The Must List: March 17, 2006
1. ‘BATTLESTAR GALACTICA’
Sci Fi’s intergalactic saga is about to wrap its second season? Already? What’s gonna happen to Boomer’s half-Cylon baby?? Review >
2. ‘16 BLOCKS’
Okay, so we might not want to see Bruce in Die Hard 4, but we sure love his turn as a soused cop (and Mos Def’s as a hunted hood) in Richard Donner’s latest. Review >
4. ”CONTROL MYSELF,” LL COOL J (FEATURING J. LO)
A thrilling dance-floor hit with a killer beat that’ll keep you shakin’ all night long.
5. ‘THE CUTTING EDGE’
The Olympic flame has been extinguished, but not our love for this hockey goonmeetsice princess film, on a special-edition DVD. Review >
6. ‘WILD SEED,’ BY OCTAVIA E. BUTLER
A pair of immortals clash in this hypnotic tale of slavery, sexism, and power. This groundbreaking 1980 novel — and genre classic — cemented the status of a science-fiction great who sadly passed away last month.
Too crude and lewd for 1999 — even for Fox — the complete run of Jay Mohr’s titillating Tinseltown series finally finds a home on DVD.
8. VW TV SPOTS
Crack character thesp Peter Stormare lays down the pain as a ”Vee-Dub” auto engineer pimping the company’s new rides.
9. ‘LADY AND THE TRAMP’
It doesn’t really seem like 350 years since Disney combined pasta and puppy love, but then, you’re not a dog. A cartoon classic on a best-in-show DVD. Review >
10. ‘DAVE CHAPPELLE’S BLOCK PARTY’
He’s back! In this roof-rattling documentary, director Michel Gondry chronicles the comic’s attempt to organize an urban Woodstock Review >