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Feedback: Jan. 31/Feb. 7, 2014

Your polarized reactions to our ‘Gone Girl’ cover, anticipation for the films coming out this year, and more

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Disappearing Act
Loved the Gone Girl cover! It made me excited to see a movie that doesn’t even come out for nine months. A great book translated into a haunting image. Thank you!
Julie Signor
Watertown, N.Y.

The romanticized depiction of a murdered woman on your cover is a disgrace. That it mirrors one of the most famously loving photos of John Lennon and Yoko Ono goes beyond bad taste.
Susan Ochs-Sher
Livingston, N.J.

I was all set to accuse you of putting a spoiler on the cover. But now that I have finished reading Gone Girl, I take it back. I have eaten a full serving of crow, and my faith in you has been restored. I can now (at last!) devour your 2014 preview and crank up my anticipation for David Fincher‘s movie version.
Bruce Wile
San Francisco

The Next Big Things
EW is my favorite magazine, and I enjoyed the 2014 preview. But how could you ignore stage shows? Give Broadway a little love! Idina Menzel and Sutton Foster coming back to the New York stage (in If/Then and Violet, respectively)? Now, that’s something to look forward to!
Emily Piperato
San Antonio

The movie I’m anticipating most this year was missing from your 2014 forecast: March’s Muppets Most Wanted. I hope to see it highlighted in an upcoming issue.
Christopher Harris
London, Ky.

Hungry Like the Wolf
Re: Mark Harris’ column on The Wolf of Wall Street (The Final Cut): I must say that I loved the movie. I realize people were upset by it, thinking that it glorifies bad behavior. If only we could get those people to direct their anger at the system that allowed Jordan Belfort to get a slap on the wrist. Does the movie have a celebratory tone rather than a contrite one? Yes. But Belfort and those like him get away with it on a regular basis — they have something to celebrate. I think the movie accurately represents the giant middle finger that average Joes are confronted with every time they lose money due to something money-hungry predators do.
Courtney Holcomb
Grand Prairie, Tex.

Corrections: Starz’s The White Queen aired in 2013 (2014 TV Preview). Captain America: The First Avenger was released in 2011 (2014 Movies Preview). Phil Everly died on Jan. 3, 2014 (Legacies).

Readers Hand Us Roses for Our Bachelor Coverage
Confession: I don’t watch “The Bachelor” but I do regularly read Entertainment Weekly’s recaps. Because snort-laughing is good for you;) —@CUINCHE

My reason for waking up on Tuesdays. RT @EW: #TheBachelor recap: Bring in ‘Da Noise, Bring in ‘Da Drunk tvrecaps.ew.com/recap/the-bachelor-season-18-episode-2/ —@ADELEEE

The Long Goodbye: TV Edition
All good things must come to an end, including the shows you watch (and hate-watch) faithfully. The Newsroom and Justified will sign off after next season, and Fox Entertainment chairman Kevin Reilly said he anticipates that Bones‘ next season will be its last. Readers pay their respects.

The Newsroom (HBO, 2012-14)
That’s too bad. The second season wasn’t as riveting as the first, but I figured they were just hitting their stride. —CanadianGirl

Never missed an episode. It was bats—crazy at times and made me feel like I was a terrible journalist. —Alexa_girl

Bones (Fox, 2005-15?)
I’d love this show to go out on a real high note of action and adventure. It would be so awesome if they could pit Bones and Booth up against a real supervillain and have it be a big mystery until the end. Something really epic and memorable. —Medusa Media

Justified (FX, 2010-15)
As much as I’ll miss this show, it’s a smart move. No doubt [Graham] Yost will make the last season end with a bang. —Amanda

This one’s going to hurt to see go. Just like Raylan and Boyd to love us and leave us, most likely with guns a-blazin’! —Roy

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