Russell Crowe is the star and director of the World War I drama “The Water Diviner.” Rihanna, Jim Parsons, Steve Martin and Jennifer Lopez lead the voice cast of the animated film “Home.” The LEGO toys are the subject of the documentary “A LEGO Brickumentary.” Vinnie Jones, Dominique Swain, Vivica A. Fox, Tom Sizemore and Bai Ling are the stars of the crime drama “6 Ways to Sundown.” Those are among the movies that premiere on demand from July 27 to Aug. 2, 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:
July 28, 2015: “The Water Diviner” (Same day as DVD release; weeks before Netflix and Redbox releases), Rated R.
“The Water Diviner” is an epic adventure set four years after the devastating battle of Gallipoli in Turkey during World War I. Australian farmer Connor (played by Russell Crowe) travels to Istanbul to discover the fate of his sons, reported missing in the action, where he forges a relationship with the beautiful Turkish woman (played by Olga Kurylenko) who owns the hotel in which he stays. Holding on to hope, and with the help of a Turkish Officer, Connor embarks on a journey across the country to find the truth about the fate of his sons.
For more info: “The Water Diviner” website
July 28, 2015: “Home” (Same day as DVD release), Rated PG.
In the animated film “Home,” Oh (voiced by Jim Parsons), a loveable misfit from another planet, lands on Earth and finds himself on the run from his own people, and he forms an unlikely friendship with an adventurous girl named Gratuity “Tip” Tucci (voiced by Rihanna), who is on a quest of her own. Through a series of comic adventures with Tip, Oh comes to understand that being different and making mistakes is all part of being human, and together they discover the true meaning of the word “home.”
For more info: “Home” website
July 28, 2015: “True Story” (One week before DVD release), Rated R.
When disgraced New York Times reporter Michael Finkel (played by Jonah Hill) meets accused killer Christian Longo (played by James Franco) — who has taken on Finkel’s identity — his investigation morphs into an unforgettable game of cat-and-mouse. Based on actual events, Finkel’s relentless pursuit of Longo’s true story encompasses murder, love, deceit and redemption.
For more info: “True Story” website
July 28, 2015: “White God” (Same day as DVD release), Rated R.
“White God” is a cautionary tale between a superior species and its disgraced inferior. Favoring pedigree dogs, a new regulation puts a severe tax on mixed breeds. Owners dump their dogs and shelters become overcrowded. A 13-year-old girl named Lili fights desperately to protect her pet Hagen, but her father eventually sets the dog free on the streets. Hagen and his pretty master search desperately for each other until Lili loses faith. Struggling to survive, homeless Hagen realizes that not everyone is a dog’s best friend. Hagen joins a gang of stray dogs, but is soon captured and sent to the pound. With little hope inside there, the dogs will seize an opportunity to escape and revolt against mankind. Their revenge will be merciless. Lili may be the only one who can halt this unexpected war between man and dog. Starring Zsofia Psotta, Sandor Zsoter, Szabolcs Thuroczy, Lili Monori, Laszlo Galffi and Lili Horvath. In Hungarian with English subtitles.
For more info: “White God” website
July 31, 2015: “A LEGO Brickumentary” (Same day as theatrical release), Rated G.
Oscar-winning director Daniel Junge and Oscar-nominated director Kief Davidson take us on a journey through the LEGO universe. They explore the brick that has captured imaginations for generations and look at the fundamental question: “Is it a toy or something more?” “A LEGO Brickumentary” delves into the extraordinary impact of the LEGO brick and the innovative uses of for it that has sprung up all over the world. The narrative will take us to art galleries full of LEGO creations, introduce us to Master Builders making movies, into the world of LEGO therapy, and bring us along to meet AFOLS (Adult Fans of LEGO), each with amazing stories to tell. “A LEGO Brickumentary” explores the essential nature of human creativity and the ways we seek to build and understand our world. Narrated by Jason Bateman.
For more info: “A LEGO Brickumentary” website
July 31, 2015: “6 Ways to Sundown” (Same day as theatrical release)
Sonny “Sundown” Garcia is the top cocaine distributor in the United States, which has made him a very rich and powerful man. It has also made him plenty of enemies. John Doe is just such a man. A nameless man of mystery, John lives to see Sundown not just dead, but to suffer six meaningful losses before his death — his fortune, his freedom, his love, his reputation, his most valuable possession and, finally, his life. John hires six hit-men, each one assigned to inflict one of the six meaningful losses upon Sundown. Starring Vinnie Jones, Dominique Swain, Vivica A. Fox, Tom Sizemore and Bai Ling.
Aug. 1, 2015: “Jenny’s Wedding” (One day after theatrical release)
Jenny Farrell (played by Katherine Heigl) is getting married. But how will her straight-laced family react when they find out that the woman they thought was their daughter’s roommate is actually her fiancée? As the old-fashioned Farrells attempt to come to terms with the prospect of a surprise daughter-in-law, they face a difficult choice: either adapt with the times or risk being left behind. Alexis Bledel and Tom Wilkinson co-star in this wise, warm, and witty comedy.