What’s new on the Zune Marketplace (June 27)

Burn Notice Whats new on the Zune Marketplace (June 27)Every week, the Zune Insider podcast highlights some of the best or most interesting new content on the Zune Marketplace. The podcast is both informative and entertaining, providing a great look behind the scenes at Microsoft.

New music and movies go live on Tuesday, but TV shows and podcasts are added on a daily basis. Here’s some of the new content available on the Zune Marketplace.

TV

Burn Notice [Season 5] [Behind the Screen]
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A sexy, action-packed one-hour series starring Jeffrey Donovan as Michael Westen, a blacklisted spy. When spies get fired, they don’t get a letter from “human resources” – they get BURNED. While Michael holes up in Miami, trying to get to the bottom of his situation, he uses his special training to help people in trouble who, for various reasons, can’t go to the police.

Futurama [Season 8]
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Half-hour animated series about a pizza delivery man named Fry who is accidentally cryogenically frozen in 1999 and wakes up 1000 years later to a brave new world–that in some ways hasn’t progressed much beyond the 20th century.

Louie [Season 2]
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Louie is an edgy comedy series filtered through the observational humor of comedian Louis C.K. A blend of stand-up routines and offstage vignettes, the series revolves around Louie’s hectic life as a successful stand-up comedian and a newly single father co-raising his two daughters with his ex-wife.

Suits [Free Episode]
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In “Suits”, one of Manhattan’s top corporate lawyers (Gabriel Macht) sets out to recruit a new hotshot associate and hires the only guy that impresses him – a brilliant but unmotivated college dropout (Patrick J. Adams). Though he isn’t actually a lawyer, this legal prodigy has the book smarts of a Harvard law grad and the street smarts of a hustler. However, in order to serve justice and save their jobs, both these unconventional thinkers must continue the charade. Watch the series premiere for free!

Wilfred
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Wilfred is a live-action comedy about Ryan, a young man struggling unsuccessfully to make his way in the world until he forms a unique friendship with Wilfred, his neighbor’s canine pet.

Movies

The Lord of the Rings Extended Edition
Available on June 28
Extended editions of the Lord of the Rings trilogy. The Fellowship of the Ring contains 30 minutes of extra footage, The Two Towers has 42 additional minutes of footage, and The Return of the King includes a whopping 50 minutes of new footage.

Rammbock: Berlin Undead
Available on June 28
Just when Michael arrives in Berlin to visit his ex-girlfriend Gabi, a terrible virus starts spreading across the city at a rapid pace, turning people into mindless homicidal maniacs. Much to Michael’s concern, Gabi’s not home; instead, he meets Harper, a teenage plumber’s apprentice at work in her apartment block. Together, they manage to barricade themselves when raging hordes of infected people swarm the building. Surrounded by these thirsty zombies, Michael and Harper have their hands full to survive – and it will take all of their ingenuity to make their way out to try and find Gabi.

Season of the Witch
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Oscar® winner Nicolas Cage (National Treasure, Ghost Rider) and Ron Perlman (Hellboy, Hellboy II, Sons of Anarchy) star in this supernatural action adventure about a heroic Crusader and his closest friend who return home after decades of fierce fighting, only to find their world destroyed by the Plague. The church elders, convinced that a girl accused of being a witch is responsible for the devastation, command the two to transport the strange girl to a remote monastery where monks will perform an ancient ritual to rid the land of her curse. They embark on a harrowing, action-filled journey that will test their strength and courage as they discover the girl’s dark secret and find themselves battling a terrifyingly powerful force that will determine the fate of the world.

Sucker Punch
Available on June 28
A young girl is institutionalized by her abusive stepfather. Retreating to an alternative reality as a coping strategy, she envisions a plan which will help her escape from the mental facility.

The Warrior’s Way
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A fugitive Asian warrior hides out in the American badlands, where the town drunk turns out to be another fighter in retirement and the circus knife thrower is a young woman hell-bent on revenge for abuses in her youth.

Music

Beyoncé, ’4′
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Available on June 28

Movie Music Collection
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There is no type of music that’s more evocative and stirring than songs and scores from film. From the menacing first few notes of the theme from Jaws to the triumph of Gonna Fly Now from Rocky and the suave theme from James Bond, this collection highlights the best movie music throughout the decades.

Thievery Corporation, ‘Culture of Fear’
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Available on June 28

Podcasts

Comedy Bang Bang
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Comedy Death-Ray Radio is a high-spirited get-together between host Scott Aukerman (“Mr. Show,” Producer of “Between Two Ferns”) and his funny friends! A heady mixture of characters, games, and interviews with famous celebrities like Zach Galifianakis, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Sarah Silverman and Andy Richter. Be sure to stick around for the plugs!

Noise Beam [Podcast Network]
The Noizbeam podcast network combines a number of existing podcasts–such as Stack of Dimes, The Grapdes of Rad, and Unload with Madge and Dave–under a single banner.

The Ronna and Beverly Show
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Ronna Glickman & Beverly Ginsberg are the best-selling co-authors of You’ll Do A Little Better Next Time: A Guide to Marriage and Re-marriage for Jewish Singles (“It says Jewish in the name — but it’s for everyone!”). These outspoken fiftysomethings from Boston, who can be seen regularly at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in LA, dispense their unique brand of relationship advice while interviewing/interrogating celebrity guests.

Tell ‘Em Steve-Dave!: Overkill [Zune Marketplace Exclusive]
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Overkill with Walt Flanagan and Bryan Johnson will deliver on extra muttering and bickering fun for all to enjoy. This SModcast series is EXCLUSIVELY only available on Zune.

This is just a small selection of what’s available. For all of the latest content, keep an eye on the New section of the Zune Marketplace. And remember to listen to the Zune Insider podcast for the hosts’ thoughts and opinions on the preceding content.

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