S & P Parker's Moviemarket
July 2001 • ships from May 30 • UK £2.90/US $6.95 FEATURE NEWS REVIEWS


Film of the Month: Shrek
• As Dreamworks takes on Pixar in the battle to become the undisputed heavyweight of the CGI world, we talk to the voices behind the fairytales. Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy and John Lithgow reveal what it's like to bring monsters and legends to life - often with only the vaguest idea of what they actually look like!

Josh Hartnett in Pearl HarborPearl Harbor
• It's the biggest-budgeted film ever to go into production, and Hollywood's latest heartthrob Josh Hartnett talks to us about his part in it, and jumping off the LA treadmill in future

Festival de Cannes 2001 Cannes Film Festival 2001
• Our Man in Cannes brings you the inside scoop on the films, the gossip and the parties from the festival that's an international institution. "Oh, we do like to be beside the seaside…", etc

Chris Rock in Down to EarthDown to Earth
• Chris Rock reveals why he chose to star in a remake of a Warren Beatty film, as a man who dies before his time and has to be returned to earth in another (white) man's body

Series 7: The Contenders – review online
• Director Daniel Minahan tells all about the excellent Series 7, revealing the secrets behind its production history, and how you go about making a reality gameshow based on murder

• Mike Hodges, the man behind Get Carter and, er, Flash Gordon, explains why this film starring Clive Owen is getting a re-release just two years after it first appeared in a handful of British cinemas

A Knight's Tale
• Newcomer Shannon Sossamon tells us why she refuses to be fazed by her first big screen break in this forthcoming mediaeval comedy jousting movie with rock music and farts

Reviews - your every film need catered for!
More than 30 pages in all, covering:
 June Movies:
25 New Releases reviewed - and we've quite a few new 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
 Late Night Shopping – Four young Scots pore over their lives in 'the sharpest British youth film to emerge since Trainspotting'. Read full review at Planet Britain

 Plus 16 pages of Home Entertainment – Reviews of the latest videos, books, CDs, DVDs, websites and more, including Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon...

 Ginger Snaps – Outstanding Canadian horror, in which a young girl, attacked by a wild beast, finds herself developing a lust for blood as strange hair starts growing from her wound…

... The Omen trilogy and Close Encounters on DVD, the new Spielberg companion The Complete Spielberg, and nine Satellite Highlights for June

 Before Night Falls – Javier Bardem's outstanding performance in a 'masterpiece' biopic...  Crimson Rivers – Tense French thriller with Jean Reno as a policeman chasing a cold-blooded killer through snow and ice  Forthcoming Attractions: Whet your appetite for the best of July's new movies including Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, Jurassic Park III and eagerly awaited techno-thriller Swordfish
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  • Despatches:
    Seven pages of the hottest movie news, with items on Tom Cruise, Marlon Brando, Pierce Brosnan, George Clooney and the American Psycho sequel…
  • Brit at the Back:
    Rita Tushingham, the classic Sixties star, talk to us about Out of Depth, her new film with former EastEnders star Sean Maguire.
  • Still Life: The Big Chill
    • We look at the subsequent careers of a cast that almost defined eighties cinema in this High School reunion drama
  • Competitions
    Win a selection of prizes in this issue, including Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Unbreakable and The Way of the Gun on VHS! 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 has a pop at Robert De Niro's gait. James also answers your questions in Film Facts



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Pictures taken from this issue are copyright: Dreamworks / UIP, Buena Vista Internatn'l, Film Four, UIP, Entertainment, Columbia Tristar

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