Top Shelf Tuesday – Thor: God of Thunder

April 24, 2011
It's Tuesday, and you know what that means. Yup, it's time to hit the stores (or and pick up some new releases. With our handy Top Shelf Tuesday guide, you'll know exactly what's getting folks excited this week.

Source: Liquid Entertainment


Last week was quite a triumphant Tuesday where video game releases are concerned. We got the epic puzzle adventure, Portal 2, and the next installment in the Mortal Kombat franchise. Both games turned out to be quite excellent. This week there’s just one noteworthy game on the release calendar, and it’s a precursor to what’s sure to be a massive cinematic release in Thor: God of Thunder. Yeah, video games based on movies usually stink, but this one doesn’t try to replicate the plot of the flick. Instead, it tells its own tale that will set you up for the movie when it hits theatres. This also explains why the game is coming out quite some time before the Son of Odin hits silver screens.


Source: Universal Studios

Directed by the one and only Terry Gilliam, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is the now-classic film adaptation of the notorious 1971 novel from the insane mind of Hunter S. Thompson. If you have yet to see this masterpiece of modern cinema, you’ve seriously been missing out. Luckily for us all, a brand new Criterion Collection Blu-ray version of the film is now being officially unleashed on the world for mass consumption. This new disc features a ton of extra goodies including a BBC documentary from 1978 with Thompson and artist Ralph Steadman, three audio commentaries with Gilliam, Johnny Depp, Benicio Del Toro and Hunter S. Thompson and a ton of deleted scenes. Do this right now or Dr. Gonzo will come and get you.


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Hard Bargain by Emmylou Harris is the follow-up to her critically-acclaimed 2008 LP All I Intended to Be. For those that don’t know, Emmylou Harris is pretty much the Helen Mirren of the music industry. The legendary singer is still on top of her game musically and she’s also not too hard on the ol’ eyeballs. Emmylou has always had a serious love affair with depressing material and Hard Bargain is no different. The new folk ditty "My Name Is Emmett Till" is perfect example of this. From Neil Young to The Band, Emmylou has worked with the best in the business throughout her career and should never be ignored when putting out any new material. Get it.