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The Must List: August 3, 2007

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The Must List: August 3, 2007

MOVIE
1. HAIRSPRAY
Pleasantly plump John Travolta plays matriarch Edna Turnblad in the movie inspired by John Waters’ campy 1988 flick and the 2002 stage musical. Review >

TV
2. MAD MEN
AMC looks for truth in advertising with a stylish new TV series about 1960s ad execs. We’re sold on the characters’ slick dialogue — and even slicker hair. Review >

BOOK
3. THE INVENTION OF HUGO CABRET, by Brian Selznick
Moody black-and-white illustrations add momentum to the whimsical story of a crafty street urchin in Paris.

MUSIC
4. MARRY ME, St. Vincent
Singer-songwriter (and Polyphonic Spree disciple) Annie Clark sorts through genres and instruments with equal skill on her debut, which teems with quirky indie-pop confessions. Review >

DVD
5. WEEDS: SEASON 2
Grab some munchies and spark up your DVD player for a hit of Showtime’s high-minded dramedy, starring Emmy nominee Mary-Louise Parker. Review >

TV
6. JOHN FROM CINCINNATI
Subtle and cryptic, HBO’s spiritual surfer drama (featuring hang-tenner Bruce Greenwood) is simply…divine. Review >

DVD
7. THE PIRATE
Judy Garland was director Vincente Minnelli’s real-life first mate when she played a lovestruck maiden alongside Gene Kelly in this 1948 Technicolor tuner from MGM’s golden age.

BOOK
8. HEAT, by Bill Buford
Three years as Mario Batali’s ”kitchen bitch” gave New Yorker writer Buford plenty to dish about in this tasty ode to la cucina italiana, now in paperback. Review >

MOVIE
9. SUNSHINE
As a physicist on a space mission to save the sun, Cillian Murphy (Batman Begins) dazzles in the futuristic thriller from the creators of 28 Days Later. Review >

READER’S CHOICE
10. THE CLOSER
Kyra Sedgwick’s tough and tender detective hasn’t lost her touch in the third season of her hit show on TNT. Review >
Submitted by Kathy Felps

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