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The Must List: Week of June 7, 2009

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David Lynch

INTERNET
DAVID LYNCH’S INTERVIEW PROJECT
Director Lynch turns cameras on ordinary folks and gets extraordinary footage — proving everybody has a story (interviewproject.davidlynch.com).

MUSIC
COLDPLAY’S FREE ALBUM DOWNLOAD
We are all about free. For the rock-bottom price of an e-mail address, the band offers its nine-song Left Right Left Right Left album to fans (on coldplay.com) as a ”thank you.” Coldplay, you are so welcome.

TV
WEEDS SEASON PREMIERE on SHOWTIME
Spoiler alert for the June 8 episode: Nancy’s (Mary-Louise Parker) drug-kingpin soon-to-be baby-daddy hasn’t killed her yet. Still, she has a life insurance policy, so we’re more nervous for Celia (Elizabeth Perkins), who’s being held for ransom. Who in their right mind would be willing to pay cash for her?

MUSIC
”TWO WEEKS” VIDEO, Grizzly Bear
Look, we’re not sure we get it either, but we’re completely mesmerized by the Brooklyn quartet’s quietly explosive performance-art piece.

MOVIES
UP
Okay, everyone, we can stop counting. With 10 delightful instant classics to its credit, Pixar officially can do no wrong. The cartoon company’s latest — about a grumpy old man (Ed Asner…yes, that Ed Asner) setting his house aloft with thousands of balloons and an unwitting stowaway (Jordan Nagai) — is as grounded as it is buoyant.

DVD
THE MUSEUM SHOOTOUT, in The International
Clive Owen spirals down the Guggenheim’s famed walkway, dispatching bad guys (and art) in a scene from the heist film so deliciously off, it ends with a man crushed by a mobile.

TV
BURN NOTICE on USA
Michael (Jeffrey Donovan) may be free of the undercover brothers who burned him, but that could have frying-pan/fire consequences. Fine by us — Burn‘s never edgier or funnier than when Michael’s under the gun.

BOOKS
WAYNE WHITE: MAYBE NOW I’LL GET THE RESPECT I SO RICHLY DESERVE
Designer Todd Oldham plays interviewer and editor for the prolific illustrator’s hefty 400-page tome highlighting his three-decade career, from Pee-wee’s Playhouse to Pop art.

MUSIC
”PAPARAZZI” VIDEO, Lady Gaga
It’s hardly fair to call Gaga’s visual feat a mere video, as cinematic, plot-driven, and long (nearly eight minutes!) as it is. Equal parts Monte Carlo opulence, 9 to 5 fantasy sequence, and Chicago, it’s all we can talk about.

READER’S CHOICE: MUSIC
”EGO”, Beyoncé
Beyoncé’s latest single, a midtempo groove that counters the bouncy sass of ”Single Ladies,” makes the I Am…Sasha Fierce album a must-have. But declaring that ”it’s too big/it’s too wide/it’s too strong/it won’t fit” refers to some guy’s ego? No way we’re buying that. —Submitted by Dennis

READER’S CHOICE: DVD
PRISON BREAK season 4
I’m SO excited for the final season of Prison Break to be out on DVD!!! For any Wentworth Miller fan, it’s a MUST! —Natalie

READER’S CHOICE: MUSIC
”THE GIRL AND THE ROBOT” VIDEO, Royksopp featuring Robyn
Definitely into the Royksopp video for ”The Girl and the Robot.” It was a travesty that Robyn’s self-titled album released last year didn’t become a smash hit. Here she is again, rocking that sweet one-earing look.—Richie

READER’S CHOICE: MUSIC
New cast recording of HAIR
Everything you loved about the original musical, plus new songs sung by such greats as Gavin Creel and Will Swenson?! Better than any high I can think of. —Robert

READER’S CHOICE: MUSIC
”GARDENIA” by Mandy Moore
Since I heard the single “Gardenia” sung by Mandy Moore, I have had a newfound respect for her as an artist.—Angie

READER’S CHOICE: MUSIC
”HEADS WILL ROLL” VIDEO, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs
The video features the band playing to a full house when a Michael Jackson-esque dancing werewolf goes crazy and decides to rip up the audience and the band. In a word: AWESOME. —Devin