The top 10 things we’re living for this week. Get into it.
10. BLU-RAY: Invasion of the Body Snatchers. You’re next! The influential, oft-remade 1956 sci-fi classic about aliens and pod people is out July 17 on Blu-ray.
9. MUSIC: Someday, Susanna Hoffs. While struggling through another manic Monday, rest easy knowing that the Bangles frontwoman returns July 17 with her latest solo album, Someday, a tribute to music of the ’60s. We still think someone needs to let her judge a TV singing competition.
8. TV: Carol Channing: Larger Than Life. Hello, Carol! Dori Berinstein’s documentary about Carol Channing, that legendary kook of stage and screen best known for Hello Dolly! and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, premieres July 16 on Showtime.
7. DVD/BLU-RAY: Friends with Kids. Fans of Bridesmaids and adult hetero problems, check out this comedy ensemble from Kissing Jessica Stein’s Jennifer Westfeldt starring Kristen Wiig, Jon Hamm, Maya Rudolph, and many more, on DVD/Blu-ray July 17.
6. TV: Project Runway. We never miss a season of ProjRun, and the 10th season of everyone’s favorite fashion design competition premieres July 19 on Lifetime.
5. TV: The Batmobile. Get revved up for The Dark Knight Rises with this cool documentary about the evolution of the Batmobile, which airs July 16 on the CW.
4. BOOK: Project Runway: The Show That Changed Fashion. Did we mention we enjoyed Project Runway? Available now, this insidery new book about the series includes interviews with judges and top designers, an intro by Heidi Klum, and a foreword by Harvey Weinstein.
3. THEATRE: Dogfight. Joe Mantello directs this funny and heartbreaking new Vietnam-era musical about the meet-not-so-cute between a handsome soldier and a homely waitress played by the amazing Lindsay Mendez. Based on a 1991 film and boasting terrific songs by newcomers Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, Dogfight opens July 16 at off-Broadway’s Second Stage Theatre.
2. MOVIE: The Dark Knight Rises. Maybe you’ve heard that The Dark Knight Rises, the third installment of Christopher Nolan’s awesome Batman film series, rises into theaters July 20.
1. TV: Portlandia: The Brunch Special. Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein’s hilarious Oregon-set IFC sketch comedy series, Portlandia returns July 20 with a star-studded hourlong special featuring never-before-seen footage. Have you made a reservation?