There Will Be Blood tops this week's pop culture picks
TOP PICK – There Will Be Blood: 2-Disc Collector's Edition (Paramount)
Paul Thomas Anderson's sprawling epic about a turn-of-the-century tycoon—played by a tightly wound Daniel Day Lewis—who likes oil, booze, and milkshakes was one of last year's best movies. This two-DVD set piles on the extras (leftovers, behind-the-scenes features, and a silent film about the oil biz), making it one of this year's best DVDs.
DVD – The BBC Natural History Collection Featuring Planet Earth (BBC)
Just in time for Earth Day on Tuesday, this mammoth 17-disc box set compiles four award-winning documentaries, including The Blue Planet and The Life of Mammals. The centerpiece, spotlighted in the collection's title, is the mind-blowing Planet Earth, a look at our world from the perspective of the various creatures, big and small, who live here. A bunch of extras round out this massive and winning box.
VIDEO GAME – Bully: Scholarship Edition (Rockstar)
Now available for the Xbox 360 and Wii, this video-game hit set in a New England boarding school combines laughs and beatdowns, as players relive their painful high-school years. Along the way, they receive wedgies, chat with girls, and dissect frogs. This expanded, next-gen version includes eight new missions, four new classes, and cool two-player mini-games.
CD – Kelis: The Hits (Jive/Star Trak/Legacy)
Nas's wifey is best known for the boobalicious "Milkshake." But this 14-song compilation shows her to be the weirdest R&B female singer this side of Macy Gray. Her first single, "Caught Out There," featured a literally screaming chorus of "I hate you so much right now!" Her duet with Ol' Dirty Bastard, "Got Your Money," may or may not be about getting paid. And 2006's "Bossy" should've been a bigger hit.
VIDEO GAME – Turning Point: Fall of Liberty (Codemasters)
The premise is chilling: What if Winston Churchill died in 1931 and wasn't around to spark the Allied forces against the Nazis? Flash-forward to 1953, when the Germans prepare to invade the U.S. This shooter (for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC) plays a lot like other WWII games, but the setting—we can't think of any other war game that takes place on American soil—gives it a fresh spin.
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