10 Things EW loves: Week of Aug 20., 2004
1. THE LOST BOYS
Ooh, hottie teen vampires! The special-edition DVD of the 1987 romp includes — yes! — a featurette reuniting the Coreys Haim and Feldman.
2. NIGHT GALLERY: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON
It’s been 34 years since the frightful TV classic (now on DVD) first aired, but that Rod Serling still freaks us out.
3. FACES BOXED SET
Remember when Rod Stewart was cool? Pop in this four-disc set of remastered recordings from the band that made him, and you will.
4. ERLEND OYE
The Kings of Convenience singer takes to the turntables for the danceable DJ-Kicks, spicing up the mix by sampling his own covers of Elvis and Bananarama. The Norwegian band’s latest, ”Riot on an Empty Street,” isn’t bad either.
5. MIKE HALL on ‘SportsCenter’
The ”Dream Job” winner shows himself worthy of the anchor seat on ESPN’s nightly ritual.
6. WHERE THE TRUTH LIES, by Rupert Holmes
He wrote the ML fave ”Escape [Pina Colada Song].” His first novel — about a ’60s comedy team driven apart by a mysterious death — is just as sweet.
The true story of South African cop-turned-robber Andre Stander (Thomas Jane) is a gripping look at an antihero of apartheid-era Johannesburg.
8. I, FATTY, by Jerry Stahl
In this hilarious faux memoir, the ”Permanent Midnight” author imagines the life of silent film star Fatty Arbuckle, whose career was destroyed by lurid accusations.
9. WILL FERRELL AS Dubya
See the clip on whitehousewest.com to see how funny farm tools can be — then realize how much you’ll miss Will on ”SNL” this fall.
10. GROWING UP GOTTI
Ex-Mob princess Victoria Gotti?s three sons turn wearing hair gel and grunting in protest into an art form on A&E?s hit reality-com.