10 Things EW loves: Week of Sept. 3, 2004
1. THE BEST OF TRIUMPH THE INSULT COMIC DOG
The canine raconteur takes down Fabio and ”Star Wars” fans (so funny, you?ll poop) on his first DVD.
2. NIGHTY NIGHT
Playing the psychotic, scheming beautician in Oxygen’s imported Brit comedy, Julia Davis is so jaw-droppingly evil we almost forget to laugh. Almost.
3. ”THIS WILL BE OUR YEAR,” OK Go
Politics aside, we vote for this track from MoveOn.org’s ”Future Soundtrack for America,” a winning cover of the Zombies classic.
4. PUBLIC ENEMIES, by Bryan Burrough
In this book, John Dillinger and Baby Face Nelson do riveting battle with Hoover’s fledgling FBI.
5. THE MARTIN SCORSESE COLLECTION
We love all five Marty movies in this set (three on DVD for the first time), but we’re &%#$@ crazy about the special-edition ”GoodFellas.”
6. THE WAY TO COOK, by Julia Child
More than a collection of recipes, the late kitchen goddess’ 1989 classic is leavened with her warm, folksy charm — and remains the most essential basics cookbook you can buy.
7. THE BAD SEED
The DVD of this 1956 camp classic includes a priceless running audio commentary by star Patty McCormack and drag icon Charles Busch.
8. END OF THE CENTURY: THE STORY OF THE RAMONES
A doc as satisfyingly unpolished as the groundbreaking punk band it pays tribute to.
9. MADDEN NFL 2005
If a quick season we played on the newest edition of EA’s gridiron classic is any indication, the Green Bay Packers will win the Super Bowl. The ML wishes this were true.
10. RESCUE ME
Created by Denis Leary, FX?s hot drama demythologizes, but never reduces, its brave, bawdy, and sometimes just plain bad-boy firefighters.