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Rudderless: A father deals with the grief of losing his son by diving into the music they loved to make together.

Get your fill of father/son drama with these movies: Big Fish, The Tree of Life

Men, Women and Children: From director Jason Reitman comes this story about technology and how it allows us to hide who we really are.

Enjoy these other great movies from Reitman: Up in the Air, Young Adult

The Theory of Everything: The early years of Stephen Hawking come to the screen, taking him from his days in school through finding out he would never walk again and more.

Scientists both real and fictional can be found in these movies: Creation, Back to the Future

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier: Our fearless superhero’s brief stint at living a normal life quickly comes to an end when a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague comes under attack. To save the day and fight off a formidable enemy, the Winter Soldier, he must join forces with the likes of Black Widow and Falcon.

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Neighbors: On the surface new parents Mac (Seth Rogen) and Kelly (Rose Byrne) Radner are living the American Dream, but little do they know the Delta Psi Beta fraternity brothers are moving in. That means the Radners must defend their property, but they may not be prepared to go to war with a bunch of frat guys.

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No matter if you’re looking for action, something to make you jump out of your seat or laugh out loud, this week’s #VUTop10 has just what you need.

What happens when you match-up futuristic humans with unknown traits against a man with unlimited spidey senses in a no-holds-barred battle for the top spot? At least for this week the end result was Divergent topping The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (Includes Bonus Featurette). Now will the same happen again next week? Only time will tell.

Get ready to put the pedal to the metal! Coming in third was video game-turned blockbuster, Need for Speed. Just in case you’re gravitating more towards scary movies check out either Mike Flanagan’s latest horror film Oculus or spooky mixed with a tab bit of humor in A Haunted House 2, featuring funny guy Marlon Wayans.

Take a look at the full ranking below.

  1. Divergent
  2. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (Includes Bonus Featurette)
  3. Need for Speed
  4. Oculus
  5. Noah
  6. The Other Woman
  7. Transcendence (2014)
  8. Sabotage (2014)
  9. A Haunted House 2
  10. The Amazing Spider-Man 2

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Left Behind: Nicolas Cage stars in this new, more mainstream adaptation of the popular Christian novel about the Rapture.

Get these other faith-based movies as well: Fireproof, The Second Chance

Two-Night Stand: A young woman getting over a breakup decides to have a one-night stand but things, of course, get complicated.

One night stands get complicated in these movies: About Last Night…, Knocked Up

Mortdecai: Johnny Depp plays an upper-class nitwit and while there’s not much about the story in this first teaser, it looks plenty funny.

The stars of these movies are non-too-bright either: Zoolander, Happy Gilmore

Camp X-Ray: Kristen Stewart stars as a guard at Guantanamo Bay who gets to know one of the detainees and begins to question her mission there.

Check out more recent military dramas here: The Hurt Locker, Stop-Loss

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A Haunted House 2: In this sequel to the hilarious box-office hit, Malcom (Marlon Wayans) has a fresh start with his new girlfriend (Jaime Pressly) after exorcising the demons of his ex-girlfriend. After the new couple moves to their dream home, Malcom is again faced with bizarre and paranormal events.

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Blended (plus Bonus Features): After a disastrous blind date, Lauren (Drew Barrymore) and Jim (Adam Sandler) agree that they should never see each other again. Through a series of events, the two find themselves together, individual families in toe, on a luxurious African Safari trip and discover that they have a mutual attraction that they can’t resist.

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Oculus: As a young boy Tim was charged with murder and put into protective custody. Flash forward ten years later when Tim is released and his sister, Kaylie, is still haunted by that horrific night and convinced that their parents were killed by a supernatural force known as the Lasser Glass.

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Turtle Power: The Definitive History of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: From their 1984 debut in a ground-breaking graphic novel through a series of movies, TV shows and more, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have turned into global franchise. Take a look through 30 years of turtle-powered history in this documentary.

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Silicon Valley | Season 1: From Mike Judge, the creative genius behind Office Space and Beavis & Butthead, comes an original HBO series chronicling the outrageous world of Bay Area tech start-ups and the geeky underdogs trying to climb to the top.

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12 Years a Slave: This astonishing true story from the director Steve McQueen is not only an Academy Award-winning film, but it’s also our 99-cent rental of the week. The story takes place in 1841 when Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor) is kidnapped and forced to work on a plantation in New Orleans. Now he must find the strength to survive this horrific ordeal and hold on to hope.

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In Marvel’s sci-fi thriller Guardians of the Galaxy, which hit theaters last week, a ragtag group of heroes including a deadly assassin, fierce raccoon and tree-like humanoid set out on an epic space adventure –with the galaxy’s fate in the balance. Which begs the question: If our universe needed saving, which screen heroes from the past 30 years would you call on for the job?

Here are our picks for the most trustworthy contemporary heroes. Let us know yours in the comments.

  1. Christopher Reeve – Superman II
  2. Harrison Ford – Raiders of the Lost Ark
  3. Sean Connery – Dr. No
  4. Sigourney Weaver – Aliens
  5. Michael Keaton – Batman
  6. Daniel Radcliffe – Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  7. Sylvester Stallone – Rambo
  8. William Shatner – Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
  9. Keanu Reeves – The Matrix
  10. Will Smith – Independence Day

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Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb: The story here is unimportant, what you need to know is that this is sure to bring the same laughs the first two installments did.

Watch the first two installments today: Night at the Museum, Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian

Into the Woods: The incredibly popular stage musical comes to the big screen with a star-studded cast and the songs intact, though none are on display in this first trailer.

Get your musical fix with these movies: Chicago, Rent

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water: SpongeBob and his friends crossover into the real world to…you know what? It doesn’t matter — it’s a SpongeBob Squarepants movie!

He lives in a pineapple under the sea and has been on the big screen before: The SpongeBob Squarepants Movie

Whiplash: A young man trying to be a great drummer enrolls in a school where he studies with an intense – and sometimes cruel – teacher.

These movies about teachers will inspire you as well: Dead Poets Society, Dangerous Minds

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Ready for another round of web-slinging action? Watch Spider-Man face off against Electro, Green Goblin and a cast of other villains in his greatest battle yet in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Featuring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone reprising their iconic roles as Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy, and Jamie Foxx as the formidable villain Electro, the movie is now available on PlayStation Store in the US as well as in six other countries.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 global release schedule:

US (Aug. 5)
Australia (Aug. 7)
Spain (Aug. 7)
UK (Aug. 18)
Germany (Aug. 21)
France (Aug. 30)
Italy (Sept. 10)

Check out this message from Dane DeHaan and catch up with him as Harry Osborn/Green Goblin in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, now on PlayStation Store.

 

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Here are some of the exciting new releases available on Video Unlimited today:

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (includes Bonus Featurette): Watch Spider-Man face off against Electro, Green Goblin and a cast of other villains in this follow-up to Marc Webb’s 2012 reboot of the series. You also get exclusive access to a featurette with star Andrew Garfield, who reprises his role as Peter Parker, as well as the filmmakers as they discuss the out-of-this-world stunts in the film.

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Need for Speed: Based on the critically acclaimed video game franchise, this film captures all the excitement of the game with a nod to 1960s and 1970s car-culture films. Watch Tobey Marshall (Aaron Paul) hit the road in an exotic supercar on a cross-country journey on the hunt for revenge.

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Coherence: From debut writer-director James Ward Byrkit, comes this compelling dinner party film with a twist. Eight friends experience a series of bizarre and reality-warping events after an astronomical anomaly takes place.

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Killer Legends: What do you think of when you think of urban legends? Filmmakers Joshua Zeman and Rachel Mills investigate the real-life crimes that inspired these terrifying myths. Find out why these stories never cease to scare us.

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Cold Comes the Night: Our 99-cent rental this week is a story about betrayal, unrequited love and second chances. Chloe and her daughter, Sophia, run a dilapidated motel off a highway pit stop. When Chloe faces financial trouble, she reluctantly allows a corrupt cop to run a prostitution operation out of her motel. What follows is a series of disastrous events that force Chloe to make a difficult choice in order to save her daughter.

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Today’s release of Selena Gomez’s new movie “Behaving Badly” got us thinking about all the great talent that started out as teen – or younger – actors but whom we’ve since watched grow up on screen. There’s no question the list below, which not only lists the actors themselves but also some of their most memorable roles, is full of talented individuals, ranging from a former member of the Mickey Mouse Club to a rap star who started dabbling in TV and film.

  1. Will Smith (I Am Legend, Men In Black)
  2. Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables, The Dark Knight Rises)
  3. Leonardo DiCaprio (Titanic, The Wolf of Wall Street)
  4. Natalie Portman (Black Swan)
  5. Justin Timberlake (The Social Network, Friends with Benefits)
  6. Drew Barrymore (Scream, Charlie’s Angels)
  7. Lindsay Lohan (Mean Girls, The Parent Trap)
  8. Elijah Wood (The Lord of the Rings)
  9. Joseph Gorden-Levitt (Inception, Looper)
  10. Britney Spears (Crossroads)

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