The Must List: What's Hot for the Week Ending July 4, 2010
THE DAILY SHOW
Jon Stewart's been killing it for years. But credit our country's latest ills for giving him some amazing material. There's nothing funny about the Gulf oil mess — but Stewart still wrings rueful laughs out of the enormity of the screwup. (Comedy Central, weekdays, 11 p.m.)
Indie darlings the Duplass brothers (Baghead) edge closer to the mainstream without sacrificing any of their charm in this sweetly strange R-rated movie. Jonah Hill stars as a 21-year-old son who's so attached to his mother (Marisa Tomei) that he'll do anything to thwart her new suitor (John C. Reilly).
Bruce Springsteen's LONDON CALLING: LIVE IN HYDE PARK
Last June, the Boss rocked a crowd of 50,000 Brits for three hours. This two-DVD set will let you experience the show, with its choice covers like the Clash's ''London Calling.''
LUCY, by Laurence Gonzales
Human-animal hybrids are often fodder for horror movies (see the recent film Splice). But this elegant sci-fi novel about a nice girl who's part chimp is a thoughtful, engrossing depiction of a scientific what-if.
THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO on DVD
While you wait for the American film adaptation of Stieg Larsson's blockbuster novel, take home the thrilling Swedish version (rated R) and get a peek at how badass Lisbeth Salander really is.