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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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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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In this week’s New Release Recap, explore Walter Mitty’s daydreams in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, take part in a dangerous Ride Along (with bonus gag reel) or question your relationships in Friends with Better Lives | Season 1. See the full list of new releases below!

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty: We all have those moments when we consider a life where the grass is always greener. Well, Walter Mitty takes his daydreams one step further in this charming adventure about an ordinary man who starts to question the status quo.

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Ben Stiller stars and directs in James Thurber’s classic story about how one man won’t accept an ordinary life and decides he wants an extraordinary adventure. With SNL star Kristen Wiig co-starring, this is one you don’t want to miss.

Ride Along (with Bonus Gag Reel): Ice Cube is back and better than ever in this action-packed comedy. Don’t forget to stay tuned after the credits for a hilarious gag reel.

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High school security guard Ben (Kevin Hart) joins the police academy in an attempt to convince hot-tempered (and massively intimidating) detective James (Ice Cube) that he is worthy of James’ sister. James puts him to a test: survive a ride-along and Ben just might deserve his future bride.

Friends with Better Lives | Season 1: Brooklyn Decker and James Van Der Beek star in this romantic comedy about a group of thirty-something friends who are questioning their own life choices and wondering if the others are better off.

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These friends are all at different stages – some married, divorced, newly engaged or in new relationships. Andi and Bobby are happily married with kids; the newly single Will is living it up as a bachelor, but secretly misses his ex-wife; Jules and Lowell are deeply invested in their relationship; and Kate is enjoying her successful career but wonders if she’s missing out on a better relationship.

Bleach | Season 24 Returns!: Get ready for the next installment in the anime series based on the Japanese comic of the same name, written by Tite Kubo.

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The Kageroza’s Reigai imposters attempt to take control of the Soul Society and it turns out that they are just as powerful as their Soul Reaper originals. Can Ichigo and the others train Nozomi in time to defeat the Kageroza?

Insidious: Chapter 2: Get ready to feel the chills in our 99 cent rental of the week! James Wan and Leigh Whannell join together to produce this creepy follow-up to their supernatural horror film. In fact, the film was so successful that it was made into a maze for 2013’s annual Halloween Horror Nights.

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This sequel follows the haunted Lambert family as they search for a mysterious childhood secret that has left them disconnected from the real world and dangerously connected to the spirit world.

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I scream, you scream, we all scream for the best of the best in horror. If you consider yourself an aficionado of movies that make you hide under the covers then Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones, our Video Unlimited pick of the week, should do the trick.

After his neighbor’s death, Jesse begins to notice a trend of disturbing and unexplainable things. He quickly finds out he’s been marked by a malevolent demonic entity and it’s only a matter of time before he is completely under its control. What happens next? Find out by watching Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones, the fifth installment in this popular series, this weekend. Oh, and don’t forget to turn the lights down low.

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FrozenFacebookWinter might be over but that didn’t stop Disney’s Frozen from becoming this week’s most popular movie on the Video Unlimited service. Magic Kingdom counterpart Saving Mr. Banks, starring the ever popular Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson, also edged its way into the Top 10.

The Wolf of Wall Street‘s  stock hit an all-time high as it secured the No. 3 spot. Keanu Reeves’ epic 3D fantasy adventure 47 Ronin landed a couple places behind, as did the novel turned blockbuster The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

Here’s this week’s #VUTop10 in its entirety:

  1. Saving Mr. Banks
  2. Gravity
  3. Thor: The Dark World
  4. Fast & Furious 6
  5. 47 Ronin
  6. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (plus Bonus Features)
  7. Homefront
  8. The Wolf of Wall Street
  9. American Hustle
  10. Frozen

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Hercules: The Rock takes on…well…everyone in this first trailer and looks every bit the part of the mythological hero.

Can you smell what The Rock is cooking in these movies? Scorpion King, Fast Five

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We’re really excited for our New Release recap this week. We have a mixture of action-adventure, fantasy and supernatural horror – there’s something for everyone! Now available on the Video Unlimited service are The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones and our 99 cent rental of the week, Man of Steel. See the full list below!

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug: We’ve all seen the Lord of the Rings series, like, a million times, so we’re amped for the second chapter of his Hobbit trilogy. More dwarf action – including an amazing choreographed barrel escape down a raging river – and the addition of Benedict Cumberbatch as the voice of Smaug, the treasure-hoarding dragon make this one you can’t miss.

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Our favorite hobbit, Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), finds himself on an epic journey to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome dragon Smaug. Tolkien’s timeless story comes to life like never before in this dramatic prequel.

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