The Must List: March 31, 2006
1. ‘GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK’
Thank David Strathairn for smoking as Edward R. Murrow in this timely McCarthy-era stunner, now on DVD. Review >
2. ‘PLANET OF THE APES’
Call it gorilla marketing: You’ll go bananas for the ape-head packaging in this Ultimate DVD Collection of all the classic films/TV shows/’toons. Review >
3. HARRY DEAN STANTON IN ‘BIG LOVE’
From cult actor to cult leader, the indie vet exudes cool menace as Bill Paxton’s nemesis in HBO’s boundary-pushing polygamy drama.
4. Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ ‘GOLD LION’ video
A gold-robed Karen O sets the desert night ablaze in this compelling clip. (See it here)
5. ‘THE LOOP’
Fox’s spry Windy City comedy soars thanks to Mimi Rogers’ droll sexiness and Philip Baker Hall’s splenetic turn as an embattled airline boss.
6. ‘STITCH ‘N BITCH CROCHET: THE HAPPY HOOKER,’ by Debbie Stoller
A seamless treat for madames and misters alike, this nifty new guide in the best-selling series lets home couturiers crochet their way to funky chic, with needles ‘n puns galore.
7. P.G. WODEHOUSE
Ask Jeeves to procure Overlook Press’ handsome set of hardbound yarns from this peerless Brit wit and unrivaled master of the comedy of manors.
8. JACK BLACK
The tenacious delinquent opens the school of blog with video podcasts from the set of his upcoming film Nacho Libre. (See it here)
9. ‘A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE’
DVD extras shed light on this pitch-black thriller about a small-town hero with a horrific secret. More >
10. THANK YOU FOR SMOKING
Impish and impiously irresistible, cinema bad boy Aaron Eckhart smolders anew as a tobacco lobbyist in this PC satire. More >