New VOD and Streaming Movies, Plus: How to Watch 'American Hustle' and 'Veronica Mars' at Home Before Disc

New VOD and Streaming Movies, Plus: How to Watch 'American Hustle' and 'Veronica Mars' at Home Before Disc

Mar 11, 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

Homefront (action; Jason Statham, James Franco; rated R)

Inside Llewyn Davis (Coen brothers-directed period drama; Oscar Isaac, Justin Timberlake, Carey Mulligan; rated R)

Out of the Furnace (drama; Christian Bale, Casey Affleck, Willem Dafoe, Woody Harrelson; rated R)

Perfect Sisters (horror; Abigail Breslin, Mira Sorvino; pretheatrical release available now; not rated)

A Birder's Guide to Everything (comedy; Ben Kingsley, Kodi Smit-McPhee; pretheatrical release; rated PG-13)

The Face of Love (drama; Annette Bening, Ed Harris, Robin Williams; premieres 3/13 on MOD and in theaters; rated PG-13)

Better Living Through Chemistry (comedy; Olivia Wilde, Sam Rockwell, Ray Liotta, Jane Fonda; premieres 3/14 on MOD 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 A Birder's Guide to Everything, The Face of Love and Better Living Through Chemistry. Plus:

American Hustle (dialed-to-11 drama based on real-life events; Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Jeremey Renner; available now to download to own—not rent—one week before disc; rated R)

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (comedy sequel; Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd; available now to download to own—not rent—three weeks before disc; unrated)

Veronica Mars (Kickstarter-funded thriller based on cancelled TV show; Kristen Bell, Jason Dohring, Krysten Ritter; available for preorder to download to own—not rent—on 3/14, the same day it premieres in theaters; rated PG-13)

Walking with Dinosaurs: The Movie (animated family film; voices of John Leguizamo, Justin Long; available now to download to own—not rent—two week before disc; rated PG)

 

Amazon

Offers the same movies as cable Movies On Demand for rent and/or download except for A Birder's Guide to Everything, The Face of Love and Better Living Through Chemistry. Plus:

American Hustle, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, Veronica Mars, Walking with Dinosaurs: The Movie

 

Vudu

Offers the same movies as cable Movies On Demand for rent and/or download except for A Birder's Guide to Everything, The Face of Love and Better Living Through Chemistry. Plus:

American Hustle, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, Veronica Mars, Walking with Dinosaurs: The Movie

 

Netflix Watch Instantly: $7.99 per month

New this week: Turbo (3/12) and Max Steel (3/15)

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