Coming to Video On Demand in October 2018

Evangeline Lilly and Paul Rudd in the Marvel movie directed by Peyton Reed

Ant-Man and the Wasp, the colorful, playful superhero reprieve from the darkness currently falling across the Marvel movies, and action spectacle Skyscraper with Dwayne Johnson in a modern towering inferno in China come home to Cable on Demand, VOD, and DVD in October to deliver the thrills. And for something a little less adrenaline-pumped, the musical Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again returns with more Abba songs plus Cher in the sunny Mediterranean.

Also arriving in October is the acclaimed Leave No Trace starring Ben Foster as a troubled military vet living off the grid with his teenage daughter, compassionate indie comedy Eighth Grade, the satirical Sorry to Bother You, and the violent drug war sequel Sicario: Day of the Soldado with Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin.

Coming to VOD same day as theaters is Loving Pablo with Javier Bardem and Penélope Cruz, and there of course there are monster movies and horrors for the Halloween season, from the family friendly animated comedy Hotel Transylvania 3 to the violent The First Purge.

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 most digital cable and satellite systems. Most titles are also available through web-based VOD services like iTunes, Amazon Video, Vudu, Fandango, and Google Play.

Here are the notable arrivals coming to VOD in October.

October 2

Leave No Trace
Sicario: Day of the Soldado
A Dangerous Idea
The First Purge
The Landing
Maximum Impact
Three Identical Strangers
S.M.A.R.T. Chase

October 5
Await Further Instructions (same day as theaters)
Bayou Caviar (same day as theaters)
A Crooked Somebody (same day as theaters)
Heavy Trip (same day as theaters)
Loving Pablo (same day as theaters)

October 9
Eighth Grade
Hotel Transylvania 3
Age of Summer

October 12
I Still See You (same day as theaters)
Look Away (same day as theaters)
All Square (same day as theaters)

October 16
Ant-Man and the Wasp
55 Steps
Unfriended: Dark Web

October 19
Change in the Air (same day as theaters)
Galveston (same day as theaters)
Nigerian Prince (same day as theaters)
Reach (same day as theaters)

October 23
American Chaos
A Happening of Monumental Proportions
Mamma Mia!: Here We Go Again
Sorry To Bother You
The Sun at Midnight

October 27
Solis (same day as theaters)

October 30
The Darkest Minds
Death of a Nation
Slender Man
The Spy Who Dumped Me
Teen Titans Go! To The Movies

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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