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Christopher Lastrapes's Avatar + Posted by Christopher Lastrapes on Dec 16, 2011 // Marketing Manager, Sony Network Entertainment

James Franco (28 Days Later 127 Hours) stars in the prequel to one of the most beloved film franchises in history as Rise of the Planet of the Apes hits New Releases this week. Be sure to catch the motion-capture performance of Andy Serkis (The Lord of the Rings) as the ape Caesar, garnering much critical acclaim.

Too much jolly this time a year? Switch it up with a littler horror with Fright Night this week in Movies. Starring Colin Farrell (Horrible Bosses), a vampire terrorizes victims in a suburban town and only one son can stop them. Also, check out the eye-popping action in the third dimension in Available in 3D.

Cowboys & Aliens triumphed as the winner in Bout 6 of our Theatrical Throwdown. Rent the film for just $0.99 in SD or 1080p HD from 2 pm Pacific Friday to 11 pm Pacific Sunday. Find it in our $0.99 Movie Rents section of Rent Now!

Have you been naughty or nice this year? Either way, we have something for you in our Holiday Featured Collection now in Collections & Sales through the end of the year. Find great discounted films to own in the Holiday Sale or rent a festive flick in $0.99 Holiday Rentals.

Get your sleuth on in our Deal of the Week with Detective Movies! Find amazing discounts to own films like Die Hard with a Vengeance, From Hell, 12 Rounds and Max Payne now through Monday.

And for some high-speed action, check out the great Fast Five Dynamic Theme available now in the game section of the PlayStationStore.

Here’s a taste at what’s new this week…

New Release Movies
US Store: Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Fright Night (also in 3D), Kung Fu Panda 2, Tanner Hall, 13 Assassins, and many more.
Canada Store: Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Fright Night, Kung Fu Panda 2, Tanner Hall, Champions, and many more.

Top US Movie Purchases

  1. Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes
  2. The Hangover Part II (HD plus Bonus Features)
  3. The Hangover Part II
  4. Kung Fu Panda 2
  5. Mr. Popper’s Penguins
  6. The Smurfs
  7. Friends with Benefits
  8. Cowboys & Aliens
  9. Cowboys & Aliens (Extended Version)
  10. Men in Black II

Top US TV Shows Purchases

  1. Sons of Anarchy | Season 4 - To Be – Act 2
  2. American Horror Story | Season 1 - Smoldering Children
  3. It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia | Season 7 - The High School Reunion
  4. The Walking Dead | Season 2 - Pretty Much Dead Already
  5. Family Guy | Season 10 - Cool Hand Peter
  6. The Walking Dead | Season 2 - Secrets
  7. Family Guy | Season 10 - Grumpy Old Man
  8. The Walking Dead | Season 2 - Chupacabra
  9. The Walking Dead | Season 2 - Cherokee Rose
  10. The Walking Dead | Season 2 - What Lies Ahead

Top Video Themes

  1. Walking Dead Theme
  2. South Park Dynamic Theme
  3. Fast Five Dynamic Theme
  4. SpongeBob SquarePants Dynamic Theme
  5. The Dark Knight™: Joker Theme
  6. Halloween Dynamic Theme
  7. Sons Of Anarchy Theme
  8. Jackass 3.5 Dynamic Theme
  9. The Dark Knight™: Batman Theme
  10. Sports Illustrated Swimsuits 2011 Dynamic Theme

Music Unlimited

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As we wind down another year, ‘tis the season for the Music Unlimited service team to gather all of our favorite albums/songs and provide you with a comprehensive run down of the year’s best tunes. You can find many of these songs in our limited time Best of 2011 Premium Channel now available! Below is our staff’s personal picks by genre. We’d love to hear your thoughts – leave a comment and let us know what made your list!

Jeff Safran – Marketing Manager, Music Unlimited

Top Albums:
Pop: Adele – 21
R&B: Charles Bradley – No Time For Dreaming
Rock: My Morning Jacket – Circuital
Dance: Katy B – On a Mission
Electronic: James Blake – James Blake
Indie Rock: Bon Iver – Bon Iver
Alternative: Tune-Yards – WhoKill
Rap: Shabazz Palaces – Black Up
Country: Pistol Annies – Hell on Heels
Holiday: She and Him – A Very She and Him Christmas
Soundtrack: Book of Mormon– Original Soundtrack
Metal: Mastodon – The Hunter

Top Songs:
Pop: Adele – “Rolling in the Deep”
R&B: Charles Bradley – “No Time for Dreaming”
Rock: My Morning Jacket – “Holding On To Black Metal”
Dance: Katy B– “Witches Brew”
Electronic: M83– “Midnight City”
Indie Rock: Lykki Le – “Get Some”
Alternative: Foster the People – “Pumped Up Kicks”
Rap: Tyler the Creator– “Yonkers”
Country: Civil Wars – “Barton Hollow”
Holiday: Family of the Year – “OMG It’s XMAS”
Soundtrack: Drive Original Movie Soundtrack – “Night Call”
Metal: Anthrax – “The Devil You Know”

Ashley Harris – Marketing Coordinator, Music Unlimited

Top Albums:
Pop: The Script – Science & Faith
R&B: Marsha Ambrosious – Late Nights and Early Mornings
Rock: Augustana – Augustana
Dance: David Guetta – Nothing But the Beat
Electronic: M83 – Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming
Indie Rock: Blind Pilot – We are the Tide
Alternative: Incubus – If Not Now, When?
Rap: Childish Gambino – Camp
Country: Taylor Swift – Speak Now World Tour Live
Holiday: Scott Weiland – Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Soundtrack: Jonsi – We Bought a Zoo
Metal: Mastodon – The Hunter

Top Songs:
Pop: Pitbull feat. Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer – “Give Me Everything”
R&B: Charles Bradley – “No Time for Dreaming”
Rock: Grouplove – “Colours”
Dance: Future – “Tony Montana”
Electronic: Little Dragon – “Ritual Union”
Indie Rock: Manchester Orchestra – “Simple Math”
Alternative: Incubus – “Switchblade”
Rap: J. Cole – “Work Out”
Country: Lady Antebellum – “Just a Kiss”
Holiday: Family of the Year – “OMG It’s XMAS”
Soundtrack: Bruno Mars – “It Will Rain”
Metal: Attila – “Smokeout”

Top 20 Songs on the Music Unlimited service in 2011

  1. Wiz Khalifa – “Black And Yellow”
  2. Lady GaGa –“Born This Way”
  3. Pitbull feat. Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer – “Give Me Everything”
  4. Nicki Minaj – “Moment 4 Life
  5. Jennifer Lopez – “On The Floor”
  6. Lil Wayne – “6 Foot 7 Foot”
  7. Diddy - Dirty Money – “Coming Home”
  8. Adele – “Rolling In The Deep”
  9. Nelly – “Just A Dream”
  10. Rihanna – “What’s My Name?”
  11. Lil Wayne – “How To Love”
  12. Bruno Mars – “Grenade”
  13. Waka Flocka Flame – “No Hands (feat. Roscoe Dash and Wale)”
  14. Wiz Khalifa – “Roll Up”
  15. Rihanna – “S&M”
  16. Lupe Fiasco – “The Show Goes On”
  17. Kelly Rowland – “Motivation”
  18. Enrique Iglesias – “Tonight (I’m Lovin’ You)”
  19. The Black Eyed Peas – “Just Can’t Get Enough”
  20. Chris Brown ft. Lil Wayne – “Look at Me Now”

//Add Your Own

12 Comments   1 Reply

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+ KillerDr3w on December 16th, 2011 at 5:19 am said:

James Franco had nothing to do with 28 Days Later. He played the main character of 127 Hours, which was directed by Danny Boyle, who also directed 28 Days Later, but James didn’t have anything to do with 28 Days Later.


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    + Christopher Lastrapes on December 16th, 2011 at 8:58 am said:

    Good eye, KillerDr3w. Thanks for your help!


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+ remanutd5 on December 16th, 2011 at 5:52 am said:

ps vita will only be able to play SD movies ? come on sony the system is coming out in 2012 not 1995 , what a letdown to me , i was expecting the vita to support hd video so that way i dont have to buy both versions , oh well


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+ bakerarmy on December 16th, 2011 at 6:23 am said:

28 Days later…… Is it that hard to know what movie he was in? Sounds like another copy and paste post. That is part of the reason we barely get any replies to questions


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+ bakerarmy on December 16th, 2011 at 6:28 am said:

I do have a good question. With all the other video services, Vudu, Netflix to name a few.
Why should I buy a movie on from the PS Store? They don’t follow me (like Vudu) I don’t get to keep them once I remove them from my HDD. I bought some tv shows before, but unlike games, I can’t get them back.

So again, why would we buy from the PSN video store?


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+ station3fever on December 16th, 2011 at 10:52 am said:

I wish I had that Sony 3D hdtv ;( Some day I guess, I’m missing out on all these great 3D movies.


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+ Busca-Cabezas on December 16th, 2011 at 6:31 pm said:

Keep bringing 3D!! My 55″ Bravia 3D needs it!!! …But I also need Qriocity and Crackle services in Puerto Rico… Any plans on this ever happening? Pretty Plz!! I’ve been very nice!! :)


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+ murder-scene on December 17th, 2011 at 4:42 pm said:

how come i can’t rent Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes from the PSN store? i don’t wanna buy it until i know its good enough to own, i didn’t get a chance to see it in theatres this summer which was a bummer


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+ Spectrum on December 17th, 2011 at 8:47 pm said:

sony needs to come up with a better marketing plan for qirocity music and video stores. i like what they got going on but come one give us a subscription tied into our ps plus memebership.


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+ The_Apprentice on December 17th, 2011 at 10:27 pm said:

I love Ashley Harris’s top Country Album choice!
Wish that album would get more recognition. So well done and the live concert footage was nothing but amazing.


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+ SgtRufus on December 18th, 2011 at 3:19 am said:

I had tried Music Unlimited, but it was soooo slow in every regards (loading, streaming, etc) and the Android app was really horrible. Whoever designs a UI with 30 tiny, unreadable album covers on the launch page for a mobile phone needs to take an introductory class in design. Also, there’s just so much competition out there that provide the same type of service doing it better at the moment. I think Sony needs to rethink this and offer something unique, otherwise these services will continue to get lost in the shuffle as they are now.


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+ Spectrum on December 18th, 2011 at 9:08 am said:

agreed SgtRufus , and the sad part is i wanna give it a try by trying to tier the service from basic to premium is ridiculous. plus maybe doing away with basic could make there lives easier and set a one set price of 16 bucks a month for both services for video unlimited and music unlimited, then if some one wants to choose make it 8 bucks a month for individual service. Then further more if you subscribe to ps plus service offer a immediate discount ranging from a dollar to 2 dollars. seriously i see no body use those services on my PS3 list. I guess sony likes to try and money hound and make cool products to elite for the average consumer in the time were streaming video and music bargains can be found out side there console.


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+ InsaneDiego on December 19th, 2011 at 11:54 am said:

The video service was an epic fail this weekend. Sony hooked me in with the Cowboys flick. The wife and I sat down Friday night at 8pm to view the movie. 1/2 hour later, still no movie as the Store and Video service kept coming up with errors and “We’re in maintenance mode” messages. The service is clearly not ready for prime time.


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