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Aug 2001 • ships from June 28 • UK £3.00/US $6.95 FEATURE NEWS REVIEWS


Film of the Month: Swordfish (review online)
• After Battlefield: Earth, John Travolta leaps back to respectability again in this ultra-modern techno-thriller as a ruthless spy intent on ripping off the US Government. We also talk to former X-Man Hugh Jackman, who plays the anarchist hacker blackmailed into helping him

Angelina Jolie as Lara Croft. As if you needed telling by now.Lara Croft – Tomb Raider
• Oscar-winner Angelina Jolie gives us the inside track on portraying "the perfect woman" (her words), and reveals why she had to do some serious thinking before taking on the role

Jurassic Park III - a bloodied Sam Neill Jurassic Park III - feature online
• Sam Neill explains why he decided to resume the role of popular palaeontologist Dr Alan Grant after being absent for The Lost World, and why he thinks this adventure is the best yet

Eddie Murphy in Dr Dolittle 2Doctor Dolittle 2
• He talks to his dog too, you know… Anarchic funnyman Eddie Murphy and director Steve Carr on why they decided to make a sequel to 1998's smash hit. The ready cash, perhaps?

Hannibal star Julianne Moore and The X-Files' David Duchovny, tell us how to combat monocellular organisms which threaten to overwhelm the entire planet, while director Ivan Reitman tries to deal with his leads being very, very silly indeed…

Dr T and the Women
• The lantern-jawed Richard Gere holds court about working with celebrated director Richard Altman, and then goes off on one about shamen and the malaise of ennui that can afflict many rich and successful people, the poor dears

Call Sheet: Death on the Nile
• We look at the creation of this star-studded staple of the British Bank Holiday weekend, as recalled by Peter Ustinov, Jon Finch, screenwriter Anthony Schaffer and producer Richard Gordon

Reviews - your every film need catered for!
More than 30 pages in all, covering:
 July Movies:
Over 20 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
 Together – This Swedish comedy drama portrays life in a commune serving as a refuge for one woman and her children as they flee a drunken husband... Review online

 Plus 16 pages of Home Entertainment – Reviews of the latest videos, books, CDs, DVDs, websites and more, including Shadow of the Vampire, The 6th Day...

 Possible Worlds – A man drifts through a panoply of alternative universes, struggling to ascertain his relationship with a particular woman in each one. Read full review at Planet Britain

... and Sexy Beast, Dr Dolittle and 2001 - A Space Odyssey on DVD, the Gorehounds' Guide to Splatter Films of the 60s and 70s, and nine Satellite Highlights for July

 High Heels and Low Lifes – Mel Smith directs Minnie Driver in this tale of mobiles, nurses and bank heists...
 Aimée and Jaguar – Touching wartime lesbian romance between a Nazi and a Jew
 Forthcoming Attractions: Whet your appetite for the best of August's new movies including Cats and Dogs, Final Fantasy - The Spirit Within, A Knight's Tale and the new version of Planet of the Apes
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  • Despatches:
    Seven pages of the hottest movie news, with items on Heather Graham, Heath Ledger, Ewan McGregor and Oliver Stone's return to Vietnam…
  • Brit at the Back:
    Mel Smith, former Not the Nine o'Clock Newsreader turned big time Hollywood director, tells us how the search for the right project after Bean lead to High Heels and Low LifesRead this feature at Planet Britain
  • Tribute: Anthony Quinn
    • Recalling the cherished veteran of the movie industry, who passed away in June
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    Win a truly fantastic selection of prizes: a Lara Croft goodie bag, The 6th Day on DVD complete with DVD Player, The Untouchables on DVD with a copy of the Gangsters 2 game for your PC and much, much more! You can now enter our competitions by phone, e-mail or postcard (UK callers only – sorry).
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Pictures taken from this issue are copyright: Warner Bros, Dreamworks / UIP, Buena Vista Internatn'l, Film Four, UIP, Entertainment, Columbia Tristar, Firooz Zahedi

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