Ten Things We Love This Week
The Must List: August 17, 2007
1. THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM
Punch! Shoot! Remember! Matt Damon’s amnesiac assassin returns to the big screen to punish the bad guys — and give loyal fans an adrenaline-soaked reward. Review >
2. WITHOUT PREJUDICE?
Talk about mind games. Contestants’ answers to knotty moral questions can earn them a cash prize in GSN’s unorthodox new competition series.
3. ON THE ROAD, by Jack Kerouac
Fifty years after Sal Paradise first set out to wander the U.S., the Beat Generation hero is back…in an anniversary edition.
Go online and check out Buffy auteur Joss Whedon’s free sci-fi comic for a look at his latest offbeat universe — complete with a robot, an alien, and riot grrrls. (myspace.com/darkhorsepresents)
5. NO END IN SIGHT
The clear-eyed documentary, currently in theaters, presents a quietly damning account of the Bush administration’s missteps in the Iraq war. Review >
6. GINNIFER GOODWIN on ‘Big Love’
As the youngest of the HBO drama’s wives, she brings a much-needed rebellious streak to the Henrickson household. TV Watch >
7. CHICKEN WITH PEARS
Christopher Walken gets his gourmand on in this deliciously deadpan YouTube clip, preparing a fine meal from scratch in his kitchen. Funny and informative!
8. THE REST OF HER LIFE, by Laura Moriarty
The emotionally wrenching page-turner explores the strain that an accidental death puts on a Kansas mom’s relationship with her children.
9. BEAUTY & CRIME, Suzanne Vega
She hearts N.Y.: Vega’s first studio album in six years is a folky tribute to her beloved hometown. Review >
10. THE HOST
U.S. military pollution creates a berserk monster in this satirical yet chilling South Korean flick, now on DVD. Review >
Submitted by Monica Perry