Guitar pop, Chicago cop, and 8 other things we love this week

By EW Staff
October 07, 2005 at 04:00 AM EDT

The Must List: October 14, 2005

MOVIE
1. ?CAPOTE?
Philip Seymour Hoffman pulls off an astonishing disappearing act in this brilliant warts-and-all look at the making of Truman Capote’s ”In Cold Blood.?? Review >

DVD
2. ?CRIME STORY?
The first two seasons of Michael Mann’s noirish ’80s series (with Dennis Farina as a Chicago cop battling organized crime) finally come to DVD.

MUSIC
3. ?APOLLO SUNSHINE,? APOLLO SUNSHINE
Influenced by organ-pumping classic rock, these Boston boys make guitar pop that will appeal to boomers and boomer babies alike.

MOVIE
4. ?SHINING?
Kubrick’s horror classic is recut into a trailer for a hilariously insipid feel-good movie (http://waxy.org/random/video/shining_redux.mov). Feature >

TV
5. ?NIP/TUCK?
Cable television’s most deliciously depraved show gets under the skin with transsexual crushes, gorilla facejobs, and a dime-store Dr. Frankenstein. News >

BOOKS
6. ?13 STEPS DOWN,? BY RUTH RENDELL
A man’s creepy obsession with a model (and a serial killer from the past) draws the suspicions of his lonely spinster landlady in this brilliant mystery — written by a true grande dame of the genre. Review >

MUSIC
7. THELONIOUS MONK AND JOHN COLTRANE
Jazz’s Holy Grail: a live concert recording from 1957 — unearthed this year — with these two titans at their improvisational best.

MUSIC
8. EMUSIC.COM
A user-friendly site with more than 600,000 MP3s from the coolest indie labels and artists.

MOVIE
9. ?A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE?
David Cronenberg’s tale of a family man (Viggo Mortensen) with a mysterious past is a taut thriller — and a riveting meditation on what makes men fight. Review >

TV
10. SUNDAY NIGHTS ON ABC
Three hours of hearts touched (Extreme Makeover), broken (Desperate Housewives), and fixed (Grey’s Anatomy). Preview >

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