Homer S., Mary J., and 8 other things we love this week

By EW Staff
Updated January 06, 2006 at 05:00 AM EST

The Must List: January 13, 2006

DVD
1. ‘THE SIMPSONS: SEASON 7’
On DVD: 25 classic eps that include Bart (literally) selling his soul and a visit from Homer’s mom. Okay, Fox, keep ’em coming!

MUSIC
2. ‘GUEROLITO,’ BECK
Remixes of his last album, courtesy of Boards of Canada, Air, and Diplo — who use, we can assume, more than just two turntables and a microphone. Review >

MUSIC
3. FRED ARMISEN’S ITUNES PLAYLIST
On which the quirky SNL funnyman shows that his musical taste — Kraftwerk, the Clash, Bow Wow Wow — is as unpredictable as his comedy.

MUSIC
4. ”MJB DA MVP,” MARY J. BLIGE
Queen Mary nicks the beat from the Game and 50 Cent’s ”Hate It or Love It” on this autobiographical track.

BOOKS
5. ‘NOSETALGIA’
An olfactory-induced trip to yesteryear, by way of scratch-and-sniff pages. From VapoRub to Belly Burners, get a nose-full of your childhood.

TV
6. ‘TRUE LIFE’
Buried beneath the crass pleasures of such teen-friendly fare as The Real World are MTV shows like Made and this superb series, which examines true real-world issues (like gun-toting teens) with near-inspirational intelligence and sensitivity.

DVD
7. DISNEY RARITIES
Five decades of overlooked short films from the Magic Kingdom vaults see the light of day on this splendid DVD set.

INTERNET
8. ”LAZY SUNDAY”
An SNL video clip in which stoner treats hilariously collide with old-school beats. It’s already a download classic. (Watch it here.)

TV
9. ‘BATTLESTAR GALACTICA’
Thank the gods of Kobol, the Sci Fi Channel staple returns! Now, if only Commander Adama and Admiral Cain could get on the same page and kick some Cylon butt. Feature >

MOVIE
10. ‘MATCH POINT’
Woody Allen coolly explores the dark side of love in this brilliantly taut thriller, starring Scarlett Johansson and Jonathan Rhys Meyers. Review >

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