Top Shelf Tuesday - August 4

August 2, 2009

Tuesday is here, 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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Jump into the world of G.I. Joe:: The Rise of Cobra with an exclusive storyline that picks up where the live-action movie leaves off, allowing players relive the most awesome moments from the film, cartoon series, and action figure toy line. The game will feature 12 G.I. Joe characters, each with unique abilities and weapons. Adding to the adrenaline rush will be an intense single-screen co-op mode allowing two players to team up in an epic struggle between good and evil as they work together to defeat the powers of the sinister COBRA organization.

In Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Re-Shelled, the side-scrolling beat-'em-up arcade classic gets reborn on the Xbox 360 console! As an added bonus, TMNT: Turtles in Time gets gussied up for Xbox Live Arcade with all new 3-D graphics in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles In Time Re-Shelled.



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No One's First and You're Next is the highly-anticipated EP by the quirky indie-rockers Modest Mouse. The EP features unreleased tracks and B-sides from the band's previous two studio albums, Good News for People Who Love Bad News and We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank. This collection of reworked outtakes is sure to have the band’s earlier sound mixed in with some new production tricks. Dedicated MM fans need to have this new EP. Get it!



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Robert Downey, Jr. and Jamie Foxx star in The Soloist, the newest drama by renowned director Joe Wright. Fans of Downey won’t want to miss this one, particularly considering the plentiful extra features that come with the DVD. Between the deleted scenes, commentary by Wright, and several featurettes there’s plenty to keep you busy. Beth’s Story, One Size Does Not Fit All, and An Unlikely Friendship: Making The Soloist are just some of the bonus items at your fingertips. So embrace all that is Downey, Jr. and pick up a copy of The Soloist

Sure, it’s basically a remake of Fatal Attraction, but it’s not the first movie to take a good thing and do it over and it won’t be the last. Obsessed stars Idris Elba from The Wire and Ali Larter from Heroes and has some cool extra features, to boot. Two featurettes, Girl Fight! and Playing Together Nicely, sit alongside a behind-the-scenes video, Obsessed: Dressed to Kill. It’s hard to resist the sexy Larter, and you won’t want to after you catch her in this movie.

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