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

Divergent (YA fantasy-adventure-romance; Shailene Woodley, Kate Winslet, Theo James; rated PG-13)

God’s Not Dead (drama; Shane Harper, Kevin Sorbo; rated PG)

Need for Speed (car-porn action; Aaron Paul, Dominic Cooper; also available in 3D; rated PG-13)

Oculus (horror; Karen Gillan, Brenton Thwaites, Katee Sackhoff; rated R)

Palo Alto (drama; Emma Roberts, James Franco; rated R)

About Alex (drama; Aubrey Plaza, Jason Ritter, Max Greenfield; premieres 8/8 in theaters and on MOD; 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:

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (superhero sequel of reboot; Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan; available now to download to own—not rent—two weeks before disc; rated PG-13)

Locke (thriller; Tom Hardy, Ruth Wilson, Olivia Colman; 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:

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (plus exclusive bonus featurettes), Locke

Vudu

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

The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Locke

Netflix Watch Instantly: $ 8.99 per month

New This Week:

Air Bud, Air Bud: Golden Retriever, D2: The Mighty Ducks, Ella Enchanted, Evita, Face/Off, Freaky Friday (2003), Goodbye World, Harlock: Space Pirate, Kinky Boots, Mad Max, Mean Creek, Prefontaine, Red Dawn (1984), Rocky, Rocky II, Rocky III, Rocky IV, Rocky V, Rounders, Sabrina, Saints and Soldiers, Shooter, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, Spark: A Burning Man Story, Spice World, Switchfoot: Fading West, The Birdcage, The Cable Guy, The Killing: Season Four, The Mighty Ducks, Turner & Hooch, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Justin Bieber’s Believe (8/6), Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey (8/7), Nymphomaniac: Volume I and II (8/7), Stage Fright (8/7) and Kill Zombie (8/9)

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