The Must List

The Must List: Week of November 30, 2008

Beyonce, ''Bolt,'' Jessica Walter on ''90210,'' and 12 others make up the countdown of pop culture gems YOU -- and the EW staff -- are loving this week

Beyonce Knowles | BEYONCE
Image credit: PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY IAN KELTIE
BEYONCE

MUSIC
1. ''DIVA'' and ''HALO'' Beyoncé
Hey, all you single ladies! Put that first song down and start spinning these Sasha Fierce tracks instead. You will like them, and perhaps even want to put a ring on them.

DVD
2. 'BURN-E' short on the 'WALL-E' DVD
The poor little guy just wants to replace that doggone lightbulb. Does he? Find out in this seven-minute extra.

MUSIC
3. ANOTHER WORLD, Antony and the Johnsons
Antony Hegarty's fluttery voice breathes jazzy, smoky sadness. His next full-length isn't due until January, but this wintry EP should tide you over.

MOVIES
4. SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE
Director Danny Boyle's boisterous rags-to-riches tale is set in the Mumbai slums, where an orphan reinvents himself the old-fashioned way — by winning big on a game show.

MOVIES
5. BOLT
A cartoon dog. In 3-D. Who may or may not have superpowers. And pals around with a hamster. Try not to fall over from all the cute.

BOOKS
6. MAD MAGAZINE POSTER BOOK
At last, you can wallpaper that basement rec room with 50 years of subversive satire. Great for getting girls!

MUSIC
7. SOMETHING ABOUT AIRPLANES Deluxe Edition, Death Cab for Cutie
This zeitgeist-defining debut turns 10, and gets reissued with loving liner notes and a bonus bootleg of their first Seattle show.

TV
8. BROTHERHOOD on Showtime
Need another reason why pay cable is worth it? Try the third season of Showtime's acclaimed Mob drama about Irish-American brothers in working-class Rhode Island.

MUSIC
9. ''REHAB'' video, Rihanna
Her ballad gets a sexy assist from Justin Timberlake, who pulls up on a motorcycle...and then showers. Slowly.

READER'S CHOICE*: TV
10. JESSICA WALTER on 90210
Nothing can replace Arrested Development, but so long as Walter is boozing around the telly, life seems worth living. —Submitted by Judith

READER'S CHOICE*: DIGITAL
11. UGLY BETTY Podcast
Michael Urie and Becki Newton are hilariously adorkable. And now they're even going to start answering fan-submitted questions — though I'm sure reading ''will you guys be my best friends?!?!?'' will get old after a while. —Dusty

READER'S CHOICE*: TV
12. ADAM BALDWIN ON CHUCK
I swear the man gets funnier every week. —Kelly

I agree with Adam Baldwin from Chuck, he is great in his role! —Eirinn

READER'S CHOICE*: TV
13. TAYLOR KITSCH ON FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS
He stole every scene he was in, and his reaction shot full of pride and sadness and wistfulness at the end of [the Nov. 19] episode upon seeing his best friend move beyond him...wow. Subtle, touching, and perfect. I'm still crying. —Sam

READER'S CHOICE*: DVD
14. BAND OF BROTHERS on Blu-ray
It's a master class on writing, adaptation, production, and acting, WITH HOT GUYS. Oh, and war and history and philosophical musings and all that too, but mostly (a) brilliant work of art and (b) HOT GUYS. —Nix

READER'S CHOICE*: TV
15. JOHN LEGEND AND WILLIE NELSON ON A COLBERT CHRISTMAS
The whole show was brilliant, and I love Elvis Costello, but these two stole the show with holiday odes to nutmeg and harmonious weed. —chop

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Originally posted Nov 28, 2008 Published in issue #1024 Dec 05, 2008 Order article reprints
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