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Technology is all around us. It helps us communicate with friends, make ourselves a fancy latte with just the press of a button, and enjoy our favorite music and movies while on the go. But what if technology had a mind of its own or was used in a way to cause more harm than good?

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Today’s theatrical release of Transcendence, featuring the man of many talents Johnny Depp, got us thinking about that very question. While noodling over the answer, our minds wandered a bit to think of some other movies that show what happens when technology goes bad – or takes over completely. Here’s what we came up with:

  1. Terminator Salvation
  2. The Matrix
  3. Minority Report
  4. Transformers: Dark of the Moon
  5. Star Trek: First Contact
  6. I Robot
  7. Wall-E
  8. Tron: Legacy
  9. Event Horizon
  10. Honey, I Shrunk the Kids

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Wish I Was Here: After a much-hyped – and criticized – Kickstarter campaign, Zach Braff is back with his follow-up to Garden State, which looks moving and more than a little weird.

Enjoy Braff’s unique charm here: The Last Kiss, Scrubs

Gone Girl: Ben Affleck stars in this gripping drama from director David Fincher, an adaptation of the bestselling book of the same name.

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Affleck’s been killing it lately in dramas like these: Argo, The Town

How To Train Your Dragon 2: This new trailer plays up the action as Hiccup and his friends uncover a whole new batch of dragons. But danger, of course, isn’t far behind.

Get more animated adventures right here: How To Train Your Dragon, Kung Fu Panda

A Most Wanted Man: The late Philip Seymour Hoffman is a German spy in this gripping drama about intelligence gathering and the attempt to stop a bomb from going off.

You’ll find plenty of intrigue in these other dramas: Spy Game, The Hunt for Red October

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We’re really excited for this week’s new release recap. Why, do you ask? Now on the Video Unlimited service, you can watch the melodrama Labor Day, the horror flick Devil’s Due and the action-drama 24: Live Another Day | Season 1. See the full list of new releases below!

Labor Day:  From Academy Award-nominated director Jason Reitman (Up in the Air, Juno) comes this second chance love story. Frank Chambers (Josh Broslin) takes the reclusive mother Adele (Kate Winslet) ‘hostage’ in her home and becomes entangled in her life, as well as that of her son.

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An emotional roller-coaster and romantic melodrama that will have you rooting for unlikely lovers, as you get increasingly involved in their lives.

Devil’s Due: If you’re in the mood for a horror flick, then this Rosemary’s Baby homage may be exactly what you’re looking for.

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Zach and Samantha McCall come home from their honeymoon and find themselves faced with an unexpected pregnancy. Zach begins to notice that his wife’s odd behavior is something more than nerves. There’s something dark and sinister going on in her mind and body.

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SpaceJamFacebookWell folks, the NCAA season has come to a close and March Madness – which now extends into almost mid-April – is officially behind us. The University of Connecticut had what you might call a big week. First the men’s team beat Kentucky 60-54 this past Monday (our bracket was busted well before this) and then the women’s team took home their own trophy as they beat Notre Dame 79-58.

We’re not done with basketball quite yet, though. So we’ve put together some of our favorite movies about the sport, ranging from comedies to dramas to true-life stories. And of course there’s plenty of His Airness, Michael Jordan, both in a documentary about his career and in his starring turn opposite some animated supporting players who aren’t Dennis Rodman.

COMEDIES

Between Will Ferrell as Jackie Moon, Woody Harrelson and Wesley Snipes trying to out-hustle (on and off the court) and Trey Parker and Matt Stone doing…whatever it is they’re doing, there are plenty of laughs here.

DRAMAS

These movies feature some powerhouse performances from Nick Nolte, Denzel Washington and others as they examine the game and its impact on life, love and the integrity of the college basketball system.

INSPIRED BY A TRUE STORY

Featuring the stirring stories of Texas Western coach, Don Haskins and his 1966 team, and the way Ken Carter inspired his 1999 Richmond, CA high school team to excel. These movies will bring out the emotions.

MICHAEL JORDAN

Whether you think he retired in 1999 or 2003 (both options are right, but one is more right) Jordan brought the game to a whole other level. That and he also saved the Looney Tunes from the evil plans of the Monstars.

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The Expendables 3: Stallone is back with even more firepower, in terms of both stars and guns, in this second sequel that adds Harrison Ford, Wesley Snipes and more to the already impressive all-star cast.

Relive the ’80s greatest action stars in the original: The Expendables

Lucy: Scarlett Johansson gets super mental and physical powers when the drugs that she’s supposed to carry in her body start to leak, unlocking her mind’s full potential.

Watch Johansson kick butt and so much more in these movies too: The Avengers, Don Jon

Chef: Jon Favreau directs and stars in this story of a chef (of course) who after being fired from the restaurant he works at, starts up a food truck and rediscovers the joy of cooking.

He’s an actor. He’s a director. He’s both!: Iron Man, Swingers

The Angriest Man in Brooklyn: Robin Williams plays a very, very angry man who’s told he only has an hour-and-a-half to live and tries to reconcile all of the problems in his life during that time.

Get more of Williams’ genius in these movies: Night at the Museum, Dead Poets Society

Shaun the Sheep: The classic Aardman Animation character is finally coming to the big screen and while this teaser doesn’t show any actual footage from the film, it’s enough to get us excited.

Aardman is no stranger to the big screen: Wallace & Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit, The Pirates: Band of Misfits

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This week’s new release recap offers an eclectic mix films, including a documentary, horror flick and animated series. Get the chills with Lizzie Borden Took An Ax, go nuts with The Nut Job and get the scoop on the rise of our favorite boy band in One Direction: Clevver’s Ultimate Fan Guide.

See the full list of new releases below!

Lizzie Borden Took An Ax: You’ve probably heard the popular (and incredibly creepy) children’s rhyme of the same name, based on one of the last century’s most infamous crimes. Christina Ricci stars in this gripping tale of a schoolteacher on a trial that grabbed the hearts of the nation.

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Buckle up with Kevin Hart and Ice Cube for the ride of a lifetime in the action-packed comedy Ride Along, directed by Tim Story (“Think Like a Man”). The film adds a fresh twist to the buddy cop movie with its hilarious plot and a cast that delivers plenty of laughs.

Former high school security guard Ben (Kevin Hart), joins his girlfriend’s hot-tempered and intimidating brother James (Ice Cube) in a ride-along to patrol the streets of Atlanta. If Ben survives the test, he might just convince James that he’s worthy of his sister’s hand. Will he succeed? Find out by watching the film, now on the PlayStation store.

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TheWolfofWallStreetFacebookLeonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill bought low and sold high as The Wolf of Wall Street cashed in and became this week’s most popular movie on the Video Unlimited service. It’s a bird…it’s a plane…it’s the latest Superman movie, Man of Steelrounding out the top three.

Sometimes you have to use your connections to reap big rewards. Vince Vaughn’s character, David, enlisted the help of his 533 children through anonymous donations to propel Delivery Man into the top five.

Check out the latest #VUTop10 in its entirety below and be sure to tell us what you plan to watch this weekend!:

  1. American Hustle
  2. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (plus Bonus Features)
  3. Homefront
  4. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (Unrated/Extended Version)
  5. 47 Ronin
  6. Frozen
  7. Delivery Man
  8. Man of Steel
  9. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
  10. The Wolf of Wall Street

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The heroes in half-shells are back. This brief teaser promises lots of turtle action along with a healthy dose of the humor that made them so popular on TV and the silver screen many years ago.

Embrace Turtle Power today with the 1980s cartoon series and the 1990 live action feature film.

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In this week’s New Release Recap, explore Walter Mitty’s daydreams in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, take part in a dangerous Ride Along (with bonus gag reel) or question your relationships in Friends with Better Lives | Season 1. See the full list of new releases below!

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty: We all have those moments when we consider a life where the grass is always greener. Well, Walter Mitty takes his daydreams one step further in this charming adventure about an ordinary man who starts to question the status quo.

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Ben Stiller stars and directs in James Thurber’s classic story about how one man won’t accept an ordinary life and decides he wants an extraordinary adventure. With SNL star Kristen Wiig co-starring, this is one you don’t want to miss.

Ride Along (with Bonus Gag Reel): Ice Cube is back and better than ever in this action-packed comedy. Don’t forget to stay tuned after the credits for a hilarious gag reel.

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High school security guard Ben (Kevin Hart) joins the police academy in an attempt to convince hot-tempered (and massively intimidating) detective James (Ice Cube) that he is worthy of James’ sister. James puts him to a test: survive a ride-along and Ben just might deserve his future bride.

Friends with Better Lives | Season 1: Brooklyn Decker and James Van Der Beek star in this romantic comedy about a group of thirty-something friends who are questioning their own life choices and wondering if the others are better off.

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These friends are all at different stages – some married, divorced, newly engaged or in new relationships. Andi and Bobby are happily married with kids; the newly single Will is living it up as a bachelor, but secretly misses his ex-wife; Jules and Lowell are deeply invested in their relationship; and Kate is enjoying her successful career but wonders if she’s missing out on a better relationship.

Bleach | Season 24 Returns!: Get ready for the next installment in the anime series based on the Japanese comic of the same name, written by Tite Kubo.

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The Kageroza’s Reigai imposters attempt to take control of the Soul Society and it turns out that they are just as powerful as their Soul Reaper originals. Can Ichigo and the others train Nozomi in time to defeat the Kageroza?

Insidious: Chapter 2: Get ready to feel the chills in our 99 cent rental of the week! James Wan and Leigh Whannell join together to produce this creepy follow-up to their supernatural horror film. In fact, the film was so successful that it was made into a maze for 2013’s annual Halloween Horror Nights.

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This sequel follows the haunted Lambert family as they search for a mysterious childhood secret that has left them disconnected from the real world and dangerously connected to the spirit world.

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