Valentine’s Day is once again right around the calendar corner, and this year (to make it even more difficult) it lands on a Friday. If spending the evening in a crowded restaurant and/or theater doesn’t sound like the most romantic of plans then we may be able to help.
Forget the overpriced prix fixe menus, get out that apron and whip up a meal in the sound controlled comfort of your own home, and snuggle up for a killer movie. Depending on your mood and tastes we’ve got “jump off the couch in terror” horror films and “OMG they’re so cute together” romantic comedies. Flip a coin, watch two, or maybe three! Or perhaps, it’s time for a singles night? Simply make some delicious hors d’oeuvres with your friends and pick an amazing flick to enjoy.
Either way the Video Unlimited service has got you covered. To make it all even easier we’re doing some movie-recipe pairing for you. Try it yourself and pick from list of popular titles during our Valentine’s Day Sale from now until February 17th, 2014.
A Million Ways to Die in the West: Seth MacFarlane moves from talking teddy bears to taking on the Old West in this raunchy comedy.
Watch more MacFarlane: Ted, Family Guy
The Rover: Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson navigate a post-apocalyptic world.
Whether you’re in the mood for big screen action or a Golden Globe winning performance, we have it all in this week’s New Release Recap. Thor returns to save the Earth and the entire universe in Thor: The Dark World, while Matthew McConaughey gives a Golden Globe-winning performance for Best Actor in the inspiring film Dallas Buyers Club. Find out what other amazing TV and film releases hit PlayStation Store this week below.
Chris Hemsworth returns to the big screen as Thor in Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World. After the awe-inspiring events unfolded in The Avengers, an ancient and evil enemy returns to plunge the universe into darkness. To defeat this enemy, which even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor sets out on his most dangerous and personal journey yet, one that forces him into an alliance with his treacherous brother Loki. But Thor must do whatever it takes not only to save his people and those he loves…but the universe itself.
It’s award season in the entertainment industry and the new film Dallas Buyers Club* is getting its fair share of attention. You won’t want to miss Matthew McConaughey’s Golden Globe winning performance for Best Actor in this uplifting and powerful film inspired by true events. Texas cowboy Ron Woodroof (McConaughey) sees his life overturned when he’s diagnosed as HIV-positive and given 30 days to live. Once diagnosed, Woodroof decides to take matters into his own hands by tracking down alternative treatments from all over the world, both legal and illegal. To help other AIDS patients get the medications they need he establishes a hugely successful “buyers’ club” that inspires people in ways no one could have imagined.
While the game itself lacked any real sense of tension as the Seattle Seahawks completely blew out Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos, there were still lots of trailers for movie fans to enjoy during the broadcast. Various studios rolled out extended trailers, first looks and more for some of this year’s biggest, most anticipated releases. We’ve rounded up some of the biggest and best in this special edition of our Trailer Roundup.
Amazing Spider-Man 2: Peter Parker’s secrets from his past are brought to light while villains come out of the woodwork to take him on.
Captain Phillips survived rough waters and an epic standoff at sea to commandeer this week’s top spot. Finishing in a close second is Escape Plan, starring action film legends Stallone and Schwarzenegger and their rapping wingman 50 Cent.
He’s back and this time there are no fast cars in the mix. Vin Diesel brings the action and then some in the Sci-Fi thriller Riddick, which slips down the list from the #3 slot last week to the #9 position. And rounding out the list is the super hero action of Justice League: War, featuring Batman, Superman and more.
No matter if you’re looking for action, horror or good ole fashion drama this week’s #VUTop10 has something for you! Check out the full list below:
- Justice League: War (plus Bonus Features)
- Riddick (2013)
- Runner Runner
- The Great Gatsby
- Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa (Extended)
- Carrie (2013)
- Riddick (Unrated)
- Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa
- Escape Plan
- Captain Phillips
Based on the worldwide bestseller and featuring an all-star cast, Ender’s Game bursts with epic adventure and stunning visual effects and is now available on PlayStation Store for you to watch. Plus, take home a piece of this treasured tale by entering for your chance to win a poster signed by Harrison Ford! (ARV $100) No purchase necessary to enter or win. Making a purchase will not improve chances of winning.
Here’s how to enter:
- Visit us on Facebook
- Answer the following question: “What’s the name of Harrison Ford’s character in the movie, Ender’s Game?”
- Make sure to post your answer by Friday, January 31 11:59PM PDT. US residents only, ages 18 and over only.
- We will select four random winners from the entries and contact that person via Facebook direct message by Friday, February 7th, 2014.
See below for full rules and don’t forget to watch Ender’s Game today!
Better Living Through Chemistry: Olivia Wilde is a bad influence on mild-mannered Sam Rockwell in this seemingly dark comedy.
If this is up your alley, then you may also enjoy these other dramatic comedies: Drinking Buddies, The Way, Way Back, Safety Not Guaranteed
Oculus: There’s a very creepy mirror at the center of this scary, horror flick.
Want a little more horror? Carrie, Insidious: Chapter 2, The Conjuring
There’s a star studded collection of new films and more in this week’s New Release Recap. Watch Harrison Ford in Ender’s Game, catch heartthrob Brad Pitt in The Counselor, enjoy Robert De Niro in Last Vegas, and more! Find out what other stars you can find in this week’s releases below.
Bursting onto the PlayStation Store this week is the action packed adventure Ender’s Game. Based on a bestselling book this film is stocked with an all-star cast including Harrison Ford, Ben Kingsley, and Viola Davis. Fears of an alien invasion are starting to grow, so Earth’s International Fleet recruits an unlikely leader. A young and brilliant boy named Ender Wiggin. The future of the human race lies on Ender as he takes command of its forces to lead the fight.
UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz returns to the Octagon to face interim titleholder Renan Barao this Saturday during UFC 169. Also, for the co-main event, great Jose Aldo will defend his featherweight title against Ricardo “The Bully” Lamas. Catch all the action directly from your PS3 in the US through Sony Entertainment Network’s Live Events Viewer app on Saturday, February 1st!
Trying to cram in all of the films nominated for the Oscars Best Picture category? Well you’re in luck! This week’s Staff Pick of the Week Captain Phillips will help you check cross one flick off your list.
In this true story, based on the 2009 hijacking of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, Captain Richard Phillips, played by Tom Hanks is taken hostage by a crew of ruthless Somali pirates. Let’s just say this isn’t your standard boat tale. Follow along as Captain Phillips and the Somali pirate captain, Muse, find themselves at the mercy of forces beyond their control in this captivating and thrilling drama.
As you may have already heard – or read about in our recent recap – Oscar nominations were announced last week. As in years past, the Best Picture category is stacked from top to bottom with films worthy of taking home some hardware.
Seeing the likes of 12 Years a Slave, American Hustle and Dallas Buyers Club got us thinking back to other iconic movies that have proven popular not only with audiences but ultimately with the ominous Academy. In reviewing the past 10 winners you’ll notice a mix of themes ranging from the mind-blowing crime thriller featuring Javier Bardem, No Country for Old Men, to a fantasy adventure trip to Mount Doom in The Lord of the Rings.
Take a look at the Best Picture winners from the last 10 years and make time this weekend to catch up with one of these great films.
2012 – Argo
2011 – The Artist
2010 – The King’s Speech
2009 – The Hurt Locker
2008 – Slumdog Millionaire
2007 – No Country for Old Men
2006 – The Departed
2005 – Crash
2004 – Million Dollar Baby
2003 – The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King