Readers respond to the ''Back to the Future'' stars, ''The Dilemma,'' and Boston accents


Personal Touch
I loved Uncle Stevie’s Pop of King column on the underappreciated Harry Nilsson. I was 16 when I first heard A Little Touch of Schmilsson in the Night. It was one of the most beautiful records (yep, vinyl) I had ever listened to, and is still in my top 10.
Darlene Ledin
Vancouver, Wash.

I Believe He Can Fly
The star of the upcoming Superman movie should be Smallville‘s Tom Welling. Why him? So he can frickin’ fly already. ‘Nuff said.
Bong Dizon
Jersey City

  • The Joke’s Over
  • A big thank-you to EW for calling Hollywood — or at least the people behind The Dilemma — on its ”that’s so gay” bulls—. Such jokes perpetuate the idea that there’s something not right with being gay. That’s so not funny.
  • Amy Cookson
  • Winthrop, Maine

You said ”no one is laughing” about the Dilemma trailer. That’s not true. People who have a sense of humor and perspective on the difference between a joke and an insult are laughing, because we know the word gay in jest isn’t necessarily a slur.
Dallas Jenkins
Los Angeles

Holmes Improvement
Props for including Sherlock on your Must List. It’s ridiculously clever, fun, and, dare I say, one of the best Sherlock Holmes adaptations in recent history. Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman are fantastic.
Emily Frank

  • Mass Muhdah
  • I just read ”Boston Accents: A Repoht Cahd.” Interesting thoughts. I’ve seen plenty of Boston-set movies, and the biggest complaint I have is about the actors’ accents. Ours is not an easy accent to portray, but Hollywood dialect coaches need to hit some more Red Sox games. Please, someone help these poor actors — they are committing a muhdah of our accent!
  • Mary D’Alba
  • Stoneham, Mass.

We heard a resounding chorus of ”Reunited, and it feels so good,” as readers reminisced about their favorite classic movie and TV casts while paging through our Reunions Issue. Of course, with these fond memories came a stockpile of suggestions for casts they’d like to see reunited. Are you listening, Alan Thicke?

The Cosby Show
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
Growing Pains
Top Gun
Full House
No. 1 Pick!: Buffy the Vampire Slayer