10 things EW loves: Week of Dec. 24, 2004
1. GUNGA DIN
Imperialism and murderous cults make for one rollicking good time in George Stevens’ 1939 classic, now on DVD. Just look at Cary Grant’s face! Review >
2. Talking Edna Doll
The Incredibles’ feisty fashionista is just itchin’ to sass some class into ya with this interactive talking toy.
3. NONSENSE NOVELS, by Stephen Leacock
From ridiculous romances to wacky whodunits, no literary genre goes untouched by the brilliantly blithe satirist in this collection of short tales.
4. THE GRANDMOTHER in ‘The Amazing Race’
Mary Jean, you can pass the salt when you’re darned ready. The ML salutes the Tenacious G. More >
5. HUGH LAURIE in ‘House’
With a bedside manner from hell, his brilliant but caustic doc on Fox’s hospital drama is strong medicine for a humdrum format. Review >
6. STATE OF FEAR, by Michael Crichton
Scientists, politicians, lobbyists, and annoying activist actors converge in this snappy eco-thriller that dares to poke holes in the theory of global warming. No, it’s not getting hotter in here — it’s just you. Review >
7. GREATEST HITS, Neil Young
The folk/alt-country/blues/ rock god has put out a best-of package: Hey, Hey, My, My, This is the album ya gotta buy. More >
8. LOVE IS IN THE HEIR
E! follows a ditzy Persian princess seeking her mate in L.A. while pursuing a country-music career. East meets Western. We like!
9. MARIA FULL OF GRACE
Add The Door in the Floor and We Don’t Live Here Anymore to this weeper about a teen drug mule for a merry DVD marathon. Plus Maria’s Stephen King’s No. 1 pic! Review >
10. BAD EDUCATION
Almodóvar channels Hitchcock by way of transvestism in this colorful mystery starring a remarkably…beautiful Gael García Bernal. Review >