Feedback from our readers
The William Petersen cover and interview were a wonderful surprise. I saw A Dublin Carol, and he is truly amazing on stage, as he is on TV. Kudos for giving him the spotlight as he made his final bow on CSI.
I don’t think I’ve ever felt that EW was more mean-spirited than in your Oscar redo’s article (”And the Oscar Should Have Gone To…”). I think it’s incredibly insulting to the actors who won and even disheartening to those who lost.
L.A. bureau chief Sean Smith responds: I’m sorry you feel that way. Our motivation was far from malicious. As film lovers, our objective was to find the films and performances that have stood the test of time. These results were not the opinions of EW editors. We asked 7,000 members of the film industry to revote by secret ballot. As with all elections, not everyone is happy with the outcome. But it was a pretty harmless exercise. It’s not like we went to Renée Zellweger’s house and seized her Oscar in the dead of night.
¡Más Por Favor!
I was glad to find something about telenovelas (”Bold, Beautiful & Totally Bizarre”). I’m Mexican, and I never see anything of that nature in other entertainment magazines. You should do more!
I knew I liked Diablo Cody (Binge Thinking), but now I really love her! I thought I was the only one who watched GLOW, a.k.a. Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling. Hopefully someone will revive this show…or at least air reruns on cable.
Santa Ana, Calif.
”25 GREAT COMEDIES” REDUX
Readers had a not-so-funny bone to pick with us over our funny-films list. Brad Giles wondered if a ”12-year-old nephew phoned it in,” while Liam Miller asked if we’d had ”a brain tumor for breakfast.” Our most egregious oversights below:
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)
Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987)
Throw Momma From the Train (1987)
Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
City Slickers (1991)
Dumb & Dumber (1994)
The Birdcage (1996)