Nov 18, 2005

Issue #850

Cover Story

''King Kong'': The making of the ape and more

by Josh Rottenberg | Nov 11, 2005
Here's how Peter Jackson and his effects team put together their remake, from motion-capture suits to miniatures Read it
Magazine Cover (Nov 18, 2005)

DVDReview

The Harold Lloyd Comedy Collection

by Chris Willman | Nov 15, 2005

Book Article

EW grades four recent film adaptations

by Michelle Kung | Nov 11, 2005
We tell you whether ''Jarhead,'' ''Bee Season,'' ''Shopgirl,'' and ''Derailed,'' are better as books or movies Read it

A look inside EW writer Chris Willman's new book

by Gilbert Cruz | Nov 11, 2005
Our senior staffer mixes country music with politics in his ''Rednecks & Bluenecks'' Read it

Book Review

Teacher Man

by Jennifer Reese | Nov 16, 2005

No Applause--Just Throw Money

by Tim Purtell | Nov 16, 2005

Thin Ice

by Wook Kim | Nov 16, 2005

Bluebirds Used to Croon in the Choir

by Gilbert Cruz | Nov 16, 2005

The Truth of the Matter

by Jennifer Reese | Nov 16, 2005

Cover Your Assets

by Lynette Rice | Nov 16, 2005

Falling Palace

by Melissa Rose Bernardo | Nov 16, 2005

Have Mercy on Us All

by Whitney Pastorek | Nov 16, 2005

Cardinal Sinner of the Week

Cover Story

''King Kong'': The making of the ape and more

by Josh Rottenberg | Nov 11, 2005
Here's how Peter Jackson and his effects team put together their remake, from motion-capture suits to miniatures Read it

DVD Review

Born to Run: 30th Anniversary Edition

by Tom Sinclair | Nov 15, 2005

Madagascar

by Hannah Tucker | Nov 15, 2005

Scrubs: The Complete Second Season

by Allyssa Lee | Nov 15, 2005

Fantasy Island: The Complete First Season

by Mandi Bierly | Nov 15, 2005

Friends: The Complete Tenth Season

by Jennifer Armstrong | Nov 15, 2005

Movie Article

EW previews this year's holiday movie season

Nov 11, 2005
We take a look at highly anticipated releases like ''Brokeback Mountain,'' ''Match Point,'' and ''King Kong'' Read it

Talking with Christopher Plummer

by Steve Daly | Nov 11, 2005
The veteran character actor talks about William Shatner, ''The Sound of Music,'' and his role in ''The New World'' Read it

Behind the seams of ''Memoirs of a Geisha''

by Missy Schwartz | Nov 11, 2005
Costume designer Colleen Atwood gives EW a style primer on Rob Marshall's Oscar contender Read it

Peter Jackson's ''King Kong'' remake

by Josh Rottenberg | Nov 11, 2005
The ''Lord of the Rings'' director talks about creating his new film based on the 1933 classic Read it

EW examines Oscar's Hopefuls

Nov 11, 2005
We check out the films that have the best chance of striking Academy gold Read it

''The Producers'' hits the big screen...again

by Melissa Rose Bernardo | Nov 11, 2005
Director Susan Stroman offers five tips for turning a hit musical about a flop into a new hit movie Read it

A Rob Reiner film primer

by Dan Snierson | Nov 11, 2005
The ''Rumor Has It,'' director looks back on his old films Read it

What are the ingredients of a great movie monster?

by Owen Gleiberman | Nov 12, 2005
Check out the latest Ask the Critic question and post your own Read it

Tom Cruise recasts his PR team

by Joshua Rich | Nov 11, 2005
The ''War of the Worlds'' star replaces his sister with a new publicist Read it

Anthony Swofford's opening weekend timeline

Nov 11, 2005
The ''Jarhead'' author tells us what he did as the movie based on his memoir hit theaters Read it

Tenacious D's movie gets retooled

by Josh Rottenberg | Nov 11, 2005
New Line moves back the release of the long-awaited Jack Black Read it

Random House breaks into film

by Gilbert Cruz | Nov 11, 2005
EW looks at the publishing giant's new partnership with Focus Features Read it

How good is the new ''Pride and Prejudice?''

by Marisa Meltzer | Nov 11, 2005
We tell you how the latest Jane Austen update stacks up against the other versions Read it

''A Different World'' is the '80s DVD of the Week

Nov 11, 2005
''A Different World'' Read it

Checking in with Julie Andrews

by Melissa Rose Bernardo | Nov 11, 2005
We chat with the ''The Sound of Music'' star about the classic film's new DVD Read it

Alex Trebek reveals his favorite ''Jeopardy'' moments

by Timothy Gunatilaka | Nov 11, 2005
EW asks the game show host about Ken Jennings, regrowing his mustache, and his style Read it

Movie Review

Derailed

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Nov 09, 2005

Sarah Silverman: Jesus Is Magic

by Owen Gleiberman | Nov 09, 2005

Pride & Prejudice

by Owen Gleiberman | Nov 09, 2005

The Dying Gaul

by Owen Gleiberman | Nov 09, 2005

Zathura

by Scott Brown | Nov 09, 2005

Bee Season

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Nov 09, 2005

Get Rich or Die Tryin'

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Nov 09, 2005

Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price

by Owen Gleiberman | Nov 11, 2005

Ushpizin

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Nov 11, 2005

The Passenger

by Owen Gleiberman | Nov 11, 2005

Jarhead

by Owen Gleiberman | Nov 11, 2005

Chicken Little

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Nov 11, 2005

Ballets Russes

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Nov 11, 2005

Music Article

Download This: Songs by Ghostface Killah, and others

by Ryan Dombal | Nov 11, 2005
The best new songs you'll find on the Web, for the week of Nov. 11 Read it

Getting to know Brad Paisley

by Mandi Bierly | Nov 11, 2005
The country singer chats with EW about alcohol, his sense of humor, and New York City Read it

Music Review

Goo - Deluxe Edition

by David Browne | Nov 14, 2005

Running on Empty

by David Browne | Nov 14, 2005

Vertically Challenged

by Ryan Dombal | Nov 14, 2005

A Fever You Can't Sweat Out

by Michael Endelman | Nov 14, 2005

Codex Teenage Premonition

by Leah Greenblatt | Nov 14, 2005

Horses/Horses

by David Browne | Nov 14, 2005

Confessions on a Dance Floor

by David Browne | Nov 14, 2005

Aerial

by Marc Weingarten | Nov 14, 2005

Back II Da Basics

by Raymond Fiore | Nov 14, 2005

Chicago Wind

by Marc Weingarten | Nov 14, 2005

Comin' to Your City

by David Browne | Nov 14, 2005

Scab Dates

by Leah Greenblatt | Nov 14, 2005

Kicking Television - Live in Chicago

by David Browne | Nov 14, 2005

Bullet in a Bible

by Raymond Fiore | Nov 14, 2005

Summer in the Southeast

by Will Hermes | Nov 14, 2005

Walk the Line

by Tom Sinclair | Nov 14, 2005

It's a Game

by Will Hermes | Nov 14, 2005

News Article

Letters from our readers

Nov 11, 2005
Check out the readers who agreed with us, and those who didn't Read it

Who's making deals in the week of November 18, 2005

by Michelle Kung | Nov 11, 2005
The biggest upcoming projects in entertainment Read it

Taking the temperature of pop culture

Nov 11, 2005
We rate the hottest and coldest in entertainment Read it

Dalton Ross's Hit List for the week of November 18, 2005

by Dalton Ross | Nov 11, 2005
The 10 hottest topics of the week Read it

Celebrity news for the week of November 18, 2005

by Tim Stack | Nov 11, 2005
Brief updates on births, divorces, court dates, and more Read it

EW grades songbirds' on-screen style

by Leah Greenblatt | Nov 11, 2005
We look at the music video wardrobes of Madonna, Lindsay Lohan, and others Read it

The week in fashion

by Joshua Rich, Clarissa Cruz | Nov 11, 2005
EW looks at the latest in celebrity style Read it

Oscar Watch

It's never too early! Predictions for Oscar 2006

by Dave Karger | Nov 15, 2005
EW considers the contenders so far who could get a slot on the ballot Read it

Sound Bites

TV's funniest quotes: Pick this week's best

Nov 12, 2005
An expanded online-only version of our favorite quips Read it

TV Article

Why is NBC still sticking by ''Joey''?

by Lynette Rice | Nov 11, 2005
EW looks at Thursday night's greatest prime-time mystery Read it

''The West Wing'' goes live

by Mark Harris | Nov 11, 2005
We tell you what happened during the show's ''live'' debate episode Read it

Bai Ling sings her own praises

by Nicholas Fonseca | Nov 11, 2005
The actress talks about her appearance on VH1's ''But Can They Sing?'' Read it

TV Review

Invasion

by Gillian Flynn | Nov 11, 2005

Threshold

by Gillian Flynn | Nov 11, 2005
Two body-snatching dramas frighten and frustrate. Read it

The Must List

The Must List: November 18, 2005

Nov 12, 2005
Jarheads, Talking Heads, and 8 other things we love this week Read it

The Pop of King

Stephen King on ''Good Night, and Good Luck''

by Stephen King | Feb 01, 2007
The Pop of King takes a look at George Clooney's new film Read it