James Marsden and Karl Urban are among the stars in the psychological thriller “The Loft.” Hailee Steinfeld and Samuel L. Jackson headline the cast of the action comedy “Barely Lethal.” Leona Lewis stars in the musical “Walking on Sunshine.” Those are among the movies that premiere on demand from May 25 to May 31, 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:
May 26, 2015: “The Loft” (Same day as DVD release; weeks before Netflix and Redbox releases), Rated R.
Karl Urban and James Marsden star in the tense psychological thriller “The Loft,” the story of five guys who conspire to secretly share a penthouse loft in the city: a place where they can indulge in their deepest fantasies. But the fantasy becomes a nightmare when they discover the dead body of an unknown woman in the loft, and they realize one of the group must be involved. Paranoia seizes them as everyone begins to suspect one another. Friendships are tested, loyalties are questioned and marriages crumble as the group is consumed by fear, suspicion and murder in this relentless thriller.
For more info: “The Loft” website
May 26, 2015: “Club Life” (Before theatrical release)
When Johnny D. (played by Jerry Ferrara) is forced to take on his family’s financial troubles, he turns to the Manhattan club scene to make some fast cash. As he falls under the wing of a veteran nightlife promoter (played by Danny A. Abeckaser), Johnny quickly rises through the ranks, but soon finds that not everything behind the red rope is full of glitz and glamour.
For more info: “Club Life” website
May 29, 2015: “The True Cost” (Same day as theatrical release)
This documentary is focused on the fashion industry around the world, examining where we are (including the mind-blowing fact that we have seen a 500 percent increase in clothing consumption in the past two decades), how we got here (including how the U.S. went from producing over 90 percent of its clothing in the 1960s to just 3 percent today), and how we can create a better future moving forward. Filmmaker Andrew Morgan introduces audiences to the surprising human and environmental impacts of the global fashion industry — including the trend of “fast fashion” from leading companies like H&M, Zara, Gap and other global clothing retailers — and simultaneously shows us what some remarkable individuals are doing across the globe to offer an alternative in the form of designers like Stella McCartney, fashion executives, activists and journalists who are pushing for an ethical and sustainable future for global fashion.
For more info: “The True Cost” website
May 29, 2015: “Unfreedom” (Same day as theatrical release)
“Unfreedom” juxtaposes two powerful and unflinching contemporary stories about religious fundamentalism and intolerance. Shifting between New York and New Delhi, one tale follows a Muslim terrorist who kidnaps a liberal Muslim scholar in order to silence him, while the other charts the travails of a young woman whose devout father tries to force her into an arranged marriage, which she resists because she is secretly in love with another woman. The four characters come face to face with gruesome acts of violence in battles of identity, sexuality, religion, love, and family. Written and directed by Raj Amit Kumar, the film stars Victor Banerjee, Bhanu Uday, Bhavani Lee, Preeti Gupta, Seema Rahmani, Ankur Vikal, Samrat Chakrabarti and Adil Hussain.
For more info: “Unfreedom” website
May 29, 2015: “Barely Lethal” (Same day as theatrical release), Rated PG-13.
Megan Walsh (played by Hailee Steinfeld) is a teenage special ops agent who yearns for a normal adolescence. After faking her own death she assumes the role of an exchange student and quickly learns that surviving the treacherous waters of a typical American high school can be even more difficult than international espionage. Also starring Jessica Alba, Sophie Turner, Thomas Mann and Samuel L. Jackson.
For more info: “Barely Lethal” website
May 29, 2015: “Survivor” (Same day as theatrical release)
After being mysteriously framed for a terrorist bombing, a Foreign Service Officer (played by Milla Jovovich) must evade government capture and death by a ruthless assassin (played by Pierce Brosnan) in order to stop the real perpetrators’ master — and much deadlier — plan. “Survivor” is directed by James McTeigue and also stars Dylan McDermott, Angela Bassett and Robert Forster.
For more info: “Survivor” website