Top Shelf Tuesday - February 15

February 13, 2011

Another Tuesday is upon us, which means it’s time to crack open the wallet and drop some duckets on quality entertainment. That’s where Top Shelf Tuesday comes in. It’s our duty to skim the top so you’re on-point when the money drops.

Source: Capcom


As the first-person shooter and action game take center stage, the fighting game has become a bit of a dinosaur. It’s true that the genre has been slow to evolve over the years, but every once in a while we’re treated to a truly outstanding release. It just so happens that this Tuesday one such game is hitting stores. Marvel vs Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds is a fanboy’s wet dream. Featuring a mash-up of characters from franchises like X-Men and Resident Evil, it attempts to answer the age old question of who would win in a fight between X and Y. Not to mention the gameplay is incredibly solid.  If you haven’t bought a fighting game for a while, this is certainly one worth investing in.


This week a true rarity in the DVD/Blu-ray world is hitting stores—a great action flick. Let’s face it, as dudes we’re often required to turn our brains off for most of these films, but Unstoppable truly has it all. A great cast headed by Denzel Washington, an excellent script, and plenty of things that go boom. It’s not often that critics show love to our kind of cinema, but even those uptight tools liked this one. You can’t go wrong. If you’re looking for something a little more thoughtful, Waiting for Superman is an excellent documentary that shows how our education system is on its last legs. Unanimously lauded by critics and loved even more by movie-goers, it’s one doc that just about everyone can relate to in one way or another.


Source: Sub Pop

If you’re into music then chances are people are always asking you for new bands to listen to. And chances are you’ve told more than one of those people that they should be listening to Mogwai. Their new album, Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will, continues the band’s journey through the galaxy of noise-laden dream pop, while touching down on the planet electro for a couple cuts. Just as strong as their prior work, we highly recommend it, and why not buzz through their back catalog while you’re at it?