Aug 2000 (# 596) ships fromJune 27 UK £2.80/US $6.95 FEATURE NEWS REVIEWS

The Patriot
• Mel Gibson treads the Braveheart path again in this moving drama set during the US War of Independence. Film Review chatted to the star about this powerful project, and also to his young co-star Heath Ledger. Excerpts online!

The Perfect StormThe Perfect Storm
• Fresh from being sand blasted in Three Kings, George Clooney and Mark Wahlberg take to the high seas in this awesome new disaster movie. Hear from the soggy pair about their maritime exploits. Review online

Mission: Impossible 2Mission: Impossible 2
• How to follow up a hit like 1996's Mission: Impossible? Easy, bring back Tom Cruise, cast Thandie Newton and rope in John Woo. But it wasn't simple, as Cruise and Newton tell us…

John Cusack in High FidelityHigh Fidelity
• As Nick Hornby's hit novel makes a relocated transition to the big screen, we talk to one of Hollywoods's brightest talents, John Cusack, about playing a list-obsessed record shop-owner

Stuart Little
• We talk to comedian Hugh Laurie, the British star of this pint-sized smash, about his big Hollywood break, the joys of working with a CGI mouse and, er, blind panic! In other words, a bit of CGI and Laurie...

Call Sheet: Hairspray
• Camp as Christmas and twice as gaudy, John Walters' first foray into the mainstream was this wacky tale of peace, love and Harmony Hairspray! We take a look behind the scenes

Reviews - your every film need catered for!
This bumper 40-page section covers:
 New Movies:
25 in total, covering all the new UK cinema releases for July - with every film mentioned above, plus:
   A full review of the movie of early summer - if not the year! - Aardman Animations' astonishing adventure Chicken Run
 That modern stone-age family are back, with Brit Mark Addy in Fred's leopard skin as The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas hits the UK – and you could win a première ticket! Go here for details  A classy combination of traditional and computer animation livens Titan AE (it stands for After Earth, you know), featuring the vocal talents of Matt Damon
 Our comprehensive section At a Cinema Near You gives you the lowdown on over 60 films still showing nationwide  Reviews of new videos, books, CDs and DVDs, top film websites, plus twelve Satellite Highlights for July
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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 one of Britain's best-loved actresses, Miss Marple herself, Margaret Rutherford
  • Wina selection of great Fox DVDs as well as signed Sleepy Hollow goodies and some ultra-cute Chicken Run soft toys! (UK callers only - sorry)
  • Chicken Run voice artiste Phil Daniels is this month's Brit at the Back. It gives us a sense of enormous well-being, you know
  • James Cameron-Wilson answers all your movie questions in Film Facts, and guides you to and guides you to an internet-themed The Best Seat in the House

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