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Doc of Ages
I was so excited to see a cover story on T.R. Knight (”The Doctor Is Out”)! George was always my favorite character on Grey’s Anatomy, and Knight played him wonderfully, making him funny, lovable, empathetic, and realistic all at the same time. We’ll miss you, T.R.
You said it would be a challenge to sell a serious Adam Sandler in the new film Funny People (News & Notes). But Sandler’s standout performance was a serious role as a small-business owner desperately trying to find love in Punch-Drunk Love. Dramatic leads like this give me respect for actors I typically avoid. Jim Carrey in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, anyone?
Patrick T. McCann
I really enjoyed Uncle Stevie’s column on screen addiction (The Pop of King). But didn’t he leave one type of screen out? My wife and I are Kindle lovers at his suggestion. Isn’t that a screen too? What does that bring your tally up to now, Uncle Stevie? Sadly, with the Kindle, ours is sky-high.
Spoiling for a Fight
I was perusing the TV section when I saw that Torchwood’s Ianto Jones dies in BBC America’s Children of Earth. Why wasn’t there a big Spoiler Alert at the top of the article? I hadn’t had a chance to watch the series yet and was patiently waiting for the DVDs to arrive, then I find out that a favorite character is gone without the pleasure of experiencing the story!
Columnist Michael Ausiello responds: You make a fair argument. In retrospect, I probably should have put a spoiler warning somewhere at the top. And for that, I apologize. I have learned my lesson. And I’ll prove it to you. SPOILER ALERT: A lead character on a hit cable show will get shot in the chest and left for dead by a member of his or her own family at some point in the next two months.
It was amazing to see an article devoted to the fact that women go to theaters to see more than just romantic films (”Horror Films…and the Women Who Love Them!”). Not all of us swoon over Twilight or giggle at romantic comedies.
Emily Ruth Verona
Budd Lake, N.J.
Gerard Butler is a ”potato-faced Russell Crowe” in The Ugly Truth (Movies section)? Give me a break, please! Every pore in his body oozes with charisma. Your depiction could not have been more off. Okay, I’ll let you have the remark about his accent (”he doesn’t so much enunciate his words as masticate them”). But that’s it.
Sally Jo Ellers
As a longtime fan of Kings of Leon, I was always ticked off that no one else seemed to have heard of them, let alone realized how great they are. Now I find myself annoyed that they’ve become so popular. I don’t begrudge KOL their newfound fame, I just wish all of these new ”fans” would listen to some of the band’s earlier work so they’d know just how talented these guys truly are.
Sheffield Lake, Ohio