The Must List: March 23, 2007
1. CASINO ROYALE
Is Daniel Craig the best Bond ever? Quibble if you like, but the thuggishly handsome, poker-faced Brit thesp is all aces in the retooled 007 outing — now licensed to thrill on DVD. Review >
2. ”LIKE THIS,” KELLY ROWLAND
We’re bumpin’ like that with this sultry club track from the Destiny’s Child alum, goosed by go-go percussion and rapper pal Eve’s badass Philly ‘tude.
3. CHRISTINE FALLS, BY BENJAMIN BLACK
An Irish coroner, errant bodies, and wayward nuns mingle in a satisfying thriller from the Booker Prize winner better known as John Banville. Review >
4. COSTELLO MUSIC, THE FRATELLIS
They’re not just blog darlings: This Glaswegian band of (faux) brothers delivers the goods in a debut album of rowdy, rootsy, unalloyed scuzz-punk.
5. THE ED WOOD COLLECTION
The ”worst director of all time” gets the best-of DVD treatment, replete with his ’50s trashterpieces like Plan 9 From Outer Space. Review >
6. AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL
A Russian trophy wife and two plus-size hopefuls (yay!) ”work it out” in Tyra’s realityfest on The CW. TV Watch >
7. LIEV SCHREIBER IN ‘TALK RADIO’
The versatile CSI vet/Naomi Watts baby-daddy brings his vocal chops to the mic as a shock jock in Eric Bogosian’s edgy drama, now on Broadway.
8. ”LAZY EYE,” SILVERSUN PICKUPS
Melt the earbuds on your ‘Pod with this L.A. indie quartet’s first single, a galvanic slice of primal screamo filigreed with acoustic strums and synths.
9. THE HOST
Move over, Godzilla: There’s a slimy new Asian monster chomping at the bit (and the Seoul citizenry) courtesy of this smart, stylish Korean eco-thriller, currently in theaters. Review >
10. THE NAMESAKE
Kal ”Kumar” Penn goes to the Taj Mahal — and delivers an eye-opening turn as an Indian American grappling with his heritage — in Mira Nair’s funny, moving big-screen saga. Review >