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

laborday New VOD and Streaming Movies, Plus: How to Watch Spike Jonzes Her at Home Before DiscLabor Day (drama; Kate Winslet, Josh Brolin; rated PG-13)

The Legend of Hercules (neutered action directed by Renny Harlin; Kellan Lutz, Liam McIntyre; also available in 3D; rated PG-13)

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (adventure, Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig; rated PG)

Black Nativity (musical; Forest Whitaker, Angela Basset, Jennifer Hudson; rated PG)

Gimme Shelter (drama; Vanessa Hudgens, Rosario Dawson; rated PG-13)

Gloria (comedy; Paulina García, Sergio Hernández; rated R)

Great Expectations (umpteenth version of this literary drama; Ralph Fiennes, Helena Bonham Carter; rated PG-13)

Decoding Annie Parker (drama; Aaron Paul, Maggie Grace, Alice Eve, Helen Hunt; premieres 5/2 on MOD and in limited theaters; rated R)

Walk of Shame (comedy; Elizabeth Banks, James Marsden; premieres 5/2 on MOD and in theaters; rated R)

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Streaming/Digital Download: Rent from $ 4-$ 7 or own from $ 13-$ 20 (HD may cost more than SD)
 

her87 New VOD and Streaming Movies, Plus: How to Watch Spike Jonzes Her at Home Before DisciTunes

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

Her (a Spike Jonze love story; Joaquin Phoenix, Scarlett Johansson (voice), Amy Adams; available now to download to own—not rent—two weeks before disc; rated R)

Blue Ruin (thriller; Macon Blair, Devin Ratray, Amy Hargreaves; rated R)

Locker 13 (thriller; Ricky Schroder, Tatyana Ali; rated PG-13)

Amazon

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

Her, Blue Ruin, Locker 13

Vudu

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

Her, Locker 13

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