Summer blockbuster season isn’t looking so good. Thankfully there are always a bevy of On Demand options for cinema fanatics to choose from. Why not stay home, avoid the crowds, and see a good movie for far less than the theater experience would cost. Check out our On Demand movie guide for this month.
No Stranger Than Love offers a unique twist to the typical rom-com. Lucy (Allison Brie) is constantly bombarded by unwanted pronouncements of love and when she finally thinks she may love someone, a hole opens in her living room floor trapping the receiver of her assertion. Writer Steven Adams presents a good script, given the understandable trepidation elicited by the premise, and it is an excellent companion to Brie and actor Colin Hanks’ performances. The movie takes its idiosyncrasy and subverts genre expectations, ultimately blending several genres into a nice package. No Stranger Than Love is currently available to rent with select cable and satellite providers, Amazon, and iTunes starting at $4.99.
Weiner is a documentary covering former congressman Anthony Weiner’s attempt at reviving his political career by campaigning for New York City mayor. The movie is more than just a chronicling of the events of the campaign as it shows intimate and behind the scenes footage of Weiner’s journey. The film feels like a secret portrait of modern politics and delves into the mind of the modern politician. Weiner is currently available to rent with select cable and satellite providers starting at $7.99.
The Fundamentals of Caring
The last year has seen a smorgasbord of releases from Netflix on its streaming service, with the company venturing into a movie and serialized television distribution. The latest delivery comes via Rob Burnett with his quiet and inspiring road trip buddy drama The Fundamentals of Caring. The film is driven by a stellar turn from young Craig Roberts who is anchored by an unexpectedly moving performance from Paul Rudd and a moving performance from the unexpected Selena Gomez. The Fundamentals of Caring is available to subscribers of Netflix’s streaming service.