Aug 04, 2006

Issue #889

Cover Story

''Snakes on a Plane'': Inside summer's riskiest thrill ride

by Jeff Jensen | Jul 28, 2006
Samuel L. Jackson and a cast of reptiles slithered into Internet buzz; now, the test is how big a bite they'll take of the summer box office Read it
Magazine Cover (Aug 04, 2006)

Book Review

The Prince of the Marshes

by Jennifer Reese | Jul 28, 2006

Pound for Pound

by Chris Nashawaty | Aug 02, 2006

The Keep

by Nicholas Fonseca | Jul 28, 2006

An Iliad

by Ken Tucker | Jul 28, 2006

To Air Is Human

by Dan Snierson | Aug 02, 2006

A Separate War

by Marc Bernardin | Jul 28, 2006

The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters

by Tina Jordan | Aug 02, 2006

Babylon by Bus

by Jennifer Reese | Jul 28, 2006

Snow Blind

by Ken Tucker | Jul 28, 2006

Kept

by Allyssa Lee | Jul 28, 2006

Suspension

by J.P. Mangalindan | Jul 28, 2006

Feeling Very Strange

by Noah Robischon | Jul 28, 2006

Night Watch

by Wook Kim | Jul 28, 2006

Farthing

by Bob Cannon | Jul 28, 2006

Cover Story

''Snakes on a Plane'': Inside summer's riskiest thrill ride

by Jeff Jensen | Jul 28, 2006
Samuel L. Jackson and a cast of reptiles slithered into Internet buzz; now, the test is how big a bite they'll take of the summer box office Read it

DVD Review

V for Vendetta

by Ken Tucker | Aug 01, 2006

The Wire: The Complete Third Season

by Jason Clark | Aug 01, 2006

Richard Pryor: Live in Concert

by Michael Endelman | Jul 28, 2006

The Shaggy Dog

by J.P. Mangalindan | Jul 28, 2006

Movie Article

Hollywood's love affair with the Internet

by Jeff Labrecque | Jul 28, 2006
How the industry embraced technology, from ''Blair Witch'' to ''Firefly'' Read it

Ken Tucker wants you to watch ''The Comeback''

by Ken Tucker | Jul 28, 2006
Why the short-lived Lisa Kudrow show should live on in your DVD collection Read it

Feedback from our readers

Jul 28, 2006
Check out those who agreed with us, and those who didn't Read it

Is a mediocre movie worse when made by a great director?

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Aug 01, 2006
Check out today's Ask the Critic question and post your own Read it

Sylvester Stallone returns as Rambo

by Mandi Bierly | Jul 28, 2006
Another of the actor’s 80s roles is being resuscitated Read it

A message to the juvenile men of Hollywood

Jul 28, 2006
We've got something to say to Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson, and Will Ferrell Read it

How director M. Night Shamalan can save face

by Daniel Fierman | Jul 28, 2006
What he should do after the poorly reviewed ''Lady in the Water'' Read it

The original ending of ''The Descent'' you won’t see in theaters

by Vanessa Juarez, Michelle Kung | Jul 28, 2006
We tell you why the first ending was cut for U.S. audiences Read it

Talking with Bob Kosberg

by Chris Nashawaty | Jul 28, 2006
Here's why everyone's buying what Hollywood's fastest talker has to sell Read it

Maggie Gyllenhaal eyes mainstream success -- and motherhood

by Missy Schwartz | Aug 01, 2006
The pregnant actress says she's no It Girl, but with six movies released between now and the end of the year she could hit the motherlode Read it

Emily Rios is so five minutes from now

Jul 28, 2006
Why we think the young actress in ''Quinceanera'' is the next big thing Read it

Hugh Hefner on how doing TV saved his magazine

Jul 28, 2006
The ''Playboy'' founder remembers his success in 1959 Read it

Movie Review

Miami Vice

by Owen Gleiberman | Jul 26, 2006

The Ant Bully

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Jul 26, 2006

Scoop

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Jul 26, 2006

Little Miss Sunshine

by Owen Gleiberman | Jul 26, 2006

Edmond

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Jul 26, 2006

My Super Ex-Girlfriend

by Owen Gleiberman | Jul 26, 2006

Shadowboxer

by Owen Gleiberman | Jul 26, 2006

John Tucker Must Die

by Gregory Kirschling | Jul 26, 2006

The Groomsmen

by Owen Gleiberman | Jul 28, 2006

Little Man

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Jul 28, 2006

Monster House

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Jul 28, 2006

Lady in the Water

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Jul 28, 2006

Clerks II

by Owen Gleiberman | Jul 28, 2006

Music Article

Why we want to marry to Gnarls Barkley's video

Jul 28, 2006
''Smiley Faces'' has us down on one knee Read it

Music Review

The Rough Guide to Iran

by Will Hermes | Jul 28, 2006

Red Hot + Latin Redux

by Will Hermes | Jul 28, 2006

New Shabbos Waltz

by Will Hermes | Jul 28, 2006

Highway Companion

by Clark Collis | Jul 31, 2006

Mr. New York and the East Side

by Will Hermes | Jul 28, 2006

Year of the Dog...Again

by Raymond Fiore | Jul 31, 2006

Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man

by Will Hermes | Jul 28, 2006

The Trials of Van Occupanther

by Michael Endelman | Jul 28, 2006

Yell Fire!

by Greg Kot | Jul 28, 2006

Lemonade

by Michael Endelman | Jul 28, 2006

I Stand Alone

by Will Hermes | Jul 28, 2006

Two Lights

by Michael Endelman | Jul 31, 2006

Putting the Days to Bed

by Ryan Dombal | Jul 28, 2006

Teenage Graffiti

by Gary Susman | Jul 28, 2006

News Article

The A List: July 2006

Jul 28, 2006
A handy guide to movies, CDs, DVDs, TV shows, and books that made the grade (A- or better) in EW during the past month Read it

Comic-Con: What's next for ''Spider-Man,'' ''Lost,'' ''Mars''

by Nisha Gopalan | Jul 31, 2006
At the annual San Diego pop-culture fest, the stars came out to pass tidbits to the fans -- and the fanatical -- about plans for 2007 Read it

Scott Brown's Hit List for the week of August 4, 2006

by Scott Brown | Jul 28, 2006
The 10 hottest topics of the week Read it

Celebrity news for the week of August 4, 2006

by Leah Greenblatt | Jul 28, 2006
Brief updates on births, divorces, court dates, and more Read it

Iam McShane takes the EW Pop Culture Personality Test

by Lynette Rice | Jul 28, 2006
The ''Deadwood'' actor says he prefers The Beatles to The Stones Read it

Sound Bites

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

Jul 28, 2006
An expanded online-only version of our favorite quips Read it

TV Article

MTV turns 25

Jul 28, 2006
From Martha Quinn to ''Laguna Beach,'' a year-by-year countdown of the revolutionary network's most notable moments Read it

A first look at the second season of ''Prison Break''

by Hannah Tucker | Jul 28, 2006
We get some inside dirt on upcoming episodes Read it

The Deal Report: August 4, 2006

by Whitney Pastorek | Jul 28, 2006
The biggest upcoming projects in entertainment Read it

The L.A. landmarks on reality show ''The Hills''

Jul 28, 2006
The L.A. landmarks on reality show ''The Hills'' -- Lauren and Co. traipse through some of the hottest places in town Read it

Jean Smart reviews her resume

by Adam B. Vary | Jul 28, 2006
From the ditzy Charlene on ''Designing Women'' to the first lady on ''24'' Read it

We rate TV shows about journalism

by Jennifer Armstrong | Jul 28, 2006
Is ''Kolchak: The Night Stalker'' more accurate than ''Lois & Clark'' Read it

Our favorite scenes in Adult Swim's ''Metalocalypse''

by Paul Katz | Jul 28, 2006
The cartoon about fake metal band Dethlock stays true to life Read it

''Perry Mason''

by Alynda Wheat
July 31 Read it

TV Review

So You Think You Can Dance

by Gillian Flynn | Jul 31, 2006
Reviews of ''So You Think You Can Dance'' and ''Pants-Off Dance-Off" Read it

Three Moons Over Milford

by Ken Tucker | Jul 28, 2006

Pants-Off Dance-Off

by Gillian Flynn | Jul 31, 2006

The Must List

The Must List: Aug 4, 2006

Jul 28, 2006
Ten Things We Love This Week Read it

The Pop of King

Stephen King on dieting

by Stephen King | Feb 01, 2007
The Pop of King looks at new ways to take off extra weight Read it

What to Watch

What to Watch for week of July 31 - August 6, 2006

by Alynda Wheat | Jul 31, 2006
A day-to-day guide to notable programs* Read it

''Rescue Me''

by Alynda Wheat

''Extreme Makeover''

by Alynda Wheat

''X Games 12''

by Alynda Wheat