RELEVANT Recommends

With all the books, shows, movies and albums that come out every week, it can be hard to choose what's worth checking out and what's, well, not. At least, it used to be hard. But with RELEVANT Recommends, things are much easier. We give you a list of five things you should be watching, reading or listening to this week.

'Zero Dark Thirty'

Why We Like It

Director Kathryn Bigelow and writer Mark Boal's telling of the hunt for Osama bin Laden finally gets its wide release this weekend, and early buzz for the film has been about as good as early buzz for movies gets.


Why We Like It

Hitting DVD and Blu-Ray this week is Tim Burton's criminally under-seen, under-appreciated, claymation charmer Frankenweenie, about a boy who manages to resurrect his beloved pet dog. This movie captures Burton doing what he does best—and almost makes up for the lackluster Dark Shadows.


Why We Like It

Justified, FX's nail-biting modern western, returned with its new season last week. But just because we ran out of space to talk about it in last week's Recommends doesn't give you an excuse to not load it into your DVR. You won't find a better crime show on television today.

The Golden Globes

Why We Like It

There was a time when the Golden Globes were just Oscar wannabes, trying to match the Academy's over-inflated sense of pride. Of late, however, the Globes have settle into something a little more offbeat and unpredictable than the Oscars. The awards don't necessarily make sense, but this Sunday's co-hostesses Tina Fey and Amy Poehler promise to be wildly more entertaining than the Oscar's dreaded Seth MacFarlane.

'Help, Thanks, Wow'

Why We Like It

Anne Lamott's new opus on three short prayers finds the much-lauded, much-loved, much-talked-about chronicler of spiritual journeys back at what she does best: short, poignant essays on her steps toward trust.

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Cody Brockel


Cody Brockel commented…

I don't know how Justified hasn't been loaded with awards. It's a very good show, especially when it has to compete with other cable and premium cable shows. Season 2 was about as good as television writing gets.

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