News + Notes
8 | MASSACRE APPEAL Is 2003 the year of the horror movie?…First Look: The Woods…Why Disney delayed The Alamo…By the Numbers: Hugh Jackman…The faces behind the new romantic comedy Love Actually…Culture Clash: Saving Jessica Lynch…The 5-Year Plan: Jeff Corwin…The Shaw Report…Hot Sheet…Monitor.
24 | THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KEANU The Matrix franchise has made him one of the richest men in Hollywood. Now Keanu Reeves ponders life outside the grid — and after 40. BY SCOTT BROWN
30 | PRESIDENT’S DAY James Brolin and Judy Davis suit up for CBS’ The Reagans, a controversial look at the Grand Old Party’s First Family. BY CARINA CHOCANO
32 | DECONSTRUCTING HARRIS The Human Stain’s Ed Harris looks back at a career built on strong supporting roles — and decides that he’s okay with that. BY DAVE KARGER
36 | HOLY ROLLER Joan of Arcadia is a heaven-sent gift for CBS and Amber Tamblyn, its fetching young star — and an act of God for its creator. BY LYNETTE RICE
38 | A LIFE OF FICTION Tobias Wolff, acclaimed short-story writer and author of the memoir This Boy’s Life, has now mastered yet another form with his evocative new novel, Old School. BY JAY WOODRUFF
45 | THE MUST LIST Ten great things to see/hear/read/play.
47 | MOVIES The Human Stain; also Shattered Glass, Alien: The Director’s Cut, Scary Movie 3, Suspended Animation, Die Mommie Die! Plus: Spotlight on Peter Sarsgaard; Ask the Critic.
57 | DVD & VIDEO The Dick Van Dyke Show and The Honeymooners; also Platinum Blonde, Finding Nemo, The Anna Nicole Show, Legally Blonde 2. Plus: Double Take: Doctor Zhivago.
61 | TELEVISION Arrested Development; also Everwood. Plus: Sound Bites, What to Watch.
68 | MUSIC Sarah McLachlan’s Afterglow; also Ryan Adams, Iggy Pop, P.O.D., Wanda Jackson. Plus: Green Day mystery; Legacy: Elliott Smith; School of Rock on board.
72 | BOOKS Sting’s Broken Music; also Martin Amis, Phillip Lopate, Paul Newman and A.E. Hotchner, Ellen DeGeneres, Amy Tan, John Updike, Louis Auchincloss.
6 | MAIL Focus on the Photo Issue; watching Whoopi.
80 | STUPID QUESTIONS This week with…Triumph the Insult Comic Dog.
ON THE COVER Keanu Reeves photographed for EW by Robert Maxwell in Los Angeles on Oct. 19, 2003
(COVER) STYLING: JEANNE YANG/CLOUTIER; HAIR: NINA PASKOWITZ; MAKEUP: GERI B. OPPENHEIM; SHIRT: JIL SANDER; SET DESIGN: ED MURPHY/MERCURY ARTISTS GROUP; PRINTING: PICTUREHOUSE
BBC to air series on superstar David Beckham’s soccer skills for
BBC to air series on superstar David Beckham’s soccer skills for kids. Now you can really Bend It Like Beckham. Really!