Bueller...Bueller...and 9 other things we love this week

By EW Staff
Updated January 14, 2006 at 05:00 AM EST
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The Must List: January 20, 2006

DVD
1. ‘FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF’
Make better use of that Hamilton: Skip the 7:25 p.m. Producers and apply the cash to this 20th-anniversary DVD update. Review >

STAGE
2. ‘THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL’
Lois Smith shines as the aging widow who yearns for home in this sparsely refreshed Off Broadway revival of Horton Foote’s play.

BOOKS
3. ‘THE HYPOCHONDRIAC’S POCKET GUIDE?,’ BY DENNIS DICLAUDIO
Reading about 45 horrible diseases (six of which you already have!) has never been so uplifting.

MOVIE
4. ‘CACHÉ (HIDDEN)
Mysterious videotapes shatter a French family’s idyllic life in this disturbing Hitchcockian thriller from Michael Haneke. Review >

TV
5. FOREST WHITAKER IN ‘THE SHIELD’
His crafty Internal Affairs agent applies the heat to nefarious cop Vic Mackey, who may have finally met his match.

BOOKS
6. ‘PURITY OF BLOOD,’ BY ARTURO PEREZ-REVERTE
Our favorite 17th-century Spanish swordsman, Captain Alatriste, is back, uncovering a religious conspiracy while trying to rescue a poor senorita from the grip of a depraved priest. Review >

TV
7. ‘BEAUTY AND THE GEEK 2’
Rubik’s Cube dweebs and beer babes collide again in The WB’s interspecies social science experiment. Review >

MUSIC
8. ‘REMEMBER ME,’ MARION WILLIAMS
This rousing CD of gems from the ’50s and ’60s legend captures the Big Bang of gospel and soul.

MOVIE
9. ‘THE WHITE COUNTESS’
The trademark Merchant and Ivory accents, costumes, and romance travel to 1930s China in their elegant final collaboration, starring Ralph Fiennes. Review >

MOVIE
10. ‘THE MATADOR’
Cheers to Pierce Brosnan for coming in from the cold and taking on a pitch-black hitman comedy. It’s his best role yet…no bull. Review >

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