New VOD and Streaming Movies, Plus: How to Watch Oscar Winner J.K. Simmons in 'Whiplash' at Home Now

New VOD and Streaming Movies, Plus: How to Watch Oscar Winner J.K. Simmons in 'Whiplash' at Home Now

Feb 24, 2015

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

Beyond the Lights (drama; Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Minnie Driver; rated PG-13)

Big Hero 6 (Oscar winner for Best Animated Feature; voices: Scott Adsit, Ryan Potter; also available in 3D; rated PG)

Horrible Bosses 2 (comedy sequel; Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, Chris Pine, Jennifer Aniston; rated R)

Whiplash (music drama; Miles Teller, Oscar winner J.K. Simmons; rated R)

Serena (drama; Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper; pretheatrical release; rated R)

Maps to the Stars (David Cronenberg-directed thriller; Oscar winner Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska, John Cusack, Robert Pattinson; available 2/27 on MOD and in theaters; rated R)

The Salvation (Western; Mads Mikkelsen, Eva Green; available 2/27 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 Serena and The Salvation. Plus:

The Last of Robin Hood (drama; Kevin Kline, Susan Sarandon, Dakota Fanning; available now to download to own—not rent—one week before disc; rated R)

Tbilisi, I Love You (romance; Malcolm McDowell, Ron Perlman, George Finn, Sarah Dumont; unrated)

Watchers of the Sky (Sundance award-winning documentary; Samantha Power, Benjamin Ferencz; not rated)

Code Black (documentary about a Los Angeles inner-city hospital; Dr. Ryan McGarry; not rated)

 

Amazon

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

The Last of Robin Hood, Watchers of the Sky, Code Black

 

Vudu

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

The Last of Robin, Watchers of the Sky, Code Black

 

Netflix Watch Instantly: $8.99 per month

New This Week:

1,000 Times Goodnight, Open Windows, Russell Brand: Messiah Complex

 

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