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

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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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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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