10 things EW loves: Week of June 4
1. COFFEE AND CIGARETTES
Iggy Pop, Tom Waits, and other weary souls connect over java and smokes in Jim Jarmusch’s entrancingly verbose gem.
2. TRUTH & BEAUTY, by Ann Patchett
A moving memoir about the once-in-a-lifetime friendship of two gifted writers: Patchett and the late Lucy Grealy.
3. VIOLA DAVIS IN ‘INTIMATE APPAREL’
The Tony award winner is dazzling as an early-20th-century seamstress looking for love. But hurry: The Off Broadway show closes June 13.
4. ‘SINCE WE LAST SPOKE,’ RJD2
Packed with funk-rock beats, this genre-bending effort from the Ohio-based DJ fairly bursts with nervy energy.
5. EASY RIDERS, RAGING BULLS
This two-disc DVD set neatly explains how the sex-drugs-and-rock & roll generation saved Hollywood.
6. Y: THE LAST MAN
Why ”The Last Man”? Because we love this Vertigo comic, in which Earth’s lone male must cope with an all-female world. Writer Brian K. Vaughan uses wit and humor to explore some age-old issues.
7. MURDER ON THE LEVI-ATHAN, by Boris Akunin Diplomat-cum-sleuth
Erast Fandorin sniffs out foul play on a cruise ship bound for India.
8. DANCING KIDS IN MUSIC VIDEOS
The ML can’t get enough of the half-size hoofers in Missy Elliott’s ”Work It” and Prince’s ”Musicology.” Bust a move, little ones!
9. CELEBRITY POKER SHOWDOWN
The second season of the Bravo poker series features celebs like Star Jones sitting down with big stacks of chips — and playing just as badly as you do…
10. SHREK 2
Think your meet-the-inlaws experience was tough? Imagine yourself as a stinky green ogre who has to schlepp out to a kingdom called Far Far Away!