1. TOUCHING THE VOID
Oscar winner Kevin Macdonald’s astonishing new docudrama tells the harrowing story of an Andes adventure gone terribly wrong.
2. BEST WEEK EVER
VH1’s campy I Love the ’80s-esque show presents very recent events as history: instant nostalgia for a short-attention-span generation.
3. JABARI ON ‘COLLEGE HILL’
His dreadlocks may be cool, but that’s all this computer-loving nerd (who’s hooked on Dance Dance Revolution) has going for him on BET’s campus-based reality show.
4. BOWS AND ARROWS, THE WALKMEN
No sophomore jinx here: The New York band’s second CD is a lush, diverse, dynamic hunk of retro rock.
5. MICHAEL J. FOX ON ‘SCRUBS’
One of our all-time favorite comedy actors returns to the small screen for a two-episode stint on one of our all-time favorite shows. Is it our birthday or something?
6. BOOTY FOOD, by Jacqui Malouf
No, it’s not about what Beyonce consumed after taking home all those Grammys. Rather, Food Network star Malouf’s tasty tome is a Valentine’s Day-ready ode to appetizing aphrodisiacs.
7. GOODBYE, BABYLON, VARIOUS ARTISTS
The tiny Dust-to-Digital label has artfully packaged this six-CD set of 135 old Southern spirituals. Amen!
Siddiq Barmak’s eye-opening drama — the first movie made in Afghanistan since the Taliban fell — traces one girl’s horrors under that oppressive regime.
9. AIRBORNE ADS
The low-rent cold-remedy spots find Brady Bunch-er Barry Williams as a germophobe repelled by other ex-TV stars who sneeze (just like Jan after she got a whiff of Tiger’s flea powder).
10. LOST IN SPACE: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON
There’s not much in the way of extras — ”Oh, the pain…” — but this DVD set captures the early adventures of Space Family Robinson.