Comcast On Demand is now showing a handful of brand new films trying to touch your heart in a different way, whether it’s the blatant Hallmark appeal of Valentine’s Day, the stirring sports drama Invictus, the story of love and loss in The Messenger, the family comedy The Spy Next Door or the epic bonds of brotherhood in The Warlords. Take a closer look at all of these films below.
Morgan Freeman stars in Clint Eastwood’s latest film as South African president Nelson Mandela (learn more about him with the Fancast doc Mandela) who, in the midst of a tumultuous national tension in the aftermath of apartheid, takes a strong interest in reinvigorating the national rugby team the Springboks (captained by Matt Damon) to get them to win the World Cup, knowing full well the power of sports to bring out national pride.
Woody Harrelson was nominated for an Academy Award for his performance as a soldier working for the Casualty Notification Office of the United States Army, who is mentoring an Iraq War vet (Ben Foster) on how to break the news of the loss of a loved one to their next of kin, and complications arise when his young charge slowly becomes involved with a grieving widow (Samantha Morton).
Pretty Woman director Garry Marshall gathered every celebrity he could get his hands on to tell a bunch of little love stories to celebrate the sappiest of holidays. Witness the evolving relationships of Bradley Cooper and Julia Roberts, Jessica Biel and Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Garner and Patrick Dempsey, Ashton Kutcher and Jessica Alba, Shirley MacLaine and Hector Elizondo, Anne Hathaway and Topher Grace, and Taylor Swift and Taylor Lautner.
Jet Li, Andy Lau and Takeshi Kaneshiro are three fighters who swear an oath to become “blood brothers” in the midst of massive nationwide upheaval during the Taiping Rebellion of the 1860s China, but their pursuit of justice is threatened by the strain put upon their loyalty to each other.