There's so much good stuff on Xbox Music and Xbox Video. How do you keep up with what's new and worth checking out? You don't have to; we'll do that for you. Every Friday we'll grab the hottest albums and singles on Xbox Music. We'll also let you know what movies and television shows are out to watch on Xbox Video. It's the weekend, and we'll help entertain you.
Diplo – Random White Dude Be Everywhere
Can Diplo be stopped? He's everywhere today and working with the biggest names in music. Random White Dude Be Everywhere is the latest album from Diplo. It puts his biggest hits from the past few years into one collection. You'll also find two new tracks and never-before-heard remixes from Diplo. This is a must have for any Diplo fan (or the next time you want your girl to twerk).
La Roux – Trouble in Paradise
Trouble in Paradise is the sophomoric album from La Roux. This album has been highly anticipated after La Roux's debut album won a Grammy in 2011 for Best Electronic/Dance album. Get your New Wave and Synthpop fix with this release. Let Me Down Gently is a solid single on the track.
Looking for the sleeper hit of the summer? That would be Snowpiercer. It's a South Korean science fiction action film based on a popular French graphic novel. It was released last summer in South Korea, but filmgoers in the United States didn't get a taste till this summer. It's still out in theaters right now, but not too many of them have it. So you're going to want to grab it on Xbox Video.
Any movie that currently holds a 94% rating on Rotten Tomatoes earns a watch from us. Consider it rented for Saturday night. [R, 2hr. 6min.]
- Watch on Xbox Video [Rent for $7.99/Buy for 14.99]
The Raid 2
You listen if Daniel Rubino tells you to watch a movie. This week Dan is recommending The Raid 2 on Xbox Video. It's a positively reviewed Indonesian martial arts crime action film that holds a 79% on Rotten Tomatoes from critics, but an 89% rating from the general public. The story follows a rookie cop sent undercover to take down corrupt police and gangs. [R, 2hr. 30min.]
- Watch on Xbox Video [Rent for $5.99/Buy for 17.99]
What are you watching or listening to this weekend?
Note: This is our first time trying something like this. Let us know how you want to see a column like this evolve and shape. Don't forget to recommend some other great music or movies below in the comments. Also feel free to reach out to me on Twitter (@samsabri) for recommendations for next Friday.