Stuff you’ll want to know about
Wed, Jun 23, 2010 (4:35 p.m.)
Photo: Jason Seiler
PLEASE GIVE Nicole Holofcener’s darkly funny character study about guilt among upper-middle-class New Yorkers, is one of the best movies of the year, with great performances from Catherine Keener, Oliver Platt, Amanda Peet and Rebecca Hall. Now playing at the Suncoast.
WORLD CUP Brazil battles Portugal to determine who advances from the “group of death.” Watch the world’s first- and third-ranked teams over breakfast at Agave. June 25, 7 a.m.
PARTY DOWN There’s still time to catch up on the brilliant Starz comedy—via cable on demand or Netflix instant—before this week’s finale, and it’s worth the effort to experience one of the funniest and most insightful shows on TV. Friday, 10 p.m.
EXILE ON MAIN STREET Sure, you own it. But you haven’t heard The Rolling Stones’ 1972 classic like this, all sonically spruced up with a new batch of old rarities in the sidecar.
LCD SOUNDSYSTEM Get cool with the summer’s real party album, This Is Happening. The thing earned an A from the Onion’s A.V. Club and knocked Gaga from the top of the dance chart. Wait, critics and consumers agree on something?!
61 HOURS Lee Child’s vagrant hero, Jack Reacher, is stranded in frigid South Dakota. There, the tough, resourceful ex-Army cop faces down a lethal meth crew, among other feats. Not as violent as past Reacher tales, but still smart and appealing. $28
TREKKIE AUCTION Your mantel’s missing something: a Vulcan lute. Julien’s auctions items from Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry’s estate. June 27, 2 p.m., Planet Hollywood.
NASCAR TICKETS There’s been no official date set for Las Vegas’ 2011 NASCAR weekend, but that’s a minor technicality for diehard race fans. What is important: early-bird tickets go on sale June 28, and every pass purchased before August 1 comes with two tickets to September’s Truck Series race. lvms.com, 800-644-4444, individual tix start at $49.