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New on Streaming Week of Mar 04, 2013 - Movies Streaming/On Demand This Week: ‘Breaking Dawn-Part 2,’ ‘Red Dawn’ & More

All you Twihards out there, this week is a big one. The final installment, “Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2,” is now On Demand and streaming. If that’s not your thing, also out is the latest Gerard Butler romantic comedy, “Playing for Keeps,” and a reboot of the ‘80s invasion thriller, “Red Dawn.” Plus a couple of titles available same day as it opens in theaters.

NEW RELEASES

‘Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2′
The saga that has kept tweens and housewives equally enthralled since 2008 comes to an end with this final film, which brings Bella, Edward, Jacob and little Renesmee up against the Volturi.
Why Watch It: You’ve come this far, time to finish it.
Available On: Cable On Demand, iTunes, VUDU, Amazon Instant

‘Playing for Keeps’
Gerard Butler plays a washed up soccer star looking for a new career. He attempts to become a more responsible adult when he begins coaching his son’s soccer team, but with the soccer moms flocking to him things get a little difficult.
Why Watch It: You know you can’t resist a bit of that Gerard charm.
Available On: Cable On Demand, iTunes

‘Red Dawn’
A remake of John Milius’ 1984 Red Scare thriller, this time around heartthrobs Chris Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson, Isabel Lucas (and Tom Cruise’s son Connor) star as the teens who take it upon themselves to strike back after North Korean soldiers invade their town.
Why Watch It: Not as gritty as the original but still a worthy remake.
Available On: Cable On Demand, iTunes, VUDU, Amazon Instant

‘Lay The Favorite’
From The Queen director Stephen Frears, Bruce Willis, Rebecca Hall, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Joshua Jackson are just some of the stars that pop up in this comedy about a naïve cocktail waitress (Hall) who becomes a gambling prodigy.
Why Watch It: Nice to see Rebecca Hall step away from the dramatic roles for a sec to play a fun role.
Available On: iTunes, VUDU, Amazon Instant, YouTube, Google Play

‘It’s A Disaster’
This dark comedy follows four couples meeting for brunch who begin to unravel in different ways when they learn that the apocalypse may be a few hours away. David Cross, America Ferrera and Julia Stiles round out the diverse cast.
Why Watch It: A festival hit with some great laughs.
Available On: Cable On Demand [Opens In Theaters 4/12]

‘A Place At The Table’
With millions of Americans going hungry, documentary filmmakers Kristie Jacobson and Lori Silverbush look at this epidemic by highlighting three people who don’t know where their next meal is coming from. The film, also out in theaters, is highlighted by appearances from Jeff Bridges, Raj Patel and Tom Colicchio.
Why Watch It: An important film that can hopefully change our policies on what we eat.
Available On: Cable On Demand, VUDU

’6 Souls’
Also available same day as it hits theaters, Julianne Moore stars in this thriller produced by the twisted souls who brought us “The Ring.” Moore plays Cara, a forensic psychologist who discovers that her patient (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) has multiple personalities of murder victims. Now Cara is on a search for what happened to them.
Why Watch It: Moore and Meyers elevate a typical horror.
Available On: Cable On Demand, VUDU

‘Gun Hill Road’
This Sundance favorite from 2011, Enrique (Esai Morales) has returned home after a three-year stint in prison to find his son, now a teen, living a lifestyle he does not approve of. As Enrique tries to rebuild his life he also attempts to reconnect with the son he barely knew.
Why Watch It: A moving story that highlights the talents of its director, Rashaad Ernesto Green.
Available On: iTunes

OLDIES BUT GOODIES

‘The Apartment’
Billy Wilder wins director and screenwriting Oscars for his classic that stars Jack Lemmon as C.C. Baxter, a shy company man trying to raise up the ladder by letter his executives use his apartment for their extra-marital affairs. But things get tricky when C.C. falls for one of the girls (Shirley MacLaine).
Available On: iTunes, VUDU, Amazon Instant, YouTube, Google Play

‘Lolita’
Stanley Kubrick tests the limits of 1960s censorship with his adaptation of Vladimir Nabokov’s streamy novel of a relationship between a literature professor (James Mason) and a teenage girl (Sue Lyon).
Available On: iTunes, VUDU, Amazon Instant, YouTube, Google Play

‘Stevie’
Known for his landmark documentaries like “Hoop Dreams” and most recently “The Interrupters,” Steve James’ most personal work is this 2002 release which follows the director as he attempts to reconnect with the boy he was a big brother of ten years prior. Now an adult with a rap sheet, little Stevie is not looking for fatherly advice.
Available On: iTunes, VUDU


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