Sony Network Entertainment Marketing Manager Christopher Lastrapes is here with this weekend's new Video and Music Unlimited releases today, as follows:
This week, the Music Unlimited Service welcomes new releases from One Direction, The Ting Tings, and Lee Fields and the Expressions as well as featured titles from Delta Spirit, Electric Touch, Dave Barnes and The Decemberists.
New to the Video Unlimited Service this week is "The Descendants," starring George Clooney and the swashbuckling adventures of "The Three Musketeers" arrives in Available in 3D.
With March Madness upon us, this week's "Own $5 Films" features sports movies including "BASEketball," "Happy Gilmore," "A League of Their Own," "The Karate Kid" and "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby" all available for just $5 in SD.
More on this week's update here.
Finally, make sure to head over to the Sony Entertainment Network Blog today to see who won last week's "Theatrical Throwdown" matching up "Real Steel" versus "Transformers: Dark of the Moon." The winner will be available to rent this weekend in Rent Now for just $0.99 in SD or $1.99 in HD starting at 2 pm PDT today through the weekend.
We'll put two new movies up against each other this Sunday, so stay tuned!
New Release Movies
US Store: The Descendants, The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn, The Three Musketeers (also in 3D), Happy Feet Two, My Week with Marilyn, American Mobster, The Swell Season, Blade of Kings, Grimm's Snow White, House of Pleasures, and many more.
Canada Store: The Descendants, The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn, The Three Musketeers, Happy Feet Two, My Week with Marilyn, Blade of Kings, Age of the Dragons, House of Pleasures, and many more.
Just In TV
US Store: Bob's Burgers: Season 2, Breaking In: Season 2, Sengoku Basara: Samurai Kings: Season 2, and many more.
Canada Store: Bob's Burgers: Season 2, Top Sniper: Season 2, Top Gear (UK): Season 18, Sengoku Basara: Samurai Kings: Season 2, and many more.
Featured New Releases
One Direction - Up All Night
It doesn't seem that long ago that boy bands dominated the airwaves, but after the Backstreet Boys of the world faded and solo pop stars took over, it seems One Direction is poised to be the catalyst behind a serious resurgence.
Each of the members entered The X Factor competition solo, but were encouraged to band together and enter as a group, a move which ultimately catapulted them to third runner up. You'd never know they didn't take the prize, though, as the 2011 UK release of Up All Night was the fastest-selling debut album of the year. By the looks of things, they'll be making just as big a splash in the US in 2012.
If You Like: Big Time Rush, N*SYNC, Justin Bieber
Recommended Track: "Gotta Be You"
The Ting Tings - Sounds from Nowheresville
An album that has taken a few iterations from inception, these Sounds from Nowheresville are songs that made it through a serious cut after the band scrapped a good number from the original 2010 track listing due to too much Euro-pop influence.
The result is a more focused, straight- forward pop that made them a household name through a bevy of television/movie synchs. If you're looking to dance, though, the deluxe version features several remixes of the tracks from the album and, from the original album, the infectious smash hit "Hands."
If You Like: Goldfrapp, Sleigh Bells, M.I.A.
Recommended Track: "Give it Back"
Lee Fields and the Expressions - Faithful Man
Lee Field's history in soul and R&B is nothing short of staggering. Having cut his teeth on the genre with groups like Kool and the Gang since the late 60s, he has steadily been digging deep on his own, including music through Brooklyn's iconic Daptone Records (where Sharon Jones was discovered as his backup singer) With this latest release on Truth & Soul Records, there is no doubt cast that he is an expert. Need more proof?
If you're in Austin for SXSW 2012 this week, Lee Fields and the Expressions are playing the Music Unlimited Official Showcase, curated and hosted by Last Call with Carson Daly.
If You Like: Raphael Saadiq, Mayer Hawthorne, Musiq Soulchild
Recommended Track: "I Still Got It"
Other Featured Titles Available This Week (3/13/12)
Delta Spirit - Delta Spirit
Electric Touch - Never Look Back
Dave Barnes - Stories To Tell
Say Anything - Anarchy, My Dear
Gossip - "Picture Perfect World (single)"
Soulfly - Enslaved
k-os - MuchMusic Presents: k-os Live
Jeremy Camp - I Still Believe: #1's
I'm From Barcelona - Battleship
Royce da 5'9″ - "Hood Love (single)"
Datsik & Infected Mushroom - Evilution
The Decemberists - We All Raise Our Voices to the Air
Lucero - Women & Work
Coming Up Next Week (3/20/12)
Various Artists - The Hunger Games: Songs from District 12 and Beyond
The Shins - Port Of Morrow
Melanie Fiona - The MF Life
Lil Twist - Don't Get It Twisted
Esperanza Spalding - Radio Music Society
Adam Lambert - Trespassing
Odd Future - The OF Tape Vol. 2
Diggy - Unexpected Arrival
MC Hammer - U Can't Touch This (The Collection)
Lucius - Lucius EP
The Parson Red Heads - Murmurations
Anti-Flag - The General Strike
Lost in the Trees - A Church that Fits Our Needs
Margot and the Nuclear So and So's - Rot Gut, Domestic
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