PREMIERE
The Movie Magazine
Mainstream Monthly Magazine from New York ,United States
Ceased publication

- First and last issue: 1987-2007
- Hollywood movies and stars.
- Covered the top of the American cinema with movie reviews, interviews and articles.
- Editor in chief: Peter Herbst.
- 106 colour A4 pages.
- There is also a Czech , a French , a Russian , a Portugese, and a British version.
- Published by Hachette Filipacchi

Notes: Premiere is closing down
1900-01-00

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Issue 196
April 2003
Reviews: Bringing Down The House, The Man Without A Past, Blue Car, Irreversible.
Bruce Willis: The last real man in Hollywood. In Tears Of The Sun, he plays a Navy SEAL sent to rescue a doctor in war-torn Nigeria. Off-screen, there were other struggles: defections, illness, and unforeseen obstacles. From the set in Hawaii, stories of survival
Starry, starry night: An exclusive backstage look at last year's Academy awards ceremony, where Halle Berry, Woody Allen, and the Kodak Theatre made history. Plus: an Oscar-night ballot for 2003.
Sizzling Sundance: Katie Holmes talks turkey, Robert Downey Jr. hits a high note, Salma Hayek makes a miracle, and Bob Dylan goes unmasked at the great indie showcase. An exclusive photo portfolio. Plus: Glenn Kenny reviews American Splendor, Masked and Anonymous, Pieces Of April, and other festival fare.
George Clooney, Jodie Foster and Denzel Washington: Why actors make good directors.
The top critics' best films of 2002.
10 new horror movies that will scare you silly: Body snatchers. Werewolves. Bloodthirsty rats. All are reborn in a new crop of horror films.
The 99% sure Oscar picks: It was the year of the Woolf - and the retiree and the butcher and the '50s housewife. But as Maslin predicts, it will ultimately go down as the year of the flapper vixens.
Ready for love?: Ewan McGregor and Renee Zellweger offer a stylish himage to the '60s in Down With Love.
Rachel Weisz: Cambridge grad and Revlon beauty talks about having Confidence and getting in Shape.


Issue 195
March 2003


Issue 194
February 2003


Issue 193
January 2003


Issue 192
December 2002
Holiday movie preview: Maid In Manhattan, Solaris, Analyze That, About Schmidt, The Way Home, The Emperor's Club, Friday After Next, Die Another Day, Adam Sandler's Eight Crazy Nights, Treasure Planet, Evelyn.
Reviews: Talk To Her, Rabbit-Proof Fence, Narc, Frida, Interview With The Assassin.
Pedro Almodovar: The legendary Spanish director talks about life after Oscar, Catholic priests, and why he finally decided to grow up - at least for now.
Far From Heaven: A behind-the-scenes look at how a stellar cast, a Technicolor palette, and a Douglas Sirk-inspired tone made Todd Haynes's film so close to perfection.
Adaptation: When director Spike Jonze and screenwriter Charlie Kaufman - the masterminds behind Being John Malkovich - joined cinematic forces with Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep, and Chris Cooper, the result was definitely not your garden variety film.
The devil in Owen Wilson: One wild night with the season's hottest star.
Will the Oscar go to... ?: An exclusive portfolio featuring, Jack Nicholson, Renee Zellweger, Edward Norton, Michael Caine, Philip Seymour Hoffman.
Toronto International Film Festival: The most talked-about movies and the most buzz-worthy stars.
Natascha McElhone: The ghost wife of George Clooney in Steven Soderbergh's sci-fi drama, Solaris.
Star Trek madness: The complete movie DVD guide, Plus Patrick Stewart on Nemesis.


Issue 191
November 2002


Issue 190
October 2002


Issue 189
September 2002
One from the heart: She rose from Mexican soap opera star to Hollywood superstar. For the sultry, savvy Salma Hayek, nothing is too hot to handle.
The ultimate fall movie preview: The annual fall preview offers a behind-the-scenes look at 40 of the season's most magical movies.
Daniel Day Lewis: In Gangs Of New York: The Oscar race begins.
Inside Jacke Chan's killer stunts.
The Russian mafia's Hollywood murders: A tale of movies, murder and the mob.
Reviews: Signs, Possession, One Hour Photo, Secretary, Igby Goes Down.
Neil LaBute: Interview with the writer-director of such movies as Company Of Men and Your Friends & Neighbors.
Heath Ledger talks about facing fears, going to extremes, and knowing when you need a fake beard.
Anjelica Huston proves that ingenues are overrated.


Issue 188
August 2002


Issue 187
July 2002
Tom Cruise: In Steven Spielberg's 'Minority Report' he'll be watched closely, as a detective wanted for a crime not yet committed.
The movie that changed my life: George Clooney, Angelina Jolie, Tim Burton, Christina Ricci, Billy Bob Thornton, Edie Falco, and many more reveal all!
Space oddity: The story behind 'Men In Black II.'
Matt Damon's 'Bourne Identity' crisis: An insider's look at what went wrong - and ultimately right - with the making of a summer blockbuster.
Kieran Culkin is making a bid for stardom in two new films.
Nipple checks & acrobats: Backstage Oscar exclusive.
Grace: Catherine Keener and Emily Mortimer dish as only sisters can (OK, screen sisters) about the making of Lovely & Amazing.
Reviews: Windtalkers, Sunshine State, Lilo & Stitch, Lovely & Amazing.
Movie editing: A look at the history of the craft, from the Charlie Chaplin days to the MTV-altered present.
Angela Bassett on why she wants an Oscar, what she loves about acting, and how she keeps herself looking so damned good.


Issue 186
June 2002
Natalie Portman: The beauty of Star Wars: The luminous actress reveals what it's like playing a regal and sensual woman onscreen, and a whipsmart undergrad (with international fame) in real life.
Inside the making of Episode II: Attack Of The clones is blasting into theaters. George Lucas and his team of digital maestros offer the inside scoop on their latest trek into the galaxy far, far away.
Hollywood's new wave: 25 actors, directors, and execs under 35 who own the future: From Heath Ledger to Elijah Wood, Kirsten Dunst to Jennifer Connelly, Wes Anderson to Spike Jonze, and more, some of Hollywood's most influential players are also its youngest.
I was a Hollywood assistant: The assistant to a demanding Hollywood producer gives the hilarious and humiliating account of his first year on the job.
Reviews: About A Boy, Insomnia, The Importance Of Being Earnest, 13 Conversations About One Thing.
Billy Wilder: The director who conquered Hollywood with such films as Double Indemnity, Some Like It Hot, and The Apartment.
In the company of me: For hot young stars like Drew Barrymore and Ryan Phillippe, today's must-have accessory isn't a cell phone or a sports car; it's a producing partner.
Summer movie preview: Premiere's annual preview offers an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the summer's top sizzlers, from Tom Hanks's rough Road to Tom Cruise's new mission, Jennifer Lopez's revenge to Jennifer Aniston's affair. Plus: the season's MVPs: Samuel L. Jackson, Diane Lane, and Aaron Eckhart.


Issue 185
May 2002


Issue 184
April 2002


Issue 183
March 2002


Issue 182
February 2002


Issue 181
January 2002
Ocean's Eleven: From late-night partying with Julia Roberts and Matt Damon to flatulence contests with Brad Pitt, George Clooney had quite a gas making Ocean's Eleven. But when it comes to planning his career, he's serious.
A touch of class: Bob Balaban, an actor-producer, reports from the set of Robert Altman's Gosford Park, a thoroughly British tale of murder, music and social manners.
Never say die: Will Batman spread his wings again? Was that really Indy Jones's last crusade? Should we never say never to another James Bond movie? An inside look at the status of Hollywood franchises.
The Royal Tenenbaums: The director of Rushmore is dishing up a new offbeat comedy - and he's doing it family-style. Meet Wes Anderson, the man behind The Royal Tenenbaums.
Monica Bellucci: Sexy Italian actress has audiences howling over Brotherhood Of The Wolf.
Tatum O'Neil: She's survived a nervous breakdown, a difficult marriage to John McEnroe, and estrangement from her father, and today Oscar winner Tatum O'Neil is getting back into the game with a new leading role.
Oscar finds a new home: A 3,300-seat theater, complete with a grand ballroom, opera boxes, and, of course, a pair of seven-ton elepants.
The Red Hot Center: Hollywood's most powerful women (and Tom Cruise) came together for Premiere'a annual awards luncheon.
United we stand: Throughout Hollywood history, filmmakers from Chaplin to Griffith to Coppola and Friedkin have banded together to gain creative control over their movies. Again and again they have proven that once divided, they fall.
Big game hunting: Forget about the hot books and news hooks: Movie producers are tracking the money trail to video games like Duke Nukem and Resident Evil for sure thing source material.
What lies down under: The Australian suspense-drama Lantana digs deep to find the tragedy and truth in love and marriage.


Issue 180
December 2001


Issue 179
November 2001


Issue 178
October 2001
Britney goes Hollywood: Can the pop princess become a screen queen?
It takes three: Thanks to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, indie film company Good Machine is firing on all cylinders.
Ben Stiller: On the fabulous world of 'Zoolander'.
'Star Wars' shorts: The best fan films in the galaxy.
Cameron Diaz: An intimate interview with a seriously funny lady. Yes, starring in The Mask really did change her life. The always candid star of Gangs Of New York and Vanilla Sky, gets in touch with her ouvre.
What women want: From Divine Secrets Of The Ya-Ya Sisterhood to White Oleander to a daring Frida Kahlo biopic, Premiere offers a behind-the-scenes peek at Hollywood's most highly anticipated ''women's movies'' - plus a look at what that phrase even means these days.
Without Limits: Why Tom Cruise's producing partner, Paula Wagner, is a star in her own right.
A woman's touch: Three female writers (Jessica Bendinger, Allison Anders, Helen Fielding) rethink some of cinema's most macho moments, and this time the woman gets the last word.
Most likely to succeed: Leelee Sobieski may have just graduated from high school, but the gutsy star of My First Mister is growing up fast.
The natural: Oscar winner Frances McDormand, who goes glam in the Coen brothers' The Man Who Wasn't There, explains why, at 44, she's finally ready to do nude scenes.


Issue 177
September 2001
Filmmaker Kevin Smith on playing the strong, silent type.
The Sammy Davis, Jr. Reader gets sweet on the Candy Man.
MTV Movie Awards.
All-Access Hollywood: Gossip columnist George Christy may have a weakness for freebies, but his predecessors were much worse.
George W. Bush has many friends in Hollywood. But who are they?
David Siegel and Scott McGehee: How two filmmakers made it into The Deep End - and into Sundance-goers' hearts.
Lord Of The Rings: Elijah Wood on hobbits, wizards, and other middle-earthlings.
The fall movie preview: The inside line on the season's coolest movies - from the sexy Vanilla Sky to the heavyweight Ali to such star-studded capers as Spy Game and Ocean's Eleven.
Girl talk with Hillary Swank: Boy's Don't Cry star tackles a different sort of costume drama with The Affair of the Necklace.
Hidden Hollywood: 25 years of the star's private moments. Brigitte Lacombe has chronicled Hollywood with her trademark eye for elegance.
Disney vs Pixar: The battle for animation domination.
Reviews: Jay And Silent Bob Strike Back, Heist, A.I., O.


Issue 176
August 2001
Reese Witherspoon lets down her hair: The Legally Blonde star has a career plan, a penchant for speaking her mind, and a desire to play the Hollywood game - according to the rules.
Quel Cannes!: At the 54th Cannes film festival, Nicole Kidman, Francis Ford Coppola, Jean-Luc Godard, and other luminaries shined.
The man who fell for earth: Join Woody Harrelson, actor, activist, and ambassador of hemp, on his high but mighty crusade to save the planet.
There's something about ''Carrie'': Sissy Spacek, director Brian De Palma, and many others relive the bloody details of making the horror classic.
The 50 greatest movie posters of all time: Jaws, Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman, Breakfast at Tiffany's - the mere names of certain films naturally conjure up images of their posters. A look at the 50 best, ever .
Twilight of a god: Despite his legendary status, Marlon Brando is still struggling. An intimate portrait of the master at work.
Jack Valenti's last stand: For 35 years, the presidentof the MPAA has been battling Washington. At 79, is he still up to the fight?


Issue 175
July 2001
Welcome to the Planet Of The Apes: It's Gorilla warfare on the set of Tim Burton's sci-fi epic. The director explains how he got his cast to find their inner simian, and Mark Wahlberg, one of the film's humans, ponders why he 's still dreaming about chimps.
A made woman: Sopranos star Drea de Matteo already knows a thing or two about, well, hits. Now she's showing her stuff on the big screen with three upcoming movies.
Tomb with a view: Kickass action, screenwriter hell, and Angelina Jolie's padded bra. How director Simon West created a cyber-screen star in Tomb Rider.
Bigger bang theories: The secrets behind summer's most amazing scenes. from the explosions of Pearl Harbor to the drag races in The Fast And The Furious
The bombshell and the bodybuilder: Mae West's last days and nights. An exclusive look at a Hollywood legend's final years.
Seth speaks: Seth Green, a 27-year-old acting veteran, is trying to grow up - taking on his first adult role, in America's Sweethearts.
The most shocking movie you 'll never get to see: Battle Royale, the Japanese kill-or-be-killed teen movie, is the most shocking film in recent years - which is why American audiences will likely never see it.
Such a tease: This summer, experience all the drama, the suspense, and the passion when the motion picture industry proudly brings you... the trailer.
Tom Clancy and the battle over Jack Ryan: Why Tom Clancy went to war with Hollywood in the hunt for a red-hot leading man.
In the works: Gwyneth Paltrow reaches a comfortable cruising altitude; Jet Li is The One to watch; Michael Douglas plays mind games.


Issue 174
June 2001
The sexiest android alive: Jude Law talks about the year's most hush-hush film, Steven Spielberg's ''A.I.'' Plus how A.I., a futuristic Pinocchio story, finally came to life.
The movie-star prison system: Whose careers are on death row?.
The big guns of summer: 58 hot new films.
Funky Brewster: Jordana Brewster takes the wheel as a sexy speed demon in The Fast And The Furious.
Best in Show: A galaxy of stars align at the ShoWest convention. An eight-page portfolio.
Road worriers: As Thelma & Louise turns ten, Premiere's fearless reporters retrace the steps of the film's famous femme fatales.
Our dumb cinema: The weekly humor paper The Onion recently signed a deal with Miramax Films to bring its pungent brand of satire to the big screen.


Issue 173
May 2001
In love and war: At times, the making of Perl Harbor seemed like a war in itself. Ben Affleck learned the true meaning of pain, Kate Beckinsale shed tears, Ewen Bremmer barely survived, and director Michael Bay Feng Shui'd his house in search of inner peace.
The power list: The 100 most powerfull people in Hollywood.
Rock star: After several years as a WWF superstar, The Rock is ready to roll into movies.
The sorcerer's new apprentice: An exclusive peek at the magic being made (by Muggles!) on the set of Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone.
Richard Castellano: From an aspiring movie mogul to... jail.
Shmoozer take all: Once, producer Elie Samaha was riding high but when his formula failed on Battlefield Earth, investors grew suspicious.


Issue 172
April 2001
Action: Paul Walker goes for a spin; the wizard of Oscar, Gil Cates, explains why you don't want a short ceremony, really; the best video store in America; idol chatter with Rip Torn.
Players: The state of his union: With a strike looming, the future of film production rests on the shoulders of one man: SAG prez William Daniels.
Studio system: The Asian evasion: For most of Hong Kong's stars, breaking into Hollywood is still about as easy as sword-fighting on treetops.
Indie exposure: Thanks for no memories: Director Christopher Nolan's Memento is a murder mystery-slash-revenge story told in reverse.
In the works: Julianne Moore and David Duchovny's science project; Matt Damon's Identity crisis; Tyrese's L.A. story.
The devilsh Miss Jones: She may be one of the few women in America willing to gain 15 pounds for her job, but Renee Zellweger has weightier issues to face - such as learning to fly solo again (like Bridget Jones) after her breakup with Jim Carrey.
The Wuz robbed: Premiere's exclusive Oscar-poll results overturn many Academy Award winners from the past 25 years.
Lust et veritas: A secret society at Yale recently revealed that they're not just watching X-rated films at school; they're making one. Meet the Einsteins who want to be Eisenstein.
All that Utah jazz: Mick Jagger, Julia Stiles, Ozzy Osbourne, and others heat up the Sundance Film Festival.
Purr-fect world: What's new, pussycat? For Tara Reid, a lot: starring in Josie and the Pussycats, reading with Gwyneth, and getting engaged to MTV god Carson Daly.
Man of a thousand lives: Robert Evans, the legendary producer behind Chinatown and The Godfather, has led a life as wild as his movies, and survived to tell about it. Barely.
Reviews: The Caveman's Valentine, The Center Of The World, Amores Perros, Sundance Film Festival (Julie Johnson, The Deep End, In The Bedroom, Hedwig And The Angry Inch, The Believer, Waking Life, Tape).


Issue 171
March 2001
Action: Marley Shelton ditches sugar for Spice; why Phone Booth had trouble connecting with Hollywood; Joan Crawford's sole provider; and what's happening on Robertson Boulevard. Plus: Elvis may have left the building - but he's still at the multiplex.
When films collide: What happens when Hollywood green-lights two projects about the same thing - at the same time?
The British are cunning: Working Title Films' Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner scored with High Fidelity and Billy Elliot, and they could have two more hits on the way. Who are these guys?
Trade secrets: Click and drag, nip and tuck: Add a teardrop, erase some blood, lose a pimple: With the right software, film perfection is easy.
Lost Hollywood: Noir kinda guy: The man behind original Sin, Michael Cristofer, remembers the mystery writer, Cornell Woolrich, who inspired Hitchcock and Truffaut.
Penelope Cruz: The smoldering star of Captain Corelli's Mandolin talks about life as America's newest screen siren - and why Hollywood's leading men think she's trouble.
Hack to the future: When Jon Johansen broke the encryption code for DVD, he opened the possibility of swapping films online. Is Hollywood about to be Napster-ized?
A touch of gold: Hilary Swank cried, Whitney Houston cracked up, and American Beauty ran the table: An exclusive peek backstage at last year's Academy Awards.
Arnold the barbarian: Hollywood's favorite terminator has a clear weakness: pretty young women. The inside story on Arnold Schwarzenegger's wandering hands, his state-of-the-art heart, and the publicity armor that shields them both.
Guess who's coming to Hollywood?: Chris Rock is on a roll. After successfully straying from pure comedy into edgier territory, he is ready to take on his first romantic lead. Anybody got a problem with that?
Creating a Monster: In his own early storyboards for Hannibal's nightmarish scenes, director Ridley Scott reveals the method behind his thriller's madness.
Reviews: Vatel, Series 7, Company Man.


Issue 170
February 2001
Hungry for Moore?: Julianne Moore sinks her teeth into ''Hannibal.''
Hannibal: The gory details behind director Ridley Scott's sequel.
Dialogue: Joan Allen & Frances McDormand: Two actresses behind three of the year's most riveting performances chat about how they got started, how they feel about Hollywood, and how they look on camera.
Benicio Del Toro: With Traffic, Snatch, and The Pledge all hitting theaters this season, the unconventional star is quickly rising to the top of the pack.
Dialogue: Oliver Stone & Darren Aronofsky: A veteran rebel filmmaker and a member of the new breed compare notes on beating the Hollywood system.
Nicole Kidman sings!: She kicks up her heels in Moulin Rouge, a sensual musical extravaganza.
Into leatherface?: The making of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
The 25 most dangerous movies of all time.
Knockaround Guys: Brian Koppelman explains why the Tarantino's influence is still tough to shake.
Before Night Falls: Artist-director Julian Schnabel explores the life of the late Cuban writer Reinaldo Arenas.
The Claim: The crew of Michael Winterbottom's western epic torches its own set for a crucial scene.


Issue 169
January 2001
Reviews: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, The Claim, O Brother, Where Art Thou?
First take: Shopping for movie stardom on the internet; How the Grinch's CG effects stole the show; butt-kicking chick flicks; Mel Gibson gets happy feet; a feast of frocks from the East.
Gypsies, Tramps & Thieves: British director Guy Ritchie, whose previous film, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, rocked audiences with its frenetic style, returns with Snatch. This time, he's got American star power too: Leading the cast are Benicio Del Toro and Brad Pitt, who endured tattoos and potato sandwiches in order to work with Madonna's better half.
Funny farm: In O Brother, Where Art Thou? the Coen brothers apply their offbeat sensibility to Hommer's The Odyssey and end up with a set full of singing, dancing actors (including George Clooney) - and one nervous pig.
Chicken run: Premiere recaps the year in film.
No guts, no glory: It seemed like the edge hits of 1999 would have paved the way for a wild and risky 2000. So how come studios and production companies played it so safe this past year?
Wild Horses: Casting conflicts and running-time woes couldn't keep this movie at bay forever: a sweeping look at Billy Bob Thornton's All the Pretty Horses, which is finally trotting into theaters.
River Phoenix: Peter Bogdanovich looks back on his golden moments with the actor who lived fast, died young, and - nearly eight years later - remains shrouded in an almost James Dead-like mystique.
Hollywood strike fever: With actors and writers strikes threatening to halt film production next spring, Hollywood is in hyperdrive: Marquee names are loading up on projects, while eager neophytes are being thrown into stardom at lightning speed.
In a sentimental 'Mood': In the Mood For Love director Wong Kar-wai crafts a beautiful love story - without relying on love scenes.
Signed, sealed, and delivered: By taking chances, seeking out rookie talent, and hooking itself to other studio's hotshot projects, Miramax is playing ''Let's make a coproduction deal'' with the best of 'em.


Issue 168
Women in Hollywood 2000


Issue 167
December 2000
Reviews: Quills.
First take: Astronaut-to-be James Cameron chats about heading into orbit; Sarah Wynter has her Day; the corset as the original Wonderbra.
The Temptation & Salvation of Angelina Jolie: Wild child Angelina Jolie has made a habit of keeping Hollywood - and the rest of America - guessing. Now the Oscar winning actress reveals the truth about her career choises, her dark days, and how her new husband Billy Bob Thornton, has help her keep her grip.
Year of the Dragon: To create the breathtaking martial arts drama Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, director Ang Lee combined balletic fight sequences, the Chinese wu xia tradition, and the dramatic tension that marks all of his films. An exclusive first look.
The golden season: No more checking your brain at the door: Holiday films (and Oscar hopefuls) are on the way, promising romance, mystery, and life-changing events. In this exclusive preview, Tom Hanks, Willem Dafoe, Laura Linney, and other shinning stars of the season talk about their daring new roles.
The 25th annual Toronto International Film Festival: The stars and the must-see movies that will be making their way to theaters soon.
Jungle fever: Erupting volcanos, death, disease, mudslides, and an exacting director - with challenges like these on the Ecuador set of Proof of Life, it's no wonder people weren't looking for sparks between stars Meg Ryan and Russell Crowe.
Steven Soderbergh: The director of 1989's sex, lies and videotape talks about his mainstream studio hit, Erin Brockovich, his latest film, Traffic, and why he insists on keeping it real.
'Family' affair: In Two Family House, writer-director Raymond De Felitta remembers his uncle, a Staten Island factory worker who risked it all on a tavern and a dream.


Issue 166
November 2000
Reviews: Dr. T & The Women, The Yards, The Contender.
Drew Barrymore: A film industry vet at 25, Barrymore knows a thing or two about surviving the game. The star and producer of Charlie's Angels talks about getting her production company off the ground, being taken seriously, facing her fears, and finding love with funnyman Tom Green.
Holly Hunter: Thirteen years after starring in Raising Arizona, Hunter reteams with the Coen brothers for O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Lauren Shuler Donner: She produced one of the year's biggest hits (X-Men) and has some very familiar titles (You've Got Mail, St. Elmo's Fire) - but Shuler Donner, who began as one of the industry's first camerawomen, has fought tough battles along the way.
Strange bedfellows: When Gary Oldman signed on to The Contender (costarring Jeff Bridget and Joan Allen), director Rod Lurie was thrilled to have the gifted actor - and executive producer - on his team. But soon their partnership would turn acrimonious over issues both personal and political.
That 'Golden' touch: An early look at Merchant Ivory's The Golden Bowl, starring Uma Thurman, Nick Nolte, and Anjelica Huston.
Unbreakable: Can M. Night Shyamalan top 'The Sixth Sense'?
Blair Witch 2: Why they're going back into the woods.
'R'-Town: How the MPAA loosened its grip on movie ratings.


Issue 165
October 2000


Issue 164
September 2000
Reviews: The Way of the Gun, Pola X.
The ultimate fall movie preview: All you need to know about Tom Hanks' survival training, Angelina Jolie and Antonio Banderas' steamy screen fling, Cameron Crow 's blast from the past, and the Blair Witch fanatics who dared to go into the woods - again.
Charlie's Angels: Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz, and Lucy Liu address those nagging rumors about script horrors and on-set scuffles and debate whether or not it's 'just a movie.'
The Way of the Gun: Taye Diggs clearly has the acting chops to be a star, but can he distract people from his breathtaking beauty long enough to be taken seriously?
The inheritance: He was a child actor (Lord of the Flies) who had succesfully grown up on-screen (White Squall, Lost Highway); he was the descendant of an oil billionare; and he was a heroin addict running out of second chances. But Balthazar Getty chose to defy destiny and get a life.
Bill Mechanic: 20th Century Fox's recently departed studio chief talks candidly about how to make good films in Hollywood - and why the studio system is broken.
They've Got a 'Tao' Jones: When director Jenniphr Goodman mixed philosophy, love, and star Donal Logue, she got an enchaning result: The Tao Of Steve.


Issue 163
August 2000
Reviews: Me, Myself & Irene, Cecil B. DeMented.
Jennifer Lopez: Returns to the screen with a vengeance. In The Cell she plays a psychologist who inhabits the mind of a serial killer in order to understand him.
Bounce: Gwyneth Paltrow and Ben Affleck's real-life chemistry makes a leap onto the big screen in the upcoming romantic drama.
Harry Potter: How the year's biggest movie deal went down.
The 100 greatest movie lines of all time: From 'Rorebud' to 'Show me the money'. Premiere celebrates 100 of Hollywood's most-quotable lines, and reveals how they got that way.
Hollywood's seven deadly sins: Harold Ramis, the director of Bedazzled on how to succeed in Hollywood without selling your soul.
Ashton Kutcher: The eye-catching boy from TV's That '70s Show, lassos a big-screen role in Texas Rangers.
All about my other: In honor of Me, Myself & Irene, Premiere serves up a dish of cinema's greatest nutcases.
Cinema Purite: The raw emotion of such films as Cannes Palme d'or winner Dancer In The Dark is revolutionizing Hollywood, replacing big-studio gloss with true grit.
iFilm: The company that wants to teach Hollywood to stop worrying and love the internet.


Issue 162
July 2000
The joy of X: The colorful comic-book heroes (and antiheroes) of X-Men are battling on the big screen this summer.
Toni Collette: Oscar-nominated actress, costar of the upcoming Shaft, shoots straight about her good hygiene, her ambivalence toward moviemaking, and her urge to pinch Russell Crowe's posterior.
The wow factor: M:I 2's cliffhanger, The Patriot's cannon fire and much, much more - a detailed look at the making of the summer's kickass scenes, shot by exhilarating shot.
Catch a Rave: The totally indie story behind Groove, the valentine to rave culture that won raves at Sundance this year.
Nashville: A celebration of the 25th Anniversary of Robert Altman's satirical portrait of America.
First take: A host of stars and studios get stuck in Traffic; Coyote Ugly's howlin' star, Piper Perado; Shaft.
Can't buy my love: Could Hollywood be growing a conscience? Four new movies explore the quest for the priceless, rather than the most expensive, things in life.
If these numbers could talk: Premiere sharpens its pencil and dissects the $30 million budget of a recent studio film.
Road rules: Following a detour after her acclaimed feature debute, Crush, director Alison Maclean is moving back into the fast lane, with festival favorite Jesus' Son.


Issue 161
June 2000


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May 2000


Issue 159
April 2000


Issue 158
March 2000
Reviews: Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai, Agnes Browne, Mifune.
Breaking the sex barrier: After a taboo-breaking year in film, Premiere explores what's left to be covered - and uncovered - onscreen.
Now, Moore than ever: Magnolia's Julianne Moore has become America's favorite new drama queen by taking on the riskiest roles in the boldest films.
The bare necessities: What the stars put on in order to get naked.
Ask Dr. Drew: The loneline expert counsels a pretty woman, an adulterous attorney, and a hot-to-fox-trot teen.
Going all the ways: Premiere's guide to the slinkiest and kinkiest in movie lovemaking.
Law of desire: Besides perfect bone structure, The Talented Mr. Ripley's Jude Law possesses two things that will secure his film future: intellect and knowing how to use it.
The unkindest cuts: Directors share battle stories from the ratings trenches.
Once was not enough: Wes Bentley (American Beauty) and Monica Potter (Patch Adams) recreate cinema's steamiest moments, from Shampoo to 9 1/2 Weeks.
The Martian Chronicles: The stars of Brian De Palma's Mission To Mars rendezvous on the red planet.
Sofia's choise: Sofia Coppola steps out of her famous father's shadow with her feature-directing debut, The Virgin Suicides.
Playing doctor: William Goldman, a veteran script doctor, explains his bedside manner with ailing screenplays.
'Psycho' drama: Christian Bale gives Jared Leto the ax, and other mad tales from the set of American Psycho.


Issue 157
February 2000
Reviews: The Talented Mr. Ripley, The Hurricane, Girl Interrupted.
Adventures in the celebrity trade: Oscar winner Ben Affleck talks to himself about the hazards of fame, the art of publicity, and why you should see his new movie.
Lost in Paradise: While filming in Thailand, The Beach was hit with harsh press and frightening boat accident. In this on-set exclusive, director Danny Boyle (Trainspotting) and star Leonardo DiCaprio discuss the challenges of bringing this dark adventure to life.
The joy of sets: The industry's top still photographers take a candid look at some of Hollywood's finest moments-in-the-making, from One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest to The Truman Show.
'Down' time: Freddie Prinze Jr. and Julia Stiles lead a hip, talented, and not-unattractive young cast in the college-kids-take-Manhattan comedy Down To You.
The Gold and the beautiful: It's the show behind the show. Take a sneak peek behind the curtain of the Academy Awards ceremony, from the early meetings to the last minute changes, from the overzealous stand-ins to the overzealous winners.
Award to the wise: Premiere takes an early looks at this year's likely Oscar nominees.
First take: How Supernova became a black hole; Ashley Judd gets dressed up; and Erykah Badu makes Rules.
The Indiewood 10: Premiere ranks the ten most powerful independent film companies. Plus: how they got there and where they're headed.
Spaced 'Ghost': Forest Whitaker plays a hit man with a samurai soul, in Jim Jarmusch's latest film.

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