Top Shelf Tuesday - March 16

March 14, 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 finger through the dusty crates to find the all-time greats.

Source: Santa Monica Studio/Sony Computer Entertainment 



If you've been looking for an indisputable reason to own a PlayStation 3, your wait is over. God of War III marks Kratos' first journey onto the next-gen system, and the intense combat, intricate puzzle solving, and over-the-top carnage that takes place in this Greek epic looks more incredible than ever. Picking up right after the events of God of War II, Kratos is taking his quest for vengeance to the very stronghold of the Zeus himself!

Metro 2033 is a sci-shooter set in a post-nuclear apocalyptic world which combines action, horror, and role-playing game elements. Based on the best selling novel of the same name by Dmitry A. Glukhovsky, it tells the story of humanity's struggle for survival in the forgotten tunnels of Moscow's underground subway system following a devastating nuclear war. The storyline veers away from the anti-Russian stance common in post-apocalyptic stories and video games. Russians instead fight every day against the terrors that nuclear war has wrought.



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Ninja Assassin is an action/martial arts film directed by James McTeigue and starring Rain. The film was produced by Joel Silver and the Wachowski brothers and is pretty much an action fan's cream dream. In the film, Raizo (Rain) is raised by the Ozunu Clan to become one of the most lethal Special Ops ninja assassins in the world. After Raizo is instructed by his master to execute someone he doesn't want to, he rebels and begins to intervene by foiling their attempts. Ninja Assassin supplies viewers with a very classic story and some serious heart-pounding thrills in every fight scene. Hells yeah.

New Moon, the second film from the blockbuster teen-fiction saga Twilight, is now available for mass consumption. Director Chris Weitz brings a somewhat lighter touch to the sequel and helps the love story of Bella (Kristen Stewart) and Edward (Robert Pattinson) continue without a bump in the road. The two-disc Special Edition DVD and the Special Edition Blu-ray are stacked with goodies for all those die-hard fans, but there is no commentary from New Moon stars Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, or Taylor Lautner. We hope 13-year-old girls the world over aren’t too bummed about this.



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Under Great White Northern Lights is a documentary and the first live album by The White Stripes. The film, directed by Emmett Malloy, documents the band's summer 2007 tour across Canada and contains live concert and off-stage footage. The album collects various recordings from throughout the tour. The album comes with a CD, as well as 180-gram vinyl LP. Alongside the new LP, the documentary is also being released on DVD and Blu-ray. A special edition box set is also available at The White Stripes' official online store. Get. This.

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