Readers respond to ''Eclipse,'' ''To Kill a Mockingbird,'' and Craig Kilborn

By EW Staff
Updated July 30, 2020 at 06:16 PM EDT
  • Baring Their Souls (and More)
  • I loved your Eclipse feature! Finally, an article about the Kristen Stewart/Robert Pattinson/Taylor Lautner trio that actually had their own words in it — showing that they’re funny, articulate, and down-to-earth about the mania they experience on a regular basis.
  • Kyra Landis
  • Avon, Conn.

Another Twilight cover? I haven’t even cracked the magazine open yet, because I don’t think I can bring myself to read yet another article about Edward’s fangs and Jacob’s rippling muscles. Well, maybe I’ll just take one look…
Cecile Wicks
Gainesville, Fla.

  • Timeless Quality
  • The story on To Kill a Mockingbird was quite interesting. As a girl, I was spellbound by Harper Lee’s classic. Had it been published and marketed today, it still would have won the Pulitzer — of that I am sure.
  • Nancy O’Dea
  • Holliston, Mass.
  • Kilborn Again
  • I enjoyed your interview with Craig Kilborn. As far as his ”polarizing” persona goes, I’ve always felt he was one of the funniest people ever to appear on late-night because he was an ”arrogant a–hole.” He’s one of the few people for whom that seems to work.
  • Will Allen
  • South Bend, Ind.

Scaling New Heights
Thank you so much for ”The Big Idea.” I appreciate the fact that the networks are airing scripted shows dealing with the life experiences of people who happen to be overweight. Drop Dead Diva‘s Brooke Elliott and Huge‘s Nikki Blonsky are true role models for those of us who aren’t a size 2. Their personalities shine through, and they inspire me to be myself.
Shannon Arnold
Woodland Hills, Calif.

Boys Do Cry
When Toy Story came out in 1995, my son was Andy’s age. Now, just like the character, he’s heading off to college. When we saw Toy Story 3 together, we both got a little choked up. Letting go isn’t easy for the toys or the people. It’s the relationships that make the story so touching.
John Watters
Minnetonka, Minn.

Which Twilight Film Is The Best Of The Series?
Our Eclipse covers touted the new release as the leader of the (wolf) pack — hands down. But we wanted to know what the Twihards and casual fans out there thought. Here, the results of an poll:

Twilight: 13%
New Moon: 6%
Eclipse: 68%
None of them — I’m holding out for Breaking Dawn (Both Parts!): 13%

Bill’s Excellent Adventures
Readers were curious indeed about ”The Curious Case of Bill Murray.” Apparently, though, we were rather Scrooge-like with our picks for the actor’s essential films. Murray completists take a stand.

Where the Buffalo Roam (1980)
Long before Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Bill Murray brought Hunter S. Thompson’s work to life in a movie that still holds up today. Brian Turtle, Freehold, N.J.

Stripes (1981)
Murray’s at his smart-alecky best — John Winger was the know-it-all of my generation. Give it the Aunt Jemima treatment and reconsider! Dan Gaisbauer, Inver Grove Heights, Minn.

What About Bob? (1991)
As an OCD patient, Murray drives his psychiatrist loony in one of the greatest comedies ever. My kids and I still quote from it. Connie Leinbach, Reading, Pa.

Broken Flowers (2005)
Bill Murray is the comic gold standard for pretty much everything, but this is the best of his ”man-opause” films of late. George Schmidt, Fairview, N.J.