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The Must List: Week of June 19, 2009

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MOVIES
THE HURT LOCKER
A bomb tech (Jeremy Renner) joins a unit in Iraq in a film so nerve-frayingly taut, the tick, tick will get you long before the boom.

DVD
DO THE RIGHT THING 20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION
This seminal Spike Lee joint about one tumultuous day in a Brooklyn neighborhood celebrates its 20th anniversary with a new DVD featuring 11 lost scenes, a director com­mentary, and a retrospective documentary.

TV
BETTER OFF TED ON ABC
The corporate antics of Ted (Jay Harrington) and his cohorts (including the fab Portia de Rossi as his affected, disconnected boss) return with new episodes beginning June 23.

BOOKS
THIS IS THE WAY TO THE MOON by M. Sasek
This reissue of Sasek’s classic 1963 children’s book adds NASA updates to mark the 40th anniversary of the moon landing.

DVD
PARKER LEWIS CAN’T LOSE season 1
Synchronize Swatches! Our favorite Ferris Bueller-esque sitcom finally hits stores June 30. (Yes, that’s Milla Jovovich in the 1990 pilot.)

TV
THE CLOSER on TNT
It’s the same hit series, but different: Brenda (Kyra Sedgwick) is married, Daniels (Gina Ravera) is out, and Provenza (G.W. Bailey) is dating. Oh, and Mary McDonnell pops up as an internal affairs officer who spars with Brenda. Our advice, Mary? Duck.

VIDEOGAMES
TIGER WOODS PGA TOUR 10
Digital duffers, you’re in for some nice upgrades: real-time weather conditions, a fancy precision putter, and tournament modes that let you battle other gamers or try to best the pros in live competitions. So even if you didn’t make the cut for the real U.S. Open, you can still tee off against Tiger Woods. Best of luck with that.

MOVIES
SHUTTER ISLAND trailer
Martin Scorsese’s next drama boasts a thrilling cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Michelle Williams, Mark Ruffalo, Patricia Clarkson, Ben Kingsley, et al. Add the fact that it looks like one very creepy insane-asylum flick, and we’re on tenterhooks till Oct. 2.

BOOKS
THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, by Stieg Larsson
When he died in 2004, Larsson left readers a gift: a literary trilogy that begins with this twisted tale (now in paperback) of a disgraced journalist trying to buy back his reputation by searching for a long-missing heiress.

READER’S CHOICE: MUSIC
SECRET, PROFANE & SUGARCANE, Elvis Costello
Not exactly bluegrass (four tracks are meant for a Hans Christian Andersen opera), Costello’s latest album is bouncy and fun. Our pick: ”Sulphur to Sugarcane.” —Submitted by Timothy

READER’S CHOICE: TV
HAMMERTIME PANTS DANCE
People need to see this video, Hammertime Pants Dance!! Yea!! You can’t touch this for hilarity (break it down!). I wish I’d been there when this happened. —Dominic

READER’S CHOICE: MUSIC
THE IN CROWD, Mitchell Musso
I have a completely inappropriate crush on this actor/singer on Hannah Montana. He just put out a self-titled album that my daughter got for her birthday and this single ”The In Crowd” hooked me. —Jasmina

READER’S CHOICE: BOOKS
THE LIKENESS, by Tana French
The Tana French book The Likeness is out in paperback now. It will be my summer read! (And if you haven’t read her awesome first novel In the Woods, pick it up.) —Teri

READER’S CHOICE: MUSIC
THE REAL THING, Vanessa Williams
I think that Vanessa Williams may be more famous than ever for starring on Ugly Betty, however I have always loved her beautiful voice. Her emotion-filled singing is back. I got The Real Thing album the day it went on sale. She is a class act, but also sexier than any of the pop tarts out there — without a doubt. —Sean W. Boyles

READER’S CHOICE: MUSIC
”STANDING ON THE SHORE” VIDEO, Empire of the Sun
I just watched the new video from Empire of the Sun. They were strange before, but this firmly establishes them as the weirdest, most awesome thing happening in music. —Crispy

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