Welcome to BuzzSugar's monthly must-haves, where I show off a handful of the things I'm most looking forward to watching, buying, renting and reading. With fall in the air, here are a bunch of the goodies I'm craving this month.
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- "My So-Called Life" — The Complete Series (w/ Book) — It's about time! One of the most important TV shows of my formative years is finally getting some proper DVD treatment. The set, which will be released on Oct. 30, includes seven commentary tracks, an interview with Claire Danes, and a book with notes on the show from Joss Whedon, Janeane Garofalo and creator Winnie Holzman, among others.
- "Twin Peaks" — The Definitive Gold Box Edition (Seasons 1 & 2) — Yet another legendary series is finally getting its DVD due this month. "Twin Peaks," the show that made America ask who killed Laura Palmer and turned Kyle MacLachlan and David Lynch into household names, has only been released in small, one-season sets before now. But this Gold Box Edition, which will be released Oct. 30, includes all 29 episodes plus the original pilot, a feature-length documentary about the show, deleted scenes and even a "Twin Peaks" sketch from "Saturday Night Live."
- The Gum Thief by Douglas Coupland — Douglas Coupland's novels are occasionally absurd, consistently quirky, and frequently moving. His latest book, The Gum Thief, which comes out Oct. 2, is actually two stories in one: the main story, which chronicles the relationship-in-letters between two misfits, is interwoven with chapters of one of the character's (apparently very bad) novels. Sounds just like the bizarre, bitterly funny and unendingly clever Coupland I've come to love.
- The Hoax — I maintain that The Hoax is one of the greatest films I've seen in 2007. Based on the true story of writer Clifford Irving who falsely claimed to have interviewed the mysterious Howard Hughes, The Hoax is expertly directed and deftly acted (particularly by the ever-great Alfred Molina). The DVD is released October 16 so... to your Netlix queues!
- Bruce Springsteen: Magic — There's something oddly comforting about Bruce Springsteen. The Boss is back with a new album, Magic, on Oct. 2, and I'm looking forward to hearing his familiar, trademark classic rock once again. Not sure if you're up for this? You can get an early listen of the album over here.
- CMJ 2007 Music Marathon and Film Festival — Taking place in New York City October 16-20, the College Music Journal's Music Marathon and Film Festival boasts a huge number of musical performances, film screenings and special exhibits.
- Glamour Magazine's Reel Moments — Glamour's Reel Moments series features short films written by "real women" and directed by A-list Hollywood ladies. Next up in the series we'll see films helmed by Kirsten Dunst, Kate Hudson and Rita Wilson. The ladies' films will screen on October 9 in L.A. and then will be available for viewing by pleebs like us online soon after. I can't wait to see Dunst's "ghost story" movie starring Michelle Williams.