Feedback from our readers
Kirsten Dunst says that any Spider-Man movie without her, Tobey Maguire, and Sam Raimi would be a ”big flop” (”World Wide Web”). She misunderstands why people see these films. Neither she nor Maguire is a bigger star than the Spidey character, which is the real draw.
College Station, Tex.
While I enjoyed your Penguin Power List (Summer Movie Preview), you missed the granddaddies of them all — the dancing penguin waiters in Mary Poppins!
Hype and Mighty
Bravo, Gillian Flynn! I don’t agree with everything in your Ugly Betty, Lost, and Grey’s Anatomy review (Television), but I love the merciless way you took an ax to three overhyped shows.
TV critic Gillian Flynn has apparently been gifted with the ability to invalidate the opinions of TV viewers everywhere. I now know I’m wrong to believe Lost, Grey’s, and Ugly Betty are as good as I thought. I just hope Ms. Flynn doesn’t determine chocolate cake to be unworthy of my praise.
The Rat Pack
I have pet rats, and I’m glad Ratatouille (Summer Movie Preview) shows people they aren’t the filthy vermin many believe them to be.
Scott AFB, Ill.
Terry Minsky should not have been credited as a screenwriter for No Reservations (Summer Movie Preview).
We neglected to include Christina Ricci’s Penelope, out Aug. 17, in that month’s entries (Summer Movie Preview). Tom Selleck’s CBS movie Jesse Stone: Sea Change airs May 22 at 9 p.m. (#934, What to Watch).
OBSESSIVE FAN OF THE WEEK!
Charles S. Harding of Long Beach, Calif., is plagued by his preoccupation with a certain swashbuckler: ”My love of Capt. Jack Sparrow and all things pirates is no longer an obsession but a disease!” The chief symptom? Charles’ need to create his own Captain Jack costume. ”I started my research online, reviewing pirate history, period clothing, weapons, etc.,” he explains. Judging by the results, that research has more than paid off.