The Must List: June 15, 2007
1. KNOCKED UP
Grey’s Anatomy doc Katherine Heigl tests her comic delivery as an unlikely mother-to-be in this gleefully raunchy flick, costarring Seth Rogen (The 40 Year-Old Virgin). Review >
2. REUNITED: THE REAL WORLD LAS VEGAS
Remember the cast that turned this MTV show into a trash-a-thon? They’re back for more! Hope they brought bathing suits for the hot tub. Or not… TV Watch >
3. A GOOD AND HAPPY CHILD, by Justin Evans
A film adaptation is already in the works for this psychological thriller about a boy’s struggle with demons — both personal and supernatural.
4. CRAZY LOVE
A catastrophically volatile couple take swipes at each other in this oddly poignant big-screen documentary. Review >
5. FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS
”New Zealand’s fourth-most-popular digi-folk parodists” bring their act to TV on June 17. Can’t wait? Check out the first episode now at HBO.com.
6. MEMORY ALMOST FULL, Paul McCartney
Macca’s 21st solo album is a vibrant set of rock gems that proves we still do need him — even at 64. Review >
7. ”LIP GLOSS,” Lil Mama
The 17-year-old rapper’s single takes us back to school for a lesson on hooks, hand claps, and shiny cosmetics. Forget b-a-n-a-n-a-s; this stuff is poppin’.
8. STRANGE PIECE OF PARADISE, by Terri Jentz
In this searing memoir, now out in paperback, the author returns to the town where a brutal assault irrevocably changed her life 15 years ago.
There aren’t any whales on the DVD of this spy pic, only plenty of old-fashioned suspense and hard-nosed acting from Ryan Phillippe and Chris Cooper. Review >
10. DEADWOOD: THE COMPLETE SEASON 3
We bet Roy Rogers never heard half the words used by Ian McShane, immortalized on the discs for HBO’s brilliantly foulmouthed Western.