Channing Tatum as a stripper, Abraham Lincoln as a vampire hunter, and Tyler Perry’s Madea in witness protection are just some of what can be found in movies that will be come available on demand from October 22 to October 28, 2012. (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:
October 23, 2012: “Magic Mike” (Same day as DVD release, weeks before Netflix) Rated R.
Channing Tatum and Matthew McConaughey lead the cast of “Magic Mike,” a dramatic story about the life of a male stripper with the stage name Magic Mike (played by Tatum), who dreams of starting his own custom-furniture business but finds it difficult to leave behind the easy money and fast-paced lifestyle of being a stripper. Along the way, he finds himself mentoring a younger man named Adam (played by Alex Pettyfer) who becomes his co-worker at the strip club.
For more info: “Magic Mike” website
October 23, 2012: “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” (Same day as DVD release, weeks before Netflix and Redbox) Rated R.
In this horror thriller, Andrew Walker plays Abraham Lincoln, who as a young man, is recruited to be a vampire hunter to avenge his mother’s death, since she was killed by a vampire cult. When Lincoln becomes a politician, he leaves vampire hunting behind until a series of events compels him to go back to being a vampire hunter.
For more info: “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” website
October 23, 2012: “Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Witness Protection” (Same day as DVD) Rated PG-13.
Tyler Perry’s cranky grandmother character Madea is back. This time, she’s gone into witness protection and experiences culture shock when when she has to go undercover with a very straight-laced family. Eugene Levy and Denise Richards co-star in this comedy.
For more info: “Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Witness Protection” website
October 23, 2012: “Seeking a Friend for the End of the World” (Same day as DVD, weeks before Netflix and Redbox availability) Rated R.
Steve Carell and Keira Knightley star in this dark comedy as two neighbors named Dodge and Penny, who become travel companions as the apocalypse approaches. Dodge’s wife has just left him, and Penny has split from her boyfriend, and it isn’t long before Dodge and Penny go on a road trip so that Dodge can reconnect with an ex-girlfriend one last time before the world ends.
For more info: “Seeking a Friend for the End of the World” website
October 23, 2012: “The Comedy” (Before theatrical release) Rated TV-MA.
Tim Heidecker stars in this dark comedy about a slacker in Brooklyn, New York, who spends a great deal of his time with his friends to cause mischief and uncomfortable situations. Co-stars in the movie include Eric Wareheim, James Murphy and Gregg Turkington.
For more info: “The Comedy” website
October 23, 2012: “The Invisible War” (Before theatrical release) Rated TV-14.
This is an investigative documentary about the rape and other sexual assault of soldiers in the U.S. military. The film was directed by Kirby Dick, who has been nominated for an Oscar and an Emmy.
For more info: “The Invisible War” website
October 23, 2012: “Gut” (Before theatrical release)
“Gut” centers on the deteriorating relationship of friends Tom and Dan and a mysterious video that once seen, quickly threatens to dismantle everything around them. This horror movie/psychological thriller stars Jason Vail, Nicholas Wilder and Sarah Schoofs.
For more info: “Gut” website
October 25, 2012: “Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning” (Before theatrical release, also available in 3-D) Rated R.
Twenty years after the release of the original “Universal Soldier” comes the fourth film in the “Universal Soldier” series. If there’s a movie starring Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lungren, then you know what to expect: lots of physical fighting, lots of gun play and lots of muscle baring.
For more info: “Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning” website
October 25, 2012: “Fat Kid Rules the World” (Same day as theatrical release) Rated R.
Based on the young-adult novel of the same title, “Fat Kid Rules the World” tells the story of an overweight, suicidal teen outcast (played by Jacob Wysocki) who finds a new lease on life after he is recruited to be the drummer of a punk rock band. The movie was directed by Matthew Lillard, who is best known as an actor who co-starred in the original “Scream” movie and the live-action “Scooby Doo” film.
For more info: “Fat Kid Rules the World” website
October 26, 2012: “Dragon” (Before theatrical release) Rated R.
Liu Jin-xi (played by Donnie Yen) is a village craftsman whose quiet life is irrevocably shattered by the arrival of two notorious gangsters in the local general store. When Liu single-handedly saves the shopkeeper’s life, he comes under investigation by detective Xu Bai-jiu (played by (Takeshi Kaneshiro). Convinced that Liu’s martial arts mastery belies a hidden history of training by one of the region’s vicious clans, Xu doggedly pursues the shy hero — and draws the attention of China’s criminal underworld in the process
For more info: “Dragon” website