Monday, January 17, 2005

Dear Entertainment Weekly

In your 2005 Movie Forecast, you describe the upcoming Herbie: Fully Loaded as a movie in which Lindsay Lohan teams up with a "talking VW bug." Counting your Lindsay Lohan feature a few issues earlier, this is the second time you have referred to Herbie as a "talking VW." This is incorrect and insulting. Herbie has never "talked" beyond honking his horn and there is no indication that this will change in the new movie. Suggesting that the movie is about a talking VW makes it sound way more stupid and asinine than if you correctly described it as a "sentient VW" or a "living VW" and does a disservice to Herbie fans everywhere. Your forecast blurb refers to it as "scary," but maybe the premise wouldn't sound so creepy if you actually got it right.

Kenny Byerly

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