Coming to Video-on-Demand in August 2016

Mowgli and friends in Disney's live-action 'The Jungle Book.'

Disney’s hit live action remake of The Jungle Book with Ben Kingsley, Bill Murray, Lupita Nyong’o, and Scarlett Johansson as the voices of the jungle animals, the seventies private eye flashback The Nice Guys with Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling, and the animated The Angry Birds Movie are among the movies arriving from theaters to video-on-demand in the month of August.

Also coming in August is the Jane Austen adaptation Love & Friendship with Kate Beckinsale and Chloe Sevigny, the offbeat romantic fantasy The Lobster with Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz, Tom Hanks in A Hologram For The King from the Dave Eggers novel, and the documentaries De Palma and Richard Linklater: Dream is Destiny.

Video-on-Demand, what used to be known pay-per-view, is essentially a streaming rental service and has become one of the most popular home viewing choices for new movies. It is available through digital cable and satellite systems and web-based VOD services like iTunes, Amazon Video, Vudu, Flixster, and Google Play.

Here’s what arriving on VOD August

August 2
Batman: The Killing Joke
The Bronze
The Brooklyn Banker (before theaters)
Last Days in the Desert
The Lobster
Meet the Blacks
Mother’s Day
Schneider vs. Bax

August 5
Five Nights in Maine
Richard Linklater: Dream is Destiny (same day as theaters)

August 9
A Hologram for the King
The Million Dollar Duck

August 12 (same day as theaters)
Amateur Night

August 16
The Angry Birds Movie
God’s Not Dead 2
Love & Friendship

August 19 (same day as theaters)
Lo And Behold, Reveries of the Connected World
Morris From America

August 23
Dark Horse
The Huntsman: Winter’s War (Extended Edition)
Maggie’s Plan
The Man Who Knew Infinity
The Nice Guys
Ratchet & Clank

August 26 (same day as theaters)
Blood Father
In Order of Disappearance
The Intervention
The Sea Of Trees

August 30
De Palma
Ghost Team
The Jungle Book (2016)
Me Before You
My Love, Don’t Cross That River
Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping

Dates are subject to change without notice.

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Sean Axmaker is a Seattle film critic and writer. He writes the weekly newspaper column Stream On Demand and the companion website, and his work appears at, Turner Classic Movies online, The Film Noir Foundation, and Parallax View.

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