New VOD and Streaming Movies, Plus: How to Watch 'About Time' and 'Escape Plan' at Home Before Disc

New VOD and Streaming Movies, Plus: How to Watch 'About Time' and 'Escape Plan' at Home Before Disc

Jan 21, 2014

Check out 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

All Is Lost (lost-at-sea drama; Robert Redford; rated PG-13)

Blue Jasmine (Woody Allen's latest drama; Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin; rated PG-13)

Captain Phillips (action based on real-life events; Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi; rated PG-13)

Instructions Not Included (comedy; Eugenio Derbez, Jessica Lindsey; rated PG-13)

Machete Kills (action sequel; Danny Trejo, Mel Gibson, Michelle Rodriguez, Amber Heard; rated R)

Runner Runner (thriller; Ben Affleck, Justin Timberlake; rated R)

In a World… (comedy; Lake Bell, Rob Corddry; rated R)

Like Father, Like Son (switched-at-birth drama; Masaharu Fukuyama, Machiko Ono; premieres 1/23 on Movies On Demand and in theaters; 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 Like Father, Like Son. Plus:

About Time (sentimental romantic comedy from the director of Love Actually; Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams, Bill Nighy; available now to download to own—not rent—two weeks before disc; rated R)

Escape Plan (action; Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone; available now to download to own—not rent—two weeks before disc; rated R)

 

Amazon

Offers the same movies as cable Movies On Demand for rent and/or download except for Like Father, Like Son. Plus:

About Time, Escape Plan

 

Vudu

Offers the same movies as cable Movies On Demand for rent and/or download except for Like Father, Like Son. Plus:

About Time, Escape Plan

 

Netflix Watch Instantly: $7.99 per month

Recent additions:

Rent (musical drama; Adam Pascal, Rosario Dawson, Jesse L. Martin; rated PG-13)

Mitt (documentary; Mitt Romney; premieres 1/24 only on Netflix; not rated)

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