10 Things EW loves: Week of Aug. 13, 2004
1 SUMMERLAND The WB’s warm-weather hit sexes up its sweet-family-drama core with just enough teen angst and beach-bared bods to keep us hooked.
2 I LOVE MY SMITH & WESSON, by David Bowker A great and deliriously gruesome thriller that has a killing machine called Rawhead as its antihero.
3 NO SAID DATE, Masta Killa Eleven years after the release of the first Wu-Tang Clan album, the last of the nine original members puts out a solo album – and it’s worth the wait.
4 HAROLD & KUMAR GO TO WHITE CASTLE A nasty raccoon, a cheetah, and Neil Patrick Harris licking the car upholstery. What’s not to like?
5 DR. 90210 E!’s reality-show take on ”Nip/Tuck” offers a fascinating look at the perfection-obsessed lives of the doctors who happen to perform extreme makeovers every day.
6 THE NEW iPOD The ML loved its trusty old ‘Pod more than was really healthy, but Apple’s done it again: The new (and less expensive) version has the click wheel of the mini and a battery that lasts up to 12 hours!
7 Soundtrack to ‘GARDEN STATE’ Coldplay, the Shins, and Simon & Garfunkel remind us of how much we loved Zach Braff’s sweet gem of a film.
8 HELLBOY Before his smart and clever adaptation – now on DVD – of Mike Mignola’s smart and clever graphic novels, Guillermo del Toro directed…
9 THE DEVIL’S BACKBONE Set during the Spanish civil war, del Toro’s spooky and atmospheric (and criminally overlooked) drama has just been reissued on a new extras-packed DVD.
10 HAPPENSTANCE, Rachael Yamagata Don’t miss the husky-voiced singer-songwriter’s emotionally raw debut record.
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