On Demand Today: Michael Jackson’s This Is It, Bright Star, Bronson

by | March 12, 2010 at 2:09 PM | Comcast On Demand, The Movies

Comcast On Demand today premieres the King of Pop’s last performance in This Is It, as well as the prison story Bronson and the period drama about the life of the great romantic poet John Keats entitled Bright Star. Take a closer look at what you can dial up on your Comcast cable service below.

This Is It
The final film documenting the last days of Michael Jackson as he carefully constructed his farewell concert series is devoid of the sensationalism surrounding Jackson’s life and death – it’s just a glimpse into the little-seen world of the man at work, crafting his show-stopping routines and demonstrating just why it’s so hard not to regress back to 1987 when listening to this music and watching this man dance, even at rehearsal-level half-speed.

Check out these clips from Michael Jackson’s This Is It.

Bright Star
Academy Award winning writer/director Jane Campion (The Piano) brings her latest work, based on the too-short life and deeply felt love of the romantic poet John Keats (Ben Whishaw) and his muse Fanny Brawne (Abbie Cornish), and how it becomes complicated by Keats’ best friend Charles Armitage Brown (Paul Schneider).

After a kid named Michael Peterson (Tom Hardy) tries to rob a post office and winds up sentenced to prison for 34 years, his personality becomes repressed by a new superstar alter ego emerges calling himself Charles Bronson, who becomes a brutal indictment of celebrity culture.