On Demand DVD New Releases Aug. 5-11

On Demand DVD New Releases Aug. 5-11: A busy week for big-name stars, including Matthew McConaughey and Reese Witherspoon (Mud), Tom Cruise and Morgan Freeman (Oblivion), Kristen Stewart and Garret Hedlund (On the Road), Bradley Cooper , Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes (Place Beyond the Pines), Chris O’Dowd (The Sapphires), and Ben Affleck, Rachel McAdams, Javier Bardem (To the Wonder)


Mud Two teenage boys in Mississippi encounter a mysterious man on the run from bounty hunters and agree to help him while also trying to reunite him with his lost love. Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Tye Sheridan (PG-13, 2:11) 8/6  Same as DVD

Oblivion Tom Cruise stars in director Joseph Kosinski’s (TRON: Legacy) visually stunning futuristic saga about a man assigned to extract Earth’s remaining resources. Yet when he gets sidetracked trying to rescue a beautiful stranger, he kicks off a chain of events that lead him to question everything about the world he knows. Also stars Morgan Freeman, Olga Kurylenko (PG-13, 2:04) 8/6 Same as DVD

On the Road Jack Kerouac’s landmark novel that kicked off the Beat movement finally makes it to the big screen, telling the immortal tale of two free spirits traveling across the country and the free spirits they meet. Sam Riley, Garrett Hedlund, Kristen Stewart (R, 2:04) 8/6  Same as DVD

The Place Beyond the Pines Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper star in this searing drama about a motorcycle stunt rider who robs banks to support his family, and the idealistic rookie cop on his tail. The cop has his own troubles, dealing with deep-seated corruption in his own ranks. Also stars Eva Mendes (R, 2:20) 8/6  Same as DVD

The Sapphires Four young Australian Aboriginal girls form an all-girl singing group to entertain U.S. troops in Vietnam in this fact-based comedy. Chris O’Dowd, Deborah Mailman, Jessica Mauboy (PG-13, 1:43) 8/6  Same as DVD

To the Wonder Terrence Malick (The Tree of Life) directs this impressionistic romance about a couple who fall in love in Paris and relocate to Oklahoma, where their relationship wanes as they make connections with other people. Ben Affleck, Rachel McAdams, Javier Bardem (R, 1:52) 8/6  Same as DVD

Availability dates subject to change. Check your cable provider for ordering information. 3-D movies require a 3-D TV.

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