10 things EW loves: Week of Sept. 10, 2004
The trailer for the South Park boys’ latest features marionettes fighting terrorism and a bold promise to upset Bush, Kerry, and Liv Tyler.
2. NAKOMIS on CBS’ Big Brother 5
Yes, she put her half brother on the block, but she’s the only non-annoying player — and her name is Nakomis.
3. GOOD TIMES: THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON On DVD
Esther Rolle’s best season before she left (briefly) and it all went downhill. As Florida would say: Damn! Damn! Damn!
4. A STRANGELY ISOLATED PLACE, Ulrich Schnauss
A dreamy ambient techno CD that shimmers and soars — like riding on a silvery cloud.
5. NBC’s DAYTIME DRAMAS
Enough with the Olympics! Finally, we’re back to Captive Island on Days of Our Lives — and that creepy incest story line on Passions!
6. HOW TO MAKE LOVE LIKE A PORN STAR, by Jenna Jameson
Rx for common stripper injuries! A sample porn star contract! Tons of, um, lush photos! And, oh yeah, the life story of the famed adult entertainer.
7. MEAN CREEK
In writer-director Jacob Estes’ first film, a bunch of teens on a raft trip end up as players in a mesmerizing modern morality tale.
8. STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART
From ”Cherish” to ”You Light Up My Life” — a three-CD sugar high of pop confections from the ’60s and ’70s.
9. LAURA DERN in We Don’t Live Here Anymore
Her betrayed housewife tempted into her own indiscretions anchors a film that explores marital discord and extramarital passion.
Jaws made him famous, but this 1971 TV movie (finally on DVD) — in which an ordinary guy learns the meaning of road rage — showed Spielberg had the goods.