We had to skip the Joystiq Box Office last week, due to the fact that Comic-Con took over this particular writer's duties (if interested, you can see some of what went on both here and over on Cinematical). Luckily, a lot of good stuff has come out in the meantime, and we're back!
Recommendation of the Week:
Read for the full list on a system-by-system basis just after the break. As usual, we'll see you at the popcorn st ... well, actually we won't see you at all. But you catch our drift. Plus, be sure to tell us what you'll be watching, or what you've seen recently that bowled you over.
Xbox Live Video Marketplace
The Limey (240 to rent, SD only)
How awesome is Terence Stamp? He's gone up against Superman in Superman II, worn drag in The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, outperformed Tom Cruise in Valkyrie, and provided the voice of Mankar Camoran in The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. So give him a spin in The Limey, Steven Soderbergh's revenge-noir movie set in Los Angeles, where he gets to kick a lot of ass.
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Yonkers Joe (PC or Xbox Live, subscription required: starts at $4.99 per month)
I'm not sure why movies about con men are so appealing, but Yonkers Joe is on par with a long line of movies like The Grifters, The Spanish Prisoner, and House of Games. Chazz Palminteri plays a bottom-feeding con artist who rigs dice games, and dreams of going bigtime one day in Vegas. It's a great summer distraction flick, if you can ignore the saccharin sweet ending that feels a bit tacked on, and it'll have you trying to back-palm dice for weeks.
All The President's Men ($4.50 HD or $2.99 SD to rent, $9.99 to own SD)
A boatload of new content was recently added to the PlayStation Store, including a new Fast & Furious collection, but we're going old-school with this one. All The President's Men is one of the best political movies ever made, features a young Dustin Hoffman and a young Robert Redford, and teaches more history about Watergate than a college semester. It also teaches you a lot about journalism, and is highly recommended.
Battlestar Galactica: The Complete Series ($349.98 SRP
If you've been waiting to get into the Sci-Fi Channel's reboot of Battlestar Galactica, you don't really have a reason to wait any longer. The entire series, plus the TV movie Razor, are all now available in one huge package, complete with a Cylon Centurion action figure. It's loaded with extras, looks gorgeous in HD, and is something no Battlestar enthusiast should be without. The only thing that could make this set more perfect would be if it included the Battlestar Galactica: The Plan TV movie that's due out on Blu-ray on October 27th.
What will you be watching?
- Key specs
- Game format Optical disc, Downloadable
- Online features Multiplayer, Voice chat, Video chat, Store
- Drive capacity 4 GB
- Controller type Wired, Wireless
- Motion controls Camera / optical
- Video outputs Component, HDMI (v1.4)
- Weight 10.9 lb
- Released 2010-08-03
Sony PlayStation 3 (late 2012)
Sony PlayStation Portable PSP-2000
Microsoft Xbox One