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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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There’s something for everyone in this week’s New Release Recap! Now on the Video Unlimited service, watch hot new releases including Anchorman 2: The Legend ContinuesAmerican Hustle and even our 99 cent rental of the week, The Internship.

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues: We fell in love with Ron Burgundy (and his hair…and his suits…and everything else) in the first movie and we can’t wait to see him return. Don’t act like you’re not impressed.

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The world’s greatest anchorman is back! After losing his job to his wife, Ron assembles the best news team ever to compete against his new rival. Will this always-classy group beat out their new nemesis?

American Hustle: We all love a good con movie – especially if it stars Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence and Christian Bale. Watch the all-star cast in this Oscar-nominated drama.

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This movie follows the true story of the FBI’s 1980s undercover sting operation attempting to uncover corruption in Congress. The ingenious con man Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale) and his beautiful sidekick/love interest Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams) are forced to work with the FBI agent Richie MiMaso (Bradley Cooper) to unravel the political operator Carmine Polito ( Jeremy Renner). As the story unfolds, who is conning whom?

Avengers Confidential: Black Widow & Punisher:  In Marvel’s animated film based on the Avengers series, Black Widow and S.H.I.E.L.D. must save the world…again.

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The Punisher teams up with Black Widow to stop the terrorist organization Leviathan from selling top-secret S.H.I.E.L.D. technology to the highest bidder. With time running out, can the duo overcome their differences and save Earth from destruction?

Inside Llewyn Davis: Wouldn’t you want to be a folk singer for just one week? Directed by the Coen brothers, this drama takes you inside the mind of a starving artist as he faces the ups and downs of being a musician.

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The young folk singer, Llewyn Davis, is at a crossroads: it’s winter in New York and he’s struggling to make it as a musician – what should he do? Follow him as he journeys from the village to an empty Chicago club to audition for the music mogul Bud Grossman.

The Internship: But wait, there’s more! If you’re looking for a light, laugh-out-loud comedy then our favorite comedic duo, Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson, are just what you need!

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In our 99 cent rental of the week, Billy McMahon (Vince Vaughn) and Nick Campbell (Owen Wilson) take prestigious internship positions at Google in order to get their careers back on track.

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What has become of Gotham City years after Bruce Wayne has retired from his night job fighting crime as Batman? Find out in The Dark Knight Returns, one half of the Batman-themed bundle available now.

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Gotham City is plagued by a gang of murderous mutants at the same time a group of vicious vigilantes have taken up Batman’s mantle to combat crime and indecency in the city. To combat this dual threat Batman must come out of retirement to save the day once more. But his presence reawakens old foes like Two-Face and The Joker at the same time it presents political problems for the government, which has banned masked crime-fighting.

An adaptation of the bold comic series that reinvigorated Batman for a new generation of fans, don’t miss The Dark Knight Returns – as well as the hit video game Batman: Arkham Origins today.

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ThorFacebookThe heroic Thor hoisted his mighty hammer in his right hand and this week’s most popular movies on the Video Unlimited service title in the left. Those who are in the know consider this an epic feat since Thor: The Dark World held off a valiant onslaught from this year’s Oscar® nominees Dallas Buyers Club, Captain Phillips and seven-award winner – including Best Picture - Gravity.

In the mood for some action that’s sure to make the hair on your arm stand up? Look no further than Homefront, written by movie legend Sylvester Stallone and starring Jason Statham and James Franco.

Check out the full #VUTop10 below:

  1. The Counselor (Unrated Extended Cut)
  2.  Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa (Extended)
  3. Captain Phillips
  4.  Escape Plan
  5. Ender’s Game
  6. Dallas Buyers Club
  7. Homefront
  8. Frozen      
  9. Gravity
  10. Thor: The Dark World

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