The Must List: November 11, 2005
1. ‘THE WIZARD OF OZ’
There’s no place like home…to watch every minute of this beyond-lavish three-disc collection that celebrates the original road movie. Review >
2. ‘THE COLBERT REPORT’
He’s unctuous, fatuous, and pretentious — a typical TV pundit. The Daily Show vet captures the hair-sprayed vapidity of those who grin and spin. Q&A >
3. THE SPORTS FAN VOODOO KIT
Includes a doll, a set of pins, and a 64-page booklet. We have to ask: Was it Chicago’s pitching — or were White Sox fans using that old black magic?
4. DIANE REEVES
She supplies the lush jazz vocals in Good Night, and Good Luck — and can be seen in the Billie Holiday tribute show Billie & Me.
5. ‘THE LEGEND OF JOHNNY CASH’
If Walk the Line makes you want to listen to more of the Man in Black (and it will), start with this swell career-spanning CD.
6. ‘THE LINE OF BEAUTY,’ BY ALAN HOLLINGHURST
Now in paperback: the Booker Prize-winning novel that uses the experiences of a young gay man to explore the bitter hypocrisy and frantic excess of Thatcher-era England. Review >
7. ‘I BELIEVE TO MY SOUL’
Listen to it because Ann Peebles will remind you why it’s called ”soul” music. Buy it because a portion of the proceeds goes to Katrina recovery.
8. ‘HART TO HART’
We loved this ’80s series for its gritty, realistic portrayal of a millionaire crime-busting couple. Season 1 is now on DVD. Q&A >
9. ‘THE WARRIORS’
Based on the 1979 cult-fave movie, Rockstar’s street-brawling videogame is chock-full of bone-crunching goodness.
10. ‘PARADISE NOW’
Palestinian director Hany Abu-Assad’s riveting indie thriller asks us to consider what turns normal young men into suicide bombers. Review >