A supernatural thriller starring Keri Russell; a post-World War II drama set in Germany called “Lore”; and a Viking drama called “Hammer of the Gods” are among the movies that premiere on demand from May 27 to June 2, 2013. (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 28, 2013: “Dark Skies” (Same day as DVD), Rated PG-13.
“Dark Skies” is a supernatural thriller that follows a young family living in the suburbs. As husband and wife Daniel (played by Josh Hamilton) and Lacy Barrett (played by Keri Russell) witness an escalating series of disturbing events involving their family, their safe and peaceful home quickly unravels. When it becomes clear that the Barrett family is being targeted by an unimaginably terrifying and deadly force, Daniel and Lacy take matters in their own hands to solve the mystery of what is after their family.
For more info: “Dark Skies” website
May 28, 2013: “Lore” (Same day as DVD) Rated TV-MA.
Stranded with her younger siblings after their Nazi parents (played by Ursina Lardi and Hans-Jochen Wagner) are imprisoned, Lore (played by Saskia Rosendahl) leads her siblings across war-torn Germany in 1945. To survive the children must reach their grandmother’s house in the north but amidst the chaos of a defeated nation, Lore encounters the mysterious and intriguing Thomas (payed Kai Malina), a young refugee. Unwanted, unwelcome, Thomas follows them and Lore finds her fragile reality shattered by feelings of both hatred and desire.
For more info: “Lore” website
May 28, 2013: “The Secret Disco Revolution” (Before theatrical release) Rated TV-MA.
A cheeky, sexy documentary-hybrid, “The Secret Disco Revolution” wraps revealing celebrity interviews — the Village People, Gloria Gaynor, Kool and the Gang — classic glitter-era footage and music, in a hilarious new package that never lets you stop dancing long enough to decide what’s real and what’s satire.
For more info: “The Secret Disco Revolution” website
May 28, 2013: “Hitting the Nuts”
When a poker player “hits the nuts,” it means he can’t lose; he’s the sure winner. This comedy film is the ‘”true story” of what happens when in order to save his family from financial ruin, an Amish farmer has no choice but to bet the farm in the annual illegal poker championship in Scott County, Indiana. Through the lens of the poker tournament, we meet a hilarious and outrageous group of blue-blooded American misfits who have spent a lot less time “winning” than one would hope from poker players.
For more info: “Hitting the Nuts” website
May 28, 2013: “Foreverland”
In this drama, tells the story of Will Valley (played by Max Thierot), a young man stricken with cystic fibrosis, a terminal illness, who is tasked with delivering his friend’s ashes to a legendary healing shrine in Mexico. Joined by the sister of his fallen friend, Will embarks on an epic journey down the Pacific Coast Highway to the desert heart of Baja, Mexico, encountering a memorable cast of characters along the way. The film also stars Sarah Wayne Callies and Oscar nominees Juliette Lewis and Demián Bichir.
For more info: “Foreverland” website
May 30, 2013: “Hammer of the Gods” (Before theatrical release) Rated R.
Set in Viking Britain in 871 AD, Hammer of the Gods is a visceral, intense tale set in a world whose only language is violence. A young Viking warrior, Steinar (played by Charlie Bewley), is sent by his father the king on a quest to find his estranged brother, who was banished from the kingdom many years before. Steinar’s epic journey across terrifyingly hostile territory gradually sees him emerge as the man his father wants him to be – the ruthless and unforgiving successor to his throne.
For more info: “Hammer of the Gods” website
May 31, 2013: “Crazy Kind of Love” (Same day as theatrical release)
While re-evaluating her life, a mother relies on her stoner son and his awkward brother to keep life interesting. When an unlikely romance blossoms between the youngest son and the girl next door, she realizes the key to her happiness can be found where she least expects it. The movie’s cast includes Virginia Madsen, Sam Trammell, Zach Gilford and Amanda Crew.
June 2, 2013: “Broken”
“Broken” is drama about love that has a central performance from newcomer Eloise Laurence. This coming-of-age-story deals with the turmoil growing up in a world where the happy certainties of childhood give way to a fear-filled doubt, and where a complex, broken world fills the future. The movie’s cast also includes Tim Roth, Cillian Murphy and Rory Kinnear.
For more info: “Broken” website