10 things EW loves: Week of June 18, 2004
1. HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN
Mature kids + Alfonso Cuaron’s assured direction = the franchise’s most magical entry yet.
1996’s U.K. drug-scene phantasmagoria (with a pre-Jedi Ewan McGregor) finally gets the special-edition DVD treatment.
3. BLOOD DONE SIGN MY NAME, BY Timothy B. Tyson
The author looks back in anger — and with lacerating honesty — at a 1970 lynching that transformed a North Carolina town.
4. VH1 PROMO
Too soon for ”I Love the ’90s”? We say ”not soon enough” after catching a new spot, starring ”90210”’s Peach Pit, Joe E. Tata (Nat!), and Dylan’s vest.
5. The Streets’ ”FIT BUT YOU KNOW IT” video
Every picture (literally) tells a story in a clever clip chronicling the romantic misadventures of the Brit rapper.
6. THE NARROWS, by Michael Connelly
Harry Bosch is back — and on the hunt for a killer whose handiwork is unsettlingly familiar — in the sequel to 1996’s ”The Poet.” Is it scary? Well, it gave our own Stephen King the chills.
7. McSWEENEY’S #13
This lavishly illustrated book-a-zine (guest-edited by Chris Ware) pays compelling tribute to the art of graphic storytelling.
8. BRIAN ENO
Just reissued: four mid-’70s albums from a true rock legend. Each is a gem, but the ML is partial to the sublime sonics of ”Another Green World.”
9. THE DUKES OF HAZZARD
Watch Luke joke with hookers! Listen to Daisy make incest jokes (and wear tiny shorts)! Watch the first season on DVD and marvel at how racy it all seemed back in ‘79!
10. FIGHT NIGHT 2004
Float like a butterfly and sting like a bee in EA’s swell boxing game. It’ll take fancy footwork and a hard right to become lord of this ring.