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The Must List: September 7, 2007

Ten Things We Love This Week

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The Must List: September 7, 2007

DVD
1. FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS ON DVD
Hey, have you heard about NBC’s most excellent high school football drama, starring Kyle Chandler? (We might’ve mentioned it….) Catch up now before season 2 starts on Oct. 5.

MOVIE
2. RIGHT AT YOUR DOOR
Don’t miss this gripping indie thriller about a couple whose love and loyalty are tested after a series of dirty-bomb explosions shake L.A. Review >

BOOK
3. THE BRIEF WONDROUS LIFE OF OSCAR WAO, by Junot Díaz
A geeky Dominican-American kid suffers through adolescence in Díz’s alternately funny and dark novel. Review >

DVD
4. HOUSE OF GAMES
Not only have the folks at the Criterion Collection reissued David Mamet’s ’87 cardsharp masterpiece, they raised the stakes with an ace commentary from him. Review >

MOVIE
5. JULIE DELPY in 2 Days in Paris
The French writer-director-actress is simply radiant as a dame who locks horns with cranky boyfriend Adam Goldberg in the City of Light. Review >

TV
6. THE HILLS
We can’t help but bear witness to the hot mess that is MTV’s ”reality” series, featuring a great schism between L.A. scenesters Lauren and Heidi. TV Watch >

MUSIC
7. NONE SHALL PASS, Aesop Rock
The thinking man’s rapper returns with a fifth album, loaded with clever rhymes and colorful tales. We’re partial to the one about a mermaid-admiring pirate. Review >

TV
8. VINCENT KARTHEISER on Mad Men
Playing an ambitious young advertising exec on AMC’s ’60s-set show, the actor makes a really tough sell: He endears his smarmy character to us. Review >

VIDEO GAME
9. MADDEN NFL ’08
Be the playmaker you know you are with the 18th installment (you read that right) of the multitask-ular pigskin videogame. Review >

READER’S CHOICE
10. REX LEE
Give this underling a promotion already! As tortured assistant Lloyd, Lee tops the talent pool in HBO’s Entourage. TV Watch
Submitted by John Ceballos