Nov 09, 2007

Issue #963

Cover Story

''Sweeney Todd'': Inside a cutting-edge musical

by Steve Daly | Nov 03, 2007
Johnny Depp sings, slashes -- did we mention he sings? -- and puts his neck on the line in Tim Burton's gruesome film version of the Stephen Sondheim favorite Read it
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EW.COM

Five fun things online

Nov 02, 2007
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jay-Z, TV Icons, and more Read it

Feedback

Feedback from our readers

Nov 02, 2007
Check out letters from those who agreed with us, and those who didn't Read it

Monitor

Monitor

by Adam Markovitz | Nov 02, 2007
Celebrity news for the week of November 9, 2007 Read it

Spotlight

Spotlight on Portia De Rossi

by Henry Goldblatt | Nov 02, 2007
The actress discusses her ''Nip/Tuck'' debut, Ellen DeGeneres, and life as an openly gay actress Read it

Book Article

A collection of love notes

by Tina Jordan | Nov 02, 2007
Bill Shapiro compiled ''Other People's Love Letters'' for his new book Read it

Book Review

Darkness Falls

by LaRue Cook | Nov 02, 2007

Zugzwang

by Wook Kim | Nov 02, 2007

Why Mermaids Sing

by Tina Jordan | Nov 02, 2007

The Late Hector Kipling

by Adam Markovitz | Nov 02, 2007

Into Hot Air

by Simon Vozick-Levinson | Nov 02, 2007

Stone Cold

by Will Boisvert | Nov 02, 2007

Rhett Butler's People

by Tina Jordan | Nov 02, 2007

Last Night at the Lobster

by Thom Geier | Nov 02, 2007

The Genetic Strand

by Jennifer Reese | Nov 02, 2007

Hot Mama

by Hannah Tucker | Nov 02, 2007

Them

by Jennifer Reese | Nov 02, 2007

Never Enough

by Tina Jordan | Nov 02, 2007

How to Talk About Books You Haven't Read

by Thom Geier | Nov 02, 2007

Someone Knows My Name

by Jennifer Reese | Nov 02, 2007

Tipperary

by Rebecca Ascher-Walsh | Nov 02, 2007

Cover Story

''Sweeney Todd'': Inside a cutting-edge musical

by Steve Daly | Nov 03, 2007
Johnny Depp sings, slashes -- did we mention he sings? -- and puts his neck on the line in Tim Burton's gruesome film version of the Stephen Sondheim favorite Read it

DVD Review

The Other Side of the Mirror

by Ken Tucker | Nov 02, 2007

Spider-Man 3: 2-Disc Special Edition

by Marc Bernardin | Nov 02, 2007

Ratatouille

by Chris Willman | Nov 02, 2007

Sicko

by Kerrie Mitchell | Nov 02, 2007

Hit List

Scott Brown's Hit List

by Scott Brown | Nov 02, 2007
The 10 hottest topics for the week of November 9, 2007 Read it

Holiday Movie Preview

First Listen: Hear the title song from ''Walk Hard''

by Adam B. Vary | Nov 02, 2007
Get a sneak preview of the work of musician ''Dewey Cox'' (John C. Reilly) from the upcoming mock biopic co-written by Judd Apatow Read it

''Beowulf'': High stakes for a 3-D epic

by Nicole Sperling | Nov 03, 2007
Robert Zemeckis leads a wave of digitally animated epics, with Ray Winstone as a warrior and Angelina Jolie as the sexiest swamp thing ever Read it

''Persepolis'': Inside Cannes' animated sensation

by Nisha Gopalan | Nov 05, 2007
Oscar buzz accompanies the stateside release of the Jury Prize-winning coming-of-age memoir of a young girl in revolution-era Iran Read it

Mr and Mrs. Noah Baumbach invite you to their ''Wedding''

by Missy Schwartz | Nov 03, 2007
Jennifer Jason Leigh and Noah Baumbach talk about teaming up professionally for the first time in ''Margot at the Wedding'' Read it

Oscar contenders: Who's got the early lead?

by Dave Karger | Nov 06, 2007
''American Gangster''? Denzel Washington? Cate Blanchett (twice!)? We size up the most likely nominees heading into the last weeks of '07 See photos

Holiday Movie Q&A

Johnny Depp on cutting loose in ''Sweeney Todd''

by Steve Daly | Nov 03, 2007
The star tells EW about exercising his vocal chords, being doused with fake blood -- and why his daughter thinks he's really weird Read it

Holiday Movies

'There Will Be Blood': Radiohead man scores!

by Chris Willman | Nov 05, 2007
Guitarist Jonny Greenwood steps outside his day job with the indie-rock giants to compose the sounds of new Paul Thomas Anderson film Read it

''Juno'' makes ex-stripper a Hollywood A-Lister

by Karen Valby | Nov 05, 2007
Meet Diablo Cody, the sharp-minded outsider whose tender adoption comedy is being called this year's ''Little Miss Sunshine'' Read it

Movie Article

''The Golden Compass'' controversy

by Missy Schwartz | Nov 02, 2007
Will a boycott by the Christian community hurt the film adaptation of the anti-religious bestseller? Read it

''X-Files'' movie news

by Nicole Sperling | Nov 02, 2007
What's happening with the highly anticipated sequel Read it

Bennifer ...five years later

by Margeaux Watson | Nov 02, 2007
EW checks in on J-Lo and Ben Affleck after their tabloid overexposure Read it

Too much ''Bee Movie''?

by Gregory Kirschling | Nov 02, 2007
Jerry Seinfeld discusses the aggressive promotion of his new movie Read it

''Atonement'' apparel preview

by Missy Schwartz | Nov 02, 2007
Costume designer Jacqueline Durran reveals the inspiration behind her period-appropriate clothing Read it

Building Santa's workshop for ''Fred Claus''

by Benjamin Svetkey | Nov 02, 2007
EW visits the faux-North Pole to chat with production designer Allan Cameron Read it

The canine star of ''I Am Legend''

by Adam Markovitz | Nov 02, 2007
How the German shepherd playing Will Smith's best friend snagged the role Read it

CGI magic in ''The Golden Compass''

by Benjamin Svetkey | Nov 02, 2007
We ask Daniel Craig about his green-screen work on the set of his latest film Read it

Bugs in Movies

by Adam Markovitz | Nov 02, 2007
Check out five films, like ''Mimic'' and ''The Fly,'' that feature creepy crawlers Read it

Rating the ''I Am Legend'' trailer

by Gregory Kirschling | Nov 02, 2007
Why wait to review the movie when we can grade the teaser? Read it

Movie Review

American Gangster

by Owen Gleiberman | Oct 31, 2007

Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten

by Owen Gleiberman | Oct 31, 2007

Bee Movie

by Owen Gleiberman | Oct 31, 2007

Martian Child

by Gregory Kirschling | Oct 31, 2007

Darfur Now

by Owen Gleiberman | Oct 31, 2007

Sharkwater

by Owen Gleiberman | Oct 31, 2007

Saw IV

by Owen Gleiberman | Oct 31, 2007

Dan in Real Life

by Owen Gleiberman | Nov 02, 2007

Gone Baby Gone

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Nov 02, 2007

Jimmy Carter Man From Plains

by Owen Gleiberman | Nov 02, 2007

Rendition

by Owen Gleiberman | Nov 02, 2007

30 Days of Night

by Owen Gleiberman | Nov 02, 2007

Things We Lost in the Fire

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Nov 02, 2007

Reservation Road

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Nov 02, 2007

Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

by Owen Gleiberman | Nov 02, 2007

Movie on DVD Review

Sicko

by Kerrie Mitchell | Nov 02, 2007

I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry

by Youyoung Lee | Nov 02, 2007

Music Article

Remembering Porter Wagoner

by Chris Willman | Nov 02, 2007
We honor the Grand Ole Opry singer Read it

Analyzing the lyrics on ''Blackout''

by Tanner Stransky | Nov 02, 2007
We brought in three experts to decipher what Britney Spears is telling us on her new album Read it

New music for November 9, 2007

by Leah Greenblatt | Nov 02, 2007
Check out the latest singles from Jennifer Lopez, Vampire Weekend, and The Hives Read it

Movie trailer music

by Leah Greenblatt | Nov 02, 2007
We reveal what songs are in the teasers for ''Juno,'' ''Harold and Kumar 2,'' and more Read it

Music Review

American Gangster

by Neil Drumming | Nov 02, 2007

I'm Not There

by Clark Collis | Nov 02, 2007

Everything Is Fine

by Chris Willman | Nov 02, 2007

The Black & White Album

by Mikael Wood | Nov 02, 2007

B.A.R.S.

by Simon Vozick-Levinson | Nov 02, 2007

Exclusive

by Neil Drumming | Nov 02, 2007

A Place To Land

by Chris Willman | Nov 02, 2007

Trampoline

by Tom Sinclair | Nov 02, 2007

45:33

by Sean Howe | Nov 02, 2007

News Article

Our plea for George Lucas...

by Dalton Ross | Nov 01, 2007
Dalton investigates why the ''Star Wars'' guru has yet to take his rightful place on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Plus: admiring Don Cheadle, and more notes on ''Viva Laughlin'' Read it

Pop culture hit and miss

Nov 02, 2007
We rate pop culture for the week of November 9, 2007, including ''Veronica Mars'' on DVD, William Baldwin, and Blake Lewis' new single Read it

The latest news from Hollywood

Nov 02, 2007
Salma Hayek, ''Spider-Man 4,'' and Duran Duran made news the week of November 9, 2007 Read it

Exclusive holiday movie previews

Nov 02, 2007
Get a first look at scenes from ''Sweeney Todd,'' ''Margot at the Wedding,'' and ''Juno'' Read it

Music video double-vision

by Leah Greenblatt | Nov 02, 2007
Paul McCartney, Mary J. Blige, and Regina Spektor all play multiple roles in their videos Read it

Sound Bites

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

Nov 02, 2007
An expanded online-only version of our favorite quips Read it

THE Q&A

Jerry Seinfeld buzzes about ''Bee Movie''

by Gregory Kirschling | Nov 01, 2007
In an extended Q&A, the force behind the new animated film talks about sequels, Spielberg, and whether he'll ever make more ''Seinfeld'' shows Read it

TV Article

Brooke Smith's memorable moment

by Lindsay Soll | Nov 02, 2007
The ''Silence of the Lambs'' captive climbs out of the pit and into the OR on ''Grey's Anatomy'' Read it

Will the writers' strike hurt reality TV?

by Jennifer Armstrong | Nov 02, 2007
''The Hills'' and other reality shows that employ writers may be in trouble Read it

Trendy tech on ''Gossip Girl''

by Lindsay Soll | Nov 02, 2007
Leighton Meester tells EW how these gadgets help run the rumor mill Read it

A ''House'' co-star competition

by Jeff Jensen | Nov 02, 2007
We rank Edi Gathegi, Oliva Wilde, Peter Jacobson and others to decide who is most likely to remain on the Fox series Read it

The lost art of TV opening sequences

by Jessica Shaw | Nov 02, 2007
We grade the credit rolls of ''Bionic Woman,'' ''Back to You,'' ''The Big Bang Theory,'' and ''Kitchen Nightmares'' Read it

TV Review

Desperate Housewives

by Tim Stack | Nov 07, 2007

Dexter

by Gillian Flynn | Nov 07, 2007

TV on DVD Review

Project Runway Season 3

by Tanner Stransky | Nov 02, 2007

The Must List

The Must List: November 9, 2007

Nov 02, 2007
Ten Things We Love This Week Read it

The Scene

Seven days in entertainment

Nov 02, 2007
Last week's biggest events including the premiere of ''Bee Movie,'' ''The Office'' convention, and more Read it