The Must List

From the December 16th, 2005 Issue

Barbra, 'Veronica,' and 8 other things we love this week

Image credit: March of the Penguins

The Must List: December 16, 2005

DVD
1. 'MARCH OF THE PENGUINS'
They're black and white and cuddly all over. The DVD of summer's surprise hit includes a (very) cool behind-the-scenes doc. Review >

MUSIC
2. 'RENT SOUNDTRACK'
Nine years after Jonathan Larson's brilliant score lit up Broadway, the movie version's cast recording (including new voice Rosario Dawson) still hits all the right notes.

MUSIC
3. 'A MUSICAL HISTORY,' THE BAND
This six-disc set is both an enticing entry point for novices and a treasure trove for die-hard fans. Review >

BOOKS
4. 'BEASTS OF NO NATION,' BY UZODINMA IWEALA
A harrowing novel, told in first person, about an African boy's transformation into a brutal killer. Heartbreaking and unforgettable. Review >

TV
5. 'VERONICA MARS'
What sophomore slump? The mysterious bus crash in season 2 leads UPN's cutest teen sleuth deeper into Neptune's dark secrets. Preview >

BOOKS
6. 'SITCOM STYLE: INSIDE AMERICA'S FAVORITE TV HOMES,' BY DIANA FRIEDMAN
A lavishly illustrated book that examines how the living rooms and kitchens of our favorite TV families reflect 50 years of American culture.

DVD
7. 'BARBRA STREISAND: THE TELEVISION SPECIALS'
This DVD collection of Babs' late-'60s and early-'70s TV shows will make her fans a little verklemmt. Review >

TV
8. T.R. KNIGHT ON 'GREYS ANATOMY'
His hapless intern George O'Malley is like a puppy in scrubs. So whatcha waiting for, Meredith? Cover Story >

DVD
9. 'THE SOUND OF MUSIC'
A cast reunion, a new commentary, and Mia Farrow's screen test are a few of our favorite things on this DVD reissue. Q&A >

MOVIE
10. GALLIC GANGSTER MOVIES
With the ruthless Classe Tous Risques back in theaters and the nihilistic Le Samoura on DVD, even Tony Soprano might enjoy ''French cinema.'' Review >

Originally posted Dec 09, 2005 Published in issue #854 Dec 16, 2005 Order article reprints
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