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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies: The first trailer for the conclusion of the trilogy strikes a somber tone as it warns of war and destruction on the horizon.

But first catch up on the first two chapters: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Mad Max: Fury Road: This Comic-Con First Look doesn’t show much of the story of the movie but it certainly shows it will be dusty and violent.

Before you see the prequel, watch the originals: Mad Max, Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome

Fifty Shades of Grey: The best-selling book finally comes to the big screen with fetishes intact.

These other movies will push the boundaries as well: Secretary, 9 ½ Weeks

Hot Tub Time Machine 2: Three of the four friends from the first movie are back but they find that their actions in the past have lead to some unintended consequences.

Don’t miss the original: Hot Tub Time Machine

Tusk: Justin Long’s traveling amateur journalist is trapped by a mysterious old man who has some weird ideas about humans, animals and where they should intersect.

Kevin Smith stretches beyond Clerks in these movies: Red State, Cop Out

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay: Katniss and the others prepare for war against the government in this first actual teaser for the latest installment of The Hunger Games series.

Catch Katniss’ exploits to date: The Hunger Games, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

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We have some exciting new films to add to your summer watch list. See Batman face a squad of villains in Batman: Assault on Arkham, experience stunning visuals in Noah and much more. See our full New Release Recap below.

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Batman: Assault on Arkham (Plus Bonus Features): A team of villains is assembled by mysterious power-broker for an even more mysterious mission inside Arkham Asylum. Can they succeed? Heck, can they even survive? And what will Batman have to say about them operating inside his city? Find out when you watch this original animated feature set in the world of the popular Batman: Arkham games.

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Noah: When God tells Noah a flood is coming that will wipe out humanity it sets the stage for an epic story of loyalty, faith and love. Featuring a cast of Academy Award winners and directed by one of film’s most visually original talents. Don’t miss this epic tale.

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4 Minute Mile: Follow Drew, an inner-city teenager who seeks solace from the pressures around him by escaping into track practice. But Drew and the coach who sees the potential he has will  face tremendous challenges, including dealing with their own demons.

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Suits | Season 4: In this critically-acclaimed sleek and snappy lawyer drama series, Manhattan’s top corporate lawyer, Harvey Specter (Gabriel Macht), searches for a new associate and makes an unconventional hire: the brilliant but unmotivated college dropout, Mike Ross (Patrick J. Adams). Combining the legal acumen of a law school graduate and the street smarts of a hustler, Mike quickly learns the ropes of the justice system and forms an unlikely bond with Harvey.

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Nebraska: From the Academy Award winning director of hit films such as Sideways and The Descendants comes this stunning road trip drama, which also happens to be our 99-cent rental of the week. A father (Bruce Dern) drags his adult son (Will Forte) along on a road trip to recover a million dollar magazine sweepstakes.

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The birds of Rio 2 didn’t have enough flying power to survive the flood brought on by the Biblical tale, and this week’s most purchased movie, Noah. Last week’s champ 300: Rise of an Empire dropped a couple spots but still finds itself in the top three.

Looking for a little love and laughter this weekend? The Other Woman, featuring the ever-popular Cameron Diaz, popped up on the list and is poised to move up. The same goes for Liam Neeson’s in air thriller Non-Stop.

Check out the full ranking below and be sure to watch one, two or all of them this weekend on the PlayStation Store.

  1. Noah
  2. Rio 2
  3. 300: Rise of an Empire
  4. Bad Words
  5. Snowpiercer
  6. The Lego Movie
  7. The Raid 2
  8. The Other Woman
  9. Non-Stop
  10. Lone Survivor

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Laggies: Keira Knightly plays a woman having issues with moving into adulthood who befriends – and moves in with – a high schooler played by Chloe Grace Moretz.

The characters in these movies just refuse to grow up: Failure to Launch, Jeff Who Lives At Home

The One I Love: Mark Duplass and Elizabeth Moss play a struggling couple who embark on some form of relationship therapy that looks like it might get a little weird.

Get some couples counseling with these movies: Couples Retreat, Date Night

Annabelle: A prequel to The Conjuring, this movie is about what the creepy doll from that movie was up to before those events.

Get some scares tonight by watching The Conjuring.

The Imitation Game: Benedict Cumberbatch plays Alan Turing, the man who leads the effort to break the Nazi codes during World War II.

Break the code with these great movies: Sneakers, The Da Vinci Code

Predestination: Ethan Hawke plays a time-traveling cop who recruits a new agent whose powers may prove key to solving a massive mystery.

Time jump to solve crimes in these movies: Timecop, Source Code

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Explore a dystopian action-adventure in Divergent, see a sassy sleuth back in action in Veronica Mars and much more. See our full New Release Recap below.

Divergent: There seem to be a lot of dystopian action-adventure films as of late—from adaptations of young adult literature in the Hunger Games to the visually stunning film Oblivion, this genre never ceases to amaze, shock and entertain us.

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Based on the worldwide bestselling novel, Divergent is set in a dystopia where people are divided into different factions based on their human virtues. Protagonist Tris Prior (Shailene Woodley) discovers that she is Divergent and will never fit into any group. It’s now up to Tris and other Divergents to find out what makes them so dangerous before a government conspiracy wipes them all out.

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (Super-Sized R-Rated Version): Back in 2004 (can you believe it’s been that long?) Ron Burgundy charmed us with his wit, amazing hair and anchorman talent. Now Ron Burgundy is back with a Super-Sized Version, packed with 763 new jokes.

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After losing both his job and his wife, Ron puts together an all-new team to create the world’s first 24-hour news network. Does this team have what it takes to take on this new challenge—all while staying classy?

The Suspect: Dong-chul (Gong Yoo) is a North Korean intelligence agent abandoned by his country and faced with a series of challenges after his family is murdered and he is forced to be on the run.

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Torn between grief for his loss and his desire for vengeance, Dong-chul takes a job as a driver for a powerful CEO. On the hunt for the truth, he will stop at nothing—including starting a war—in order to get what he wants.

Black Sails | Season 1: This action-adventures series is a prequel to a well-known story: Robert Louis Stevenson’s novel Treasure Island. Set 20 years before the events of this literary classic, the familiar swashbuckling and brutal pirates are barreling across the early 18th-century Caribbean.

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The feared Captain Flint brings aboard a younger crewmember, John Silver, as they battle for the survival of New Providence Island.

Veronica Mars: A critically TV show made its way to the big screen and now  it’s our 99-cent rental of the week! That’s right, it’s the theatrical adventures of our favorite small-town sleuth, Veronica Mars.

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After finishing graduate school, Veronica Mars has put her private investigator career on hold. While interviewing for law firm jobs, she receives a call from her ex-boyfriend, desperately in need of her sleuthing skills. Veronica finds herself drawn back to her past that she had tried to put behind her.

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For the second week in a row general Themistokles and the soldiers of 300: Rise of an Empire were able to fight off all comers to reign supreme at the top of the latest #VUTop10 ranking. This time its biggest threat came from Bad Words, a tale about a grown man, played by Jason Bateman, with the will to take down any kid who comes between him and the National Spelling Bee title.

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Newbie to the service, Snowpiercer, also made quite a splash this week. That shouldn’t come as a surprise since the sci-fi thriller is all about surviving in post-apocalyptic times.

That’s just a taste of this week’s #VUTop10. Take a look below for the full ranking.

  1. 300: Rise of an Empire
  2. Bad Words
  3. The Lego Movie
  4. Snowpiercer
  5. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
  6. The Raid 2
  7. Non-Stop
  8. Lone Survivor
  9. Sabotage (2014)
  10. Robocop (2014)

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Unbroken: The true story of a man who trained as an Olympic athlete, and proved he was tougher than anyone else when he became a prisoner of war in World War II.

These other WWII true stories will inspire you too: Band of Brothers, The Pianist

Wild: Reese Witherspoon strikes out on an epic walk of spiritual awakening after her personal life falls apart.

These movies will take you into the wild: Into the Wild, 127 Hours

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If you’re looking for an escape this week, then look no further because Video Unlimited has an exciting collection of films to transport you to a different world – whether real or imagined. From the post-apocalyptic world of Appleseed: Alpha to the pre-recession bloat of a Long Island neighborhood in Affluenza, this New Release Recap has it all.

Appleseed: Alpha: This highly anticipated action-adventure prequel to the Appleseed franchise features the director Shinji Aramaki and music from Skrillex.

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Set in a post-apocalyptic world, two mercenary soldiers, Deunan and Briareos, embark on a mission to the outskirts of their war-torn city. During their quest, the missionaries encounter two citizens from the utopian city of Olympus who might have the key to help save humanity.

Noah: Academy Award winners Russell Crowe, Anthony Hopkins and Jennifer Connolly star in this stunning and action-packed film which retells a well-known Biblical story.

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An enchanting film score and breathtaking scenery, act as a backdrop to this Biblical tale. Noah is chosen by God to undertake a momentous mission: create an enormous ship to save the world’s creatures before an apocalyptic flood cleanses the Earth.

Affluenza: This film recounts the tale of the bloated and unfulfilled feeling of trying to keep up with the Joneses.

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Set in pre-recession suburbia, the aspiring photographer Fisher Miller (Ben Rosenfield) finds an escape from his middle-class life by moving to a wealthy Long Island neighborhood in an attempt to brush shoulders with the young, beautiful elite. He soon realizes that his entitled reality is spinning out of control.

Snowpiercer: This sci-fi thriller tells the tale of a post-apocalyptic world where a failed global-warming experiment kills off most of the planet.

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Humanity’s last survivors board a globe-spanning supertrain, known as Snowpiercer. Curtis (Chris Evans) risks it all to lead a mutiny to gain control of the train’s engine as well as the future of the survivors.

The Strain | Season 1: If you didn’t get enough vampire shenanigans from Twilight and True Blood, then you’re really going to sink your teeth into the aptly-titled first season of The Strain.

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Dr. Goodweather leads the CDC Canary Team in New York City. He and his team are charged with investigating a viral outbreak, which appears to have an ancient and evil strain of vampirism.

Rush: From the two-time Academy Award-winner Ron Howard comes this story of a legendary rivalry that led to a series of events that shocked the world. It’s our 99-cent rental of the week.

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During the golden age of Formula 1 racing, two drivers emerged as the best in the world: James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth) and Niki Lauda (Daniel Brühl). The two clash on and off the Grand Prix racetrack as they push themselves past the breaking point – both physically and emotionally – as they race to the top.

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It was a battle between warriors and minifigures for the top spot in this week’s Top 10. After the dust settled, the Greek general Themistokles and the soldiers of 300: Rise of an Empire came out victorious over the spunky brick cast of The LEGO Movie.

You can also experience action 30,000 feet above land in the high flying thriller Non-Stop; and go along on a jungle adventure with Blu, Jewel and their three kids in the family friendly hit Rio 2.

Here is this week’s #VUTop10.

  1. 300: Rise of an Empire
  2. The Lego Movie
  3. Lone Survivor
  4. Non-Stop
  5. Robocop (2014)
  6. Transcendence (plus Bonus Features)
  7. Rio 2
  8. Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit
  9. Bad Words
  10. The Grand Budapest Hotel

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St. Vincent: Bill Murray takes a break from crashing bachelor parties to play a misanthrope who winds up forming a friendship with the son of a woman, played by Melissa McCarthy, who moves in next door.

Enjoy more of Murray’s late-career roles here: The Royal Tennenbaums, Hyde Park on the Hudson

Horrible Bosses 2: The whole gang is back and ready to get into more trouble as they try and pull off yet another crime they’re unsuited for.

This isn’t the first time these stars have gotten together: Horrible Bosses, Going The Distance

Jimi: All Is By My Side: Andre 3000 plays the rock guitar legend in this biopic of the star’s rise to fame.

Enjoy more biopics of some musical royalty: Notorious, Ray

Gone Girl: Ben Affleck is the most hated man in America in this second trailer, which shows much more of the story for this crime drama.

The men in these movies didn’t kill their wives either…we think: The Fugitive, Breakdown

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