New On Demand Releases for week of Dec. 27
Here are the movies to keep you entertained through the holidays:
- Apollo 18
- Final Destination 5
- Kung Fu Panda 2
- Margin Call
- In the Name of the King II
- Game Time
- The Hunters
- Hostel Part III
- Pool Boys
- The Smell of Success
- Zombie Apocalypse
Cast: Warren Christie, Ryan Robbins, Ali Liebert, Lloyd Owen, Andrew Airlie, Michael Kopsa, Kurt Max Runte
Plot Outline: Officially, Apollo 17, launched December 17th, 1972 was the last manned mission to the moon. But a year later, in December of 1973, two American astronauts were sent on a secret mission to the moon funded by the US Department of Defense. What you are about to see is the actual footage which the astronauts captured on that mission. While NASA denies its authenticity, others say it’s the real reason we’ve never gone back to the moon.
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Final Destination 5
Cast: Nicholas D’Agosto, Jacqueline MacInnes Wood, Tony Todd, Emma Bell, David Koechner, P.J. Byrne, Courtney B. Vance, Ellen Wroe, Miles Fisher, Arlen Escarpeta
Plot Outline: Death makes a killing in the next installment in the horror series which once again proves that no matter where you run, no matter where you hide…you can’t cheat death.
Kung Fu Panda 2
Cast: Jack Black, Gary Oldman, Jackie Chan, Seth Rogen, Angelina Jolie, Jean-Claude Van Damme, David Cross, Dustin Hoffman, Lucy Liu, Dennis Haysbert, Michelle Yeoh
Plot Outline: Po is now living his dream as The Dragon Warrior, protecting the Valley of Peace alongside his friends and fellow kung fu masters, The Furious Five. But Po’s new life of awesomeness is threatened by the emergence of a formidable villain, who plans to use a secret, unstoppable weapon to conquer China and destroy Kung Fu.
Cast: Kevin Spacey, Zachary Quinto, Paul Bettany, Jeremy Irons, Penn Badgley, Simon Baker, Mary McDonnell, Demi Moore, Stanley Tucci, Aasif Mandvi, Ashley Williams
Plot Outline: Set in the high stakes world of the financial industry, MARGIN CALL is an entangling thriller involving the key players at an investment firm during on perilous 24 hour period in the early stages of the 2008 financial crisis, When an entry-level analyst unlocks information that could prove to be the downfall of the firm, a roller coaster ride ensues as decisions both financial and moral catapult the lives of all involved to the brink of disaster.
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In the Name of the King II
Cast: Dolph Lundgren, Natassia Malthe, Lochlyn Munro, Heather Doerksen, Aleks Paunovic, Elizabeth Rosen, Michaela Mann, Natalia Guslistaya, Jamie Switch, Michael Adamthwaite
Plot Outline: Granger – a warrior in medieval times – is sent on a quest to fulfill an ancient prophecy. Venturing through the now war torn Kingdom of Ehb, he teams up with an unlikely band of allies with the goal of slaying the leader of the “Dark Ones”. Fighting against all odds, they must free the land from the grasp of the evil tyrant Raven and save the world.
Cast: Koen Wauters, Francesca Vanthielen, Bjorn Verhoeven
Plot Outline: Curtis, Jenn, Karla and the rest of the Hi-5 team embark on another series of exciting adventures in this collection of episodes from the popular children’s series, including “Outside,” “Rainy Day,” and “Fantasy.”
The Hunters (1957)
Cast: Robert Mitchum, Robert Wagner
Plot Outline: Air Force pilot Maj. Cleve Saville has fallen in love with the wife of one of his men. Saville must choose between honor and love after his lover’s husband crashes behind enemy lines.
Hostel Part III
Cast: Thomas Kretschmann, Kip Pardue, Barry Livingston, John Hensley, Sarah Habel, Zulay Henao, Chris Coy, Kelly Thiebaud, Brian Hallisay, Skyler Stone
Plot Outline: High stakes gambling takes on a sinister new meaning in this third chapter of the terrifying HOSTEL series. While attending a bachelor party in Las Vegas, four friends are enticed by two sexy escorts to join them at a private party way off the Strip. Once there, they are horrified to find themselves the subjects of a perverse game of torture, where members of the Elite Hunting Club are hosting the most sadistic show in town.
Cast: Matthew Lillard, Brett Davern, Efren Ramirez, Rachelle Lefevre, Tom Arnold, Robert Davi, Jay Thomas, Rhoda Griffis, Patricia De Leon, Sheena Lee, Simona Fusco
Plot Outline: Money, prestige, and the pursuit of higher education cross paths with a pool boy, a gardener, and a Harvard hopeful – who turn a Beverly Hills mansion into a house of FUN with the help of a smart and savvy escort and her beautiful, sexy friends.
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Cast: Timothy Hutton, Miguel Angel Silvestre
Plot Outline: When Europol Agent Tom Brindle is called to Barcelona, Spain, to track down the notorious serial killer known as Pygmalion, he makes a startling discovery. DNA found near the body at the latest crime scene matches …
The Smell of Success (2009)
Cast: Billy Bob Thornton, Téa Leoni
Plot Outline: When an accident ends the life of Mr. Rose, the genius behind the iconic ‘Rose Company’, the livelihood of the company is put at risk. With the help of its quirky sales force led by Patrick and Chet, Rose’s estranged …
Cast: Ving Rhames, Taryn Manning, Lesley-Ann Brandt, Gary Weeks, Johnny Pacar, Eddie Steeples, Gerald Webb, Anya Monzikova, Lilan Bowden, Robert Blanche
Plot Outline: Months after a zombie plague has wiped out 90 percent of the American population, a small group of survivors fight their way cross-country to a rumoured refuge on the island of Catalina.