Brad Pitt stars in apocalyptic zombie thriller in "World War Z"; Emma Watson leads a cast portraying the real-life story of teenage burglars in "The Bling Ring"; and Jason Bateman is part of an ensemble cast about the dark side of the Internet in "Disconnect." These are some of the movies that premiere on demand from Sept. 16 to Sept. 22, 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. 17, 2013: "World War Z" (Same day as DVD), Rated PG-13.
This tense and thrilling film follows former United Nations investigator Gerry Lane (played by Brad Pitt) as he helps stop the chaotic pandemic that has gripped populations around the world. "World War Z" features stunning visual effects and edge-of-your-seat action and suspense that take the Zombie apocalypse phenomenon to a more extreme and electrifying level
For more info: "World War Z" website
Sept. 17, 2013: "The Bling Ring" (Same day as DVD), Rated R.
"The Bling Ring," inspired by real events, follows a group of teenagers who take part in a string of celebrity burglaries. The movie was directed by Sofia Coppola, and the cast includes Emma Watson, Leslie Mann, Israel Broussard, Taissa Farmiga, and Katie Chang.
For more info: "The Bling Ring" website
Sept. 17, 2013: "Disconnect" (Same day as DVD), Rated R.
The stories of strangers, neighbors and colleagues collide in a dramatic thriller about ordinary people struggling to connect in today's wired world. The ensemble cast of "Disconnect" includes Jason Bateman, Paula Patton, Alexander Skarsgård, Hope Davis, Andrea Riseborough, Max Theirot and Frank Grillo.
For more info: "Disconnect" website
Sept. 17, 2013: "The East" (Same day as DVD), Rated PG-13.
In "The East," Sarah Moss (played by Marling, who co-wrote the movie) is a brilliant operative for an elite private intelligence firm whose top objective is to ruthlessly protect the interests of their A-list corporate clientele. She is assigned to go undercover to infiltrate an anarchist collective known for executing covert attacks upon major corporations. Living amongst them in an effort to get closer to their members, Sarah finds herself unexpectedly torn between two worlds as she starts to fall in love with a charismatic member of the group, finding her life and her priorities irrevocably changed. "The East" cast also includes Alexander Skarsgård and Ellen Page.
For more info: "The East" website
Sept. 17, 2013: "Bless Me, Ultima" (Same day as DVD), Rated PG-13.
Based on the controversial novel by acclaimed author Rudolfo Anaya, "Bless Me, Ultimae" is a turbulent coming-of-age story about Antonio Marez (played by Luke Ganalon), a young boy growing up in New Mexico during World War II. When a mysterious curandera named Ultima (played by Miriam Colon) comes to live with his family, she teaches him about the power of the spiritual world. As their relationship grows, Antonio begins to question the strict Catholic doctrine that he has been taught by his parents (played by Dolores Heredia and Benito Martinez). Through a series of mysterious and at times terrifying events Antonio must grapple with questions about his own destiny, the relationship between good vs. evil and ultimately how to reconcile Ultima's powers with those of the God of his church.
For more info: "Bless Me, Ultima" website
Sept. 17, 2013: "Blue Caprice" (Four days after theatrical release), Rated TV-MA.
An abandoned boy (played by Tequan Richmond) is lured to America and drawn into the shadow of a dangerous father figure (played by Isaiah Washington). Inspired by the real life events that led to the 2002 Beltway sniper attacks. Tim Blake Nelson and Joey Lauren Adams also star in the movie.
For more info: "Blue Caprice" website
Sept. 19, 2013: "Paradise" (Before theatrical release), Rated PG-13.
Academy Award-winning writer Diablo Cody ("Juno") writes and directs this comedy of innocence lost and paradise found. After a nearly fatal accident, Lamb Mannerheim (played by Julianne Hough) realizes that the world is much bigger than her small, God-fearing Montana town. Armed with a fat insurance payout and a checklist of sins, there’s only one place for her first taste of temptation…Las Vegas! With the help of a few new friends (played by Russell Brand and Octavia Spencer) this wide-eyed, innocent girl will have to survive the bright lights and seedy bars of “Sin City.” Holly Hunter and Nick Offerman also star in this oddball odyssey of lost souls, broken faith and cheap cocktails.
For more info: "Paradise" website
Sept. 20, 2013: "C.O.G." (Same day as theatrical release), Rated TV-14.
In the first-ever film adaptation of David Sedaris' work, a cocky young man travels to Oregon to work at an apple farm. Out of his element, his lifestyle and notions are picked apart by everyone who crosses his path. Starring Jonathan Groff, Corey Stoll, Denis O'Hare, Dean Stockwell, Casey Wilson, Troian Bellisario.
For more info: "C.O.G." website
Sept. 20, 2103: “A True Story” (Before theatrical release)
“A True Story” is a feature film about Mike and Matt (played Cameron Fife and Tyler McGee, who co-wrote the movie’s screenplay), two broke writing partners and best friends, waiting for their big break. When Mike's ex-girlfriend Deanna (played by Katrina Bowden) comes back into his life, Matt will do anything to save his only friend from another broken heart. “A True Story” is a film within a film within a film, as we see the less glamorous side of Hollywood. The story is not, however, inclusive to the L.A. scene. It's a story about resisting temptation, maintaining integrity, and keeping track of what's really important in life: the people that really love you and would do anything for you, however imperfect they might be.
For more info: "A True Story" website
Sept. 20, 2013: "Jewtopia" (Same day as theatrical release)
Christian O'Connell (played by Ivan Sergei) has met the girl of his dreams in Alison Marks (played by Jennifer Love Hewitt). Unfortunately, Christian told Alison (who happens to be a rabbi’s daughter) that his name was Avi Rosenberg, and that he was Jewish — neither of which is true. Desperate to keep up the illusion, he turns to his childhood best friend, Adam Lipschitz (played by Joel David Moore) to teach him how to "act Jewish." But Adam has problems of his own, with a fiancée (played by Jamie-Lynn Sigler) pushing him closer to a mental breakdown as their wedding approaches. With the best intentions, Adam and Christian attempt to help each other out, but things quickly go completely and hilariously off the rails in this outrageous all-star comedy from the creators of the original hit international play seen by millions.
For more info: "Jewtopia" website
Sept. 20, 2013: "The Weekender" (Same day as theatrical release)
The rave scene has arrived from Ibiza and warehouse parties are exploding across the UK bringing phenomenal wealth to the organizers. In Manchester, best friends Matt and Dylan are in their early 20s and want to be a part of this social scene. They are taken on a wild journey from the exclusive VIP rooms of London clubs to the outrageous parties in Ibiza super-villas. But as their success continues to grow, they attract a more dark and sinister world. Starring: Jack O'Connell, Emily Barclay, Sam Hazeldine, Henry Lloyd-Hughes.
For more info: "The Weekender" website