Veronica Mars movie

Fans of Veronica Mars are nerding out this week (and rightfully so) after a successful Kickstarter campaign resurrected the cult hit and got a movie made. And after opening in theaters on Friday, it's already available for streaming from Google Play. Hollywood, take note — this is how it should be done.

The movie is $14.99 to buy, or $5.99 to rent. Now shut up and take our money.

Hat tip to Russell Holley.

 
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S_C_B says:

In theaters on Friday. Now available for streaming. This is acceptable!!

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MERCDROID says:

+1

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bmorbach says:

"not available in your country "
This is precisely not how it should be done.
Germany, movie out next week iirc

Smash41 says:

The same happens in the UK store if you follow the link in the article.
However
It does show up to buy/rent if I search in my own Play Store. Maybe try that?

We usually default to US links. Is your URL UK-specific?

ACADM says:

It is available in the U.K. It's even on the TV/Movie home page and to rent is £5.99 and to is buy £9.99.

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This is extremely interesting. If they could manage this and everyone follows, I just wonder what will become of the theatres. Perhaps they will still remain? It's still a much better experience than my living room. But outside a Sunday daytime prices, I don't go to the movies more than once every other month (or less).

seanjenkins says:

They're making more money than ever. People said the same about vhs.

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udazavlanje says:

If nothing , free popcorn would be a good starter :p

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Justin Stepp says:

The actual movie theater doesn't make money on ticket sales until the 3-4 week of showing. The first week the theater pays the movie distributor 110-120% of ticket sales. Each week that percentage typically drops by 10%.

That's why concessions are so high, the movie theater industry is actually in the food business.

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speculatrix says:

Indeed, if you really want to support your movie theatre, wait two weeks before seeing a new movie.
You also get the advantage of not fighting through the crowds, and more likely get a decent seat.

HeroicLove says:

This is going to be hot!!!

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ibleedbloo says:

76% on Rotten Tomatoes... Good enough for me! $15 awesomely spent!

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mwara244 says:

What's Veronica Mars, I see Kristen Bell, going to have to go Google it. Is this the Movie that was a Kickstarter by fans?

According to the words at the top of this page, yes. :p

Gargravar says:

Sorry! Movies on Google Play is not available in your country yet.
Guess it wont show in a theatre here either, especially since we might get one in a few years if they can decide where to build it after our old one had a fire in the cinema area.

ValerieAnne says:

I was surprised when I saw this in the play store as it was just released a few hours before I saw it. Of course, I'm not complaining! I love this idea and think they should do it more often.

K White1 says:

I have to rent this. During high school Veronica Mars was my favorite show.

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SirBobaFett says:

I watched it tonight. Well almost all of it, it was awful, felt like a hack job, which I suppose it kind of was. TV shows into movies never seem to do well.

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Slowhand00 says:

Um firefly/serenity?

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smeghead4269 says:

And that's just one example. We've also had plenty of good movies based on Star Trek and The Muppets (though there have been plenty of bad ones, too). The recent Mr. Peabody & Sherman movie wasn't half bad either.

benurd says:

BFD!! What a smart move. They are ensuring most of the fans see this movie one way or another.

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BerbaBog says:

This is nothing new, plenty of movies hit streaming service at the same time or before their small theater run, this is obviously due to movie not belonging in the theater in the first place (plenty of shitty movies go straight to video)

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BF Wilson says:

It also went live on Amazon last night. Made a comment as lot this idea to my wife too. Not just a fan of the show but also this new way of making a fan movie.

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Jacques says:

I approve. :-)

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Damn, and I thought straight to DVD was bad Haha

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demontooth says:

You're acting like this is a bad thing. I would love to not sit in a theater full of morons.

Bwahahahaha says:

If you think this will ever be the "norm" for big budget movies... "blockbusters" if you will... think again. Movie theaters aren't going anywhere just yet. Not for a while. At least I hope not. It's about the experience of watching a great movie on the big screen with a room full of people that appeals to me. I also usually go to the dine-in theater by me too, which adds to the experience being able to eat a decent meal and drink beers while watching a movie on the big screen. I for one hope that never goes away.

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NickLippert says:

I'm not a big fan of movie theaters either but we have a few around that are 21+ and they are usually a lot better.

Caldwell82nd says:

Lol

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paulw3 says:

Surprising it's in the New Zealand Play Store.

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Caldwell82nd says:

Wait....... People are actually paying to watch this movie? I think that's the real news here.

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Warrenisit says:

THIS!! +1000000000000000000000000000000000000000000

phaeton says:

I actually rented it in HD for $4.99 yesterday afternoon. I figured it was a goof they'd fix so I jumped all over it.

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duoFurious says:

Just finished this on my chromecast with the wife. Was a good movie.

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AJErvin12 says:

Watched it last night. My wife and I were big fans of the show thanks to Netflix. I saw it on iTunes fist and searched the Play Store to see it was there as well.

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s2weden2000 says:

...bad

... ( 0ppo F5) ...

sheba510 says:

Directv also has the Veronica Mars movie for rent. I rented it on Friday night. There was no theater in my city that was showing the movie, so I was happy Directv had it. I liked the movie even though I never saw the TV show.

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Movie Rats says:

Its already available for direct downloading @ http://movierats.com.
How quick !!!

Mike Trieu says:

No trailer? Why?!