July 2000 (#595) ships from May 25 UK £2.80/US $6.95 FEATURE NEWS REVIEWS

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Chicken Run

Special preview in issue. Read it online at Planet Britain!

The people behind the legendary Wallace and Gromit films (and Morph!) finally hit the big screen with a full-length feature, Chicken Run. We sneak behind the scenes at Aardman Animations' Bristol studios, where plasticine takes on a life of its own, and also talk to leading hen Julia Sawalha

Matthew McConaughey in U-571U-571
• Matthew McConaughey clambers out of his submarine to tell Film Review about his new underwater wartime thriller in which he co-stars with Harvey Keitel and Jon Bon Jovi

Duchovny and his designated Driver in Return To MeReturn to Me
• David Duchovny leaves The X Files well behind in this charming romantic comedy with Minnie Driver. He talks to us about writing, acting, very big dogs and, er, helium balloons…

Madonna in The Next Best ThingThe Next Best Thing
• Madonna, slipping on her acting shoes again, chats to us about her new film with Rupert Everett; the bittersweet story of a woman who has a baby by a gay man… then falls in love for real

Battlefield Earth
• The year 3000, and earth is menaced by a terrifying new threat - John Travolta in platform boots! The star talks to Film Review about his long struggle to bring L Ron Hubbard's science fiction classic to the big screen

When the Sky Falls
• Director John Mackenzie chats about his new film, a gripping story of Dublin's criminal underworld

Reviews - your every film need catered for!
This bumper 45-page section covers:
 New Movies:
35 in total, covering all the new UK cinema releases for June - with every film mentioned above, plus:
   Julie Andrews makes her long-awaited return to cinema with Relative Values, a hilarious adapatation of Noël Coward's class comedy
 Hugh Laurie and Joely Richardson star in Ben Elton's directorial début, the romantic, reproductive comedy Maybe Baby  Woody Allen's latest, Sweet and Lowdown, teams Sean Penn with Samantha Morton and Uma Thurman in a chaotic Jazz comedy
 Our comprehensive section At a Cinema Near You gives you the lowdown on over 50 films still showing nationwide  Reviews of new videos, books, CDs and DVDs, top film websites, plus twelve Satellite Highlights for June
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  • Whet your appetite for the best of next month's new movies in Forthcoming Attractions
  • Eleven pages of the hottest movie news and box-office charts in Despatches
  • Idol Chat takes a look at the turbulent life of wartime pin-up Lana Turner
  • Win a selection of brilliant Disney videos as well as copies of Anna and the King and End of Days (UK callers only - sorry)
  • Gangster No 1 star Paul Bettany 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

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