The Must List: What's Hot for the Week of October 18, 2009
ALLY McBEAL on DVD
Finally! And with the original music! We're so thrilled the unisex johns, waddles, and dancing babies are back (plus new interviews with Calista Flockhart and the cast), we'll forgive that it took so long. Bygones.
''FRIDAY I'LL BE OVER U,'' Allison Iraheta
The booted-too-soon season 8 American Idol contestant is already earning comparisons to Kelly Clarkson for her slamming new single (with an ample sample of the Go-Gos' infectious joy). From the first shouts of ''Oh, yeah!'' it's clear Iraheta's brand of girl-power rock is fun, upbeat, and instantly addictive. She's psyched. We're sold.
THE ED HARDY BOYZ on Funnyordie.com
In ''The Case of The Missing Sick Belt Buckle'' (a gift Ed Audigier intended for — who else? — Jon Gosselin), Jon Daly and Nick Kroll swagger through a hilarious mash-up of the wholesome literary sleuths and the garish clothing line.
''TALL BOY'' video, Har Mar Superstar
Eva Mendes lends movie-star wattage to Har Mar's sparkling slo-mo space odyssey, set to a Timberlake-meets-Prince disco groove.
THE STEPFATHER on DVD
What remake? Sure, Dylan Walsh creeps out his stepson (Penn Badgley) in the new version, but he has mighty big shoes to fill: In the 1987 original, now making its debut on disc, Lost's Terry O'Quinn is terrifying as an intensely focused and meticulously secretive psycho who would — and does — kill to be the head of a picture-perfect family.
''WRECKING BALL,'' Bruce Springsteen
The Boss plays to the last crowds that the soon-to-be-demolished Giants Stadium will ever see, with this new, kick-ass anthem that taunts the passage of time and the great big wrecking ball that awaits us all. Available on his official site (brucespringsteen.net).
SOUTH PARK MEGA MILLIONAIRE app for iPhone
No joystick required as you bounce and roll Cartman and crew through challenging rounds of a fictional (and completely silly) Japanese game show. Wanna kill Kenny yourself? There's an app for that.
THE NEXT IRON CHEF on Food Network
If you like Top Chef, you'll eat up host Alton Brown and the culinary aces on season 2 of this quickfire competition show. Based on the primo ratings so far, lots of you are already getting your fill.
THE COLLECTED STORIES OF LYDIA DAVIS
The pieces in this new collection from the former National Book Award finalist are often short (some no more than a page), witty (''The Race of the Patient Motorcyclists''), and offbeat (a first date marred by flatulence, possibly a dog's).
THE LITTLE PRINCE deluxe pop-up book
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's much-loved 1943 existential fairy tale, about an airplane pilot who crash-lands in the desert and meets a quizzical little prince, maintains that ''one must look with the heart.'' This lovely edition boasts the complete original text and illustrations that are also a delight for the eyes.
TRICK 'R TREAT on DVD
''I had to wait over a year to finally see this Bryan Singer-produced horror movie. It rocked my face off. Best movie about Halloween ever.'' —Danna
FLASHFORWARD on ABC
''Thank goodness I am getting my 'eerie' fill while Lost is on hiatus. '' —Chrissy
''EMPIRE STATE OF MIND,'' Jay-Z
''I love listening to this track on my morning runs. Actually, The Blueprint 3 in its entirety is pretty on-point.'' —OvenMitt
ATTICUS SHAFFER on The Middle
''A sly little comedic genius that one is.'' —analiesejoy
A SERIOUS MAN
''This film tops my must list. It's a breath of fresh air (although the air is, at times, hard to breathe.) Four days after seeing it, I'm still thinking about it.'' —Amelia