PlayStation Video Store and Music Updates for December 2, 2011


124w ago - Sony Network Entertainment Marketing Manager Christopher Lastrapes is here with this weekend's PlayStation Video Store and Music Unlimited updates below, as follows:

The sweet and sexy Mila Kunis stars in the comedy hit Friends with Benefits debuting today in New Releases. Watch as her relationship with co-star Justin Timberlake (The Social Network) moves from casual to complicated.

Patricia Clarkson (Shutter Island), Richard Jenkins (Hall Pass), Emma Stone (Crazy, Stupid, Love.), and Woody Harrelson (Zombieland) round out the cast.

Everyone's favorite little blue men enter Movies this week with The Smurfs. The lovable creatures get lost in our world being chased by the evil Gargamel, played by Hank Azaria (The Simpsons).

Neil Patrick Harris (A Very Harold and Kumar Christmas) plays their human ally, while Anton Yelchin (Fright Night), Fred Armison (Saturday Night Live), George Lopez (Rio) and Katy Perry lend their voices to the Smurfs characters. For eye-popping action, you'll also find the film in Available in 3D.

Bout 4 of our Theatrical Throwdown came down to the wire, but Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides came out victorious. Rent it this weekend from 2 pm Pacific Friday to 11 pm Pacific Sunday for just $0.99 in either SD or 1080p HD in our $0.99 Movie Rents section of Rent Now! And be sure to visit our Facebook page starting noon on Sunday for next week's superhero slugfest.





Make this a magical month with the Disney Dream December now available in Collections & Sales in both the US and Canada. Enjoy great discounts to own hot new releases like Cars 2 and Winnie the Pooh in SD or 1080p HD, as well as classics from the Disney vault like The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, The Princess and the Frog and Dumbo.

It's a laugh riot in our Deal of the Week with amazing discounts on Comedy films, now through Monday. Own hilarious movies like Reno 911: Miami, Idiocracy and Employee of the Month in SD for incredible low prices.

Like fast times and fast cars? Check out the Fast Five Dynamic Theme now in the game section of the PlayStation Store.

This and more to get your December started off right...

Just In TV

US Store: I Hate My Teenage Daughter: Season 1, Dragon Ball Z: Season 6, Top Gear (UK): Top 40, High Octane 3D: Season 1, African Wild 3D: Season 1, Meteorite Men: Season 3, Flashpoint: Season 4, and more!
Canada Store: I Hate My Teenage Daughter: Season 1, Dragon Ball Z: Season 6, Oz: Season 5, and more!

New Release Movies

US Store: The Smurfs (also in 3D), Friends with Benefits, Our Idiot Brother, Another Earth, One Day, Cave of Forgotten Dreams, King of Chinatown, Silent Night, Zombie Night, The Hagstone Demon, and many more.
Canada Store: The Smurfs (also in 3D), Friends with Benefits, Our Idiot Brother, Another Earth, One Day, King of Chinatown, Silent Night, Zombie Night, The Hagstone Demon, and many more.

Top US Movie Purchases

Super 8
Conan the Barbarian
Horrible Bosses
30 Minutes or Less
The Change-Up (Unrated)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2
Our Idiot Brother
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
Crazy, Stupid, Love
Captain America: The First Avenger

Top US TV Shows Purchases

The Walking Dead | Season 2 - Pretty Much Dead Already
Sons of Anarchy | Season 4 - To Be - Pt. 1
Sons of Anarchy | Season 4 - Burnt and Purged Away
The Walking Dead | Season 2 - Secrets
American Horror Story | Season 1 - Rubber Man
The Walking Dead | Season 2 - Chupacabra
The Walking Dead | Season 2 - What Lies Ahead
The Walking Dead | Season 2 - Bloodletting
Family Guy | Season 10 - Thanksgiving
The Walking Dead | Season 2 - Save The Last One

Top Video Themes

Walking Dead Theme
South Park Dynamic Theme
Fast Five Dynamic Theme
SpongeBob SquarePants Dynamic Theme
Sports Illustrated Swimsuits 2011 Dynamic Theme
The Dark Knight™: Joker Theme
Jackass 3.5 Dynamic Theme
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Dynamic Theme
Family Guy Theme
Halloween Dynamic Theme

Get Up to Speed on the 2012 Grammy Award Nominees!

Last night in L.A., the Recording Academy announced its 54th set of Grammy nominees in 78 categories. Kanye West leads the way with seven nominations; as his "Lost in the World" collaborator, Bon Iver has the makings of an Arcade Fire curve-ball for Best Record, Song or New Artist. (sorry to those wanting to start an Internet meme - http://whoisboniver.tumblr.com has already been claimed.) In less of a surprise, Adele is positioned in all top categories, going head to head with Bruno Mars in an "it-ain't-over-'til-it's-over," battle.

While the winners won't be announced until February 12th, you can be a step ahead by creating your own Pre-Grammys playlist on the Music Unlimited service.

Here are some good tracks to start with...

1) Adele - "Rolling in the Deep"
2) Bruno Mars - "Grenade"
3) Mumford and Sons - "The Cave"
4) Kanye West - "All of the Lights"
5) Bon Iver - "Holocene"
6) Marsha Ambrosius - "Far Away"
7) Foo Fighters - "Walk"
8) Lady Gaga - "Born This Way"
9) Jason Aldean - "Dirt Road Anthem"
10) Wiz Khalifa - "Black and Yellow"
11) Foster the People - "Pumped Up Kicks"
12) Katy Perry - "Firework"
13) Skrillex - "Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites"
14) The Black Keys - "Dearest"
15) David Guetta - "Little Bad Girl"
16) The Decemberists - "Down By the Water"
17) Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse - "Body and Soul"
18) Lupe Fiasco - "The Show Goes On"
19) Blake Shelton - "God Gave Me You"
20) Rihanna - "Only Girl (In the World)"

Featured New Releases on Music Unlimited

Hot Chelle Rae- "Whatever"
Nashville is considered one of the most significant music hubs in the world, largely concentrated into Country & Folk. However, the "Music City," also offers other genres of music, propelled by the resources available to a place like Nashville. Hot Chelle Rae is one such case, with its members children of musicians in some of Nashville's quintessential genres - Country and Christian, respectively. They formed a rock-based, infectious pop sound that skyrocketed them into success over the summer with the song, "Tonight, Tonight." On their 2nd major label full-length, they are hoping to harness the success of that single and invite fans into everything they have to offer, including the 2nd single, "I Like it Like That."

If you like: The Ready Set, All Time Low, The Summer Set
Recommended Track: "Why Don't You Love Me (ft. Demi Lovato)"

Gorillaz - "The Singles Collection"
British superstar, Damon Albarn, celebrates his one true success in America with a ten year anniversary package. Gorillaz had massive U.S. hits in "Clint Eastwood" and "Feel Good Inc.", which each anchored multi-million selling albums. The band's latest full length, 2010′s Plastic Beach, lacked a standout single, but carried the same boundary breaking fusion of Hip-Hop, Electro and Rock that made critics drool. The Singles Collection is exactly that, a culmination of the best songs from one of the more interesting bands of the last decade.

If you like: Blur, Gnarls Barkley
Recommended Track: "Stylo" (ft. Mos Def and Bobby Womack)

Coming Next Week [12/6]

Katy Perry - The One That Got Away
Cindy Blackman - Music for the New Millennium
T-Pain - rEVOLVEr
Chevelle - Hats Off To The Bull
Glee Cast - Glee: The Music, Volume 7
Neil Diamond - The Very Best of Neil Diamond
Dia Frampton - Red
Robin Thicke - Love After War
The Roots - undun
Mariah Carey - When Christmas Comes (Duet with John Legend)
The Maine - Pioneer
KORN - The Path Of Totality
Shakira -En Vivo Desde Paris



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