Richardson & Rudd
While I was very pleased to see Paul Rudd on the cover (all by himself for the first time, finally!), I found myself torn after seeing the newsstand cover with Natasha Richardson on it. How I wish I could have had both, but as they say, you can’t have your cake and eat it, too.
Grand Prairie, Tex.
Managing editor Jess Cagle responds: Let me assure you the inside content of the subscriber and newsstand issues was exactly the same; only the covers were different. We had intended to put Paul Rudd on all covers. Then the sad news on Natasha Richardson broke as we were going to press, so we made the decision to put her on our newsstand issues. Thank you for the nice words on both covers. I’m very proud of them.
I can’t believe it took so long to give Paul Rudd the status he deserves (”What’s Not to Love?”)! He’s charming and has a great sense of humor. Definitely the kind of guy every girl (and guy) would like to date.
Not 3-D Again!
Could someone please let 3-D movies die a quiet death, just like they did in the 1950s (”3-D Movie Preview”)? A good movie is a good movie and doesn’t need gizmos, especially astigmatism-inducing glasses. If I want 3-D, I’ll take out my old View-Master discs. Oh wait, they stopped making those, didn’t they?
Santa Clarita, Calif.
Jeffrey Katzenberg is right that ”to bring people back to the movie theaters, we’ve got to do something exceptional.” But instead of gimmicks like the third coming of 3-D, how about some solid scripts and good stories?
Mike W. Barr
Thank you, Chris Nashawaty, for calling Twilight the ”hooey” it is (Movies on DVD)! I love the whole damn cheesy franchise, but I’m sick of articles that treat it like high art. Kudos for exposing its ”plastic novelty fangs.”
You had a guy review the Twilight DVD?! What were you thinking? This is ”the kind of Harlequin hooey that young girls are looking for.” It’s also the kind of hooey that 35-year-old women are looking for. Twilight is not a vampire story. It’s a love story. Next time, find a reviewer who understands that!
Sharing the Love
Diablo Cody’s column professing her love for Bret Michaels’ Rock of Love (Binge Thinking) made me laugh so hard, I was crying as I tried to read some of the more succulent details out loud to my husband.
Port Orchard, Wash.
The film Knowing is a Summit Entertainment release (Movies).
Music on EW.COM
EW’s music department has too much great stuff to cram into our weekly print section, so we’ve recently debuted music-mix.ew.com, where you’ll find a constantly updated blend of exclusive interviews with artists like Justin, Beyoncé and Gwen); breaking news; downloads; tour info; and op-eds from our obsessive (in a good way!) staff.