Required Summer Entertaining

Required summer entertaining

Now that the fireworks are behind us, it’s time for proper attention to be paid to all the delights that the season brings. Here’s our list of joys you simply must hog for yourself between the lazy days by the pool and long nights at the bar.
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HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLLOWS
You can use your height to muscle the smaller nerds out of the queue at midnight on 20 July when the final chapter hits shelves. Turn the phone off, cancel all your plans, and get ready.

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FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS
New Zealand’s 4th most popular folk parody duo finally gets its own series. As witty and clever as ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ in its prime.

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iPHONE
I get it, the iPhone is amazing. I want one too, just stop flaunting it around like its a black amex.

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TRANSFORMERS
Bay fan or not. Transformers might be the most fun at the theater this summer. Check out the full Review.

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MAN VS. WILD
For some reason, when Bear Grylls eats bugs it’s not as gross as watching Americans do it for money on “Survivor.” Whether it’s his amazing skill to find civilization from any point on earth or his scrappy good looks, we’re big fans
http://dsc.discovery.com/fansites/manvswild/manvswild.html

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JOHN FROM CINCINATTI
Okay, so it’s a little weird. Surfers float, Rebecca De Mornay is a wild and crazy grandma, and apparently “the end is near.” After seeing a couple episodes of this show from creator, David Milch, we felt the need to dig up some of the “Deadwood” seasons for those summer nights.
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FEIST: THE REMINDER
The little indie cd that could. Her music has bridged the social gap between Williamsburg hipsters and suburban soccer moms.

And if you want extra credit, check out these delights available at fine purveyors across the country.
 
 
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WEDDING WARS
If you missed Gay Pride, here’s your chance to see John Stamos, ‘mo-ing it up. Jim Fall (“Trick”) directs this effervescent comedy about one gay guy’s fight to have as fabulous a wedding as his straight bro’. It’s as light as tall glass of prosecco if you can get past the Hallmark-y M.O.W. score. Also stars Eric Dane of “Grey’s Anatomy.”

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DEADWOOD SEASON 3
You can work on your letter-writing campaign to bring the show back to HBO later. For now, check out this nice little boxed set of the final season in the old west.

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SILVER SPOONS: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON
During the great 80’s throwback that “Transformers” will spin you into, have another look at this series starring Ricky Schroeder as a poor little boy just trying to make it through the day with that damn train set in the living room.

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PICKET FENCES: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON
David E. Kelley’s lovely and just-weird-enough series finally makes it to DVD this summer. Check out the hairstyles that were in vogue during the 1992-1993 season on the heads of Tom Skerritt, Kathy Baker and a young Lauren Holly. Enjoyable.

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KITCHEN CONFIDENTIAL: THE COMPLETE SERIES
Bradley Cooper (did you guys know he was on “Globe Trekker”?) runs the swanky kitchen in this hysterical but short-lived FOX series.