Feedback from our readers
A Need for Speed?
After my son and I saw a preview for Speed Racer, we looked at each other and said, ”I think I’m going to have a seizure.” I think that’s a bad sign.
A franchise like Speed Racer will never die, as long as there are director brothers who have a vision.
Paul Dale Roberts
Elk Grove, Calif.
I loved your article on Katee Sackhoff (”Catch a Rising Starbuck”). Battlestar Galactica is one of the best shows on television. It’s got drama, action, sex, and attractive stars. What’s not to like?
I’m a huge fan of Katee Sackhoff’s work. But I found her comments in the EW.com video interview accompanying your story to be off-putting. She seems ready for Galactica to end. Strong, complex female roles are rare in Hollywood — maybe she’ll come to appreciate that if she does the romantic comedies she’s hoping for.
Gnarls in Charge
It was refreshing to find out that Gnarls Barkley care more about making a great album than merely a great single (”Life After ‘Crazy”’). Too many current artists just want to get that one catchy song on the charts. That’s why the music industry is in the state it’s in. Adam Lorady Pottsville, Pa.
Is it just me, or are Gnarls Barkley considered cutting-edge because they appear in a gender-bending photo spread?
What a witty obituary for Jericho (News & Notes). Though I didn’t watch the first season, the writers’ strike made me tune in, and I was immediately hooked. RIP, Jericho: I wish you had been with us longer so you could have lived on in reruns.
The War at Home
I saw Kimberly Peirce’s Stop-Loss opening weekend, and was disappointed that the theater didn’t have many people in it (”War & Peirce”). I thought the movie was well done and clearly showed what young soldiers go through in Iraq and after they return home.
Mountain View, Calif.
I was really enjoying your article about the Johnny Depp-Tim Burton dynamic (DVD), when I stumbled across the line ”Alan Rickman can’t sing a lick.” I was completely taken aback: He’s a fantastic singer — not only in Sweeney Todd but also in Truly, Madly, Deeply. He might not be famous for his voice, but it’s velvety and sexy in that Alan Rickman way.