10 things EW loves: Week of Nov. 19, 2004
1. THE INCREDIBLES’
A normal family of superheroes battle the Ruthless Potbelly and the Frivolous Lawsuit in Pixar’s sprightly and observant ‘toon spectacular.
2. CUTTY, ONE ROCK by August Kleinzahler
The austere poet writes about the Jersey Mob, Brit poetry, and the family dog in this poignant memoir.
3. CROOKED RAIN, CROOKED RAIN, Pavement
The seminal CD from the off-center yet catchy-as-a-cold indie gods has been reissued in a special 10th-anniversary edition, with 36 bonus tracks.
4. BROTHER TO BROTHER
The modern plight of a gay black man powerfully converges with the legacy of the Harlem Renaissance in this Sundance fave.
5. Video for U2’s “VERTIGO”
Helped by some Matrix-esque F/X, the boys rock out on a giant bull’s-eye in the desert — a great clip that also looks like the most lavish Target commercial ever.
6. HTTP:// IMNOTTHATADAMLEVINE.ORG
Fed up with a string of phone calls meant for Maroon 5’s frisky frontman, this other Mr. Levine (who keeps his name in the L.A. phone book) shares these messages with the rest of the world.
7. HARVIE KRUMPET
A Tourette’s-suffering, chain-smoking codger is the subject of this mesmerizing Oscar-winning animated short, now on DVD.
8. CASE HISTORIES, by Kate Atkinson
A PI investigates three cold cases plus his own turbid past in this dark but strangely delightful page-turner.
9. FADE TO BLACK
It’s Jay-Z’s hoppin’ retirement party. Chronicling his legendary 2003 Madison Square Garden show, this superb concert doc follows the Jigga on stage, backstage, and in the studio.
10. REGENCY HOUSE PARTY
In PBS’ dandy reality series, a group of modern men and women spend nine weeks at a country estate?and party like it’s, uh, 1811.