Top Shelf Tuesday - October 20

October 18, 2009

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’ve got the right taste and lay the garbage to waste.

Source: Gearbox Software/2K Games


WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2010 brings the most brutal beatdowns to date. Featuring 2-4 player multiplayer support both on and off-line (including co-op and competitive modes), unparalleled creation tools, a robust Superstar roster, key franchise improvements and a few surprises, WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2010 delivers the empowering freedom to create, customize and share gameplay experiences. Get into some serious face-stomping this Tuesday.
If you've logged more hours playing Fallout 3 than you'd like to admit and you're still jones'n for another rpg-meets-shooter fix, look no further than Borderlands. More shooter than RPG, Borderlands' hybridization of the genres is further magnified by the game's groundbreaking content generation system which allows for a near-endless variety in missions, environments, enemies, weapons, item drops and character customization, making the game's single player, multiplayer and online campaigns not to be missed. 




Source: Paramount/Dreamworks

Suffice it to say that the DVD and Blu-ray for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen will have more bonus features than probably anyone will ever need. Between the behind-the-scenes featurettes, the deleted scenes and the (gag!) Linkin Park music video, you’ll have all you need of Michael Bay for the next century. In the event that watching the film in the theater didn’t turn you off of your beloved childhood toys for the rest of your life, dig in, ‘cause there’s lots to go through here. If nothing else, you can imagine all the cold glowers that passed between Megan Fox and Bay on set. Watch for that in the extra features: chilly, unadulterated hate.

Michelle Pfeiffer plays an early twentieth century cougar with an appetite for young men in Cheri, a drama that takes place in the early 1900s. Rupert Friend plays her twenty five year-junior lover, and he’s gotten accustomed to hot sex with old women. So when he’s forced to marry a younger bride, their romance is…ok, so, you get the point. This is a costume/historical drama with some steamy consummation, and it might be the last time you ever see Pfeiffer flaunting her tasty treats. As for the extras that come with this DVD, you’ll get The Making of Cheri and two deleted scenes. Nothing to write home about, but let’s be honest: you’re not getting this one for the extra features.



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I Told You I Was Freaky is the upcoming second studio album by New Zealand folk goofballs Flight of the Conchords. The new LP features 13 new tracks songs, 1 band sticker and 4 band badges. It also contains a lyric book with not only the lyrics, but the chords to each song as well. If you love the duo’s genius HBO show you need to get your hands on I Told You I Was Freaky as soon as possible.

Logos is the upcoming second studio effort from the Atlanta ambient experimental group Atlas Sound. Atlas Sound mastermind, Deehunter’s Bradford Cox, attempts to lead the group back to universal critical acclaim once again with a tight package of brilliant indie compositions. The album features guest contributions from Noah Lennox (a.k.a. Panda Bear of Animal Collective) and Stereolab's Laetitia Sadier. This is a great grab if you want something fresh and original.

Did we miss anything? What are you looking forward to picking up this week?