Weekend Movie Guide: March 19-21

by | March 20, 2010 at 12:20 AM | The Movies, Weekend Movie Guide

What do you want to watch movie-wise this weekend without leaving the comfort of your warm and snuggly home? Here’s a short list of movies On Demand and others you can watch free online.

ON DEMAND FROM COMCAST:

Watch to Squeal at Dreamy Young Men: The Twilight Saga: New Moon
R-Pattz and K-Stew and T-Laut bring your favorite sparkly vampires and shirtless wolfboys head to head over the love of a teenage girl who has to choose between the two of them. It premieres On Demand the same day as DVD, which is Saturday, March 20. It’s a phenomenon, and you’ve got the third movie coming up in a couple of months – you don’t want to be left behind!

Watch Matrix-Style Chop-Sockey: Ninja Assassin
The guys who brought you The Matrix return with a bloody saga of a hired killer who turns on the evil clan who trained him and tries to take them down. You want cool weapons? This guy’s got cool weapons.

Watch Rock and Roll Dreams Come True: Bandslam
A nerdy kid with musical chops (Gaelan Connell) who’s new in town hooks up with a hot young budding rock star/songwriter (Aly Michalka) to develop a band what has the potential to win a big contest and get noticed. But will his love jones for Vanessa Hudgens throw a spanner in the works or really help them rock out?

XFINITY TV:

Watch for Female Friendliness: The Women
Meg Ryan, Annette Bening, Debra Messing, Eva Mendes, Jada Pinkett Smith, Candice Bergen, Carrie Fisher, Bette Midler, Cloris Leachman, Lynn Whitfield and more in this all-female cast tell stories of women dealing with personal and professional drama. That’s a lot of big stars.

Watch More Music-Making: Afghan Star
All you hear about is war, but there’s more to Afghanistan than that. This movie follows four competitors in an Afghan version of American Idol, where becoming a pop star can endanger your life.

Watch Max Payne Be Max Payne: Max Payne
Mark Wahlberg is Max Payne of video game fame, and Max Payne is a cop obsessed with finding out who the mystery man is who killed Max Payne’s family, and it leads Max Payne into a shadowy underworld narcotic conspiracy that leads to some really cool visuals.

Watch Basketball and Shakespeare Collide: O
Mekhi Phifer stars as Odin James, aka O, the popular basketball star at a Southern prep school in love with a girl named Desi (Julia Stiles), while Josh Hartnett is a jealous schemer determined to undo O’s life in this riff on Othello set on the court. Perfect for some true March Madness.

Watch More Josh Hartnett Dreaminess: 40 Days and 40 Nights
Josh Hartnett stars in a more sympathetic role this time than the Iago analogue in O, playing a man unlucky in love who makes a vow to go 40 days without sex, which is of course exactly when he meets a woman (Shannyn Sossamon) who may be his soulmate.

Watch Carrie Being Un-Carrie: Life Without Dick
Sarah Jessica Parker stars as a woman who falls for the hitman who killed her no-good private eye husband, but the assassin turns out to be nothing more than a singer out of his element. You can catch The Late Late Show’s Craig Ferguson in a comedy role before he settled into the post-Letterman slot to replace Craig Kilborn.

FREE ON FANCAST:

Watch King Arthur in a Food Court: Arthur’s Quest
A young would-be king named Arthur is hidden in the future by Merlin to protect him from the evil sorceress Morganna. It’s an excellent adventure in reverse!

Watch Baseball Nuts Get Nutty: Fantasyland
A new documentary about the incredibly obsessive world of fantasy baseball, and the insane lengths players will go to in the effort to win, including one financial analyst who hits the road and mingles with actual major leaguers. For the sports nerd in your family.

Watch The Hottest Geek You’ve Ever Seen: Kettle of Fish
Foxy actress/rocker Gina Gershon changes gears and plays an uptight biologist forced to co-habitate with a flaky musician (Matthew Modine). Could romantical sparks fly anyway? With Gershon, that possibility is always worth watching for.