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Waiting to Watch
You ask ”Who’ll Watch Watchmen?” How about a 53-year-old grandmother who read the graphic novel last year and has been on the edge of her seat waiting for the movie to come out?
North Royalton, Ohio
I have to admit I squealed like a fangirl when I pulled the Watchmen issue out of my mailbox. Even better was that my issue had the totally sexy Jeffrey Dean Morgan as the Comedian on the cover. I couldn’t have asked for a better selection of the six covers. I’ve been eagerly awaiting the Watchmen movie since it was announced, and I will definitely be front row center on opening day.
I’m very much looking forward to the movie version of Watchmen, though the book blew my mind in a way I know the movie never will. The movie will just be a nice bonus, for which I have high expectations — as a movie.
Wisteria Lane Woes
Imagining Desperate Housewives minus Nicollette Sheridan (”Edie’s Exit”) is like trying to envision Dynasty without Joan Collins! The departure of her villainous character signals the series’ official descent.
While Owen Gleiberman is correct in his assessment of every other film in his horror-film essay (Movies), he sorely misrepresents the original Halloween. The ”bogus corporate plot twist” at the end was anything but. Director John Carpenter has repeatedly said that he never meant for the film to have a sequel. Remember, Psycho and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre featured killers who thrived away from society. Halloween showed that you were no longer safe in your own home. I always enjoy Mr. Gleiberman’s writing, but there was a clear lack of understanding of this film.
It was like a breath of fresh island air to read Ken Tucker’s take on Lost (TV). While I’ve been scrambling around for a copy of A Brief History of Time, I’ve let slip the other nuances that were the show’s hallmarks. I had forgotten the series’ initial appeal — the depth and strength of its female characters.
New York City
EW.COM ‘Idol’ Exclusive
Since Randy Jackson doesn’t come with a translator, we’re offering our own advice to American Idol‘s finalists. Take Allison Iraheta: That semifinal choice of Heart’s ”Alone” has us worried she’ll gravitate toward songs that have been done to death. Why not INXS’ ”Never Tear Us Apart” or Jane Child’s ”Don’t Wanna Fall in Love” next time? Visit ew.com/idol to see our suggestions — and to offer yours.