Check out letters from those who agreed with us, and those who didn't

By EW Staff
Updated December 08, 2006 at 05:00 AM EST

Feedback from our readers

Daniel’s Boon
Thank you for the cover photo of Daniel Craig and Eva Green. I agree that ”Casino Royale is the Best Bond in Decades.” I have read every James Bond story and seen every Bond movie, but I have been steadily losing interest in the gadget-oriented plots. After seeing this movie, I think Casino Royale is certainly among the best Bond films. I love that the franchise has been made over, and I look forward to CR‘s DVD release so I can watch it again.
Lew Nathan
Northbrook, Ill.

I can see the point in having Eva Green practice her pose with a wax figure of Daniel Craig, but why use that photo instead of one with the real man on your cover? The real, hot Craig can be found on page 33.
Barbara Jurkens

I owe Daniel Craig an apology. I thought Mr. Craig was wrong for the part for various reasons: blond, too stern-looking, etc. But it’s those qualities that have left me shaken and stirred by the new best Bond ever! Sean who?
Connie Wilson

007 Heaven
I couldn’t disagree more with your statement that Timothy Dalton had ”double-zero charisma” in the Bond role (”Bond for Glory”). While I appreciate Sean Connery’s sex appeal, it was Dalton who made my heart go pitter-patter.
Janice Starbuck
St. Louis

With the possible exception of Roger Moore’s mother, Benjamin Svetkey is the only person who’d rank Live and Let Die above From Russia With Love in the 007 pantheon.
David L. Reff
Carrollton, Tex.

While not officially part of the oeuvre, Never Say Never Again did have one of the greatest one-liners (”Good to see you, Mr. Bond. Things have been awfully dull around here…. I hope we’re going to see some gratuitous sex and violence”) and merited a mention in your story.
Steve Thurman
Fresno, Calif.

Tenacious About D
You gave Veronica Mars a D (Television)? Is that for ”delightful,” ”damn good,” or ”dee wittiest show on TV”?
Mark Wong
San Francisco

Suing Borat: Not Niiice
Attorney Olivier Taillieu claims his clients were lied to and taken advantage of while intoxicated by Sacha Baron Cohen and the Borat producers (News & Notes)? Other people can’t be blamed for what those guys said on film. Does the possibility of it not showing in the U.S. make it okay for them to have said what they said? Hardly. Would these ”anonymous” students be suing Mr. Baron Cohen had Borat bombed? Doubtful. If you think people never regret things they’ve said, just ask John Kerry, Mel Gibson, or Michael Richards how they’re doing.
Todd Lampe
Studio City, Calif.

Helms Yeah
Kudos for noticing Ed Helms’ brilliance on The Office (Must List). How do you upstage Michael Scott and Dwight Schrute? By imitating one and picking a fight with the other.
Tim Skalland

What About Babs?
Nice job on your interesting and, dare I say, nonjudgmental article about those of us who love, admire, worship (you choose the verb) Barbra Streisand (”People, People Who Love Barbra”). It’s nice to know I’m not alone! (As I like to say, Moses only got to see God once — I’ve seen her five times.)
Chris Lewis