The Must List: June 20, 2008
1. KUNG FU PANDA
Watch as a roly-poly bear (voiced by Jack Black) turns himself into a martial-arts master in this animated comedy. Even Bruce Lee never perfected the Cuddle of Death.
2. ”MIRANDO,” Ratatat
Imagine a round of Super Mario Bros. set to an irresistible dance beat, and you’ll get the Brooklyn electronica duo’s latest, charged track.
3. CAMP CAMP, by Roger Bennett and Jules Shell
From two Bar Mitzvah Disco authors comes this collection of vintage summer-camp stories and photos that offer a nostalgic trip down wedgie lane.
4. SWINGTOWN on CBS
Grant Show sports a ‘stache and not much else in this drama about libidinous married couples in the ’70s. It’s a time machine without ever leaving your couch…
5. SOAP: THE COMPLETE SERIES on DVD
…kinda like this groundbreaking campy soap-opera parody, which featured button-pushing issues such as infidelity, homosexuality, and…alien abductions.
6. ALL I INTENDED TO BE, Emmylou Harris
The country legend spins pure ”Gold” on her sparkling new album.
7. JOHN ADAMS on DVD
HBO’s presidential miniseries includes a pop-up historical guide for all seven episodes. If only high school had come with an extra that cool.
8. I LOVE YOU, BETH COOPER, by Larry Doyle
The teen hero of this hilarious novel, now in paperback, proclaims his love for a girl in his valedictorian speech. No pop-up historical guide included.
9. MARY McCORMACK on ‘In Plain Sight’
The next time we enter witness protection, we’d like her tough marshal from USA’s drama to protect us.
10. BURN AFTER READING trailer
Let’s hair it for the Coen brothers: They follow up Javier Bardem’s Dorothy Hamill ‘do with this Brad Pitt coif.
Submitted by B.H.