New VOD and Streaming Movies, Plus: How to Watch 'The Lego Movie' at Home Four Weeks Before Disc

New VOD and Streaming Movies, Plus: How to Watch 'The Lego Movie' at Home Four Weeks Before Disc

May 20, 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

3 Days to Kill (action; Kevin Costner, Amber Heard; rated PG-13)

About Last Night (comedy; Kevin Hart, Michael Ealy; rated R)

The Monuments Men (historical action; George Clooney, Matt Damon; rated PG-13)

Pompeii (action/disaster; Kit Harington, Carrie-Anne Moss; rated PG-13)

Vampire Academy (anemic YA supernatural comedy; Zoey Deutch, Lucy Fry; rated PG-13)

The Big Ask (comedy; Gillian Jacobs, David Krumholtz; pretheatrical release premieres 5/20; not rated)

Enemy (thriller; Jake Gyllenhaal, Mélanie Laurent; premieres 5/20; rated R)

In Secret (thriller; Elizabeth Olsen, Oscar Isaac, Jessica Lange; premieres 5/20; rated R)

The Angriest Man in Brooklyn (comedy; Robin Williams, Mila Kunis; premieres 5/23 on MOD and in theaters; 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 The Angriest Man in Brooklyn. Plus:

The Lego Movie (family flick; voices of Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett; available now to download to own—not rent—an awesome four weeks before disc; rated PG)

Lone Survivor (action-adventure based on real Navy SEALs mission; Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch, Ben Foster, Eric Bana; available now to download to own—not rent—two weeks before disc; rated R)

RoboCop (sci-fi action remake; Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Abbie Cornish; available now to download to own—not rent—two weeks before disc; rated PG-13)

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (action-adventure; Chris Pine, Kevin Costner, Kenneth Branagh; available now to download to own—not rent—three weeks before disc; rated PG-13)

51-50 Mall Cop (comedy; Kathleen Robertson, Derek Cecil, Jennifer Morrison, Nick Searcy, Billy Idol; not rated)

 

Amazon

Offers the same movies as cable Movies On Demand for rent and/or download except for The Angriest Man in Brooklyn. Plus:

The Lego Movie, Lone Survivor, RoboCop, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, 51-50 Mall Cop

 

Vudu

Offers the same movies as cable Movies On Demand for rent and/or download except for The Angriest Man in Brooklyn.

The Lego Movie, Lone Survivor, RoboCop, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, 51-50 Mall Cop

 

Netflix Watch Instantly: $8.99 per month

New This Week:

Machete Kills (5/22)

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