New On Demand Releases for week of December 13:
- Fright Night
- Mr. Popper’s Penguins
- The Smurfs (Dec. 16)
- Moonlight & Mistletoe
- Daylight Robbery
Since Rogers doesn’t give you this information, I do.
Unfortunately, this is not as good a week for movie releases as last week when we got Hangover II, The Help, The Debt and Cowboys and Aliens.
Cast: Jason Statham, Alexander Skarsgard, Mickey Rourke, Michael Shannon, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Ray Winstone, 50 Cent, Gaby Hoffmann, David Zayas, Ben Gazzara, Sam Riley
Plot Outline: The underground ‘sport’ of Russian roulette is fiercely organized and ferociously secret. It attracts depraved gamblers and desperate men. And tonight, one naive young player will mistakenly become a numbered participant in a deadly world of power, violence and chance where the ultimate bets are decided by a squeeze of the trigger. The stakes are high, but the payout is more than he can resist.
Cast: Anton Yelchin, Colin Farrell, Toni Collette, David Tennant, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Imogen Poots, Dave Franco, Grace Phipps, Reid Ewing, Emily Montague
Plot Outline: Senior Charley Brewster finally has it all—he’s running with the popular crowd and dating the hottest girl in high school. In fact, he’s so cool he’s even dissing his best friend Ed. But trouble arrives when an intriguing stranger Jerry moves in next door. He seems like a great guy at first, but there’s something not quite right— yet no one, including Charley’s mom, seems to notice. After witnessing some very unusual activity, Charley comes to an unmistakable conclusion: Jerry is a vampire preying on his neighborhood. Unable to convince anyone that he’s telling the truth, Charley has to find a way to get rid of the monster himself.
Mr. Popper’s Penguins
Cast: Jim Carrey, Carla Gugino, Ophelia Lovibond, Madeleine Carroll, Angela Lansbury, Dominic Chianese, James Tupper, Philip Baker Hall, Maxwell Perry Cotton, Kelli Barrett
Plot Outline:Tom Popper is a successful businessman whose life is turned upside down when he inherits six penguins. Turning his Manhattan apartment into a winter wonderland, Mr. Popper discovers that there is more to life than just work—there’s also fun.
Cast: Neil Patrick Harris, Hank Azaria, Jayma Mays, Sofia Vergara
Plot Outline: The Smurfs make their first trip to the big screen in Columbia Pictures’/Sony Pictures Animation’s hybrid live-action and animated family comedy, The Smurfs. When the evil wizard Gargamel chases the Smurfs out of their village, they’re forced through a portal, out of their world and into ours, landing in the middle of New York’s Central Park. Just three apples high and stuck in the Big Apple, the Smurfs must find a way to get back to their village before Gargamel tracks them down.
Moonlight & Mistletoe
Cast: Tom Arnold, Candice Cameron Bure, Christopher Wiehl, Barbara Niven, Matt Walton, Allan F. Nicholls, Kaily Smith, Heather Remick, Bruce Bouchard, Richard Waterhouse
Plot Outline: Nick Crosby runs a year-round Christmas village, known as Santaville, which has fallen on hard times. When his estranged daughter, Holly, returns home to help save the family business, they must learn to re-connect as a family—as well as manage to rekindle the spirit of Christmas for the entire village.
Cast: Geoff Bell, Vas Blackwood, Robert Boulter, Max Brown, Leo Gregory, Johnny Harris, Laura Martin-Simpson, Xavier Anderson, Brodie Bass, Antonio Gil-Martinez
Plot Outline: Alex masterminds an ambitious plan to steal millions of untraceable cash that is stacked in the underground vaults of the London Exchange Bank, waiting for incineration. Recruiting an unlikely crew, he uses the flight and the crowds headed to the World Cup to Germany as part of his plan. But, things go awry when the robbery goes wrong and they are left with 20 hostages while the police have laid siege to the Bank.
Cast: Billy Murray, Craig Fassbass, Laura Aikman, Sam Kennard, Danny Midwinter, Luke Aikman, Zsolt Nagy, Jean Heard, Andrew Tiernan, Natalie Anderson, Stephen Uppal
Plot Outline: A streetwise family man called Gabe is thrown into a turf war when his daughter is brutally kidnapped. These Eastern European criminals are like nothing he has seen before: trading in human beings, they enslave imported women into seedy sex clubs, while forcing their husbands to fight in front of blood-thirsty spectators. Explosive non-stop action ensues as Jed helps Gabe battle to save his daughter and his city from chilling foreign mafia boss Cristi.
Cast: Nikohl Boosheri, Sarah Kazemy, Reza Sixo Safai, Soheil Parsa, Nasrin Pakkho, Sina Amedson, Keon Mohajeri
Plot Outline: Set in contemporary Iran in the unseen world of Iranian youth culture, filled with underground parties, sex, drugs and defiance, CIRCUMSTANCE is the story of two vivacious young girls – wealthy Atafeh and orphaned Shireen – discovering their burgeoning sexuality and, like 16 year-old girls anywhere, struggling with their desires and the boundaries placed upon them by the world they were born into.
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