The Must List: November 2, 2007
1. SCHULZ AND PEANUTS
David Michaelis’ biography of Charles Schulz digs into the creation of Snoopy and Co. and discovers some heartbreaking parallels between a man’s life and his life’s work. Review >
2. FIVE DAYS
HBO and BBC’s joint effort sends shivers as it follows a different 24-hour slice of a three-month investigation. For Prime Suspect fans and amateur sleuths.
3. TITANIC, by Martin Jenkins and Brian Sanders
This pop-up book has only got one ”pop,” but it’s a doozy: the entire doomed vessel, from bow to stern.
4. IN RAINBOWS, Radiohead
The band’s seventh album doesn’t disappoint, harking back to earlier rock-based riffs. Even sweeter? You can download it for whatever you want to pay. Smells like the wave of the future. Review >
5. RESERVATION ROAD
Not for the faint of heart, this parental-loss melodrama features masterful, anguished performances by Joaquin Phoenix and Jennifer Connelly. Review >
6.CHRISTINA APPLEGATE in ‘Samantha Who?’
Her character may have just come out of a coma, but Applegate returns to TV completely revived. Snap Judgment >
7. CASEY AFFLECK in ‘Gone Baby Gone’
He’s lingered in brother Ben’s shadow, but as a tough Boston private investigator, Casey punches and swaggers his way into the spotlight. Review >
8. AMERICA’S MOST SMARTEST MODEL on VH1
These leggy contestants must prove there’s more to a book than its cover. If they’ve ever read a book.
9. IN DEFENSE OF THE GENRE, Say Anything
The emo band breaks out with a double album full of rock songs that dabble in reggae, pop, and synth. They not only defend their genre — they expand on it. Review >
10. ‘Pushing Daisies’ gal KRISTIN CHENOWETH
Pining for Ned, plucky Olive wants to have her pie and eat it, too.
Submitted by Kelley Brown