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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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TheHungerGamesCatchingFireFacebookNo other tributes, or films, were able to stop novel turned blockbuster The Hunger Games: Catching Fire from achieving #VUTop10 greatness for the second week in a row. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues even sent in its top rated news crew, featuring Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell), Brian, Champ and Brick (Steve Carell) accompanied by his trusty trident.

Spring is here and if the sun is setting on your college years you need to start thinking about the transition to the real world. Get solid career advice from Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson as they learn the ways of Google in The Internship. Or, actually, don’t.

Check out the full #VUTop10 below and be sure to tell us what you plan to watch this weekend in the comments section:

    1. Escape Plan
    2. American Hustle
    3. Frozen
    4. 12 Years a Slave
    5. The Internship
    6. Gravity
    7. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (Unrated/Extended Version)
    8. Thor: The Dark World
    9. Homefront
    10. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (plus Bonus Features)

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The Peanuts: This is just a sneak peak but it has us excited for what should be a great new adventure with Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the rest of the gang.

 Gather the whole family for these animated delights: Despicable Me, The Smurfs

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We’re really excited for this week’s New Release Recap! Why, do you ask? Well, some of our favorite recent titles are now available on the Video Unlimited service – the Oscar-nominated The Wolf of Wall Street, the crowd-funded Veronica Mars film and our 99 cent rental of the week, Fast and Furious 6!

The Wolf of Wall Street: Leonardo DiCaprio steals our hearts – though he couldn’t snag an Oscar, unfortunately – in this outrageously comedic drama directed by the famous Martin Scorsese.

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Debuting  in 2004, Veronica Mars racked up a huge fan base who tuned in weekly for new adventures from a budding amateur detective who wouldn’t take “No” for an answer and who was determined to uncover the truth behind every curtain. Starring Kristen Bell in the title role, Veronica faced one mystery after another in her hometown of Neptune until the show was canceled in 2007.

Luckily, Marshmallows didn’t take no for an answer! Last year they put together a Kickstarter campaign to fund a Veronica Mars film from creator Rob Thomas and starring the show’s original cast. Thanks to these dedicated fans, you can now watch the movie and original series on the Video Unlimited service!

To prep for the movie, it’s time to look back at the show that we all fell in love with – especially the intricate mysteries and in-depth character developments. In Neptune, California, the determined and intelligent Veronica Mars (Kristen Bell) balances two contrasting lives; she splits her time between being a private investigator and high school – and later  college – student. How does she get it all done?

Meanwhile, in the Veronica Mars movie, our heroine’s sleuthing days are behind her and she’s interviewing for law firm jobs. However, she can’t leave her past behind. She’s drawn back to Neptune to help her ex-boyfriend Logan after he’s accused of murder. But will her past catch up to her and impact the life she’s trying to begin in New York?

Get up to speed on both the movie and the series on the Video Unlimited service!

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Straight from the world of Marvel Comics comes this week’s Video Unlimited Staff Pick: Avengers Confidential: Black Widow & Punisher. Iron Man and Thor team up with The Punisher and Black Widow to save the Earth from destruction.

At the orders of Director Nick Fury, The Punisher and Black Widow embark on a mission to stop the global terrorist organization Leviathan, who is attempting to sell top-secret S.H.I.E.L.D. technology to the highest bidder. Be warned: Dramatic music and epic battles ahead!

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TheHungerGamesCatchingFireFacebookIt was a battle between arrow and hammer for this week’s most popular movie on the Video Unlimited service. Who prevailed? Katniss Everdeen, played by Jennifer Lawrence, hit the bullseye, helping the second installment of The Hunger Games series top Thor: The Dark World.

Other notable films include Spike Lee’s remake of Park Chan-wook’s 2003 South Korean cult film Oldboy, crime thriller Homefront and Gravity, which recently expanded its award collection at the Oscars®.

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

  1. Dallas Buyers Club
  2. Frozen
  3. Escape Plan
  4. Oldboy (2013)
  5. Homefront
  6. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
  7. Gravity
  8. 12 Years a Slave
  9. Thor: The Dark World
  10. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (plus Bonus Features)

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Sin City: A Dame To Die For: The long-awaited sequel takes another fantastic trip into the grim, noir world of Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez.

Get more of Frank Miller’s unique vision in these movies: Sin City300

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This week’s Staff Pick is a recent Oscar® nominee that features a star-studded cast, including Christian Bale and Amy Adams along with the Silver Lining Playbook one-two combo of Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence. That’s right, it’s American Hustle.

This 70’s based drama focuses on a con man and his seductive British partner (Bale and Lawrence) who are given a get out of jail free card by a wild FBI agent (Cooper) in exchange for executing an undercover sting operation to take down corrupt politicians.

If you’re looking to be entertained turn on your PS3, PS4 or other Sony device, navigate to the Sony Entertainment Network web store and get American Hustle today.

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