May 07, 2010 at 04:00 AM EDT

Taking Heat
Salt star Angelina Jolie ”is certain that female action heroes can be just as badass as their male counterparts”? Not as long as the Powers That Be behind those action movies feel they need to make changes to a scene so that a male character won’t seem emasculated when his wife saves him.
Stephanie Phillips
Lexington, Ky.

I was undecided about whether to see Ridley Scott’s new Robin Hood movie, but the director’s oh-so-smug dismissal of the life-forms he and his film crew trampled on because Great Britain needs the cash has made the decision for me. It’s hard for me to think of something that’s more depressing than national parkland being used to make some damn movie.
Rob Kelly
Marlton, N.J.

Web of Opportunity
Thanks for the article about the wide appeal of iCarly. My daughter is the one who first made me watch it, but I haven’t picked up so many funny catchphrases since Buffy the Vampire Slayer left the air. I hope the young stars keep their heads about them, because as far as I’m concerned, they’ve got an amazing ensemble show.
Mandy Marxen
Hamptonville, N.C.

Home Improvement
Another reason I love my EW? I had been scouring the Web for weeks trying to find the bar seats in Jules from Cougar Town‘s kitchen! I flipped open the latest issue, and there they were! You have no idea how big the smile was on my face!
Shelli Dorfe
Victoria, Minn.

King of the Word
Stephen King’s most recent columns — including ”Big Audio Dynamite,” his tribute to an audiobook — have been a real delight. While I enjoy all of his random Uncle Stevie rants and his commentary on movies, music, and television, he is truly in his element when he’s talking about his own artistic medium, books. It’s worthwhile to hear King celebrate what makes a great book, in any format: good writing and compelling stories.
Jenny Roth
Hightstown, N.J.

Which Summer Movie Is at the Top of Your List?
From women on the prowl to toys on a mission, there’s something for everyone this season. On the heels of our Summer Movie Preview, we asked readers which hot property is most worth braving the maddening crowds to see.

Iron Man 2 36%
Toy Story 3 21%
Eat Pray Love 2%
Sex and the City 2 10%
Inception 21%
10% other

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