The Must List: November 10, 2006
1. ‘TIM BURTON’S THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS IN 3-D’
Head to the multiplex this holiday season, grab a pair of special specs, and add a new dimension to your appreciation of the offbeat auteur’s stop-motion fantasy. Review >
2. BEN TAKES A PHOTO…
A tonic to the cuteness of YouTube’s many ”I’ll take a picture of myself every day for a year” clips. (www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7dnGo_2tZA)
3. ‘ILF AND PETROV’S AMERICAN ROAD TRIP’
In 1935, two Soviet writers embarked on a Borat-like tour of the U.S. Relive their strange journey in this delightful book.
4. ‘THE BLACK PARADE,’ MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE
The former emo lords stop sulking and start taking cues from Queen, Pink Floyd, and Cabareton their exhilaratingly extroverted third CD. Review >
The new Martinis & Medicine Collection includes all 11 seasons of the beloved series, the 1970 movie, and two discs of bonus material. We’ll drink to that.
On DVD: the first two seasons of a hard-hitting drama that dared to explore the world of professional lifeguarding with a gritty, vérité style.
7. ‘LEAST WANTED: A CENTURY OF AMERICAN MUGSHOTS’
The scowls and smirks of over 10,000 accused criminals hint at untold stories in this handsome illustrated volume.
8. ‘TOP CHEF’
Bravo’s reality series — from the producers of Project Runway — is back for season 2 with more haughty hash-slingers battling for fame, fortune, and culinary glory.
9. ‘ANIMAL CRACKERS,’ WEE HAIRY BEASTIES
A charming kids’ CD — which celebrates insects and other less-than-cuddly critters — from Kelly Hogan and the Mekons’ Jon Langford and Sally Timms. Review >
10. ‘SHUT UP & SING’
In this bracing documentary, the Dixie Chicks brave the wrath of right-wing fans after (in)famously criticizing the president in 2003. Review >