New VOD and Streaming Movies, Plus: How to Watch '12 Years a Slave,' 'Nebraska' and 'Oldboy' Before Disc

New VOD and Streaming Movies, Plus: How to Watch '12 Years a Slave,' 'Nebraska' and 'Oldboy' Before Disc

Feb 18, 2014

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

Baggage Claim (comedy; Paula Patton, Taye Diggs; rated PG-13)

McCanick (crime thriller; David Morse, Cory Monteith; pretheatrical release; rated R)

Romeo & Juliet (romance; Hailee Steinfeld, Douglas Booth; rated PG-13)

Cheap Thrills (horror comedy; Pat Healy, Ethan Embry; pretheatrical release premieres 2/21; not rated)

 

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 Cheap Thrills. Plus:

12 Years a Slave (Oscar-begging historical drama; Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Brad Pitt; available now to download to own—not rent—two weeks before disc; rated R)

Nebraska (Alexander Payne-directed drama; Bruce Dern, Will Forte; available now to download to own—not rent—one week before disc; rated R)

Oldboy (Spike Lee-directed action remake; Josh Brolin, Samuel L. Jackson, Elizabeth Olsen, Sharlto Copley; available now to download to own—not rent—two weeks before disc; rated R)

The Invoking (horror; Josh Truax, D'Angelo Midili, Trin Miller; unrated)

 

Amazon

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

12 Years a Slave, Nebraska, Oldboy, The Invoking

 

Vudu

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

12 Years a Slave, Nebraska, The Invoking

 

Netflix Watch Instantly: $7.99 per month

Recent additions:

Somewhere (Sofia Coppola-directed drama; Stephen Dorff, Elle Fanning; rated R)

Jesus Camp (documentary about kids who want to become the next Billy Graham; Lou Engle, Becky Fischer; available 2/21; rated PG-13)

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