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Movies - Oct 26, 2017

Six hot movies for a cool autumn night

Check out these new releases on Rogers On Demand in October

Whether you’re looking for a laugh-out-loud comedy, a superhero reboot, a high-seas adventure, a gripping actioner (or two) or a charming indie, Rogers On Demand (Channel 100) has what you need this month.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

With an estimated budget of US$230 million (!), this fifth installment in the popular franchise follows boozy pirate Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) as he tries to evade a vengeful undead nemesis (Javier Bardem), while searching for the lost trident of Poseidon with the help of an astronomer (Kaya Scodelario) and Will Turner’s son, Henry (Brenton Thwaites).

Available on Rogers On Demand on October 3.

Baby Driver

Jon Hamm and Jamie Foxx co-star alongside Kevin Spacey in this smart, slick action-comedy from writer-director Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead). In the film, which bounces along to its own percussive rhythm, a getaway driver nicknamed Baby (Ansel Elgort) – who uses music to drown out his tinnitus – discovers that escaping his life of crime is not easy.

Available on Rogers On Demand on October 10.

Maudie

This award-winning biopic offers viewers a charming slice of Canadian history, chronicling the life of Nova Scotia folk artist Maud Lewis (Sally Hawkins) and her relationship with her gruff, fish-seller husband (Ethan Hawke). Stricken with rheumatoid arthritis as a child, Maud begins painting as a hobby, and her whimsical work gradually draws international acclaim.

Available on Rogers On Demand on October 10.

Girls Trip

The bawdy humour is dialled up to 11 in this ridiculously raunchy and riotous comedy about a super-successful author (Regina Hall), whose got-it-all façade slowly begins to fade when she reunites with her three college roommates (Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett-Smith and Tiffany Haddish) for a wild time at the Essence Festival in New Orleans.

Available on Rogers On Demand on October 17.

Spider-Man: Homecoming

Fast-paced, fresh and super-fun, this winning reboot picks up after the events of Captain America: Civil War and follows 15-year-old Peter Parker (Tom Holland), who – along with his eager best friend, Ned (scene-stealer Jacob Batalon) – sets out to thwart a blue-collar villain (Michael Keaton) crafting high-tech weapons from Stark Enterprises scraps.

Available on Rogers On Demand on October 17.

War for the Planet of the Apes

Seamless special effects and a compelling, introspective story make the final film in the Apes trilogy a moving conclusion to the story of Caesar the chimp (Andy Serkis). In this third installment, Caesar and his colony of primates are forced on the run when a ruthless military commander (Woody Harrelson) sets his sights on eradicating them.

Available on Rogers On Demand on October 24.