The Must List: May 13, 2005
1. CATHERINE KEENER IN ‘THE INTERPRETER’
The criminally underused actress exudes a brainy calm that complements Sean Penn’s nervy steel.
2. THE AMAZING RACE
Former Enron and WorldCom employees Uchenna and Joyce seem to be the faves to snag the big mil. In-ter-est-ing.
3. OCEANS APART, THE GO-BETWEENS
Nine albums and more than 25 years later, the dynamic duo of twee still hold the title as cutest popsters from Down Under. Sorry, Natalie Imbruglia. Review >
4. OBLIVION, BY PETER ABRAHAMS
An amnesic PI looks for a lost girl, not to mention himself, in this chilling yarn by the suspense specialist. Review >
5. DENNIS HAYSBERT IN ’24’
We’ve missed the former president and Jack Bauer ally! Does this mean he can stop shilling insurance for Allstate? TV Watch >
6. ARMED GUNMEN, TRUE FACTS, AND OTHER RIDICULOUS NONSENSE, BY RICHARD KALLAN
Those bothered by the silly redundancies embedded in such terms as ATM machine or LCD display should consider this book a much-needed necessity.
7. NOUVELLE VAGUE
A great idea: ’80s-era new-wave standards get remade with ’60s-era bossa nova beats. The ultimate in Gallic retro-cool. Review >
8. THE END CREDITS IN ‘THE HITCHHIKER’S GUIDE…’
Stick around for another entry from the indispensable reference book, read, with cosmic aridity, by Stephen Fry. Review >
9. DORIS DAY IN ‘THE PAJAME GAME’
J. Lo’s got nothin’ on her, as the new DVD of this excellent musical proves. The Girl Next Door gets down!
10. GILMORE GIRLS AND EVERWOOD
To Rory and Logan and Ephram and Amy: Thanks for the best season of The WB’s two finest shows.