Dec 26, 2008

Issue #1027-1028

Cover Story

10 Best Films of 2008: Lisa Schwarzbaum's Picks

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Dec 18, 2008
EW critic ranks a Ben Stiller comedy, a stunning Katrina doc, and an animated robot among the year's best. Plus: Her picks for the five worst See photos
Magazine Cover (Dec 26, 2008)

Best & Worst 2008

Style: Best (and worst) of 2008

by Leah Greenblatt, Tim Stack | Dec 23, 2008
Leah Greenblatt and Tim Stack pick red-carpet, TV, and movie fashion made to impress (and who looked a mess) See photos

TV episodes: Best & worst of 2008

Dec 25, 2008
EW's TV writers on the most -- and least -- rewarding time they spent in front of the tube this year See photos

Best and Worst 2008: Critics' Picks

10 best movie DVDs of 2008

by Ken Tucker | Dec 22, 2008
EW's critic ranks ''Iron Man,'' ''The Films of Budd Boetticher,'' and ''Road House'' among the year's best See photos

Books: Best fiction of 2008

by Jennifer Reese | Dec 23, 2008
EW's critic ranks ''American Wife,'' ''The Tale of Edgar Sawtelle,'' and ''Say You're One of Them'' among the year's best See photos

The best and worst TV DVDs of 2008

by Ken Tucker | Dec 22, 2008
EW's critic ranks ''M Squad,'' ''Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog,'' and ''Battlestar Galactica'' among the year's best. See photos

Books: 5 worst of 2008

by Tina Jordan, Kate Ward | Dec 23, 2008
EW critics rank ''The Gargoyle,'' ''Chasing Harry Winston,'' and ''Bright Shiny Morning'' among the year's worst Read it

Books: Best non-fiction of 2008

by Jennifer Reese | Dec 23, 2008
EW's critic ranks ''The Night of the Gun,'' ''Comfort,'' and ''Beautiful Boy'' among the year's best See photos

Stage: Best & worst of 2008

by Melissa Rose Bernardo | Dec 24, 2008
EW's critic ranks ''Billy Elliot,'' ''In the Heights,'' and ''Black Watch'' among the year's best See photos

Games: Best & worst of 2008

by Jeff Jensen | Dec 24, 2008
Jeff Jensen rates ''LittleBigPlanet,'' ''Rock Band 2,'' and ''Wii Fit'' among the year's best See photos

Best and Worst 2008

15 great performances in '08

Dec 24, 2008
Beyonce, Heath Ledger, the women of ''Mad Men,'' and more who created the most celebrated work of the year See photos

Cover Story

10 Best Films of 2008: Lisa Schwarzbaum's Picks

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Dec 18, 2008
EW critic ranks a Ben Stiller comedy, a stunning Katrina doc, and an animated robot among the year's best. Plus: Her picks for the five worst See photos

Hit List

Scott Brown's hit list

by Scott Brown | Dec 19, 2008
The 10 hottest topics for the week of December 15, 2008 Read it

Legacies '08: Photo Gallery

Legacies '08: Stars pay tribute

Dec 17, 2008
Martin Scorsese remembers Paul Newman; Mel Gibson remembers Heath Ledger; and many more See photos

Legacies '08

Legacies '08: Stars pay tribute (extended versions)

Dec 17, 2008
Martin Scorsese's thoughts on Paul Newman; Mel Gibson's thoughts on Heath Ledger; and many more Read it

Movie Article

Blockbusters got smart

by Adam B. Vary | Dec 19, 2008
How intelligent flicks like ''Iron Man,'' ''Wall-E,'' and more put the brains back in the summer movie season Read it

Two roles, one actor

by Adam Markovitz | Dec 19, 2008
We pick which of Angelina Jolie, Anne Hathaway, and James Franco's roles we liked best this year Read it

Recipe for a blockbuster

by Adam Markovitz | Dec 19, 2008
We breakdown ''The Dark Night,'' ''Sex and the City,'' and more into the three elements we think were vital to their success Read it

2008 celebrity comebacks

by Josh Rottenberg | Dec 19, 2008
This year saw second chances for Robert Downey Jr., Mickey Rourke, ''SNL,'' and more Read it

Music Article

Monitor

Dec 19, 2008
Everyone turned 50, the writers strike, and the best of the rest of celebrity news of 2008 Read it

News Article

'Rock Band' Ruled

by Dan Snierson | Dec 19, 2008
The story of how the videogame turned one meek fan into a 'Rock' god Read it

The best of YouTube

by Simon Vozick-Levinson | Dec 19, 2008
From the Puppy Cam to Sarah Silverman and Jimmy Kimmel's dueling trysts, we list the best clips of the year Read it

2008 Tributes

Dec 19, 2008
A list of entertainers who passed this year Read it

Photo Gallery

10 Best Films of 2008: Owen Gleiberman's Picks

by Owen Gleiberman | Dec 18, 2008
EW critic ranks a French thriller, a Coen Brothers caper, and a revived Mickey Rourke among the year's best. Plus: His picks for the five worst See photos

TV: Best & worst of '08

by Ken Tucker | Dec 19, 2008
Ken Tucker rates ''Mad Men,'' ''Fringe,'' and a trio of late shows among year's best. Plus: Five worst he saw See photos

10 Best CDs of 2008: Leah Greenblatt's Picks

by Leah Greenblatt | Dec 18, 2008
EW critic ranks Bon Iver, MGMT and Santogold among the year's best. Plus: Her list of the five worst albums of the year See photos

10 Best CDs of 2008: Chris Willman's Picks

by Chris Willman | Dec 18, 2008
EW critic ranks TV on the Radio, Jonas Borthers and Q-Tip among the year's best. Plus: His list of the five worst albums of the year See photos

10 Best Singles of 2008

by Leah Greenblatt, Simon Vozick-Levinson | Dec 18, 2008
EW critics rank Pink, Leona Lewis and Usher among the year's best. Plus: Their picks for the five worst tracks of the past 12 months See photos

'HIMYM' cast in 'The Best of 2008'

by Whitney Pastorek | Dec 18, 2008
Alyson Hannigan, Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, and Neil Patrick Harris reenact key moments See photos

10 biggest showbiz events of '08

Dec 29, 2008
''Sex and the City.'' Election night. David vs. David. ''Twilight.'' See entertainment's biggest '08 moments See photos

Sound Bites

Sound Bites: 2008's best book quotes

Dec 19, 2008
''The Story of Edgar Sawtelle,'' ''Breaking Dawn,'' and more have the year's best book quotes Read it

Sound Bites: 2008's best movie quotes

Dec 19, 2008
''Tropic Thunder,'' ''Sex and the City,'' and more have the year's best movie quotes Read it

Sound Bites: 2008's best TV quotes

Dec 19, 2008
''The Office,'' ''SNL,'' and more have the year's best TV quotes Read it

Sound Bites: 2008's best music quotes

Dec 19, 2008
Kanye West, Amy Winehouse, and more have the year's best music quotes Read it

TV Article

Pop culture hits and Misses

Dec 19, 2008
We rate pop culture for 2008 including Sarah Palin, Katy Perry, and ''Twilight'' Read it

Why 2008 is the year TV died

by Jeff Jensen | Dec 19, 2008
The cancellation of ''Pushing Daisies'' and ''Swingtown'' along with viewer's abandonment of ''Heroes'' and ''Prison Break'' made for a lackluster year for television Read it

Trendy TV

by Tim Stack | Dec 19, 2008
Transgender characters on ''Dirty Sexy Money'' and ''America's Next Top Model,'' time jumps on ''Life on Mars'' and ''Lost'' and cougars on ''Gossip Girl and ''One Tree Hill'' were common sights Read it
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