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This Week's Cover: 'The Hobbit,' 'American Hustle,' and more holiday movies

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For movie lovers, ’tis the season to be very jolly indeed. The studios are stuffing the cineplexes with a lot of high-profile films, from Peter Jackson’s epic The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug to more intimate Oscar bait like Stephen Frears’ Philomena starring Judi Dench. In our annual Holiday Movie Preview, Entertainment Weekly looks at the biggest movies and key figures behind them. Plus, our resident Oscarologist Anthony Breznican details all the front-runners in this year’s Oscar race. Check out what’s in store for the Holiday Movie Preview:
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This Week's Cover: The casts of 'Boy Meets World,' 'The X-Files,' 'Mystic Pizza,' and more get together in the Reunions Issue!

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Missing Mulder and Scully? Can’t cope without Cory and Topanga? Entertainment Weekly has you covered with our fourth annual Reunions Issue, in which we’ve brought 10 of your favorite casts back together again. The stars of Boy Meets World, Do the Right Thing, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, The School of Rock and more reassembled to chat about their iconic characters and swap stories about life on the set. (Fans of Frasier, Mystic Pizza, or The X-Files can even purchase one of three special collector’s edition covers. Click here to learn more.) Check out what’s in store for this year’s Reunions Issue:

Boy Meets World: ABC’s long-running coming-of-age comedy Boy Meets World gave the ’90s generation the picture-perfect teen romance between Cory Matthews (Ben Savage) and Topanga Lawrence (Danielle Fishel). “People saw it from the very beginning, when Cory and Topanga were hanging out and playing basketball with a pair of socks,” recalls star Savage, who will reprise his onscreen pairing with Fishel for Disney’s upcoming spin-off Girl Meets World. “[The Cory-Topanga relationship is] something that’s very special to people who grew up with the show.” (Head to Facebook for an exclusive video with the cast of Boy Meets World.)

Do the Right Thing: It only took 12 days for director Spike Lee to write his blistering 1989 classic about racial tensions in Brooklyn on the hottest day of summer. “It was going to be what we hoped was an honest portrayal of the race relations in that present-day New York City,” says Lee, who was an up-and-coming young filmmaker at the time. Ruby Dee remembers her first time meeting Lee: “When I first saw him, I thought he looked so young, like a teenager. I didn’t know he was the boss of the joint. But he smoothed any doubts that I had because he knew exactly what he wanted.”

Mystic Pizza: An entire generation fell in love with the small-town drama about three young women (and pizza-joint employees) entering adulthood, which made a star out of then-unknown Julia Roberts. “I went to meet the director and there were tons of kids there Julia’s age, and I remember meeting Julia in the lobby and going, ‘Wow, who’s that chick?’” recalls star Vincent D’Onofrio. Recalls Roberts, “We were just…happy. Happy to have jobs, happy to be working hard, and enjoying each other’s company.”

The X-Files: For nine heart-pounding seasons, Chris Carter’s groundbreaking sci-fi saga kept both believers and skeptics glued to their televisions, thanks to the unmistakable chemistry between stars Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny. “Gillian and I got [to the audition] about the same time, and we ended up running lines in the hallway,” recalls Duchovny. “We had developed a comfort level with each other when we did the audition. Over time, we grew into ourselves as actors, and refined what those characters meant to each other.”

Click through to check out three special collector’s edition Reunions Issue covers.
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This week's cover: Inside the violent FX drama 'Sons of Anarchy'

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In this week’s cover story, EW goes on the set of Sons of Anarchy, FX’s addictive drama that’s gone from a leather-clad family drama about an outlaw motorcycle club to a dark ­exploration of human brutality. The deaths are coming so fast and so furious this season the drama’s nearly 5 million fans have worked themselves into a frenzy trying to figure out which major character will meet their maker. Will Tig finally pay for killing Pope’s daughter? Is Clay going to get his just reward? Will Jax go down over the sins of his stepfather?

“The irony of the crown is you can’t necessarily sit at the head of that table and not become Clay,” series creator Kurt Sutter tells EW. “Although in Jax’s mind, he is the anti‑Clay. He’s doing everything for completely different reasons.  But the truth is, the behavior is still the same…when you’re outlaws who live by a code of violence, can you really step away from the violence?”

Sutter goes on to tease who may — or may not — bite the dust before the drama’s series finale in 2014.
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This Week's Cover: Inside 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'

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In this week’s cover story, EW goes deep — deep into a Hawaiian jungle, that is, for an exclusive visit to the set of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. The highly anticipated sequel, in which Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) pays dearly for sparking unrest in Panem, doesn’t hit theaters until Nov. 22 (though advance tickets went on sale today). But we’ve got all kinds of reporting to whet your appetite. Plus, Katniss, Peeta (Josh Hutcherson),  Gale (Liam Hemsworth), and Finnick (newcomer to the franchise Sam Claflin) all get their own collectible covers.

After a special report from the sweltering set in Hawaii, we head to Santa Monica, where EW reconvened the stars — along with new director Francis Lawrence and producer Nina Jacobson — for a rollicking conversation about the new movie. Among the subjects? Everything from the decision to “man up” Peeta’s character for the movie to Lawrence’s spectacular fall in Katniss’ wedding dress while the cameras were rolling. The filmmakers also talk about creating new scenes for Plutarch Heavensbee (played by Philip Seymour Hoffman), and actress Jena Malone talks about the thrill of playing the ax-wielding tribute Johanna Mason. Despite the easy camaraderie of the crew, everyone took seriously their mission to respect the pained heart of author Suzanne Collins’ sequel. “In every scene we asked ourselves, ‘How would these people feel if they came back to the Hunger Games,’” says Jacobson. “What happens when you come back from these experiences of war, not what happens in a movie when you’ve kicked a lot of ass?”

Take a look the other three covers below:

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This Week's Cover: Joseph Gordon-Levitt and the amazing, Technicolor dream career

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For Joseph Gordon-Levitt, pushing buttons is the ultimate turn-on.

And we’re not just talking about the little red one you find on a recording device.

The former kid actor turned leading man is obsessed with cameras, and after growing up in front of them, he’s now getting behind them in a big way. With his sexy writing and directing debut, Don Jon, hitting theaters this Friday, and his do-it-yourself online storytelling operation hitRECord.org currently building a new TV show, he has become one of the most innovative creative forces working in Hollywood. READ FULL STORY

This week's cover: EW's Annual Fall TV Preview

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Need a reason not to budge from your couch until December? How about 119 of them?

That’s how many new and returning shows EW features in our annual Fall TV Preview issue, a smorgasbord of scoop covering networks, cable, and beyond (the Internet — it’s a thing!). Here’s what you can expect to find inside:

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This Week's Cover: Haaave you met... the latest issue of EW with the cast of 'How I Met Your Mother'?

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It’s the most legen — wait for it because you’ll never want it to put it down — dary issue of Entertainment Weekly as the cast of the CBS hit How I Met Your Mother graces the cover for the first time.

Last season ended with (horrible pun alert) the mother of all cliffhangers as viewers got their first glimpse of the woman Ted (Josh Radnor) will eventually marry. Still nameless, she’s played by 28-year-old Tony-nominee Cristin Milioti, who wowed audiences in the Broadway hit Once. READ FULL STORY

This Week's Cover: Joss Whedon on his past, present, and future (hint: 'Agents of SHIELD')

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Geek icon Joss Whedon graces his first Entertainment Weekly cover for a surprising, wide-ranging conversation about his career, and a behind-the-scenes of his eagerly anticipated new ABC series Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Over the course of the candid, 10-page EW interview, Whedon details his 24-year career in Hollywood, from his first writing job on the chaotic Roseanne to convincing The WB to let him make cult-hit Buffy the Vampire Slayer to the heartbreak of Fox’s Firefly to his triumphs with online smash Doctor Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog and last year’s mega-hit The Avengers. Plus, Whedon gives us some scoop on Avengers 2, offers his blunt take on pop-culture touchstones (from The Empire Strikes Back to Twilight), and reveals the one story he never should have told.
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This Week's Cover: Ron Burgundy anchors EW's Fall Movie Preview

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Ron Burgundy and his news team are finally heading back to the big screen, and, well, it’s kind of a big deal — which is why we put it on the cover of EW’s annual Fall Movie Preview issue.

It’s been nine long years since the 2004 cult comedy Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy introduced the world to Will Ferrell’s blow-dried, sexist, jazz-flute-playing San Diego TV newsman and his action-news gang: weatherman Brick Tamland (Steve Carell), sportscaster Champ Kind (Dave Koechner), and field reporter Brian Fantana (Paul Rudd). Though only a modest success at the time, the movie went on to become one of the most beloved — and frequently quoted — comedies of the past decade. Yet for years, Ferrell and director Adam McKay struggled to get a sequel off the ground. “We all resigned ourselves to the fact that it was never going to happen,” says Carell. “It just didn’t seem to get any traction.” READ FULL STORY

This Week's Cover: The New Hollywood starring Mindy Kaling

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Maybe you’re addicted (like we are) to The Mindy Project. Maybe you follow her random and hilarious thoughts on Twitter. Maybe you read her book, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) or remember her as the delightfully vapid Kelly Kapoor on The Office. Chances are, if you love comedy, you have been following Mindy Kaling’s ascent.

The 34-year-old Fox star adroitly juggles being a sitcom creator, actor, TV writer, screenwriter, author, blogger, and aspiring director. (No wonder she allows herself only five hours of sleep a night.) And in this week’s cover story, Entertainment Weekly spotlights Kaling as part of our special New Hollywood issue. READ FULL STORY

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