Album: AC/DC’s Black Ice
Lead guitarist Angus Young and his crew of music-makers are back in black…ice. Serving up their first record since their 2000 Stiff Upper Lip and their fifteenth studio album, the legendary rockers return with another helping of rock and roll. In fact, “Rock ‘N Roll” appears in three of the song titles on the album. Although they may not be the most relevant band anymore, AC/DC can still make some fun tunes. Black Ice was released on Oct. 18 and is now available exclusively at Wal-Mart.
TV: Chocolate News
Comedy Central is well known for its hilarious, politically-incorrect and insightful news programs The Daily Show and The Colbert Report. Jon Stewart’s team of smartly satirical correspondents has kept viewers informed on what’s important. Stephen Colbert’s gravitas and truthiness have been keeping Americans free and safe from bears.
Hopefully, a new team member can soon be accepted to this cast of clowns. David Alan Grier, comedian and former cast member of the sketch comedy In Living Color, is now the host of Chocolate News, a parody-news show that tackles a variety of pop-culture topics. Based on Comedy Central’s track record when it comes to news shows, Grier’s program should garner some guffaws. Chocolate News premiered Oct. 15 and airs Wednesdays at 10:30 p.m.
DVD: The Incredible Hulk
Everyone’s favorite summer superhero movie is finally on DVD! No, not The Dark Knight. No, Iron Man is already on DVD. Your other favorite. The Incredible Hulk may have been overshadowed by Christian Bale and Robert Downey Jr., but those who saw Edward Norton as the mean, green fighting machine were impressed at just how fun the movie was…especially in comparison to the original. This past Tuesday, The Incredible Hulk was released on DVD in both standard definition and Blu-Ray, so now you can watch the big guy in the comfort of your own home if you missed him in theaters.
Video Game: Far Cry 2
It’s been over four years since Ubisoft released the original Far Cry for the PC. Far Cry put gamers into the role of Jack Carver, a man who is unexpectedly thrown into a fight for survival when he is pursued by military forces on a tropical island. Praised for its beautiful graphics and smart artificial intelligence, Far Cry has become a hit among critics and gamers alike. Now Far Cry is out of the jungle and has been found in the African Sahara. The new game features sandbox-style gameplay, allowing players free roam of the large environment. The game also boasts more impressive artificial intelligence as well as new environmental effects. If the new iteration is as good as its predecessor, gamers have another classic first-person shooter on their hands. If not, you can always play BioShock again. Far Cry 2 is now available on PC, Xbox 360, and PS3.
Website: Wolfgang’s Vault
Wouldn’t it be great if you could suddenly access the entirety of many classic bands’ live performances from years past? Wouldn’t it be even greater if it was all free for your taking? Well you can, and it is! Wolfgang’s Vault is a website that has compiled live performances from bands including the Beach Boys, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin and The Rolling Stones that visitors can stream directly from the site. And it’s all for free. The site also features posters and apparel featuring your favorite artists that are available for purchase. Listen to your favorite bands at www.wolfgangsvault.com.
Movie: Saw V
Sporting the tagline “You Won’t Believe How It Ends,” this might actually be the final entry in the annual Saw horror series. Though most people probably thought the series should have ended years ago, it has actually survived to make a fifth installment. By this point, the story may have lost its excitement, and the twists might be even more unbelievable, but there is sure to be plenty of terrifying traps and gross-out gore for all of you Saw fans. But if torture movies aren’t your thing, there is always another horror film being released to quench that thirst for thrills; High School Musical 3: Senior Year. Both flicks open everywhere today.