Top Shelf Tuesday - February 10
It's Tuesday, and you know what that means...it's time to hit up your local retailer or, if you're really lazy, Amazon.com to browse the latest releases. But if you're confounded by the wealth of choices, you're in the right place. It's Top Shelf Tuesday, where we pick the best of the best of the latest DVDs, CD, and games for you to wrap your hardworking hands around.
W., Oliver Stone’s portrait of the 43rd commander-in-chief, is now available in DVD for those of you who’d like to savor the last president’s reign just a little bit longer. Josh Brolin plays George W. Bush in a sympathetic look at his rise to the presidency and father/son issues. Some of the bonus features include the theatrical trailer, two behind-the-scenes documentaries, an audio commentary by Oliver Stone and deleted scenes. Just ‘cause his years of rule have ended doesn’t mean the jokes at his expense have to.
Blindness will be a sight for sore eyes now that it’s available on DVD. The film starring Mark Ruffalo and Julianne Moore explores the social decay that takes place when an entire city becomes afflicted with blindness, except for one woman. A long making-of documentary is included in the extras, as well as a series of deleted scenes. Fans of the novel will want to add this one to their DVD collection.
Source: The Lonely Island
The comedic collective of Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone, and Akiva Schaffer have officially released their first comedy album, Incredibad. The Lonely Island crew have put down some of the web's most popular satirical sketches, including SNL classics like “D**k In A Box and “Lazy Sunday.” The group's brilliant SNL Digital Shorts have played a huge part in reviving the Lorne Michaels franchise and this new LP seems to take it a step forward. The record features uncensored versions of all of the Digital Short landmarks as well as new tracks like “Boombox” featuring Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas. The DVD also contains their entire video library as well. Buy this now!
With his solo debut Keep It Hid, Black Keys singer/guitarist Dan Auerbach takes the simple approach by combing his favorite elements of bluegrass, mournful country balladry, Memphis-style R&B, fuzzed-out psychedelic rock and classic blues. This brand new collection features 14 original tunes, which Dan self-produced and recorded with friends and family at his newly built studio, Akron Analog. A couple tracks leaked on the internet in the past few weeks and they all sound pretty amazing. This is a must-have for all those diehard Black Keys fans out there.
Source: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
The F.E.A.R series moves further from horror into a more action-based game with F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin. There’s still terror lurking around the corners (creepy, Ringu-esque Alma is back), but this time you’re equipped with larger guns, rocket launchers, and mech assault armor in order to combat it. A boy can rest a little easier when he knows he’s got a rocket-propelled grenade to keep the boogeymen at bay.
The House of the Dead: Overkill is another installment in the long, long line of House of the Dead zombie-slaying, first person shooters. This iteration feels dirtier than previous games – it’s intentionally gritty like an old school zombie movie. And, of course, the main attraction is that this is the first zombie shooter for the Wii – a notoriously wussy console made up of friendly, sunny cartoon characters. That is, until now.