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Must List: Week of July 12, 2009

Marvel's ''Captain America Reborn,'' the second season of ''Mad Men'' on DVD, new Brad Paisley album, and 12 others make up the countdown of pop culture gems YOU and the EW staff are loving this week

Marvel

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COMICS
CAPTAIN AMERICA REBORN
To the comic-book store, patriotic, hero-worshipping Americans! Steve Rogers lives! Yes, resurrecting beloved characters is a tricky thing, but Marvel (Iron Man, Spider-Man, and the much-anticipated Thor) knows the art of the relaunch.

MOVIES
BRÜNO
So dirty we can barely describe it, Brüno is Borat’s naughtier cinematic cousin. In his (all too frequently) naked quest for fame, Sacha Baron Cohen’s alter ego baits fashionistas, homophobes, and scary stage parents.

DVD
MAD MEN season 2
Betty Draper’s (January Jones) evolution from naive to knowing was agonizing, but that’s why they’re called growing pains.

MUSIC
AMERICAN SATURDAY NIGHT, Brad Paisley
The latest album from the country superstar is filled with plenty of pristine singalong tunes, starting with the title track. Yee-haw!

TV
TOSH.0 on Comedy Central
It’s a trade-off. Comedian Daniel Tosh’s sketch/talk show features funny takedowns of Internet memes, but it also drags out Speidi’s 15 minutes.

INTERNET
THE SENTAMENTALIST on Funny or Die
He’s like The Mentalist, only instead of picking up on visual clues, he cries. A lot. Prepare to shed your own tears…of laughter.

MOVIES
I LOVE YOU, BETH COOPER
Hayden Panettiere leads a cast that’s spot-on in this unexpectedly fresh rom-com based on Larry Doyle’s hilarious novel. In his valedictory speech, class dork Denis (Paul Rust) declares his affection for one of the school’s most popular girls, only to have her show up at his house for the night of his life.

TV
DEADLIEST CATCH on Discovery
Storms, ice, rogue waves, stress-induced nicotine addiction — deadliest in the title doesn’t refer to the shellfish! The best of the jobs-so-insane-we-can’t-believe-they’re-legal genre, Catch is beyond compelling. To think, all that for crab cakes.

INTERNET
WEB SITE STORY on College Humor
Dr. Horrible started it, now musical-theater/Web-geek love blooms in this polished riff on West Side Story. Extra snaps for ”Evite” (sung to the tune of ”Tonight”) and ”America,” where you ”sign up for free on eHarmony.”

READER’S CHOICE: BOOKS
RON PERLMAN on The Strain audiobook
James Earl Jones in Star Wars, Vincent Price on ”Thriller,” now Hellboy narrating this apocalyptic vamp tale — another perfect marriage of voice and vehicle. —Submitted by Dwayne

READER’S CHOICE: MOVIES
Trailer for THE INFORMANT!
Matt Damon is almost unrecognizable in the very funny teaser for Steven Soderbergh’s movie (out this fall.) And hey, look, there’s The Soup’s Joel McHale! —Daniel

READER’S CHOICE: TV
HAWTHORNE on TNT
I am hooked. The supporting cast is amazing — they make it seem less like your average hospital drama and more like just a great TV show. —Liz

READER’S CHOICE: TV
ENTOURAGE on HBO
I’ve been counting the seconds awaiting the kick-off of the new season. I smile just thinking about it. Who’s with me? —Tracy Lee

READER’S CHOICE: TV
7th FLOOR WEST’ on LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON
This is a reality-TV spoof on The Hills, and is much more entertaining. It also airs on the show’s website. —Vanessa

READER’S CHOICE: MUSIC
”LIVING FOR THE NIGHT,” George Strait
Strait’s single, ”Living for the Night,” is amazing. His vocals tear your heart in two and the melancholy of the song could make it this decade’s ”I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry.” —Liz