New VOD and Streaming Movies, Plus: How to Watch 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' and '300: Rise of an Empire' at Home Before Disc

New VOD and Streaming Movies, Plus: How to Watch 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' and '300: Rise of an Empire' at Home Before Disc

Jun 03, 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

Lone Survivor (action; Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch; rated R)

RoboCop (action remake; Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Abbie Cornish, Michael Keaton; rated PG-13)

The Pretty One (comedy; Zoe Kazan, Jake Johnson; rated R)

A Long Way Down (comedy; Pierce Brosnan, Toni Collette; pretheatrical release premieres 6/5, rated R)

Ping Pong Summer (comedy; Susan Sarandon, Joseph McCaughtry, Lea Thompson, Amy Sedaris; premieres 6/6 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 Long Way Down. Plus:

The Grand Budapest Hotel (Wes Anderson-directed comedy; Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Jeff Goldblum, Jude Law, Saoirse Ronan, Willem Dafoe, Ralph Fiennes; available now to download to own—not rent—two weeks before disc; rated R)

300: Rise of an Empire (bloody fun action-adventure sequel; Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green, Lena Headey; available now to download to own—not rent—three weeks before disc; rated R)

True Blood: Season Six (all 10 episodes of HBO's Southern-fried vampire drama; Anna Paquin, Ryan Kwanten, Alexander Skarsgard, Stephen Moyer, Rutger Hauer; episodes available for purchase individually or as a package; not rated)

 

Amazon

Offers the same movies as cable Movies On Demand for rent and/or download except for A Long Way Down: Plus:

The Grand Budapest Hotel, 300: Rise of an Empire and True Blood: Season Six

 

Vudu

Offers the same movies as cable Movies On Demand for rent and/or download except for Ping Pong Summer. Plus:

The Grand Budapest Hotel, 300: Rise of an Empire and True Blood: Season Six

 

Netflix Watch Instantly: $8.99 per month

New This Week:

Apocalypse Now Redux, Barbershop, Carrie, Clear and Present Danger, Cold Mountain, El Dorado, Ever After: A Cinderella Story, Funny Lady, Harriet the Spy, I.Q., Left Behind: The Movie, Reign Over Me, Rudy, Swept Away, The Adventures of Milo and Otis, The Craft, The Returned, The Stepford Wives, The Triplets of Belleville, Sherlock: Season Three, Devil's Knot, Romeo & Juliet (2013) (6/4), Girl Most Likely (6/4) and Orange Is the New Black: Season Two (6/6)

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