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Obvious Child: Funny-woman Jenny Slate plays a struggling stand-up comedian who, after a one-night stand, finds herself pregnant in this awkward and hilarious comedy.

Laugh along with these other movies about the lives of stand-up comedians: Punchline, Funny People

If I Stay: Chloe Grace Moretz is a young woman in love who, after a car accident, seems to wander between life and death as she searches for a reason to live.

Get more life-after-death drama right here: The Lovely Bones, Flatliners (more…)

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Plunge into southern crime in Bad Country, see another side of Batman in DCU: Son of Batman and watch Thor save the cosmos (again) in Thor: The Dark World. The full list of new releases is below.

Bad Country: If you’ve missed southern crime thrillers since the True Detective finale, then you’re going to love this police procedural, starring Willem Dafoe and Matt Dillon.

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It’s 1983 in Baton Rouge and veteran detective Bud Carter (Willem Dafoe) must team up with the notorious contract killer Jesse Welland (Matt Dillon) to take down the mob boss Lutin (Tom Berenger).

DCU: Son of Batman (plus Bonus Features): If you haven’t yet experienced DCU Original movies, then this film is a great place to start. This animated film is the next installment after the six-part narrative Batman: Gotham Knight.

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Batman discovers that he has a son with Talia, the daughter of League of Shadows leader Ra’s al Ghul. When Talia faces an uprising within the League, she enlists the help of Batman to protect their son, Damian. Now Batman has two equally difficult challenges: teaching his son how to be a superhero and battling an army of trained ninja assassins.

Wolf Creek 2: In this sequel to the familiar vacation-gone-awry horror flick, our favorite cannibalistic mountain man is back to cause mischief.

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The exchange student, Paul, embarks on his dream outback adventure only to discover the infamous local, Mick Taylor (Josh Jarratt), who pursues him through a wasteland. Paul’s only hope to escape is to outwit his captor before he runs out of time.

The Boondocks | Season 4: The final season of this animated sitcom, based on the familiar comic strip, promises to ruffle some feathers. If you haven’t watched previous The Boondocks seasons, there’s still time to catch up.

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Huey, Riley and Granddad are back with a roster of new characters and surprising adventures. Granddad has a complicated love life: he’s dating a long lost Kardashian and has a love affair with Siri on his new iPhone. In a homage to Breaking Bad, the Freemans get involved with black market dealings of hair care products.

Thor: The Dark World: Yes, that’s right, this Marvel film is our 99 cent rental of the week. In the aftermath of Thor and Marvel’s The Avengers, Thor the Mighty Avenger continues his quest to save Earth and the girl.

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Thor is using all of his power to restore order to the Nine Realms, but the vengeful alien race, led by Malekith, wants to destroy the universe. Now, Thor must team up with the treacherous Loki to save the cosmos from destruction.

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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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