Top Shelf Tuesday - November 30
Tuesday is almost here, and you know what that means--it's time to start thinking about the latest hot releases. Luckily for you, we get rid of all the wack crap that got yo belly queezin' and handpick you all the things that truly kick ass this holiday season.
Source: Disney Interactive Studios/Buena Vista
The big holiday rush for video game releases is basically up at this point, but there's one last parting gift from the industry. Disney Epic Mickey is a Wii exclusive, and while it may look like it's for the kids, this trip through the House of Mouse is good fun for all ages. Featuring lots of smart nods to past Mickey exploits and a cool mechanic where you can paint in or erase parts of the worlds, There are even some black and white levels that take you back to the old days of cartoons. It's incredibly cool and the boys and girls at GameTrailers really dug it.
Source: Walt Disney Pictures
Starring Nicolas Cage and the always-entertaining Jay Baruchel, The Sorcerer's Apprentice tells the tale of a young man who starts a new life as a sorcerer, but first must be an apprentice to a very wacky Jedi-like teacher. This may seem like your average fantasy flick just for the kids, but it's actually way cooler than you would imagine. The effects look pretty amazing from start to finish and the action is definitely more mature than a typical Disney flick. The Blu-ray and standard DVD versions supply us with deleted Scenes, featurettes and outtakes. The Making of 'The Sorcerer's Apprentice,' Magic In The City, and The Science Of Sorcery are just of few of the in-depth video pieces that take fans deep into the world of The Sorcerer's Apprentice. Did I mention that Nic Cage is in this thing? Get it.
Even though a lot of people kinda don’t like The Black Eyed Peas, you can’t deny that they have a serious knack for pumping out some catchy-ass pop jams. The Beginning is the sixth studio album by The Peas and is the follow-up to the outfit's highly successful LP The E.N.D.. The Beginning comes in several formats. A standard CD, a deluxe CD that includes 3 bonus songs, a vinyl version and a combo two-disc set of 20 songs that includes The Beginning & The Best of THE E.N.D.. "The Time (Dirty Bit)" was the first single released from the new record and it sees the will.i.am-fronted group continuing down the techno-pop highway. Get your dance-pop on, y’all.
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