Xfinity On Demand today premieres a big batch of new films to check out. There’s the big-time all-star comedy Grown-Ups, the amazingly innovative cult favorite romantic action comedy Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Zac Efron’s moody drama Charlie St. Cloud, the family film Ramona and Beezus and the indie dramedy about a man who loses his testicles named Barry Munday. Take a closer look at these films below.
Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Kevin James, David Spade and Rob Schneider are all childhood buddies reuniting after the funeral of their basketball coach and trying to reestablish their old bonds of friendship now that they are adults with kids and wives.
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
In Edgar Wright’s (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz) innovative adaptation of Bryan Lee O’Malley’s graphic novel series, Michael Cera stars as Scott Pilgrim, a kid in a rock band called Sex Bob-Omb, who suddenly finds himself obsessed with Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) once he meets her after dreaming about her. The trouble is that Ramona’s love can’t be won without defeating her Seven Evil Exes in battle, including Chris Evans, Brandon Routh and Jason Schwartzman. He also has to deal with the fact that the high school girl he was reluctantly dating, Knives Chau (Ellen Wong), is still obsessed with him despite being dumped, and she’ll fight for what she wants, too.
Charlie St. Cloud
Zac Efron was a promising young sailor whose entire life was derailed by the tragedy that took his younger brother Sam from this world. Years later, however, he finds he can still see Sam regularly, and even talk and play catch with him while everyone around him worries about him. When potential romance arises with a chance to regain the life he once led, he has to learn how to let go of the past.
Ramona and Beezus
Beverly Cleary’s beloved book series comes to the big screen, relating the adventures of a mischievous young grade-school girl named Ramona Quimby and her big sister Beezus.
This comedy is about a serial womanizer (Patrick Wilson) who suddenly has a whole new slew of responsibilities when one of his escapades goes horribly wrong and he has to have his testicles removed, and later he discovers he’s impregnated one of the women he’s slept with (Judy Greer) and must learn how to adapt to life after balls.