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The Must List: August 31, 2007

Ten Things We Love This Week

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The Must List: August 31, 2007

DVD
1. SOUTH PARK: SEASON 10
After a decade, Cartman & Co. still got bite. The latest episodes to hit DVD spoof James Frey and Oprah, The Dog Whisperer, as well as Family Guy. Chef gets butchered too. Literally.

MOVIE
2. THE KING OF KONG
A pair of prodigious Donkey Kong gamers face off in this enthralling big-screen documentary steeped in (who knew?) scandal, intrigue, and passion. Review >

BOOK
3. HARTSBURG, USA, by David Mizner
That age-old clash between liberals and conservatives manifests itself in Mizner’s uplifting novel, about two small-towners competing for a school-board position.

TV
4. MISSION: MAN BAND
You’ll geniunely root for these four former teen-music idols — led by Chris Kirkpatrick of ‘N Sync — who earnestly join forces to revitalize their careers.

TV
5. TED DANSON on Damages
The actor steals the show — FX’s legal drama, that is — as a charismatic, unscrupulous CEO stoking the ire of Glenn Close’s cutthroat attorney. Review >

MUSIC
6. UMBRELLA, Mandy Moore
Head over to music.yahoo.com to check out Moore’s graceful, balladic cover of Rihanna’s omnipresent summer single.

TV
7. CJ and DALE on Top Chef
Why can’t nice guys finish first? Tall dude CJ and mohawked dude Dale continue to make Bravo’s often nasty competition more palatable. TV Watch >

MUSIC
8. VERSATILE HEART, Linda Thompson
Folk fan or not, there’s no denying the understated beauty of the Brit songstress’ third solo outing, which features assists from Rufus Wainwright and others. Review >

DVD
9. THE FUGITIVE: SEASON 1, VOL. 1
The thrilling 1960s TV series at last hits DVD — some 40 years after poor Dr. Richard Kimble finally caught that dastardly One-Armed Man. Review >

READER’S CHOICE
10. TAXI DRIVER: COLLECTOR’S EDITION
Relive Scorsese’s dark masterpiece with this extras-packed two-disc set. Review >
Submitted by Henning Fog