John C. Reilly as the voice of a clumsy video-game character, Gerard Butler as an ex-soccer star in a love dilemma, and Josh Hutcherson in a remake of "Red Dawn" are featured in three of the movies that premiere on demand from March 4 to March 10, 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:
March 5, 2013: "Wreck-It Ralph" (Same day as DVD; available in 3-D) Rated PG.
Based on a video game, the Oscar-nominated animated film "Wreck-It Ralph" features John C. Reilly as the voice of Wreck-It Ralph, who longs to be as beloved as his game’s perfect Good Guy, Fix-It Felix (voiced by Jack McBrayer). The problem is that nobody loves a Bad Guy. But they do love heroes, so when a modern, first-person shooter game arrives featuring tough-as-nails Sergeant Calhoun (voiced by Jane Lynch), Ralph sees it as his ticket to heroism and happiness. He sneaks into the game with a simple plan — win a medal —but soon wrecks everything, and accidentally unleashes a deadly enemy that threatens every game in the arcade. Ralph’s only hope? Vanellope von Schweetz (voiced by Sarah Silverman), a young troublemaking “glitch” from a candy-coated cart racing game who might just be the one to teach Ralph what it means to be a Good Guy.
For more info: "Wreck-It Ralph" website
March 5, 2013: "Playing for Keeps" (Same day as DVD) Rated PG-13.
Gerard Butler, Jessica Biel, Uma Thurman, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Dennis Quaid star in “Playing for Keeps,” a romantic comedy about a charming, down-on-his luck former soccer star (played by Butler) who returns home to put his life back together. Looking for a way to rebuild his relationship with his son, he gets roped into coaching the boy’s soccer team. But his attempts to finally become an “adult” are met with hilarious challenges from the attractive “soccer moms” who pursue him at every turn.
For more info: "Playing for Keeps" website
March 5, 2013: "Red Dawn" (Same day as DVD) Rated PG-13.
Red Dawn, a city in Washington state, awakens to the surreal sight of foreign paratroopers dropping from the sky – shockingly, the U.S. has been invaded and Red Dawn is the initial target. Determined to fight back, a group of young patriots seek refuge in the surrounding woods, training and reorganizing themselves into a guerrilla group of fighters. Chris Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson star in this action flick, which is a remake of the 1984 film of the same name.
For more info: "Red Dawn" website
March 5, 2013: "The Intouchables" (Same day as DVD) Rated R.
In this award-winning, French-language dramedy, Driss (played by Omar Sy), an ex-con from the projects, is hired to take care of an eccentric French aristocrat named Philippe (played by Francois Cluzet), and Driss' newfound job quickly becomes an unpredictable adventure. As this unlikely duo overcomes adversity of every flavor in this true story, the two men also shatter their preconceptions of love, life and each other. The movie is based on the best-selling memoir "You Changed My Life."
For more info: "The Intouchables" website
March 5, 2013: "Let Fury Have the Hour" (Same day as DVD)
In this documentary chronicles how a generation of artists, thinkers, and activists used their creativity — and their creations — as a response to the reactionary politics that came to define our culture in the 1980s. An exuberant, mixed media collage that incorporates graphic art, music, animation, and spoken word, the film spans three decades of change — from the 1980s through today — and brings together more than 50 writers, playwrights, painters, poets, skateboarders, dancers, musicians, and rights advocates.
For more info: "Let Fury Have the Hour" website
March 5, 2013: "It's a Disaster" (Before theatrical release) Rated R.
In this comedy, eight friends meet for their monthly “couples brunch." But what starts as an impromptu therapy session / airing of domestic grievances takes a sudden, catastrophic turn when the city falls victim to a mysterious attack. The movie's cast includes David Cross, America Ferrera and Julia Stiles.
For more info: "It's a Disaster" website
March 5, 2013: "Unconditional" (Same day as DVD) Rated PG-13.
In this drama, Samantha Crawford (played by Lynn Collins) is living a storybook life: she’s happily married, she lives on a ranch where she keeps her beloved horse, and the stories she’s told and illustrated since childhood have become published books. When her husband Billy is killed in a senseless act of violence, Sam loses her faith and her will to live. But a death-defying encounter with two children leads to a reunion with Joe, her oldest friend (played by Michael Ealy).
For more info: "Unconditional" website
March 5, 2013: "Into the White" (Before theatrical release) Rated R.
"Into the White" (also known as "Comrade") is a World War II drama that stars Rupert Grint and David Kross. High above the harsh Norwegian wilderness, English and German pilots shoot each other to the ground after a violent chance encounter during a brutal winter. Though war has made them enemies, antagonism is hard to maintain as days go by. Through mutual need, unlikely friendships bloom.
For more info: "Into the White" website
March 5, 2013: "Toys in the Attic" (One month after DVD release) Rated PG.
Voiced by an all-star cast, this animated film unlocks a secret world of discarded toys, knickknacks and assorted junk, long forgotten in an old attic. The beautiful doll Buttercup (voiced by Vivian Shilling) resides in an old trunk with her friends Sir Handsome (voiced by Cary Elwes), Teddy (Forest Whitaker), Madame Curie (Joan Cusack) and others. Living in a world divided by the happy toys of the west and the evil of the east, the friends must come together when Buttercup is kidnapped to the Land of Evil.
For more info: "Toys in the Attic" website
March 8, 2013: "The Monk" (Same day as theatrical release) Rated R.
A supernatural thriller adapted from Matthew G. Lewis'1796 gothic novel, "The Monk" (French-language with English subtitles) traces the corruption of a 16th century, pious Capuchin Monk. Abandoned at birth at the gates of a Capuchin monastery in Madrid, Brother Ambrosio (Vincent Cassel), raised by the friars, grows up into a preacher admired far and wide for his fervor. Ambrosio is feared for his righteousness and believes he is immune from temptation, until the arrival of a mysterious apprentice undermines his convictions and leads him down a dangerous path of sin, corruption and murder.
For more info: "The Monk" website
March 9, 2013: "Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey" (One day after theatrical release)
This documentary tells the story of Arnel Pineda, a Filipino who was plucked from YouTube obscurity to become the lead singer for iconic American rock band Journey. Having already overcome a life full of painful obstacles and now saddled with the immense pressures of leading a world-renowned band and replacing a legendary singer, the film documents Pineda on this personal journey.
For more info: "Don't Stop Believin' Everyman's Journey" website