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Film of the Month: The 51st State
• He's short, but he's tough! Robert Carlyle swaps his Scottish accent for a Scouse dialect while he helps Samuel L Jackson overcome all that Liverpoool has to throw at him. Carlyle talks to us about his career so far, and where he sees it going in the future

Lord of the RingsThe Lord of the Rings
• The four Hobbits joining The Fellowship... reveal all on working with visionary director Peter Jackson, Elijah Wood's unusual casting and why being a bunch of Hobbits was so unique
• See also the current Film Review Special

Tilda Swinton in The Deep EndThe Deep End
• Former objet d'art and transsexual immortal Tilda Swinton returns to the big screen to star as a mother who has to juggle domestic dreariness with saving her son from a blackmailer

Julie Andrews in The Princess DiariesThe Princess Diaries
• From strange singing nannie, via wholesome Nazi-fighting singing nannie, to majestic, royal dancing granny! Screen legend Julie Andrews grants us an audience about her latest movie

Jennifer Aniston in Rock StarRock Star
• Star of TV's Friends, also Mrs Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston talks about going groupie manager in this Dec 28 (UK) release, opposite Mark Wahlberg's long-haired lord of the larynx

Reviews - your every film need catered for!

More than 30 pages in all, covering:

 January Movies:
22 brand new eclectic releases, including the above, except nobody's seen Lord of the Rings yet...


 Our diligent section At a Cinema Near You gives you the lowdown on more than 50 films still showing in the UK at presstime

 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Yes, yes, we know you've seen this record-breaking hit, but now, at last, you can find out what to think about it!

 19 pages of Home Entertainment – reviewing the latest videos, books, CDs, DVDs... including The Dish, The Wizard of Oz, Evolution and Bridget Jones's Diary!

 Women Talking Dirty - A film that does exactly ehat it says on the tin while telling the tale of a woman's husband who comes between her and her friend. Stars Helena Bonham-Carter and Gina McKee

 Forthcoming Attractions:
Whet your appetite for the best of 2002's first movies including Vanilla Sky, Cameron Crowe's follow-up to the smash Almost Famous. This stars Tom Cruise and Penélope Cruz as a pair of lost lovers who must find each other again if they are to achieve happiness. Did somebody say Serendipity?

 The Spy Game - Redford! Pitt! Together!! Again!!! For about 30 seconds, anyway, in this star-studded spy thriller

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• He played an everyman assassin in Grosse Pointe Blank, an everyman record-store owner in High Fidelity, and now he's an everyman sports producer destined to be with Kate Beckinsale. John Cusack on juggling his art with the mainstream sensibilities of romantic comedy

Mean Machine
• Vinnie Jones takes the lead for the first time, in, er, a remake of a '70s Burt Reynolds picture. A jailed former England international takes on the Guards of his prison in a devastating game of footie… Vinnie and director Barry Skolnick talk about getting him back on the pitch

  • Despatches:
    Seven pages of the hottest movie news, including items on Nicolas Cage, Liam Neeson in The Exorcist, Ridley Scott, Amelie's Audrey Tautou, and Billy Elliot's Jamie Bell, while Joel Schumacher may return to vampirism with a sequel to The Lost Boys
  • Brit at the Back: Danny Dyer
    Human Traffic's star on stepping out onto the sacred turf with Vinnie Jones in Mean Machine
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    James Cameron-Wilson begs to differ with certain stars who say they're worth their weight in gold, before impresing us all with his grasp of the most obscure movie trivia it is possible to know and still stay sane in Film Facts

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