Tom Cruise headlines the action-packed blockbuster “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation.” Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Bell star in the reboot of the superhero flick “Fantastic Four.” Mark Wahlberg returns for the comedy sequel “Ted 2.” Dylan O’Brien is back for the sci-fi action sequel “Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials.” Those are among the movies that premiere on demand from Dec. 14 to Dec. 20, 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:
Dec. 15, 2015: “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation” (Same day as DVD release), Rated PG-13.
With the IMF disbanded, and Ethan Hunt (played by Tom Cruise) out in the cold, the team now faces off against a network of highly skilled special agents, the Syndicate. These highly trained operatives are hellbent on creating a new world order through an escalating series of terrorist attacks. Ethan gathers his team and joins forces with disavowed British agent Ilsa Faust (played by Rebecca Ferguson), who may or may not be a member of this rogue nation, as the group faces their most impossible mission yet.
For more info: “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation” website
Dec. 15, 2015: “Fantastic Four” (Same day as DVD release, weeks before Netflix and Redbox releases), Rated PG-13.
“Fantastic Four,” a contemporary re-imagining of Marvel’s original and longest-running superhero team, centers on four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways. Their lives irrevocably upended, the team must learn to harness their daunting new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy. Starring Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Bell.
For more info: “Fantastic Four” website
Dec. 15, 2015: “Ted 2” (Unedited) (Same day as DVD release; weeks before Netflix and Redbox releases), Rated R/Rated TV-MA.
Newlywed couple Ted and Tami-Lynn want to have a baby, but in order to qualify to be a parent, teddy bear Ted will have to prove he’s a person in a court of law. Starring Mark Wahlberg and Amanda Seyfried.
For more info: “Ted 2” website
Dec. 15, 2015: “Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials” (Same day as DVD release; weeks before Netflix and Redbox releases), Rated PG-13.
In this next chapter of the epic “Maze Runner” saga, Thomas (played by Dylan O’Brien) and his fellow Gladers face their greatest challenge yet: searching for clues about the mysterious and powerful organization known as WCKD. Their journey takes them to the Scorch, a desolate landscape filled with unimaginable obstacles. Teaming up with resistance fighters, the Gladers take on WCKD’s vastly superior forces and uncover its shocking plans for them all.
For more info: “Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials” website
Dec. 15, 2015: “He Named Me Malala” (Weeks before Netflix and Redbox releases), Rated PG-13.
“He Named Me Malala” is an intimate portrait of Malala Yousafzai, who was wounded when Taliban gunmen opened fire on her and her friends’ school bus in Pakistan’s Swat Valley. The then 15-year-old teenager, who had been targeted for speaking out on behalf of girls’ education in her region of Swat Valley in Pakistan, was shot in the head, sparking international media outrage. An educational activist in Pakistan, Yousafzai has since emerged as a leading campaigner for the rights of children worldwidwe.
For more info: “He Named Me Malala” website
Dec. 15, 2015: “Fat”
Ken (played by Mel Rodriguez) is an overweight man who won’t change his ways. Addicted to food, he’s is in bad health, and is headed to an early grave. Despite getting help and advice from his friends and doctors, he does what he wants, when he wants, until a chance encounter with love gives him the motivation he needs to save himself.
For more info: “Fat” website
Dec. 16, 2015: “The Emperor’s New Clothes” (Same day as theatrical release), Rated TV-MA.
How did the rich get so rich? In this hilarious, passionate, and empowering look at income inequality, activist comedian Russell Brand and director Michael Winterbottom uncover the roots of the world financial crisis. With a mix of rabble-rousing outrage and audacious comedy, Brand examines how bank bailouts have left the 99 percent high and dry-taking his message straight to the top as he fearlessly confronts the corporations and political leaders responsible. By turns thought-provoking and wildly entertaining, the documentary “The Emperor’s New Clothes” is a timely reminder that change begins with the people.
For more info: “The Emperor’s New Clothes” website
Dec. 18, 2015: “He Never Died” (Same day as theatrical release), Rated R.
Jack’s in a rut. Depression and severe anti-social behavior has whittled down his existence to sleeping and watching television. Seeing the human race as little more than meat with a pulse, Jack has no interest to bond with anyone. There’s little purpose for him to make friends with someone he’d eventually eat or outlive by more than a millennia. The fuse is lit when Jack’s past comes back to rattle him. Jack must now walk a tight rope of sobriety and try to eat as few people as possible in this violent tale of personal responsibility. This horror film stars Henry Rollins, Boo Boo Stewart and Steven Ogg.
For more info: “He Never Died” website
Dec. 18, 2015: “Extraction” (Same day as theatrical release), Rated R.
When a terrorist group kidnaps retired CIA field operative Leonard Turner (played by Bruce Willis), his son Harry Turner (played by Kellan Lutz), a government analyst who has been repeatedly turned down for field service, launches his own unsanctioned rescue operation. While evading highly skilled operatives, deadly assassins, and international terrorists, Harry finally puts his combat training to the test in a high stakes mission to find his father and to stop a terrorist plot. Also starring Gina Carano, D.B. Sweeney, Dan Bilzerian, Olga Valentina, Lydia Hull and Tyler J. Olson.
For more info: “Extraction” website
Dec. 18, 2015: “NOMA: My Perfect Storm” (Same day as theatrical release)
With automatic access to genius, the documentary “NOMA: My Perfect Storm” is a creative journey into the unique mind of René Redzepi. How did Redzepi manage to revolutionize the entire world of gastronomy, inventing the alphabet and vocabulary that would infuse newfound pedigree to Nordic cuisine and establish a new edible world while radically changing the image of the modern chef? His story has the feel of a classic fairy tale: the ugly duckling transformed into a majestic swan, who now reigns over the realm of modern gourmet cuisine. But beneath the polished surface, cracks appear in the form of old wounds: 2013 stands as the worst year in René Redzepi’s career. We follow him as he fights his way back to the top, reinventing NOMA and reclaiming the title of best restaurant in the world in 2014 for the fourth time.
For more info: “NOMA: My Perfect Storm” website
Dec. 18, 2015: “The Lady in the Car with Glasses and a Gun” (Same day as theatrical release)
A beautiful secretary steals her boss’ sports car to go joyriding in this stylish psychological thriller. She goes to visit a seaside town she swears she’s never been to, but everyone knows her name. And when a body turns up in the truck of the car, she is suddenly the lead suspect in a murder she knows nothing about. Is she going crazy? Based on a novel by Sébastien Japrisot. Starring Starring Freya Mavor, Benjamin Biolay, Elio Germano and Stacy Martin.
For more info: “The Lady in the Car with Glasses and a Gun” website