, Odd-Magnus Williamson, Jakob Oftebro and Agnes Kittelsen.
For more info: "Kon-Tiki" website
Aug. 27, 2013: "A Company Man"
In this South Korean action drama, Hyeong-Do (played by So Ji-Sub) is an assassin for a company that masquerades as a metal trading company. One day, he takes on a job partnering with a man named Hyun-Yi, whom is he is to kill afterwards. Hyun-Yi asks Hyeong-Do to give money to his family. Hyeong-Do visits Hyun-Yi's home where he meets Hyun-Yi's wife Su-Yeon (played by Lee Mi-Yeon ). Su-Yeon is a former singer whom Hyeong-Do admired in the past. Guilt, an unknown feeling up to this point for Hyeong-Do, begins take over Hyeong-Do. When Hyeong-Do's company realizes that Hyeong-Do hasn't taken out Hyun-Yi as planned, Hyeong-Do becomes quickly becomes their target.
For more info: "A Company Man" website
Aug. 27, 2013: "I'm Me"
This drama/romance features magnetic performances and a mood reminiscent of the films of Gus Van Sant. Mentally ill teenager Ryan decides to risk it all for the chance at confidence and love by abandoning his medication and embarking on an unpredictable journey that ultimately redefines him. A stylish and daring drama about taking chances and reinventing yourself. Starring Cameron Miller-Desart, Megan Fitzpatrick, Joseph Whitmarsh, Brian Boush and Erinn Sullivan.
Aug. 27, 2013: "Rewind This!"
"Rewind This!" is a documentary that explores the enormous cultural and historical impact of the VHS tape. Featuring interviews with filmmakers, including Atom Egoyan, Mamoru Oshii, and Jason Eisener, distributors, store owners and rabid tape collectors, the 2013 SWSW Festival hit film traces the many ways home video altered the cultural landscape. Offering a wealth of weird and wild titles, home video transformed the viewing habits and tastes of a generation of audiences. The doc’s look at the home video revolution is enlightening, funny and totally entertaining.
For more info: "Rewind This!" website
Aug. 27, 2013: "The Legend of Fritton's Gold" (Before DVD release)
“The Legend of Fritton’s Gold” tells of the adventure of a group of British boarding school girls as they go on the hunt for buried treasure after discovering that headmistress Miss Fritton (played Rupert Everett, who reprises his “St. Trinian’s” character) is related to a famous pirate. This comedy’s cast also includes Colin Firth, David Tennant, Gemma Arterton and Juno Temple. The movie was released in the U.K. in 2009 under the title "St. Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold."
For more info: "The Legend of Fritton's Gold" website
Aug. 29, 2013: "Bad Milo!" (Before theatrical release), Rated R.
In this horror comedy, the life of a man named Duncan (played by Ken Marino) is tormented by a manipulative, crooked boss (played by Patrick Warburton), a nagging mother (played by Mary Kay Place), a deadbeat New Age dad (played by Stephen Root), and a sweet, yet pressuring, wife (played by Gillian Jacobs). Hhis mounting stress starts to trigger an insufferable gastrointestinal reaction. Out of ideas and at the end of his rope, Duncan seeks the help of a hypnotherapist (played by Peter Stormare), who helps him discover the root of his unusual stomach pain: a pint-sized demon living in his intestine that, triggered by excessive anxiety, forces its way out and slaughters the people who have angered him. Out of fear that his intestinal gremlin may target its wrath on the wrong person, Duncan attempts to befriend it, naming it Milo, and indulging it to keep its seemingly insatiable appetite at bay.
For more info: "Bad Milo!" website
Aug. 30, 2013: "I Declare War" (Same day as theatrical release), Rated TV-MA.
Every day after school, two groups of 13-year old friends play "war" in a local forest. One afternoon, the game gets a little out of hand. One side's commander, the brilliant tactician PK Sullivan, is clever, ruthless, and committed to the traditional military ideals of leadership, loyalty and victory. PK's clear-cut world is complicated when Skinner, a loose cannon and enemy soldier, kidnaps PK's best friend, Kwon, and holds him prisoner. With overtones of "Lord of the Flies," "I Declare War" is a parable reflecting not only events broadcast nightly on newscasts throughout the world, but a chilling depiction of the capacity for youth to take charge and to win at all costs.
For more info: "I Declare War" website