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The Must List: April 22, 2005

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The Must List: April 22, 2005

TV
1. GREY’S ANATOMY
Patrick Dempsey and Ellen Pompeo raise temperatures on ABC’s hospital drama. The medical term for their condition is hubba-hubba. Review >

MOVIE
2. FEVER PITCH
Wow! Two curses — Boston’s long World Series drought and Jimmy Fallon’s long string of dismal movies — are finally reversed! Review >

DVD
3. MOONSTRUCK
Before he was the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of Doubt, John Patrick Shanley was the Oscar-winning screenwriter behind this romantic comedy, always worth a revisit.

MUSIC
4. SILENT ALARM, BLOC PARTY
The new kids on the, um, block, these post-punk Brit lads turn romantic brooding into smart, danceable art.

Review >

INTERNET
5. DAVID LYNCH’S DAILY WEATHER REPORT
No one should start their day without first consulting the nasal weirdness of the meteorological dispatches posted on davidlynch.com.

BOOKS
6. MINI-MART À LA CARTE, by CHRISTOPHER ROUSER AND VICTORIA TRAIG
Those who consider Cheez Whiz and Spam to be major food groups will love this recipe book about fast-food cuisine made with convenience-store ingredients.

BOOKS
7. NEVER LET ME GO, BY KAZUO ISHIGURO
This chilling dystopic tale is elegantly multilayered, unfolding one nuanced moment at a time. Review >

DVD
8. SIDEWAYS
The DVD’s hilarious audio commentary track — offered by Paul Giamatti and Thomas Haden Church — had the pinot coming out of our noses. Review >

MUSIC
9. WEEZER’S ”BEVERLY HILLS” VIDEO
Shot at the Playboy Mansion, this deliciously droll clip features Hef, a bunch of Playmates, hand claps, and a Frampton-esque guitar jam.

MOVIE
10. KUNG FU HUSTLE
Stephen Chow’s hyperkinetic Hong Kong comedy is an audacious mix of violence and humor — think Kill Bill meets Looney Tunes. Review >

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