June 2001 • ships from April 25 • UK £2.90/US $6.95 FEATURE NEWS REVIEWS


The Mummy Returns
• Sun, sand and, well, loads more sand as Rachel Weisz and Brendan Fraser return to the desert to battle the re-resurrected Arnold Vosloo. We hear from them all (plus director Stephen Sommers) about this gung-ho and slightly tongue-in-cheek sequel. • Plus - take over a cinema to see the film in our amazing competition!

Extra! Special coverage of The Mummy Returns

Cruz and Nic Cage in Capt. Corelli-landCaptain Corelli's Mandolin
• Penélope who? Anyone asking with furrowed brows 'just who is the Spanish Enchantress?' will soon be a rarity. Penélope Cruz discusses her meteoric rise to fully-fledged Hollywood star

Johnny Depp in BlowBlow
• Johnny Depp on embracing a controversial subject in the drug drama which casts him as the connection between 1970s Colombia and America (also starring Penélope Cruz...)

Emerging inside The DishFilm of the Month: The Dish
• This story of the Earthbound dramas surrounding the Apollo 11 landing “raises the spirits with its endearing protagonists, gentle gags and poignant moments of triumph"...

Tigerland – review online
• Joel Schumacher in top movie shock! Putting the derision he received over Batman & Robin and 8MM behind him, the director reveals how he ditched the day-glo days for a hard-hitting Vietnam drama

Along Came a Spider
• One of our favourite actors, Morgan Freeman reveals why he reprised the role as the forensic psychologist from the chiller Kiss the Girls

Spy Kids
• Daryl Sabara and Alexa Vega, pre-teen protagonists, reveal all about becoming budget-sized Bonds

The Terrorist
• Mumbai-born Ayesha Dharker talks about her controversial and critically acclaimed thriller

Reviews - your every film need catered for!
40 pages in all, covering:
 May Movies:
19 New Releases reviewed - and we've a lot of recommendations this month...
   Our diligent section At a Cinema Near You gives you the lowdown on more than 50 films still showing in the UK at presstime
 Amores Perros – An acclaimed, multi-award-winning thriller of entangled lives (and dogs) in Mexico City

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

 Goodbye Charlie Bright – Compelling Britflick of the month, a rites-of-passage tale set in South-East London, with Paul Nicholls

... including Charlie's Angels on DVD, the updated Bond companion Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, and nine Satellite Highlights for May

 Very Annie Mary – Rachel Griffiths is, as ever, outstanding in this hilarious tale of a childish 30-somehthing in the Welsh valleys. Read our review at Planet Britain Forthcoming Attractions:
Whet your appetite for the best of June's new movies including Pearl Harbor, Shrek and All the Pretty Horses!
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  • Despatches:
    Seven pages of the hottest movie news, with items on Christina Ricci, Tarantino, Eddie Izzard and the Crouching Tiger prequel…
  • Brit at the Back:
    David Morrissey (now appearing as the sympathetic Captain Weber in Captain Corelli's Mandolin) has learned the trick of staying in work in the movies: don't let anyone pigeon-hole you. Read the feature at Planet Britain
  • Homage: Christopher Lee
    • Enough to send a shiver down your spine, Film Review presents an in-depth look at the five decade-long career of the King of Horror
  • Competitions
    Win a selection of great prizes in this issue, including an amazing Hitachi / Videologic DVD Home Entertainment system, or taking over a cinema in our Mummy Returns competition!You can now enter our competitions by phone, e-mail or postcard (UK callers only – sorry).
  • The Best Seat in the House:
    James Cameron-Wilson ponders the Method in the madness we call movies. James also answers your questions in Film Facts



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: Universal Pictures / UIP, Buena Vista Internatn'l, Icon, Entertainment, Columbia Tristar

Features © Visual Imagination Ltd 2001. Not for reproduction.