Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara star in the comedy “Hot Pursuit.” Student rape on college campuses is the subject of the documentary “The Hunting Ground.” Abigail Breslin headlines the horror flick “Final Girl.” Those are among the movies that premiere on demand from Aug. 10 to Aug. 16, 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. 11, 2015: “Hot Pursuit” (Same day as DVD release), Rated PG-13.
In “Hot Pursuit,” an uptight and by-the-book cop (played by Reese Witherspoon) tries to protect the sexy and outgoing widow (played by Sofia Vergara) of a drug boss as they race through Texas, pursued by crooked cops and murderous gunmen.
For more info: “Hot Pursuit” website
Aug. 11, 2015: “Unfriended” (Same day as DVD release; weeks before Netflix and Redbox releases), Rated R.
“Unfriended” unfolds over a teenager’s computer screen as she and her friends are stalked by an unseen figure who seeks vengeance for a shaming video that led a vicious bully to kill herself a year earlier. Starring Shelley Hennig, Moses Jacob Storm, Renee Olstead, Will Peltz, Jacob Wysocki and Courtney Halverson
For more info: “Unfriended” website
Aug. 11, 2015: “Northmen: A Viking Saga,” Rated R.
“Northmen: A Viking Saga” tells the story of a group of Vikings in the ninth century who sets sail for Britain, aiming to plunder the rich monasteries in the northern part of the island. But a storm smashes the ship to pieces on the rocks off the coast of Scotland, the only part of Britain without any Viking settlements. Soon thereafter, the daughter of the Scottish King falls into their hands and the Vikings see this as an opportunity to demand a large ransom. The King immediately sets his “wolfpack” — a group of mercenaries well known for their savagery — on the Vikings. The “Northmen” with their hostage now have to force their way through the rough highlands, where they meet the brave and mysterious Christian monk Conall (played by Ryan Kwanten). Having the wolfpack close on their heels, a desperate race against time begins. A battle over life and death. Also starring Tom Hopper, Ken Duken, Charlie Murphy, Ed Skrein, Anatole Taubman and Johan Hegg.
For more info: “Northmen: A Viking Saga” website
Aug. 11, 2015: “Enchanted Kingdom” (Same day as theatrical release; available in 3-D), Rated PG-13.
Created with ground-breaking technology, where Hollywood techniques meet the best in nature film-making, the documentary “Enchanted Kingdom” is an immersive adventure, transporting you from grey urbanity to the vibrancy and vitality of the natural world. We travel through seven distinct realms in the wildest continent on Earth, Africa, to discover that nature is so much more surprising and extraordinary than you could ever have imagined. It is as enchanting as any fictional world or storybook. In each realm, we experience just how different and astounding nature can be, and encounter extraordinary animal characters, who reveal amazing lessons about the world. It is a thrilling, immersive journey where you will experience the wonders of our planet as never before. An experience so alive that you’ll feel you’re really there, in the heart of the wild. Let yourself be swept back into nature and leave your urban life behind. You will never look at nature, or your own world, the same way again.
For more info: “Enchanted Kingdom” website
Aug. 11, 2015: “The Hunting Ground” (Weeks before DVD, Netflix and Redbox releases), Rated PG-13.
From the team behind “The Invisible War” comes a startling exposé of rape crimes on U.S. campuses, institutional cover-ups and the brutal social toll on victims and their families. Weaving together verité footage and first-person testimonies, the film follows survivors as they pursue their education while fighting for justice, despite harsh retaliation, harassment and pushback at every level.
For more info: “The Hunting Ground” website
Aug. 14, 2015: “Amnesiac” (Same day as theatrical release)
Kate Bosworth and Wes Bentley star in the psychological thriller “Amnesiac” about a man who wakes up in bed suffering from memory loss after being in an accident, only to begin to suspect that his wife may not be his real wife and that a web of lies and deceit deepen inside the house where he soon finds himself a prisoner.
For more info: “Amnesiac” website
Aug. 14, 2015: “Prince” (Same day as theatrical release)
Seventeen-year-old Ayoub (played by Ayoub Elasri) has a lot on his plate: His father (played by Chaib Massaoudi) is a junkie, his mother (played by Elsie de Brauw) is a lonely divorcé, and his sister (played by Olivia Lonsdale) is falling in with the wrong crowd. Haunted by his father’s terrible reputation, Ayoub can’t get the attention of Laura (played by Sigrid ten Napel), the most beautiful girl in the neighborhood. He does, however, gain the attention of Kalpa (played by Freddy Tratlehner), an eccentric, purple Lamborghini-driving, psychotically violent local criminal. Falling in with Kalpa, Ayoub tries to enlarge his status (and wallet) enough to win Laura over, but soon finds that his new life is far more than he expected.
Aug. 14, 2015: “People, Places, Things” (Same day as theatrical release), Rated R.
Will Henry (played by Jemaine Clement) is a graphic novelist and a professor in NYC. At his adorable twin girls’ fifth birthday party, Will’s life is turned upside down when he walks in on the mother of his children, and longtime girlfriend, Charlie (played by Stephanie Allynne,) with their friend Gary (played by Michael Chernus). One year later, Will is still alone and trying to put his life back together. He finds unexpected challenges when his talented student Kat (played by Jessica Williams) tries to set Will up with her accomplished mother Diane (played by Regina Hall). In this thoughtful comedy, Will is forced to navigate the unknown landscape of single fatherhood and dating in New York City, while remaining an inspiration for his students and coming to terms with himself both as a father and an artist.
For more info: “People Places Things” website
Aug. 14, 2015: “Return to Sender” (Same day as theatrical release)
Miranda (played by Rosamund Pike) is a dedicated nurse, an exquisite cake maker and an impeccable friend. But when she agrees to a blind date and the wrong man comes to her door, her perfect world is shattered by a brutal assault. Even after her attacker, William (played by Shiloh Fernandez), is convicted and locked away for the crime, Miranda can’t overcome the fear and trauma enough to put her orderly life back together. Desperate for closure, she reaches out to William — first through letters, then prison visits — and slowly builds a relationship with him. But when William is paroled and comes looking for her, Miranda seizes the opportunity to exact revenge.
Aug. 14, 2015: “She’s Funny That Way” (Same day as theatrical release), Rated R.
From renowned director Peter Bogdanovich, “She’s Funny That Way” is a screwball comedy featuring the interconnected personal lives of the cast and crew of a Broadway production. When established director Arnold Albertson (played by Owen Wilson) casts his call girl-turned-actress Izzy Patterson (played by Imogen Poots) in a new play to star alongside his wife Delta (played by Katherine Hahn) and her ex-lover Seth Gilbert (played by Rhys Ifans), a zany love tangle forms with hilarious twists. Jennifer Aniston plays Izzy’s therapist Jane, who is consumed with her own failing relationship with Arnold’s playwright Josh (played by Will Forte), who is also developing a crush on Izzy.
For more info: “She’s Funny That Way” website
Aug. 14, 2015: “Final Girl” (Same day as theatrical release), Rated R.
“Final Girl” follows a group of charismatic yet sadistic boys who every night, trick a young, blonde girl into meeting them for a date with the intention to hunt and kill her. However, their horrifying ritual takes a turn when they select the beautiful Veronica (played by Abigail Breslin) as their next victim. When the hunt begins, the boys soon realize they messed with the wrong girl. Also starring Wes Bentley, Alexander Ludwig, Francesca Eastwood and Cameron Bright.
For more info: “Final Girl” website
Aug. 14, 2015: “Air” (Same day as theatrical release), Rated PG-13.
In the near future, breathable air is nonexistent. Virtually all of humanity has disappeared and those chosen to reestablish society reside in a controlled state of suspended animation. Two engineers tasked with guarding the last hope for mankind struggle to preserve their own sanity and lives while administering to their vital task at hand. Starring Norman Reedus and Djimon Hounsou.
For more info: “Air” website
Aug. 14, 2015: “Cop Car” (One week after theatrical release), Rated R.
When two good-natured but rebellious young boys (played by James Freedson-Jackson and Hays Wellford) stumble across an abandoned cop car hidden in a secluded glade they decide to take it for a quick joyride. Their bad decision unleashes the ire of the county sheriff (played by Kevin Bacon) and leads to brutal consequences.
For more info: “Cop Car” website
Aug. 14, 2015: “Fort Tilden” (Same day as theatrical release), Rated R.
A comedy about Allie and Harper and their needlessly difficult journey to the beach. Fort Tilden: New York City’s secluded seaside nirvana where, like flies to honey, Brooklyn’s hip millennial set flocks on sweltering weekend afternoons for unbridled summertime indulgence. Amidst the vexing stagnation of quarter-life crises, Allie (played by Clare McNulty) struggles to prepare for the Peace Corps, while Harper (played by Bridey Elliot) awaits checks from her father to fund her artistic dreams. But the two friends quickly shun responsibilities for the day when a pair of good-looking guys invites them along for a carefree Fort Tilden afternoon. As the two young women board their fixed-gear bicycles and embark on a lengthy journey to the beach, they quickly realize that, akin to their confusing, transitioning lives, they neither know where they’re going nor how they plan to get there.
For more info: “Fort Tilden” website
Aug. 14, 2015: “One & Two” (Same day as theatrical release), Rated TV-14.
Imprisoned by their own father on their family’s property, two siblings with terrifying supernatural powers plot their escape and vengeance. Starring Kiernan Shipka.
For more info: “One & Two” website
Aug. 14, 2015: “Tom at the Farm” (Same day as theatrical release), Rated TV-MA.
After the sudden death of his lover, Guillaume, Tom (played by Xavier Dolan, who wrote and directed the movie), travels from his home in the city to a remote country farm for the funeral. Upon arriving, he’s shocked to find that Guillaume’s family knows nothing about him and was expecting a woman in his place. Torn between his own grief and that of the family, Tom keeps his identity a secret but soon finds himself increasingly drawn into a twisted, sexually charged game by Guillaume’s aggressive brother (played by Pierre-Yves Cardinal), who suspects the truth. Stockholm syndrome, deception, grief and savagery pervade this psychological thriller.
For more info: “Tom at the Farm” website