June 2000 (#594) ships from Apr 26 UK £2.80/US $6.95 FEATURE NEWS REVIEWS

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Film of the Month review

Russell Crowe dons his armour and unsheaths his sword for some top-notch swashbuckling mayhem courtesy of director Ridley Scott. With mutterings of 'the new Ben-Hur' in the air, Film Review spoke to the star and director about their Roman holiday… here

Sandra Bullock in 28 Days28 Days
• Sandra Bullock in rehab? Yes, but only in aid of director Betty Thomas' top film, following a boozy babe's battle back from the brink. We spoke to the girl-next-door about her unusual role

Whole 9ydsThe Whole Nine Yards
• Or: 'The One Where Friends Star Matthew Perry Talks About His Great New Mobster Comedy Role Opposite Bruce Willis'. Perry shares his thoughts on life, love and laughs with Film Review

Devon Sawa tries not to reach the final destinationFinal Destination • review online
• Devon Sawa chats about starring in this terrifying new thriller, in which Death stalks a group of young people who escape their allotted fate: to die on an exploding aeroplane

Pitch BlackPitch Black
• This top-drawer sci-fi thriller about a group of castaways on a desert planet looks set to be a huge summer hit. Director David Twohy and star Vin Diesel relive fighting monsters in the dark…

One Day In September
• We talk to director Kevin Macdonald about his fascinating, Oscar-winning documentary examining the terrorist action that disrupted the 1972 Olympic Games

Reviews - your every film need catered for!
This bumper 40-page section covers:
 New Movies:
30 in total, covering all the new UK cinema releases for May. Includes all the scheduled releases mentioned above, plus:
 Rules of Engagement • Tommy Lee Jones and Samuel L Jackson don their combats for William Friedkin's military thriller
 The Virgin Suicides • Kirsten Dunst plays the eldest of five housebound sisters, in Sofiia Coppola's poignant, potent and highly engaging feature debut  The Filth and the Fury • Julien Temple retells the the Sex Pistols' story, in a documentary starring the grizzled punks • Find our review at Planet Britain!
 Our comprehensive section At a Cinema Near You gives you the lowdown on over 60 films still showing nationwide  Reviews of the latest videos, books, CDs and DVDs and some great film websites, plus twelve Satellite Highlghts for May
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  • nine pages of news and box-office chartage in Despatches
  • Win a brand new DVD player or a great TVCR in our explosive The World is Not Enough competition, as well as copies of Fight Club, The Truman Show and EdTV (UK callers only - sorry)
  • With his classic Sullivan's Travels on re-release this month, director Preston Sturges is the subject of Idol Chat
  • Saving Grace star Craig Ferguson is this month's Brit at the Back
  • James Cameron-Wilson answers all your movie questions in Film Facts, and guides you to The Best Seat in the House for his regular column
  • Check out the best of next month's new movies in Forthcoming Attractions, including Battlefield Earth

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