The Must List: June 23, 2006
The latest animated gem to roll off the Pixar assembly line is built for speed and performance — easily transporting a family of six while getting 100 smiles per gallon. Review >
2. ‘MOMMIE DEAREST’
On DVD: Faye Dunaway playing the mother of all mothers. Add an audio commentary track by John Waters and you have our kind of summer camp.
3. ‘ICE CREAM,’ BY MARILYN POWELL’
We found cold comfort in this triple-scoop tome exploring the history, science, and romance of our favorite frozen treat.
4. SEBASTIAN BACH IN ‘SUPERGROUP’
VH1’s build-a-band reality series is a showcase for big talents — and bigger egos. Especially in the ex-Skid Row frontman’s puzzlingly bizarre (and hilariously unjustified) divalike behavior.
5. LEADING LADIES
From Hayworth to Hepburn, from Gilda to Camille, TCM offers a monthlong celebration of the silver screen’s smartest and sexiest sirens.
6. ‘DAZED AND CONFUSED’
Hey, bro: Check out the new DVD of my awesome 1993 movie that, like, has a stash of killer extras.
7. ‘THE BIG BANG,’ BUSTA RHYMES
With help from Timbaland, Dr. Dre, and will.i.am, Rhymes’ first album in more than three years offers lotsa smooth swagger — and lotsa Bang for your buck. Review>
8. ‘THE HEART OF THE GAME’
It may sound like a sappy sports drama, but this documentary — following a high school girls’ hoops team and its gifted but troubled star — is poignant and unforgettable. Plus, Ludacris narrates! Review>
9. LILY ALLEN
She doesn’t have an album (yet), but you can get a taste of this 21-year-old Brit’s irresistible rap- and reggae-infused pop at myspace.com/lilymusic
10. ‘THE SEARCHERS’
On DVD: John Wayne and director John Ford are at their sublime and complex best in a Western many consider the greatest of all time.