Top Shelf Tuesday - August 3

August 3, 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 give you the best in the biz and save the rest for the little kids.

Source: Source: Universal Pictures/Lionsgate


For those that decided to pass up this piece of pop culture brilliance when it hit theatres back in April and don't know much about it, Kick-Ass is the live-action feature based on the comic book of the same name by Mark Millar and John Romita, Jr. Directed by Matthew Vaughn, the movie tells the tale of an ordinary teenager, Dave Lizewski, who decides to become a real life superhero who calls himself Kick-Ass. Dave gets caught up in some real life drama when he meets Big Daddy, a former cop who is on a quest to bring down the evil drug lord Frank D'Amico. He also finds that Big Daddy has trained his eleven-year-old daughter to be the now-notorious Hit-Girl. You need to buy this. Seriously.


Source: Merge

The Suburbs is the third full-length LP by the extremely talented Canadian indie rockers Arcade Fire. Win and William Butler discussed the album in an interview with National Public Radio and said that the album was inspired by their upbringing in the suburbs of Houston, Texas.  Win has also admitted that The Suburbs sounds like "a mix of Depeche Mode and Neil Young."  This could go on to be one of the best releases of the year. Get on it, dudes.

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