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Movies On Demand Premiering This Week (August 16, 2011)
- THE CONSPIRATOR
- SOMETHING BORROWED
- HOODWINKED TOO! HOOD VS. EVIL (3D)
THE CONSPIRATOR – Premieres August 16
Robert Redford brings Abraham Lincoln's assassination to life in a fictionalized version of Mary Surratt's 1865 trial. THE CONSPIRATOR has a terrific cast and offers moments.
This is Redford's most satisfying film this decade (LIONS FOR LAMBS, THE LEGEND OF BAGGER VANCE), but it's been 30 years since his best (and first) film ORIDNARY PEOPLE and 16 years since QUIZ SHOW. Risk watching on demand for the parts, but not the sum.
James McAvoy, Robin Wright, Kevin Kline
Same Day as DVD
PRIEST – Premieres August 16
A vampire movie based on graphic novels based in the future, what could go wrong? One empowered savior vows to take on a wave of enemies. Sans the vampire, reminds me of LEGION. Hey, wait a second, both movies were directed by Scott
Stewart and star Paul Bettany.
I'm sure they don't pay as well, but time for Bettany to return to playing Russell Crowe's sidekick where he can deliver saucy lines and not have to carry the movie on his shoulders.
Paul Bettany, Karl Urban
Same Day as DVD
SOMETHING BORROWED – Premieres August 16
I love it when attractive, successful characters struggle in love. We should all be concerned with how they coorect past mistakes and perfect their lives.
Okay, fine, we don't want to watch unattractive people in movies, but there is little sympathy for any of the characters in this contrived movie.
Kate Hudson, Ginnifer Goodwin
Same Day as DVD, Weeks Before Netflix and Redbox
Also On Demand this week...
HOODWINKED TOO! HOOD VS. EVIL (3D) – Premieres August 16
Hayden Panettiere, Glenn Close
Britt is the Editor-in-Chief and Co-founder of On Demand Weekly. He is the former head of Affiliate Marketing and VOD for Sundance Channel. Prior to Sundance Chanel, Britt worked for Miramax Films and BMI. He also on the Advisory Board of the Palo Alto Intl Film Festival.