THE HUNGER GAMES, THE RAID: REDEMPTION and More Added to Movies On Demand for August

Stay inside, safe from the sweltering heat of August, and enjoy the latest movies added to Movies on Demand. We at Screen Invasion know it’s expensive to hit the theater for every film that piques your interest, so we love to share the latest movies that you can now enjoy in your home, whether it’s on DVD/Blu-Ray or on Movies on Demand.

Highlights of the new titles in August include the mega hit The Hunger Games which premieres on MOD the same day as the DVD release. Plus, families can spice up their summer with Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, voiced by Danny Devito, Taylor Swift, Zac Efron, Ed Helms, Betty White and Rob Riggle, which is available in 3D and premieres on cable before Netflix & Redbox.  Plus, MOD presents the unedited version of Sacha Baron Cohen’s The Dictator available the same day as DVD.

Check out the full list of new releases and their premiere dates here:

“The Hunger Games”– Premieres August 18(Same day as DVD), PG-13, Action/Adventure, Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson. Read our review of the film here.

 “Chimpanzee” – Premieres August 21, (Same day as DVD), G, Documentary, Narrated by Tim Allen. We loved the film – check out our review.

“Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax” – Premieres August 21(14 days before Netflix & Redbox, available in 3D*), PG, Animated, Danny Devito, Taylor Swift. We gave it 2 stars out of 5.

“The Dictator (Unedited)” – Premieres August 21(Same day as DVD), TV-MA, Comedy, Sacha Baron Cohen, Anna Faris. Are you a Sasha Baron Cohen fan? Check out our review of the flick. 

“The Pirates! Band of Misfits” – Premieres August 28(Same day as DVD), PG, Animated, Hugh Grant, Brendan Gleeson

“Think Like a Man” – Premieres August 28(Same day as DVD), PG-13, Comedy, Michael Ealy, Jerry Ferrara

 “Battleship” – Premieres August 28(Same day as DVD, weeks before Netflix & Redbox), PG-13, Action, Taylor Kitsch, Liam Neeson

“The Lucky One” – Premieres August 28(Same day as DVD, 8 weeks before Netflix), PG-13, Romance, Zac Efron, Taylor Schilling


In addition to these major theatrical releases, catch some films that may have never even made it to your local theater. MOD viewers also have access to a wealth of indie titles, a number of which premiere either the same day or before their theatrical release. Highlights of this month’s indie movies include the comedy The Babymakers, the horror title [REC] 3: Genesis, and Goats with David Duchovny and Vera Farmiga.  They’ll also be able to catch Kirsten Dunst in the dark comedy Bachelorette, Blair Underwood in Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day,  The Raid: Redemption which received wide critical acclaim and the Australian hit Red Dog.  Also playing is this year’s Best Foreign film Academy Award winner A Separation and the comedy Bernie starring Jack Black. Side by Side is a documentary produced and narrated by Keanu Reeves about movie-making’s transition to digital, featuring some of Hollywood’s greatest directors. The month winds down with Darling Companion starring Diane Keaton and Kevin Kline and Sleepwalk With Me from the producers of NPR’s This American Life which won the “Best of NEXT Audience” award at Sundance 2012.  See complete list below.

“Soldiers of Fortune” – Premieres August 3(Same day as theatrical release), R, Action, Christian Slater, Sean Bean

 “The Babymakers”  Premieres August 3(Same day as theatrical release), R, Comedy, Paul Schneider, Olivia Munn

 “[REC] 3: Genesis”  Premieres August 3(Before theatrical release), R, Horror, Leticia Dolera, Diego Martín. Check out our review here.

“Blue Like Jazz” – Premieres August 7(Same day as DVD), PG-13, Drama, Marshall Allman, Claire Holt

 “About Cherry” – Premieres August 9(Before theatrical release), TV-MA, Drama, James Franco, Heather Graham

 “Goats”  Premieres August 10(Same day as theatrical release), R, Comedy, David Duchovny, Vera Farmiga. Watch the trailer here. 

“Bachelorette” – Premieres August 10(Before theatrical release), R, Comedy, Kirsten Dunst, Isla Fisher. Watch the hilarious trailer here. 

“Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day” – Premieres August 10(Weeks before DVD, Netflix & Redbox), PG-13, Drama, Blair Underwood, Sharon Leal

“The Raid: Redemption” – Premieres August 14(Same day as DVD), R, Action, Iko Uwais, Joe Taslim. Check out our review here. And don’t miss these amazing clips of some of the action.

“Tonight You’re Mine” – Premieres August 14(Same day as DVD), R, Comedy, Luke Treadaway, Natalia Tena

“Red Dog” – Premieres August 14(Weeks before DVD, Netflix & Redbox), TV-PG, Family, Josh Lucas, Rachael Taylor

 “A Separation” – Premieres August 21(Same day as DVD), PG-13, Drama, Peyman Moadi, Leila Hatami. Read our review of the Oscar winning drama here. 

 “Bernie” – Premieres August 21(Same day as DVD), PG-13, Comedy, Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine, Matthew McConaughey. Check out our review of the stellar country twinged soundtrack here. 

 “Side by Side” – Premieres August 21(Before DVD), TV-14, Documentary, Keanu Reeves

 “Solomon Kane” – Premieres August 24(Before theatrical release), R, Action, James Purefoy, Pete Postlethwaite

“Darling Companion” – Premieres August 28(Same day as DVD), PG-13, Drama, Diane Keaton, Kevin Kline

“Sleepwalk With Me” – Premieres August 31(Before DVD), TV-14, Comedy, Mike Birbiglia, Lauren Ambrose. You can watch the trailer or read our full review. 

“V/H/S” – Premieres August 31(Before theatrical release), R, Horror, Joe Swanberg, Adam Wingard. We gave it 2 stars out of 5. 

*Title dates and availability may vary by system. HD and 3D not available in all systems.

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Kristal Bailey

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With a soft spot for movies that fall into the “So Bad They’re Good” category, Kristal Bailey regularly watches B-movies, 80s comedies, and sci-fi from the 50s and 60s. She also refuses to grow up if that means she has to hide her love for Disney and Pixar films.

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