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The VOD Report: ‘Anonymous,’ ‘A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas,’ ‘Tower Heist,’ ‘The Rum Diary’ and the Films Netflix No Longer Wants You to Watch Instantly

Cable On DemandCable offers VOD programming (same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pre-theatrical exclusives) for rent, usually for 24- or 48-hour periods at prices from about $ 2.99 for older titles to $ 9.99 for new or exclusive releases. Since cable offers a direct connection from your cable provider, its VOD offerings are usually less prone to outside interference and can be streamed with surround sound and 3D when available.

The controversial… Continue reading The VOD Report: 'Anonymous,' 'A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas,' 'Tower Heist,' 'The Rum Diary' and the Films Netflix No Longer Wants You to Watch Instantly

Both of this week’s new wide releases, ‘Tower Heist’ and ‘A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas,’ have an Occupy Wall Street, proles-vs.-fat-cats subtext, but it was one particular fat-cat who seized a surprise win at the box office. ‘Puss in Boots’ not only managed to outduel both newcomers, but also shocked by holding on to almost all of the business it scored during last weekend’s record-breaking debut.

‘Puss in Boots’ was… Continue reading Weekend Box Office: 'Puss in Boots' Stomps 'Tower Heist,' 'Harold & Kumar'

Review in a Hurry: Director Brett Ratner may not see the irony in throwing what is pretty clearly a massive budget into an anti-greed tale, but then this is the guy who gave us The Family Man, in which Nicolas Cage learned how much more awesome it is… Continue reading Movie Review: Ben Stiller & Co. Pack In the Laughs and the Revenge in Tower Heist

Remember that crazy story about how Universal was planning to offer the upcoming Tower Heist on VOD, three weeks after its theatrical release (for a heft price tag of $ 60)? Well, you should. It only happened two days ago. And it’s pretty crazy news, so you might remember the details just for the sheer lunacy of the scheme.

Anyway, not only are movie fans scoffing… Continue reading Cinemark Refuses to Play 'Tower Heist' Over Dumb Decisions

If you could watch a new film on demand only three weeks after its release, would you want to? What if you had to pay $ 59.99? Universal and Comcast are trying that exact model out with Brett Ratner’s upcoming film ‘Tower Heist,’ after it hits theaters November 4. The model is part of a video on demand service the studio announced back in April — an announcement… Continue reading Brett Ratner Says He Has Nothing Do to With That $59.99 'Tower Heist' Test