Feedback from our readers
To quote Homer Simpson, ”I demand satisfaction!” at the movies, and I haven’t bothered with most overblown blockbusters as a result. But films like The Dark Knight give me hope that cinematic art and commerce are still on speaking terms (”Knight Fever”).
Nowhere in ”Knight Fever” does it mention the film’s shockingly benign PG-13 rating. This means the ultraviolent Knight can be seen by a wide audience. An article that examines the film’s impact on the summer movie landscape without noting its deceptive rating is irresponsible.
Fall River, Mass.
Writer Chris Nashawaty responds: Yes, it probably is too violent for a PG-13. But critics including our own weighed in on this a week earlier, calling Knight the darkest Batman to date. Also, parents should think twice before bringing kids to films about tortured vigilantes.
Thanks for writing about Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog (”The Doctor Is In”). But you spoiled one of the best jokes. The funny part of having Bad Horse as the Evil League of Evil leader was that you didn’t know he was a horse until Act 3!
Silver Spring, Md.
I feel Jeff Jensen would’ve given Rock Band an A+ if he’d gotten into the spirit of the game (Games). There’s no reason to be scared: Your bandmates are there to pick you up. All he needed were two willing rockers, lots of beer, and an attitude.
Writer Jeff Jensen responds: Unfortunately, after that fateful day when an EW staffer returned from a screening of Gigli reeking of Schlitz and insisting we give the movie an A+, we adopted a strict ”No drinking and reviewing” policy.
Food for Thought
This Pop of King was especially endearing. In no other magazine can you read about the ”Bard of Horror” experiencing pure giddiness over eating Junior Mints on a toothpick.
TWO SIDES TO EVERY STORY
Pop star of the moment Katy Perry is a ‘GIRL’ ON TOP. But not all of our readers want her to stay there.
The photo spread of Katy Perry was one of the best ever featured in EW. Though I’d heard of Perry, I’d never heard her music. After seeing the photo, I immediately got her latest album, One of the Boys. All I can say is: Wow! She sounds like a blend of Ellen Foley, Patty Smyth, Pat Benatar, and Alanis Morissette.
—Ray D. Roberts, Springfield, Mo.
Some people are put off by Katy Perry’s hit single ”I Kissed a Girl” because of the homophobic vibes rather than the supposedly risqué girl-on-girl kissing. It’s the same old conservatism masquerading as scandal. Perry may mean well, but her material pushes my buttons, and not because it’s unique or shocking.
—Lena Drake, Grand Rapids, Mich.
EW.COM EXTRA: PRIME-TIME SEX
Donna Reed would be reeling: Since prim-and-proper no longer rules the tube, we asked PopWatchers to recall TV’s steamiest love scenes. They happily obliged.
Kate and Sawyer in the cage. It’s the only love scene that made me want to look away because it seemed like such a private moment. —JK
Six Feet Under
The scene with Nate and Brenda in the supply closet in the pilot episode. Very hot and a good foreshadowing of their relationship on the show. —Tracey
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
When Buffy and Angel finally did the deed. It was pretty frisky. Too bad it sucked out his soul and turned him into a murderous fiend. —Nick Ross