Murderball, rubber balls, and 8 other things we love this week

By EW Staff
December 17, 2005 at 05:00 AM EST

The Must List: December 23, 2005

MOVIE
1. TILDA SWINTON IN ‘NARNIA’
No Turkish Delights for us, thanks. One icy glare from her White Witch is all it takes to send cold shivers down the ML’s spine. Review >

POP CULTURE
2. ‘GUITAR HERO’
Make like a rock god on this PS2 videogame that lets you shred like Eddie or Jimi. Axe — and you shall receive.

MUSIC
3. FIONA APPLE’S ”O’ SAILOR” VIDEO
Apple’s soulful eyes and melancholic sound haunt this almost narcotic clip, from the fertile mind of mini-auteur Floria Sigismondi. Review >

DVD
4. ‘PARTY OF FIVE: SEASON 2’
On a new DVD set, the Salingers must cope with a pregnancy, a long-lost granddad, and brother Charlie’s love life.

TV
5. ‘PROJECT RUNWAY’
Sixteen new fashion MacGyvers duke it out in season 2 of Bravo’s reality competition for would-be designers. Sew what? Sew there! Preview >

BOOKS
6. ‘LITTLE NEMO IN SLUMBERLAND’
It took only a century, but Winsor McCay’s comic-strip masterpiece — magical, surreal, and breathtakingly modern — has finally found a home in this oversize limited-edition volume. (www.sundaydaypressbooks.com)

MUSIC
7. ‘KICKING TELEVISION,’ WILCO
Alt-jammers/critical faves rock the Windy City on a strapping two-disc live set, which includes the blues romp ”I’m the Man Who Loves You.” Review >

TV

8. SONY TV COMMERCIAL
Because there’s something absolutely captivating and serene about watching 250,000 rubber balls cascade down streets. (Watch the commercial)

DVD
9. ‘MURDERBALL’
They rock, they roll. The year’s best sports film — a doc about a bunch of supremely athletic quadriplegics — is now on DVD. Review >

MOVIE
10. ‘BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN’
Brimming with stellar performances, the new century’s first great cinematic love story upends convention and stereotype. Review >

DVD
9. ‘MURDERBALL’
They rock, they roll. The year’s best sports film — a doc about a bunch of supremely athletic quadriplegics — is now on DVD. Review >

MOVIE
10. ‘BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN’
Brimming with stellar performances, the new century’s first great cinematic love story upends convention and stereotype. Review >

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