New VOD and Streaming Movies, Plus: 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 1' Catches Fire at Home Now

New VOD and Streaming Movies, Plus: 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 1' Catches Fire at Home Now

Feb 17, 2015

Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and own this week on the various streaming services such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu and, of course, Netflix.


Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical exclusives for rent, priced from $3-$10, in 24- or 48-hour periods

Dumb and Dumber To (long-awaited comedy sequel; Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels; rated PG-13)

St. Vincent (comedy; Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy; rated PG-13)

The Theory of Everything (Oscar-begging romantic drama; Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones; rated PG-13)

The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (Studio Ghibli animation; voices: Chloë Grace Moretz, James Marsden; rated PG)

 

Streaming/Digital Download: Rent from $4-$7 or own from $13-$20 (HD may cost more than SD)
 

iTunes

Offers the same movies as cable Movies On Demand for rent and/or download except for The Tale of Princess Kaguya. Plus:

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1 (YA action-adventure sequel; Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman; available now to download to own—not rent—over two weeks before disc; rated PG-13)

Inherent Vice (impenetrable ice directed by Paul Thomas Anderson; Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Owen Wilson, Reese Witherspoon; rated R)

Son of a Gun (action-adventure; Ewan McGregor, Brenton Thwaites, Alicia Vikander; available now to download to own—not rent—four weeks before disc; rated R)

V/H/S: Viral (horror; Blair Redford, Carrie Keagan; rated R)

Game of Thrones: Season Four (HBO fantasy-action-drama series;  Emilia Clarke, Lena Headey, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, Sophie Turner, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau; available now on Digital HD as well as Blu-ray and DVD; not rated)

 

Amazon

Offers the same movies as cable Movies On Demand for rent and/or download except for The Tale of Princess Kaguya. Plus:

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1, Inherent Vice, Son of a Gun, V/H/S: Viral, Game of Thrones: Season Four

 

Vudu

Offers the same movies as cable Movies On Demand for rent and/or download except for The Tale of Princess Kaguya. Plus:

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1, Inherent Vice, Son of a Gun, V/H/S: Viral, Game of Thrones: Season Four

 

Netflix Watch Instantly: $8.99 per month

New This Week:

Save the Date, The Overnighters, Earth to Echo, The Fluffy Movie, In Secret, White Bird in a Blizzard, RoboCop (2014, available 2/21)

 

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