Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone and Rachel McAdams headline the romantic comedy “Aloha.” Chiwetel Ejiofor Margot Robbie and Chris Pine star in the post-apocalyptic sci-fi drama “Z for Zachariah.” Elisabeth Moss and Katherine Waterston headline the cast of the drama “Queen of Earth.” Patrick Wilson and Lena Headey are among the stars of the thriller “Zipper.” Those are among the movies that premiere on demand from Aug. 24 to Aug. 30, 2015. (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. 25, 2015: “Aloha” (Same day as DVD release; with bonus cast gag reel), Rated PG-13.
A celebrated military contractor named Brian Gilcrest (played by Bradley Cooper) returns to the site of his greatest career triumphs — the U.S. space program in Honolulu, Hawaii — and reconnects with his long-ago love Tracy Woodside (played by Rachel McAdams) while unexpectedly falling for the hard-charging Air Force watchdog Allison Ng (played by Emma Stone), who has been assigned to him. From Oscar-winner Cameron Crowe, the writer/director behind such films as “Jerry Maguire” and “Almost Famous.” Also starring Bill Murray, John Krasinski, Danny McBride, and Alec Baldwin.
For more info: “Aloha” website
Aug. 25, 2015: “Mateo” (Four days after theatrical release)
Mateo follows America’s most notorious gringo mariachi singer on his misadventures in Cuba. Matthew Stoneman dreamed of pop stardom. Instead, he went to jail, learned Spanish, and emerged as “Mateo,” America’s first white mariachi singer. Mateo is on the brink of completing an album of original songs in Havana. But his estrangement from friends and family, his criminal past, and his love for Cuban women could derail him on his quest for fame.
For more info: “Mateo” website
Aug. 25, 2015: “Where Hope Grows” (Same day as DVD release), Rated PG-13.
In St. Matthews, Kentucky, Calvin (played by Kris Polaha) is a professional baseball player sent to an early retirement due to his panic attacks at the plate is struggling with the curveball life has thrown him. With his two best friends, he simply sleepwalks through his days and the challenge of raising his teenager daughter. His life is awakened and invigorated by the most unlikely person: a kid with Down syndrome named Produce (played by David DeSancti) who works at the local grocery store. Calvin slowly loses the chip on his shoulder as he begins to see the world through Produce’s eyes. Family, faith and purpose work their way back into Calvin’s life as their friendship develops. The unlikely pair becomes intertwined in a way that gives Calvin meaning and purpose, but ultimately leads to tragedy due to single decision echoed from Calvin’s past. Also starring Billy Zabka, Brooke Burns, McKaley Miller, Alan Powell and Danica McKellar.
For more info: “Where Hope Grows” website
Aug. 25, 2015: “Digging for Fire” (Four days after theatrical release)
Tim (played by Jake Johnson) and Lee (played by Rosemarie Dewitt) are married with a young child. The chance to stay at a fancy home in the Hollywood Hills is complicated by Tim’s discovery of a bone and a rusty old gun in the yard. Tim is excited by the idea of a mystery, but Lee doesn’t want him to dig any further, preferring that he focus on the family taxes, which he promised to do weeks ago. This disagreement sends them on separate and unexpected adventures over the course of a weekend, as Tim and his friends seek clues to the mystery while Lee searches for answers to the bigger questions of marriage and parenthood.
For more info: “Digging for Fire” website
Aug. 26, 2015: “Queen of Earth” (Same day as theatrical release), Rated TV-MA.
Elisabeth Moss stars as a desperate woman caught in a terrifying downward spiral in this heart-stopping psychological thriller. Also starring Katherine Waterston and Patrick Fugit.
For more info: “Queen of Earth” website
Aug. 28, 2015: “Zipper” (Same day as theatrical release), Rated R.
Sam Ellis is a man on the rise — a hotshot federal prosecutor on the cusp of a bright political future. But what was meant to be a one-time experience with a high-end escort instead turns into a growing addiction. His moral compass unraveling, his new demon threatens to destroy his life, family and career. Starring Patrick Wilson, Lena Headey, Dianna Agron, Ray Winstone, John Cho and Richard Dreyfuss.
For more info: “Zipper” website
Aug. 28, 2015: “When Animals Dream” (Same day as theatrical release), Rated R.
A teenage girl’s sexual awakening unleashes something primal within, revealing a dark family secret. On the run and in mortal danger, embracing a century’s old curse will be her only way to survive. Starring Sonia Suhl, Lars Mikkelsen, Sonja Richter, Jakob Oftebro, Stig Hoffmeyer, Mads Rissom, Esben Dalgaard Andersen, Gustav Dyekjær Giese, Benjamin Boe Rasmussen, and Tina Gylling Mortensen. In Danish with English subtitles.
For more info: “When Animals Dream” website
Aug. 28, 2015: “7 Chinese Brothers” (Same day as theatrical release), Rated TV-MA.
A man unaccustomed to telling the truth learns to at least describe it. Larry (played by Jason Schwartzman) is an unqualified, unemployable, inebriated prankster who rides a tide of booze onto the glorious shores of an undiscriminating Quick-Lube. Taking a part-time job vacuuming and washing windshields, Larry finds himself mixed up with hostile co-workers and unsatisfied customers, while also finding himself smitten with his lovely boss, Lupe Torrez (played by Eleanore Pienta). Will Larry keep it together long enough to win the girl, provide for man’s best friend (his dog Arrow), and do his grandmother (played by Olympia Dukakis) proud?
For more info: “7 Chinese Brothers” website
Aug. 28, 2015: “Z for Zachariah” (Same day as theatrical release), Rated PG-13.
In the wake of a nuclear war, a young woman survives on her own, fearing she may actually be the proverbial last woman on earth, until she discovers the most astonishing sight of her life: another human being. A distraught scientist, he’s nearly been driven mad by radiation exposure and his desperate search for others. A fragile, imperative strand of trust connects them. But when a stranger enters the valley, their precarious bond begins to unravel. Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Margot Robbie and Chris Pine.
For more info: “Z for Zachariah” website