This week, whether you’re in the mood for outrageous comedies or pulse-inducing thrillers, we’ve got a great selection of new movies for you to choose from.
First, watch Liam Neeson in Taken 2 as he returns as the ex-CIA operative who stopped at nothing to rescue his daughter from sadistic kidnappers. When the father of one of the kidnappers swears revenge, it is Bryan and his wife who find themselves “taken” hostage in Istanbul. To survive, Bryan must enlist the help of an unlikely ally and use his brutally efficient skills to take out his heavily-armed foes one by one. Own the movie in HD before it arrives on DVD and Blu-ray discs.
This week Resident Evil: Retribution, the latest feature in the long-running film series, hits the Video Unlimited service before it comes to DVD. You’ll find it not just in SD and HD but also in 3D, bringing the action right to you in your home. It comes with two bonus features that are exclusive to the Video Unlimited service that take you behind the scenes of this latest adventure.
Of course that’s not all the Resident Evil you’ll find in the PlayStation Store.
All five of the best-selling games are available, for hours of first-person action as Alice takes on the evil – or at least not very nice – Umbrella Corporation and their mysterious agenda. The PlayStation store also has additional games from the same universe, like Resident Evil Operation Raccoon City and Resident Evil Code: Veronica X that expand on the story begun in the core titles.
You’ll find all the movies so far, starting with 2002′s Resident Evil and continuing with Resident Evil: Apocalypse, Resident Evil: Extinction, Resident Evil: Afterlife and finally with this year’s Resident Evil: Retribution. In addition to those big-screen outings the Video Unlimited service has animated features Resident Evil: Damnation and more.
Just search for “Resident Evil” in the new PlayStation Store and you’ll find plenty of games and movies to enjoy.
Need some more butt-kicking female action stars? In addition to the first four Resident Evil movies (the original, Afterlife, Apocalypse and Extinction), you’ll find Ultraviolet, The Fifth Element, Underworld, Underworld Evolution and Underworld: Rise of the Lycans on sale on the Video Unlimited service as well.
In short there’s lots to enjoy if you’re in the mood for a lone woman – be she a genetically enhanced killing machine, a mysterious weapon against an invading alien army or a vampire.
An eclectic slate of must-see musical performances on late night TV this week includes 2 Chainz on Jimmy Kimmel Live and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Also, be sure not to miss Alicia Keys as she closes out a fantastic year of “Live on Letterman” concert Webcasts on Tuesday, December 18.
Check out the live performance schedule below and listen to their tracks on the Music Unlimited service:
The Late Show with David Letterman: MNDR, Alicia Keys, Jon Bon Jovi, Darlene Love
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Colbie Caillat, LeAnn Rimes, Johnny Mathis, Chris Mann
Conan: Jose James
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon: Dave Matthews Band, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Backstreet Boys, Cee-Lo Green, Rod Stewart
Jimmy Kimmel Live: 2 Chainz, Ed Sheeran
Saturday Night Live: Bruno Mars
Need an escape from the holiday festivities? How about 75 hours of commanding an elite squadron to stop a ruthless alien enemy?
Now available in the PlayStation®Store and through your PlayStation®3 is the critically-acclaimed Mass Effect Trilogy. A complete set with all three games, this bundle features over 300 awards for you to earn while you play Commander Shepard whose mission is to save the galaxy from the Reapers. These mechanical beings have now set their sights on Earth as their march through the galaxy continues…
Want to spend a few more glorious moments immersed in the game’s universe? Sit back and watch Mass Effect: Paragon Lost, an animated prequel to Mass Effect 3 that tells the story of Alliance Marine James Vega, who takes his squad into battle against The Collectors.
Whether you want to take on aliens yourself or take in more of the narrative, you can access it all in the PlayStation®Store through your PlayStation®3.
Tagged: mass effect
Movie awards season is well underway in Hollywood. Nominations have been announced for the Independent Spirit Awards, the Screen Actors Guild Awards and the Golden Globes. So what moves and performers are poised to collect some new hardware for the mantle?
Silver Linings Playbook, the romantic drama with Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence and Robert DeNiro, shows up on all three lists, with Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom showing up on two along with Argo, Lincoln, Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and Lincoln.
John Hawkes has nominations as best lead actor from all three organizations for his performance in The Sessions while Daniel Day-Lewis and Denzel Washington have two nods each for their turns in Lincoln and Flight, respectively.
Jennifer Lawrence, on the other hand, is the only lead actress nominee with more than one potential win, having scored recognition from the Independent Spirit Awards and the Screen Actors Guild.
You can see the full lists of nominees here, here and here and look for the awards shows to start kicking off just weeks after the calendar turns over to 2013.
Tagged: golden globes, independent spirit awards, screen actors guild
Looking for ideas on what to watch next? This week’s list of top purchased movies includes a great selection of new blockbusters perfect for curling up on the couch over the weekend.
Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises is at number one this week with a pulse-pounding plot and all-star cast including Christian Bale, Gary Oldman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Anne Hathaway, and more. Seth MacFarlane’s Ted (Unrated) starring Mark Wahlberg comes in at number two and provides the comic relief in the lineup with the hard-hitting expansion of Robert Ludlum’s novels The Bourne Legacy and Shia LaBeouf’s Lawless at four and five respectively.
Take a look at the complete list below. What will you watch this weekend on the Video Unlimited service? What movie do you think will rise to the top in the weeks to come? Let us know.
- The Dark Knight Rises
- Ted (Unrated)
- Men In Black 3
- The Bourne Legacy
- The Expendables 2
- The Watch
- The Odd Life of Timothy Green
- Total Recall (Unrated) (Includes Bonus Featurette)
- The Campaign
Tomorrow night, VH1 will air their 14th annual VH1 DIVAS concert live at 9/8c from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. This year is dedicated to being the hottest dance party of the year, celebrating with artists that are sure to be on your Music Unlimited party playlists.
This year hosts a huge bevvy of talent – including come men (Adam Lambert, Pitbull and Bootsy Collins). However, this night is about the ladies, who we’ve listed in our Top 10 Favorite Divas that are performing, including this month’s On the Rise Artist, Paloma Faith and Metric, featured in our Best of 2012 Premium Channel!
1) Paloma Faith
Album: Fall to Grace
Song: “Picking Up the Pieces”
Song: “Breathing Underwater”
3) Jordin Sparks
Album: Jordin Sparks
4) Kelly Rowland
Album: Here I Am
5) Keri Hilson
Album: No Boys Allowed
Song: “Pretty Girl Rock”
Album: Pieces of Me
Song: “Pieces of Me”
7) Melanie Fiona
Album: The MF Life
Song: “6AM (ft. T-Pain)”
8) Kelly Clarkson
Song: “What Doesn’t Kill You (Stronger)”
Song: “Got Me Good”
10) Natasha Bedingfield
Album: Strip Me
Song: “Neon Lights”
By 1996, Steve Aoki had already been hustling in the underground electronic music scene, hosting concerts out of his college dorm and playing in bands around his native SoCal. That year, he founded Dim Mak Records, a now legendary dance/house label that originally started by hosting more indie-rock-leaning, LA apartment shows such as At the Drive-In & The Rapture. They managed to evolve in the wake of dance/house/DJ scene taking shape and remixing rock music. Aoki, a DJ in his own right, is largely recognized in helping define the genre and it’s superstars as well as being a champion for the LA music scene with the label, events and more under the Dim Mak umbrella. Learn more about the origins of the label here: The History of Dim Mak.
In celebration of this week’s release of his new EP It’s the End of the World As We Know It, we count off essential Dim Mak music for #ThrowbackThursday, including one of the first singles by Bloc Party, the first New Noise compilation, the latest from Felix Cartal and more.
Song: “Tulips” (2005)
Album: Fist of God (2009)
Song: “Heartbreaker (ft. John Legend)”
Album: Romborama (2009)
Song: “Warp 1.9 (ft. Steve Aoki)”
Album: White Noise/Red Meat (2010)
Song: White Noise/Red Meat (Bassjackers Remix)
Atari Teenage Riot
Album: Is This Hyperreal? (2011)
Song: “Black Flags”
Album: New Noise Vol. 1 (2011)
Song: The Subs – “Octopus”
Album: Different Faces (2012)
Song: “Tonight (ft. Maja Ivarsson from The Sounds)”
Album: Army of Mushrooms (2012)
Song: “Evelition (with Datsik ft. Jonathan Davis)”
Starting today, from December 13th through December 26th, we’re offering 14 days (one prize each day) of Sony Entertainment Network giveaways featuring music, movies, games and more! Unique prizes will be revealed every day.
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We hope you have a wonderful holiday with your family and friends, whether you’re watching movies or TV shows, playing your favorite PlayStation games, or Listening to Music Unlimited, we hope you have a great holiday season with family and friends. Enter (daily) now for your chance to win, through 12/26. (Open to 50 US & DC Only, 18+). http://on.fb.me/W9aklZ
This week the PlayStation Store has some new flavors of long-time favorites as well as some classics that never get old.
First, we have Ben 10 Omniverse for PS3. This brand new series from the world renowned Ben 10 franchise lets players experience the exciting Omniverse world where Ben discovers that untold events from the past are affecting the present. Play as both Teen Ben and Young Ben and work with your new partner Rook to defeat the evil plans of Malware, in an epic storyline that spans two time periods!
We also have one of the all-time fan favorites with Grand Theft Auto San Andreas. Become Carl Johnson, a man who five years ago escaped from the pressures of life in Los Santos, San Andreas. Now, Carl’s got to go home, but during his return to the neighborhood a couple of corrupt cops frame him for homicide. Take the law into your own hands as CJ is forced on a journey that takes him across the entire state of San Andreas to save his family and to take control of the streets.
Have a look at the full list of updates in the PlayStation Store this week here and let us know what you will download this week.