The Must List: April 6, 2007
1. THE SOPRANOS
The Mob series (starring James Gandolfini) is back with a vengeance for its final nine episodes, starting April 8. In the meantime, catch up with HBO’s 12-minute recap show. All About >
2. ”LOVE, REIGN O’ER ME,” PEARL JAM
The band delivers an angsty cover of the Who song for the Adam Sandler drama Reign Over Me.
3. HOW DOCTORS THINK, BY JEROME GROOPMAN
This M.D.’s fascinating book demystifies the medical mind, which bears little resemblance to anything on Grey’s Anatomy. Review >
A Duke student has invented a remote-controlled mini-fridge (as seen on Late Show With David Letterman) that sends a cold one flying to you on the couch. One more reason to support higher education.
5. CHILDREN OF MEN
Alfonso Cuarón’s harrowing drama — featuring Clive Owen and Julianne Moore — is now on DVD, with illuminating extras about the making of the film. Review >
6. TERRENCE HOWARD IN ‘PRIDE’
You know it’s hard out here for an inner-city swim coach, so show him some support and check out Howard’s stirring new movie. Review >
7. JOHN MALKOVICH IN ‘COLOR ME KUBRICK’
Never one to avoid an offbeat movie role, Malkovich is brilliantly goofy as a real-life man who gets his kicks impersonating the legendary Eyes Wide Shut director. Review >
8. THE POISON DIARIES, BY JANE, DUCHESS OF NORTHUMBERLAND
Take a peek at this beautifully illustrated gothic tale about an orphan’s misadventures with malevolent botanicals. We promise it will grow on you.
9. NCAA MARCH MADNESS
We love Dancing With the Stars, but not all TV competitions require sequins. To wit: b-ball’s Final Four (March 31) and Championship (April 2), both on CBS.
10. MODEST MOUSE’S ”DASHBOARD” VIDEO
A sailor gets his hand replaced by a microphone and hunts a musical fish in this wacky, high-seas-themed video. Arrrrrn’t you dying to watch? Review >