Comcast On Demand has a whole slew of new movies for you to check out now, including the comic-book western Jonah Hex or the period epic Centurion, both of which feature performances from Michael Fassbender, who will be the young Magneto in the upcoming X-Men: First Class. There’s also the Tilda Swinton drama I Am Love, Edward Norton’s dramedy Leaves of Grass, the family drama Letters to God and the dark horror documentary S&Man. Take a closer look at all of these films below.
Josh Brolin stars as Jonah Hex, the disfigured and disgruntled bounty hunter of DC Comics fame, who is on a mission to stop the man who killed his family, one Quentin Turnbull (John Malkovich) from launching a terrorist attack on the American capitol in an effort to destroy the post-Civil War Union. Things get even more personal when Turnbull’s henchman (Michael Fassbender) captures Hex’s brothel buddy Lilah (Megan Fox), but with the help of his supernatural ability to speak to the dead, Hex never loses his edge in the fight.
I Am Love
Tilda Swinton stars as a Russian woman living in Italy after marrying into a wealthy family, only to find herself stifled by the lifestyle, but when she seeks solace and liberation in an affair with her altruistic son’s restaurateur friend, it leads to tragic consequences.
Michael Fassbender stars as Quintus Dias, a Roman officer in northern Scotland at the height of the Roman Empire. After his Ninth Legion has been waylaid and decimated by the guerilla warfare of the Picts, he and a small band of soldiers find themselves on the run from a relentless huntress (Olga Kurylenko).
Leaves of Grass
Edward Norton plays identical twins whose life paths have diverged wildly. But when the brother who became an Ivy League professor is lured back to Oklahoma to help the brother who became a petty drug offender out of a jam, all hell starts to break loose. Also starring Keri Russell, Richard Dreyfuss, Susan Sarandon and Tim Blake Nelson.
Letters to God
A nine-year-old boy with cancer holds onto his positive attitude by writing letters to God, and he inspires the sullen postman who carries his letters to do something special with them.
AKA “Sandman.” A truly disturbing look into the world of voyeuristic underground horror-fetish films through the documentary lens, comparing these sickening simulated snuff films to mainstream horror movies and examining the audience’s need to watch violence, torture and murder as entertainment.