New VOD and Streaming Movies, Plus: How to Watch 'Ender's Game' and 'The Counselor' at Home Before Disc

New VOD and Streaming Movies, Plus: How to Watch 'Ender's Game' and 'The Counselor' at Home Before Disc

Jan 28, 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

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (animated family-film sequel; voices: Bill Hader, Anna Faris; rated PG)

Enough Said (romantic comedy; Julia Louis-Dreyfus, James Gandolfini; rated PG-13)

Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa (Unedited) (comedy; Johnny Knoxville, Jackson Nicoll; not rated)

Last Vegas (comedy; Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman; rated PG-13)

Rush ( based-on-true-story action drama about F1 racing; Chris Hemsworth, Daniel Brühl, Olivia Wilde; rated R)

Afternoon Delight (dark comedy; Kathryn Hahn, Juno Temple; rated R)

Grace Unplugged (drama; A.J. Michalka, James Denton; rated PG)

Metallica Through the Never (thriller; Dane DeHaan, James Hetfield; also available in 3D; rated R)

Grand Piano (thriller; Elijah Wood, John Cusack; pretheatrical release premieres 1/30 on MOD; 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 except for Grand Piano. Plus:

Banshee Chapter (thriller; Katia Winter, Michael McMillian, Ted Levine; rated R)

Ender's Game (young-adult sci-fi; Harrison Ford, Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld, Viola Davis, Abigail Breslin, Ben Kingsley; available now to download to own—not rent—two weeks before disc; rated PG-13)

The Best Man Holiday (comedy; Monica Calhoun, Taye Diggs, Regina Hall, Morris Chestnut, Terrence Howard; available now to download to own—not rent—two weeks before disc; rated R)

The Counselor (Unedited) (Ridley Scott-directed drama; Michael Fassbender, Penelope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Javier Bardem, Brad Pitt; available now to download to own—not rent—two weeks before disc; unrated)

 

Amazon

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

Banshee Chapter, The Best Man Holiday, The Counselor and Ender's Game

 

Vudu

Offers the same movies as cable Movies On Demand for rent and/or download except for Metallica Through the Never and Grand Piano. Plus:

Banshee Chapter, The Best Man Holiday, The Counselor and Ender's Game

 

Netflix Watch Instantly: $7.99 per month

Recent additions:

The Croods (animated family film; voices: Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds, Catherine Keener, Cloris Leachman, Clark Duke; available 1/29; rated PG)

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