Nov 05, 2004

Issue #791
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Books

EW rates the film adaptations of acclaimed books

by Michelle Kung | Nov 05, 2004
''Friday Night Lights'' and ''The Motorcycle Diaries'' are among the movies evaluated alongside the books they were adapted from Read it

Features

Elton John is the coolest old-timer in rock

by Dave Karger | Nov 05, 2004
The Rocket Man blasts off to EW about his new CD, hit Vegas show, and his beef with Madonna and the paparazzi old-timer in rock Read it

EW gets an inside look at ''Halo 2''

by Geoff Keighley | Nov 05, 2004
After three years, the videogame championed by fans like Justin Timberlake and Bill Gates is hitting stores Read it

''The Matrix Online'' is coming soon

by Noah Robischon | Nov 05, 2004
Can a massive multiplayer gaming world save ''The Matrix''? Read it

EW's videogame preview

by Gary Eng Walk | Nov 05, 2004
A look at nine games coming out during the 2004 holiday season Read it

Pixar takes a risk with ''The Incredibles''

by Scott Brown | Nov 05, 2004
With a new director, a PG rating, and some out-of-shape superheroes, the animation studio's new project marks a leap of faith Read it

County General

by Nicholas Fonseca, Jessica Shaw
After a long, steamy summer, 'The O.C.' is back—and our refresher course has everything you need to get hooked again Read it

Life's a beach for Woody Harrelson

by Chris Nashawaty | Nov 05, 2004
The actor strolls shoreside with EW to talk about life ''After the Sunset'' Read it

Legacy

EW remembers Greg Shaw and John Peel

by Tom Sinclair | Nov 05, 2004
Here's what the entertainment world will most about them Read it

Movies

Critical Mass

Here's how a sampling of critics from across the country grade 10 current releases. Read it

Review

Ray

by Owen Gleiberman
Jamie Foxx unchains the performance of a lifetime as the soul groundbreaker in Ray. Read it

Enduring Love

by Lisa Schwarzbaum
For one man, obsession has no rhyme, no reason, no end Read it

Saw

by Owen Gleiberman
Another Seven knockoff that doesn't make the killer elite Read it

Birth

by Owen Gleiberman
It's not super-weird to fall in love with a 10-year-old, is it? Read it

The Manson Family

by Owen Gleiberman
There's something about that psycho that still fascinates Read it

It's All About Love

by Lisa Schwarzbaum
A promising filmmaker falters with a lame sci-fi romance Read it

Television

Charlene Tilton remembers ''Dallas''

by Nicholas Fonseca | Nov 05, 2004
The actress talks about the series' lasting appeal Read it

What to Watch for week of NOVEMBER 1

by Alynda Wheat | Nov 05, 2004
A day-to-day guide to notable programs. Read it

Man candy sweetens ''Desperate Housewives''

by Jennifer Armstrong | Nov 05, 2004
Three supporting actors prove a good man isn't hard to find on Wisteria Lane Read it

TV's funniest quotes for the week of November 5, 2004

Nov 05, 2004
We pick our favorite quips from talk shows and sitcoms Read it

Book Article

Match the faux rock group to their name

by Whitney Pastorek | Nov 05, 2004
Quiz how well you know the names of fictional bands from ''Almost Famous,'' ''Singles,'' and ''The Simpsons'' Read it

Gabriel Garcia Marquez is the Sly Fox of the Week

Nov 05, 2004
Gabriel Garcia Marquez Read it

Dollhouse dioramas provide clues to solve crimes

by Tina Jordan | Nov 05, 2004
The book ''The Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death'' features photographs of eighteen miniature crime scenes Read it

Book Review

How We Are Hungry

by Jennifer Reese | Nov 05, 2004

Banishing Verona

by Jennifer Reese | Nov 05, 2004
Jennifer Reese swoons for author Margot Livesey's romantic new novel, Banishing Verona Read it

Race to the Pole

by Kostya Kennedy | Nov 05, 2004

Men and Cartoons

by Mark Harris | Nov 05, 2004

Too Weird for Ziggy

by Whitney Pastorek | Nov 05, 2004

Metro Girl

by Rebecca Ascher-Walsh | Nov 05, 2004

Tears for Water

by Troy Patterson | Nov 05, 2004

Dillinger in Hollywood

by Gilbert Cruz | Nov 05, 2004

Road Work

by Gilbert Cruz | Nov 05, 2004

We Are All The Same

by Allyssa Lee | Nov 05, 2004

Brass

by Jennifer Reese | Nov 05, 2004

11th Month, 11th Day, 11th Hour

by Wook Kim | Nov 05, 2004

The Death of Mr. Love

by Nancy Miller | Nov 05, 2004

DVD Review

Shrek 2

by Dalton Ross | Nov 05, 2004
Obvious pop-culture references and easy reality spoofs render the newlywed ogre's second DVD fun but overly facile. Read it

Hit List

Dalton Ross's Hit List for the week of Nov. 5, 2004

by Dalton Ross | Nov 05, 2004
The 10 hottest topics of the week Read it

Movie Article

Our movie reviewers answer your questions

by Dalton Ross | Nov 05, 2004
Read their responses and post your own questions Read it

Classic teen ensemble movies re-released on DVD

by Chris Willman | Nov 05, 2004
''Dazed and Confused'' and ''Fast Times at Ridgemont High'' are being released together by Universal as the ''Ultimate Party Collection'' Read it

''Chappelle's Show'' is Winner of the Week

Nov 05, 2004
''Chappelle's Show'' Read it

Which director's career is worthy of a marathon viewing?

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Nov 05, 2004
Check out the latest Ask the Critic question and post your own Read it

Oscar race for Best Actor crowded with contenders

by Allison Hope Weiner | Jan 16, 2005
A-list actors including Sean Penn, Jim Carrey, and Kevin Spacey are all in the running for the gold statuette Read it

Long-planned remake of ''The Women'' in development

by Rebecca Ascher-Walsh, Michelle Kung | Nov 05, 2004
''Murphy Brown'' creator Diane English is hoping to finally get the movie off the ground with a cast that includes Annette Bening and Uma Thurman Read it

Bobby Brown said what?

Nov 05, 2004
Check out this memorable quote Read it

''Buffy'' star scares up $39 million at box office

by Joshua Rich, Missy Schwartz | Nov 05, 2004
Does the huge movie opening make Sarah Michelle Gellar a movie star? Read it

Movie Review

Ray

by Owen Gleiberman

It's All About Love

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Oct 27, 2004

Birth

by Owen Gleiberman | Oct 27, 2004

Saw

by Owen Gleiberman | Oct 27, 2004

The Manson Family

by Owen Gleiberman | Oct 27, 2004

Enduring Love

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Oct 28, 2004

The Grudge

by Owen Gleiberman | Nov 05, 2004

Lightning in a Bottle

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Nov 05, 2004

The Machinist

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Nov 05, 2004

Sideways

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Nov 05, 2004

Surviving Christmas

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Nov 05, 2004

Undertow

by Owen Gleiberman | Nov 05, 2004

Movie on DVD Review

A Home at the End of the World

by Brian M. Raftery | Nov 05, 2004

The West Wing: The Complete Third Season

by Jeff Labrecque | Nov 05, 2004
The Complete Third Season Read it

The Complete Denis Leary

by Brian M. Raftery | Nov 05, 2004
No Cure for Cancer Lock 'N Load Read it

21 Jump Street

by Nisha Gopalan | Nov 05, 2004

The Simple Life 2: Road Trip

by Monica Mehta | Nov 05, 2004

Music Article

Ashlee Simpson caught lip-synching on ''SNL'''

by Whitney Pastorek | Nov 05, 2004
The young pop singer claims acid-reflux disease is the cause for her embarrassing gaffe while performing on the sketch-comedy show Read it

Otto the Bus Driver lists 12 must-have CD's

Nov 05, 2004
''The Simpsons''' resident metal head loves albums by Metallica, Poison and the Ramones Read it

EW rates portable MP-3 players

Nov 05, 2004
Here's a look at other gadgets besides iTunes you can use to download your favorite tunes Read it

Indie trio have parental connections to music biz

by Nisha Gopalan | Nov 05, 2004
The Like, who have opened for Elvis Costello, is made up of three teenage girls whose fathers are in the music industry Read it

L2T reader takes cell-phone pic of Aerosmith

Nov 05, 2004
Where L2T readers catch concert highlights -- with their camera phones! Read it

EW rates portable MP-3 players

by Noah Robischon | Nov 05, 2004
Here's a look at other gadgets besides iTunes you can use to download your favorite tunes Read it

The Donnas choose who'd they to see on L2T's cover

Nov 05, 2004
Guns N' Roses and Cinderella are among the bands the group wants to see featured on the cover of L2T Read it

The Donnas are voted to grace the cover of L2T

by Leah Greenblatt | Nov 05, 2004
The all-girl rock group reacts to the news that they were the top vote-getters to be featured on the L2T's Wish List issue Read it

L2T editor inaugurates first Wish List issue

by Jason Adams | Nov 05, 2004
Jason Adams discusses his own personal wish to be a rock star in his letter from the editor Read it

Five rounds with Sum 41

by Leah Greenblatt | Nov 05, 2004
The Canadian pop-punk band discuss not being known as the ''naked'' band, their experiences visiting the Congo, and the last jobs they had before they became rock stars Read it

Three Pepsis with Chingy

by Whitney Pastorek | Nov 05, 2004
The rap star talks about his ''power'' bling and how he hates to be called by his real name Read it

The ultimate rock star gift guide

Nov 05, 2004
Maroon 5's Adam Levine, Fatboy Slim, and Vanessa Carlton are among the stars who L2T what they want for the holidays Read it

L2T's picks for the best in music, comics, and more

Nov 05, 2004
A White Stripes DVD, a book of hip-hop photography, and a Nirvana boxed set makes L2T's must list Read it

Live Aid finally to be released on DVD

by Tom Sinclair | Nov 05, 2004
The groundbreaking concert will be seen for the first time since the show aired on television 20 years ago Read it

A list of music-related charities

by Leah Greenblatt | Nov 05, 2004
The ACLU and War Child are among the charity organizations that musicians are involved with Read it

L2T asks music stars what they wish for

Nov 05, 2004
Liz Phair, Mark McGrath, and Marilyn Manson give L2T their surprising and eclectic wish lists Read it

Switchfoot makes a L2T reader's dream come true

by Brian Hiatt, Jon Regardie | Nov 05, 2004
The rock band helps their superfan propose to his girlfriend after one of their concerts Read it

Switchfoot's favorite fan requests

Nov 05, 2004
The band responds to special letters from fans that pulled at the group's collective heartstrings Read it

Relaunched albums are spiking CD sales

by David Browne | Nov 05, 2004
Artists likes Usher and Norah Jones are releasing ''special editions'' of their hit albums to renew interest in their music and sell more copies of their records Read it

''The O.C.'' is an alt-rock tastemaker

by Nancy Miller | Nov 05, 2004
The teen soap, which has featured acts such as The Killers and Modest Mouse, has been influential in breaking indie bands to a wider audience Read it

Download This

Nov 05, 2004
EW recommends tracks by Ashanti, Beck and Bloc Party Read it

Q&A with ''retired'' rapper Jay-Z

by Neil Drumming | Nov 05, 2004
The rap star discusses ''Fade to Black,'' the new documentary that follows the recording of his supposed swan song, ''The Black Album'' Read it

Music Review

Thug Matrimony: Married To The Streets

by Cheo Tyehimba | Nov 05, 2004

It Always Will Be

by Chris Willman | Nov 05, 2004

Team America: World Police

by Brian M. Raftery | Nov 05, 2004

Lucky Ones

by Nick Marino | Nov 05, 2004

eMOTIVe

by Whitney Pastorek | Nov 05, 2004

Shake The Sheets

by Nisha Gopalan | Nov 05, 2004

Rendezvous

by Scott Schinder | Nov 05, 2004

EW reviews two John Lennon albums

by Chris Willman | Nov 05, 2004
We tell you what we think of the former Beatle's ''Rock 'n' Roll'' and ''Acoustic'' Read it

High

by Ty Burr | Nov 05, 2004

Funeral

by Leah Greenblatt | Nov 05, 2004

News Article

An inside look at ''Halo 2''

by Geoff Keighley | Oct 30, 2004
An inside look at ''Halo 2.'' The videogame that has millions of fans (including Justin Timberlake and Bill Gates) Read it

Letters from our readers

Nov 05, 2004
Check out the readers who agreed with us, and those who didn't Read it

Who's making deals in the week of Nov. 5, 2004

by Gregory Kirschling | Nov 05, 2004
The biggest upcoming projects in entertainment Read it

Celebrity news for the week of Nov. 5, 2004

by Whitney Pastorek | Nov 05, 2004
Brief updates on births, divorces, court dates, and more Read it

Biker chic all the rage in Hollywood

by Joyce Caruso Corrigan | Nov 05, 2004
The distressed leather jackets that the characters wear in films such as ''Kill Bill'' and ''The Motorcycle Diaries'' has created a new style trend Read it

TV Article

EW's refresher course on ''The O.C.''

Nov 02, 2004
Here's everything you need to know to get hooked again Read it

Should ''Miss America'' be more like reality TV?

by Whitney Pastorek | Nov 05, 2004
The creators of ''Fear Factor'' offer suggestions on how to make the long-running beauty competition more exciting to viewers Read it

What's up with ''Law & Order''?

Nov 05, 2004
How the crime show lost its edge? Read it

''The O.C.''

NOVEMBER 4 Read it

What's the best supporting cast on TV?

by Gillian Flynn | Nov 05, 2004
Check out the latest Ask the Critic question and post your own Read it

TV Review

Huff

by Gillian Flynn | Nov 05, 2004
Gillian Flynn thinks the head cases in Showtime's new shrink drama could stand to be more disturbed Read it

The Must List

10 things EW loves: Week of Nov. 5, 2004

Nov 05, 2004
A guide to the best in recent movies, TV, DVDs, music, books and more Read it
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