May 2001 • ships from March 29 • UK £2.90/US $6.95 FEATURE NEWS REVIEWS


Bridget Jones's Diary – Film of the Month
• The saturnine hunk of brooding manliness that is Colin Firth explains what it was like to effectively return to the role that made him a national hero, and holds forth on the joys of punching Hugh Grant. Excerpts online!

OscarsThe Oscars
• Our resident expert James Cameron-Wilson sat up all night to bring you comprehensive coverage of the most spectacular awards ceremony in the showbiz calendar.

Relive the highs and lows of a fantastic evening - and we don't just mean the necklines! Complete with full results

The Wedding PlannerThe Wedding Planner
• Co-stars Jennifer Lopez and Matthew McConnaughey give us their thoughts on each other and this hit romantic comedy. Was there catalytic chemistry, or did they come a cropper?

The ContenderThe Contender
• In an infinite universe, Jeff Bridges has got to be President somewhere. He reveals what it's like to hold the reigns of power, while co-star Joan Allen revels in the plaudits for her performance

Call Sheet: A Hard Day's Night
• An in depth look at the creation of the Beatles' classic, featuring interviews with director Richard Lester, writer Alun Owen, actor Victor Spinetti and more

Reviews - your every film need catered for!
40 pages in all, covering:
 April Movies:
The Mexican is put through the paces, plus 22 more April releases: all the above, and...
   Our diligent section At a Cinema Near You gives you the lowdown on more than 40 films still showing in the UK
 Bread and Roses – Ken Loach vs. The City of Angels? An urgent, brutally honest (and true) story of labour rights in Los Angeles.
Review online!

 Plus 16 pages of Home Entertainment – - Reviews of the latest videos, books, CDs, DVDs, websites and more...

 Rugrats in Paris
– Those rascally Rugrats are back, and this time they're taking on the capital of cuisine and culture: Paris!
  • We zoom in our spotlight on the DVD release of Titan AE, one of the most spectacular animated features we've seen in, ooh, ages!
  •  One Night at McCool's – could lead to trouble for Michael Douglas, John Goodman and Matt Dillon - in the form of the seductive Liv Tyler…
     The Tailor of Panama – Geoffrey Rush finds himself wishing for a new pair of trousers when he gets on the wrong side of MI6 agent Pierce Brosnan.
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    • Despatches:
      Seven pages of the hottest movie news, with items on Mel Gibson, Ewan McGregor, David Cronenberg, George Clooney and Harrison Ford
    • Brit at the Back:
      You may not think you know her, but you do. Kiera Knightley, the decoy Queen Amidala from Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, talks about her latest role in this month's The Hole. Read the feature at Planet Britain
    • Competitions
      Win a selection of great prizes in this issue, including a fantastic Sony DVD player! You can now enter our competitions by phone, e-mail or postcard (UK callers only – sorry).
    • Forthcoming Attractions:
      Whet your appetite for the best of May's new movies including Captain Correlli's Mandolin, The Dish and Tigerland!



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