Jennifer Lawrence headlines the last movie in the “Hunger Games” fantasy series in “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2.” Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg star in the comedy “Daddy’s Home.” Kevin Costner narrates the baseball documentary “Fastball.” Those are among the movies that premiere on demand from March 21 to March 27, 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:
March 22, 2016: “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2” (Same day as DVD release), Rated PG-13.
Realizing the stakes are no longer just for survival, Katniss Everdeen (played by Jennifer Lawrence) teams up with her closest friends, including Peeta (played by Josh Hutcherson), Gale (played by Liam Hemsworth) and Finnick for the ultimate mission. Together, they leave District 13 to liberate the citizens of war-torn Panem and assassinate President Snow, who’s obsessed with destroying Katniss. What lies ahead are mortal traps, dangerous enemies and moral choices that will ultimately determine the future of millions.
For more info: “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2” website
March 22, 2016: “Daddy’s Home” (Same day as DVD), Rated PG-13.
“Daddy’s Home” follows a mild-mannered radio executive (played by Will Ferrell) who strives to become the best stepdad to his wife’s two children, but complications ensue when their freewheeling and freeloading real father (played by Mark Wahlberg) arrives, forcing him to compete for the affection of the kids. Also starring Linda Cardellini, Thomas Haden Church and Hannibal Buress.
For more info: “Daddy’s Home” website
March 22, 2016: “James White” (Same day as DVD), Rated R.
“James White” (played by Christopher Abbott) is a troubled twenty-something trying to stay afloat in a frenzied New York City. He retreats further into a self-destructive, hedonistic lifestyle, but as his mother (played by Cynthia Nixon) battles a serious illness James is forced to take control of his life. As the pressure on him mounts, James must find new reserves of strength or risk imploding completely. Also starring Scott “Kid Cudi” Mescudi and Ron Livingston. Shot on location in New York City with an intimate visual style, “James White” follows its lead into deep, affecting places while still maintaining its fragile humanity.
For more info: “James White” website
March 22, 2016: “Kill Your Friends” (Same day as theatrical release; weeks before Netflix release), Rated PG-13.
“Kill Your Friends” is a jet-black comedy about a music executive at the height of the Britpop era who will stop at nothing to further his career. Starring Nicholas Hoult, James Corden, Craig Roberts and Rosanna Arquette.
For more info: “Kill Your Friends” website
March 22, 2016: “Consumed”
From filmmaker Daryl Wein, this dramatic thriller in the vein of “Erin Brockovich” explores the complex world of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs). This is the first narrative feature film (not a documentary) to delve into these hot-button issues in an entertaining fictional landscape. The story is anchored by a working-class, single Mother on a hunt to uncover the cause of her son’s mysterious illness. Interwoven are the stories of an Organic farmer, the CEO of a biotechnology corporation, and two Scientists on the verge of a major discovery. Starring Zoe Lister-Jones (who is married to Wein and who co-wrote “Consumed” with him), Taylor Kinney, Kunal Nayyar, Anthony Edwards, Griffin Dunne, Victor Garber, Beth Grant and Danny Glover.
For more info: “Consumed” website
March 25, 2016: “Jane Wants a Boyfriend” (Same day as theatrical release)
“Jane Wants a Boyfriend” centers around Jane — a bright-eyed young woman in her mid-20s living with autism — and her overprotective, and recently engaged older sister, Bianca. When their parents announce that they are moving out of their Brooklyn brownstone, and heading to the suburbs of New Jersey, they propose the sisters move in together — a suggestion that throws Bianca’s newly engaged life through a loop, and forces her to re-examine her relationship with her sister.
For more info: “Jane Wants a Boyfriend” website
March 25, 2016: “Get a Job” (Same day as theatrical release), Rated R.
Miles Teller, Anna Kendrick, and Bryan Cranston star in this comedy about making it in the real world. Life after college graduation is not exactly going as planned for Will (played by Teller) and Jillian (played by Kendrick) who find themselves lost in a sea of increasingly strange jobs. But with help from their family, friends and coworkers they soon discover that the most important (and hilarious) adventures are the ones that we don’t see coming.
For more info: “Get a Job” website
March 25, 2016: “They’re Watching” (Same day as theatrical release)
When an American home improvement TV show visits a remote Eastern European village, the young crew thinks the lack of mocha lattés and free Wi-Fi will be the worst of their problems. But after their filming interrupts the superstitious villagers’ private religious ritual, the situation takes a turn for the homicidal… and when the blood starts flowing, that’s when things get really weird. With “They’re Watching,” noted graphic novelists and animators Micah Wright and Jay Lender turn a classic horror premise upside down to create a fresh, funny, eye-popping twist on the genre. Starring David Alpay, Brigid Brannagh, Kris Lemche, Carrie Genzel and Mia Faith.
For more info: “They’re Watching” website
March 25, 2016: “Bleed” (Same day as theatrical release)
It seemed perfect: a new house, a new marriage, a child soon to be born. But when Sarah and Matt invite their friends to celebrate, the situation turns deadly as they enter a burned-out prison on a ghost hunt. As the six friends encounter horrors of this world and beyond, no one is safe — not even the unborn. Starring Riley Smith, Chelsey Crisp, Michael Steger, Lyndon Smith, Brittany Ishibashi and Elimu Nelson.
March 25, 2016: “Fastball” (Same day as theatrical release)
This baseball documentary, which is narrated by Kevin Costner, also features active Major Leaguers Justin Verlander, Andrew McCutchen and David Price, as well as baseball legends in Hank Aaron, Nolan Ryan, Bob Gibson, Goose Gossage, Derek Jeter and the late Tony Gwynn.
For more info: “Fastball” website
March 25, 2016: “Baskin” (Same day as theatrical release)
A five-man unit of cops on night patrol get more than they bargain for when they arrive at a creepy backwater town in the middle of nowhere after a call comes over the radio for backup. Entering a derelict building, the seasoned tough guys and their rookie junior, who’s still haunted by a traumatic childhood dream, do the one thing you should never do in this kind of movie: they split up. They soon realize they’ve stumbled into a monstrous charnel house and descend into an ever-more nightmarish netherworld where grotesque, mind-wrenching horrors await them at every turn. This is one Baskin (that’s “police raid” to you non-Turkish speakers) that isn’t going to end well. But wait! Things aren’t what they seem in this truly disturbing, outrageously gory, and increasingly surreal film whose unpredictable narrative pulls the carpet from under your feet and keeps you guessing right up to the final moment. In Turkish with English subtitles.
For more info: “Baskin” website
March 25, 2016: “KTown Cowboys” (One week after theatrical release)
Against the alluring backdrop of L.A.’s Koreatown, five legendary partiers go out for one more night of “Ktown” debauchery, eventually growing up by throwing down like they did in their glory days. Starring Danny Cho, Sunn Wee, Peter Jae, Shane Yoon, Bobby Cho and Daniel Dae Kim.
For more info: “KTown Cowboys” website