Top Shelf Tuesday - April 7

April 5, 2009

This coming Tuesday there's a title wave of media about the crash down on your unsuspecting eyes and ears.  Hit the jump to find out which games, movies, and music you need this week.


The sequel to the popular PS2 title, The GodfatherGodfather 2 continues the plot laid down in the iconic Godfather films on which the games are based.  It plays in a similar, standbox-style third person shooter as the GTA series, but with more of an emphasis on story than gunning down FBI armored cars with a rocket launcher from on top of a skyscraper. 

As a follow-up to Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher BayAssault on Dark Athena is relatively predictable.  If you liked the first, you’ll still like the working over other prisoners for information, the heavy one liners, and the goggled fisticuffs.  Get it from Atari on April 7th. 



Tentacles finds Crystal Antlers ripping through space between '60s garage rock and progressive punk. It's an album that functions as a single being. Each track blends together perfectly while still being completely unique. Crystal Antlers are hands-down one of the best live bands in America and with Tentacles, the band has finally been able to bottle their explosive sound into a brilliant LP. Get this now.

Mirror Noir follows Arcade Fire through the making and touring of their 2007 album Neon Bible. It documents the band in the studio as well as the making of their promotional films and videos. The disc also features rare live footage and a few of the band's short films made on the road. The film was directed by Vincent Morisset, who was also responsible for the interactive video for the track "Neon Bible" and for the Arcade Fire's web design. This DVD is sure to contain perfectly produced live footage and brilliant imagery that will easily satisfy every Arcade Fire fan on planet earth. 




This 2007 remake of the classic movie House, is coming out this Tuesday to DVD.  The film examines a husband and wife who’ve recently lost a child.  The decide to take a spontaneous trip to help alleviate the stress, but a car accident hurls them into a house of horrors.