Wave riding, webslinging, and 8 other things we love this week
10 things EW loves: Week of July 23, 2004
1. FILM NOIR ON DVD
Gumshoes (like Robert Mitchum in ”Out of the Past”) and femmes fatales inhabit the newly released classics from Universal and Warner.
2. SHADOW DIVERS, by Robert Kurson
The mesmerizing, true-life saga of two scuba divers who find a sunken U-boat off the New Jersey coast.
A Hollywood heartthrob is on the rise, and his buds are along for the ride, in this bracing HBO sitcom, exec-produced by Mark Wahlberg and costarring Matt Dillon’s brother, Kevin.
4. WONDER WOMAN: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON
We’ll soon own this DVD set: Lynda Carter in satin tights sends the ML to Paradise Island.
5. METALLICA: SOME KIND OF MONSTER
The world’s reigning metal kings star in this no-holds-barred doc in which they stare down their demons — and one another. Call it ”The Thrash of the Titans.”
6. VIDEO FOR SCISSOR SISTERS’ ”TAKE YOUR MAMA”
Terry Gilliam meets ’80s MTV in this candy-colored clip from the New York quintet. The song’s a bouncy party anthem that has the vibes of classic Elton John.
7. BIG BROTHER 5
Logic-bending twists, long-lost relatives, identical twins — just some of the antics in the new season of CBS’ housebound realityfest.
8. SKINNY DIP, BY CARL HIAASEN
The author’s usual assortment of misfits and lowlifes collide in a yarn infused with venomous wit and scalding rage.
9. RIDING GIANTS
From ancient Polynesia to modern-day Jeff Spicolis, the primal contest between man and wave gets a splashy cinematic treatment from ”Dogtown and Z-Boys”’ Stacy Peralta.
8. SPIDER-MAN 2
You’re supposed to battle crime in Activision’s videogame — but we just like webslinging our way down the canyons of New York City.