New VOD and Streaming Movies, Plus: Download Scarlett Johansson in 'Lucy' Two Weeks Before Disc

New VOD and Streaming Movies, Plus: Download Scarlett Johansson in 'Lucy' Two Weeks Before Disc

Jan 06, 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

Boyhood (Oscar-bait drama; Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette, Ellar Coltrane; rated R)

Get on Up (biopic about James Brown; Chadwick Boseman, Viola Davis; rated PG-13)

No Good Deed (thriller; Idris Elba, Taraji P. Henson; rated PG-13)

The Guest (stylish thriller by the makers of You're Next; Dan Stevens, Ethan Embry; rated R)

21 Years: Richard Linklater (documentary; Ethan Hawke, Jack Black; premieres 1/8; not rated)

Predestination (sci-fi; Ethan Hawke, Noah Taylor; premieres 1/9 on MOD and in theaters; rated R)

The World Made Straight (thriller; Jeremy Irvine, Minka Kelly; premieres 1/9 on MOD and in theaters; rated R)

 

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. Plus:

Lucy (sci-fi action; Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman; available now to download to own—not rent—two weeks before disc; rated R)

The Book of Life (animated family-friendly film; voices of Channing Tatum, Zoe Saldana, Christina Applegate; available now to download to own—not rent; rated PG)

Love Is Strange (drama; Marisa Tomei, John Lithgow, Alfred Molina; available now to download to own—not rent—one week before disc; rated R)

Laggies (comedy; Chloe Grace Moretz, Keira Knightley, Sam Rockwell; available now to download to own—not rent—two weeks before disc; rated R)

The Houses October Built (horror; Brandy Schaefer, Zack Andrews, Bobby Roe, Mikey Roe; unrated)

 

Amazon

Offers the same movies as cable Movies On Demand for rent and/or download except for The World Made Straight. Plus:

Lucy, The Book of Life, Love Is Strange, Laggies, The Houses October Built

 

Vudu

Offers the same movies as cable Movies On Demand for rent and/or download. Plus:

Lucy, The Book of Life, Love Is Strange, Laggies, The Houses October Built

 

Netflix Watch Instantly: $8.99 per month

New This Week:

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