Evil Queens and Babies: New Releases This Week

September 13, 2012

Charlize Theron in Snow White and the Huntsman. Photo credit: Universal Studios

Check out the films premiering on DIRECTV CINEMA this week available to watch online or on TV beginning Tuesday, September 11. Whether you want romance, comedy, an action or historical drama, we’ve got the movie for you!

Snow White and the Huntsman
In this suspenseful action-adventure twist on the classic fairy tale, the Evil Queen (Charlize Theron) sets out to kill Snow White (Kristen Stewart) – the one person in the kingdom fairer than she. Sent by the Evil Queen to capture Snow White, the Huntsman (Chris Hemsworth) winds up instead helping to train and mentor her in the art of war. Snow White also receives some assistance from Prince William (Sam Clafin), who has long been enchanted by her beauty. Will this be enough to defeat the Evil Queen and save the Empire?

What to Expect When You’re Expecting
In this uplifting romantic comedy based on the best-selling book of the same name, five expectant and interconnected couples living in Atlanta go through the thrills and pains of the childbirth process. The star-studded cast includes Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, Elizabeth Banks, Chace Crawford, Anna Kendrick, Dennis Quaid, and Chris Rock, among others. These couples will soon realize that preparing for a newborn is not at all what they had expected.

Lola Versus
This Indie romantic comedy set in New York City takes a look at the life of Lola, (Greta Gerwig) who is about to marry the man of her dreams, Luke (Joel Kinnaman), until he calls off the engagement just three weeks before the wedding. With the help of two friends, Lola attempts to pick herself up, dive back into dating, and come to terms with her status as a single woman approaching 30.

For Greater Glory: The True Story of Cristiada
This exhilarating action film based on the 1920s Cristero War, a rebellion which arose out of the Mexican government’s violent persecution of the Catholic Church, chronicles an impassioned group of men and women taking part in this daring revolt. When Father Christopher (Peter O’Toole), a Catholic priest is murdered by government forces, a young boy name José Luis Sanchez (Mauricio Kuri) joins the rebel forces led by General Enrique Gorostieta (Andy Garcia).

Girl in Progress
This dark comedy centers on the relationship between a single mother played by Eva Mendes and her daughter, Ansiedad (Cierra Ramirez). With her mother too preoccupied with work and an affair with a married doctor to pay her much attention, Ansiedad decides to skip adolescence and shortcut to a life of adulthood, leading her awry.