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Philip Seymour Hoffman leads a stellar cast (Rachel (Credit: Roadside Attractions)

Philip Seymour Hoffman leads a stellar cast (Rachel McAdams, Willem Dafoe, Robin Wright) in the latest John Le Carré thriller "A Most Wanted Man." Low energy, but the small screen might well serve this actor-driven film. (Rated R, available now.)

Best new movies available On Demand

"Maleficent," "22 Jump Street" and more: See our picks for the box office hits and films that are yet to hit theaters that are available, or will be soon, to watch On Demand, whether you subscribe to Optimum, Time Warner Cable, DirecTV, Dish or Verizon.

'Let's Be Cops'

Jake Johnson and Damon Wayans, Jr., star in
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Jake Johnson and Damon Wayans, Jr., star in "Let's Be Cops," one of those we-got-carried-away comedies. Not hilarious, not terrible, with two very likable leads. Contains deleted scenes, which may or may not improve things. (Rated R, available Nov. 25.)

'How To Train Your Dragon 2'

"How To Train Your Dragon 2" is possibly
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"How To Train Your Dragon 2" is possibly a smidge better, and definitely more emotional, than the first film. Lovely animation and a great voice cast (Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett). Parents should be forewarned about a sorrowful death scene. (Rated PG, available Nov. 25.)

'Into the Storm'

After two "Sharknado" movies, it's tough not to
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After two "Sharknado" movies, it's tough not to burst out laughing at this preposterous, cornball disaster-flick. If you're feeling snarky, "Into the Storm" is camp heaven. With Richard Armitage and Sarah Wayne Callies. (Rated PG-13, available Nov. 18.)

'22 Jump Street'

In "22 Jump Street" Jonah Hill and Channing
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In "22 Jump Street" Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum reprise their over-age-student roles from 2012's hit comedy "21 Jump Street." The many jokes about how bad sequels are only proves the point, but the stars still have great chemistry. (Rated R, premieres Nov. 18.)

'James Cameron's Deepsea Challenge'

James Cameron chronicles his self-financed dive to the
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James Cameron chronicles his self-financed dive to the deepest part of the world's ocean in "James Cameron's Deepsea Challenge." Fun stuff for movie fans, tech-heads and anyone interested in science. (Rated PG, available Nov. 11.)

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'A Most Wanted Man'

Philip Seymour Hoffman leads a stellar cast (Rachel
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Philip Seymour Hoffman leads a stellar cast (Rachel McAdams, Willem Dafoe, Robin Wright) in the latest John Le Carré thriller "A Most Wanted Man." Low energy, but the small screen might well serve this actor-driven film. (Rated R, available now.)

'Maleficent'

Disney's live-action film "Maleficent," about the animated queen
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Disney's live-action film "Maleficent," about the animated queen from 1959's "Sleeping Beauty," drew mixed reviews, but many praised Angelina Jolie in the complex title role. (Rated PG, available now.)

'Brick Mansions'

Paul Walker, the late star of the "Fast
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Paul Walker, the late star of the "Fast and Furious" franchise, plays an undercover cop in "Brick Mansions," set in a future Detroit that's been walled off from the world. This parkour-themed action flick is goofy, enjoyable junk. The rapper RZA steals the show as a dandy villain. (Rated PG-13, available now.)

'Ida'

A young Polish nun (Agata Trzebuchowska) is surprised
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A young Polish nun (Agata Trzebuchowska) is surprised to learn she is descended from Jewish parents killed during World War II in "Ida." This post-Holocaust drama is not what you might expect: It's utterly unsentimental, and the more powerful for it. Agata Kulesza, as Ida's rage-filled aunt, practically scorches the screen. In Polish with English subtitles. (Rated PG-13, available now.)

'Captain America: The Winter Soldier'

A perfectly good addition to the Marvel universe,
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A perfectly good addition to the Marvel universe, "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" is full of rough action and snappy humor, though it's not nearly as artful as 2011's "Captain America: The First Avenger." The fine cast includes Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson and a delightfully cool Robert Redford. (Rated PG-13, available now.)

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'Neighbors'

Seth Rogen and Zac Efron play a new
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Seth Rogen and Zac Efron play a new dad and a hard-partying frat boy, respectively, who end up living next to each other in "Neighbors." Great chemistry between the two, plus a surprisingly insightful script, lift this R-rated comedy above the average. With Rose Byrne. (Rated R, available Sept. 23)

'Chef'

Jon Favreau's modest comedy, "Chef," in which he
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Jon Favreau's modest comedy, "Chef," in which he plays a fancy-pants chef reduced to driving a food truck, is so charming and sweet you may not care about the total absence of plot. And what a cast: Dustin Hoffman, Oliver Platt, Scarlett Johansson, John Leguizamo and young Emjay Anthony are nothing short of terrific. It's all icing and no cake -- but who doesn't love icing? (Rated R, available Sept. 30)

'The One I Love'

A romantic comedy with Elisabeth Moss and Mark
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A romantic comedy with Elisabeth Moss and Mark Duplass, "The One I Love" packs a high-concept twist that critics are being careful not to spoil. Let's just say that reviews have been strong, and this is surely the first time Duplass has been called "spectacular" by Variety. (Rated R, available Aug. 1)

'Locke'

Tom Hardy ("Inception") plays a working-class bloke on
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Tom Hardy ("Inception") plays a working-class bloke on a fateful drive to London, and he's the only actor you'll see in the entire film. If you're not familiar with his singular genius, start with "Locke." (Rated R, available Aug. 12)

'Fading Gigolo'

In a rare break from making his own
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In a rare break from making his own movies, Woody Allen plays a nebbish who pimps out his shy best friend (writer-director John Turturro). "Fading Gigolo" is terribly uneven but worth seeing for Allen, who hasn't been this funny, charming and likable in years. (Rated R, available Aug. 19)

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'The Two Faces of January'

Based solely on the credits, "The Two Faces
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Based solely on the credits, "The Two Faces of January" could be a winner. Oscar Isaac ("Inside Llewyn Davis") plays a con man who becomes entangled with an attractive couple (Kirsten Dunst and Viggo Mortensen). It's adapted from the novel by Patricia Highsmith ("The Talented Mr. Ripley"). (Rated PG-13, available Aug. 28)

'Draft Day'

Kevin Costner plays a football manager trying to
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Kevin Costner plays a football manager trying to cattle-trade his way to a winning team without losing his integrity. The surprise in "Draft Day" is that Ivan Reitman ("Ghostbusters") directs the holy heck out of this thing, transforming a squishy sports story into a fast-moving, visually inventive comedy-drama. Though not exactly a winner, the movie sure leaves it all on the field. (Rated PG-13, available Aug. 29)

'Blended'

A family rom-com starring Adam Sandler and Drew
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A family rom-com starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore. You may be wondering: Is it atrocious, or merely bad? Actually, "Blended" is OK, thanks to its two charming stars as single parents reluctantly falling in love. Manage your expectations. (Rated PG-13, available Aug. 26)

'The Grand Budapest Hotel'

Your small screen may diminish the visuals in
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Your small screen may diminish the visuals in this painstakingly detailed production from director Wes Anderson ("The Royal Tenenbaums"), but you can still appreciate the deadpan humor of "The Grand Budapest Hotel's" star-studded cast, which includes Ralph Fiennes, Adrien Brody and Mia Wasikowska. (Rated R, available now.)

'Life Itself'

The late Roger Ebert allowed director Steve James

The late Roger Ebert allowed director Steve James ("Hoop Dreams") to chronicle his final five months for this biographical documentary. The result: "Life Itself" is a look back at the inspirational career of our last great film critic. (Rated R, available now.)

'Under the Skin'

It stars Scarlett Johansson, but be warned --
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It stars Scarlett Johansson, but be warned -- "Under the Skin" ain't for everyone. The story of an alien who preys on Earth men (mostly nonactors ambushed on the street), the movie is artful and mesmerizing but deeply nihilistic. The soundtrack, by indie rocker Mica Levi, will scrape you raw. (Rated R, available now.)

'Noah'

Pre-release outrage from the Christian community over this
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Pre-release outrage from the Christian community over this unorthodox Biblical epic (starring Russell Crowe as the ark-builder) forced Paramount Pictures to add a disclaimer to its trailers -- and then "Noah" kind of faded away. Too bad, because it's the weirdest, wiggiest Bible movie you'll ever see. (Rated PG-13, available now.)

'Lone Survivor'

In "Lone Survivor" (2013), a dramatization of the
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In "Lone Survivor" (2013), a dramatization of the Middle East Navy SEAL operation known as Red Wings, Taylor Kitsch plays Patchogue-raised Michael Murphy, though the starring role goes to Mark Wahlberg as Marcus Luttrell, who wrote the source book. The basic formula -- brutal action plus sentimental speeches -- will work for some viewers, but probably not for all. (Rated R, available on demand June 3.)

'Non-Stop'

Terrific B-grade fun in this preposterous but tightly-wound
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Terrific B-grade fun in this preposterous but tightly-wound thriller about an air marshal (Liam Neeson) trying to stop a terrorist in the middle of an overseas flight. Julianne Moore also stars. Please remember to switch off all logical reasoning skills before takeoff. (Rated PG-13, available now.)

'Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit'

Chris Pine steps into the shoes of the
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Chris Pine steps into the shoes of the CIA hero created by novelist Tom Clancy. Pine is an appealingly fresh face, and Kevin Costner adds gravitas as Ryan's jaded handler, but the script feels as creaky as a Cold War fighter jet. Kenneth Branagh directs, and also overacts as the Bond-style villain. (Rated PG-13, available now.)

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