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apes16x9Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, the sequel to the franchise restart, took the top place on this week’s list of the most popular movies on Video Unlimited.

Also making the cut is the angsty dystopian future epic The Maze Runner, deep space hijinks of Guardians of the Galaxy and heroes in a half-shell in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

The list is rounded out by more down-to-earth comedies Let’s Be Cops and 22 Jump Street.

Here’s the full list:

  1. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
  2. The Maze Runner (plus Bonus Features)
  3. 22 Jump Street
  4. Guardians of the Galaxy
  5. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
  6. Let’s Be Cops
  7. Guardians of the Galaxy (Includes Bonus Features)
  8. The Expendables 3
  9. Into the Storm
  10. Maleficent

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Terminator: Genisys: There are all kinds of time travel issues happening in this first trailer for the upcoming franchise reboot/reimagining.

Get up to speed on the Terminator series by watching Terminator SalvationTerminator 3: Rise of the MachinesTerminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles

San Andreas: When the big one finally hits California, Dwayne Johnson’s search-and-rescue pilot tries to find his daughter as buildings fall.

Also see Dwayne Johnson (aka The Rock) in action in Fast & Furious 6G.I. Joe: Retaliation and The Scorpion King

While We’re Young: Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts are feeling their age but get some help in being hipsters from a younger couple.

Here’s another mid-life crisis film: The 40-Year-Old Virgin (Unrated)

Still Alice: Julianne Moore plays a woman who develops Alzheimer’s Disease in this critically-acclaimed film.

Vice: When a murder happens at an anything-goes hedonistic resort, the lines between fantasy and reality are blurred.

Revisit past Bruce Willis sci-fi thrillers: The Fifth Element and Armageddon 

The Last Five Years: Anna Kendrick stars as a woman who takes a musical look back at the last years of her now-crumbling relationship.

Other films that have come by way of Broadway: Jersey Boys and Rent

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Here are some of the exciting new releases available on Video Unlimited. Watch now:

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BoyhoodFollow the life of a young man, Mason, from the age 5 to18 in this innovative feature film that is already scoring award season wins.

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Nash: Relive the career of seven-time NBA All-Star, two-time NBA MVP, filmmaker, activist and devoted father Steve Nash in this documentary.

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Murder of a Cat: An artisan action-figure designer will stop at nothing to catch the criminal who killed his beloved cat, Mouser.

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House of Lies | Season 3The almighty quartet is disbanded following Marty’s decision to launch his own firm. See how things turn out in Showtime’s edgy and provocative hit comedy series.

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Looking for the perfect present for the gamer, movie buff or binge TV watcher in your life? PlayStation Store’s official 2014 Holiday Gift Guide is here, with this year’s hottest games, blockbusters and hit shows – hand-picked by our very own PS Store dream team.

What’s better than nabbing killer titles like Far Cry 4, Transformers: Age of Extinction and Game of Thrones for that special someone (*cough* yourself) this holiday season? Earning 3X Sony Reward points on each Gift Guide purchase. Want in? Learn more at playstation.com/rewards

Visit PlayStation Store for the full Holiday Gift Guide.

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Turtle power prevails! That’s right; this week Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello and Raphael helped Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) beat out 22 Jump Street.

If you’re looking for epic action scenes executed by seasoned mercenaries, space criminals or wannabe cops look no further than spots 3-5, featuring The Expendables 3Guardians of the Galaxy and Let’s Be Cops.

Here’s the full ranking:

  1. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
  2. 22 Jump Street
  3. The Expendables 3
  4. Guardians of the Galaxy (Includes Bonus Features)
  5. Let’s Be Cops
  6. Maleficent
  7. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
  8. Into the Storm
  9. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (plus Bonus Features)
  10. How to Train Your Dragon 2

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If you haven’t checked out the new Season Pass feature on PlayStation®Store (PS Store) on PlayStation®4 or the web — and Video Unlimited on other Sony devices —there is no better time than now.

We’re getting the holidays off on the right foot with a sale on select full seasons of your favorite HBO series, including True Blood, Girls, Boardwalk Empire, Veep, Eastbound and Down, Rome, The Sopranos, and The Wire. Full season HD prices range from $7.69 to $22.39 when you purchase a Season Pass.*

And don’t miss the opportunity to see how it began with free episodes of Season One, Episode One of True Blood, Boardwalk Empire, and Silicon Valley.

Act fast – the special pricing and free episode offer is for a limited time only.

*Promotion available to U.S. and Canadian customers only.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens: The first teaser for the highly-anticipated sequel is out and it’s full of clues as to what awaits us when the movie comes out a year from now.

Watch the critically-acclaimed Star Wars: The Clone Wars series now.

Unfinished Business: Vince Vaughn plays a guy who started his own company but comes up against his former employer when he’s pitching an important bit of business.

Get your fill of Vaughn’s antics here: The Wedding Crashers, Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story

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UFC 181 is almost here and you can win a pair of official fight gloves signed by Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler, who will face off in the welterweight title rematch in Las Vegas on Saturday. All you have to do is visit our Facebook page, leave a comment telling us who you think will triumph and you will be entered for a chance to win.

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Here is how to enter:

  1. Visit us on Facebook.
  2. Comment on the question. Deadline for entries is December 8, 2014, 2:59PM PST. US residents only, ages 18 and over only.
  3. Winners shall be notified by Facebook direct message within a week following the close of the Sweepstakes entry period, and must respond within 24 hours of notice.
  4. We will select one random winner from the entries and contact that person via Facebook direct message by Wednesday, December 10, 2014.

Official Rules – Live Events Viewer UFC 181 Sweepstakes:

1. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. MAKING A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE CHANCES OF WINNING. The Live Events Viewer UFC 181 Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia (excluding Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands and other United States territories) who are age 18 years or older at the date of entry. To enter, entrants must have a valid Facebook account.  On Wednesday, December 3, 2014 Sponsor will post a trivia question to its Sony Entertainment Network Facebook page.  Responding to the post with an answer to the question will give you one entry to the Sweepstakes (“Entry”).  Entries must be received by 2:59 pm PST on Monday, December 8, 2014 to be valid. Entries received after 2:59 pm PST on that date will not be accepted. Employees of the Sponsor and its parent and affiliated companies and their families are not eligible. This Sweepstakes is not sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with, Facebook.

2. ENTRY CONDITIONS: Limit one Entry per person.  Entries not satisfying these Official Rules shall be automatically disqualified. Sony Network Entertainment International LLC (the “Sponsor”) and any of its parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees, representatives, agents and agencies will not be responsible for: a) any late, lost, misrouted, distorted, garbled or damaged transmissions or Entries; b) any telephone, hardware, software, network, Internet or other computer or technical communication failures of any kind; c) any Sweepstakes disruptions, injuries, losses or damages caused by events beyond the control of Sponsor; or d) any printing or typographical errors in any Sweepstakes related materials.  In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of the person submitting an Entry, the Entry will be deemed to be submitted by the person registered to the Facebook account whose Entry that was selected. Anyone found to use multiple Facebook accounts to enter will be ineligible. Entries not satisfying these Official Rules will be automatically disqualified.

3. PRIZES: A total of (1) Prize will be awarded during the Sweepstakes:

  • Prize: (1) pair of gloves signed by UFC 181 headliners Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler (ARV $79.95)

Prize is not transferable, assignable, or redeemable for cash. No substitution or exchanges (including for cash) of any prize will be permitted, except that Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value for any prize. All prizes are awarded “as is” and without warranty of any kind, express or implied, (including, without limitation, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose). All Federal, State and local taxes associated with the receipt or use of any prizes are the sole responsibility of the winner.

4. WINNER(S): (1) Winner will be determined by a single random drawing of all valid Entries received by the Sponsor, whose decision concerning all matters related to this sweepstakes are final. Winners shall be notified by Facebook direct message within a week following the close of the Sweepstakes entry period.  Winners must respond within 48 hours of notice with their full name, birth date, phone number, e-mail address, and address. If Winner does not respond within 48 hours, the Winner forfeits their prize and Sponsor will randomly select another winner.  Winner may be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release (the “Affidavit”) as part of their requirements to claim their prize and failure to execute and return Affidavit within the set time period will result in forfeiture of prize.  Winner must comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules and receipt of the prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements.

5. ODDS OF WINNING: The odds of winning depend on number of valid Entries received.

6. ELIGIBILITY: Promotion open to residents of the United States who are 18 years of age or older at the start of the Sweepstakes, have a valid Facebook account. Return of any prize/prize notification as undeliverable will result in disqualification and an alternate winner will be selected.  By acceptance of prize, winner agrees to the use of their name and/or likeness for purposes of advertising, trade, or promotion without further compensation, unless prohibited by law and may be required to execute and deliver to Sponsor a signed Affidavit, which includes an acceptance of these Official Rules and a release of liability.

7. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: Neither Facebook, the Sponsor and any of its parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees, representatives, agents and agencies (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from any liability whatsoever, and waive any and all causes of action related to any claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with, preparation for, travel to or  participation in the Sweepstakes or any Sweepstake-related activity, or delivery, misdelivery, acceptance, possession, use of, misuse of, or inability to use any prize (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses and damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation or portrayal in a false light, whether intentional or unintentional), whether under a theory of contract, tort (including negligence), warranty or other theory.

8. COLLECTION OF INFORMATION: The information necessary to operate the Sweepstakes was collected by Sponsor at the time of entry, and will only be used to contact you specifically for operation of the Sweepstakes. Information collected from a winner in connection with the Sweepstakes will otherwise be collected in accordance with Sponsor’s privacy policy, available at http://www.sonyentertainmentnetwork.com/privacy-policy and by signing an Affidavit of Eligibility and Release of Liability winner agrees to the terms of Sponsor’s privacy policy.

9. MISCELLANEOUS: Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding in all respects. Sponsor reserves the right to change these Official Rules at any time, in its sole discretion, and to suspend or cancel the Sweepstakes or any entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes should viruses, bugs, unauthorized human intervention or other causes beyond Sponsor’s control affect the administration, security or proper play of the Sweepstakes or Sponsor otherwise becomes (as determined in its sole discretion) incapable of running the Sweepstakes as planned. Entrants who violate these Official Rules, tamper with the operation of the Sweepstakes or engage in any conduct that is detrimental or unfair to Sponsor, the Sweepstakes or any other entrant (in each case as determined in Sponsor’s sole discretion) are subject to disqualification from entry into the Sweepstakes.

10. WINNER’S NAME: Prize winners’ list request shall be available only within sixty (60) days after the close of the Sweepstakes. To obtain a list of the names of winners, send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to Sony Network Entertainment “Live Events Viewer UFC 181 Sweepstakes”, Attn: Marketing Dept., Sony Network Entertainment International LLC, 2207 Bridgepointe Pkwy, San Mateo CA, 94404.  In order to obtain a winner’s list, where permitted by law, send your written request and a self-addressed, stamped envelope (residents of VT and WA may omit return postage).

11. RESTRICTIONS: Void where prohibited or restricted by law.

12. SPONSOR(S): Sony Network Entertainment International LLC, 2207 Bridgepointe Pkwy, San Mateo CA, 94404 (USA).

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Here are some of the exciting new releases available on Video Unlimited. Watch now:

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The Maze Runner (Plus Bonus Features): A group of boys must find their way out of a massive maze before it’s too late.

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This Is Where I Leave You (Plus Bonus Features): After their father’s passing, four grown siblings, including Jason Bateman and Tina Fey, are forced to return home and live under the same roof for a week.

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The Hundred-Foot JourneyA family leaves India for France to open a restaurant directly across from a starred eatery.

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Boardwalk Empire | Season 5: With the end of Prohibition in sight, Nucky looks to legitimize himself by joining forces with liquor producers, including Bacardi in Cuba.

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The eyes of the world will be watching as welterweight champ Johny Hendricks defends his title for the first time against Robbie Lawler at UFC 181, which takes place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas on Saturday, Dec. 6. Plus, Anthony Pettis defends the UFC lightweight belt against former Strikeforce champ Gilbert Melendez. Watch it as it happens on PlayStation’s Live Events Viewer app (7PM PT/10PM ET).

Bonus: Download a free UFC theme here.

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Delivered straight to your living room from your PS4™ and PS3™ systems, the Live Events Viewer gives users the opportunity to watch exciting live content or catch up with on-demand viewing of UFC and wrestling events, concerts, races and more all with no subscription and no commitments.

Here’s how to download the Live Events Viewer app for free to get started:

  • Log on to PlayStation®Store on your PS4™ (or PS3™).
  • Find Live Events Viewer for download in the Apps section.
  • Once the Live Events Viewer is downloaded, find it on PS4™ in the TV & Video tile (or on PS3’s XMB under TV/Video Services).
  • Log on with your Sony Entertainment Network username and password.
  • Then, simply select UFC 181 purchase the event and enjoy the action.

*UFC 181 is available on the Live Events Viewer app in US and Canada.

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