Top Shelf Tuesday - The King's Speech

April 17, 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: Momentum Pictures

As you probably know, The King's Speech is a historical British drama that tells the story of the man who became King George VI, the father of Queen Elizabeth II. It stars Colin Firth as King George VI and Helena Bonham Carter as Queen Elizabeth. Geoffrey Rush plays speech therapist Lionel Logue, the man who helped King George overcome a very serious stutter. This ability to finally speak publicly allowed the King to lead his country into war. The King's Speech won the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival People's Choice Award as well as the Academy Award for Best Picture. The Blu-ray and DVD bonus features include audio commentary with director Tom Hooper, a 20-minute Making of The King's Speech featurette, and archival footage of the actual King George VI. The film is near perfection, people. Scoop it.


Source: Virgin/EMI Records

The Fall is a new LP from Damon Albarn’s musical project Gorillaz. The entire record was actually recorded on Damon Albarn's very own Apple iPad. Unlike most of their past work, The Fall does not feature as many guest spots as previous LPs, but Mick Jones, Paul Simonon, and Bobby Womack do get some time to play on the new record. With fresh solid tracks like "Phoner to Arizona" and "HillBilly Man," The Fall effortlessly delivers fans yet another brilliant release from the world’s most famous virtual band.