Nov 09, 2012

Issue #1232-1233

Cover Story

Holiday preview: 'Les Misérables'

by Anthony Breznican | Nov 02, 2012
At a time when its gritty message rings truer than ever, Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway bring the beloved Broadway musical to the screen Read it
Magazine Cover (Nov 09, 2012)

Features

Holiday preview: Bradley Cooper

by Josh Rottenberg | Nov 02, 2012
Getting famous for wild comedies can give you a bit of a hangover. Now Cooper's going deep in a drama about a man on the edge. Read it

The Rolling Stones at 50

Nov 02, 2012
A look back through the years with Mick Jagger and Keith Richards as they celebrate five decades of sex, drugs, and rock & roll Read it

Holiday Preview: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2

by Sara Vilkomerson | Nov 02, 2012
Even Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, and Taylor Lautner would agree they've gotten enough attention already. Meet an indispensable support team. Read it

Holiday preview: 'The Impossible'

by Sara Vilkomerson | Nov 02, 2012
The deadly 2004 tsunami upended the lives of one Spanish family. Now Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor star in a gripping film about the ordeal. Read it

Holiday preview: Tony Kushner

by Chris Nashawaty | Nov 02, 2012
Pulitzer-winning playwright Tony Kushner talks about writing a biopic of the great emancipator for the legendary Steven Spielberg Read it

Holiday preview: Calendar

by Grady Smith | Nov 02, 2012
A comprehensive guide to the season's biggest new films, from ''Anna Karenina'' to ''Texas Chainsaw 3D'', and from ''On the Road'' to a Seth Rogen-Barbara Streisand Road Trip (dates subject to change) Read it

Holiday preview: Rise of the Guardians

Nov 02, 2012
A badass Kris Kringle joins updated versions of the Easter Bunny, Tooth Fairy, Sandman, and more in an animated adventure from first-time director Peter Ramsey Read it

Holiday preview: Jessica Chastain

by Rob Brunner | Nov 02, 2012
After a remarkable breakout year, Jessica Chastain dives into the war on terror with a lead role in Kathryn Bigelow's real-life thriller Read it

The Birth of a 'Revolution'

by James Hibberd | Nov 02, 2012
No electricity? No problem! How NBC — yes, NBC! — lit up the fall TV season with a retro-future look at a world gone dark Read it

Holiday preview: Gollum

by Josh Rottenberg | Nov 02, 2012
He's younger, sharper, and, thanks to actor Andy Serkis, as spirited as ever. We catch up with the Godfather of performance capture. Read it

Feedback

Feedback: Nov. 9/16, 2012

Nov 02, 2012
Your praise for our ''Once Upon a Time'' issue, complaints about critic Ken Tucker's comparison of ''Arrow'' to ''Smallville,'' and more Read it

Monitor

Monitor: Nov. 9/16, 2012

by Nuzhat Naoreen | Nov 02, 2012
Lil Wayne was hospitalized twice following health scares, Tom Cruise filed a lawsuit against Bauer Publishing, and more Read it

Justin Timberlake: I do ... apologize

by Nuzhat Naoreen | Nov 02, 2012
Timberlake issued an apology over a video one of his friends made showing homeless people congratulating the celebrity couple Read it

Blu-ray Review

Sunset Boulevard

by Chris Nashawaty | Nov 02, 2012

They Live

by Clark Collis | Nov 02, 2012

Book Article

Books: Nov. 9/16, 2012

Nov 02, 2012
Reviews of the latest books in stores, including ''Both Flesh and Not,'' ''Coal to Diamonds,'' and others Read it

Book-cover trend: The woman in red

by Stephan Lee | Nov 02, 2012
Who is she? Where is she going? What a current book-cover trend says about a changing genre. Read it

Book Review

The Entertainer

by Keith Staskiewicz | Nov 02, 2012

Dear Life

by Thom Geier | Nov 02, 2012

Hallucinations

by Stephan Lee | Nov 02, 2012

Sweet Tooth

by Rob Brunner | Nov 02, 2012

Flight Behavior

by Karen Valby | Nov 02, 2012

Lost at Sea

by Keith Staskiewicz | Nov 02, 2012

Marbles

by Melissa Maerz | Nov 02, 2012

Thomas Jefferson

by Tina Jordan | Nov 14, 2012

Master of the Mountain

by Tina Jordan | Nov 14, 2012

Cover Story

Holiday preview: 'Les Misérables'

by Anthony Breznican | Nov 02, 2012
At a time when its gritty message rings truer than ever, Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway bring the beloved Broadway musical to the screen Read it

DVD Article

DVDs: Nov. 9/16, 2012

Nov 02, 2012
Reviews of the latest movies in stores, including ''Planes, Trains and Automobiles,'' ''The Amazing Spider-Man,'' and others Read it

5 films for the whole family

by Adam Markovitz and Keith Staskiewicz | Nov 02, 2012
From a 62-year-old classic to a recent blockbuster about a bow-and-arrow-wielding heroine, the following new releases will bring together movie fans of all ages Read it

DVD Review

Your Sister's Sister

by Melissa Maerz | Nov 02, 2012

Editor's Note

Editor's Note: Nov. 9/16, 2012

by Jess Cagle | Nov 02, 2012
Managing editor Jess Cagle discusses the movies that critics have already classified as Oscar contenders Read it

Hollywood Insider

Ian Mckellen makes magic ... through charity

by Josh Rottenberg | Nov 02, 2012
The actor will be honored at Only Make Believe's annual fund-raising gala Read it

Deal Report: Nov. 9/16, 2012

Nov 02, 2012
Angelina Jolie's children Pax and Zahara will join her in ''Maleficent,'' Arnold Schwarzenegger will revive his role from ''Conan the Barbarian,'' and more Read it

Monty Python's Eric Idle puts on a new show

by Clark Collis | Nov 02, 2012
Idle is releasing a new comedy special via download called lampooning both radio plays and costume dramas Read it

Humor If You Ask Me...

'Argo' direct yourself

Nov 02, 2012
Ben Affleck has little in common with the female creator-stars of TV Read it

Movie Article

Wrangling 'Wreck-It Ralph'

by Anthony Breznican | Nov 02, 2012
Disney's new movie about a videogame villain who decides to do good is packed with a who's who of arcade characters. It wasn't easy getting permission to use the likes of Pac-Man, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Dig Dug. Here's how the filmmakers built their supporting cast. Read it

Check into 'Hotel Noir'

by Chris Nashawaty | Nov 02, 2012
Carla Gugino and her writer-director beau, Sebastian Gutierrez, go no-frills with their $300,000 homage to old Hollywood crime flicks. Read it

Movie Review

Skyfall

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Nov 14, 2012

Lincoln

by Owen Gleiberman | Nov 09, 2012

Wreck-It Ralph

by Keith Staskiewicz | Nov 09, 2012

Flight

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Nov 09, 2012

Jack & Diane

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Nov 09, 2012

A Late Quartet

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Nov 09, 2012

The Bay

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Nov 02, 2012

The Details

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Nov 09, 2012

Music Article

On My iPod: 'The Vampire Diaries'' Nina Dobrev

by Ray Rahman | Nov 02, 2012
Sure, the character she plays on 'The Vampire Diaries' (The CW, Thursdays, 8 p.m.) has a heightened sense of hearing, but the actress, 23, makes good use of her ears on her own time. Find out what's got them perked. Read it

Singles: Nov. 9/16, 2012

Nov 02, 2012
Reviews of the latest releases from No Doubt, Justin Bieber, and more Read it

Staff Playlist: November

by Trevin Hunte | Nov 02, 2012
Find out what we're loving this month Read it

Chart Flashback: 1990

by Leah Greenblatt | Nov 02, 2012
The Hot 100's favorite flavor 22 years ago this week? Vanilla Ice (...ice baby, too cold!). But it also had a taste for cherry pie — plus sweet jams from Janet, Mariah, and more. Read it

Albums: Nov. 9/16, 2012

Nov 02, 2012
Reviews of the latest songs from Soundgarden, Angel Haze, and more Read it

Music Review

Lotus

by Melissa Maerz | Nov 16, 2012

Music From Another Dimension!

by Kyle Anderson | Nov 02, 2012

Take Me Home

by Adam Markovitz | Nov 02, 2012

¡Dos!

by Kyle Anderson | Nov 02, 2012

R.E.D.

by Ray Rahman | Nov 02, 2012

News Article

The wild true story of one 'Scandalous' lady

by Karen Valby | Nov 02, 2012
Nearly a century ago, Aimee Semple McPherson led a colorful life as a media-savvy preacher. Now she's back on Broadway as the protagonist of a new musical penned by 'Today' cohost Kathie Lee Gifford. Read it

News and Notes

TV's worst wives club

by Keith Staskiewicz | Nov 02, 2012

Cable's hottest shows revolve around killers, drug dealers, and philanderers. So why are their long-suffering spouses so often seen as the real villains?

Read it

Hit List: Nov. 9/16, 2012

by Dan Snierson | Nov 02, 2012
Botanists name new ferns after Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift and boyfriend Conor Kennedy reportedly split, and more Read it

Tech Check: Tablets, tablets everywhere!

by Stephan Lee | Nov 02, 2012
The past two weeks tablets from Apple and Microsoft have flooded the market already saturated by Google and Amazon Read it

Photo Gallery: Oscars 2013

Oscars '13: Keep your eye on...

by Anthony Breznican | Nov 17, 2012
Anthony Breznican views the award season landscape: Movies, actors, actresses, directors now in the mix See photos

Stage Review

The Heiress

by Thom Geier | Nov 02, 2012
Jessica Chastain and 'Downton Abbey''s Dan Stevens star in a first-rate revival of an All-American tragedy about an awkward girl with an unfeeling dad and a possibly gold-digging suitor Read it

TV Article

'Firefly''s peculiar afterlife

by Jeff Jensen | Nov 02, 2012
Just 14 episodes were produced, but fans of Joss Whedon's series about space cowboys still can't get enough. And neither can we. Read it

The Huntress on The CW's 'Arrow'

by Sandra Gonzalez | Nov 02, 2012
Actress Jessica De Gouw guest stars on The CW's Arrow as The Huntress. Read it

Creating 'Homeland''s Carrie

by Melissa Maerz | Nov 02, 2012
What makes 'Homeland''s CIA genius tick? In part, TV writer Meredith Stiehm, who spins material for Claire Danes' fascinating character from her family's experience with bipolar disorder. Read it

Soundbites: Nov. 9/16, 2012

Nov 02, 2012
Memorable lines from ''Ben and Kate,'' ''The Office,'' and more Read it

Fall TV's biggest gambles

by Tim Stack | Nov 02, 2012
Change is scary — especially on television. We look at returning shows that have taken big risks this season and grade their efforts. Read it

TV Review

Parenthood

by Ken Tucker | Nov 02, 2012

Videogame Review

Assassin's Creed III

by Adam B. Vary | Nov 02, 2012

Wardrobe Notes

Kristen Stewart and Garrett Hedlund as Marylou and Dean in 'On the Road'

by Sara Vilkomerson | Nov 02, 2012

How does one dress the Beat Generation for the big screen? Costume designer Danny Glicker walks us through the transformation of Garrett Hedlund and Kristen Stewart into iconic Kerouac characters for the movie adaptation of the classic novel (out Dec. 21).

Read it

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EW.com poll: What's the best new TV show?

Nov 02, 2012

Get in on the great debates of our time (What is Liam Neeson's most badass film role? Who's the best crier on television?) with EW.com's daily polls. This week's big question: With the TV season now in full swing, which series gets your vote for favorite new show? You all sang the praises of a certain ABC musical drama.

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