New On Demand This Week: Argo, Sinister, Fun Size, Anna Karenina

by | February 22, 2013 at 12:36 AM | General

'Argo' (Warner Bros.)

Argo

On November 4, 1979, as the Iranian revolution reaches its boiling point, militants storm the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, taking 52 Americans hostage. But, in the midst of the chaos, six Americans manage to slip away and find refuge in the home of Canadian Ambassador Ken Taylor. Knowing it is only a matter of time before the six are found out and likely killed, the Canadian and American governments ask the CIA to intervene. The CIA turns to their top “exfil” guy, Tony Mendez, to come up with a plan to get the six Americans safely out of the country. A plan so incredible, it could only happen in the movies. Academy Award winner Ben Affleck (“The Town,” “Good Will Hunting”) directed and stars in ‘Argo,’ produced by Oscar nominee Grant Heslov (“Good Night, and Good Luck.”), Affleck, and Oscar winner George Clooney (“Syriana”). The screenplay is by Chris Terrio, based on a selection from The Master of Disguise by Antonio J. Mendez and the Wired Magazine article “The Great Escape,” by Joshuah Bearman. David Klawans, Nina Wolarsky, Chris Brigham, Chay Carter, Graham King and Tim Headington served as executive producers, with Amy Herman co-producing.

Sinister

From the producer of Paranormal Activity and Insidious, comes the gripping new horror film, ‘Sinister,’ starring Ethan Hawke (Daybreakers), now available on Blu-ray Disc (plus Digital Copy and UV), DVD (plus Digital Copy and UV), Digital Download, Video On Demand and Pay-Per-View. Directed and co-written by Scott Derrickson (The Exorcism of Emily Rose) and co-starring Juliet Rylance (Animal), Fred Dalton Thompson (‘Law & Order’), James Ransone (The Next Three Days), Clare Foley (Win Win) and Michael Hall D’Addario (People Like Us), Sinister is a terrifying and intelligent new take on the found footage genre.

Fun Size

Nickelodeon Movies’ outrageously funny comedy ‘Fun Size,’ is now available On Demand. Wildly popular teen sensation Victoria Justice (‘Victorious’) stars as Wren, a whip smart high school student who is forced to track down her kid brother rather than go to THE party of the year.  But Wren’s night turns into a wild ride filled with uproarious antics, eccentric characters and exciting adventure beyond what she ever could have expected. ‘Fun Size’ features a riotous ensemble cast including Chelsea Handler (‘Chelsea Lately’), Jane Levy (‘Suburgatory’), Thomas Mann (Project X), Ana Gasteyer (‘Saturday Night Live’) and Kerri Kenney (‘Reno 911′).

Anna Karenina

From Golden Globe Award-nominated director Joe Wright (Atonement) comes a thrilling new vision of the epic story of love, ‘Anna Karenina,’ adapted by Academy Award-winning screenwriter Tom Stoppard (Shakespeare in Love) from Leo Tolstoy’s timeless classic novel. Academy Award nominee Keira Knightley (Pride & Prejudice), Academy Award nominee Jude Law (Cold Mountain), and Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Savages) lead an all-star cast in a story powerfully exploring the capacity for love that surges through the human heart, while illuminating the lavish society that was imperial Russia. ‘Anna Karenina’ is now available On Demand from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. At the twilight of an empire, Anna Karenina (Knightley), the beautiful wife of one of Russia’s most esteemed men (Law), has it all.  But when she meets the dashing cavalry officer Vronsky (Taylor-Johnson), there is a mutual spark of instant attraction that cannot be ignored. Anna is swept up in a passionate affair that will shock a nation and change the lives of everyone around her.