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

August: Osage County (drama; Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts; rated R)

Grudge Match (boxing comedy; Robert De Niro, Sylvester Stallone, Kim Basinger; rated PG-13)

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (fantasy adventure; Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman; also available in 3D; rated PG-13)

Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (found-footage horror; Andrew Jacobs, Jorge Diaz; rated R)

Walking with Dinosaurs (animated family film; voices of Karl Urban, Justin Long; rated PG)

A Field in England (horror; Michael Smiley, Reece Shearsmith; not rated)

Justin Bieber’s Believe (music documentary; Justin Bieber; also available in 3D; rated PG)

Hateship Loveship (romance; Kristen Wiig, Guy Pearce; premieres 4/11 in theaters and on MOD; rated R)

Joe (drama; Nicolas Cage, Tye Sheridan;  premieres 4/11 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 except for Hateship Loveship and Joe. Plus:

Afflicted (award-winning horror; Clif Prowse, Derek Lee; rated R)

Philomena (drama; Judi Dench, Steve Coogan; rated PG-13)

The Nut Job (googly-eyed animation for kids; voices of Will Arnett, Brendan Fraser, Liam Neeson; available now to download to own—not rent—one week before disc; rated PG)

Amazon

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

Afflicted, Philomena, The Nut Job

Vudu

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

Afflicted, Philomena, The Nut Job

Netflix Watch Instantly: $ 7.99 per month

New this week:

Peeples (4/11), The Dirties (4/11), G.I. Joe: Retaliation (4/12)

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