If you’re like most folks these days, when you hear about a new movie that interests you coming to theaters you make a budgetary judgment call: see it in the theater for $9-$14 a ticket, wait for it to come to pay-per-view as a rental for $6 or so, or wait till it’s added to the rotation of basic cable stations that run movies. Now you’ve got a fourth option: wait till it becomes available as an Amazon Instant Video, often at a cost below that of a pay-per-view rental.
Case in point: these great new additions to the Amazon Instant Video catalog. Remember, you can watch your Amazon Instant Videos not only on your Kindle Fire, but through various streaming-enabled TV sets and other video equipment, via a Roku streaming video box, through your Tivo box, through your Sony PS3, your XBOX (with an XBOX Live gold subscription), or on your PC or laptop. Click here for more details on supported devices. Amazon’s hard at work adding more supported devices all the time.
Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows (PG-13) is available to rent for $3.99, or to buy for $14.99. From Amazon: Sherlock Holmes has always been the smartest man in the room…until now. There is a new criminal mastermind at large-Professor James Moriarty.
Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (PG-13) is available to rent for $3.99 or to buy for $12.99. From Amazon: Johnny Blaze, aka Ghost Rider, is now hiding out in remote Eastern Europe, struggling to repress his curse. Blaze is recruited by a sect to take on the devil, who wants to take over his mortal son?s body on the kid?s birthday.
Academy Award -Winning The Artist (PG-13) is available to buy for $14.99 right now, and will be released as an Instant Video rental for $3.99 on 6/26. You can pre-order the rental if you like, you won’t be charged until its rental release date, and you’ll be notified the day it becomes available to you. From Amazon: THE ARTIST is a heartfelt and entertaining valentine to classic American cinema set in Hollywood during the twilight of it?s silent era. Love, friendship and an exquisite story make it the most feel good, most original film of our time.
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (PG) is now available to rent for $3.99 or buy for $14.99. From Amazon: Seventeen-year-old Sean Anderson (Josh Hutcherson) and his new stepfather, Hank (Dwayne Johnson) set off on an adventure to find amysterious island where no island should exist.
Act of Valor (R) is now available to rent for $3.99 or buy for $14.99. From Amazon: When a mission to rescue a kidnapped CIA operative unexpectedly uncovers a chilling plot with potentially unimaginable consequences, a team of the most elite, highly-trained warriors in the modern world is dispatched on a top-secret operation.
Wanderlust (R) is now available to rent for $3.99 or buy for $14.99. From Amazon: Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston star in Wanderlust, a comedy about a couple who leaves the big city pressures of Manhattan and joins a freewheeling community where the only rule is to be yourself.