The Must List

From the February 3rd, 2006 Issue

Peckinpah, Pocahontas, and 8 other things we love this week

, Junebug, ...

The Must List: February 3, 2006

DVD
1. 'JUNEBUG'
Amy Adams is fetchingly charming as a pregnant Southern naïf mesmerized by her big-city in-laws in Phil Morrison's 2005 Sundance hit, now on DVD. Review >

BOOKS
2. 'SHE GOT UP OFF THE COUCH,' BY HAVEN KIMMEL
A wry and wistful memoir, about a smart young girl dealing with grown-up issues and small-town life. Review >

MUSIC
3. 'RAWKUS RECORDS: BEST OF DECADE 1'
Fifteen fine cuts from the indie label that cultivated hip-hop artists like Mos Def and Talib Kweli.

BOOKS
4. 'AT CANAAN'S EDGE,' BY TAYLOR BRANCH
The final installment in a landmark civil rights trilogy indelibly casts Martin Luther King Jr. as a modern-day Moses. Preview >

TV
5. ADEWALE AKINNUOYE-AGBAJE ON 'LOST'
As Mr. Eko, the Brit actor walks softly, carries a big stick, and is the show's most compelling castaway. Feature >

BOOKS
6. 'GO ASK ALICE,' BY ANONYMOUS
Before A Million Little Pieces, this was the controversial ''memoir'' of teenage drug addiction. Five million copies later, it's been reissued in a 35th-anniversary paperback edition.

MUSIC
7. FIONA APPLE'S ''NOT ABOUT LOVE'' VIDEO
Her graceful ballad soars — even when it's lip-synched by a lout packing a serious beer gut. (Watch it here.) Preview >

INTERNET
8. 'ROBIN'S BIG DATE'
Holy horrible wingman! Batman crashes Robin's date in this seven-minute joker. (Watch it here.)

DVD
9. SAM PECKINPAH
Catch four of his genre-busting Westerns — including the modern classic The Wild Bunch — on a swell new DVD set. Preview >

MOVIE
10. 'THE NEW WORLD'
Q'orianka Kilcher shines as Pocahontas in Terrence Malick's gorgeous and meditative take on Jamestown and the birth of America. Review >

Originally posted Jan 27, 2006 Published in issue #861 Feb 03, 2006 Order article reprints
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