Dec 03, 2004

Issue #795
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Here's Celine Dion's 1995 ''buried treasure''

by Chris Willman | Dec 03, 2004
The diva's former producer, Phil Spector, dishes on how he plans to release a vault of her unheard tunes Read it

Features

Buried Treasure

Dec 03, 2004
EVER WONDER what became of that Bruce Springsteen album PRODIGAL SON? How about Stanley Kubrick's fabled FIRST feature, FEAR AND DESIRE? Want to know WHERE TO GO to find Johnny Depp's directorial debut, THE BRAVE? EW tracks down TWO DOZEN legendary LOST PROJECTS by some of our favorite artists. Read it

Here's Bob Dylan's 1966 ''buried treasure''

by Josh Rottenberg | Dec 03, 2004
Though hazy overall, D.A. Pennebaker's documentary contained some incredible live performances Read it

Here's Charlie Kaufman's 1995 ''buried treasure''

by Timothy Gunatilaka | Dec 03, 2004
The acclaimed moviemaker first dabbled in TV with quirky sitcoms like ''Depressed Roomies'' Read it

Here's Funkadelic's 1984 ''buried treasure''

by Michael Endelman | Dec 03, 2004
Not many will ever find ''By Way of the Drum,'' the concept group's trippy unknown gem Read it

Here's Alexander Payne's 1990 ''buried treasure''

by Josh Rottenberg | Dec 03, 2004
The ''Sideways'' director reflects on his college debut, the almost too dark ''The Passion of Martin'' Read it

Here's Stanley Kubrick's 1953 ''buried treasure''

by Joshua Rich | Dec 03, 2004
Why the director would just as soon forget his first feature, ''Fear and Desire'' Read it

Here's Todd Haynes' 1987 ''buried treasure''

by Whitney Pastorek | Dec 03, 2004
Copyright laws prevented the ''Far From Heaven'' director from releasing ''Superstar'' Read it

The story behind ''Little Shop'''s extended DVD

by Chris Willman | Dec 03, 2004
Why Warner Home Video flipped out after seeing ''Little Shop of Horror'''s original 23-minute climax Read it

Here's ''Swamp Thing'''s 1989 ''buried treasure''

by Jeff Jensen | Dec 03, 2004
Why Rick Veitch's irreverent ''Swamp Thing No. 88'' never hit paper Read it

Here's Sheryl Crow's 1992 ''buried treasure''

by Chris Willman | Dec 03, 2004
The singer's unofficial first album wouldn't have won her as much acclaim as ''Tuesday Night Music Club'' Read it

Here's Dennis Hopper's 1971 ''buried treasure''

by Whitney Pastorek | Dec 03, 2004
''The Last Movie'' is on video, if you look hard enough Read it

Here's Lorne Michaels' 1982 ''buried treasure''

by Tim Carvell | Dec 03, 2004
''Nothing Lasts Forever'' was much more than a typical ''SNL'' sketch film, says producer Tom Schiller Read it

Here's Patty Griffin's 1998 ''buried treasure''

by Whitney Pastorek | Dec 03, 2004
Why the songwriter is relieved her album ''Silver Bell'' never actually came out Read it

Here's Jerry Lewis' 1972 ''buried treasure''

by Tim Carvell | Dec 03, 2004
''The Day the Clown Cried'' forced the unlikely mix of slapstick comedy and a concentration camp Read it

Almost Paradise

...except for the monsters, the unhinged French lady, and some seriously stir-crazy castaways. But all this tropical turmoil makes LOST the most addictive thriller on TV. Read it

Movies

ASK THE CRITIC

by Lisa Schwarzbaum

Critical Mass

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

Review

Alexander

by Owen Gleiberman
Oliver Stone's deeply flawed take on the famed conqueror, Alexander, ain't so great. Read it

A Very Long Engagement -NOTE- See also related article on page 38 of same issue.

by Lisa Schwarzbaum
A mademoiselle pines for her love, mired in the trenches of WWI Read it

NATIONAL TREASURE

by Lisa Schwarzbaum
We don't think the Founding Fathers would like this one Read it

CHRISTMAS WITH THE KRANKS

by Owen Gleiberman
You'd have a better time spending it with a vending machine Read it

PURPLE BUTTERFLY

by Lisa Schwarzbaum
Revolution is a flutter in the hearts of Chinese rebels Read it

GUERRILLA: THE TAKING OF PATTY HEARST

by Owen Gleiberman
A look back at the crime that crystallized modern media Read it

Television

What to Watch for week of NOVEMBER 29

by Jessica Shaw | Nov 29, 2004
A day-to-day guide to notable programs. Read it

How ''The Real Gilligan's Island'' can succeed

by Joshua Rich | Dec 03, 2004
The producer talks about how TBS' spinoff can capitalize on the popularity of ''Lost'' and ''Survivor'' Read it

TV's funniest quotes for the week of Dec. 3, 2004

Dec 03, 2004
We pick our favorite quips from talk shows and sitcoms Read it

What to Watch for week of NOVEMBER 29

by Clarissa Cruz, Nicholas Fonseca
A day -- to -- day guide to notable programs.* Read it

ASK THE CRITIC

Honor Roles

by Gillian Flynn

Book Article

EW reviews the latest in science fiction

by Noah Robischon | Dec 03, 2004
Here's what we think about ''The Boy Who Would Live Forever,'' ''Crache,'' and ''Exultant'' Read it

Book Review

Faithful

by Dennis Lehane | Dec 03, 2004
Guest critic Dennis Lehane has reason to cheer for Stewart O'Nan and Stephen King's Faithful Read it

Bad Dirt

by Jennifer Reese | Dec 03, 2004
Annie Proulx's Bad Dirt tracks ornery Wyoming folk. Read it

The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios

by Jennifer Reese | Dec 03, 2004

The News From Paraguay

by Jennifer Reese | Dec 03, 2004

Loop Group

by Mary Kaye Schilling | Dec 03, 2004

Jacquard's Web

by Wook Kim | Dec 03, 2004

Blockbuster

by Benjamin Svetkey | Dec 03, 2004

Night Fall

by Jennifer Reese | Dec 03, 2004

DVD Review

Spider-Man 2

by Dalton Ross | Dec 03, 2004

Daredevil Director's Cut

by Ty Burr | Dec 03, 2004

The Billy Madison/Happy Gilmore Collection

by Brian M. Raftery | Dec 03, 2004

Movie Article

EW critic sounds off on movie storytelling

by Owen Gleiberman | Dec 03, 2004
Owen Gleiberman decries the negative effect of blockbusters and reality television on the movies extinct? Read it

EW remembers Cy Coleman

by Melissa Rose Bernardo | Dec 03, 2004
Here's what the entertainment world will miss most about him Read it

Female bounty hunters is the latest movie trend

by Josh Rottenberg | Dec 03, 2004
Charlize Theron and Keira Knightley are among the actresses who will play bounty hunters in upcoming films Read it

A burning question about ''National Treasure''

by Michelle Kung | Dec 03, 2004
We find answers to the inexplicable Read it

An ''Engagement'' with French starlet Audrey Tautou

by Missy Schwartz | Dec 03, 2004
Audrey Tautou reteams with her ''Amelie'' director for another fanciful love story -- but this one is also a brutal WWI drama Read it

'SAMANTHA: AN AMERICAN GIRL HOLIDAY' is the Toy Tie-in of the Week

Dec 03, 2004
'SAMANTHA: AN AMERICAN GIRL HOLIDAY' Read it

Q&A with Jim Caviezel

by Brian M. Raftery | Dec 03, 2004
The star of ''Passion of the Christ'' and ''Bobby Jones'' tells EW his favorite ''Jesus goes golfing'' joke Read it

Why is Nick and Jessica's variety special on DVD?

by Michael Sauter | Dec 03, 2004
EW wonders why the reality newlyweds ABC special was released on DVD Read it

Movie Review

Alexander

by Owen Gleiberman | Nov 24, 2004

Guerrilla: The Taking of Patty Hearst

by Owen Gleiberman | Nov 25, 2004

Christmas With the Kranks

by Owen Gleiberman | Nov 24, 2004

A Very Long Engagement

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Nov 25, 2004

Purple Butterfly

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Nov 24, 2004

Bad Education

by Owen Gleiberman | Dec 03, 2004

Bright Future

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Dec 03, 2004

Kinsey

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Dec 03, 2004

Notre Musique

by Owen Gleiberman | Dec 03, 2004

Seed of Chucky

by Scott Brown | Dec 03, 2004

The Spongebob Squarepants Movie

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Dec 03, 2004

Movie on DVD Review

Hero

by Michelle Kung | Dec 03, 2004

L'age d'or

by David Marc Fischer | Dec 03, 2004

John Ritter: Being of Sound Mind and Body

by Whitney Pastorek | Dec 03, 2004

Music Article

The Futureheads are high on XTC

by Leah Greenblatt | Dec 03, 2004
The British band is heavily influenced by '80s artists like Wire and Gang of Four Read it

Indie bands take long road to success

by Leah Greenblatt | Dec 03, 2004
Acts like Death Cab for Cutie and Secret Machines find ways to retain artistic integrity while achieving mainstream success Read it

Download This

Dec 03, 2004
EW recommends tracks from Surferosa, Mosquitos and My Chemical Romance Read it

'R U THE GIRL WITH T-BOZ & CHILLI' is the Eye Opening of the Week

Dec 03, 2004
'R U THE GIRL WITH T-BOZ & CHILLI' Read it

How one group reacted to Ashlee's ''SNL'' blunder

by Whitney Pastorek | Dec 07, 2004
An organization encourages consumers to trade their albums, like Simpson's ''Autobiography,'' for something they deem more quality entertainment Read it

EW spots style trends in music videos

by Leah Greenblatt | Dec 03, 2004
New clips by Gwen Stefani, Hilary Duff, and Avril Lavigne spotlight the latest in fashion Read it

Music Review

Street's Disciple

by Neil Drumming | Nov 29, 2004

Love. Angel. Music. Baby.

by David Browne | Nov 29, 2004

Old Friends: Live on Stage

by Whitney Pastorek | Dec 03, 2004

Reise, Reise

by Timothy Gunatilaka | Dec 03, 2004

Up All Night

by Raymond Fiore | Dec 03, 2004

R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece

by Chuck Mindenhall | Dec 03, 2004

MM..Food?

by Ryan Dombal | Dec 03, 2004

Beyond the Sea

by Larry Blumenfeld | Dec 03, 2004

Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason

by Jim Farber | Dec 03, 2004

News Article

Johnny Depp's directorial debut

by Tim Carvell
Get an update on 10 lost projects from top entertainers Read it

The ''Star Wars'' holiday special

by Dalton Ross
Get an update on 10 lost projects from top entertainers Read it

The Britney Spears/Fred Durst sessions

by Brian Hiatt
Get an update on 10 lost projects from top entertainers Read it

Leo and Tobey's ''Don's Plum''

by Tim Carvell
Get an update on 10 lost projects from top entertainers Read it

Bruce Springsteen's ''Prodigal Son''

by Jeff Labrecque
Get an update on 10 lost projects from top entertainers Read it

The first ''Fantastic Four'' movie

by Brian Hiatt
Get an update on 10 lost projects from top entertainers Read it

TV soap ''Pasadena''

by Nicholas Fonseca
Get an update on 10 lost projects from top entertainers Read it

A Rolling Stones documentary

by Tom Sinclair
Get an update on 10 lost projects from top entertainers Read it

Guns N' Roses' ''Chinese Democracy''

by Tom Sinclair
Get an update on 10 lost projects from top entertainers Read it

Jack Black's failed TV pilot

by Josh Rottenberg
Get an update on 10 lost projects from top entertainers Read it

Letter from our readers

Dec 03, 2004
Check out the readers who agreed with us, and those who didn't Read it

Q&A with Willie Nelson and Jimmy Carter

by Chris Willman | Dec 03, 2004
The ex-President and country legend discuss their friendship and their CMT music special Read it

Dalton Ross's Hit List for the week of Dec. 3, 2004

by Dalton Ross | Dec 03, 2004
The 10 hottest topics of the week Read it

Celebrity news for the week of Dec. 3, 2004

by Gilbert Cruz, Whitney Pastorek, Leah Greenblatt | Dec 03, 2004
Brief updates on births, divorces, court dates, and more Read it

Musicians re-record Band Aid charity song

by Raymond Fiore | Dec 03, 2004
Bono, Dido, and Robbie Williams are among the stars contributing vocals to the remake of ''Do They Know It's Christmas?'' Read it

Who's making deals in the week of Dec. 3, 2004

by Gregory Kirschling, Missy Schwartz | Dec 03, 2004
The biggest upcoming projects in entertainment Read it

The ages on ''Alexander,'' ''Joey'' don't add up

Dec 03, 2004
EW wonders why Angelina Jolie and Drea de Matteo are nearly the same age as the actors playing their sons in their latest roles Read it

Naomi Campbell's words of wisdom

by Melissa Rose Bernardo | Dec 03, 2004
Here's what EW learned after attending the supermodel's Learning Annex class Read it

Watches feature recycled celebrity duds

by Alice M. Lee | Dec 03, 2004
James Hetfield and No Doubt's Tom Dumont donated their clothing to be made into watch straps Read it

Test you knowledge of island trivia

Dec 03, 2004
Show off your smarts with EW's Pop Culture Quiz Read it

EW reviews two John Patrick Shanley plays

by Melissa Rose Bernardo | Dec 03, 2004
Here's what we think of ''Doubt'' and 'Danny and the Deep Blue Sea'' Read it

Stage Review

'night, Mother

by Scott Brown | Dec 03, 2004
Edie Falco exhibits suicidal tendencies in the somber potboiler 'night, Mother. Read it

Whoopi

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Dec 03, 2004

Democracy

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Dec 03, 2004

Dame Edna: Back With A Vengeance!

by Whitney Pastorek | Dec 03, 2004

Twelve Angry Men

by Melissa Rose Bernardo | Dec 03, 2004

The Good Body

by Whitney Pastorek | Dec 03, 2004

Dave Gorman's Googlewhack! Adventure

by Scott Brown | Dec 03, 2004

Belle Epoque

by Scott Brown | Dec 03, 2004

The Foreigner

by Scott Brown | Dec 03, 2004

We Will Rock You

by Chris Willman | Dec 03, 2004

A Second Hand Memory

by Scott Brown | Dec 03, 2004

TV Article

''The O.C.''

DECEMBER 2 Read it

Why aren't women welcome in late-night TV?

by Whitney Pastorek | Dec 03, 2004
Not one female candidate is being considered to replace Craig Kilborn -- here's why the networks may be reluctant to open the field Read it

Is the reality TV genre starting to fade?

by Jennifer Armstrong | Dec 03, 2004
Shows like ''The Bachelor'' are losing viewers while unscripted fare is experiencing an upswing in ratings Read it

EW's list of TV hangouts

by Kirthana Ramisetti | Dec 03, 2004
''The O.C.'' is the latest television show to have a hotspot for musical guests to drop by Read it

Five fan theories about ''Lost'' -- what are yours?

by Dan Snierson | Dec 01, 2004
Read five popular guesses about the spooky, mysterious island on ABC's hit, then post your own hypotheis Read it

The secrets of ''Lost''

by Dan Snierson | Dec 03, 2004
EW goes behind the scenes of J.J. Abrams newest hit Read it

TV Review

The Life & Death of Peter Sellers

by Gillian Flynn | Dec 03, 2004
Oscar winner Geoffrey Rush nails the tortured genius of Peter Sellers in HBO's dazzling biopic. Read it

House

by Gillian Flynn | Dec 03, 2004

The Must List

10 things EW loves: Week of December 3, 2004

Dec 03, 2004
A guide to the best in recent movies, TV, DVDs, music, books and more Read it

Winner of the Week

Jennifer Love Hewitt is the Winner of the Week

Dec 03, 2004
Jennifer Love Hewitt Read it
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