Daniel Craig returns as James Bond in the action thriller “Spectre.” Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain and Tom Hiddleston star in the horror film “Crimson Peak.” Andrew Garfield and Michael Shannon profit from foreclosed houses in “99 Homes.” Those are among the movies that premiere on demand from Feb. 8 to Feb. 14, 2016. (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:
Feb. 9, 2016: “Spectre” (Same day as DVD release), Rated PG-13.
In “Spectre,” a cryptic message from James Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond (played by Daniel Craig) peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind Spectre. Also starring Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, David Bautista, Monica Bellucci and Ralph Fiennes.
For more info: “Spectre” website
Feb. 9, 2016: “Crimson Peak” (Same day as DVD release), Rated R.
When her heart is stolen by a seductive stranger, a young woman is swept away to a house atop a mountain of blood-red clay: a place ﬁlled with secrets that will haunt her forever. Between desire and darkness, between mystery and madness, lies the truth behind Crimson Peak. From the imagination of director Guillermo del Toro comes a supernatural mystery starring Tom Hiddleston, Jessica Chastain, Mia Wasikowska and Charlie Hunnam.
For more info: “Crimson Peak” website
Feb. 9, 2016: “99 Homes” (Same day as DVD release), Rated R.
Set amidst the backdrop of the 2008 housing market catastrophe, Dennis Nash (played by Andrew Garfield), a hard-working and honest man, can’t save his family home despite his best efforts. Thrown to the streets with alarming precision by real estate shark Mike Carver (played by Michael Shannon), Dennis, who is out of work and luck, is given a unique opportunity: to join Carver’s crew and put others through the harrowing ordeal done to him in order to earn back what’s his. Delicately training his eye on the rigorous details, the reliably astute Ramin Bahrani imbues his characters with icy complexity to achieve his compassionate portrait of a man whose integrity has become ensnared within an all-too-relevant American crisis. With precision and care, Bahrani’s provocative character study applies all the cinematic tools at his disposal to explore the ethical dilemma at the heart of man’s struggle to reach higher, by whatever means necessary.
For more info: “99 Homes” website
Feb. 9, 2016: “Love the Coopers” (Same day as DVD release), Rated PG-13.
“Love the Coopers” follows the Cooper clan as four generations of extended family come together for their annual Christmas Eve celebration. As the evening unfolds, a series of unexpected visitors and unlikely events turn the night upside down, leading them all toward a surprising rediscovery of family bonds and the spirit of the holiday. Starring Diane Keaton, John Goodman, Olivia Wilde, Anthony Mackie, Marisa Tomei and Alan Arkin.
For more info: “Love the Coopers” website
Feb. 9, 2016: “Grandma” (Same day as DVD release), Rated R.
Lily Tomlin stars as Elle, who has just gotten through breaking up with her girlfriend when Elle’s granddaughter Sage (played by Julia Garner) unexpectedly shows up needing $600 before sundown. Temporarily broke, Grandma Elle and Sage spend the day trying to get their hands on the cash as their unannounced visits to old friends and flames end up rattling skeletons and digging up secrets.
For more info: “Grandma” website
Feb. 9, 2016: “Freaks of Nature” (Same day as DVD release), Rated R.
In “Freaks of Nature,” we welcome you to Dillford, where three days ago, everything was peaceful and business as usual: the vampires were at the top of the social order, the zombies were at the bottom, and the humans were getting along in the middle. But this delicate balance was ripped apart when the alien apocalypse arrived in Dillford and put an end to all the harmony. Now it’s humans vs. vampires vs. zombies in all-out, blood-sucking, brain-eating, vamp-staking mortal combat — and all of them are on the run from the aliens. It is up to three teenagers — one human, one vampire, and one zombie — to team up, figure out how to get rid of the interplanetary visitors, and try to restore order to this “normal” little town. Starring Nicholas Braun, Ed Westwick, Mackenzie Davis and Josh Fadem.
For more info: “Freaks of Nature” website
Feb. 9, 2016: “Southbound” (Weeks before Netflix and Redbox releases), Rated TV-14.
On a desolate stretch of desert highway, weary travelers — two men on the run from their past, a band on their way to the next gig, a man struggling to get home, a brother in search of his long-lost sister and a family on vacation — are forced to confront their worst fears and darkest secrets in these interwoven tales of terror and remorse on the open road. Starring Kate Beahan, Hannah Marks and Zoe Cooper.
For more info: “Southbound” website
Feb. 9, 2016: “Mythica: The Darkspore” (Same day as DVD release)
When a powerful relic is stolen, Marek and her friends face a sinister new enemy: Kishkumen, a foreign mystic bent on reclaiming the Darkspore for his master Szorlok. Armed with twin maps, Marek and her team race Kishkumen and his horde through creature-infested lands, to a long abandoned underground city — all the while pursued by bounty hunters intent on returning Marek to slavery. Starring Melanie Stone, Kevin Sorbo, Adam Johnson, Jake Stormoen and Nicola Posener.
For more info: “Mythica: The Darkspore” website
Feb. 9, 2016: “Portrait of a Serial Monogamist” (Same day as theatrical release)
Smart, successful, and charming, Elsie is a fortysomething Toronto TV producer who is the nice Jewish girl your mother warned you about: the self-proclaimed serial monogamist who seems to have slept with everyone in town. When Elsie breaks up with her long-term girlfriend, her friends challenge her to stay single for five months. When gorgeous DJ Lolli enters her life, things get complicated as Elsie faces her mother’s disapproval, conflicting advice from friends, and the nagging suspicion that she may have made a big mistake. Made by and starring top performers and talents of Toronto’s vibrant comedy scene, the ensemble cast also includes Vanessa Dunn, Carolyn Taylor and Sabrina Jalees.
For more info: “Portrait of a Serial Monogamist” website
Feb. 9, 2016: “Songs She Wrote About People She Knows”
When Carol (played by Arabella Bushnell) begins expressing herself by singing songs she wrote about the people in her life, it immediately alienates her friends and co-workers with one notable exception: her boss Dave (played by Brad Dryborough), to whom she dedicates the song “A**hole Dave.” Inspired by the song, Dave fires Carol with a hefty severance package so she can pursue her music. Dave, in turn, quits his job and picks up a guitar in an attempt to revive his long-abandoned dream of becoming a rock star. The two misfits soon find themselves working with a strange record producer, Silent G (played by Ross Smith), whose work inspires Carol to confront her biggest emotional obstacle: her mother. Unable to find satisfaction, Carol pours her entire severance package into producing a full album that she shares with her “friends” at a special album release party.
For more info: “Songs She Wrote About People She Knows” website
Feb. 12, 2016: “Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong” (Same day as theatrical release)
In this sparkling romance, Ruby (played by Jamie Chung), a Chinese American toy designer from L.A., visits Hong Kong for the first time on business. Finding herself stranded, she meets Josh (played by Bryan Greenberg), an American expat who shows her the city. Meandering through nighttime streets pulsing with energy and possibility, they fall into a winding and carefree conversation, buoyed by an undeniable attraction. As effervescent as a perfect first date, Emily Ting’s charming directorial debut takes full advantage of the chemistry of its leads, the playfulness of their exchanges, and the magical landscape that is Hong Kong at night.
For more info: “Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong” website
Feb. 12, 2016: “Nina Forever” (Same day as theatrical release), Rated R.
Holly wants to save Rob, and has fallen in love with him. She is training to be a paramedic and works a dead end job in a supermarket where Rob is the only remarkable thing; lost and angry since the death of his girlfriend Nina. Drawn into a relationship, the first time they’re in bed together so is Nina. A tangled and bloody mess of broken limbs, she is very much dead but still here, still talking, still angry. However Holly doesn’t freak out and run. She is determined to be the one who heals Rob’s wounds. She can deal with the dead girl sharing their bed, their lives, their minds. If it’s what Rob needs, it’s what Holly will do, whatever the consequences.
For more info: “Nina Forever” website
Feb. 12, 2016: “Standoff” (Same day as theatrical release), Rated R.
Carter (played by Thomas Jane), a troubled veteran gets a chance at redemption by protecting a 12 year-old girl from a deadly assassin (played by Laurence Fishburne) after she witnesses a murder. Holding a shotgun with a single shell, he engages in physical and psychological warfare in a desperate fight for the girl’s life.
For more info: “Standoff” website
Feb. 12, 2016: “Glassland” (Same day as theatrical release; weeks before Netflix and Redbox releases), Rated TV-MA.
John (played by Jack Reynor) lives with his mother, Jean (played by Toni Collette), in a south Dublin social housing suburb and ekes out a meager living as a nocturnal taxi driver, barely making ends meet. He returns home one morning to find his mother, an unwavering alcoholic, unconscious — and this was not the first time. Hospitalized after this overdose, Jean’s best hope is a costly private rehab clinic, but she violently rejects John’s attempts to help her, as well as his intentions to unite the family. With no savings or insurance, John is forced to offer his services to a petty criminal to help pay for the pricey recovery program, subsequently forcing him to face a life-changing task that may alter him and his family’s lives forever. Also starring Will Poulter, Michael Smiley and Joe Mullins.
For more info: “Glassland” website
Feb. 12, 2016: “Tumbledown” (One week after theatrical release), Rated R.
In the romantic comedy “Tumbledown,” a professor of pop culture named Andrew McDonnell (played by Jason Sudeikis) comes to Maine to interview Hannah (played by Rebecca Hall), the protective widow of an acclaimed singer. When the unlikely duo strikes a deal to co-write a biography of the singer, Andrew finds himself clashing with a cast of locals, including Hannah’s hunky suitor (played by Joe Manganiello), and her loving but defensive parents (played by Blythe Danner and Richard Masur). When Hannah and Andrew’s stormy partnership blossoms into an unexpected connection, they face the possibility that the next chapter in their lives may involve each other. Also starring Griffin Dunne and Dianna Agron.
For more info: “Tumbledown” website