New On Demand This Week: The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Skyfall, Silent Hill: Revelation

by | February 14, 2013 at 4:42 PM | General

'The Perks of Being a Wallflower' (Summit Entertainment)

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Acclaimed author Stephen Chbosky makes his screenwriting and directing debut with ‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower,’ the adaption of his acclaimed best-selling coming-of-age novel.  The film, which has been heralded as The Breakfast Club for a new generation and honored by numerous critics groups around the country, is now available with XFINITY On Demand. Featuring stellar performances from a young ensemble cast, The Perks of Being a Wallflower centers around a freshman named Charlie (Logan Lerman, Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief) who is always watching from the sidelines until a pair of charismatic seniors takes him under their wing.  Beautiful, free-spirited Sam (Emma Watson, the Harry Potter franchise) and her fearless stepbrother Patrick (Ezra Miller, We Need to Talk About Kevin) shepherd Charlie through new friendships, first love, burgeoning sexuality, wild parties, midnight screenings of The Rocky Horror Picture Show and the quest for the perfect song. The film also stars Mae Whitman (‘Parenthoo), Nina Dobrev (‘The Vampire Diaries’), Dylan McDermott (‘American Horror Story’), Kate Walsh (‘Private Practice), Joan Cusack (‘Shameless’) and Paul Rudd (This is 40).

Skyfall

Box-office smash ‘Skyfall‘ is now available with XFINITY On Demand. Directed by Oscar winner Sam Mendes and starring Daniel Craig as James Bond, ‘Skyfall’s release follows the phenomenal theatrical success of the 23rd installment of the longest-running franchise in film history. Taking in more than $1 billion (USD), the British secret-service agent dominated the worldwide box-office and has become the highest grossing film ever in the United Kingdom – Bond’s home country. Accolades continued with the recent announcement of eight BAFTA [British Academy of Film and Television Arts] nominations including Outstanding British Film; Supporting Actor, Javier Bardem; and Supporting Actress, Judi Dench. Adele’s “Skyfall” was recognized with a Golden Globe award and an Academy Award nomination for Original Song, one of the film’s five Oscar nominations. The theatrical debut of ‘Skyfall’ capped a year-long celebration of James Bond’s golden anniversary. Honoring 50 years since 007 first appeared on-screen, the global campaign was highlighted with the release of BOND 50, a collectible box-set featuring all 22 James Bond films on Blu-ray Disc for the first time in one complete offering.

Silent Hill: Revelation

Based off the popular cult favorite video game series ‘Silent Hill,’ comes the action-packed horror ‘Silent Hill Revelation,’ starring Sean Bean (The Lord of the Rings Trilogy), Carrie-Anne Moss (The Matrix Trilogy), Adelaide Clemens (X-Men Origins: Wolverine) and Malcolm McDowell (Halloween (2007), A Clockwork Orange). Return to a place of insanity and blood-curdling chills in this shocking sequel to one of the most surreal and gruesome horror films ever created. Heather Mason (Adelaide Clemens) and her father (Sean Bean) have always tried to stay one step ahead of the malevolent forces intent on their destruction. But on the eve of her 18th birthday, a dangerous revelation leads her deeper into a demonic world that threatens to trap her in a nightmarish landscape forever. Based on the hugely popular video game series and written and directed by Michael J. Bassett (Deathwatch), it’s a psychological trip into absolute terror unlike anything you’ve ever known.