Top Shelf Tuesday - Homefront and The Fighter
Yeah, yeah we know that there seems to be a new shooter that comes out every week. And yeah, we realize that a lot of them seem the same. But this week Homefront is coming to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 and it’s got its own vibe. First of all, the game takes place in the good, old US of A. It’s way in the future and we’re all out of stuff like oil and we’ve been EMP’ed by North Korea. All hell is breaking loose and you must blast your way through a story penned by the writer of Apocalypse Now to set things straight. Where things really get interesting is in the multiplayer. Call of Duty this ain’t. With 32 total players, tons of vehicles to pilot, and a strategic points system used to buy everything from weapons to tanks, it’s much more than just spray and pray. If you’re looking for a twist on the almost-tired modern military shooter, Homefront answers the call.
Source: Paramount Pictures
The Fighter is the Academy Award-winning David O. Russell feature starring Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale. The amazing film tells the true story of the unbelievably tough pro boxer "Irish" Micky Ward (Wahlberg) and his older brother Dickie Eklund (Bale). Even though this looks like your usual drama about the tumultuous life of a professional boxer, but fans of Ward will easily eat it up due to its character and gritty style. The Blu-ray/standard DVD gives viewers deleted scenes, cast and crew audio commentary, and the featurettes Keeping the Faith and The Warriors Code: Filming The Fighter. It’s really great to see Micky get his due. Do it.
Source: Reprise/Warner Music Group
Live At The Aragon is the new live CD/DVD by heavy metal masters Mastodon. Part of their world tour to support Crack the Skye, the amazing set was filmed on October 17, 2009 during a Mastodon live show in the historic Aragon Ballroom of Chicago. It features Crack the Skye in its entirety as well as other classic Mastodon bangers from Remission, Leviathan, and Blood Mountain. Not only do these Atlanta boys put out some of the best metal studio LPs out there, they’re also easily one of the most epic live acts the genre has to offer. Get it.