1. SOMETHING'S GOTTA GIVE
Something does give: the comfortable and relaxed warmth generated whenever Diane gets to shine alongside Jack.
2. COMIN' FROM WHERE I'M FROM, ANTHONY HAMILTON
Searing and soaring if there was a better R&B CD in the past few years, we haven't heard it.
3. '21 GRAMS' SOUNDTRACK
Grams star Benicio Del Toro's odd but surprisingly soulful spoken rendition of ''Shake, Rattle and Roll'' amps up the cool on this mostly instrumental album.
4. AVERAGE JOE: HAWAII
By hitting the beach, NBC may be jumping the shark on its reality winner, but schmoes in Speedos are just so train-wreck watchable.
5. VERVE REMIXED 2
Fusion ain't just about food: Here, the label enlists hot DJs to remix classic jazz numbers. Our fave: Sarah Vaughan cookin' on a ''Shaft''-like groove.
6. THE CONSPIRACY CLUB, BY JONATHAN KELLERMAN
Giving his kiddie-shrink sleuth Alex Delaware a rest, Kellerman weaves a taut, densely plotted whodunit about one doctor's brush with loss... and murder.
7. THE FOG OF WAR
A powerful documentary that reveals the failures of statesman-warrior Robert S. McNamara and his lack of moral clarity in pursuit of victory.
8. LOTR: THE RETURN OF THE KING
It's so good, you won't mind a theater full of Elvish-spouting geeks, a numb posterior, or the innumerable false endings.
9. FREAKY FRIDAY
Two pleasant surprises await those watching for the first time on DVD: (1) a family film better than the 1976 original and (2) Jamie Lee Curtis' giddily self-assured performance.
10. SEX AND THE CITY
No fan worth her Blahniks can miss the final eight episodes of the series that took the sting out of being a lonely, neurotic New Yorker.