Ten Things We Love This Week

By EW Staff
Updated January 12, 2007 at 05:00 AM EST
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The Must List: January 19, 2007

MOVIE1. ‘CHILDREN OF MEN’
A chilling glimpse of a not-so-distant future where there is no one under the age of 18. Gifted director Alfonso Cuarón creates a dystopian world that will haunt you for a long time.Review >MUSIC2. ‘MORE FISH,’ GHOSTFACE KILLAH
Effortlessly picking up where he left off in last year’s Fishscale, the Wu-Tang Clansman drops 17 more tracks of astringently pungent street poetry.Review >BOOKS3. ‘LOVE IS A MIX TAPE,’ BY ROB SHEFFIELD
A bunch of songs provide a narrative spine for this true story of a young man finding — and tragically losing — the love of his life. Humorous, heartbreaking, and heroic.Review >MOVIE4. ‘THE GOOD SHEPHERD’
Consumed by a fierce buttoned-down patriotism, Matt Damon plays the ultimate company man in Robert De Niro’s shadowy history of the CIA.Review >DVD5. ‘TWO-A-DAYS’
Does practice really make perfect? Find out in MTV’s gripping reality show about the helmeted warriors of Alabama’s storied Hoover High.Review >TV6. ‘TOP CHEF’
The producers of Project Runway let some aspiring cooks take out their knives in Bravo’s reality-competition series. For those who love great food and a good whine.Q&A >MOVIE7. ‘NOTES ON A SCANDAL’
Loneliness, repression, and class jealousies collide in this nasty psychological thriller, featuring a magnificent Judi Dench as a spinster harboring a dangerous obsession.Review >DVD8. ‘EXTRAS’
On DVD and HBO: Ricky Gervais exudes demented desperation as an underemployed ”background artist” waiting (and waiting) for his big break.Review >BOOKS9. ‘FOREVER IN BLUE,’ BY ANN BRASHARES
Talk about good jeans: Expect lotsa laughter and tears for the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants in the fourth and final volume of the well-worn series.Review >DVD10. ‘THE DESCENT’
Six women spelunkers are trapped underground in director Neil Marshall’s nightmarish and claustrophobic modern horror masterpiece. Review >

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