Dec 2000 ships from Oct 24 UK £2.80/US $6.95 FEATURE NEWS REVIEWS


• Liz Hurley is the 'Princess of Darkness' in this divinely demonic comedy as she attempts to steal the soul of luckless Brendan Fraser in this top remake. Fraser feels the temperature rising as we quiz him on the making of the movie. Excerpts online!

Film of the Month – Purely Belter
Purely Belter• With his film already touted as 'the next Billy Elliot', acclaimed director Mark Herman (Brassed Off, Little Voice) talks about the challenges in filming with two unknown leads, and why it's not just a movie about football!

Mark Wahlberg in The YardsThe Hottest Stars
• Mark Wahlberg, Ryan Phillippe and Joshua Jackson step into the spotlight in their respective new releases (The Yards, The Skulls and Way of the Gun). Catch up with all three sizzlers!

Michael Douglas in Wonder BoysMichael Douglas / Wonder Boys
• Just where the heck has he been? And why did no one see this astounding movie when it was first released in the US? Will it win an Oscar? Is he back for good this time? We find out!

50 Years Of Film Review
• With a very special reprint of the very first copy of Film Review included with Issue 600, we thought we had to show off - just a bit - how the magazine has evolved through the years

Spirit Level
• From the small screen to the silver screen - with Charlie's Angels swooping down to a cinema near you, we take a lighter-hearted look at those TV series that hoped to re-create the magic for movie audiences

Preview: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
• It's in Chinese. It's subtitled. It's not out until January. And it's a martial arts movie. So why are we shouting about it from the hilltops so early? Because it's fantastic!

Still Life: The Magnificent Seven
• A new feature looking at one image from a classic movie, and how it affected the careers of its stars

Reviews - your every film need catered for!
45 pages covers:
 November Movies:
Another great month for movies! No less than 33 new releases, so you're totally spoilt for choice!
   Duets – Gwyneth Paltrow is back - singing for her supper in this tale of the American Dream and Japanese Karaoke
 Wonder Boys – Michael Douglas and Tobey Maguire (from Film Review favourite Pleasantville) give their best ever performances. Review online!  The Yards – Our reviewer says it recalls 'the hushed power of The Godfather and is American film-making at its best'. Do you need more encouragement?
 Our comprehensive section At a Cinema Near You gives you the lowdown on almost 50 films still showing nationwide  Plus twenty pages of Home Entertainment – Reviews of the latest videos, books, CDs, DVDs, websites and more
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  • Whet your appetite for the best of December's new movies in Forthcoming Attractions
  • Seven pages of the hottest movie news, in our new-look Despatches
  • Kate Beckinsale, who shines in the new Merchant Ivory film The Golden Bowl is this month’s Brit at the Back. This feature will also be online at Planet Britain
  • Win a selection of great video and DVD prizes in this month''s competitions. You can now enter our competitions by phone, e-mail or postcard (UK callers only – sorry).
  • James Cameron-Wilson answers all your movie questions in Film Facts, and has an ear for accents in The Best Seat in the House

To enter our competitions:

You can submit your answers to [email protected] by putting the competition name in the title bar / subject line (without any other information, please) and your answer, name and address in the main body of the message.

Alternatively, call 0906 302 7461, or send them in on an exciting postcard via old-fashioned mail. Sorry - UK entrants only

Pictures taken from this issue are copyright: 20th Century Fox, Yaram Kahana/Shooting Star/Colorific, Buena Vista International, Momentum, JR Cummings/Moonglow, Warner Brothers, Pathé

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