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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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


Special #55
2005

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