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The Must List: October 19th, 2007

Ten Things We Love This Week

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The Must List: October 19th, 2007

MOVIE
1. MICHAEL CLAYTON
Worldly, weary, but not necessarily wise, George Clooney’s titular hero follows his conscience into hot water in writer-director Tony Gilroy’s crafty corporate thriller. Review >

MUSIC
2. JOY DIVISION
A biopic (Control) now in theaters sheds new light on the mythology and music of the ill-fated 1970s post-punk band, who refused to simply fade away. Review >

BOOK
3. STAR WARS: A POP-UP GUIDE TO THE GALAXY, by Matthew Reinhart
The galaxy far, far away comes back to life with brilliantly ornate, origamilike representations of your favorite characters.

STAGE
4. MAURITIUS on Broadway
Theresa Rebeck channels David Mamet and Arthur Miller in this thrilling family drama centering on — yes — stamp collecting. (Just go…it’s that good.)

TV
5. DIRTY SEXY MONEY
The filthy rich are not like you and me. Just ask Nick George (Peter Krause), family attorney for the daffy Darling clan in ABC’s yummy new series. Review >

TV
6. 30 ROCK
Not only does Tina Fey have an Emmy, but her hit comedy draws the funniest celebrity guests in the universe. Our dream guest: Mr. Spock. Review >

POP CULTURE
7. MLB playoffs
Cleveland hasn’t won a World Series since 1948. To which Manny Ramirez and Red Sox Nation respond: ”Puh-lease. We waited 86 friggin’ years.”

DVD
8. JEKYLL
The BBC let new Doctor Who mastermind Steven Moffat recast the split-personality classic for the 21st century. The first season of the mind-blowing results is now on DVD.

BOOK
9. OMEGA THE UNKNOWN, by Jonathan Lethem (with Karl Rusnak)
A trippy, ambitious 1970s comic, about the heroic son of robots, gets a Marvel reboot from the mind behind the best-selling novel The Fortress of Solitude. Review >

READER’S CHOICE
10. DEXTER
Has Showtime’s charming serial killer (Michael C. Hall) lost his nerve? Executing your brother can do that. Review >
Submitted by Marion Hixon