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Walk Among the Tombstones, the latest action drama from Liam Neeson, hits theaters today. As is the case with many of Neeson’s past movies, he plays a man who’s willing to go to any lengths to save someone he loves. That got us thinking about some of our favorite movies which feature unlikely action heroes, who are willing to infiltrate the underworld, run over broken glass or face the dangers of the Fire Swamp.

  1. Taken
  2. Die Hard
  3. The Princess Bride
  4. Shrek
  5. The Expendables
  6. Along Came A Spider
  7. Double Jeopardy
  8. Man on Fire
  9. Panic Room
  10. Firewall

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Watching the latest Hollywood hits or recent episodes of your favorite TV show just got easier with the introduction of the new Sony Entertainment Network web video player.

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The new web player brings Video Unlimited’s vast catalog of TV shows and movies right to your computer without needing to download additional software. Find out more at PlayStation Blog.

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay: Katniss is in full revolutionary mode in this new trailer, which sees her dealing with not just the military but the political side of being a rebel.

May the odds be ever in your favor with the first two movies: The Hunger Games, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Maps To The Stars: Julianne Moore plays an actress who hires an assistant who may be a little too obsessed with the star.

Hollywood has a nasty underside in these movies: The Player, Get Shorty

John Wick: Keanu Reeves is pulled back into a life of violence after a group of thieves steals his car and, even worse, kills his dog.

They didn’t want to get violent. The really didn’t: Taken, A History of Violence

Serena: Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence reunite in this story of a couple who fall in love and are ready to share their lives together until a murder and series of secrets threaten to tear them apart.

Sometimes the secrets and lies are just too much: Like Crazy, Water for Elephants

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

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Godzilla: An all-star cast brings the drama to this sci-fi action epic that returns Godzilla to his place as one of the world’s most recognized movie monsters. Plus, go behind-the-scenes with lots of great bonus material.

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The Dead 2: An infections epidemic spreads through India as an American searches for his girlfriend in this sequel to the 2011 original.

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New Girl | Season 4: Jess, Nick, Winston, CeCe, Schmidt and Coach are back in the fourth season of the hilarious relationship comedy. Don’t miss the season premiere, available tomorrow on PlayStation Store.

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Hell on Wheels | Season 4: Conflicts, drama and more await as the action moves west in the show’s fourth season, which follows the expansion of the railroad as parties vie for control of Cheyenne, Wyoming.

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Who says a superhero can’t take down a giant monster? This week Captain America: The Winter Soldier defied all odds to beat out Godzilla and become this week’s #VUTop10 leader. Romantic comedy Blended, starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore, followed in the number three spot just ahead of The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

In the mood for some action and explosions mixed in with some Tom Cruise? Check out this week’s newcomer to Video Unlimited, Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow.

See below for this week’s full ranking.

  1. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  2. Godzilla (plus Bonus Features)
  3. Blended
  4. The Amazing Spider-Man 2
  5. Neighbors
  6. Draft Day
  7. Divergent
  8. A Haunted House 2
  9. Need for Speed
  10. Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow

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Seventh Son: A young man must embrace his destiny as the only one who can save the world from the forces of evil.

Embrace your own destiny and watch these movies: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring

The Humbling: Al Pacino plays an actor at the end of his career whose life is at a crossroads.

Enjoy these other movies with actors playing actors: Galaxy Quest, Tropic Thunder

Horrible Bosses 2: This second trailer for the sequel shows just what kind of mess our group of would-be criminals has gotten themselves into.

Get ready for the sequel with the first movie right here: Horrible Bosses

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Last time they met in the ring, Marcos Maidana nearly dethroned the undefeated Floyd Mayweather. Now he gets another shot as the two fighters face each other one more time at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Saturday, Sept. 13 – and you can watch all the action as it happens on PlayStation’s Live Events Viewer app. The night will also feature Leo Santa Cruz defending his super bantamweight world championship against Manuel Roman, and Miguel Vazquez putting his lightweight world title on the line against Mickey Bey. Plus, you can see Mexican sensation Alfredo “El Perro” Angulo in a middleweight bout against James De La Rosa. It all kicks off at 5 p.m. PT.

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In addition to the matches you’ll also have access the following events via the Live Events Viewer app:

  • Mayweather vs. Maidana II – Press Conference – Main Event (Wednesday 9/10/14, 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT)
  • Mayweather vs. Maidana II – Weigh-In Live (Friday 9/12/14, 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT)
  • Mayweather vs. Maidana II – Countdown Live (Saturday 9/13/14, 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT)

Delivered straight to your living room from your PS4 and PS3 systems, the Live Events Viewer gives users the opportunity to watch exciting live content or catch up with on-demand viewing of UFC and wrestling events, concerts, races and more all with no subscription and no commitments.

Here’s how to download the Live Events Viewer app for free to get started:

  1. Log on to PlayStation®Store on your PS4™(or PS3™).
  2. Find Live Events Viewer for download in the Apps section.
  3. Once the Live Events Viewer is downloaded, find it on PS4 in the TV & Video tile (or on PS3’s XMB under TV/Video Services).
  4. Log on with your Sony Entertainment Network username and password.
  5. Then, simply select Mayweather vs. Maidana II, purchase the event and enjoy the action.

Some of the live events will be offered on a pay-per-view basis and other events will be completely free. New events are added often, so make sure to check back each week!

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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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