Boxers, 'boarders, and 8 other things we love this week

By EW Staff
Updated June 13, 2005 at 04:00 AM EDT

The Must List: June 17, 2005

MOVIE
1. CINDERELLA MAN
Russell Crowe delivers a knockout performance as a bruised but unbroken heavyweight contender in Ron Howard’s raw and rousing film. Review >

TV
2. DANCING WITH THE STARS
Viewers get to vote on the fancy footwork (or faux pas de deux) of some unlikely celebs in ABC’s strictly ballroom Idol offshoot. News >

DVD
3. ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN
Before Deep Throat came in from the cold, Hal Holbrook uncannily captured the Watergate whistle-blower with his grim and cagey turn in this 1976 film classic.

MUSIC
4. BE, COMMON
Bracing lyrics and sinuous grooves (courtesy of Kanye West) make the Chi-town rapper’s 11-song set a perfect soundtrack to a summer’s eve. Review >

MOVIE
5. LORDS OF DOGTOWN
SoCal punks — sullen and fearless — are the heroes of a gritty and wondrously kinetic docudrama about the birth of modern skateboard culture.Review >

BOOKS
6. MARY ELLEN MARK: EXPOSURE
The images burn in the memory: Lost souls, from Bombay brothel workers to Seattle street children, gaze into the humane yet penetrating lens of this award-winning photographer.

DVD
7. JAMES DEAN
Fifty years after his death, the star shines anew in an extras-packed Warner DVD set that captures his brilliant but too-brief career. Review >

DVD
8. MOONLIGHTING: SEASONS 1 AND 2
Silly sleuthing by Cybill Shepherd’s downtrodden diva and Bruce Willis’ clumsy cad finally hits home on DVD.

MOVIE
9. THE SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELING PANTS
A smart cast (including Alexis Bledel and Amber Tamblyn) fits splendidly into a magical pair of jeans in this fresh coming-of-age movie. Review >

TV
10. BEAUTY AND THE GEEK
Dorks and dames teach one another social studies (and social skills) in The WB’s goofy bras-and-brains reality challenge.

Advertisement

Comments