10 things EW loves: Week of March 26
1. PICKUP ON SOUTH STREET
The Criterion Collection has artfully restored Samuel Fuller’s taut 1953 film noir/spy thriller in a gorgeous, extras-packed DVD.
2. CAROLINE DHAVERNAS on Fox’s ‘Wonderfalls’
The ML is smitten with this Quebec native who cunningly channels Gen-Y angst as a Brown grad working in a Niagara Falls trinket shop.
3. ”TIPSY,” J-KWON
The St. Louis hip-hopper’s jaunty, party-hardy single — with a squelchy synth line and a massive beat that stomps like a two-ton brontosaurus — leaves us drunk with delirium.
4. JAMES BOND 007: EVERYTHING OR NOTHING
Pierce Brosnan is back on Her Majesty’s Secret Service in EA’s action-packed videogame.
5. STERIOGRAM’S ”WALKIE TALKIE MAN” VIDEO
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’s Michel Gondry applies his antic sensibility to this stunningly handcrafted clip.
6. ALOFT, by Chang-rae Lee
Former investment banker Lee’s latest novel is a lovely and wry tale of a 59-year-old Long Island retiree who gets above his messy personal life by flying his plane over the suburbs of New York.
The New York sextet’s self-titled album features modern takes on old blues spirituals — and vocals by Levon Helm’s daughter to boot! Hallelujah!
8. DAWN OF THE DEAD
With a bloody remake now hitting theaters, check out the scrumptiously spooky original’s special-edition DVD…if you dare!
9. SIGNIFICANT OTHERS
A cast of mostly unknowns laughs — and licks — it up each Tuesday night on Bravo’s semi-improvised comedy about that always fun topic: couples therapy.
10. JOHNNY DEPP IN ‘SECRET WINDOW’
Did he steal John Turturro’s storeee? You’ll have to see his nuttily nuanced peformance in this movieee.