Smart List

Do talk about: “Date Night” Really! Disregard the flat trailer and consider this: Tina Fey and Steve Carell, together at last. Having seen the goods, it’s obvious director Shawn Levy gave his stars plenty of leeway to work their magic in this action comedy about an overworked couple who try to rekindle their marriage only to be caught up in a deadly plot. Watch for one heck of a tag-team stripper pole dance. (Friday)

You should talk about: “Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans.” Few bothered to see this detective melodrama in theaters, but here are the Top 3 Reasons You Should Grab the DVD: 1. Director Werner Herzog has turned in a brilliantly loony B-movie extravaganza. 2. Nicolas Cage is reliably strange as a drug-addicted cop. 3. There is an entire scene shot from an iguana’s point of view. (Tuesday)

I’m talking about: “A Little Night Music.” The new Broadway cast recording is out, and mercifully Catherine Zeta-Jones gives us the definitive version of “Send in the Clowns.” You can now pitch your original recording with the feeble Glynis Johns take. (Tuesday)

We could talk about: Christian Siriano. America, your new catchphrase is here! The fashion designer has retired the word “fierce” -- praise be! -- and replaced it with “having a moment.” To celebrate, Bravo will air the one-hour special, aptly titled “Christian Siriano: Having a Moment,” so that we may all watch and begin the wearing-out process. (Monday)


You’d better be talking about: Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings. It won’t compare to seeing them live -- this year’s lucky SXSW attendees got a taste -- but the new album from the veteran singer and Brooklyn soul band, “I Learned the Hard Way,” is almost as intense and electric. (Tuesday)

-- Denise Martin