New VOD and Streaming Movies, Plus: How to Watch 'Despicable Me 2' and 'Elysium' Weeks Before Disc

New VOD and Streaming Movies, Plus: How to Watch 'Despicable Me 2' and 'Elysium' Weeks Before Disc

Nov 26, 2013

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

Getaway (action, Ethan Hawke, Selena Gomez; rated PG-13)

Jobs (biopic about Apple founder Steve Jobs; Ashton Kutcher, Dermot Mulroney; rated PG-13)

RED 2 (action sequel; Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, John Malkovich, Mary-Louise Parker, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Anthony Hopkins; PG-13)

Turbo (animated; voices: Ryan Reynolds, Paul Giamatti; rated PG)

The Truth About Emanuel (thriller; Jessica Biel, Kaya Scodelario; pretheatrical release; not rated)

The Punk Singer (music documentary; Kathleen Hanna, Joan Jett; premieres 11/29 in theaters and on MOD; 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 The Punk Singer. Plus:

Despicable Me 2 (animated; voices: Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Benjamin Bratt, Russell Brand; available now to download to own—not rent—a month before disc; rated PG)

Elysium (sci-fi drama; Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley, Alice Braga; available now to download to own—not rent—three weeks before disc; rated R)

 

Amazon

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

Despicable Me 2, Elysium

Vudu

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

Despicable Me 2, Elysium

 

Netflix Watch Instantly: $7.99 per month

Recent additions:

My Week with Marilyn (drama; Michelle Williams, Eddie Redmayne, Kenneth Branagh, Dominic Cooper, Emma Watson, Julia Ormond, Judi Dench; rated R)

Crystal Fairy (indie comedy; Michael Cera, Gaby Hoffmann; not rated)

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