Jennifer Aniston and Owen Wilson star in the comedy “She’s Funny That Way.” Emily Watson and Tom Wilkinson headline the drama “Little Boy.” Motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel is the subject of the documentary “Being Evel.” Those are among the movies that premiere on demand from Aug. 17 to Aug. 23, 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. 18, 2015: “6 Years”
A young couple in their early 20s, Dan and Melanie, have known each other since childhood. Now their six-year romantic relationship is put to the test when Dan receives an attractive job offer from the record label with whom he interns, and he must choose between a move forward and a future with Mel. Growth and temptation happen, but will their relationship remain part of their future? Starring Taissa Farmiga and Ben Rosenfield.
Aug. 18, 2015: “Runoff”
The beauty of the land cannot mask the brutality of a farm town. As harvest draws near, Betty confronts a terrifying new reality and will go to desperate lengths to save her family when they are threatened from their land. Directed and written by former biochemist Kimberly Levin “Runoff” was shot entirely on working farms and takes us into the underbelly of agriculture, a world not often seen onscreen. Starring Joanne Kelly, Tom Bower, Neal Huff and Alex Shaffer.
Aug. 18, 2015: “The Seventh Dwarf” (Same day as DVD release)
Join all seven dwarfs for an adventure as big as they are small. It’s the eve of Princess Rose’s 18th birthday. Everyone in the kingdom has come to Fantabularasa Castle to celebrate including Snow White, the Seven Dwarfs, Cinderella and Red Riding Hood. But just before the stroke of midnight Bobo, the youngest dwarf, accidentally pricks the finger of Princess Rose (aka Sleeping Beauty) with a cursed needle and sends the kingdom into a century-long slumber. To find Rose’s true love Jack to save her with a kiss, Bobo and the other six dwarfs must go on a treacherous journey, face a fiery dragon and outwit the jealous, scheming and evil witch, Dellamorta. The voice cast of this animated film includes Peyton List, Norm Macdonald, Nina Hagen, Joshua Graham, Matt Gilbert, Al Parrish, Geoff May, Joe Marth, Cameron Elvin, Peter Karwowski and James Frantowski.
For more info: “The Seventh Dwarf” website
Aug. 18, 2015: “Lambert & Stamp” (Same day as DVD release), Rated R.
Aspiring filmmakers Chris Stamp and Kit Lambert set out to search for a subject for their underground movie, leading them to discover, mentor and manage the iconic band known as The Who and create rock ‘n’ roll history. This documentary directed by James D. Cooper features interviews with Stamp, as well as The Who members Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey.
For more info: “Lambert & Stamp” website
Aug. 18, 2015: “Little Boy” (Same day as DVD release; weeks before Netflix and Redbox releases), Rated PG-13.
“Little Boy” is about a little boy who is willing to do whatever it takes to bring his dad home from World War II alive. The heartwarming story will capture your heart and lift your spirits as it reveals the indescribable love a little boy has for his father and the love a father has for his son. Set in the 1940s, “Little Boy” captures the wonder of life through the eyes of a 7- year-old little boy. Written and directed by Smithsonian Institute Award winning director Alejandro Monteverde, “Little Boy” highlights themes of faith, hope and love in the face of adversity.
For more info: “Little Boy” website
Aug. 18, 2015: “The Boy” (Four days after theatrical release)
It’s the summer of 1989, and 9-year-old Ted Henley (played by Jared Breeze) and his father John (played by David Morse) are the proprietors of The Mt. Vista Motel, a crumbling resort buried in the mountains of the American West. Since Ted’s mother left, John has drifted into despondency—leaving Ted to fend for himself. In this isolation, unchecked by the bounds of parenting, Ted’s darker impulses begin to manifest. The arrival of a mysterious drifter, William Colby (played by Rainn Wilson), captivates young Ted and the two form a unique friendship, setting the stage for Ted’s final, unnerving metamorphosis. “The Boy” is a chilling, intimate portrait of a 9-year-old sociopath’s growing fascination with death.
For more info: “The Boy” website
Aug. 19, 2015: “Sun Belt Express”
Set in the Sonoran Desert, just south of Tucson, Arizona, “Sun Belt Express” follows Allen King (played by Tate Donovan), a down-on-his-luck professor who agrees to earn some extra cash by smuggling undocumented immigrants across the border. When his curious teenage daughter Emily (played by India Ennenga) sneaks into the trunk of his car to discover what he’s been up to, Allen finds himself on an unhinged run across the Mexican border with his daughter in tow, a former girlfriend (played by Ana de la Reguera) and three undocumented immigrants in the trunk. What follows is a family road trip full of surprises and revelations that will change their lives forever.
For more info: “Sun Belt Express” website
Aug. 21, 2015: “Some Kind of Beautiful” (Same day as theatrical release), Rated R.
By day, Richard Haig (played by Pierce Brosnan) is a successful and well-respected English professor at renowned Trinity College in Cambridge. By night, Richard indulges his own romantic fantasies with a steady stream of beautiful undergraduates. But Richard has grown tired of the game and is looking for something more meaningful and lasting. So when Kate (played by Jessica Alba), Richard’s tanned, athletic, 25-year-old American girlfriend tells him that she is pregnant, Richard is thrilled. He looks forward to having a family of his own, being a father his children could be proud of, not some sex-fueled bobcat. There is only one problem. Richard’s not in love with Kate. Richard is in love with Kate’s sister, Olivia (played by Salma Hayek). He had been in love with her ever since he first saw her. This movie was formerly titled “How to Make Love Like an Englishman.”
Aug. 21, 2015: “Being Evel” (Same day as theatrical release)
In the history of sports, few names are more recognizable than that of Evel Knievel. Long after the man hung up his famous white leather jumpsuit and rode his Harley into the sunset, his name is still synonymous with the death-defying lifestyle he led. Notoriously brash, bold, and daring, Knievel stared death in the face from the seat of his motorcycle, but few know the larger-than-life story of the boy from Butte, Montana. After an adolescence riddled with petty thievery and general rabble-rousing, Knievel set his sights on superstardom, a feat he achieved when televisions around the world aired the startling crash footage of his 1967 attempt to jump the fountains at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. The jump was spectacular, but the failed landing that sent him skidding like a ragdoll across the asphalt was the main attraction. Throughout the 1970s, his legacy as King of the Daredevils spawned action figures, movies, and a generation of kids who wanted to be just like Evel. This documentary features insights from current action sports superstars who were inspired by Evel’s iconic career, and produced by Johnny Knoxville and Jeff Tremaine, Academy Award-winning director Daniel Junge immerses audiences in a life story so incredible that you’d swear it was a tall tale.
Aug. 21, 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 Isabella “Izzy” Patterson (played by Imogen Poots) in a new play to star alongside his wife Delta (played by Kathryn 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 Joshua Fleet (played by Will Forte), who is also developing a crush on Izzy.
For more info: “She’s Funny That Way” website