Thank you, EW, for giving us Jurassic Park fans an oral history from the cast and crew (#1254). JP's rerelease on the big screen brought out the 6-year-old in me. And yes, I still have a crush on Joe Mazzello.
Garden City, Mich.
In The Final Cut, Mark Harris asks, ''Who Will Replace Matt Lauer?'' I was once an avid Today watcher but have recently given up on the whole tired operation. It's not a case of conflicting personalities it's the terrible stories that masquerade as news in the first hour. In an age of health-care reform, North Korean aggression, and rising education costs, GMA actually offers news, and that's what I watch.
North Royalton, Ohio
Our heroes change as we need them to change. Yet I hope that Superman will always fly high with the same steady virtues (Summer Movie Preview, #1255/1256). The world already has plenty of gritty vigilantes and antiheroes.
A Champion of Cinema
Two big thumbs up for Jason Reitman's essay on the passing of Roger Ebert (Monitor). The critic was truly a legend, and though the balcony is closed, I will forever remember him as the voice of the movies. Thanks for devoting a page to his memory in a very busy Summer Movie Preview.
Dalton Ross' column about spoilers was spot-on (The Glutton). When I have to DVR a show and I know spoilers will be popping up, I avoid Facebook and Twitter like the plague. I sympathize with those on the West Coast who have to deal with East Coast spoilsports, but if you're a season behind and don't like spoilers, do a weekend marathon and catch up.
Traverse City, Mich.
Phoenix won the 2009 Best Alternative Music Album Grammy for Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix (#1254). Clara Paget plays Anne on Starz's Black Sails (First Look, #1255/1256).