New VOD and Streaming Movies, Plus: Watch Awards-Magnet 'Boyhood' at Home Now Weeks Before Disc

New VOD and Streaming Movies, Plus: Watch Awards-Magnet 'Boyhood' at Home Now Weeks Before Disc

Dec 09, 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

Dolphin Tale 2 (family-oriented sequel; Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, Harry Connick Jr.; rated PG)

Guardians of the Galaxy (Marvel superhero blockbuster; Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel; also available in 3D; rated PG-13)

When the Game Stands Tall (football drama; Jim Caviezel, Laura Dern, Michael Chiklis; rated PG)

The Color of Time (road-trip drama about Pulitzer Prize winner C.K. Williams; James Franco, Mila Kunis, Jessica Chastain; pretheatrical release; rated R)

Jingle Bell Rocks! (documentary about alternative Christmas music; the Flaming Lips, Run DMC, John Waters; not rated)

Revenge of the Green Dragons (action; Justin Chon, Ray Liotta; rated R)

The Captive (thriller; Ryan Reynolds, Scott Speedman, Rosario Dawson; premieres 12/12 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. Plus:

Boyhood (Richard Linklater's Oscar-bait drama filmed over 12 years with the same actors; Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke, Ellar Coltrane; available now to download to own—not rent—four weeks before disc; rated R)

Get on Up (musical drama about James Brown; Chadwick Boseman, Nelsan Ellis, Dan Aykroyd, Viola Davis; available now to download to own—not rent—four weeks before disc; rated PG-13)

The Trip to Italy (largely improvised comedy; Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon; available now to download to own—not rent—two weeks before disc; unrated)

The Good Lie (drama; Reese Witherspoon, Arnold Oceng, Ger Duany; 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. Plus:

Boyhood, Get on Up, The Good Lie

 

Vudu

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

Boyhood, Get on Up, The Good Lie

 

Netflix Watch Instantly: $8.99 per month

New This Week:

I Am Ali, Drive Hard, A Haunted House 2, The Village, The Wolf of Wall Street, Don't Blink

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