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Now Playing: Oscar Season Films on Movies On Demand; From 'The Help' to 'Tree of Life'

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood February 28, 2012 at 12:12PM

Playing on cable near you: in cased you missed a few, Movies On Demand has plenty of Awards Season films available now. Martin Scorsese's "Hugo" premieres on MOD February 28 (as well as DVD), while "The Descendants" (on DVD March 13), "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" (March 20), "Tinker Tailer Soldier Spy" (March 20) and more are set for March. They'll join the list of films already playing, which include "Drive," "The Tree of Life," "Bridesmaids," "Hell and Back Again" and "Rise of the Planet of the Apes." The complete list is below: Winners available on cable’s Movies on Demand:
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Jessica Chastain and Octavia Spencer in "The Help"
Jessica Chastain and Octavia Spencer in "The Help"

Playing on cable near you: in cased you missed a few, Movies On Demand has plenty of Awards Season films available now. Martin Scorsese's "Hugo" premieres on MOD February 28 (as well as DVD), while "The Descendants" (on DVD March 13), "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" (March 20), "Tinker Tailer Soldier Spy" (March 20) and more are set for March. They'll join the list of films already playing, which include "Drive," "The Tree of Life," "Bridesmaids," "Hell and Back Again" and "Rise of the Planet of the Apes." The complete list is below:

Winners available on cable’s Movies on Demand:

“Hugo” (Premieres on MOD February 28**)
Art Direction: Production Design by Dante Ferretti; Set Decoration: Francesca Lo Schiavo
Cinematography: Robert Richardson
Sound Editing: Philip Stockton and Eugene Gearty
Sound Mixing: Tom Fleischman and John Midgley
Visual Effects: Rob Legato, Joss Williams, Ben Grossmann and Alex Henning
 
“The Descendants” (Premieres on MOD March 13**, weeks before Netflix and Redbox)
Writing (Adapted Screenplay): Screenplay by Alexander Payne and Nat Faxon & Jim Rash
 
“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” (Premieres on MOD March 20**)
Film Editing: Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall
 
“Midnight in Paris” (Now playing)
Writing (Original Screenplay): Written by Woody Allen
 
“The Help” (Now playing)
Actress in a Supporting Role: Octavia Spencer
 
“Beginners” (Now playing)
Actor in a Supporting Role: Christopher Plummer
 
"The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore" (Now Playing as part of a package - Best Animated Short Films playing until March 13 in most systems*) Best Animated Short: William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg 
 
"The Shore" (Now Playing - as part of a package - Best Live Action Short Films playing until March 13 in most systems*)
Best Live Action Short: Terry George and Oorlagh George 
 
Nominated films premiering in March include: “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close” (March 27**- weeks before Netflix and Redbox), “My Week with Marilyn” (March 13**), “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” (March 20** - weeks before Netflix and Redbox), “The Adventures of Tintin” (March 20).
 
Nominated films currently playing include:
“Moneyball,” “The Tree of Life,” “Warrior,” “Bridesmaids,” (playing until Feb. 29) “Transformers: Dark of the Moon,” “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2,” “The Ides of March,” “Margin Call,” (playing until March 4) “Anonymous,” "Hell and Back Again," "If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front," “Drive,” “Real Steel,” and “Rise of the Planet of the Apes.”
 
With Movies On Demand through digital cable, viewers can watch movies instantly, pause, fast-forward and rewind.
 
*Title dates and availability may vary by system.
**Premieres on MOD same day as DVD.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.