Comcast On Demand today premieres a big new batch of films, including the comedies Gentlemen Broncos and Bitch Slap, the blockbuster Spike Jonze film Where The Wild Things Are, the music doc Soul Power and the love letter to the Big Apple entitled New York, I Love You. Take a closer look at all of these films below.
A home-schooled kid named Benjamin (Michael Angarano) is livid when he finds out his idol, sci-fi author Dr. Ronald Chevalier (Jermaine Clement) has stolen the story he shared at a writer’s camp and passed it off as his own. So we see the tale of the “Yeast Lords” in Benjamin’s original form, Chevalier’s pretentious adaptation, and in the low-budget movie form created by his friend Lonnie (Hector Jiminez).
Where The Wild Things Are
Spike Jonze’s labor of love brings Maurice Sendak’s classic and challenging children’s book to feature-film life, telling the story of a kid named Max (Max Records) who is acting out and fighting against the changes happening in his family by retreating to a land of freedom populated by moody monstrous beasts who make him their king.
Everyone knows about the Rumble in the Jungle between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman, but there was also a music festival in Zaire to accompany that 1974 fight that suddenly became a three-day event when the bout was delayed. Featuring performances from James Brown, B.B. King, The Spinners, and Bill Withers, this is the story of that remarkable concert experience.
New York, I Love You
Natalie Portman, Chris Cooper, Ethan Hawke, Drea De Matteo, James Caan, Bradley Cooper, Hayden Christensen, Andy Garcia, Rachel Bilson, Christina Ricci, Maggie Q, Shia LaBeouf, Anton Yelchin and many more all star in this anthology of short stories centering around life in the City That Never Sleeps.
A comedy homage to crazy exploitation films leans heavy on the sexploitation as three super-hot bad girls hatch a plan to extort from a crime kingpin, but their plot spins wildly out of control.