Amy Poehler, Bill Hader and Mindy Kaling lead the voice cast of the animated blockbuster “Inside Out.” Ed Helms and Christina Applegate are hapless parents on a family road trip in the comedy sequel “Vacation.” Jessica Biel and Zosia Mamet are long-lost sisters in the thriller “Bleeding Heart.” Those are among the movies that premiere on demand from Nov. 2 to Nov. 8, 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:
Nov. 3, 2015: “Inside Out” (Same day as DVD release), Rated PG.
Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it’s no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions: Joy (voiced by Amy Poehler), Fear (voiced by Bill Hader), Anger (voiced by Lewis Black), Disgust (voiced by Mindy Kaling) and Sadness (voiced by Phyllis Smith). The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley’s mind, where they help advise her through everyday life. As Riley and her emotions struggle to adjust to a new life in San Francisco, turmoil ensues in Headquarters. Although Joy, Riley’s main and most important emotion, tries to keep things positive, the emotions conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house and school.
For more info: “Inside Out” website
Nov. 3, 2015: “Vacation” (Same day as DVD release; weeks before Netflix and Redbox releases), Rated R.
Remembering fond, childhood memories of his trip to Walley World, Rusty Griswold (played by Ed Helms) surprises his wife (played by Christina Applegate) and two sons with a cross-country excursion to America’s favorite fun park. Following in the footsteps of his father (played by Chevy Chase), Rusty and the gang pack up the car and hit the road for some much-needed family bonding. Soon, the promise of fun turns into one misadventure after another for the next generation of Griswolds and anyone who encounters them.
For more info: “Vacation” website
Nov. 3, 2015: “Bleeding Heart” (Before theatrical release), Rated TV-MA.
“Bleeding Heart” follows the story of May (played by Jessica Biel), a yoga instructor who finds herself behaving in ways she’d never have imagined herself, in an effort to protect her newly discovered sister, Shiva (played by Zosia Mamet) from a less than savory boyfriend. Also starring Kate Burton, Edi Gathegi and Joe Anderson.
Nov. 3, 2015: “Operator” (Same day as DVD release)
When the daughter of veteran 911 call center operator Pamela (played by Mischa Barton), and her estranged husband Jeremy (played by Luke Goss), a senior police Officer, is kidnapped and held hostage, they are left desperate, with no choice but to follow the kidnapper’s rules: send messages through dispatch for all police and fire units to scatter to remote locations throughout the city where they are met with chaos. Not knowing who or why, the one thing they do know is if they fail to discreetly collaborate with one another — they will be solely responsible for facilitating the biggest crime in the city’s history. Now they must race against the clock to make the choice of their lives: save the city or save their daughter. Also starring Ving Rhames and Michael Paré.
Nov. 3, 2015: “The End of the Tour” (Same day as DVD release), Rated R.
tells the story of the five-day interview between Rolling Stone reporter (and novelist) David Lipsky (played by Jesse Eisenberg) and acclaimed novelist David Foster Wallace (played by Jason Segel), which took place right after the 1996 publication of Wallace’s groundbreaking epic novel, Infinite Jest. As the days go on, a tenuous yet intense relationship seems to develop between journalist and subject. The two men bob and weave around each other, sharing laughs and also possibly revealing hidden frailties – but it’s never clear how truthful they are being with each other. Ironically, the interview was never published, and five days of audio tapes were packed away in Lipsky’s closet. The two men did not meet again. The film is based on Lipsky’s critically acclaimed memoir about this unforgettable encounter, written following Wallace’s 2008 suicide. Both Segel and Eisenberg reveal great depths of emotion in their performances and the film is directed with humor and tenderness by Sundance vet James Ponsoldt from Pulitzer- Prize winner Donald Margulies’ insightful and heartbreaking screenplay.
For more info: “The End of the Tour” website
Nov. 3, 2015: “The Snow Queen: Magic of the Ice Mirror” (Same day as DVD release), Rated TV-PG.
Snow Queen’s accursed mirror makes the onlooker see the worst of oneself. This animated film was originally released in Russia. The voice cast for the English-language version of the film includes Bella Thorne and Isabelle Fuhrman.
Nov. 3, 2015: “Liz in September” (Same day as DVD release)
In “Liz in September,” Patricia Velasquez plays Liz, a wild womanizer celebrating her birthday with friends at a Caribbean beach retreat – but she is also hiding a terminal illness. When a young and beautiful yet emotionally wounded young woman arrives (played by Eloísa Maturén), Liz’s friends dare her to seduce the newcomer, yet nothing turns out as expected. The encounter between these two opposites changes both their lives, setting new perspectives where love, life, and death play out as simple steps of nature.
For more info: “Liz in September'” website
Nov. 3, 2015: “Lavalantula” (Same day as DVD release)
After a dormant volcano erupts miles outside of Los Angeles, something within the molten hot lava is awakened. Birthed from the bowels of the Earth itself, arachnid-like creatures with an obsidian-black exoskeleton swarm out. One man, Colton West, a washed-up, former A-list action star, suddenly finds himself the real life hero as he’s forced to use his on screen characters’ know-how to save the entire city from being victims to the most horrifying villains you couldn’t write any better. Starring Steve Guttenberg, Leslie Easterbrook, Nia Peeples, Michael Winslow, Patrick Renna and Danny Woodburn.
Nov. 3, 2015: “In the Grayscale” (Same day as DVD release)
This sophisticated, powerfully acted romantic drama puts a nuanced twist on the classic coming-out story. Set in Santiago, Chile and starring two of Chile’s sexiest television heartthrobs, “In the Grayscale” follows a journey of sexual discovery for Bruno (played by Francisco Celhay), a successful married architect with a loving wife and son. After he has a sexual encounter with Fer (played by Emilio Edwards), a hunky, openly gay young man, he undertakes an unexpected and passionate romance. He begins to question his sexuality and the complicated paths life may take us on. First time feature director Claudio Marcone reveals new and surprising depths in this adult coming-out tale by focusing on fine-grained emotional shadings and performances in this lushly shot film.
For more info: “In the Grayscale” website
Nov. 5, 2015: “The Hallow” (One day before theatrical release), Rated TV-MA.
Deep within the darkness of secluded forest land in rural Ireland dwells an ancient evil. Feared by the nearby superstitious villagers as cursed creatures who prey upon the lost, their secrets have been kept from civilization and remain on their hallowed ground. But when a conservationist from London moves in with his wife and infant child in order to survey the land for future construction, his actions unwittingly disturb the horde of demonic forces. Alone in a remote wilderness, he must now ensure his family’s survival from their relentless attacks. Starring Joseph Mawle, Bojana Novakovic, Michael McElhatton and Michael Smiley.
For more info: “The Hallow” website
Nov. 6, 2015: “Codegirl” (Five days after theatrical release)
“Codegirl” examines high-school-aged girls from around the world as they try to better their community through technology and collaboration. By 2017, the app market will be valued at $77 Billion. Over 80 percent of these developers are male. The Technovation Challenge aims to change that by empowering girls worldwide to develop apps for an international competition. From rural Moldova to urban Brazil to suburban Massachusetts, “Codegirl” follows teams who dream of holding their own in the world’s fastest-growing industry. The winning team gets $10,000 to complete and release their app, but every girl discovers something valuable along the way.
For more info: “Codegirl” website
Nov. 6, 2015: “Palio” (Same day as theatrical release)
Welcome to the Palio: the oldest horse race in the world that turns the Italian city of Siena into a high-stakes battleground of strategy, intrigue and simmering machismo. In the eye of the storm stand the jockeys – loved if they claim victory or violently despised if they fall short. “Palio” follows the legendary maestro Gigi Bruschelli, winner of 13 races and master of the intrigues that surround the Palio, and Giovanni Atzeni, his former protégé and handsome young rival driven by a fearless passion to become number one. This heart-racing new documentary exposes the notoriously closed world of this ancient race and the larger-than-life personalities of those involved in an epic and cinematic tale of Italian life in microcosm.
For more info: “Palio” website
Nov. 6, 2015: “Lost in the Sun” (Same day as theatrical release), Rated TV-14.
The story of John, a small time crook, who finds an unlikely accomplice in Louis, a newly-orphaned teenage boy. As their open-road adventure progresses and John drags the kid on a string of robberies, the pair forges an unexpected and powerful bond. Starring Josh Duhamel, Josh Wiggins and Lynn Collins.
For more info: “Lost in the Sun” website
Nov. 6, 2015: “Wrecker” (Same day as theatrical release)
Best friends Emily and Lesley go on a road trip to the desert. When Emily decides to get off the highway and take a “short cut,” they become the target of a relentless and psychotic trucker who forces them to play a deadly game of cat and mouse. Starring Anna Hutchison and Drea Whitburn.
For more info: “Wrecker” website
Nov. 6, 2015: “Hot Sugar’s Cold World” (Same day as theatrical release)
“Hot Sugar’s Cold World” is a fly-on-the-wall look into the life of a modern-day Mozart, Hot Sugar (played by Nick Koenig) as he creates one-of-a-kind music made entirely out of sounds from the world around him. Nick lives every young musician’s dream, but when his Internet-famous girlfriend (played by rapper Kitty) goes on tour and they split, he flies to Paris where he grew up, to move on with his life, while hunting for increasingly unique and exotic sounds to sample and turn into beats. Through his journey, Hot Sugar goes on some crazy adventures, meets some fascinating people and learns what it takes to survive as an artist.
For more info: “Hot Sugar’s Cold World” website