The Must List: August 24, 2007
1. MICHELLE PFEIFFER IN STARDUST
The luminous actress summons some movie black magic to play a 400-year-old witch on the prowl for eternal youth, in this goofy sword-and-sorcery delight. Review >
Embrace your inner sorostitute! We’re crushing on the ABC Family series that’s totally drunk on drama. Review >
3. SPECIAL TOPICS IN CALAMITY PHYSICS, by Marisha Pessl
Warning: If you pick up the paperback release of this high school-set murder mystery, even gravity can’t force you to put it down. Review >
4. THE TEN
An A-list movie ensemble — including Winona Ryder, Paul Rudd, Jessica Alba, and Adam Brody — sinfully sends up each of the Ten Commandments. Review >
5. UP IN SMOKE/STILL SMOKING DOUBLE FEATURE
Packaged together on DVD, Cheech & Chong’s herb-inspired buffoonery is truly timeless.
6. KISS KISS, Chris Brown
Yes, Internet leaks are wrong, but we can’t stop listening to the hypnotic, sexy new single from the prince of R&B and his buddy T-Pain.
7. FUR AND GOLD, Bat for Lashes
Eccentric like Björk or Kate Bush, Natasha Khan (a.k.a. Bat for Lashes) delivers a whimsical, ethereal debut disc. And did we mention she plays the harpsichord? Review >
8. CHARLEY HARPER: AN ILLUSTRATED LIFE, by Todd Oldham
Design guru Oldham tracked down artist Harper for this stylish, oversize tome featuring the modernist’s work.
9. INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS COLLECTOR’S EDITION
Arguably the best Body Snatchers, the 1978 version is resurrected with new DVD extras.
Quick-witted director Kevin Smith & Co. bring on belly-aching laughs in the podcast, available on iTunes.
Submitted by Danielle Hayden