FILM REVIEW
No Hype - No Nonsense - Just Movies!
Fan! Monthly Magazine from London ,United Kingdom
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- First and last issue: 1972-2008
- "Detailed coverage of upcoming releases"
- 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
- Website: www.visimag.com/index.htm

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2020-12-23

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Issue 600
December 2000
Bedazzled - Brendan Fraser on his devilish new comedy with satanic Liz Hurley. Happy Birthday Film Review! We take you through 600 issues of excellence. Purely Belter - Mark Herman, director of the boyhood yarn on a five-star British film. Ryan Phillippe & Mark Wahlberg on wearing lead role shoes for Way of the Gun and The Yards. Wonder Boys - Michael Douglas re-emerges to star in this Oscar-tipped masterpiece. Spirit Level - a look at classic TV series given the multi-million dollar makeover. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon - the best dubbed, Chinese, Martial arts movie ever? Still Life - how classic movies changed their stars' lives, this month: The Magnificent Seven.


Special #33
2000
Sorting out the films you'll surely want to catch this winter and in 2001, with a dozen all-star interviews. Cover - Charlie's Angels - Drew, Cameron and Lucy, the threesome you always wanted. Plus Ben Stiller on Meet the Parents; Jim Carrey on The Grinch; Winona Ryder on Lost Souls; Kate Winslet and Dougray Scott on Enigma; Charlize Theron on Bagger Vance; Helen Hunt on Pay it Forward; Tom Sizemore on Red Planet; Arnold Schwarzenegger on The Sixth Day, and Michelle Yeoh on Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. PLUS - Oscar Preview, we place our bets. And the ultimate DVD guide every movie fan must have.


Issue 599
November 2000
What Lies Beneath (Film of the Month) - Reluctant star Harrison Ford on his career and this spooky spine-chiller. The Klumps - Eddie Murphy on playing the whole excessive family in this Nutty Professor sequel. Dinosaur - Disney's producers on giving birth to reptile babies in a vivid CGI story. Blair Witch 2 - cast and crew on following the most profitable movie of all time. Romeo Must Die - Already a martial arts star in Asia, Jet Li on his emerging Hollywood status in this gritty drama. Call Sheet: The Knack - Howard Maxford talks to the director and stars of this cutting-edge Sixties comedy. Plus 48-page review section.


Issue 598
October 2000
Shaft - Samuel L Jackson on stepping into John Shaft's threads for this update of the iconic '71 cop drama. Snatch (Film of the Month) - Lock, Stock director Guy Ritchie and cast on their gem of a crime caper with Brad Pitt & Vinnie Jones. Me, Myself and Irene - Jim Carrey on teaming with the Farrellys for a split-personality slapstick romp. Scary Movie - Rising star Carmen Electra on soaking her skimpies for this broad spoof. Kevin Bacon - Hollow Man's star, talks frankly about latex, SFX, voyeurism and megalomania. Clint Eastwood - Blast off with the veteran actor-director in Space Cowboys. Plus 50 page Reviews section.


Special #32
2000
The best of British! Vinnie Jones - the footballer-turned-actor on his movie career, and Guy Ritchie's Snatch. Ridley Scott - Gladiator's celebrated director on his past career and preparing to shoot Hannibal. Spool Britannia - 20 magnificent pages on 10 British films that shook the world! Natural Nylon - inside story on the Britpack-led production company, with Ewan McGregor. Patriot Names - profiles of 16 of the biggest British stars past and present. FilmFour - backstage with the UK's most prolific film company. Plus interviews with Mike Leigh, Sir John Mills and Michael Apted, Call Sheet on Educating Rita, and film-making's unsung heroes - the cinematographers.


Issue 597
September 2000
Gone in 60 Seconds - Hollywood hotshot Angelina Jolie on her car-thieving lead role for thrill-meister Bruckheimer. X-Men - (Film of the Month) Bryan Singer and the stars of the hit comic book adaptation on playing around with superpowers. Shanghai Noon - Jackie Chan on taking martial artistry on a ride through the Wild West. The Road to El Dorado - we look at the resurgence in quality cartoons. Samuel L Jackson - profiling possibly the coolest actor of his generation, up to the remade Shaft. Call Sheet: Flash Gordon - Cast and crew of this seminal sci-fi romp on having only 24 hours to save the Earth! Plus over 40 pages of reviews.


Issue 596
August 2000
Mel Gibson on Chicken Run, and treading the Braveheart path again in The Patriot. Perfect Storm - George Clooney and Mark Wahlberg on taking to the high seas and continuing a starring partnership. High Fidelity - John Cusack on transplanting an obsessive muso from London to Chicago. Mission Impossible 2 - Tom Cruise and Thandie Newton an accepting the assignment. Stuart Little - Hugh Laurie on adopting a small but hugely successful CGI mouse. Plus Call Sheet on Hairspray, 25 new movies, 10 pages of video & DVD reviews, and Phil Daniels is our Brit at the Back.


Issue 595
July 2000
Clucking Mel, it's Chicken Run! Julia Sawalha discusses working with Mel Gibson on the first film from the Wallace and Gromit team. U-571 - Matthew McConaughy wins WWII for America. Return to Me - David Duchovny admits he'd need helium to stop people thinking of Mulder. Battlefield Earth - Travolta's dream reaches the screen. Next Best Thing - Madonna finds gay true love with Rupert Everett. When the Sky Falls - director John MacKenzie brings The Long Good Friday touch to Dublin. Plus, news, reviews, videos and DVDs...


Special #31
2000
Free CD with 20 trailers and a sci-fi blockbuster music sampler! From Mission Impossible 2 to The Patriot and Stuart Little to Gone in 60 Seconds... all the hot movies for Summer 2000 under one cover, with 28 informative previews! Interviews include John Woo on M:I-2, Wolfgang Petersen on Perfect Storm, Jerry Bruckheimer on Gone in 60 Seconds, Roy Disney on Fantasia 2000, Dennis Quaid on Frequency, Mark Addy on the Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas. Plus Dinosaur, Cannes 2000 and Thomas & the Magic Railroad!


Issue 594
June 2000
Gladiator - Russell Crowe and Ridley Scott on making top-notch Roman mayhem. The Whole Nine Yards - 'The One With Friends Star Matthew Perry On His Mobster Comedy'. 28 Days - Sandra Bullock on going into rehab as a boozy babe battles back. Final Destination - Devon Sawa on a terrifying thriller, as Death stalks its young stars after a 'plane crash. Pitch Black - director David Twohy and star Vin Diesel relive fighting monsters in the dark. Plus 40-page Reviews section, two more free photo prints, Oscar-winner Kevin MacDonald on One Day in September, Call Sheet on A Matter of Life and Death, Idol Chat on Preston Sturges, and Saving Grace's Craig Ferguson in Brit at the Back.


Issue 593
May 2000
50th Anniversary Edition - Special Oscars issue. New look & now bigger than ever, with free photo cards! Julia Roberts, Albert Finney and Steven Soderbergh on the amazing Erin Brockovich (Film of the Month). 16 pages on Oscar night 2000, with all the winners. Kevin & Perry Go Large - Kathy Burke on being age 15 again. Scream 3 - David Arquette and Courteney Cox on finding love among the severed limbs. Cider House Rules - Oscar-winner Michael Caine talks. Galaxy Quest - Sigourney Weaver on boldly going where no woman has gone before. Plus A Clockwork Orange revisited and over 30 new film reviews...


Issue 592
April 2000
The Green Mile - Tom Hanks discovers miracles on death row, plus collaborators Frank Darabont and Stephen King. Talented Mr Ripley - Jude Law and Gwyneth Paltrow on their superlative thriller roles. The Insider - Russell Crowe and Al Pacino on confronting the tobacco industry in Michael Mann's riveting film. Long Good Friday re-issued - Bob Hoskins' greatest movie? Whatever Happened to Harold Smith? Tom Courtenay on an uplifting role. Plus Julianne Moore on Magnolia, and Call Sheet on A Night to Remember.


Issue 591
March 2000
Toy Story 2 (Film of the Month) - we go behind the scenes at Disney and Pixar's latest CGI masterpiece and talk to the voice of Buzz, Tim Allen. The Beach - Leonardo DiCaprio talks about this exciting new film from director Danny Boyle. Man on the Moon - Golden Globe winner Jim Carrey steps brilliantly into the shoes of outrageous comic Andy Kaufman. The Talented Mr Ripley - Matt Damon and Anthony Minghella on filming Patricia Highsmith's anti-hero. Plus Ralph Fiennes on The End of the Affair, Mike Leigh's Topsy Turvy star Allan Corduner, and Tilda Swinton is our Brit at the Back


Special #30, Yearboo
2000
Every single cinema release of 1999 reviewed, taking a look at the major movies from the year that included Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, Shakespeare in Love, Austin Powers 2, Notting Hill, Blair Witch Project and The Matrix. Plus interviews with the brightest stars of 1999, including Robert Carlyle, Angelina Jolie, Adam Sandler, Ryan Philippe, Jeremy Northam, Salma Hayek, Brendan Fraser, Hugo Weaving, Douglas Henshall and Ray Winstone.


Issue 590
February 2000
Sleepy Hollow - Johnny Depp battles a legendary Headless Horseman in Tim Burton's macabre fantasy: we talk to them both. American Beauty (Film of the Month) - Kevin Spacey on his acclaimed drama which strips the American Dream bare. Angela's Ashes - Robert Carlyle gets serious as a family struggles with poverty in 1930s Ireland. The Bone Collector - Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie on this unusual psycho-thriller. Plus Martin Scorsese on the grim world of paramedics in Bringing Out the Dead, and Fast Food star Douglas Henshaw is our Brit at the Back. With all the new movies, videos, film-related CDs, books and websites reviewed!


Issue 589
January 2000
End of Days - as Schwarzenegger battles the devil, we talk to the Millennium's last action hero and director Peter Hyams. Iron Giant (Film of the Month) - director Brad Bird and Harry Connick Jr on an animated gem. Dogma - Kevin Smith on less-than-heavenly pursuits in his outrageous religious comedy. Double Jeopardy - Ashley Judd on playing a woman framed for murder. Plus Bottom star Rik Mayall invites us to Guesthouse Paradiso, Call Sheet looks at classic romance Dr Zhivago and Ratcatcher star Tommy Flanagan is our Brit at the Back.

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