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The anticipation is building as HBO’s award-winning series Boardwalk Empire comes to a close, and PlayStation users will get to experience the beginning of the end for free, starting September 9.

The premiere episode of Boardwalk Empire’s fifth and final season, “Golden Days for Boys and Girls,” will be offered for free on PlayStation®Store on PlayStation®4 (PS4™) and PlayStation®3 (PS3) systems. Sony Entertainment Network account holders can stream or download1the season premiere episode for a week beginning September 9, without an HBO subscription.

From Terence Winter, Emmy Award-winning writer of ‘The Sopranos,’ and Academy Award-winning director Martin Scorsese, ‘Boardwalk Empire’ is set in Atlantic City during Prohibition, when the sale of alcohol becomes illegal throughout the United States. Starring Steve Buscemi, as Enoch “Nucky” Thompson, the season premiere kicked off on Sunday, and will be available on PlayStation®Store beginning September 9.

* PS4 video content is available for steaming.  PS3 Video content can be streamed or downloaded to the device.

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Godzilla made its presence felt by rising up to the top of this week’s #VUTop10, beating out Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore’s Blended.  A duo of comic books turned blockbusters followed by Neighbors, featuring Seth Rogen and Zac Efron, rounding out the top five.

Looking for something to pump you up for the start of football season? Check out the behind-the-scenes drama Draft Day, starring Kevin Costner and Jennifer Garner.

See below for this week’s full ranking.

  1. Godzilla (plus Bonus Features)
  2. Blended
  3. The Amazing Spider-Man 2
  4. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  5. Neighbors
  6. Draft Day
  7. Divergent
  8. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (Unrated/Extended Version)
  9. Need for Speed
  10. A Haunted House 2

 

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Exists: It’s a familiar premise: Four friends go to a cabin in the woods where they wake some mysterious creature that picks them off before they can leave.

Maybe abandoned cabins aren’t the best place for a weekend getaway: Evil Dead 2, Tucker & Dale vs. Evil

Rosewater: The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart makes his directorial debut with this true story about a journalist detained in Iran.

Iran has been the setting for some powerful movies: A Separation, Children of Heaven

The Rewrite: Hugh Grant plays a struggling screenwriter who takes on a teaching job to pay the bills, but gets more out of it than he expected.

Hugh Grant is charming, these movies will attest to that: Music & Lyrics, Notting Hill

Shaun the Sheep: The popular British series from the creators of Wallace & Gromit comes to the big screen.

The Aardman team shines on the big screen: Wallace & Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit, Chicken Run

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

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Heavenly Sword: In this dramatic tale of revenge, Nariko (Anna Torv), a fiery red-haired heroine, must wield the Heavenly Sword, a weapon never before possessed by a mortal. Nariko must avenge her people before the powerful sword slowly kills her.

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The Fault in Our Stars: Based on the bestselling book, this touching coming-of-age love story shows how true love can conquer all. Hazel (Shailene Woodley) and Gus (Ansel Elgort) face unbelievable hardship, all while keeping their sense of humor, ]love for each other and belief in the power of the small things in life.

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In honor of Labor Day, we tweaked this week’s #VUTop10 to highlight movies and TV shows that focus on the place where we spend most of our lives: work. Rest assured you will not be required to put a cover sheet on the TPS report nor recite the history of Pawnee, Indiana to view the full list below.

 

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A Good Marriage: A woman finds out her husband’s business trips aren’t what she thought and that he may be connected to a string of murders.

There’s murder lurking behind these other happy marriages: Presumed Innocent, So I Married An Axe Murderer

Miss Meadows: Katie Holmes plays a bright, upbeat woman who also keeps busy as a vigilante, righting wrongs and exacting vengeance.

Vigilante justice is served: Death Wish, Falling Down

White Bird in a Blizzard: A young woman deals with the mysterious disappearance of her mother and all the emotional issues that brings up.

The parents in these movies are missing too: August Rush, Winter’s Bone

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

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Godzilla (plus Bonus Features): In this latest iteration of the most famous giant lizard, Godzilla is pitted against horrific creatures after emerging into the world. But is he here to destroy humanity or protect it?

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Brick Mansions: In dystopian Detroit, dangerous criminals roam the streets and live in the once beautiful brick mansions. Caught in the midst of this chaos is ex-convict Lino (David Bell), who reluctantly teams up with an undercover cop, Damien Collier (Paul Walker), when a drug lord kidnaps Lino’s girlfriend.

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Ghostbusters (On sale for one week): Who you gonna call? In celebration of National Ghostbuster Day on August 28, Ghostbusters is on sale for one week only. Relive the adventures of Venkman, Stantz, Spengler and Zeddmore as they protect Manhattan – and the world – from a supernatural menace.

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Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (Unrated): See Ron Burgundy – and his amazing hair – in our 99-cent rental of the week. Back and ready pioneer the nation’s first 24-hour news channel, Ron (Will Ferrell) and a cast of other top-notch news anchors make it easy to stay classy.

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Doctor Who | Season 8: It’s a very different Doctor now at the helm of the TARDIS. Peter Capaldi is the 12th (or 13th depending on how you’re counting) Doctor, taking the popular BBC series into a whole new series of space/time adventures.

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 overcame sci-fi thriller Divergent to become this week’s most popular movie on Video Unlimited. Newly released comedy Neighbors, starring funny guy Seth Rogen and teen heartthrob Zac Efron, also made its way into the top five.

Other popular movies this week include Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Need for Speed and The Other Woman.

See below for this week’s full ranking:

  1. The Amazing Spider-Man 2
  2. Divergent
  3. Need for Speed
  4. A Haunted House 2
  5. Neighbors
  6. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (Includes Bonus Featurette)
  7. Oculus
  8. Noah
  9. The Other Woman
  10. Captain America: The Winter Soldier

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Customers in Brazil now have access to premium movies through the Video Unlimited digital video service.

Available in 11 countries across the world, Video Unlimited gives you access to an expansive – and constantly growing – collection of Hollywood blockbuster and classic movies. Available through PlayStation®Store (PS Store), the service provides instant access to movies on PlayStation®4 (PS4™) and PlayStation®3 (PS3™) systems, as well as the ability to download and play movies on PlayStation®Vita (PS Vita) systems and Windows-based PCs through Sony’s Media Go application. Additionally, Sony Xperia™ smartphone and tablet1 users can stream2 3 or download content through the Video Unlimited application, while select Sony connected BRAVIA® television and Blu-ray Disc™ player2 users can rent and instantly stream movies through the Video Unlimited application.

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With titles like The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Robocop, 300: Rise of an Empire, The Lego Movie, as well as weekly new releases and a huge catalog of timeless classics, Video Unlimited will now give PlayStation users in Brazil, and those who own other Sony devices, instant access to an endless stream of digital entertainment through a convenient, single sign-on account.

For more information on the launch of Video Unlimited in Brazil, please visit here.

Don’t forget to check out the Sony Entertainment Network online store and let us know what you’re going to watch this week!

 

1 Xperia SP, L, M dual, M, ZQ, Z1, Z Ultra, T2 Ultra dual, Z2, M2, T3, Z2 Tablet

2 2013 & 2014 Sony BRAVIA televisions and 2013 Sony Blu-ray Disc players

3 Video Unlimited on Xperia devices launches later in the evening of August 21, 2014.

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Rudderless: A father deals with the grief of losing his son by diving into the music they loved to make together.

Get your fill of father/son drama with these movies: Big Fish, The Tree of Life

Men, Women and Children: From director Jason Reitman comes this story about technology and how it allows us to hide who we really are.

Enjoy these other great movies from Reitman: Up in the Air, Young Adult

The Theory of Everything: The early years of Stephen Hawking come to the screen, taking him from his days in school through finding out he would never walk again and more.

Scientists both real and fictional can be found in these movies: Creation, Back to the Future

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