The Must List: Mar 11, 2005
1. GET SHORTY
Do yourself a favor and watch the special-edition DVD of this cool and clever caper classic. Here’s hoping the sequel, Be Cool , is even half as good. Review >
2. ”1 THING,” AMERIE
From Hitch to a radio (or iPod) near you, this R&B jam is so funky, it needs a shower. Producer Rich Harrison (”Crazy in Love”) strikes again.
3. INSIDE DEEP THROAT
A strange but thoroughly engaging documentary that untangles the knotty story of a naughty film that went from grind house to art house to courthouse. Review >
4. NOT PROUD
Now in book form: a collection of anonymous confessions taken from the website of the same name. A delicious and compelling catalog of shame.
5. ROBOT CHICKEN
The Cartoon Network’s hilarious stop-motion animated sketch series pecks away at pop-culture icons. Call it free-range plastic perfection.
6. SMASHED, BY KOREN ZAILCKAS
Mom and Dad’s worst fears about the college experience — binge drinking, blackouts, and date rape — are vividly recalled in this addiction memoir about a girl’s adolescence lost inside a shimmery bottle of liquor. Review >
7. LCD SOUNDSYSTEM
All you funky punks (and punky funks, too), pick up this N.Y. act’s self-titled CD on which disco gets an extreme makeover. Review >
The Bravo series is done, but the beyond-fabulous designs you oohed over (or laughed at) are on sale at this site. More >
9. HAROLD & KUMAR GO TO WHITE CASTLE
On an unrated extended-edition DVD: the funny (and surprisingly smart) stoner comedy, with John Cho and Kal Penn as the herbin’ legends. Review >
Urban legends of a different kind get put to the test on this fascinating Discovery Channel show. Our favorite: Porta Potties that go boom.