Top Shelf Tuesday - July 13

July 11, 2010

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 hookup.

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It's a pretty slow on the movie front, but be sure to take a look at Chloe, Atom Egoyan's acclaimed drama starring Julianne Moore, Liam Neeson, and Amanda Seyfried. In the film, Moore plays a doctor who hires an escort (Seyfried) in the hopes of having her seduce her husband. Not too surprisingly, not everything goes according to plan. But that's not even the half of it. This one is worth checking out, if only for an unexpected and sexy love scene between the two female leads. Though some have criticized the film as being a little too close to "soft-core porn" we're not exactly sure if that's a legitimate complaint. Available on Blu-ray and DVD, the release of Chloe also features commentary, a making-of featurette, and deleted scenes from the film.



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This week sees the release of the Deluxe Edition of M.I.A.'s latest opus, // / Y /. We refuse to ever type that again and most people are going to be calling it Maya, anyway. The hip-hop provocateur formerly known as Maya Arulpragasam has confused, confounded, and delighted many critics, often at the same time. The new album breaks even more sonic ground and rarely falls into any specific genre. It will be interesting to see the response from fans she picked up thanks to the poppy single from her last album, "Paper Planes." Folks looking for a happy-go-lucky movie soundtrack are about to get aurally assaulted. It's becoming increasingly difficult to hear her complaints about poverty and poor living conditions now that she's a millionaire living in Beverly Hills, but there's no denying that her musical style and voice are incredibly unique.


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With all the talk about LeBron James over the last couple weeks it can be easy to forget that football season is right around the corner. While we wait for the new Madden to be released on August 10, EA’s other pigskin game, NCAA Football 11, is set to hit stores on Tuesday. The game features pretty much all the same modes and options as last year with some important tweaks. Now you can handle dynasty recruiting online—meaning you can use your cell phone, laptop, or PC to handle the grind of trying to get blue-chippers to sign onto your squad. The running game has also been reworked, and it’s so good that you don’t even need to use the right analog stick or buttons to pull off jukes anymore. We’re not kidding. It’s that good.

Did we miss anything? Leave your recommendations in the comments.