Featured New Releases
Snoop Lion – Reincarnated
The much-anticipated reggae “re-branding” of the artist formerly known as Snoop Dogg is here. He announced his new name after a spiritually enlightening trip to Jamaica, exploring his past during a particularly violent era of Hip-hop to a future of peace encouraged by the Rastafarian movement. Much of this was documented in the film Reincarnated, now available on the Video Unlimited service, which gives an even deeper look at the circumstances in which the lyrical content of the album was written. Reincarnated features guest appearances like Drake, Miley Cyrus and Akon and was produced by Diplo and the Major Lazer crew. Bonus: Snoop picked his favorite reggae songs in a new channel for the Music Unlimited service, Snoop Lion Reggae Picks, now available.
If You Like: Bob Marley, Collie Buddz, Major Lazer
Recommended Track: “Ashtrays & Heartbreak (ft. Miley Cyrus)”
Michael Buble – To Be Loved
Coming off a whirlwind weekend hosting The 2013 JUNO Awards, Canada’s favorite son has dropped his first original studio album since 2009’s Crazy Love. However, his name has continued to be everywhere, especially after the monstrous release of his 2011 seasonal album, Christmas, which managed to also top the charts the next holiday season. His classic Sinatra-style crooning has won over fans of all ages, from his modern renditions of “You Make Me Feel So Young,” “To Love Somebody” and original tracks like “It’s a Beautiful Day.” The tone of the album is incredibly cheery and light, highlighting his vocal chops outside of a classical setting. A perfect start to summer.
If You Like: Tony Bennett, Dean Martin, Josh Groban
Recommended Track: “After All (ft. Bryan Adams)”
Phoenix – Bankrupt!
It has certainly been an interesting ride for Phoenix thus far. The seemingly “new” band that erupted on the scene with singles like “Liztomania” and “1901,” had actually been plugging away since the late 90’s, with pockets of devoted fans across the globe. Now, all of a sudden, their 5th studio album seems like a sophomore effort, as they once again have something to prove to a new wave of folks who jumped on board late. An incredibly strong first single, “Entertainment,” coupled with lots of Coachella buzz has put them top of mind, at least in the indie world. The consistency of their sound should please fans and draw in new ones but it is still to be seen if the takeover of a mainstream audience will strike once again.
If You Like: MGMT, The Strokes, The Postal Service
Recommended Track: “Chloroform”
Other Albums Available This Week 4/23/13:
will.i.am – #willpower
Fantasia – The Side Effects Of You
Sub Pop 1000 – Sub Pop 1000
Rob Zombie – Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor
Cassidy – We Working
New Found Glory – Mania
The Neighbourhood – I Love You.
Frank Turner – Tape Deck Heart
Junip – Junip
The Wiggles – Surfer Jeff
Laura Mvula – Sing To The Moon
Tate Stevens – Tate Stevens
Har Mar Superstar – Bye Bye 17
Queensrÿche – Frequency Unknown
New Singles Available this Week 4/23/13
Jason Derulo – “The Other Side”
Black Sabbath – “God is Dead?”
Sara Bareilles – “Brave”
Megadeth – “Super Collider”
Lana Del Rey – “Young And Beautiful”
Big Sean – “Switch Up”
Matt Nathanson – “Mission Bells”
Scary, smoky, super and studly, this week’s New Release Recap is uncharacteristically frightening and typically tantalizing. See what’s launching this week on the Video Unlimited service!
Be afraid, be very afraid. Academy Award-nominated writer Guillermo del Toro presents the supernatural thriller Mama, depicting the haunting tale of two little girls who disappeared into the woods the day that their parents were killed. When their uncle tries to introduce the children to a normal life, Annabel (Jessica Chastain) begins to wonder if the traumatized girls are the only guests they have welcomed into their home… catch it today before DVD and Blu-ray.
The ageless Tom Cruise stars as ex-military investigator Jack Reacher in an explosive thriller where law has its limits but Reacher does not. When an unspeakable crime is committed, a fight for truth pits him against an unexpected enemy with a skill for violence and a secret to keep. Purchase this action-packed thrill ride now to add to your growing collection of Tom Cruise blockbusters.
An unstoppable android on the horizon. A mysterious fireball hurtling toward Earth. A fearless and beautiful reporter who will stop at nothing to get her story. It’s just another day for the heroic Man of Steel. Only this time, for better or for worse, he has his unpredictable cousin Supergirl by his side. Catch the gritty adventure of Superman Unbound, pitting Superman against the ruthless force known only as Brainiac, available today to rent or to own.
You’re not hallucinating…it’s legendary toker jokers Cheech & Chong as you’ve never seen them before: in their very first animated movie. Catch all the buzz as Cheech & Chong deliver the ultimate comedy high by performing their most outrageously funny routines and laugh out loud lines. This film promises to give you the munchies for more. Rent it today on the Video Unlimited service.
Plus, Gangster Squad is now available to rent in stunning HD!
Visit the video store on your Sony Entertainment Network compatible devices, or simply visit the Sony Entertainment Network web store, to see all the hottest new releases in movies and TV.