New VOD and Streaming Movies, Plus: How to Watch 'Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters' and 'Kick-Ass 2' at Home Before Disc

New VOD and Streaming Movies, Plus: How to Watch 'Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters' and 'Kick-Ass 2' at Home Before Disc

Dec 03, 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

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (young-adult fantasy; Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower; rated PG-13)

The Smurfs 2 (animated; Neil Patrick Harris, Hank Azaria; rated PG)

Smash & Grab: The Story of the Pink Panthers (jewel-thief documentary; Tomislav Tom Benson, Daniel Vivian; not rated)

Crave (drama; Edward Furlong, Ron Perlman, Emma Lung, Josh Lawson; premieres on MOD and in theaters on 12/6; not rated)

Live at the Foxes Den (drama; Jackson Rathbone, Jocelin Donahue; premieres on MOD and in theaters on12/6; not rated)

Adventures of the Penguin King (documentary; narrated by Tim Allen; premieres on MOD and in theaters on 12/6; rated PG)

Twice Born (drama; Penélope Cruz, Emile Hirsch; premieres on MOD and in theaters on 12/6, 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 Live at the Foxes Den, Adventures of the Penguin King and Twice Born. Plus:

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (young-adult sci-fi fantasy; Logan Lerman, Brandon T. Jackson, Alexandra Daddario; available now to download to own—not rent—two weeks before disc; rated PG)

Kick-Ass 2 (superhero action-adventure; Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloe Grace Moretz, Jim Carrey, Christopher Mintz-Plasse; available now to download to own—not rent—two weeks before disc; rated R)

The Family (Mafia action-adventure; Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Tommy Lee Jones; 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 Crave, Live at the Foxes Den, Adventures of the Penguin King and Twice Born. Plus:

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, Kick-Ass 2, The Family

 

Vudu

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

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, Kick-Ass 2, The Family

 

Netflix Watch Instantly: $7.99 per month

Recent additions:

American Horror Story: Asylum (horror FX TV series; Jessica Lange, Zachary Quinto, Sarah Paulson; available 12/7)

Lovelace (biographical drama; Amanda Seyfried, Peter Sarsgaard, Sharon Stone, Juno Temple, James Franco; available 12/5; rated R)

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