michael gallucci


In Uncategorized on 09/30/2009 at 1:30 am


Star Wars: The Clone Wars

(Cartoon Network)

The second season of the CG-animated TV hit kicks off with a one-hour, two-episode story at 8 p.m. Friday. Anakin, Obi-Wan and R2-D2 return, but it’s all about the bounty hunters (including a cowboy hat-wearing blue dude named Cad Bane) this season. Can we request a Boba Fett appearance sometime in the near future, please?


The Feelies reissues


These New Jersey rockers are a critical link between the Velvet Underground and R.E.M. Their 1980 debut, Crazy Rhythms, is the undisputed classic, but the follow-up – 1986’s The Good Earth – deserves to be re-evaluated. These expanded reissues tag on demos and live songs, including Beatles and Neil Young covers.


Metroid Prime: Trilogy


All three Metroid Prime games are collected in this cool package, which tweaks the games for the Wii. Basic gameplay remains mostly the same (it’s a first-person shooter with lots of shit to destroy, after all). But the games have never been more fun to play, especially since point-and-shoot action is super-smooth now.


Requiem for a Dream


One of the best movies of the decade finally comes to Blu-ray with deleted scenes, a making-of doc and commentary by director Darren Aronofsky (who helmed the equally excellent The Wrestler last year). The HD makes the story – about four people battling different forms of addiction — all the more harrowing.


Soul Calibur: Broken Destiny

(Namco Bandai)

After last year’s Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 outing featuring Star Wars characters, this great fighter gets back to its roots on this PSP game — the series’ first appearance on a handheld platform. The action is still pretty intense, especially in the Gauntlet tutorial – one of the best we’ve seen. Plus, look for God of War’s Kratos, a major ass-kicker in any arena. –Michael Gallucci

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