"Can you believe they made another mother-f***in' list?"
To commemorate their 1,000th issue, Entertainment Weekly is celebrating by doing something they like to do a lot of: make lists. Enough to total 1,000 listings (get it?), naming their picks for the best in movies, television, music, books, theater and whatever other pop culture tidbits they can come up with; needless, to say, it's a double issue (on newsstands this weekend), with most of the lists spilling over online at EW.com.
But there's a twist. Dubbing these the "new classics", the choices only hail from the past 25 years (how convenient for them, considering that most of their lists are heavy on the current anyway). Although setting that (arbitrary) cut-off date as that of their first issue (February 16, 1990 -- with k.d. lang as their first cover subject) surely would have made more sense, at least this gives the EW staffers the chance to laud their over-hyped/over-rated favorites one more time (Seinfeld? Check. Arrested Development? Check.) They even got to put Harry Potter on the cover again.
Topping off their choices in movies is Pulp Fiction, with The Silence of the Lambs (movie posters), The Simpsons (TV), The A-Team (TV theme songs), Prince's Purple Rain soundtrack (music), Cormac McCarthy's The Road (books), Madonna at the MTV Music Awards (fashion), Tony Kushner's Angels in America (stage), Tetris (video games) and the DVD player (technology) heading up their respective categories. For a quick look at the full list of 100 movies, see the comments section below.