Tag Archives: The Grouch

December 2009 Releases

December 1

Blu-ray

  • The Green Mile [1999] R
  • Gremlins [1984] PG
  • Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels [1999] R
  • Snatch [2000] R

Music

  • Biz Markie - Diabolical: Greatest Hits
  • Souls of Mischief - Montezuma’s Revenge
    • Produced by Prince Paul and Domino. Bonus disc of Prince Paul instrumentals.

Video Games

December 8

Blu-ray

  • AC/DC: No Bull - Director’s Cut [1996] NR
  • Public Enemies [2009] R
  • Rush: R30 [2005] NR
  • World’s Greatest Dad [2009] R

Music

  • The Grouch - Three Eyes Off the Time
  • Ron Contour (Moka Only) – The Beach
  • The Nope - Melba
    • Torch (Moka Only) & Psy (from Toronto’s Oddities collective). Produced by Moka Only.

Video Games

  • The Saboteur (PS3/Xbox360/PC)

December 15

Blu-ray

  • The Hangover [2009] UR
  • Inglourious Basterds - Special Edition [2009] R
  • The Mel Brooks Collection
    • Blazing Saddles / High Anxiety / History of the World Part 1 / Robin Hood: Men in Tights / Silent Movie / Spaceballs / To Be or Not to Be / Twelve Chairs / Young Frankenstein

Music

  • Moka Only - Martian Xmas 2009
  • Redman - Reggie Noble 9 1/2

Video Games

December 22

Blu-ray

  • Family Guy Presents: Something Something Something Dark Side [2009] NR
  • Extract [2009] R

Music

  • Mudvayne - Mudvayne

Video Games

December 29

Blu-ray

Music

Video Games

October 2009 Releases

October 6

Blu-ray

  • Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas - Deluxe Edition [1966]
  • Ghost Ship [2002]
  • Kurt Cobain: About a Son [2006]
  • Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein [1994]
  • The National Parks: America’s Best Idea [2009]
  • The Number 23 [2007]
  • Red Dwarf: Back to Earth [2009]
  • Romantic Comedy 3 Pack: There’s Something About Mary [] / What Happens in Vegas [] / The Girl Next Door []
  • Sci-Fi 3 Pack: Jumper [] / Independence Day [] / I, Robot []
  • Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory [1971]
  • Wolf [1994]
  • Wolf [1994]/ Dracula []/ Frankenstein Trilogy []
  • Year One [2009]

CDs

  • Afro Classics - Classic Rock
  • Apathy - Wanna Snuggle?
  • Arch Enemy - The Root of All Evil
  • BK-One with Benzilla - Rádio do Canibal
    • Featuring Slug, Brother Ali, Raekwon, The Grouch, Blueprint, Murs, and others over Brazilian funk-inspired hip-hop beats
  • Horse the Band - Desperate Living
  • Joe Perry - Have Guitar, Will Travel

NDS

  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Republic Heroes

PS3

  • Demon’s Souls – $59.99
  • Demon’s Souls (Deluxe Edition) – $69.99
    • includes an exclusive 160-page strategy guide and a “beautiful embossed slipcase with foil accents”.
  • NBA 2K10
  • NBA 2K10 (Anniversary Edition)
    • packaged in a specially designed 2K Sports locker configured for game storage, and include exclusive items.
  • NBA Live 10
  • Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising
  • Saw: The Videogame
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Republic Heroes

October 13

Blu-ray

  • Fox Searchlight Collection Vol. 1: Juno []/ Slumdog Millionaire [] / The Wrestler []
  • Fox Searchlight Collection Vol. 2: Little Miss Sunshine []/ Sideways []/ Antwone Fisher []
  • Fox Searchlight Collection Vol. 3: Napoleon Dynamite []/ Super Troopers []/ Miss March []
  • Fox Searchlight Collection Vol. 4: 28 Days Later []/ Sunshine []/ Night Watch []
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas [2000]
  • Land of the Lost [2009]
  • Natural Born Killers - Director’s Cut [1994]
  • South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut [1999]

CDs

  • Gojira - Terra Incognita (reissue)
  • Jern Eye (Lunar Heights) – Vision
    • Features Mistah F.A.B., Zion I, Guilty Simpson, Planet Asia, Rasco, and others with production by Jake One and others.
  • King Diamond - The Graveyard (reissue)
  • King Diamond - The Spider’s Lullaby (reissue)
  • Mac Lethal - Love Potion 5
  • Moka Only (as Ron Contour) – The Summer of Ron
  • People Under the Stairs - Carried Away
  • R. A. The Rugged Man - Legendary Classics vol. 1 CD+DVD
    • featuring J-Live, Jedi Mind Tricks, Havoc, The Notorious BIG, Kool G Rap, Big John, and others
  • The Roots - How I Got Over

NDS

  • Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky – Oct. 12
  • Where the Wild Things Are

PS3

  • Brütal Legend
  • Critter Crunch - Oct. 8, $6.99 on PSN
  • Fallout 3 (Game of the Year Edition)
    • includes five DLC packs: The Pitt, Operation: Anchorage, Broken Steel, Point Lookout and Mothership Zeta.
  • Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
  • Way of the Samurai 3
  • Where the Wild Things Are

October 20

Blu-ray

  • Blood: The Last Vampire [2009]
  • Easy Rider [1969]
  • Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen [2009]
  • Waterworld [1995]

CDs

  • Flight of the Conchords - I Told You I Was Freaky
  • Fu Manchu - Signs of Infinite Power
  • Rammstein - Liebe ist für alle da
  • Royce Da 5’9″ - Street Hop
  • Themselves - CrownsDown

NDS

  • FIFA Soccer 10
  • Hero’s Saga: Laevatein Tactics – Oct. 15
  • Jam Sessions 2
  • Nostalgia
  • WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2010

PS3

  • FIFA Soccer 10
  • WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2010

October 27

Blu-ray

  • Ice Age Triple Pack: Ice Age / The Meltdown / Dawn of the Dinosaurs
  • Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs [2009]
  • Night of the Creeps - Director’s Cut [1986]
  • Steve Vai: Where the Wild Things Are
  • The Prisoner: Complete Series [1968]

CDs

  • Bassnectar - Cozza Frenzy
    • features Zumbi (of Zion I) and others
  • Between the Buried and Me - The Great Misdirect
  • DOOM (MF Doom) – Unexpected Guest
    • features De La Soul, Jake One, Talib Kweli, Dilla, Ghostface, Vast Aire, Masta Killa, Inspectah Deck, GZA, and others
  • J Dilla (Jay Dee) – Dillanthology 3
    • features Jaylib, Madlib, Guilty Simpson, Black Thought, Common, and others
  • Kool Keith, Denis Deft, Yeti Beats - Bikinis & Thongs
  • The Red Chord - Fed through the Teeth Machine
  • Snowgoons - The Trojan Horse
    • features La Coka Nostra (Everlast, Danny Boy, Ill Bill, Slaine), Dilated Peoples, Defari, Termanology, Skyzoo, Outerspace, Krumb Snatcha, Buckshot (of Black Moon), Sabac Red (Non Phixion), El Da Sensai, Kaze, Virtuoso, Edo G, and others
  • Swollen Members - Armed to the Teeth
    • prequel to Beautiful Death Machine
  • Tech N9ne - K.O.D.
  • Weezer - Raditude
  • Wolfmother - Cosmic Egg

NDS

  • 100 All-Time Favorites
  • Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes

PS3

  • Alpha Protocol
  • Borderlands – Oct. 26
  • DJ Hero
  • DJ Hero (Renegade Edition)
  • includes a premium Renegade turntable controller boasting a custom black finish and premium metal controls, custom hardshell carrying case that converts into a DJ stand, and a 2-CD pack featuring previously unreleased tracks from Jay-Z and Eminem.
  • Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crack in Time – $59.99
    • preorder bonuses:
    • Amazon: Bolt Package (Box Basher, Bolt Magnetizer, and 5,000 bolts)
    • Best Buy???: Power Package (exclusive weapon skin for one of Ratchet’s weapons, start the game with extra hit points, Cryo Mine Glove) “This pre-order program goes into effect over the next few weeks.
    • Game Crazy: Space Package (exclusive hotrod skin for Ratchet’s ship, 5,000 bolts, and an exclusive Ratchet & Clank PlayStation Home avatar skin)
    • GameStop: Discovery Package (Insomniac Moon level that resembles the layout of the Insomniac Games’ offices that contains extra content that didn’t quite make it into the game)
  • Rogue Warrior
  • Tekken 6

June 2009 Releases

June 2, 2009

Blu-ray

  • Air Force One [1997]
  • Bruce Almighty [2003]
  • Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children [2005]
  • Fletch [1985]
  • Glory [1989]
  • Inside Man [2006]
  • Neil Young : Archives Volume One (1963-1972) [2008]
  • Out of Time [2003]
  • Road House [1989]

CDs

  • AmorphisSkyforger – May 29
  • AZLegendary
  • J Dilla (Jay Dee) – Jay Stay Paid

PS3

  • Final Fantasy VII PSN – trailer

June 9, 2009

Blu-ray

  • Fatal Attraction [1987]
  • Indecent Proposal [1993]
  • Predator 2 [1990]
  • Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace & Music – 40th Anniversary Ultimate Collectors Edition w/ Amazon-exclusive bonus disc [1970]

CDs

  • Anti-Flag – People or the Gun
  • ChickenfootChickenfoot (Best Buy) – June 7
    • Sammy Hagar & Michael Anthony of Van Halen, Joe Satriani, and Chad Smith of RHCP
  • DJ Quik & KuruptBlaQKout
  • Moka OnlyCarrots & Eggs
  • Mos DefThe Ecstatic

PS3

June 16, 2009

Blu-ray

  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb [1964]
  • Friday The 13th - Killer Cut [2009]
  • Friday the 13th Part 2 [1981]
  • Friday the 13th Part 3 - 3-D [1982]
  • Ghostbusters [1984]
  • Kickboxer - Uncut [1989]
  • Sling Blade [1996]
  • Spaceballs [1987]
  • Sword of the Stranger [2007]

CDs

  • Street Sweeper SocialClub - Street Sweeper SocialClub
    • Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine & Audioslave) and Boots Riley (The Coup)

PS3

June 23, 2009

CDs

  • Chali 2naFish Outta Water
    • features  Talib Kweli, eLZhi of Slum Village, and others
  • DJ JS-1No Sellout
    • Includes MP3 disc dirty, clean, instrumental, and acapella versions of all tracks
    • features Rahzel, KRS One, Canibus, Chino XL, Brother Ali, Aesop Rock, C-Rayz Walz, Vast Aire, Pharoahe Monch, Copywrite, Punchline, Ill Bill, Vinnie Paz, Edo G, C-Rayz Walz, Akrobatik, J-Live, Pack FM, Wordsworth, Rahzel, Rakaa Iriscience, C-Rayz Walz, Krondon, Q-Unique, Ultramagnetic MCs, Canibus, and others
  • Dream TheaterBlack Clouds & Silver Linings
  • Jedi Mind Tricks - Greatest Features
    • features Vinnie Paz, Esoteric, Guilty Simpson, Outerspace, Mr. Lif, Canibus, Apathy, Ill Bill, 7L & Esoteric, Supernatural, Q-Unique, and others
  • Soul Assassins (DJ Muggs) – Intermission
    • features Alchemist, La Coka Nostra, Necro, Self Scientific, Outerspace, Rza, Planet Asia, B-Real, Prodigy, Krondon, Xzibit
  • U-GodDopium
    • features Ghostface Killah, Cappadonna, Killah Priest, GZA, Raekwon, Method Man, and others
  • VoivodInfini
  • Dillanthology 2
    • J Dilla’s remixes of songs by De La Soul, The Pharcyde, Masta Ace, Slum Village, Busta Rhymes, and others
    • featuring Mos Def and others

PS3

June 30, 2009

CDs

  • AZI Am Legend
  • Main Flow - Return of the Castle

    • features Chali 2na, The Grouch, Planet Asia, and more.
  • Obituary - Darkest Day
  • Sleep (of Oldominion) – Hesitation Wounds
    • features Del the Funky Homosapien, Grayskul
  • Tash (Tha Alkaholiks) – Control Freek
    • features E-Swift,  Del The Funky Homosapien,  B-Real,  J-Ro, and others
  • Wu-Tang Clan – Chamber Music
    • Wu with Masta Ace, AZ, Havoc, Kool G Rap, and others
  • Wu-Tang Clan – Playlist: The Very Best Of

PS3

April 2009 Releases

New Blu-ray, CD, DVD, NDS, and PS3 releases for the month of April that seem interesting to me for one or more reasons. If something is too special to come out on a Tuesday like everything else, it’s under the following Tuesday.

April 07, 2009

Blu-ray

  • Above the Law [1988]
  • American History X [1998]
  • John Q [2002]
  • No Country for Old Men: Collector’s Edition [2007]
  • Tango & Cash [1989]
  • The Wedding Singer [1998]

CDs

  • Mobb DeepThe Safe is Cracked

PS3

  • The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athenaprofile
  • The Godfather IIprofile

April 14, 2009

Blu-ray

  • Rounders: 10th Anniversary Edition [1998]
  • Strange Wilderness [2008]
  • Universal Soldier: The Return [1999]

CDs

  • Prefuse 73Everything She Touched Turned Ampexian
  • Think Differently Music: Wu-Tang Meets the Indie Culture Instrumentals

Nintendo DS

PS3

April 21, 2009

Blu-ray

  • Blu-ray Cult Classic Bundle - Amazon.com exclusive
    • Edward Scissorhands [1990]
    • Donnie Darko [2001]
    • The Boondock Saints [1999]
  • Hellraiser [1987]
  • Sin City: Unrated, Recut & Extended [2005]
  • X-Men [2000]
  • X-Men Trilogy
    • X-Men [2000]
    • X2: X-Men United [2003]
    • X3: The Last Stand [2006]
  • X2: X-Men United [2003]
  • X3: The Last Stand [2006]

CDs

  • Abstract RudeRejuvenation
  • BicassoRebel Musiq EP
  • Black Label SocietySkullage CD/DVD compilation
  • ChimairaThe Infection
  • DaathThe Concealers
    • I preordered mine here for $14 after shipping. Supposed to be autographed. We’ll see.
    • 04/20: Yep, autographed and arrived early. It fucking rocks. Fuck yeah!
  • The Grouch & ElighSay G&E!
  • Jane’s AddictionA Cabinet of Curiosities b-sides collection
  • Lacuna CoilShallow Life
  • Mr. LifI Heard It Today
  • Seventh Void (Kenny Hickey & Johnny Kelly of Type O Negative; Matt Brown of Uranium 235, Supermassiv; and Hank Hell of Inhuman)- Heaven is Gone

Nintendo DS

  • 101-in-1 Explosive Megamixprofile

PS3

  • Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2profile

April 28, 2009

Blu-ray

  • The Da Vinci Code: Extended Cut [2006]
  • JCVD [2008]

CDs

  • Heaven and Hell (Dio Sabbath)- The Devil You Know
  • Method Man & Redman – Blackout 2
  • Tech N9neSickology 101

Nintendo DS

  • Elite Forces: Unit 77profile
  • Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Endless Frontierprofile

March 2009 Releases

New Blu-ray, CD, DVD, NDS, and PS3 releases for the month of March that seem interesting to me for one or more reasons. If something is too special to come out on a Tuesday like everything else, it’s under the following Tuesday.

March 3, 2009

Blu-ray

  • The Silence of the Lambs [1991]

CDs

  • Grandmaster FlashThe Bridge
    • Features Q-Tip, KRS-One, Busta Rhymes, Snoop Dogg, Supernatural, Big Daddy Kane, and others.

Nintendo DS

PS3

March 10, 2009

Blu-ray

  • Batman: The Motion Picture Anthology
    • Batman [1989]
    • Batman Returns [1992]
    • Batman Forever [1995]
    • Batman & Robin [1997]
  • Primal Fear: Special Edition [1996]

CDs

  • Afro Classics (Scarub & Very) – The Classic EP
  • Brother AliThe Truth Is Here
  • Eligh and Jo WilkinsonOn Sacred Ground: Mother and Son
    • Eligh and his folk singer mom. Features The Grouch, Slug, and others.
  • J-Ro (Tha Alkaholiks) – Rare Earth B-Boy Funk Vol. 2
    • Features Method Man, Keith Murray, and others.
  • The Number Twelve Looks Like YouWorse Than Alone

Nintendo DS

March 17, 2009

Blu-ray

  • Clear and Present Danger [1994] / The Hunt for Red October [1990]
  • Hustle & Flow [2005] / Black Snake Moan [2007]
  • The Princess Bride [1987]
  • This is Spinal Tap [1984]

CDs

  • 7th Veil (Kool Keith & H Bomb) – Stoned
    • Features Ike Turner, Snoop Dogg, Kurupt, Silkk the Shocker, Ice-T, Rosco, Jewel, Flava Flav, and Rick James (bitch!)
  • GZA – Pro Tools Instrumentals
  • Static-XCult of Static

Nintendo DS

PS3

  • Resident Evil 5 – Mar. 13 – videos, screenshots
  • Resident Evil 5 Collectors Edition- Mar. 13
    • Extras?

March 24, 2009

Blu-ray

  • Goldfinger [1964]
  • James Bond Blu-ray Collection: Volume 3
    • Goldfinger [1964]
    • Moonraker [1979]
    • The World is Not Enough [1999]
  • Moonraker [1979]
  • Never Say Never Again [1983]
  • Quantum of Solace [2008]
  • The World is Not Enough [1999]

CDs

  • Busta RhymesBack On My B.S.
    • Features Linkin Park, Jamie Foxx, Common, Ludacris, and others.
  • GuruGuru 8.0: Lost & Found
  • MastodonCrack the Skye
  • MF DoomBorn Like This
    • Features Ghostface and Raekwon, with production by J Dilla and Dangermouse.
  • Type O NegativeSlow, Deep and Hard remastered with expanded booklet

Nintendo DS

  • Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templar (Director’s Cut)
  • Lux-Painscreenshots
  • Pokemon Platinum Version – Mar. 22 – screenshots

PS3

March 31, 2009

Blu-ray

  • Chronicles of Riddick & Pitch Black 2-pack
  • The Chronicles of Riddick: Unrated Director’s Cut [2004]
  • The Matrix: 10th Anniversary Edition [1999]
  • Pitch Black: Unrated Director’s Cut [2000]

CDs

  • Big BusinessMind the Drift
  • J-LiveThe Best Part 2-CD reissue
  • Queensrÿche - American Soldier

Nintendo DS

PS3

  • Guitar Hero: Metallica – Mar. 29 – videos, screenshots
    • All songs unlocked from the start for Quick Play, Expert+ mode allows a second bass drum pedal.
    • Metallica songs:
      • All Nightmare Long
      • Battery
      • Creeping Death
      • Disposable Heroes
      • Dyers Eve
      • Enter Sandman
      • Fade To Black
      • Fight Fire With Fire
      • For Whom The Bell Tolls
      • Frantic
      • Fuel
      • Hit The Lights
      • King Nothing
      • Master of Puppets
      • Mercyful Fate (Medley)
      • No Leaf Clover
      • Nothing Else Matters
      • One
      • Orion
      • Sad But True
      • Seek And Destroy
      • The Memory Remains
      • The Shortest Straw
      • The Thing That Should Not Be
      • The Unforgiven
      • Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
      • Wherever I May Roam
      • Whiplash
    • Bob Seger – Turn The Page
    • Corrosion of Conformity – Albatross
    • Diamond Head – Am I Evil?
    • Foo Fighters – Stacked Actors
    • Judas Priest – Hell Bent For Leather
    • Kyuss – Demon Cleaner
    • Lynyrd Skynyrd – Tuesdays Gone
    • Machine Head – Beautiful Mourning
    • Mastodon – Blood And Thunder
    • Mercyful Fate – Evil
    • Michael Schenker Group – Armed and Ready
    • Motorhead – Ace of Spades
    • Queen – Stone Cold Crazy
    • Samhain – Mother of Mercy
    • Slayer – War Ensemble
    • Social Distortion – Mommy’s Little Monster
    • Suicidal Tendencies – War Inside My Head
    • System of a Down – Toxicity
    • The Sword – Black River
    • Thin Lizzy – The Boys Are Back in Town

April 2008 CD Releases

April 1, 2008

Anti-FlagThe Bright Lights of America

  • Not bad, definitely better than their last few albums.

SevendustChapter VII: Hope and Sorrow

  • Hope: most of the verses/riffs are heavier than usual; Sorrow: the choruses are so singy/pussy.

The Sword – Gods of the Earth

  • Badass; sounds like their first album but with more thrash.

April 8, 2008

The GrouchShow You the World
Living LegendsThe Gathering EP

  • They’re both pretty dope. I was beginning to wonder if the Legends were starting to fall off. As EvWu2 says, “Classic is not a classic album.”
  • If you preorder them from Access Hip Hop (I already have), you get a poster and a Drop Card for download of Legendary Music Vol. 2 EP. The posters will be different, however, I suspect the EP downloads will be the same songs, which is kind of lame.

Nine Inch NailsGhosts I-IV

  • It was pretty bizarre with a touch of Trent. Might put you to sleep though.

Lmno & Kev BrownSelective Hearing

  • I listened to it. It wasn’t bad as far as I can remember.

April 15, 2008

Children of BodomBlooddrunk

  • 04/24: I listened to it this evening. It’s pretty good.

OpethStill Life

  • This the third re-release of the 1999 album and contains new album artwork, and two discs including stereo and 5.1 remastered versions of the album and a live video of “Face of Melinda”. It’s a pretty good album.

RushSnakes & Arrows Live
Soilent GreenInevitable Collapse in the Presence of Conviction

  • I have yet to check either of them out yet.

And, it’s fucking tax day. Fuck the IRS. If you’re legally married for only the first 10 months of a year, you still have to pay taxes as if you were single all year.

FUCK THE IRS.

April 22, 2008

AtmosphereWhen Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint that Shit Gold

  • Got it today at the gettin place. Listened to it twice. I like it, though not nearly as much as any of their previous offerings.
  • 04/22: I preordered the deluxe edition from Amazon and it only ended up being $9.99. Nice!
  • 04/23: I actually checked my mail today and it was in there. The DVD that comes with the deluxe edition is sick. It’s just a live show but it’s with a band and it’s badass. The more I listen to the album the more I like it.

Prodigy (of Mobb Deep) – H.N.I.C. Pt. 2

  • Listened to the original H.N.I.C. (Head Nigga In Charge) back when I was still in college. It was pretty good. I’ll have to check this one out.
  • 04/22: Listened to this yesterday. Reminds me of some old Mobb Deep. It’s pretty hard.

Lyrics BornEverywhere At Once

  • I haven’t checked this on out yet. Some guys at work were praising Lyrics Born so I need to check it out.
  • 04/29: Lahna bought it on Sunday. What I heard of it was good.

April 29, 2008

9th Wonder & BuckshotThe Formula

  • The production is amazing and it’s pretty good lyrically. I’ll have to pick this one up.

The RootsRising Down

  • I’m not a big fan of the Roots but I checked this one out. It’s pretty good. Has some bangin-ass beats on a lot of the tracks. I’ll give it a few more listens before I decide if I want to buy it or not.

TestamentThe Formation of Damnation

  • Their first studio album in 8 years. It’s a pretty badass album. Need to grab this one. Got it

PortisheadThird

  • I’m not a big fan of Portishead either, but I have liked some of their stuff I’ve heard so I checked this one out too. It wasn’t bad, it was really weird. Some of it was really good, some was just plain bizarre.