Movies to Watch in October 2016: On Demand With ScreenCrush
Looking for something to watch this week? Overwhelmed by the sheer number of choices? Ready to give up and take a nice long walk outside on a crisp fall day?
Don’t even think about it! On Demand With ScreenCrush is here to help. Every two weeks, ScreenCrush Editor-in-Chief Matt Singer joins you to recommend three handpicked new titles you can watch at home right now from Movies on Demand. These are big new releases you won’t find streaming on Netflix, and the choices run the gamut from indie favorites, to major blockbusters, to insightful documentaries, and everything in between — all available with your remote.
In our sixth installment, we’ve got more of the best movies of 2016 you might have missed in theaters. The Ghostbusters are back with an all-new and all-amazing cast (Melissa McCarthy! Kristen Wiig! Leslie Jones! Kate McKinnon!) and directed by Bridesmaids’ Paul Feig. Daniel Radcliffe is back too — and he’s dead! (As a farting corpse - no really - in Swiss Army Man.) And The Purge is back as well with Election Year, which is about a nation tossed into chaos in the weeks leading up to a Presidential election while violence rages in the streets. Where does Hollywood come up with these ridiculous premises? No matter what kind of movie you want, you’ll find it On Demand.
On Demand With ScreenCrush is a brand new original series about the world of movies. This is our sixth episode, but we’ll be back with a new show in two weeks. Plus, we want your feedback. What are you watching On Demand this month? Which 2016 releases are you looking forward to seeing again? What did you think of our recommendations? Let us know, and don’t forget to subscribe to the ScreenCrush YouTube channel below to catch all our future episodes.
This week’s handpicked titles:
From director Paul Feig, Ghostbusters makes its long-awaited return starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones.
Running Time: 2:14
Swiss Army Man
Hank is stranded on a deserted island and has given up all hope. Everything changes when a corpse named Manny washes ashore. The two go on an epic adventure to bring Hank back to the woman of his dreams.
Running Time: 1:37
The Purge: Election Year
In her run for president, a senator and her head of security must survive the annual ritual or both be sacrificed for their sins against the state.
Running Time: 1:43