This week TDS TV on Demand brings one of the year’s biggest – and best – hits: “Mad Max: Fury Road.” In addition, there are several well-done dramas, including the romance “Age of Adaline” and the Brian Wilson biopic “Love & Mercy.”
New on TDS TV on Demand
Mad Max: Fury Road
The “Mad Max” franchise is reinvigorated in one of the most electric action films in years. Tom Hardy picks up the role of Max, but its Charlize Theron, as the warrior Furiosa, who steals the show. Available September 1.
I’ll See You In My Dreams
Enjoyable flick about a widow (Blythe Danner) who, with the help of her friends, discovers that life can began at any age. This heartfelt film scores mainly due to the wonderful cast, which, along with Danner, includes Sam Elliot, Rhea Perlman and Mary Kay Place. Available September 1.
The Age of Adaline
Blake Lively stars as a woman who is rendered ageless through an accident. After eight decades of a lonely existence she meets a man who rekindles her passion for life. An enjoyable, if somewhat hokey, romance. Available September 4.
Love & Mercy
Fascinating film about the life of Brian Wilson, the creative heart of the Beach Boys. The movie depicts Wilson as he descends into mental illness during the 1960s, as well as his life in the 1980s as a broken man. John Cusack and Paul Dano star as the young and old versions of Wilson. Available September 11.
USA’s hacker series – one of this year’s most intriguing shows – wraps up its first season. Wednesday, September 2, USA.
Jimi Hendrix: Electric Church
Music fans won’t want to miss this documentary about the legendary guitarist, which features never-before-seen footage of Hendrix and his band at the Atlanta Pop Music Festival just months before his death. Friday, September 4, Showtime.
Hand of God
Ron Perlman (Sons of Anarchy, Beauty and the Beast) stars as an unhinged judge who plots his revenge on a rapist who tore his family apart. The entire season drops Friday, September 4, on Hulu.
Arthur & George
It seems we just can’t get enough of Sherlock Holmes. In this first-rate detective mini-series, the focus is on Holmes’ creator Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Sunday, September 6, PBS.
Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Funnyman Colbert takes the baton from late night legend David Letterman. A host of powerhouse guests are on tap early, including Jeb Bush, Scarlett Johansson, Kendrick Lamar, George Clooney and Stephen King. Debuts Tuesday, September 8, CBS.
If you love yourself a good police drama, the western-influnced “Longmire” is one of the best. It sports a great cast (including Robert Taylor, Katee Sackhoff and Lou Diamond Phillips) as well as first-rate stories. All 10 episodes debut on Thursday, September 10, on Netflix.
Are you ready for some football? The Steelers head to New England to battle the Patriots to kick off the 2015 NFL season. Thursday, September 10, NBC.
Under the Dome
CBS wraps the series, which was based on a Stephen King novel, after three seasons. Catch the finale to find out what happens to the residents of Chester’s Mill. Thursday, September 10, CBS.
Amazon is looking to produce a series based on the 1999 cult sci-fi film “Galaxy Quest.” No word if any of the original cast (which included Tim Allen), will return.
“American Dad” has been renewed by TBS through 2018.
The comedy show “Difficult People” has been renewed for a second season by Hulu.
Allison Sweeney is exiting “The Biggest Loser” as host. She has held the position since 2007. No replacement has been named.
Katherine Heigl has been cast in the lead of “Doubt,” a legal drama pilot for CBS.
The reboot of “Coach” has been sidelined by NBC – at least for the time being. The show will be shopped by its producers to another network.
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