Table of Contents

Table of Contents

News + Notes

8 | MASSACRE APPEAL Is 2003 the year of the horror movie?...First Look: The Woods...Why Disney delayed The Alamo...By the Numbers: Hugh Jackman...The faces behind the new romantic comedy Love Actually...Culture Clash: Saving Jessica Lynch...The 5-Year Plan: Jeff Corwin...The Shaw Report...Hot Sheet...Monitor.

Features

24 | THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KEANU The Matrix franchise has made him one of the richest men in Hollywood. Now Keanu Reeves ponders life outside the grid -- and after 40. BY SCOTT BROWN

30 | PRESIDENT'S DAY James Brolin and Judy Davis suit up for CBS' The Reagans, a controversial look at the Grand Old Party's First Family. BY CARINA CHOCANO

32 | DECONSTRUCTING HARRIS The Human Stain's Ed Harris looks back at a career built on strong supporting roles -- and decides that he's okay with that. BY DAVE KARGER

36 | HOLY ROLLER Joan of Arcadia is a heaven-sent gift for CBS and Amber Tamblyn, its fetching young star -- and an act of God for its creator. BY LYNETTE RICE

38 | A LIFE OF FICTION Tobias Wolff, acclaimed short-story writer and author of the memoir This Boy's Life, has now mastered yet another form with his evocative new novel, Old School. BY JAY WOODRUFF

Reviews

45 | THE MUST LIST Ten great things to see/hear/read/play.

47 | MOVIES The Human Stain; also Shattered Glass, Alien: The Director's Cut, Scary Movie 3, Suspended Animation, Die Mommie Die! Plus: Spotlight on Peter Sarsgaard; Ask the Critic.

57 | DVD & VIDEO The Dick Van Dyke Show and The Honeymooners; also Platinum Blonde, Finding Nemo, The Anna Nicole Show, Legally Blonde 2. Plus: Double Take: Doctor Zhivago.

61 | TELEVISION Arrested Development; also Everwood. Plus: Sound Bites, What to Watch.

68 | MUSIC Sarah McLachlan's Afterglow; also Ryan Adams, Iggy Pop, P.O.D., Wanda Jackson. Plus: Green Day mystery; Legacy: Elliott Smith; School of Rock on board.

72 | BOOKS Sting's Broken Music; also Martin Amis, Phillip Lopate, Paul Newman and A.E. Hotchner, Ellen DeGeneres, Amy Tan, John Updike, Louis Auchincloss.

6 | MAIL Focus on the Photo Issue; watching Whoopi.

80 | STUPID QUESTIONS This week with...Triumph the Insult Comic Dog.

ON THE COVER Keanu Reeves photographed for EW by Robert Maxwell in Los Angeles on Oct. 19, 2003

(COVER) STYLING: JEANNE YANG/CLOUTIER; HAIR: NINA PASKOWITZ; MAKEUP: GERI B. OPPENHEIM; SHIRT: JIL SANDER; SET DESIGN: ED MURPHY/MERCURY ARTISTS GROUP; PRINTING: PICTUREHOUSE

BBC to air series on superstar David Beckham's soccer skills for

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BBC to air series on superstar David Beckham's soccer skills for kids. Now you can really Bend It Like Beckham. Really!

Originally posted Nov 07, 2003 Published in issue #736 Nov 07, 2003 Order article reprints