We don’t know exactly why rappers avoid the holidays but we had to do a lot of digging to come up with these Christmas hip-hop tracks. Ironic, since during the birth of rap, Kurtis Blow, the Sugarhill Gang and (especially) Run-D.M.C. put out solid seasonal tunes. Kanye delivers as usual and Ghostface, of all rappers, lays down real, from-the-heart rhymes. Listen to the Xmas Rapping playlist here.

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Get Hard: When a high-level executive gets sentenced to prison he turns to a car washer for help on how to survive.

Going to jail is played for laughs in these movies: Let’s Go To Prison, Stir Crazy

The Loft: Five married friends get a secret hideaway where they can do anything they want, but problems emerge when a dead body shows up.

Adultery gets dramatized or played for laughs in these movies: Match Point, The Other Woman

True Story: James Franco plays a man on trial who reaches out to a disgraced journalist (played by Jonah Hill) with whom he has a strange fascination.

Get obsessed with these movies: The Fan, Obsessed

Entourage: The hit HBO series finally comes to the big screen as we catch up with the crew years later.

Watch the original series in all it’s bromance glory here: Entourage

The Longest Ride: Another Nicholas Sparks adaptation, this time about a young rodeo rider who falls in love with a budding artist.

Get more Nicholas Sparks drama right here: The Notebook, Dear John

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It’s the last week of the Holiday Sale on PlayStation Store — and your last chance to get discounts up to 65% (or 70% for PS Plus members) on a variety of games, movies and television shows. Today through Monday, Dec. 29 you can save on titles like Grand Theft Auto V, Alien Isolation, Battlefield 4 and more. Get the deals here.

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Here are some of the exciting new releases available on Video Unlimited. Watch now:


Gone Girl: Fueled by of an intense media circus, a man becomes the main suspect in his wife’s disappearance in this critically-acclaimed adaptation of the best-selling novel.


Annabelle: In this prequel to The Conjuring, a cursed doll leads to the invasion of  a couple’s home by members of a satanic cult.


Doctor Who: Last Christmas: The Doctor, Santa and Clara Oswald are thrown together in one of the Time Lord’s most incredible adventures yet.

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As the year comes to a close, we look back at the flicks that held the number one spot in our weekly #VUTop10 series. The list features movies with fighting turtles, cops on spring break, an epic journey with a princess, mountain man and his loyal reindeer and more.

Here’s the full list:


The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (plus Bonus Features)

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)


Captain Phillips

X-Men: Days of Future Past

Let’s Be Cops


22 Jump Street (Plus Bonus Features)






300: Rise of an Empire

Lone Survivor

Robocop (2014)

Ride Along With Gag Reel

Thor: The Dark World

Ender’s Game

Escape Plan

Runner Runner


World War Z

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Here’s this week’s PlayStation Store update.


Build a massive arsenal of firepower that’s totally customized, totally unique, and totally deadly in the new multi-player shooter Loadout (PS4). Did we mention you can play it for free?


Available for the first time as a digital download is Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (PS3). This epic title allows you to battle for supremacy using armies of hand-picked mercenaries. Play it today.

See the full PlayStation Store update here.

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“I have no appetite for retirement,” said the brilliant Leonard Cohen recently. After a quick rest from his impressively long tour which began in August 2012, the 80-year-old singer/songwriter and poet has come back to his Tower of Song with a new album, Popular Problems. So let’s shed some light on his best songs from 1967 to today with our MU Icon playlist. Listen now.

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Mad Max: Fury Road: The first full trailer for the movie is… wow. There’s so much craziness going on here it instantly became a must-watch for next year.

Watch the originals before the new installment hits theaters: Mad Max, Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome

The Gunman: Sean Penn plays an aging assassin whose former employers turn on him, forcing him to go on the run.

These movies featuring action stars of a certain age will keep you entertained: Taken, The November Man

Knight of Cups: Christian Bale plays an out-of-control hedonist in the latest from writer/director Terrence Malick.

Enjoy these other mind-bending Malick movies: To The Wonder, Tree of Life

Hot Tub Time Machine 2: The sequel’s second trailer offers a bit more about the story, which looks like it brings just as many laughs as the original.

Get ready to kick some past with the original here: Hot Tub Time Machine

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The Holiday Sale on PlayStation Store enters its third week of four with another round of discounts on games, movies and television shows. Today through Monday, Dec. 22 you can save up to 60% (or 70% for PS Plus members) on hit titles like Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, DC Universe Online Ultimate Edition, Don’t Starve Giant Edition and more. What are you waiting for? Check out all the deals here.

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Here are some of the exciting new releases available on Video Unlimited. Watch now:

The Equalizer: Denzel Washington stars in this adaptation of the classic TV show as a man who is drawn back into the violent life he tried to leave behind.


Magic in the Moonlight: A dedicated skeptic (Colin Firth) meets and falls under the influence of a stunning psychic (Emma Stone) in the latest from Woody Allen.


The Skeleton Twins: Can a pair of estranged twins put their issues behind them and reconnect? Bill Hader and Kirsten Wiig star.


Cowboy Bebop – The Complete Series: Watch the entire series that redefined anime and inspired a new generation.


A Certain Magical Index II: Toma and Index return for a season that will bring old friends and new enemies.


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