Oct 2000 ships from August 29 UK £2.80/US $6.95 FEATURE NEWS REVIEWS


• Samuel L Jackson steps into the threads of John Shaft, the coolest detective to ever walk the streets of New York City, for this brilliant update of the iconic 1971 cop drama. We talk to him about popcorn movies, guns and blood bags! Excerpts online!

Guy Ritchie and Brad Pitt working on SnatchSnatch Film of the Month
Lock, Stock director Guy Ritchie returns with a gem of a crime caper starring Brad Pitt and Vinnie Jones. Film Review met up with the cast and crew on the eve of the film's premiere

Jim Carrey - Hank or Charlie in Me, Myself and Irene?Me, Myself and Irene
• Jim Carrey teams up with the Farrelly brothers for this split-personality slapstick romp. We quiz the star on his twin careers as comic buffoon and serious actor

Clint Eastwood in Space CowboysClint Eastwood on Space Cowboys
• Blast off with the veteran actor and director as a group of retired astronauts is brought out of the OAPs' home and back into the space programme

Scary Movie
• Rising star Carmen Electra on soaking her bra and panties for this spoof, which targets not just Scream but also almost every other recent horror and sci-fi hit

Kevin Bacon on Hollow Man
• The star of Paul Verhoeven's cool new sci-fi thriller about a scientist who turns himself invisible, talks frankly about latex, SFX, voyeurism and megalomania

Reviews - your every film need catered for!
This bumper 50-page section covers:
 New Movies:
29 in total, covering all the new UK cinema releases for September - with every film mentioned above, plus:
   A musical with a difference as Dancer in the Dark, directed by Lars von Trier and starring the inimitable Björk, sweeps into the cinemas
 The long-awaited return of the Coen Brothers! George Clooney stars in O Brother, Where Art Thou?, a slapstick comedy about a trio of escaped convicts in 1930s Mississippi  Great British drama as Julie Walters takes on the role of a hard-nosed dance teacher in Billy Elliott, the story of an 11-year-old boy who swaps his boxing lessons for ballet classes
 Our comprehensive section At a Cinema Near You gives you the lowdown on 40 films still showing nationwide  Reviews of the latest videos, books, CDs, DVDs and the very best film websites
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  • Whet your appetite for the best of next month's new movies in Forthcoming Attractions
  • Three forthcoming cult movies get the once-over in Things to Come
  • Ten pages of the hottest movie news, box-office charts in Despatches, plus a tribute to the late great Sir Alec Guinness
  • Take a look at the career of Hollywood maverick Howard Hawks in Idol Chat
  • Win a selection of great videos, including Being John Malkovich, The Insider, Magnolia and Three Kings. You can now enter our competitions by phone, e-mail or postcard (UK callers only – sorry)
  • Saffron Burrows, the beautiful star of Mike Figgis's Miss Julie and Timecode 2000, is this month's Brit at the Back. This feature is online at Planet Britain
  • James Cameron-Wilson answers all your movie questions in Film Facts, and looks at breaking taboos from The Best Seat in the House

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