10 things EW loves: Week of April 23, 2004
1. VIDEO FOR D12’S ”MY BAND”
Yo, Shady! Why ya gotta be hoggin’ the spotlight? Fun and fame collide in this clever clip from Eminem and five Motown rappers.
2. I DREAM OF MICROWAVES, by Imad Rahman
Eight tales of a young Pakistani-American actor and his bizarre adventures in love and life.
For a while there, the Must List was beginning to wonder if superagent Jack Bauer had lost it. (A virus? Bor-ing!) But he — and Fox’s real-time series — is clearly back on track. A virus? Cooool!
4. HARD TIME
In this book from DC Comics’ ”Focus” series, a teen deals with newfound superpowers — while behind bars. It’s like Oz meets My So-Called Life.
5. ELLA ENCHANTED
What? You think some little old curse is gonna keep Anne Hathaway’s Princess Ella down? This modernized, you-go-girl fairy tale will show you!
6. I AM MY OWN WIFE
Jefferson Mays plays more than 40 characters in Doug Wright’s play about a real-life German transvestite who survived both the Nazis and communism. Oh, and it just won a little award called the Pulitzer.
7. ”ROSES,” OUTKAST
Here’s the straight poop: We think this stanky ditty from Andre 3000 and Big Boi is going to race right up the charts to, uh, No. 2.
Now on DVD, Merchant Ivory’s touching 1987 film adaptation of E.M. Forster’s novel in which a young man comes to terms with his sexual identity.
9. KILL BILL: VOL. 1
With Vol. 2 in theaters, it’s dangerously close to Overkill Bill. But because we’re always up for a bit of cartoon bloodletting, the ML can’t stop watching Uma kick butt on this DVD!
10. ANIMAL FACE-OFF
Ever wonder who would win if a bull shark fought a hippo? Well, so have the experts on the Discovery Channel’s crit-terrific show.