The Must List: August 18, 2006
1. 'THE DESCENT'
The word spelunking is funny. Being hunted by bloodthirsty subterranean critters while spelunking is pure terror for the female adrenaline junkies in this smart and gory horror flick. Review >
2. 'ALL THIS TIME,' HEARTLESS BASTARDS
Relish the piano-and-guitar-heavy tunes and singer Erika Wennerstrom's powerful pipes on the Bastards' hearty, soulful second album. Review >
3. 'THE RUINS,' BY SCOTT SMITH
Suspense sage Smith offers up a spine-tingling chiller about vacationers on an ill-fated archaeological day trip in Mexico. Review >
4. DOG BITES MAN
The stridently silly news team on this Comedy Central sitcom is inept when it comes to local reportage but adept at bawdy, Office-esque humor.
5. 'I LIKE KILLING FLIES'
The portentous, prolific proprietor of Shopsin's a Manhattan culinary fixture facing hard times is the subject of a delectably vivid documentary. Review >
6. 'BLADE: THE SERIES'
I'm Spike TV's badass vampire slayer and I got cool ink, killer gadgets, and lotsa 'tude...Come closer, I won't bite. Review >
7. 'TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD' AUDIOBOOK
Relive the small-town heroics of Atticus Finch as read in a lovely, languid Southern lilt by Sissy Spacek. (On 11 CDs)
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9. OK GO'S 'HERE IT GOES AGAIN' VIDEO
The votes have been tallied, and this year's award for Best Use of Treadmills in an Alt-Pop Music Video goes to... http://okgo.net/news.aspx
Now on DVD: Forget the dark side of adolescence. This beautifully shot detective tale proves that high school (even in suburban Cali) has all the trappings of hard-boiled noir. Review >