This week, nab some exciting releases like crime thriller The Raid 2, season 4 of the popular TV series Arrested Development and more! See the full list below.

The Raid 2 (plus Bonus Features): Delivering the same high-energy plot as its predecessor, this film will definitely not disappoint die-hard martial arts fans.

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Picking up after the events of the first film, The Raid 2 follows Rama as he joins an anti-corruption taskforce and infiltrates the ranks of a Jakarta crime syndicate. Can he protect his family while uncovering the corruption within his own police force?

Bad Words: Jason Bateman makes his directorial debut with this quirky and charming comedy.

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Bateman stars as Guy Trilby, a 40-year-old who dreams of victory and fame. He finds a loophole in The Golden Quill national spelling bee rules, and decides to compete. Guy makes an unlikely alliance with one of his competitors, an awkward 10-year-old named Chaitanya (Rohan Chand), in hopes to make it to the finals.

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BoB_FBAtlanta-based rapper B.o.B. is famous for his esoteric rhymes and genre-busting collaborators like Taylor SwiftBruno Mars and Paramore’s Hayley Williams. So it’s no wonder that his Music Unlimited artist picks list features so many unlikely influences, such as Green Day, MGMT and Death Cab For Cutie.

B.o.B. explains, “These are tracks that not only I like but, more importantly, this playlist represents what I am all about – as it bridges together all different types of music. It includes songs that have influenced me along the way, including old school artists from my hometown of Atlanta (Outkast, Cee-Lo Green of Gnarls Barkley), to tracks that helped convert me to a full-fledged rock fan (Green Day), to artists that first inspired me to rap (DMX). Some of these tracks (“Kids” by MGMT) were so influential to me, that I’ve even covered them live. From Coldplay to Lil’ Wayne, this represents B.o.B.”

Check out B.o.B.’s artist playlist on Music Unlimited today, and while you’re there make sure to listen to his third studio album, Underground Luxury.
 
B.o.B’s Underground Luxury Playlist

  1. Coldplay, “Paradise”
  2. Death Cab For Cutie, “Soul Meets Body”
  3. Outkast, “Caroline”
  4. Dr. Dre, “Forgot About Dre”
  5. Run DMC and Aerosmith, “Walk This Way”
  6. Bone Thugs and 2Pac, “Thug Love”
  7. Lumidee, “I’ll Never Leave”
  8. Eminem, “Criminal”
  9. Outkast, “The Way You Move”
  10. Gnarls Barkley, “Transformer”
  11. Rihanna, “Man Down”
  12. T.I., “ASAP”
  13. Gorillaz, “Kids With Guns”
  14. Green Day, “Holiday”
  15. Outkast, “Fresh and Clean”
  16. Wu-Tang Clan, “The Pillage”
  17. Wu-Tang Clan, “Gravel Pit”
  18. 50 Cent, “Many Men”
  19. Lil Wayne, “The Block is Hot”
  20. Outkast, “The Whole World”
  21. Eminem, “Sorry Mama”
  22. Eminem, “The Way I Am”
  23. DMX, “Ruff Ryders Anthem”
  24. B.o.B., “Dont Let Me Fall”
  25. B.o.B., “Ghost In The Machine”
  26. B.o.B., “OOMM”
  27. B.o.B., “Ray Badz”
  28. MGMT, “Electric Feel”
  29. MGMT, “Kids”
  30. Busta Rhymes, “Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See”
  31. Paramore, “Misery Business”
  32. Paramore, “Only Exception”
  33. Kendrick Lamar, “Money Trees”
  34. Lil Wayne, “I Miss My Dawgs”

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Summer is upon us! That means lots of sun, days at the beach, BBQ’s and road trips.

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Have you logged hours in the backseat of the family station wagon and know where the *best* Stuckey’s are along the interstate?  If so, you’re in luck. This week’s #VUTop10 has some of our favorite films that include a vehicle and the open highway. No matter if it’s traveling with a borderline crazy family or bros from college, we’ve got you covered.

Take a look at the full list below and get ready for a season’s worth of long hauls and counting the miles until the next rest stop.

  1. National Lampoon’s Vacation
  2. Dumb and Dumber
  3. Road Trip
  4. The Blues Brothers
  5. Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa
  6. Due Date
  7. Crossroads
  8. Little Miss Sunshine
  9. EuroTrip
  10. Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan

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Take a break from the World Cup and grab some of these exciting new releases on the PlayStation Store. Pre-order GRID Autosport (PS3), step into the Octagon in EA Sports UFC (PS4) and much more. See the full PlayStation Store update below.

Do you want to be really, ridiculously good-looking? When you pre-order Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare (PS4, PS3) you’ll get access to five exclusive Hats and two Sticker Packs as a bonus. You’ll blast through zombies and plants in this third-person shooter and tower defense video game.

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When you pre-order GRID Autosport (PS3), you’ll receive an exclusive theme for your PS3’s XMB screen as well as access to the Black Edition DLC when the game releases. You’ll zip around in this racing game utilizing the enhanced in-car view and authentic handling as you navigate over 100 new racing circuits.

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Step into the Octagon in EA Sports UFC (PS4) and get ready to intimidate your opponents. You’ll navigate striking, clinching, wrestling and blocking as you face off against other players in the ring.

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Also available on PlayStation Store are Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time (PS3) Tales From Space: Mutant Blobs Attack (PS3) and Magical Beat (PS Vita).

In the Battle Princess of Arcadias (PS3), you’ll experience the once peaceful and beautiful kingdom of Schwert. In this colorful, fast-paced RPG, you’ll join skirmishes against small groups of enemies or face epic siege battles. Gather new skills, discover treasure and gather enhanced weapons on your path of conquest.

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Watch out! This tiny blob is actually a carnivorous mutant with an insatiable appetite. In Tales of Space: Mutant Blobs Attack Delicious Bundle (PS3), you’ll gain freakish new capabilities such as magnetism, telekinesis and enormous power as you transform into a giant creature.

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See the full PlayStation update here.

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In celebration of Paul McCartney’s 72nd birthday we’ve been listening to his first decade of solo work.

Macca, as he’s affectionately called in the UK, has continued the creative resurgence he’s been riding since at least 1997’s Flaming Pie. Paul still sounds more like a hungry indie pop wunderkind than a fabulously wealthy cultural icon. It’s hard to believe he’s well into his seventh decade.

Paul has always been a sonic innovator and that sense of playfulness extends into these works, taking excursions into more wounded autobiography on cuts such as “Maybe, I’m Amazed,” “Every Night” and even the dazzling “Band On The Run.” He crafted a head spinning array of classic rock hits with Wings in the 1970s until he abruptly disbanded his makeshift band and greeted the 1980’s with pre electro-chill oddity McCartney II.

That mix of experimentation and playfulness has never left McCartney, even on later day masterworks like Memory Almost Full. At 72, he wows crowds with 3 hour marathon concert performances and then slinks away and records ambient techno under The Fireman moniker.

Listen to Paul McCartney’s early solo work on Music Unlimited.

 

 

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The Interview: James Franco and Seth Rogen are a couple of idiot members of the entertainment press who travel to North Korea and get involved in some espionage hijinks.

Rogen and Franco bring the laughs in these movies too: This is The EndPineapple Express

Birdman: Michael Keaton plays a struggling actor, who’s frustrated in his attempts to mount a comeback after once being best known for playing a super hero.

Actors try to rediscover the spark in these movies as well: Galaxy QuestTropic Thunder

The Penguins of Madagascar: The fan-favorite aquatic birds from the Madagascar series of films get their own movie, and some help on their mission from a group of elite animals.

Get your fill of talking animals here: MadagascarMadagascar 2

No Good Deed: Idris Elba plays a violent criminal who escapes from a prison transfer, and threatens a woman and her young daughter when he takes them prisoner in her own home.

These chilling movies about home invasions will set your nerves on edge: Funny GamesStraw Dogs

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For: This second trailer gives us an even better look at the noir sequel and the violence, passion and more violence that’s in store.

Get more of Frank Miller’s unique vision in these movies: Sin City300

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Tori Amos is about to embark on a North American tour in support of her latest album, Unrepentant Geraldines. The prolific singer-songwriter’s fourteenth studio recording marks a return to her piano pop roots, following the orchestral flourishes of her previous release, 2012’s Gold Dust. Amos is also getting acclaim for her musical The Light Princess, co-written with Australian playwright Samuel Adamson, which is currently running in London. In her artist playlist for Music Unlimited, she reveals a broad range of influences — from Tom Waits and David Bowie to Aretha Franklin and Sinead O’Connor.

Tori Amos Unrepentant Playlist 

Stevie Wonder, “Living For The City”
Prince, “Purple Rain”
James Taylor, “Fire & Rain”
Emmylou Harris, “Boulder to Birmingham”
Aretha Franklin, “I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)”
Joni Mitchell, “California”
David Bowie, “Life on Mars?”
Elton John, “All The Girls Love Alice”
Talking Heads, “Road to Nowhere”
Chrissie Hynde, “Tattooed Love Boys”
Sinead O’ Connor, “I’m Stretched On Your Grave”
Elvis Costello, “I Want You”
Peter Gabriel, “San Jacinto”
Tom Waits, “Tom Traubert’s Blues (Four Sheets to the Wind in Copenhagen)”

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ONE STADIUM, a social network launched by Sony to bring together soccer (aka football) fans from all over the world, is up and running for all your 2014 FIFA World Cup™ needs. The mobile-first site gathers soccer-related social media content from Twitter, Facebook, and Google+ into a single platform, providing a one-stop site where you can follow all of the action. You can also see profiles for each of the 32 teams competing. What more do you need? How about a soundtrack? We’ve got that too on Music Unlimited, with a 30-day free trial membership.

As the games get under way in Brazil, Sony’s music subscription service will feature playlists celebrating the 2014 FIFA World Cup™, including the mix, which compiles all the of the new anthems; Rio Beach Party 2014, featuring great Brazilian artists such as Jorge Ben, Chico Barque and Caetano Veloso; and an exclusive party mix from retired Brazilian footballer Raí, who helped the home team win the 1994 World Cup, that includes classics from Milton Nascimento, Wilson Simoninha and even James Brown.

While you’re browsing Music Unlimited, make sure to check out One Love, One Rhythm – The Official 2014 FIFA World Cup Album.

- Music Unlimited is available on a wide array of devices including PlayStation®4, PlayStation®3, PlayStation®Vita, Android™ smartphones and tablets, iPhone®, PCs, and many more.  Available in 19 countries across the world and offering over 25 million tracks(1), Music Unlimited is the music subscription service for people who want to be able to enjoy their music whenever they want, wherever they are, without paying for individual songs or albums. New users can try a 30-day free trial membership by visiting: www.sonyentertainmentnetwork.com/music-unlimited.

(1)  Number of tracks available from catalog varies by country and may be less.

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Who’s ready for a deal? Starting today, get your hands on a bunch of Worldwide Studios titles in our Only on PlayStation Sale. We’re talking about fantastic titles like Dead Nation Apocalypse Edition, Flower, Tearaway, Shadow of the Colossus and more PlayStation exclusives at up to 50 percent off. PlayStation Plus members will get an added bonus receiving up to 75 percent off.

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So what are you waiting for? Act fast because the lineup of PS4, PS3 and PS Vita games will only be on sale through June 23rd.  See our full lineup of sale items on the PlayStation Blog here.

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Listen to these new releases on Music Unlimited this week.

  • Linkin Park is still going strong on its sixth album, The Hunting Party, which features guest spots from Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello and rapper Rakim.
  • Lana Del Rey returns with her second album, Ultraviolence, produced by Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys.
  • EDM superstar Tiesto cranks up the pianos and guitars on A Town Called Paradise, venturing deeper into mainstream pop territory.

Lana Del Rey / Ultraviolence (Deluxe)
Linkin Park / The Hunting Party
Ghost Town / The After Party
Tiësto / A Town Called Paradise (Deluxe)
Willie Nelson / Band of Brothers
Jennifer Lopez / A.K.A. (Deluxe)
Big Freedia / Just Be Free
Playing for Change / Playing For Change 3: Songs Around The World
Boris / Noise
Ballzy / Jaded & Faded
Tame Impala / InnerSpeaker (Collector’s Edition)
Stars In Stereo / Leave Your Mark
Gilberto Gil / Expresso 2222
Mali Music / Mali Is…
Martyn / The Air Between Words

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