Archive Page - 08/16/13 40 years, 2,169 covers and 54,876 stories from PEOPLE magazine's history for you to enjoy
- Nearly 30 Years After Brutal Killing, Authorities Reopen Cold Case of Denise Porter
- The Best Photos from the Week of Dec. 15- Dec. 21, 2014
- North Korea Experiences Severe Internet Outages Following Sony Cyber Attack
- From EW: J.K. Rowling Finally Gives Harry Potter Fans What They Want
- The Bachelor's Chris Soules: 'I'm in Love!'
On Newsstands Now
- Matthew McConaughey: In His Own Words
- Jessa Duggar's Wedding Album
- Brittany Maynard's Final Days
Pick up your copy on newsstands
Click here for instant access to the Digital Magazine
People Top 5
LAST UPDATE: Monday December 22, 2014 07:10PM EST
PEOPLE Top 5 are the most-viewed stories on the site over the past three days, updated every 60 minutes
- August 04, 2008
- Vol. 70
- No. 5
Picks and Pans: Movies
Sneak Peek! Jim Carrey Is the Yes Man
If your twentysomething is still living at home, stubbornly unwilling to vacate the couch, do yourself a favor and show them the door now. Otherwise they might turn out like Brennan (Ferrell) and Dale (Reilly), the two 40-year-olds in the dumb-but-fun Step Brothers—who spend their days munching nachos, playing Guitar Hero and begging for pizza money. When their respective parents (Steenburgen and Jenkins) fall in love and marry, the paunchy Peter Pans instantly become the worst kind of sibling rivals.
All four stars have fun with this premise, but one can only watch a pair of middle-aged men shout, pout and throw childish temper tantrums for so long before wondering what severe mental disability left them developmentally arrested at 13. Reteaming after Talladega Nights, Ferrell and Reilly (who also cowrote the script) are an inspired comic duo still searching for a film worthy of them. There's some riotous physical comedy sandwiched in between all the yelling, but Step Brothers manages to be very funny without being very good.
It's been almost 25 years since The Breakfast Club threw together five stock teen characters—the jock, the princess, the nerd, the basket case and the rebel—and peeled back the stereotypes to reveal the adolescent angst that united them all. The stellar documentary American Teen, which follows five Indiana students during their senior year, is a worthy successor to that '80s classic. Unlike most so-called reality shows, these teens don't play to the cameras—making every bumbling romantic gesture, callous text-message breakup and shockingly cruel prank that much more resonant. You'll want to hug some characters (outcast Hannah and band geek Jake) and smack others (privileged Megan), but American Teen is an admirable warts-and-all snapshot of high school life that everyone can relate to.
Matthew Goode, Emma Thompson
An Oxford student (Match Point's Goode) becomes entangled with a family of glamorous Roman Catholic aristocrats in pre-World War II England. While Thompson and Michael Gambon are splendid as the clan's estranged parents in this take on Evelyn Waugh's famed novel, their costars simply don't measure up. But the gorgeous cinematography makes it lovely to look at.
The action star, 45, is the baddie in The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor.
WHAT'S IT LIKE PLAYING AN EVIL MUMMY?
Fun. You don't need to think too much! You're just selfish. The good guy is not easy to play. You have to be nice.
DO YOUR KIDS WATCH YOUR MOVIES?
My younger ones don't watch a lot of them. They don't understand the fighting and the killing.
SO IF YOU WEREN'T AN ACTOR, WHAT WOULD YOU BE?
A monk. I'd go to a temple and meditate. I just want to understand the universe.
BEHIND THE SCENES GEORGE AND BRAD IN BURN AFTER READING
ONLY IN People
George Clooney and Brad Pitt on the set of their Coen brothers comedy (due out Sept. 12), about what happens when a spy's memoir falls into the wrong hands.
THE POWER OF YES
What would you do if someone asked you to jump off a bridge? In his comedy Yes Man (out Dec. 19) Jim Carrey just takes a leap. The funnyman plays an office drone who liberates himself from the doldrums by saying yes to everything. Based on a memoir by British author Danny Wallace, the movie is "definitely a Jim Carrey comedy," says director Peyton Reed, but with "elements that could happen in the real world."
December 22, 2014
Treat Yourself! 4 Preview Issues
The most buzzed about stars this minute!