The Must List

The Must List

'School' work, Coldplay, and 8 other things we love this week

DVD
1. WILL FERRELL IN THE 'OLD SCHOOL' DVD EXTRAS
We're streee-akin', straight to the feral funnyman's outtakes and James Lipton spoof.

DVD
2. ROCKY AND BULLWINKLE ON DVD
Hey dere. The moose's first season will have you talking in your best Dave Coulier-as-Bullwinkle voice for weeks and weeks.

TV
3. THE O.C.
Totally fills the void left by 90210 and Dawson's Creek. It's got bitchiness, sex, beautiful people, buff cars, lots of moola, law and order, and a really hot leading man (Benjamin McKenzie).

MUSIC
4. '' BABY BOY,'' BEYONCE
As Jay-Z says, ''Yes!'' Her second single is as good as any song could be, minus that rad Chi-Lites sample from ''Crazy in Love.''

MOVIE
5. FREAKY FRIDAY
And the breakout star of tomorrow is...Jamie Lee Curtis. Huh. How about that? Here she revitalizes her career — and the summer movie season along with it.

BOOKS
6. FIELD GUIDE TO GESTURES
What's in a gesture? Consider the one-digit difference between ''We're No. 1'' and an anatomical impossibility. Which is why this clever book, cataloging more than 100 signals, deserves a really big hand.

TV
7. PROJECT GREENLIGHT
Oh, Miramax! Now that the HBO series is nearly done, it's clear that Kyle and Efram need a kick in the pants, not a big budget.

TV
8. MI-5
Hop on the couch for duty on Her Majesty's secret service. Smart and cool, grubby and grim, A&E's spy import is everything you like about Brit TV.

MOVIE
9. THE MAGDALENE SISTERS
Get thee to this nunnery. Peter Mullan's wrenching movie is about a girls' reform convent that would sap the vim even out of the unsinkable Whoopi Goldberg.

MUSIC
10. COLDPLAY'S ''THE SCIENTIST'' VIDEO
Awesome is video this. Unspooling backward, it continues Chris Martin's forward march to the top.

Originally posted Aug 22, 2003 Published in issue #724-725 Aug 22, 2003 Order article reprints