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March 2002 • ships from Jan 26 • UK £3.00/US $7.95

The Biggest Movie Month Ever!
• February's a great month for new movies in the UK, with several jostling for pole position. Get a flavour of our reviewers' praise here. Plus, we have four features tied to this month's releases online in our Film Bytes format!

Ocean's 11 - Film Bytes version online
• A pack of Hollywood's biggest names set out to pull off the biggest scam in Vegas... George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Brad Pitt and Matt Damon are your crafty thieves in this star-studded heist caper from the director of Erin Brockovich, and Andy Garcia's the man out to stop them! We talk to them all, and director Steven Soderbergh, about the coolest smash'n'grab around

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Film of the Month: Monsters, Inc. Film Bytes hereClick here for Monsters, Inc. Film Bytes
• They're creepy, crawly, two of a kind… John Goodman and Billy Crystal reveal the rigours of voicing CGI nasties, who just love the sound of a good, long scream! Plus: why Crystal wasn't Buzz Lightyear

Russell Crowe in A Beautiful MindFilm Bytes for A Beautiful Mind
• We talk to Oscar winner Russell Crowe, a contender again playing troubled maths genius John Forbes Nash Jr, who won the Nobel Prize despite becoming schizophrenic

Will Smith as AliAli – He is the greatest!
• Will Smith gives us his take on his first biopic, about the World Heavyweight Champion with a great conscience, and how stepping into the legendary Ali's shoes changed his outlook

Kristin Scott Thomas in Gosford ParkGosford Park
• Robert Altman assembled an unrivalled cast for his latest - an English murder mystery! We talk to him, Richard E Grant, Helen Mirren, Stephen Fry, Kristen Scott Thomas… need we go on?

From Hell Film Bytes version here
Despite the best efforts of Scotland Yard's finest, the original modern serial killer was never caught. Johnny Depp tells us why he's on the hunt for Jack the Ripper, in this film from the acclaimed graphic novel

Reviews - your every film need catered for!

More than 30 pages in all, covering:

 February Movies:
22 brand spanking new releases, with reviews and features for all the above, not to mention...


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

 In the Bedroom
- Sissy Spacek heads the cast of this touching drama that's already seen her walk away with more awards than could possibly be decent… and may well see her stroll off with an Oscar

 Home Entertainment
– 19 pages reviewing the latest videos, books, CDs, DVDs... including the Die Hard Special Edition, Tim Burton's 'reimagined' Planet of the Apes, and the acclaimed Moulin Rouge

 Training Day - Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke go head to head in a gritty, acclaimed portrait of anti-narcotics police work in downtown LA

 Take a peek into the future with Forthcoming Attractions, our guide to films coming in March, including the super-cool Ice Age, quirky comedy spectacular The
Royal Tenenbaums
and a return visit from a certain extraterrestrial, who just wants to borrow your mobile...

 Charlotte Gray - Cate Blanchett goes undercover for the Resistance to search for her lover, an RAF pilot shot down over France…

  • Despatches:
    Seven pages of the hottest movie news, including the latest on the next Bond movie, now in production, Peter Jackson's plans to shoot a new version of King Kong, and a full report on the Golden Globes - a forecast of the Oscar results?
  • Absolutely no Lord of the Rings coverage whatsoever! Oh, alright, maybe just one picture
  • Brit at the Back: Matthew Marsden
    Not so long ago, Matthew Marsden was gracing the small screen as a regular at the Rovers' Return - now he's been in both Shiner with Michael Caine, not to mention directed by Ridley Scott in Black Hawk Down...
  • Competitions
    Win a fantastic selection of prizes, including two JVC DVD players, and a whole host of videos and DVDs!
  • The Best Seat in the House: James Cameron-Wilson tells us why he thinks the race for the Oscars is particularly difficult to call this year, and goes on to impress us all by demonstrating the wealth of movie trivia at his command in Film Facts!

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