I would wholeheartedly like to thank you for your magnificent cover story on the one and only Jim Carrey (#300, Nov. 10). It is, by far, the most fabulous cover yet. You have captured his signature smirk, which no one can put a price tag on. Carrey is the king of comedy; may he reign forever.
JEN A. WRIGHT
Dana Kennedy vaulted over the line of good taste when she asked Jim Carrey if he felt he could have sex with anyone he wanted. If I wanted answers to questions like that, I’d have bought PEOPLE.
HANKS FOR THE MEMORY
I’ve read many interviews with Tom Hanks and have noted we share two passions — namely, the Cleveland Indians and Bruce Springsteen. Your piece on Toy Story completes a trilogy. I too played with that little, bendable toy astronaut when I was growing up, but I have to inform you that his name was Major Matt Mason, not Nathan. Tell him I know a store where he can pick one up. It’s a little out of my price range, but I think he can afford it. Unfortunately, we don’t share a tax bracket.
New York City
WISH UPON A COSTAR
Hair, schmair! Demi Moore bombed in The Scarlet Letter and The Butcher’s Wife because she lacked a boffo costar. Ghost had Swayze and Whoopi; A Few Good Men, Cruise; Indecent Proposal, Redford; and Disclosure, Douglas. Alone, she simply cannot carry a film.
Fountain Valley, Calif.
VOICE OF ‘DOOM’
Thank you for your review of The Doom Generation. My friend and I, both in our 20s, saw the film at a local film festival and hated it. It was a total insult to our intelligence, yet some critics have been praising it. It’s nice to see that you guys can get beyond all the hype and write reviews that don’t just please directors and publicists.
‘BLUE’ IN THE FACE
Where do you get your info? In Encore, you stated that Madonna’s Like a Virgin has sold 15 million copies worldwide, ”a feat none of her other collections has matched.” Wrong. According to Billboard and the official Madonna fanzine, True Blue has sold 17.7 million worldwide, making it her most successful album.
LONELY ARE THE ‘BRAVE’
I don’t understand how in your list of Oscar probables you could have left out the most passionate, powerful, beautiful film of the year: Mel Gibson’s Braveheart. The man deserves some kind of award simply for having the dauntless energy required to direct, produce, and star in this massive masterpiece.
Costa Mesa, Calif.