The Must List: December 7, 2007
The innovative Disney fairy tale follows the foibles of a very-out-of-her-element princess (Amy Adams) as she charms her way through Manhattan and into Patrick Dempsey’s heart. Review >
2. THE SAVAGES
It sounds weird, but this indie about two sibs (Laura Linney and Philip Seymour Hoffman) placing their father in a nursing home is at times hysterical. Review >
3. THE BLACK LIZARD BIG BOOK OF PULPS
Do you like your men packing heat and your women full of fatale? Then here’s almost 1,200 pages of old-school pulp fiction for you. Read carefully.
4. RAMBO: The Trailer
In an effort to resuscitate all of his greatest characters, Stallone takes another whack at his Vietnam vet/war machine. And judging by this rock-’em, sock-’em ad, he might just pull it off.
5. WOMEN’S MURDER CLUB
You know how some people have sewing circles or book clubs? Angie Harmon and her gal pals like to solve murders. On ABC. More fun than you’d think. Review >
6. AMERICAN GANGSTER, by Jay-Z
Inspired by the Denzel Washington crime movie, the CEO of MCs spins his own interconnected tale of vice and victory. Review >
7. EDIE FALCO on ’30 Rock’
It takes a hell of a woman to hold the screen with Alec Baldwin as corporate windbag Jack Donaghy. And Falco cut her teeth cutting down Tony Soprano. Review
8. SCOTT PILGRIM GETS IT TOGETHER, by Bryan Lee O’Malley
Behold, the fourth chapter of this story of a young Canadian dude looking for love and fighting crime and rocking out. And it’s a comic book! Woo-hoo!
9. RESCUE DAWN on DVD
Christian Bale and Steve Zahn — yes, that Steve Zahn — keep hope alive in this Vietnam-era POW saga. Review >
Before the fest-fave ‘toon hits the big screen, check out Iranian emigrant Marjane Satrapi’s graphic novels. Review >
Submitted by Hayat Nierenberg