New VOD and Streaming Movies, Plus: See Oscar Nominees 'Birdman' and 'Big Hero 6' at Home Now

New VOD and Streaming Movies, Plus: See Oscar Nominees 'Birdman' and 'Big Hero 6' at Home Now

Feb 03, 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

The Best of Me (romance adapted from yet another Nicholas Sparks novel; James Marsden, Michelle Monaghan; rated PG-13)

Dracula Untold  (horror-action; Luke Evans, Dominic Cooper; rated PG-13)

John Wick (action-thriller; Keanu Reeves, Willem Dafoe, Ian McShane; rated R)

Ouija (horror; Olivia Cooke, Douglas Smith; rated PG-13)

The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby (romantic drama; Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy; rated R)

Hector and the Search for Happiness (comedy; Simon Pegg, Rosamund Pike; rated R)

The Homesman (Western; Tommy Lee Jones, Hilary Swank, Meryl Streep; rated R)

Home Sweet Hell (comedy; Katherine Heigl, Patrick Wilson; pretheatrical release available now; rated R)

Love, Rosie (romance; Lily Collins, Sam Claflin; premieres 2/6 on MOD and in theaters; rated R)

The Voices (horror; Ryan Reynolds, Anna Kendrick; premieres 2/6 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 Voices. Plus:

Birdman (Oscar-nominated comedy; Michael Keaton, Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Emma Stone, Naomi Watts; available now to download to own—not rent—two weeks before disc; rated R)

Big Hero 6 (Oscar-nominated animation; voices: Scott Adsit, Ryan Potter, Daniel Henney; available now to download to own—not rent; rated PG)

Dumb and Dumber To (comedy sequel; Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels; available now to download to own—not rent—two weeks before disc; rated PG-13)

 

Amazon

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

Birdman, Big Hero 6, Dumb and Dumber To

 

Vudu

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

Birdman, Big Hero 6, Dumb and Dumber To

 

Netflix Watch Instantly: $8.99 per month

New This Week:

The Brothers Bloom, Dark Ride, Gimme Shelter, Hot Pursuit, Houseboat, Into the Blue 2: The Reef, Joe, King Arthur, Now: In the Wings on a World Stage, We Could Be King, We're No Angels, Zapped, The Little Rascals Save the Day (1/5), Dead Snow: Red vs. Dead (1/7), Elsa and Fred (1/7)

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