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

Bears (documentary/family; narrated by John C. Reilly; rated G)

A Haunted House 2 (comedy/horror spoof; Marlon Wayans, Jaime Pressly; rated R)

Muppets Most Wanted (comedy sequel; Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell; rated PG)

The Other Woman (chick-flick comedy; Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann; includes gag reel; rated PG-13)

Breathe In (romantic drama; Guy Pearce, Felicity Jones; rated R)

Locke (thriller; Tom Hardy, Olivia Colman; rated R)

Frankie & Alice (drama; Halle Berry, Stellan Skarsgård; rated R)

The Railway Man (thriller; Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman; 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:

Neighbors (comedy; Seth Rogen, Zac Efron, Rose Byrne, Dave Franco, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Lisa Kudrow; available now to download to own—not rent—six weeks before disc; rated R)

Blended (comedy; Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore; available now to download to own—not rent—two weeks before disc; rated PG-13)

Only Lovers Left Alive (Jim Jarmusch-directed vampire drama with style; Tom Hiddleston, Tilda Swinton, John Hurt, Mia Wasikowska, Anton Yelchin; available now to download to own—not rent—one week before disc; rated R)

Amazon

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

Neighbors, Blended, Only Lovers Left Alive

Vudu

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

Neighbors, Blended, Only Lovers Left Alive

Netflix Watch Instantly: $ 8.99 per month

New This Week:

Dancing in Jaffa, The Nut Job (8/13), Bad Ass 2: Bad Asses (8/14), Great Expectations (2012) (8/15), Mission Blue (8/15), Dead Silence (8/16)

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