FILM REVIEW
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Fan! Monthly Magazine from London ,United Kingdom
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- First and last issue: 1972-2008
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- Britain's longest-running film magazine. Started as ABC Film Review in 1950.
- All the latest film news and reviews.
- Editor: David Richardson
- Published monthly with four quarterly special issues. 84 colour A4 pages.
- Published by Visual Imagination
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Special #62
2006


Issue 668
April 2006
X-Men 3: The Last Stand We bring you all the latest news and gossip from the film's tempestuous production. Oscars 2006 Our predictions for the 78th Academy Awards Ceremony in March. But will you agree? Natalie Portman The gorgeous actress tells us about her role in the Wachowski Brothers new Sci-Fi spectacular V for Vendetta Felicity Huffman After winning a Golden Globe for her performance as a transsexual man in Transamerica, the star looks set to pick up the best actress Oscar. She talks about the challenges of playing the role The Proposition The director and stars of this Australian Western, including Guy Pearce and Danny Huston, tell us about the treacherous shooting conditions. We also talk to musician turned screenwriter Nick Cave about his inspiration Tsotsi Director Gavin Hood tells us why his Oscar-nominated film about life in the Johannesburg criminal underworld reveals the real South Africa London Film Critics Circle Awards Film Review enjoys a glass or two of sherry with Sir Dickie Attenborough at the year's most entertaining awards ceremony Susan Sarandon and John Turturro The Oscar-winning actress and acclaimed actor/director tell us about bringing some song and dance glamour to the streets of New York in Romance and Cigarettes Stephanie Leonidas We talk to the young actress about shooting the new Fantasy film MirrorMask Jon Favreau (Directors Chair) The innovative director of Dogville and The Idiots discusses crafting his latest movie, slave drama Manderlay Nathan Fillion The actor reveals all about playing rough and ready space cowboy Mal Reynolds in Sci-Fi spectacular Serenity, new to DVD Buster Keaton We take a look at the remarkable career of one of silent cinema's greatest stars and review a new DVD collection of his greatest work Plus.. 16 packed pages bringing you the next four weeks of releases, with nearly 30 brand new releases, including Syriana, The Pink Panther and The Hills Have Eyes 14 pages reviewing the latest cable and satellite films showing in homes, plus videos, books, CDs and DVDs and 13 pages of news... The Bigger Picture We take a look at upcoming releases Miami Vice, The Da Vinci Code and The Break Up Your Film Review What our Antipodean readers thought of George Clooney's Good Night, and Good Luck The Film That Changed My Life Christopher Lee tells us why watching director James Whale's classic chiller Frankenstein is a childhood memory he holds dear to his heart


Issue 667
March 2006
Features George Clooney We talk to the actor/director about the two remarkable, politically-charged movies that he is about to bring to the big screen Good Night, and Good Luck Director George Clooney and stars David Strathairn and Patricia Clarkson discuss this drama of the end of the American Senator Joseph McCarthy's communist hunt... Syriana Joined by co-star Matt Damon, George Clooney fills us in on this searing depiction of mass corruption in the oil industry Joaquin Phoenix The actor opens up to Film Review about playing Country legend Johnny Cash in Walk the Line Anthony Hopkins The thespian talks exclusively about his life in acting, from his early films The Bounty and Magic through to the Hannibal Lecter movies and his latest biopic, The World's Fastest Indian Heath Ledger The Aussie actor tells us about his career and his role as the titular character in Casanova Best Biopics We list the 10 very best biographical movies Pierce Brosnan The ex-Bond tells us about his latest movie The Matador and exactly what he thinks of new Bond Daniel Craig John Cusack The actor chats to us about his latest comedy thriller The Ice Harvest Charlize Theron The actress on her two new and very different movies, North Country and ?on Flux Mathew MacFadyen The British actor tells us about playing Mr Darcy in Pride and Prejudice Drew Barrymore The ex-wild child chats to us about her latest DVD The Perfect Catch and her new role as a Hollywood producer Jon Favreau (Directors Chair) The actor/writer turned director tells us about the many challenges of helming his latest movie, children's Fantasy film Zathura Plus.. 16 packed pages bringing you the next four weeks of releases, with over 25 brand new releases, including Walk the Line, Good Night, and Good Luck and The Matador 14 pages reviewing the latest cable and satellite films showing in homes, plus videos, books, CDs and DVDs The Bigger Picture We take a look at upcoming releases Snakes on a Plane, Omen 666 and Pirates of the Caribbean 2: Dead Man's Chest Your Film Review We find out what our LA readers thought of Peter Jackson's King Kong The Film That Changed My Life Joel Silver, the legendary producer behind action films like Die Hard and The Matrix, tells us why John Boorman's Point Blank hits the bullseye and 16 pages of all the latest hottest movie news and gossip...


Issue 666
February 2006
Features 2006 Preview We look-ahead to the films that are going to wow audiences in 2006 Superman Returns We talk to director Bryan Singer about bringing the Man of Steel back from exile in 2006's most anticipated movie Jake Gyllenhaal The Donnie Darko actor has had enough. Jake tells us how Brokeback Mountain has been misunderstood and talks about his other new films Issue #666 Scary Celebration Two fearsome features for our 'Number of the Beast' issue - What's Your Favourite Scary Movie? Hollywood's finest, from Ryan Phillippe to Peter Jackson, tell us about the movies that send shivers up their spines - The Devil Made Me Do It We list cinema's most memorable movie devils Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane The stars of The Producers chat about turning their hit musical back into a hit movie Woody Allen Everybody's favourite anxious auteur tells us why he left his beloved New York to film his latest movie, Match Point, in London Steve Coogan The multi-talented comedian reveals why appearing as himself in his new film Cock and Bull Story, was the biggest challenge of his career Rob Marshall and Ken Watanabe The director and star of Memoirs of a Geisha talk about bringing such a highly successful novel to the big screen Steve Martin and Claire Danes The co-stars of new romantic comedy Shopgirl talk about their roles Neil Jordan The director talks in-depth about his latest film, transsexual drama Breakfast on Pluto Jamie Foxx The Oscar-winning actor talks about Hollywood, success and his new action DVD Stealth The Ipcress File As Michael Caine's breakthrough picture gets a long-awaited release on DVD we take a look at its production Plus.. 16 packed pages bringing you the next four weeks of releases, with over 22 brand new releases, including King Kong, Munich and Fun With Dick and Jane 15 pages reviewing the latest cable and satellite films showing in homes, plus videos, books, CDs and DVDs The Bigger Picture We take a look at upcoming releases Stay, Mirrormask and Zathura Your Film Review This month we pop along to Leicester Square in London to find out what cinema-goers thought of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire The Film That Changed My Life The director of Seed of Chucky tells us why The Poseidon Adventure made him choose a life behind the camera and 16 pages of all the latest hottest movie news and gossip...


Issue 665
January 2006
Features Kongtastic! - We talk to the people bringing the legend back to life. - Naomi Watts The actress stepping into the shoes of 'scream-queen' Fay Wray - Peter Jackson The Kiwi director on his first version, and how it was important in the new film to get the ape's personality just right - Adrien Brody The actor tells us why he spent most of the shoot on a treadmill dodging imaginary dinosaurs! - Jack Black The irrepressible comic actor talks about his character and the true-life Hollywood figures that inspired his performance - Andy Serkis The versatile actor tells us how he got to play Lumpy the Cook as well as the ape himself And.. Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Set Visit We travel to the New Zealand set with the author of the definitive behind the scenes book Cameras in Narnia Ang Lee The acclaimed director talks about his controversial new drama Brokeback Mountain and the challenges of bringing this gay-themed movie to the screen Daniel Bruhl and Diane Kruger The actors discuss their new film Merry Christmas, which tells the true story of a Christmas truce during World War I The Producers We chart the new movie's journey from cinema to stage and back again Animal House We celebrate movie creature features by looking at Hollywood's very best animal movies Luc Jacquet The director of this year's surprise international hit, March of the Penguins, talks about the remarkable success of his documentary Fantastic Four With the DVD release on its way, we talk to stars Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba, Michael Chiklis and Chris Evans about how they formed their dysfunctional comic book family Plus.. 16 packed pages bringing you the next four weeks of releases, with over 20 brand new releases, including Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Brokeback Mountain and Just Like Heaven 13 pages reviewing the latest cable and satellite films showing in homes, plus videos, books, CDs and DVDs The Bigger Picture We take a look at three future releases, Fun with Dick and Jane, The World's Fastest Indian and Derailed Your Film Review We head to Sydney to check out what film fans are enjoying Down Under The Film That Changed My Life Doom actor Karl Urban tells us about the film that made him realize what he wanted to do with his life and 19 pages of all the latest hottest movie news and gossip...


Special #61 Yearbook
2006


Issue 664
December 2005
Features Brad Pitt An exclusive interview with a great photoshoot Jodie Foster The multi-Oscar winning star chats to us about her latest thriller Flightplan Rachel Weisz The English actress and City of God director Fernando Meirelles talk about their latest film The Constant Gardener Bob Hoskins The loveable cockney actor tells us why he got naked for his latest film Mrs Henderson Presents Val Kilmer and Robert Downey Jr The two stars and director Shane Black on their latest film Kiss Kiss Bang Bang Laura Linney The actress and her co-star Jennifer Carpenter discuss their powerful new Supernatural thriller The Exorcism of Emily Rose Marilyn Agrelo The director of Mad Hot Ballroom discusses her inspiration for the film V for Vendetta The creative team on their vision of the future Comeback Kings From Drew Barrymore to Burt Reynolds, we take a look at the tenacious stars who've survived many ups and downs on the career rollercoaster Star Wars Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith Star Hayden Christensen and Ian McDiarmid discuss their roles as Anakin Skywalker and Chancellor Palpatine Plus.. 16 packed pages bringing you the next four weeks of releases, with over 20 brand new releases, including Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, The Exorcism of Emily Rose and The Legend of Zorro 13 pages reviewing the latest cable and satellite films showing in homes, plus videos, books, CDs and DVDs The Bigger Picture We take a look at three future releases North Country, Just Friends and Memoirs of a Geisha Your Film Review It's our Film Review this month, as the production team reveal their favourite flicks currently showing at cinemas The Film That Changed My Life Hayden Christensen tells us which movie inspired him to become helmet wearing, lightsaber wielding, chronic asthmatic, Darth Vader and 19 pages of all the latest hottest movie news and gossip...


Issue 663
November 2005
Features Rupert Grint and Emma Watson On-Set Interview We chat exclusively to Ron Weasley (Grint) and Hermione Granger (Watson) Hogwarts Class of 2005 We meet the young performers who will be bringing Harry Potter's new classmates to life, including Stanislav Ianevski as Victor Krum, Katie Leung as Cho Chang and Robert Pattinson as Cedric Diggory Nick Park We visit the Aardman studios in Bristol where the claymation director explains why it was finally time for Wallace & Gromit to go on a feature length adventure in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit Karl Urban The Kiwi star reveals the vigorous training he underwent so that he could kick alien butt in Doom Terry Gilliam The director on his battle with the Hollywood establishment to make The Brothers Grimm Darren Lynn Bousman The up and coming director on Saw 2 Jason Biggs The comic actor discusses his latest film Guy X James Cameron The director and self-proclaimed king of the world discusses the long production process behind the new Titanic Special Edition DVDs Thomas Sangster The young star of Love Actually discusses his second cousin Hugh Grant and acting alongside Emma Thompson in Nanny McPhee Jacques Audiard The director tells us why he was keen to remake the classic Harvey Keitel film Fingers as French language crime thriller The Beat My Heart Skipped Sandra Hebron The London Film Festival's artistic director guides us through this year's most exciting exhibitions and events By the Book With the imminent release of Goblet of Fire and The Chronicles of Narnia we look at the latest books being turned from page-turners into box-office earners Plus.. 16 packed pages bringing you the next four weeks of releases, with over 20 brand new releases, including Revolver, Domino and Wallace & Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit 12 pages reviewing the latest cable and satellite films showing in homes, plus videos, books, CDs and DVDs The Bigger Picture We take a look at three exciting upcoming releases: We take a look at three future releases Match Point, Romance and Cigarettes and Syriana Your Film Review We popped along to the Odeon in London's Leicester Square to find out what some of our readers thought of Cinderella Man The Film That Changed My Life Artistic Director of the London Film Festival Sandra Hebron reveals her favourite flick and 14 pages of all the latest hottest movie news and gossip and even more...


Issue 662
October 2005
Features Orlando Bloom The star tells us all about his new role in Elizabethtown Cameron Crowe The director reveals the personal grief that inspired him to write and direct his latest movie, Elizabethtown Ray Winstone The cockney charmer actor tells all about his latest movies Everything and The Proposition George A Romero The director tells us why it's like he's never been away with Land of the Dead Tim Burton The director on his latest animated Gothic-opus The Corpse Bride Ridley Scott The veteran director discusses his passion for film-making and bringing the hugely ambitious Kingdom of Heaven to the screen Joss Whedon The Buffy creator reveals how he has resurrected his cancelled TV show Firefly in the form of the Sci-Fi movie Serenity Chiwetel Ejiofor The star of the not one but three new movies,Four Brothers, Kinky Boots and Serenity, tells us why he is happy to play the outsider Nicolas Winding Refn The controversial Danish director tells us about his latest film With Blood on my Hands: Pusher 2 Kuno Becker The rising Mexican star on his football drama Goal! Comedy Corpses We take our hats off to the comedy stiffs that have given the movie-going public so much inanimate pleasure over the years Plus.. 16 packed pages bringing you the next four weeks of releases, with over 30 brand new releases, including The Aristocrats, Red Eye and Howl's Moving Castle 15 pages reviewing the latest cable and satellite films showing in homes, plus videos, books, CDs and DVDs The Bigger Picture We take a look at three exciting upcoming releases: Casanova, Chicken Little and The Weather Man Your Film Review We head to The Grove cinema in Los Angeles to find out what some of our readers thought of 40 Year Old Virgin and Red Eye The Film That Changed My Life TV's The League of Gentlemen's very own shopgirl Tubbs reveals why Babe really floats her boat... and 14 pages of all the latest hottest movie news and gossip and even more...


Special #60
2005


Issue 661
September 2005
Features Keira Knightley She tells us why she opted for these diverse and challenging scripts, and reveals the bizarre similarities that link the two central characters of Domino and Pride and Prejudice Russell Crowe He explains how he became integral to getting Cinderella Man off the ground Gus Van Sant The experimental director tells us why his latest film, Lost Days, is more of a 'poem' dedicated to musician Kurt Cobain's final days Nicole Kidman The versatile actress talks about her latest project, Bewitched Robert Carlyle He tells us why he prefers to work on small-scale projects, like his latest film The Mighty Celt Wes Craven The masterful Horror director is joined by Rachel McAdams, the star of his new film Red-Eye, to discuss his shift towards away from gut-spillage Danny Dyer He gives us the low down on his role in the '80s-set crime caper The Business Leo Gregory He talks to us about working with Elijah Wood on the hooligan-centred drama Green Street Film Olympics We hand out medals to the best sporting films to date... Plus.. 16 packed pages bringing you the next four weeks of releases, with over 30 brand new releases, including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Island and Rock School 16 pages reviewing the latest cable and satellite films showing in homes, plus videos, books, CDs and DVDs The Bigger Picture We take a look at three future releases: Proof, An Unfinished Life and Walk the Line Your Film Review We talk to the movie-goers of London's movie home, Leicester Square, to get their views on Charlie and the Choclate Factory The Film That Changed My Life Actress Amber Tamblyn recalls Labyrinth and 17 pages of all the latest hottest movie news and gossip and even more...


Issue 660
August 2005
Features Summer Blockbuster Cooldown We present the 30 must-see movies for the rest of the year, including Pride and Prejudice, King Kong and Tim Burton's Corpse Bride. We've even thrown in a special set visit to Sci-Fi thriller Aeon Flux Julian McMahon The star reveals why he relished playing the villainous Dr Doom in Fantastic Four Jamie Bell We caught up with him to discuss his roles in Undertow and the controversial Dear Wendy, and Peter Jackson's remake of King Kong Lindsay Lohan The young star spoke to us about growing up on screen, plus the responsibilities of taking on a family favourite in Herbie: Fully Loaded Rob Zombie The Shock Rock star-turned-director tells us about his blood spattered second feature Devil's Rejects Director's Chair Writer/director Paul Haggis, screenwriter of the highly praised Million Dollar Baby, tells us all about his critically acclaimed new drama Crash Anne Bancroft Tribute We look back at the luminous career of this actress including, of course, her scene-stealing role as Mrs Robinson in The Graduate Don Cheadle The actor talks to us about his harrowing performance in Hotel Rwanda Russ Meyer We travel back in time to bring you an interview with the legendary director, where he discusses his extensive, and controversial, work within the film industry Plus.. All the latest Hollywood gossip! - Is Tom Cruise losing the plot? - Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck marry in secret - and has Keanu Reeves done the same? - Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe steps outside the franchise The Bigger Picture We take a look at three future releases: Heath Ledger and Matt Damon take on the fairytales as The Brothers Grimm, Steve Martin joins Beyonce Knowles in the updated Pink Panther and Ben Kingsley goes back to the Future in Time travel adventure A Sound of Thunder Vox Pops We talk to the movie-goers of Los Angeles's hippest cinema The Grove to get their views on mega movies Batman Begins and War of the Worlds The Film That Changed My Life The Descent director Neil Marshall reveals why Raiders of the Lost Ark made him pick up a video camera for the first time 16 packed pages bringing you the next four weeks of releases! Over 25 brand new releases, including Dark Water, The Descent and Silver City 13 pages reviewing the latest cable and satellite films showing in homes, plus videos, books, CDs, DVDs Hostage and Tarnation, the music of Jerry Goldsmith and the video game releases of Batman Begins and Madagascar and 14 pages of all the hottest movie news and gossip <++br>and even more...


Special #59
2005


Issue 659
July 2005
Features Johnny Depp With the release of his latest blockbuster, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, fast approaching, we talk to Johnny Depp about his varied movie career and versatile acting style Asia Argento The maverick director and rising star tells us why she's happy to act in mainstream monsters like xXx and the upcoming Land of the Dead remake Stephen Chow The new master of kung fu capers tells us how he has managed to keep a low profile in his native Hong Kong, despite writing, directing and starring in the record-breaking blockbusters Shaolin Soccer and Kung Fu Hustle Director's Chair Overnight co-director Tony Montana tells us how his documentary could have been far more cutting to its subject, the failed first-time writer/director Troy Duffy Madagascar The animal stars tell us all about the 'filming' of DreamWorks's latest breakout animation. Find out what drives them wild and what rocks their boat Cannes Report We avoid the stormtroopers and fight our way to the heart of the Cannes Film festival to get you the low-down on all the hottest upcoming feature films Around the World in 80 Films We race around the world in search of 80 films that were so proud of their locals that they included them in the title, from 101 Reykjavik to The Thief of Baghdad to the imaginary realm of Terry Gilliam's Brazil Laura Linney The Kinsey star tells us what it was like to work with Liam Neeson again, relates her experiences on Love Actually and explains her role in the upcoming PS Paddy Considine The flourishing British actor tells us why he enjoyed his challenging part in My Summer of Love Todd Williams The Door in the Floor director tells us how he acquired the remake rights to John Irving's novel A Widow for One Year for only a dollar Plus... All the latest Hollywood gossip! - Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes get tongues wagging - Mark Hamill reveals how George Lucas lied to him - Renee Zellweger ties the knot The Bigger Picture We take a closer look at three future treats: Keira Knightley gets pouty in Pride and Prejudice, Nicolas Cage goes hell for leather in Ghost Rider and Natalie Portman shows off her new shaved look in V for Vendetta Vox Pops We talk to movie-goers at London's Odeon Leicester Square to get their views on Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith The Film That Changed My Life Jennifer Tilly surprises us with her choice of the film that has influenced her the most Reviews 14 packed pages bringing you the next four weeks of releases! Over 20 brand new releases, including Imaginary Heroes, Mr and Mrs Smith and Czech Dreams 13 pages reviewing the latest cable and satellite films showing in homes, plus videos, books, CDs, DVDs with special edition DVDs, including Born on the Fourth of July and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, the music of Steven Spielberg's greatest films get gathered together on CD and the computer game version of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and 16 pages of all the hottest movie news and gossip and even more...


Issue 658
Summer 2005
Summer Blockbusters We preview the brightest and best films on release this summer. Plus we look forward to the bustling batch of blockbusters lined up for the end of the year and the beginning of 2006, as well as tracking down the biggest hits from the year of our 'birth', 1950... War of the Worlds 2005 Tom Cruise tells us how he and Spielberg came to collaborate again, what it was like to work under the dynamic director on such a huge project Batman Begins 'Caped Crusader' Christian Bale rejoices at the fear and ferocity which has been returned to the franchise Charlie and the Chocolate Factory We delve inside the factory doors of Tim Burton's new version of the Roald Dahl book to see what's in store for lovers of the marvellous and the macabre Fantastic Four Michael Chiklis, star of hit TV show The Shield, tells us how he did his Thing on the set of the latest ensemble superhero movie And... John Mills Tribute We look back on the career of this British great and admire how much he contributed to the local film landscape House of Wax We talk to the cast and crew about carving out a new version 20th Century Fox 70th Anniversary The road to cinematic success hasn't always run smooth, as we find out... It's All Gone Pete Tong Comedian Paul Kaye tells us about his new film Censorship in British Cinema We go behind the cutting room floor and find a set of shocks in store The Aviator Kate Beckinsale tells us what it was like to play 'the most beautiful woman in the world', Eva Gardner Ray Director Taylor Hackford reveals just what he was doing during those 15 years of preparation Director's Chair Danish director Anders R?nnow Klarlund's innovative new film Strings stars wooden puppets whose lips can't move. He tells us why he followed this extraordinary cinematic path Plus... All the latest Hollywood gossip! - Have Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner secretly married? - Jane Fonda insists Jennifer Lopez isn't a diva - The Bond casting couch cools off for a while, as Dame Judi Dench insists Brosnan will reprise the role The Bigger Picture Three double-page pictures of some of the hottest films on the movie horizon; The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Red Eye, and Domino Vox Pops Cinema-goers in London's Leicester Square reveal their thoughts on Kingdom of Heaven The Film That Changed My Life Trainspotting director Danny Boyle on Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now Reviews 18 packed pages bringing you the next four weeks of releases! 30 brand new releases, including Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, Sin City and Thirteen Conversations About One Thing 15 pages reviewing the latest cable and satellite films showing in homes, plus videos, books, CDs, DVDs with The Matrix Online in our brand new games section, Closer hits the DVD shelves and Kramer vs Kramer returns to the small screen and 32 pages of all the hottest movie news and gossip


Special #58
2005


Issue 657
June 2005
Features Sin City Director Robert Rodriguez on his creative collaboration with Frank Miller, the author of the graphic novel, and stars Benicio Del Toro and Rosario Dawson discuss their unique experiences working on the film... Adrien Brody The actor discusses how he teetered on the brink of sanity for his latest film The Jacket, and working with (the often naked) Keira Knightley! Kingdom of Heaven Actress Eva Green discloses the truth on working with epic maestro Ridley Scott and the changes she noticed in her co-star Orlando Bloom during filming V for Vendetta Stars Natalie Portman and James Purefoy discuss gunpowder, treason and plot... The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Britain's foremost authority talks to star Martin Freeman and all involved on the production James Dean We celebrate the legendary screen icon's career and note the 50th anniversary of his death Palindromes We get controversial with director Todd Solondz about his bizarre tale on identity and underage pregnancy Mean Creek Jacob Aaron Estes discusses the film's central theme Garden State Star Natalie Portman explains why she was so enraptured by Zach Braff's coming-of-age film National Treasure We join forces with star Nicolas Cage and producer Jerry Bruckheimer to discover the worth of this modern adventure Sideways Star Paul Giamatti toasts the award-winning film Seed of Chucky We dismember the sequel (in the best way possible!) with writer/director Don Mansini and star Jennifer Tilly Plus... All the latest Hollywood gossip! - Matthew McConaughey discusses his blossoming romance with Sahara co-star Penelope Cruz - Orlando saves lives on-screen and off - The latest on Pierce Brosnan's 007 successor The Bigger Picture Three double-page pictures of some of the hottest films coming your way; Batman Begins, A Scanner Darkly, and The Island Vox Pops We ask cinema-goers in London's Leicester Square their verdict on Constantine and Closer The Film That Changed My Life Wondrous Oblivion director Paul Morrison reveals which classic film inspired him the most Reviews 16 packed pages bringing you the next four weeks of releases! 28 brand new releases, including Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Kingdom of Heaven and The Amityville Horror and 16 pages reviewing the latest cable and satellite films showing in homes, plus videos, books, CDs, DVDs with House of Flying Daggers on DVD, The Essential Elmer Bernstein Film Music Collection CD and the book The Cinema of George Lucas


Issue 656
May 2005
Features Hayden Christensen The Canadian actor talks frankly with us in an exclusive interview about his role as Darth Vader in the eagerly anticipated Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith. Naomi Watts Aussie actress Naomi Watts reveals what it was like working on The Ring Two with original Ringu director Hideo Nakata We Love Star Wars With the attention the upcoming Revenge of the Sith is creating, we thought we'd ask a few celebrities, including Mike Leigh and rock band Ash, their honest thoughts on the franchise. Their answers may surprise you... 'Austin Powers' We discover why the homeland of Austin, Texas has become such a hot spot for directors Robert Rodriguez and Richard Linklater The Wedding Date Sitcom star Debra Messing on her first starring film role in the romantic comedy The Amityville Horror In anticipation of the upcoming remake, we consider what made the original one of the most successful and terrifying Horror films to date, and if the story is actually based on truth or hoax. Plus interviews with original star Margot Kidder and remake queen Melissa George! Sean Penn The outspoken star talks to us about what determines his film choices, the price of fame, and his budding aspiration in documentary film making Spaghetti Westerns Clint Eastwood gets the commemorative treatment as we take a look at how Spaghetti Westerns made him a star! Plus... Sealed Section - The Jacket director tells us why he hates Hollywood - Why Daniel Day-Lewis doesn't feel the need to make many films - The latest on set of the Cruise and Spielberg War of the Worlds The Bigger Picture Three double-page pictures of some of the hottest films on the movie horizon. an exclusive King Kong pictorial special, as we go on set with Peter Jackson and take a look at the terrifying new artwork! Vox Pops We ask cinema-goers in Hollywood their verdict on Be Cool and Cursed The Film That Changed My Life Director Barry Sonnenfeld reveals which Stanley Kubrick film inspired his career Reviews 22 packed pages bringing you the next four weeks of releases! 22 brand new releases, including Be Cool, Bullet Boy and The Rage in Placid Lake and 23 pages reviewing the latest cable and satellite films showing in homes, plus videos, books, CDs, DVDs with I Heart Huckabees on DVD, The Chorus CD and the book James Dean


Special #57
2005


Issue 655
April 2005
Features Be Cool We talk to stars John Travolta and Uma Thurman, plus director F Gary Gray Constantine Keanu Reeves and other members of the cast and crew reveal their hopes and fears for this classy-looking comic-book conversion Melinda and Melinda Star Radha Mitchell lets us in on the serious working methods of writer/director Woody Allen Oscars 2005 The rundown of all the films and actors lined up for glory at this year's Academy Awards Kinsey Liam Neeson gives a frank but friendly assessment of the controversial scientist he plays A Hard Day's Night The enduring appeal of the Beatles' film is scrutinised in this extensive tribute Robots Director Chris Wedge lets us in on the complications involved in making this CGI feature History of Horror We take a special look at the evolution of the Horror genre Plus... Sealed Section - We look at who was victorious at the SAG awards - Keanu Reeves reveals his thoughts on his new Sci-Fi film Constantine and his previous film choices - We find out what's been bugging Nicole Kidman The Bigger Picture Three double-page pictures of some of the hottest films on the movie horizon, The latest Spielberg movie War of the Worlds, Tim Burton's animation Corpse Bride and the big-screen outing for a British TV show in The League of Gentlemen's Apocalypse Vox Pops We ask cinema-goers at London's Odeon West End what they thought of Ocean's Twelve The Film That Changed My Life Sigourney Weaver reveals the comedy-drama that affected her more than any other film Reviews 36 packed pages bringing you the next four weeks of releases! 25 brand new releases, including Hitch, Hotel Rwanda and Casshern and 16 pages reviewing the latest cable and satellite films showing in homes, plus videos, books, CDs, DVDs with Dr Strangeglove on DVD, The Aviator CD and Shock! Horror! on the '80s Horror scene


Issue 654
March 2005
Features Orlando Bloom We check out three big upcoming films starring the successful young Brit, including the controversial Kingdom of Heaven, plus we examine his rapid rise to prominence The Life Aquatic Bill Murray discusses the idiosyncrasies of his latest character, deranged oceanographer Steve Zissou, The Woodsman Kevin Bacon talks about his latest project Coach Carter Samuel L Jackson on why his own experiences of education made him the perfect person for this movie The Magic Roundabout Executive producer Cameron McCracken on the challenges of bringing the much loved children's show to the big screen Spanglish Adam Sangler on working with writer/director James L Brooks in his latest comedy-drama The 101 Definitive DVDs We check out the pick of DVDs with the most to offer Gone with the Wind With the release of the Special Edition DVD we look back at what makes this epic movie such a classic Doing it for the Kids With kids TV inspiring a new set of films we imagine how a few other tele-visual gems could be converted into Hollywood blockbusters Plus... Sealed Section - Hilary Swank falling in love with boxing during training for Million Dollar Baby - John Travolta playing a haggard alcoholic in A Love Song for Bobby Long - The split between Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston The Bigger Picture Three double-page pictures of some of the hottest films on the movie horizon, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and The Dukes of Hazzard Vox Pops We ask London cinema-goers what they thought of Closer and House of Flying Daggers The Film That Changed My Life Spider-Man 2 director Sam Raimi surprises us when he reveals the film that has influenced him the most Reviews 34 packed pages bringing you the next four weeks of releases! 24 brand new releases, including Ocean's Twelve, The Door in the Floor and Elektra and 16 pages reviewing the latest cable and satellite films showing in homes, plus videos, books, CDs, DVDs with Hero and David Hemmings' autobiography Blow Up and Other Exaggerations


Special#56
2005


Issue 653
February 2005
Features Ocean's Twelve George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Don Cheadle, Andy Garcia and director Steven Soderbergh give us the low-down Team America Trey Parker and Matt Stone tell us why they were mainly targeting 'extremists' on all sides of the political spectrum, and why they'll never work with puppets again Ladder 49 John Travolta and Joaquin Phoenix tell us why their film is the first to truly focus on the firemen Ray Jamie Foxx and director Taylor Hackford reveal how they got Ray Charles's blessing for their unflinchingly honest biopic Vera Drake Imelda Staunton tells us why it was a joy to play the persecuted protagonist Creep Franka Potente and director Christopher Smith tell us about the trials and tribulations of making their Horror film on the Underground Dodgeball Ben Stiller tells us why everyone wanted to work on this script and admits that he can't throw a ball to save his life Dream Team We look back at 15 of the best-ever ensemble movies, from classics like The Magnificent Seven to more modern entries like Magnolia Plus... Sealed Section - Jamie Foxx reflects on his three Golden Globe nominations - The Aviator star Leonardo DiCaprio says he's not quite as obsessive as Howard Hughes - Ben Affleck reveals his latest famous girlfriend - Nicole Kidman quits the upcoming remake of The Producers The Bigger Picture Three double-page pictures of some of the hottest films on the movie horizon, Madagascar, Wallace and Gromit: Curse of the Wererabbit, The Ring Two Vox Pops We ask patrons at Mann's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood for their impressions of Ocean's Twelve The Film That Changed My Life Jim Carrey reveals which movie touched him the most Reviews 24 packed pages bringing you the next four weeks of releases! 22 brand new releases, including Lemony Snicket, Team America and Sideways and 14 pages reviewing the latest cable and satellite films showing in homes, plus videos, books, CDs, DVDs with Gone with the Wind and a Dirk Bogarde biography


Issue 652
January 2005
Features 2005 Preview We take a look at the rich pickings in 2005's film schedule. Highlights include Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Batman Begins and Robots Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events Director Brad Silberling tells us why this was a delight to make The Aviator John C Reilly talks us through the early days and current highs of his burgeoning career It's a Wonderful Life Frank Capra Jr gives us a unique insight into the making of this classic House of Flying Daggers Asian star Takeshi Kanishero speaks freely about his new film The Phantom of the Opera Director Joel Schumacher takes us behind the scenes The 12 Films of Christmas Count down the 12 greatest Christmas movies with our list of old and new festive favourites Plus... Sealed Section - Pierce Brosnan won't mince his words about Bond - Sam Raimi reveals his fears for Spider-Man 3 - Ben Affleck reveals his latest famous girlfriend - We have all the latest news in Hollywood Hotline - so hot, we've had to keep it under wraps! The Bigger Picture Two-page photos of Million Dollar Baby, The Magic Roundabout and The Stander Vox Pops Our intrepid reporters find out what you think of the movies. We were at the Mann's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, getting feedback on After the Sunset, Spongebob Squarepants and The Seed of Chucky The Film That Changed My Life Writer and star Jon Favreau reveals which movie affected him so much he moved city Reviews 18 packed pages bringing you the next four weeks of releases! 18 brand new releases, including National Treasure and The Merchant of Venice and 14 pages reviewing the latest cable and satellite films showing in homes, plus videos, books, CDs, DVDs with Memento and book Profundo Argento documents the life of Horror maestro Dario Argento


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Issue 651
December 2004
Features Alexander Angelina Jolie tells us what it was like to play the mother of a megalomaniac, while Colin Farrell explains why he was happy to take on the titular role The Manchurian Candidate Denzel Washington, Meryl Streep and director Jonathan Demme tell how they brought fresh ideas to this remake and to what extent they referenced the '60s original The Incredibles Director Brad Bird discusses the aims and style of his new animated movie I - Heart - Huckerbees Maverick director David O Russell explains the thinking behind his intriguing new 'existential' comedy and star Naomi Watts tells us why she wanted to get involved The Forgotten Julianne Moore reveals her working methods and what attracted her to this thriller Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason Are all lead characters as neurotic as Bridget Jones? We had a look at their diaries to find out Jerry Bruckheimer The famed producer discusses the making of King Arthur as the DVD invades a shop near you Sir Ben Kingsley The noble knight reveals the fun he had playing a 'pantomime villain' as the Thunderbirds DVD roars into town Plus... Sealed Section - Jack Black lets a secret slip concerning Peter Jackson's remake of King Kong - Team America creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone tell us what they hate about Michael Moore - Rumours abound concerning the delayed release of Alexander - We have all the latest news in Hollywood Hotline - so hot, we've had to keep it under wraps! The Bigger Picture Sample some double-page spreads of three upcoming films: Synergy, Seed of Chucky and The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou Vox Pops Our intrepid reporters find out what you think of the movies. This month we were at the Mann's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, getting feedback on Team America, Friday Night Lights and Shall We Dance? The Film That Changed My Life The Shawshank Redemption director Frank Darabont reveals which film has inspired him the most Reviews Over 20 packed pages bringing you the next four weeks of releases! 37 brand new releases, including Blade: Trinity, Shaolin Soccer and Take My Eyes and over 12 pages reviewing the latest cable and satellite films showing in homes, plus videos, books, CDs, DVDs with Shrek 2 and the comprehensive book Down and Dirty Pictures delves inside Miramax and Sundance


Issue 650
November 2004
Features Blade Trinity Stars Wesley Snipes and Jessica Biel join writer/director David Goyer to tell us why Blade Trinity is the most explosive yet. Shark Tale Voice stars Robert De Niro, Will Smith and Angelina Jolie take us beneath the surface of the latest ocean adventure from Dreamworks Exorcist: The Beginning We visit the set of the troubled sequel and critic Mark Kermode delves into the dark history of the Exorcist III Coffee and Cigarettes Jim Jarmusch chats about his film of vignettes that was 18 years in the making Grudge Match With the remake of The Grudge hitting the screens we look at some recent and classic remakes to decide if they improved on the originals Bad Santa Billy Bob Thornton tells us why he took on the role of a foul-mouthed, fornicating Santa Sean Astin The LOTR star talks us through his autobiography, including the highs and lows of his career Plus... Sealed Section - The hottest news in Hollywood... - John Travolta sees the funny side of on-set pranks - Russell Crowe gets rowdy again - Colin Farrell nearly ruins Alexander - We have all the latest news in Hollywood Hotline - so hot, we've had to keep it under wraps! Vox Pops What you think of the movies. This month we were at the Mann's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, getting feedback on Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, Resident Evil: Apocalypse and Wimbledon The Film That Changed My Life Wicker Park star Josh Hartnett tells us about the films that made the biggest impact on him Reviews 26 packed pages bringing you the next four weeks of releases! Over 28 brand new releases, including Resident Evil: Apocalypse, Alfie and Oldboy and 18 pages reviewing the latest cable and satellite films showing in homes, plus videos, books, CDs, DVDs with Troy and The Guerrilla Film Makers' Hollywood Handbook


Issue 649
October 2004
Features Alfie Jude Law on the challenges of stepping into Michael Caine's shoes, his own rise to stardom and the freedom he now has to help projects like Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow Bubba Ho-Tep Horror veteran Bruce Campbell lets us pick his brains on his role of Elvis in this movie about an ancient evil in an old-people's home Collateral Tom Cruise talks about playing the bad guy in his latest film, and about working with James Foxx and director Michael Mann Wimbledon Paul Bettany tells us why he has jumped genres again with his lead role in this romantic comedy The Shawshank Redemption Director Frank Darabont revisits his breakout movie and talks freely about the thought that went into it Switchblade Romance Alexandre Aja, director of the shocking new slice-and-dice movie, spills his thoughts on the need for good actors and realistic-looking blood Box Office Gross We've collated some of the most startling moments in the history of film, from horror shocks to gangster gross-outs Code 46 Director Michael Winterbottom on his polished dystopian love story De-Lovely Kevin Kline and Ashley Judd wine and dine themselves silly in their roles of Mr and Mrs Cole Porter The Bigger Picture Take a luxurious look at a scene from three films heading towards the big screen: Ocean's Twelve, The Polar Express and Head in the Clouds Plus Sealed Sections - The hottest news in Hollywood... - Why Tom Cruise is so down to earth despite his millions - We have all the latest news in Hollywood Hotline - so hot, we've had to keep it under wraps! Reviews 24 packed pages bringing you the next four weeks of releases! Over 40 brand new releases, including Cellular, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow and Saw and 20 pages reviewing the latest cable and satellite films showing in homes, plus videos, books, CDs, DVDs with Donnie Darko and L'Homme du Train


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Issue 648
September 2004
Features The Chronicles of Riddick Star Vin Diesel and co-star Alexa Davalos interviewed Marlon Brando A look back at the life of the late, great cinematic icon Super Size Me Has Morgan Spurlock bitten off more than he can chew? Hellboy Mexican director Guillermo del Toro tells us how he brought comic hero Hellboy to the big screen. The Village Writer/director M Night Shyamalan on his latest film The Motorcycle Diaries Brazilian director Walter Salles tells us why he felt compelled to bring the story of revolutionary icon Che Guevara to the big screen Envy Comedian Jack Black tells us why he's happy to continue to play the leading man AE Fond Kiss New British actor Atta Yaqub is determined to keep his feet on the ground Asia Extreme 2004 As Hollywood begins to churn out numerous remakes of Eastern films such as Ring and Dark Water, here's your chance to get to grips with some original Asian classics The Bigger Picture Want to be the first to know about the biggest and best movies coming your way? Then feast your eyes on six of the biggest films coming to a cinema near you, including Vanity Fair, Shark Tale and Surviving Christmas Plus Sealed Sections - The hottest news in Hollywood... - Why the American adore Matt Damon and why Will Smith loves getting naked! - We have all the latest news in Hollywood Hotline - so hot, we've had to keep it under wraps! Reviews 25 packed pages bringing you the next four weeks of releases! Over 25 brand new releases, including Catwoman, Festival Express and Anchorman - The Legend of Ron Burgundy and 15 pages reviewing the latest cable and satellite films showing in homes, plus videos, books, CDs, DVDs with Rain Man, Shaun of the Dead and 50 First Dates


Issue 647
August 2004
Features I, Robot We talk to stars Will Smith and Bridget Moynahan and director Alex Proyas about their new futuristic murder mystery. King Arthur Keira Knightley reveals why she just had to be a part of the historical epic. Catwoman Star Halle Berry and director Pitof told us what it takes to bring a comic legend to the big screen. Thunderbirds Director Jonathan Frakes tells why he was the man to bring the classic television show to the big screen. 13 Going on 30 Actress Jennifer Garner on why she's growing up quickly in her new Hollywood comedy. Anything Else Director Woody Allen reveals why his latest comic offering will set him back on the path to box office success, and star Jason Biggs tells what it was like to work with a legend. History of Animation We chart the fascinating history of the genre, from Mickey to The Incredibles. The Bigger Picture Want to be the first to know about the biggest and best movies coming your way?Then feast your eyes on Christian Bale in superhero prequel Batman Beyond, Milla Jovovich in zombie actioner Resident Evil: Apocalypse and Ben Stiller in daft comedy Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story. Plus Sealed Sections - The hottest news in Hollywood... - Find out why Ashley Judd likes to bath with dogs, why Johnny Depp's marriage might be cursed and how Keira Knightley lost out on on-screen romance. - We have all the latest news in Hollywood Hotline - so hot, we've had to keep it under wraps! Reviews 16 packed pages bringing you the next four weeks of releases! Over 20 brand new releases, including Before Sunset, Farenheit 9/11 and Spider-Man 2 and 15 pages reviewing the latest cable and satellite films showing in homes, plus videos, books, CDs, DVDs with Kill Bill: Volume 2, The Bourne Identity and Monster


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Issue 646
July 2004
Features King Arthur We talked to director Antoine Fuqua and stars Clive Owen and Keira Knightley who told us all about their right royal drama The Ladykillers We collared Joel Coen and demanded that he tell us why, along with brother Ethan, he wanted to remake the classic Ealing comedy and whether he feels it lives up to the much-loved original. Spider-Man 2 We invited director Sam Raimi and star Kirsten Dunst into our parlour to chat about the film that will surely be one of the biggest hits of the summer. Around the World in 80 Days We managed to track down Chan, aka Passepartout, who gave us the inside scoop on this latest adaptation of Jules Verne's classic adventure novel. Shrek 2 Voice stars Mike Myers and Antonio Banderas join director Andrew Adamson for an animated discussion about the film! Your Film Review We know what we think about all the latest movies, but what are your opinions? We nipped down to our local cinema to find out! Call Sheet: A Bridge Too Far We cast a fond look back at the making of Richard Attenborough's World War II classic The Bigger Picture Want to know what are the biggest and best movies coming your way? Then let us tell you all about Jude Law in re-make What's It All About Alfie, Geoffrey Rush in biopic The Life and Death of Peter Sellers and Al Pacino and Ben Stiller in comedy sequel Meet the Fockers Plus Sealed Sections - We have the hottest news in Hollywood! Including all the latest news and gossip from the star-studded Cannes Film Festival, why Demi Moore has hit the headlines and what exactly were Jake Gyllenhaal and Kirsten Dunst doing in the department store changing room? - We have all the latest news in Hollywood Hotline - so hot, we've had to keep it under wraps! Reviews 15 packed pages bringing you the next four weeks of releases! Over 20 brand new releases, including Godsend, Twisted and The Prince and Me and 15 pages reviewing the latest cable and satellite films showing in homes, plus videos, books, CDs, DVDs with Panic Room, Open Range and Lost in Translation


Issue 645
Summer 2004
Features The Bigger Picture Sneak peaks poster previews of A Series of Unfortunate Events, The Incredibles and Alien vs Predator! Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Director Alfonso Cuar?n about the plans he implemented helming the third Harry Potter movie Jersey Girl Star Ben Affleck reveals why he is certain that this romantic tale of a single dad finding love will put him back into the big league Troy Director Wolfgang Petersen on the movie and what's next for him... 30 Under 30 From Casey Affleck to Elijah Wood, here's our selection of the brightest of the youngest players in Hollywood. NEW FEATURE: Your Film Review What you think of the new movies, interviewed outside the cinema! The Day After Tomorrow Why is one of the more serious actors in Hollywood, 23-year-old Jake Gyllenhaal, in a Roland Emmerich-directed summer blockbuster? Mean Girls Star Lindsay Lohan on why it's good to be bad Connie and Carla Nia Vardolos tells us why life's a drag in her new comedy Walking Tall Star The Rock gives us the heads-up on his new movie The Whole Ten Yards We catch up with Matthew Perry about his thoughts on the end of Friends and what it'll mean for his movie career. Plus Brand New Sealed Sections - Read what all the biggest stars have to say about their upcoming movies in Inside Hollywood, including Denzel Washington, Billy Bob Thornton and Hugh Jackman - We have all the latest news in Hollywood Hotline - so hot, we've had to keep it under wraps! Reviews 16 packed pages bringing you the next four weeks of releases! Over 20 brand new releases, including Deep Blue, The Cat's Meow and Freeze Frame and 14 pages reviewing the latest cable and satellite films showing in homes, plus videos, books, CDs, DVDs with The Return of the King, The Last Samurai and Stuck on You


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Issue 644
June 2004
The Day After Tomorrow The master of the disaster movie, director Roland Emmerich reveals all about his new movie about environmental catastrophe on a global scale. Troy Sean Bean tells us about the epic task of recreating the ancient battlefields of Troy as Odysseus - and his favourite football team! Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Star Jim Carrey reminisces about his role in this mesmerizing movie about memories... Van Helsing We hunt down star Hugh Jackman and spooky director Stephen Sommers... The Top Twenty Movie Monsters Our definitive guide to the best Horror creations ever to menace the big screen! The Calcium Kid Rafe Spall tells us what it was like to spar with Orlando Bloom in this tale of a British boxer The Company Director Robert Altman takes us behind the scenes of his brilliant ballet drama. The Butterfly Effect Actor/producer Ashton Kutcher tells us why he took a flutter on Time-travelling Sci-Fi. Secret Window Johnny Depp sheds some light on his role as a writer in this Steven King adaptation. Kill Bill Part 2 Daryl Hannah on her role as the wicked Elle Driver The Bigger Picture All the best movies coming your way... Plus Brand New Sealed Sections - Read what all the biggest stars have to say about their upcoming movies in Inside Hollywood - We have all the latest news in Hollywood Hotline - so hot, we've had to keep it under wraps! Reviews 19 packed pages bringing you the next four weeks of releases! 33 brand new releases, including Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen, Our House and Shattered Glass and 12 pages reviewing the latest cable and satellite films showing in homes, plus videos, books, CDs, DVDs with The Return of the King, The Last Samurai and Stuck on You plus 9 pages of the hottest movie news...


Issue 643
May 2004
Features Kill Bill Quentin Tarantino talks candidly about his career, his influences and violence in the movies. Under the Tuscan Sun Diane Lane tells us about her bright new movie and why she's happy making the films that she loves. Monster Charlize Theron revealed why she was happy to glam down for her role as serial killer Aileen Wournos. Shaun of the Dead Star Simon Pegg and director Edgar Wright introduce us to their brand new 'romzomcom' comedy horror 50 First Dates Adam Sandler tells us why he's decided to play it straight with his new mainstream romantic comedy. Dawn of the Dead Ving Rhames reveals why his action movie experience did not prepare him to face hordes of the living dead! Win a Date with Tad Hamilton! Kate Bosworth on dating a real life movie star in her new comedy. John Turturro The character actor talks about his starring roles in Fear X and Secret Window On the Other Side of the Bed New Latino star Paz Vega tells us all about her saucy Spanish comedy. The Bigger Picture We show you what amazing new movies are heading your way! Top 25 Iron Maidens We bring you our list of the lovely ladies who could kick your ass and still look fabulous while doing it! Plus Brand New Sealed Sections - Read what all the biggest stars have to say about their upcoming movies in Inside Hollywood - We have all the latest news in Hollywood Hotline - so hot, we've had to keep it under wraps! Reviews 18 packed pages bringing you the next four weeks of releases! 30 brand new releases, including The Cat in the Hat, Gothika and Switchblade Romance and 12 pages reviewing the latest cable and satellite films showing in homes, plus videos, books, CDs, DVDs with Kill Bill: Volume 1, SWAT and The Matrix Revolutions plus 12 pages of the hottest movie news...


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Issue 642
April 2004
Features The Bigger Picture You want posters - we'll give you posters! Check out the cool Wesley Snipes in Blade: Trinity, Will Smith in I, Robot and our first look at Tom Hanks in the Coen Brothers' remake of The Ladykillers. The Calcium Kid After success with The Lord of the Rings and The Pirates of the Caribbean, Orlando Bloom reveals why he loves this smaller-scale Brit flick. 21 Grams We talk to Hollywood heavyweight Sean Penn and his two co-stars Naomi Watts and Benicio Del Toro. Top 20 TV adaptations With the comedy remake of Starsky & Hutch heading our way, we celebrate the biggest and best TV transfers. Open Range Star and director Kevin Costner tells us why he's relieved to have made another great movie. The Missing What on earth is Cate Blanchett doing being all rough and ready in a Western when she barely knows a thing about the genre? We track her down to find out! Starsky & Hutch We interrogated stars Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson about their comedy remake of the famous Seventies cop show. Welcome to the Jungle After earning a reputation as a goofball comic actor, Seann William Scott tells us why he finally wants to be taken seriously. Against the Ropes Meg Ryan is determined to shake off her cutesy image. Her latest movie, based on a true story, should help that mission, playing a boxing promoter fighting her way in a male-dominated sport. Reviews 18 packed pages bringing you the next four weeks of releases! Over 25 brand new releases, including The Passion of the Christ, Suzie Gold and Mona Lisa Smile and 16 pages reviewing the latest cable and satellite films showing in homes, plus videos, books, CDs, DVDs with Love Actually, The Italian Job and Bad Boys 2 plus 10 pages of the hottest movie news...


Issue 641
March 2004
Features 2004 Preview The biggest films of the coming year, including Halle Berry giving us the chills in ghostly Gothika, Hugh Jackman hunting monsters in Van Helsing and Renee Zellweger back as Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason Mona Lisa Smile Julia Roberts on her new role as a free-spirited art teacher who shakes up a conservative 1950s school for girls Something's Gotta Give Jack Nicholson's latest film sees him falling for Diane Keaton. The two stars tell us all about their new romantic comedy School of Rock Jack Black tells us how he has combined his talent for comedy with his love of music to make this hilarious movie The Statement Michael Caine tells us that there are two choices in making a movie: 'have a laugh' and 'get better' - and he decided to do both! House of Sand and Fog Ben Kingsley stars as an ex-Iranian colonel living the American dream. He reveals why he just had to take the role (that may well get him an Oscar). Cheaper By The Dozen How Tom Welling, star of the smash TV series Smallville, made the super-powered leap to the big-screen. Top 25 Romantic Movies As Valentine's Day is thrust upon us once again, take time to revel in the cheesiness of it all with our countdown of the best slushy movies of all time Cary Grant To celebrate the centenary of the great man's birth, we look at the life and work of Hollywood's suave star Reviews 20 pages bringing you the next four weeks of releases! 23 brand new releases, including The Haunted Mansion, Dogville and Looney Tunes: Back in Action and 16 pages reviewing the latest cable and satellite films showing in homes, plus videos, books, CDs, DVDs with American Pie: The Wedding, Secretary and Bringing Down the House plus 12 pages of the hottest movie news...

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