Odd Thomas: Anton Yelchin is a supernatural investigator who finds himself needing to save his town from the forces of evil.
These movies keep the bogeymen at bay: Constantine, Hellboy
Planes: Fire & Rescue: Last year’s family hit gets a quick sequel that has Dusty trying to join a fire-fighting team.
This week’s Staff Pick, The Armstrong Lie, tells the story of cycling legend Lance Armstrong’s improbable rise to greatness and ultimate fall from grace. Told through the eyes of award winning director Alex Gibney, who covered his fairytale comeback in 2009, this documentary tells the real story about arguably the biggest deception saga’s in the history sports.
Hop on and get ready for an informative ride that has its twist and turns but sheds truth on the back end of Armstrong’s storied career.
Tagged: Armstrongs Lies
Check out what’s new on the Music Unlimited service this week! Read the highlights and browse new albums below.
- A live recording of a Band of Horses acoustic performance at the legendary Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, including hits like “The Funeral.”
- An EP from folk duo The Civil Wars, featuring covers of Elliott Smith’s “Between the Bars,” Portishead’s “Sour Times,” Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean” and The Romantics’ “Talking in Your Sleep”
- The official motion picture soundtrack for The Lego® Movie, including “Everything is AWESOME!!!” performed by Tegan & Sara and original scores by Mark Mothersbaugh.
- The debut full-length from ✝✝✝ Crosses, the side project of Deftones singer Chino Moreno, including remastered tracks from their EPs, plus five new songs.
New Albums Available This Week [2/11/14]:
There’s lots of action and drama in this week’s New Release Recap. Sandra Bullock and George Clooney share some ‘quality time’ in the Academy Award nominated Gravity, French kicker of butt Jean Reno returns to the big screen as an ex-mobster out for vengeance in 22 Bullets, plus lots more!
Gravity: Tina Fey said during the Golden Globes, “George Clooney would rather float away in space and die than spend one more minute with a woman his own age.” We’re not sure if that’s really true, but George Clooney does spend some serious quality time with Sandra Bullock in the dark silence of deep space.
Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) is a brilliant engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalski (George Clooney). Disaster strikes, leaving their shuttle is destroyed and Stone and Kowalski completely alone – tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness.
Alt-rockers Young the Giant recently released their sophomore album Mind Over Matter and hit the road for a three-month North American tour. The five-man outfit stopped by LIVE Lounge sponsored by Music Unlimited in San Francisco, California to perform an intimate set for a select group of fans:
Every week, we rounding up some of the great new Featured Playlists you can find on the Music Unlimited web app. Check out the latest below!
Country New Releases
This monthly mix will be featuring some of the most notable tracks recently released in the wide world of country music. Our inaugural mix features a great, shuffling bit of country-soul from Roseanne Cash. The new single from Rascal Flatts is out and it’s a mix of big U2-esque guitars and some great George Strait-referencing lyrics. If you haven’t heard Hunter Hayes, you might want to give the new single, “Invisible”, a chance.
Featuring: Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Tim McGraw
Indie Rock Releases
Each month we’ll be bringing a selection of latest and greatest developments in Indie Rock. Big news for Pixies fans with the release of a second EP of new songs. Speaking of indie rockers in it for the long haul, there’s a new Stephen Malkmus album and it’s awesome – that guy can really play the guitar. If you like your pop slightly moody and ‘80s goth-inspired, the new Dum Dum Girls should do you nicely. Blank Realm are a great band out of Brisbane who play shambling, guitar pop in.
Featuring: Warpaint, Against Me!, Bombay Bicycle Club
Take a deep breath! You’ve almost made it through the rough 71-day hiatus of The Walking Dead. Thankfully this Sunday, February 10th Rick, Daryl, Michonne and the rest of the crew will be back at it looking for a new place to call home and you can watch the new episode a day after it airs on the PlayStation Store.
To help you through the last 48 hours of walker-free TV we put together a list of the top 10 episodes to date.
- Days Gone Bye (S1 E1) – Come on! We can’t leave out the first episode. It set up the entire series, introduced us to Rick and showed us a world that was very different than the one he fell asleep to.
- This Sorrowful Life (S3 E15) – If you like cars with tons of horse power and playing Motörhead as loud as possible this episode is for you. All in all Merle was a bad dude but he gets back in good grace with his last/only act of kindness.
- Save the Last One (S2 E3) – Otis finds out the hard way that Shane is not a team player when Carl’s life is in jeopardy.
- What Lies Ahead (S2 E1) – Memo to Sophia: when Rick tells you stay put, stay put!
- Seed (S3 E1) – Home sweet home? The crew makes their way into the prison taking out walkers in epic riot gear.
- Better Angels (S2 E12) – There goes that love triangle. The inevitable showdown between Rick and Shane takes place. Rick prevails and Shane joins the hordes of walkers headed straight for the farm.
- TS-19 (S1 E6) – It’s official! The C.D.C. is not the solution to the outbreak. As the self-destruct countdown ticks away the crew learns how the infection works.
- Killer Within (S3 E4) – Next to the barn scene with Sophia, Carl’s final exchange with his mom (Lori) goes down as one of the most powerful moments of the series.
- Welcome to the Tombs (S3 E16) – If the aquarium full of live walker heads didn’t scream out the Governor is crazy, then his Tony Montana-like actions on the citizen of Woodbury will truly tip you off. Oh…we also say au revoir to Andrea.
- Pretty Much Dead Already (S2 E7) – After six episodes of playing “Where’s Sophia” the crew finds out she was under their noses the entire time.
Tagged: The Walking Dead, The Walking Dead Season 4
Most people have a favorite band or a favorite song. Chances are, you’ve got a few. While part of the fun of living is being able to figure out just who belongs at the top and who doesn’t – there exist some artists who unquestionably belong in the upper echelon. The outliers, as Malcolm Gladwell might say. Okay, so maybe this is an entirely subjective matter, but we’ve developed the MU Icon Playlists to spotlight artists we feel ABSOLUTELY belong in that top tier. These are artists with a body of work that is influential and rewarding. The players who changed the game, defined an era and maybe even changed the course of music entirely. Artists who you NEED to acquaint yourself with (or more likely reacquaint yourself with).
We’ll be picking an artist each week and examining their catalog and offering a bit of an old-school primer on the songs you ought to know. This week, we’re diving into the work of the mighty Queen, whose hard rock theatrics and dazzling guitar/vocal work still has the power to awe. Queen joins the ranks of artists like metal progenitors Black Sabbath, jazz pianist Bill Evans, UK punk revolutionaries The Clash and the blue-eyed soul of Hall & Oates who have also earned the majestic title of MU Icon.
There are lots of great new pre-orders and more now available this week on PlayStation Store! So dive in below and make sure to check back here on the Sony Entertainment Network Blog each week for updates on the latest games, sales and more to hit PlayStation Store.
If you’re a Dark Souls fan than we’re sure you’ll be excited to know that the highly anticipated sequel Dark Souls II is now available for pre-order on PlayStation 3! The unique old-school action RPG experience that captivated the imaginations of gamers worldwide is back. Dark Souls II will brings the franchise’s renowned difficulty & gripping gameplay innovations to both single and multiplayer experiences.
Also, available for pre-order on PS3 is Tales of Symphonia Chronicles. The original Tales of Symphonia series has been remastered with enhanced visuals, additional content and a dual audio track including both English and Japanese voices and the original Japanese theme songs.
It’s been a whirlwind year for Bad Things, the SoCal collective that includes guitarist Shaun White (yes, that Shaun White) former Augustana bassist Jared Palomar and other friends from the San Diego area; singer Davis LeDuke, guitarist Anthony Sanudo and drummer/singer Lena Zawaideh. Once fully formed, they quickly jumped on their first headlining tour during summer 2013 and snagged prime slots at Lollapalooza and VooDoo Experience. While White has been understandably busy on top of all of this, he’s said in an interview with Rolling Stone that he’d “drop everything for these guys,” and has managed to make it work around the release of their debut self-titled album last month.
Their sound is straight-forward rock, but based on the playlists each member sent us below, it’s clear that their influence is all over the map. Check out what’s on their lists and click the song titles to listen on Music Unlimited.
Tame Impala - Feels Like We Only Go Backwards
Cults – High Road
Black Lips – Dirty Hands
Misfits – Hybrid Moments
Elvis – Suspicious Minds
Velvet Underground - Oh! Sweet Nuthin’
Wreckless Eric - Whole Wide World
Fleetwood Mac - Rhiannon
Pixies – Hey
James Brown – Hot Pants
Tagged: Bad Things