Tag: Academy Awards

Arrival Delivers Top Cerebral Sci-Fi Experience

Arrival Delivers Top Cerebral Sci-Fi Experience

C Spire Home Services is pleased to announce the availability of Arrival (2016) on demand starting February 14, 2017. The sci-fi film stars Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner and Forest Whitaker and has been nominated for eight Academy Awards. Arrival also scored an amazing 94% on the Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer.

Film Synopsis: When mysterious spacecraft touch down across the globe, an elite team–lead by expert linguist Louise Banks (Amy Adams)–are brought together to investigate. As mankind teeters on the verge of global war, Banks and the team race against time for answers–and to find them, she will take a chance that could threaten her life, and quite possibly humanity.

This movie is rated PG-13 for brief strong language.

 

Hell or High Water is a Western for 2016

Hell or High Water is a Western for 2016

Hell or High Water is new to C Spire Video on Demand this week. And it’s a film that’s already stirring up some Oscar buzz for its actors’ performances, story and impressive cinematography. Starring brothers Chris Pine and Ben Foster, the film follows the two on a Robin Hoodian journey of morally justified bank robberies. Standing in opposition to these two is none other than Jeff Bridges, who plays a Texas Ranger more deftly than that guy who played Walker back in 1993.

Set amongst the West Texas scrub, Hell or High Water is brings to mind the works of Cormac McCarthy to mind for the film’s rich portrayal of a hardscrabble characters attempting to squeak out a dry, dusty existence in a landscape ever harsh and foreboding. This film is reminiscent of others neo-westerns like In the Valley of Elah, Sicario, No Country for Old Men, and Traffic.

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Sally Field Shines in Quirky Love Tale: Hello, My Name Is Doris

Sally Field Shines in Quirky Love Tale: Hello, My Name Is Doris

Two-time Oscar Winner Sally Field leads a young yet capable cast in this delightfully quirky, indie tale of love. After attending a self-help seminar, Doris (Sally Field) decides to take fate by the hand and romantically pursue a much younger (and attractive) co-worker.

Sally Field is great in this film which scored 82% on the Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer. This film is rated R for some bad language.

If you love romantic comedies, then this film is for you! Order Hello, My Name is Doris today on C Spire Fiber TV.

 

C Spire Top 10 VOD Rentals – May 2016

C Spire Top 10 VOD Rentals – May 2016

C Spire’s Video On Demand service delivers Hollywood’s top hits directly to your living room in stunning, Super HD™ TV. And many of our titles are available weeks before other services like Netflix or Redbox. Check out which movies were rented most during May of 2016 below:

May 2016 Top VOD Rentals:

10 -Norm Of The North

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Norm (Rob Schneider) the polar bear doesn’t know how to hunt, but he does possess the unique ability to talk to humans. When the wealthy Mr. Greene (Ken Jeong) unveils his idea to build luxury condos in the Arctic, Norm realizes that his beloved home is in jeopardy. Accompanied by three mischievous lemmings, Norm stows away on a ship to New York. Once there, he meets a surprising ally (Maya Kay) who helps him hatch

9 – The Martian

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When astronauts blast off from the planet Mars, they leave behind Mark Watney (Matt Damon), presumed dead after a fierce storm. With only a meager amount of supplies, the stranded visitor must utilize his wits and spirit to find a way to survive on the hostile planet. Meanwhile, back on Earth, members of NASA and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring him home, while his crew mates hatch their own plan for a daring rescue mission.

8 – Joy

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A story of a family across four generations, centered on the girl who becomes the woman (Jennifer Lawrence) who founds a business dynasty and becomes a matriarch in her own right. Facing betrayal, treachery, the loss of innocence and the scars of love, Joy becomes a true boss of family and enterprise. Allies become adversaries and adversaries become allies, both inside and outside the family, as Joy’s inner life and fierce imagination carry her through the storm she faces.

7 – The Choice

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Travis Shaw (Benjamin Walker) is a ladies’ man who thinks a serious relationship would cramp his easygoing lifestyle. Gabby Holland (Teresa Palmer) is a feisty medical student who’s preparing to settle down with her long-term boyfriend (Tom Welling). Fate brings the two together as Gabby moves next door to Travis, sparking an irresistible attraction that upends both of their lives. As their bond grows, the unlikely couple must decide how far they’re willing to go to keep the hope of love alive.

6 – Dirty Grandpa

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Uptight lawyer Jason Kelly (Zac Efron) is one week away from marrying his boss’s controlling daughter, putting him on the fast track for a partnership at his firm. Tricked by his grandfather Dick (Robert De Niro), Jason finds himself driving the foulmouthed old man to Daytona Beach, Fla., for a wild spring break that includes frat parties, bar fights and an epic night of karaoke. While Jason worries about the upcoming wedding, Dick tries to show his grandson how to live life to the fullest.

5 – Iron Man 3

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Plagued with worry and insomnia since saving New York from destruction, Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), now, is more dependent on the suits that give him his Iron Man persona — so much so that every aspect of his life is affected, including his relationship with Pepper (Gwyneth Paltrow). After a malevolent enemy known as the Mandarin (Ben Kingsley) reduces his personal world to rubble, Tony must rely solely on instinct and ingenuity to avenge his losses and protect the people he loves.

4 – Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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Thirty years after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, the galaxy faces a new threat from the evil Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and the First Order. When a defector named Finn crash-lands on a desert planet, he meets Rey (Daisy Ridley), a tough scavenger whose droid contains a top-secret map. Together, the young duo joins forces with Han Solo (Harrison Ford) to make sure the Resistance receives the intelligence concerning the whereabouts of Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), the last of the Jedi Knights.

3 – The 5th Wave

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The human race stands on the brink of extinction as a series of alien attacks decimate the planet, causing earthquakes, tsunamis and disease. Separated from her family, Ohio teenager Cassie Sullivan (Chloë Grace Moretz) will do whatever it takes to reunite with her brother Sam. Fate leads her to form an alliance with Evan Walker (Alex Roe), a mysterious young man who may be her last hope. Forced to trust each other, Cassie and Evan fight for survival during the fifth assault from the invaders.

2 – Deadpool

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Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) is a former Special Forces operative who now works as a mercenary. His world comes crashing down when evil scientist Ajax (Ed Skrein) tortures, disfigures and transforms him into Deadpool. The rogue experiment leaves Deadpool with accelerated healing powers and a twisted sense of humor. With help from mutant allies Colossus and Negasonic Teenage Warhead (Brianna Hildebrand), Deadpool uses his new skills to hunt down the man who nearly destroyed his life.

1 – The Revenant

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While exploring the uncharted wilderness in 1823, frontiersman Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) sustains life-threatening injuries from a brutal bear attack. When a member (Tom Hardy) of his hunting team kills his young son (Forrest Goodluck) and leaves him for dead, Glass must utilize his survival skills to find a way back to civilization. Grief-stricken and fueled by vengeance, the legendary fur trapper treks through the snowy terrain to track down the man who betrayed him.

C Spire Video On Demand (VOD) – May 2016

C Spire Video On Demand (VOD) – May 2016

This May brings a host of amazing entertainment options from C Spire Video On Demand. May 4th brings us the latest in the Star Wars saga with Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Other star-studded premieres include Ryan Reynolds in Deadpool and heartthrob  Zac Efron and Academy Award winner Robert De Niro in Dirty Grandpa.

Check out this month’s full premier line up after the jump.

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Leonardo DiCaprio’s The Revenant Now Available On Demand

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You’ve seen the buzz and you’ve heard the hype. Beginning today, you can watch The Revenant on C Spire Video on Demand (VOD).

Winner of three Academy Awards including Best Director for Alejandro González Iñárritu, Best Cinematography for Emmanuel Lubezki, and Best Actor for Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant tells the tale of legendary explorer Hugh Glass who is brutally mauled by a bear, and then totally abandoned in the uncharted wilderness by his own hunting team.

Watch The Revenant today:

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Oscar Winners on C Spire On Demand: 2011 – Present

Oscar Winners on C Spire On Demand: 2011 – Present

As part of our celebration of all things Academy Awards, we’ve collected 44 of your favorite Oscar winners and made them available via C Spire Video On Demand. Over the coming days, we’ll provide a rundown of each and every one of the films we’re featuring this year.

In this post, we take a look at twelve Oscar winning films from the mid from 2011 through 2013 that span genres, launched careers and solidified several actors’ position as Hollywood elite. This visually stunning batch of films includes Daniel Day-Lewis and his portrayal of the 16th U.S. President in Lincoln, George Clooney and Sandra Bullock take us into space in Gravity, Chiwetel Ejiofor depicts a free black man kidnapped and sold into slavery in 12 Years a Slave, and Jared Leto and Matthew McConaughey take on the DEA in Dallas Buyers Club.

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Oscar Winners on C Spire On Demand: 2006-2010

Oscar Winners on C Spire On Demand: 2006-2010

As part of our celebration of all things Academy Awards, we’ve collected 44 of your favorite Oscar winners and made them available via C Spire Video On Demand. Over the coming days, we’ll provide a rundown of each and every one of the films we’re featuring this year.

In this post, we take a look at seven Oscar winning films from the mid 2000’s that took us across the globe through their storytelling. From Forest Whitaker’s portrayal of the psychopathic Ugandan despot, Idi Amin in The Last King of Scotland, Colin Firth’s courageous portrayal of England’s Prince Albert in The King’s Speech, to the shanty’s of Bombay in Slumdog Millionaire to the organized crime-laden streets of Boston in The Departed.

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Oscar Winners on C Spire Video On Demand: 2001-2005

Oscar Winners on C Spire Video On Demand: 2001-2005

As part of our celebration of all things Academy Awards, we’ve collected 44 of your favorite Oscar winners and made them available via C Spire Video On Demand. Over the coming days, we’ll provide a rundown of each and every one of the films we’re featuring this year.

In this post, we take a look at five Oscar winning films from the early 2000’s that broke new ground for some of Hollywood’s most iconic leading ladies including, Halle Berry in Monster’s Ball, Catherine Zeta-Jones in the screen-adaptation of the Broadway hit Chicago, and Hilary Swank’s gritty performance in Million Dollar Baby.

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C Spire Video On Demand (VOD) – February 2016

C Spire Video On Demand (VOD) – February 2016

The hits keep on coming to C Spire Video On Demand!

Highlights this month include Oscar winner Tom Hanks in the cold war thriller Bridge of Spies, Sandra Bullock in Our Brand is Crisis, Daniel Craig reprises his 007 role in Spectre, and the Academy Award nominee for best actress, Brie Larson, in Room.

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