Buckle up with Kevin Hart and Ice Cube for the ride of a lifetime in the action-packed comedy Ride Along, directed by Tim Story (“Think Like a Man”). The film adds a fresh twist to the buddy cop movie with its hilarious plot and a cast that delivers plenty of laughs.

Former high school security guard Ben (Kevin Hart), joins his girlfriend’s hot-tempered and intimidating brother James (Ice Cube) in a ride-along to patrol the streets of Atlanta. If Ben survives the test, he might just convince James that he’s worthy of his sister’s hand. Will he succeed? Find out by watching the film, now on the PlayStation store.

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Every week, we round up some of the great new Featured Playlists you can find on the Music Unlimited web and mobile apps. Check out the latest below!

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The Austin Psych Fest takes place this week in Texas over three glorious, Technicolor days. The line-up is an incredible mix of genre-defying artists.

Featuring: The War on Drugs, The Zombies, The Black Angels

 

 

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TheWolfofWallStreetFacebookLeonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill bought low and sold high as The Wolf of Wall Street cashed in and became this week’s most popular movie on the Video Unlimited service. It’s a bird…it’s a plane…it’s the latest Superman movie, Man of Steelrounding out the top three.

Sometimes you have to use your connections to reap big rewards. Vince Vaughn’s character, David, enlisted the help of his 533 children through anonymous donations to propel Delivery Man into the top five.

Check out the latest #VUTop10 in its entirety below and be sure to tell us what you plan to watch this weekend!:

  1. American Hustle
  2. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (plus Bonus Features)
  3. Homefront
  4. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (Unrated/Extended Version)
  5. 47 Ronin
  6. Frozen
  7. Delivery Man
  8. Man of Steel
  9. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
  10. The Wolf of Wall Street

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In this week’s new releases and pre-orders, there are a wide range of gaming styles available: pre-order MLB The Show 14 (PS3, PS4), Trials Fusion: Digital Deluxe Edition or Batman Arkham Origins: Blackgate Deluxe Edition (PS3). See the full list of new releases below!

Now available for pre-order for PS4 and on PS Vita, enjoy one of the highest rated sports franchises (by Metacritic), MLB The Show 14. With baseball season underway now, you’ll want to experience some of the game’s most exciting moments with enhanced gaming mechanics, amazing visuals and faster play.

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Before their headlining show at Oakland’s Fox Theater, Fitz and the Tantrums stopped by San Francisco’s LIVE 105 radio station on Thursday to perform an intimate Music Unlimited Live Lounge session for a handful of lucky fans.

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Wanna rock and roll all night and party every day? Kiss is gearing up to celebrate its 40th anniversary this year with its first-ever Rolling Stone magazine cover, an epic summer co-headlining tour with Def Leppard and induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Frontman Paul Stanley also has a new tell-all memoir, “Face The Music: A Life Exposed.” To get up to speed on all the action, check out our playlist of the pioneering hard rock band’s classic songs.

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ChristinaPerri_BlogYesterday, pop sensation and lover of lowercase letters Christina Perri released her album, head or heart , three years after her debut, lovestrong, which featured the songs “jar of hearts” and “arms.” She’s hardly kept quiet between though, contributing the massive hit, “A Thousand Years,” to the The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 Soundtrack and releasing a holiday EP in 2012. With the new album, she’ll embark on a North American headlining tour that kicks off on Friday in Denver, ending on 5/26 in Vancouver. Check the full list of dates here.

As for the artist picks playlist she sent us, Perri says, “This is just what I’m loving right now . . . no specific style except really well-written songs.” Check out the tracklist below and listen to it now on Music Unlimited.

Christina Perri Artist Picks

  1. paramore – “still into you”
  2. pharrell williams – “happy”
  3. passenger – “let her go”
  4. a great big world – “say something”
  5. john legend – “all of me”
  6. beyoncé - “drunk in love”
  7. one direction – “story of my life”
  8. bruno mars – “when i was your man”
  9. daft punk – “get lucky”
  10. avicii - “wake me up”
  11. kodaline – “all of me”
  12. miley cyrus – “wrecking ball”
  13. zedd - “stay the night”
  14. robin thicke – “blurred lines”
  15. pink -  “just give me a reason”
  16. lady gaga – “applause”
  17. ed sheeran- “give me love”
  18. rihanna – “stay”
  19. jay z – “holy grail”
  20. jason mraz – “i wont give up”

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The heroes in half-shells are back. This brief teaser promises lots of turtle action along with a healthy dose of the humor that made them so popular on TV and the silver screen many years ago.

Embrace Turtle Power today with the 1980s cartoon series and the 1990 live action feature film.

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NewReleases41Check out what’s new on the Music Unlimited service this week! Read the highlights and browse new albums below.

Highlights:

  • Christina Perri’s sophomore effort that follows her breakthrough debut in 2011 thanks to hits like “Jar of Hearts” and the Twilight series anthem, “A Thousand Years.”
  • Chevelle’s 7th full-length, which they will be supporting with a month-long US headlining tour starting Friday.
  • The epic soundtrack to Captain America: The Winter Soldier, composed by Henry Jackman (X-Men: First Class, Kick-Ass I & II, Captain Phillips)
  • A massive new single from Alicia Keys ft. Kendrick Lamar from The Amazing Spiderman 2 Soundtrack, that will be scored by The Magnificent Six (Hans Zimmer, Pharrell Williams, Incubus’ Mike Einzinger, Johnny Marr, Junkie XL, Andrew Kawczynski & Steve Mazzaro.)

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In this week’s New Release Recap, explore Walter Mitty’s daydreams in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, take part in a dangerous Ride Along (with bonus gag reel) or question your relationships in Friends with Better Lives | Season 1. See the full list of new releases below!

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty: We all have those moments when we consider a life where the grass is always greener. Well, Walter Mitty takes his daydreams one step further in this charming adventure about an ordinary man who starts to question the status quo.

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Ben Stiller stars and directs in James Thurber’s classic story about how one man won’t accept an ordinary life and decides he wants an extraordinary adventure. With SNL star Kristen Wiig co-starring, this is one you don’t want to miss.

Ride Along (with Bonus Gag Reel): Ice Cube is back and better than ever in this action-packed comedy. Don’t forget to stay tuned after the credits for a hilarious gag reel.

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High school security guard Ben (Kevin Hart) joins the police academy in an attempt to convince hot-tempered (and massively intimidating) detective James (Ice Cube) that he is worthy of James’ sister. James puts him to a test: survive a ride-along and Ben just might deserve his future bride.

Friends with Better Lives | Season 1: Brooklyn Decker and James Van Der Beek star in this romantic comedy about a group of thirty-something friends who are questioning their own life choices and wondering if the others are better off.

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These friends are all at different stages – some married, divorced, newly engaged or in new relationships. Andi and Bobby are happily married with kids; the newly single Will is living it up as a bachelor, but secretly misses his ex-wife; Jules and Lowell are deeply invested in their relationship; and Kate is enjoying her successful career but wonders if she’s missing out on a better relationship.

Bleach | Season 24 Returns!: Get ready for the next installment in the anime series based on the Japanese comic of the same name, written by Tite Kubo.

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The Kageroza’s Reigai imposters attempt to take control of the Soul Society and it turns out that they are just as powerful as their Soul Reaper originals. Can Ichigo and the others train Nozomi in time to defeat the Kageroza?

Insidious: Chapter 2: Get ready to feel the chills in our 99 cent rental of the week! James Wan and Leigh Whannell join together to produce this creepy follow-up to their supernatural horror film. In fact, the film was so successful that it was made into a maze for 2013’s annual Halloween Horror Nights.

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This sequel follows the haunted Lambert family as they search for a mysterious childhood secret that has left them disconnected from the real world and dangerously connected to the spirit world.

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