Comcast On Demand today premieres a whole host of new offerings. Matt Damon starring in Steven Soderbergh’s The Informant!, John C. Reilly as a bloodsucker in Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant, Cameron Diaz in The Box, Uma Thurman in Motherhood, a gaggle of jerk girls in Sorority Row, the fashionista doc The September Issue and Robert De Niro in Everybody’s Fine.
Matt Damon put on pounds and an awful mustache to play Mark Whitacre, a bumbling corporate whistleblower going undercover to get the dirt on his company while hiding some seriously dirty secrets of his own in this comedy from Ocean’s 11 auteur Steven Soderbergh.
Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant
Straight-laced Darren (Chris Massoglia) and troubled loner Steve (Josh Hutcherson) are high school friends who find themselves invited to a mysterious freak show. When Darren steals ringmaster and vampire Larten Crepsley’s (John C. Reilly) talented spider and it poisons Steve, Darren allows himself to be converted to vampirism by Crepsley in exchange for saving Steve’s life. But Steve has always been obsessed with vampires and is jealous of Darren’s new life with the peaceful commune of freaks run by Crepsley and his beloved Madame Truska (Salma Hayek) – so much so that he joins the side of the evil vampires – the Vampanese, who relish their power and enjoy killing their prey. Thus the two friends are now bitter enemies on opposite sides of a vampire war orchestrated by the corpulent Mr. Destiny (Michael Cerveris).
Briana Evigan, Rumer Willis, Leah Pipes, Audrina Patridge, Jamie Chung and Margo Harshman are sorority sisters at Carrie Fisher’s Theta Pi house, and after a prank goes fatally wrong and it gets selfishly covered up, murder is on the menu.
Robert De Niro is a widowed father who finds that all his children (Drew Barrymore, Kate Beckinsale, Sam Rockwell) have canceled out of their holiday visits, so instead he makes plans to travel to each of their homes to try to reconnect with them.
Donnie Darko director Richard Kelly returns with another weird metaphysical tale. Cameron Diaz and James Marsden are a struggling average couple in 1976 who are visited by a mysterious disfigured stranger (Frank Langella) who offers them a strange opportunity – at the push of a button, they can solve all of their problems, at the cost of the life of some stranger they don’t know. What choice will they make?
The September Issue
Anna Wintour is the editor-in-chief of Vogue magazine and often considered to be the most powerful person in the fashion world. This documentary that follows the creation of their famed September issue was a Sundance hit, and grants unprecedented access to the behind-the-scenes action that results in a magazine that is primarily a thick wad of advertisements.
Uma Thurman is a harried urban mother of two who is struggling against all sorts of problems to prepare for her daughter’s sixth birthday party, and in the process she rediscovers the voice she used to have as a writer.