The Must List: June 2, 2006
Steven Spielberg's shattering big-screen epic about a secret team out to avenge the 1972 massacre of Israeli Olympic athletes arrives on a two-DVD set, packed with revealing extras. Review >
2. GAMESHOW MARATHON
Devotees of classics like Family Feud will revel in CBS' celeb tourney featuring ML fave Leslie Nielsen and hosted by Ricki Lake. Deal!
3. 'THE CATASTROPHIST,' BY LAWRENCE DOUGLAS
Impending fatherhood drives a promising young academic to lie, cheat, and steal in this acerbically comic debut novel. Review >
4. 'SURPRISE,' PAUL SIMON
Surprise, indeed. The consummate master of literate songcraft continues to astonish on this newly energized outing, produced in collaboration with veteran pop experimentalist Brian Eno. Review >
5. 'OVER THE HEDGE'
Backyard critters wreak havoc in the burbs in DreamWorks' hilariously daffy CG 'toon, voiced by pros like Bruce Willis and Allison Janney. Feature >
6. 'WWII COLLECTION'
Salute the troops with a five-star four-DVD comp that includes The Thin Red Line and Patton (with George C. Scott).
7. 'ARMY OF SHADOWS'
In theaters: Jean-Pierre Melville's taut 1969 suspense classic about WWII French Resistance fighters makes its U.S. debut in a crisp restoration. Review >
8. THE NORMAN ROCKWELL CODE
The Da Vinci Code gets cracked (and smacked upside the head) in this whimsical Web-based parody. (thenormanrockwellcode.com)
9. 'STADIUM ARCADIUM,' RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS
Two decades on, the Chilis come out blazing on a double-disc helping of summertime funk spiced with a gritty side of wistfulness. Review
10. 'THE PROPOSITION'
Punk poet Nick Cave wrote and scored this brutal Aussie Western in which a band of brothers sow bloody mayhem in the outback.. Review >