Coming to Video-On-Demand in April 2017

Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling in Damien Chazelle's Oscar-winning musical "La La Land."

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the first big screen original Star Wars adventure to play in the margins of the defining story, and the Oscar-winning contemporary musical La La Land with Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone come to cable and streaming video-on-demand in April.

Also coming in April are the based-on-a-true-story Oscar-nominated dramas Hidden Figures, with Taraji P. Henson and Octavia Spencer as two of the key women behind the scenes of the original NASA missions, and Lion, with Dev Patel as an orphan who uses Google maps to find his family in India, both based on true stories. Also based on a true story is The Founder, with Michael Keaton as McDonalds entrepreneur Ray Crock.

From M. Night Shyamalan comes the thriller Split with James McAvoy and Anya Taylor Joy. Far more low-key is Jim Jarmusch’s Paterson with Adam Driver as a poet bus driver. And from Germany comes the Oscar-nominated comedy Toni Erdmann.

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 April

April 4
Generation Found
Office Christmas Party
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Silver Skies
We Don’t Belong Here

April 7
1 Mile to You
Speech & Debate
The Ticket
The Void

April 11
The Bye Bye Man
Hidden Figures
Monster Trucks
Toni Erdmann

April 14
Mission Control: The Unsung Heroes of Apollo
The Outcasts
Queen of the Desert

April 18
The Dark Tapes
The Duelist
The Founder
Ocean Waves

April 25
La La Land
Underworld: Blood Wars
We Are X

April 28
A Dark Song
Voice from the Stone

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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