It’s January, and that means that a full year of On Demand movies await. January has a reputation as a dumping ground for movies that studios have little faith in. A few movies in the past have been the exception to this reputation, but more often than not, it’s an assortment of rubbish. So it’s the perfect month to stay home instead and catch a movie On Demand.

Hell and Back

Hell and Back

Freestyle Releasing

Hell and Back is a stop-motion animated film from the lead animator of Robot Chicken. The film is geared towards adults and features similar themes and styles featured in Robot Chicken. It includes an impressive cast of voice actors and several roles featuring various comedians. Hell and Back is currently available to rent with select cable and satellite providers and iTunes starting at $4.99.

Lamb

The Orchard

The Orchard

Lamb is centered around an odd and uneasy relationship. An adult man, David, takes a young girl, Tommie, on a journey to his cabin in the woods. Their relationship teeters on creepy and caring as the two leads carry the movie’s emotional center. It also features precise camera work and effective production design in the cabin setting. Lamb is currently available to rent with select cable and satellite providers, iTunes, and Amazon starting at $6.99.

Noma: My Perfect Storm

Magnolia Pictures

Magnolia Pictures

Noma: My Perfect Storm is a documentary detailing the world-renowned restaurant Noma. It highlights Nordic cuisine, the roots of the restaurant, and the brilliance of chef René Redzepi. The film is a must-watch for foodies and is currently available to rent with select cable and satellite providers, iTunes, and Amazon starting at $6.99.

Overburden

milesfrommaybe productions/StoryMine Media

milesfrommaybe productions/StoryMine Media

Chad A. Stevens’ first feature film documents a conflict that traces the poison of this country’s infrastructure from corporate failure, to environmental catastrophe, all the way to inter-personal drama. But the strength of his narrative is his willingness to push one step further, into the realm of hope, as his movie concludes with an unlikely partnership built of courage, compassion, and compromise. Overburden is currently available to rent on iTunes and Amazon starting at $4.99.

Orion: The Man Who Would Be King

Orion: The Man Who Would Be King

Sundance Selects

Orion: The Man Who Would Be King is a documentary about the life of Jimmy Ellis, a man with a similar voice to Elvis, who donned a mask and began performing after Elvis Presley’s death. Orion features the backdrop of a story seemingly pulled from fiction. The story of Ellis is told structurally well by director Jeanie Finlay, despite the twist and turns of such an interesting subject. Orion: The Man Who Would Be King is currently available to rent with select cable and satellite providers, iTunes, and Amazon starting at $6.99.

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