Top Shelf Tuesday - June 16

June 14, 2009

Tuesday is nearly upon us, and you know what that means -- it's time to head out and pick up the latest hot releases. Luckily, we're here to help you separate the wheat from the chaff.

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Even though it's a remake, it's still Friday the 13th! Searching for his missing sister, Clay Miller (Jared Padalecki) heads up to the eerie woods of legendary Crystal Lake, where he stumbles on the creaky remains of rotting old cabins behind moss-covered trees. And that's not the only thing lying in wait under the brush. This is one of the better horror remakes we have seen in a long while.

In The Cell 2, the Cusp is a serial killer who kills his victims and then brings them back to life, over and over again, until they beg to die. Maya is a psychic investigator who gained her powers after a one-year coma after she was the Cusp's first victim. Now the Cusp Killer is back and Maya has little time to do what she has never done before -- go into the mind of a killer unprotected, and save his latest victim.



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Iron Maiden: Flight 666 documents the first leg of Maiden's legendary Somewhere Back in Time World Tour, which took them 50,000 miles round the planet playing 23 concerts on five continents in just 45 days. One of the stars of the movie is the band's customized Boeing 757, Ed Force One, which carried the band, all their crew, and 12 tons of stage equipment, and was piloted by Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson, a fully qualified and active Airline Captain with Astraeus Airlines. As a very special bonus for the fans, Maiden have included a second disc of the entire set from the 2008 segment of this tour with the DVD. Sixteen songs from sixteen different cities in eleven countries around the world, for the first time ever encompassing such varied places and cultures in one concert.

Major Lazer is the Grammy-nominated super producer duo of Switch and Diplo, best known for their work with M.I.A and the hit “Paper Planes,” as well as production work for the likes of Santogold, Amanda Blank, Bondo do Role, and Tricky. Guns Don't Kill People, Lazers Do is a reggae and dancehall explosion just in time for summer, with guest vocals from friends Mapei, Santogold, and Amanda Blank, as well as dancehall mainstays like Nina Sky, Vybz Cartel, Ward 21, and Busy Signal, among many others. Get it!



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Ghostbusters: The Video Game, based on the smash hit motion picture franchise and featuring a completely new story, is coming to six game systems in 2009. Coinciding with the 25th anniversary celebration of the film’s original theatrical release, the game reunites original cast members to recapture the unique blend of humour and fright that established Ghostbusters as a pop culture sensation. Remember, don't cross the streams. It could end all life as we know it!

In Guitar Hero: Smash Hits, players get the best of previous Guitar Hero games, now in a full band gameplay scenario. Turn down the lights, crank up the amps, and prepare to command center stage as you rock out to the most fun tracks from Guitar Hero, Guitar Hero II, Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s, and Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock. And for the first time you can join together as a band and jam to master tracks from the greatest Guitar Hero music on your controllers for guitar, drums, and vocals.

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