Feedback from our readers
Can’t Buy Me Love is one of my favorites, and it’s nice to see Ronald Miller become such a hunk.
Your photo issue was a delight, with those eye-candy pictures of Patrick Dempsey. But the photo that made me stare with true adoration? The lovely image of Atticus Finch’s glasses. Be still my heart.
Myrtle Beach, S.C.
I was so glad that the shot of Sylvester Stallone’s gloves from the original Rocky opened ”The Things They Carried.” To see the gloves from one of the most famous boxing matches in cinema history was a treat. Wonder if Carl Weathers (Apollo Creed) has the other pair.
El Cajon, Calif.
A Case of Black and White
Thanks for showing some class and justifiably castigating The Jazz Singer (DVD). Like The Birth of a Nation, it may have been a milestone in filmmaking, but that doesn’t make it any less abhorrent.
By focusing on Al Jolson’s trademark blackface numbers, this review does a great disservice to a landmark film and one of the preeminent entertainers of the 20th century. The movie should be required viewing for anyone who wishes to learn from the past.
In your Josh Brolin article (Spotlight), I was surprised you talked about Mister Sterling but didn’t mention his three seasons as Jimmy Hickok on The Young Riders. Thanks to the show, Josh has a group of ”Jimmyholics” who still follow his career.
South Haven, Mich.
The commentaries from Dalton Ross, Mark Harris, and Stephen King are a sweet final course after a full issue of EW. How disappointing to get a serving of leftover beef this week (Parting Shot).
A ‘Bang’-Up Job
While The Big Bang Theory doesn’t break new ground, C- was too harsh (Television)! With the recent drought of good sitcoms, it’s worth adjusting the curve for comedies with laughs and likable characters. Not every great comedy has a complex premise, nor do they all do their best work in season 1 (see: Seinfeld).
Buck the System
I found ”The Waiting Game” interesting (News & Notes). The Nielsen ratings are antiquated and inaccurate. I don’t know anyone who watches live TV anymore: We’re using our DVRs or our computers. If the networks are listening to Nielsen, they should also be airing The Ed Sullivan Show.
Trigger the horse was the sidekick of Roy, not Will, Rogers (”Danger Is Their Middle Name”).