We’ve got tons of great television series and hit movies releasing this week on the Video Unlimited service and inside the PlayStation Store!

Playing for Keeps stars Gerard Butler as George, a retired soccer pro whose glory days are behind him. Burnt out on his playboy lifestyle and bankrupted by a string of bad investments, he moves back to Virginia to reconnect with his estranged ex-wife (Jessica Biel) and neglected son (Noah Lomax). Rent Playing for Keeps or own in stunning HD today!

In TV, Vikings | Season 1 debuted by introducing us to the extraordinarily complex and violent world of the Norsemen. This scripted series reveals the gripping sagas of historical hero Ragnar Lothbrok whose mystical nature and devotion to the gods feeds his stealthy maneuvers and determination to become King of the Vikings. Be one of the first to own your copy of the pilot in stunning HD available on the Video Unlimited service.

Grimm | Season 2 returns from its midseason hiatus this Friday where the search will intensify for the key as Captain Renard finds Nick’s trailer and makes a surprising alliance. With Rosalee’s help, Monroe informs Nick that they might be able to stop what’s going on with Renard and Juliette before it goes too far. Catch up on Season 2 by visiting the Video Unlimited service and be prepared for the final episodes of this exciting classic fairy tale drama.

There are also lots of movies available to be rented this week, including Wreck-It Ralph! Visit the video store on your Sony Entertainment Network compatible devices, or simply visit the Sony Entertainment Network web store, to see all the hot new releases in movies and TV.

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This week’s launch of the Tegan & Sara Artist Picks Channel shines a spotlight on the Canadian twins and their new album, Heartthrob. They’ve been on the scene a while, but so have other pairs of ladies across multiple genres. Check out our list of Top 10 Female Duos, from established artists like Heart to one-time collaborations like Lady Gaga & Beyonce and even the unlikely plot pairing of old & new country from the show Nashville.

Monica & Brandy
Song:It All Belongs to Me

Mary Mary
Album: Go Get It
Song: “Go Get It”

Lady Gaga & Beyonce
Album: The Fame Monster
Song:Telephone

Heart
Album: Bad Animals
Song: Alone

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After scoring big at the Academy Awards, Golden Globes and elsewhere on the awards circuit, Argo gets the biggest honor of all: topping this week’s list of the most popular movies on the Video Unlimited service. This week’s top five is a mix of genres, from the horror of Sinister to the stylish spycraft of Skyfall to the guerilla warfare of Red Dawn to the comedic MMA of Here Comes the Boom.

See below for the week’s complete list below and let us which movies are on your “must see” list for this weekend.

  1. End of Watch
  2. Wreck-It Ralph
  3. Life of Pi
  4. Flight
  5. The Man With the Iron Fists (Unrated)
  6. Here Comes the Boom
  7. Red Dawn
  8. Skyfall
  9. Sinister
  10. Argo

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It seems like just yesterday we were celebrating the holidays, and now we’re already rounding out another month of 2013. As folks see the light at the end of the Winter tunnel, this #ThrowbackThursday we glance back at the month that was with songs about February, including tracks from Foo Fighters, The Avett Brothers and two albums that came out this year just in time to say goodbye.

Still can’t let go of February? Check out our Black History Month Premium Channel, The 55th GRAMMY®Awards Premium Channel and the Heart Attack Premium Channel (featuring songs for a belated Valentine’s Day.)

Foo Fighters
Album: The Colour and the Shape (1997)
Song:February Stars”

Lou Reed
Album: New York (1989)
Song:XMAS in February

The Avett Brothers
Album: The Carpenter (2012)
Song:February Seven

Josh Groban
Album: Awake (2006)
Song:February Song

LIGHTS
Album: The Listening (2009)
Song:February Air

MeWithoutYou
Album:  Ten Stories (2012)
Song:February, 1879

Y La Bamba
Album: Oh February (2013)
Song:Oh February

Local H
Album: The Another February EP (2013)
Song:Another February

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This week on the PlayStation store it’s a pre-order frenzy!

The highly anticipated third installment in the BioShock series, BioShock Infinite, is now available for pre-order on the PlayStation 3. Play as a disgraced former agent of the Pinkerton National Detective Agency who is hired by mysterious individuals and tasked to infiltrate the air-city of Columbia and rescue a young woman.

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Also available for pre-order now on the PS3 as part of the Day 1 Digital program: MLB The Show ’13, Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel, The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct, Tiger Woods PGA Tour ’14 and Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist Of Dusk. Plus, all of the above pre-ordered titles include some extra content if purchased before they hit stores.

This week on the PlayStation Network enjoy the hit UNCHARTED 3: Multiplayer up to level 15 for free!

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New to PSN and PlayStation Vita this week is MUD FIM Motocross World Championship. It’s the only game that features the MX1 and MX2 Championships and includes all of the championship teams and world-renown motocross riders from the 2011 Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations.

You definitely don’t want to miss out on the great sales this week, including a PS Vita Anniversary sale as well as the Gamer’s Choice Award winners.

Check out the complete list of this week’s updates on the PlayStation Store here.

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This week, we launched the Tegan & Sara Artist Picks Channel on the Music Unlimited service, featuring songs chosen by the Canadian sisters and including tracks off their new album, Heartthrob. One of the biggest reasons for their rise to success is their live prowess, playing everything from acoustic to full band to cover songs. Today, we round-up videos from the duo, including a performance of their hit single “Closer” on Jimmy Kimmel Live and a Cyndi Lauper cover (which they included in their Artist Picks Channel).

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6 Souls: Julianne Moore plays a psychiatrist treating a multiple personality patient whose differing personas are people he’s murdered. It’s every bit as weird as it sounds.

Explore more multiple personalities on the Video Unlimited service: Fight Club, Identity
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Yesterday, man-of-many-hats Johnny Marr released his first official solo album The Messenger after years of contributing guitar, production and songwriting duties to bands like Modest Mouse, The Cribs and more. As a founding member of BritPop legends The Smiths, many artists cite his style as an influence, but what does Johnny Marr like to listen to? We asked and he gave us a list of his favorite songs, including David Bowie, Brian Eno and more. Check it out below and add what you like to your playlists!

  1. Ennio Morricone“Vamos a Matar Companeros”
  2. David Bowie“Suffragette City”
  3. The Animals“It’s My Life”
  4. Hooded Fang“Tosta Mista”
  5. The Monochrome Set“He’s Frank”
  6. Mina“Se Telefonando”
  7. Roxy Music“Street Life”
  8. John Barry“Theme From ‘The Persuaders’”
  9. Brian Eno“Needle In The Camel’s Eye”
  10. Paul Davidson“Midnight Rider”
  11. The Contours“Just A Little Misunderstanding”
  12. The Birthday Party“The Hair Shirt”

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Tegan & Sara’s explosively addictive new album Heartthrob may be their lucky 7th. While they have been indie darlings for many years, the single “Closer,” has the qualities of a major pop hit alongside a worldwide tour and stops at major festivals including Coachella.

Today, we’re kicking off our new Tegan & Sara Artist Picks Channel, with influential tracks chosen by the ladies ranging from Bruce Springsteen to New Kids on the Block to Nirvana. We’ve also sprinkled in top tracks from Heartthrob, including “Closer,” “Goodbye, Goodbye,” “I Was a Fool” and more. Find it now in the premium channels section of the Music Unlimited service.

Canadian twin sisters Tegan and Sara Quinn began playing music together in 1995, both picking up a guitar and sharing songwriting duties. They released a number of albums in the early 2000’s with moderate success, but hit the tipping point with So Jealous in 2004. The song “Walking with a Ghost,” gained serious traction, especially after The White Stripes covered the track and named an EP after it in 2005.

The girls have a pretty big rockstar fan club, including Chris Walla from Death Cab for Cutie and Matt Sharp from Weezer, who both took on production duties for following albums. They have also been heavy on the tour scene, including stints with Ryan Adams, The Killers, City & Colour and hitting Lilith Fair, Lollapalooza, SXSW & Austin City Limits. They also appeared as guest vocalists for Against Me! & Alakaline Trio and collaborated with David Guetta on “Every Chance We Run,” for Nothing But the Beat 2.0.

We’ll be talking more about Tegan & Sara throughout the week, but for now, crank up their favorite songs in the artist picks channel and fall in love with Heartthrob.

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Featured New Releases:

Johnny MarrThe Messenger

Johnny Marr has been a man of many hats for quite some time, pioneering BritPop guitar trends as a founding member of The Smiths, one of the most influential alternative rock bands of their time. As the band dissolved, Marr re-built, joining alongside bands like The Pretenders, The The, Modest Mouse and The Cribs, as well as session guitar and co-writing duties on various albums. While Marr’s distinct style has played a role in all of his creations, he has finally released this long overdue set of songs that are all his own. Despite the somber tone some people take when thinking of The Smiths, Marr’s solo tracks are upbeat, lively and rocking, a nice reflection of everywhere he’s been.

If You Like: The Smiths, The Cribs, Modest Mouse
Recommended Track: “Upstarts”

Emmylou Harris & Rodney CrowellOld Yellow Moon

Emmylou Harris has been a subject of influence throughout her career, racking up a whopping 27 albums. Not all of these were solo, however, as Harris has been long sought-after as a collaborative and duet partner for artists like Bob Dylan, Dolly Parton, John Denver and Neil Young. This time, she partners with lesser commercially-known but equally prolific country artist Rodney Crowell (who is married to Roseanne Cash.) Having worked with artists across multiple genres, these two create a sound of eclectic variation, pulling in their experiences while harnessing a very Nashville sound, including a cover of Tim McGraw’s “Open Season of My Heart.”

If You Like: Willie Nelson, Roseanne Cash, John Denver
Recommended Track: “Black Caffeine”

Ivan & AlyoshaAll the Times We Had

In the midst of a dusty, twangy, alt-country resurgence by way of the sleeper hit, “Ho Hey” by The Lumineers, Ivan & Alyosha are poised to follow in the steps of their successful labelmates with an even fuller, harmonized sound. The Seattle-based group has been beating the pavement for years independently, releasing a handful of EP’s before compiling this debut LP. The album features popular songs from those earlier releases, including “Fathers Be Kind,” and “Easy to Love,” as well as stand-out tracks like “Running For Cover” and “The Fold.” Their soaring choruses and multi-layered rock sensibilities have the same charm of their predecessors and a lengthy tour including stops at SXSW guarantees there will be much chatter about them in the months to come.

If You Like: The Lumineers, The Avett Brothers, Blind Pilot
Recommended Track: “The Fold”

Other Albums Available This Week [2/26/13]

Hillsong UnitedZion
Kutt CalhounBlack Gold
Gold FieldsBlack Sun
The Lovely Bad ThingsThe Late Great Whatever
Icona PopI Love It (Remixes Pt. 2)
Hank WilliamsHank Williams: The Greatest Hits Live: Volume 2
Michael BoltonAin’T No Mountain High Enough: Tribute To Hitsville
Never Shout NeverAcoustic EP
MogwaiLes Revenants
CuCu DiamentesAmor Cronico (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Dj SneakBFTS Vol. 1
Britt NicoleGold
10,000 ManiacsMusic From The Motion Picture

Coming Up Next Week [3/5/13]

Jimi HendrixPeople, Hell & Angels
Luke BryanSpring Break Here To Party
How to Destroy AngelsWelcome Oblivion
RhyeWoman
Youth LagoonWondrous Bughouse
Kate NashGirl Talk
The ReplacementsSongs For Slim
Various ArtistsDim Mak Greatest Hits of 2012, Vol. 3
The Lovely Bad ThingsThe Late Great Whatever
They Might Be GiantsNanobots
Cloud CultLove
Marcus CantyThis is Marcus Canty EP
Cold SpecksWhen The City Lights Dim
Son VoltHonky Tonk
Brooke WaggonerOriginator
Chris MedinaLetters To Juliet

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