The Must List: July 27, 2007
Incandescent as a model-actress caught in the media spotlight, tabloid staple Sienna Miller storms the big screen in a twisted new drama directed by her costar Steve Buscemi. Review >
2. ACE IN THE HOLE
Savvy and savage, Billy Wilder’s cautionary tale of a ruthless, hard-boiled journalist on the make (Kirk Douglas) finally hits DVD, 56 years after its release.
3. THE TIN ROOF BLOWDOWN, by James Lee Burke
Post-Katrina New Orleans is the Big Uneasy setting for a raw but eloquent mystery from Burke, the master of Cajun noir. Review >
4. ‘CLOVERFIELD’ trailer
Gotham partygoers discover unspeakable terror — as documented on a shaky, Blair Witch-y cam — in this teaser for the upcoming flick produced by J.J. Abrams. Trailer Review >
5. TALK TO ME
Fast-talking and funny, Oscar nominee Don Cheadle brings the late D.C. disc jockey Petey Greene to rowdy life in Kasi Lemmons’ moving film. Review >
Superstar music producer Mark Ronson recruits the likes of Lily Allen and Amy Winehouse for his CD filled with sparkling, hooky cover tunes. Review >
7. PATTI LUPONE in ‘Gypsy’
Broadway vet LuPone comes up roses as a ruthless stage mama in the Jule Styne/Stephen Sondheim musical, now at the New York City Center.
The bad-seed child (newcomer Jacob Kogan) of a privileged family blooms into cinematic villainy in this canny psychological chiller. Review >
9. ”WALK IT OUT” YouTube videos
Teletubbies. Penguins. Bob Fosse muse, Gwen Verdon. They all get down to Southern rapper Unk’s ever-enduring, percussive smash — thanks to a host of clever mash-ups on the ‘Tube.
10. DOCTOR WHO
The Doc (David Tennant, above right) packs cultish appeal as a time traveler in the Sci Fi Channel series.
Submitted by Courtney Brown