The Must List: November 30, 2007
1. HELP! on DVD
You’ll be unable to hide your love away from the Beatles’ refurbished 1965 adventure spoof, which includes a behind-the-scenes documentary and a deleted scene.
2. CEASE TO BEGIN, Band of Horses
The Seattle-bred rockers’ second album, a vibrant, free-spirited opus, captures traces of Dixie from their recent move to South Carolina. Review >
3. BORN STANDING UP, by Steve Martin
Wild and crazy no more, Martin soberly writes about the comedy that made him a pop phenom. Review >
4. THE DEFENDERS OF STAN
Technically, Stan’s world is super — 99.9 percent of the population have superpowers. Figuratively, not so much. His mortal misadventures are the funniest thing at www.channel102.net.
5. THE COMPLETE ON THE CORNER SESSIONS, Miles Davis
These radical early-1970s recordings capture the legendary jazz trumpeter at his finest. Review >
6. THE ART OF LOVE & WAR, Angie Stone
The old-school R&B songstress hits all the right notes in her latest, a sweet brew of soul and funk.
7. MARGOT AT THE WEDDING
In Noah Baumbach’s black comedy (not to be confused with a Jack Black comedy — even though he does costar), Nicole Kidman is in the chilliest of sibling rivalries. Review >
8. THE AMAZING RACE
CBS’ mad, mad adventure continues in its 12th season, now featuring Goths in pink and a granddad in underwear racing for cash. TV Watch >
9. CHRIS MARCH on ‘Project Runway’
The paunchy designer won a special place in our hearts, especially after we saw that he has created clothes out of salad ingredients. TV Watch >
10. GILMORE GIRLS
Lorelai and Rory could teach Margot (No. 7, above) about family. Relive all seven seasons of the dramedy on DVD.
Submitted by Justine Stokes