April 2002 ships from Feb 26 UK
New Movie Spotlight
Get a taste of what out top team of critics thought of The Royal
Tenenbaums, The Mothman Prophecies, We Were Soldiers and
ET: 20th Anniversary here...
Damage - Film Bytes version online
Hurriedly pulled from the schedules after the September 11 tragedies,
suddenly this tale of terrorism and vengeful fireman is deemed more
serendipitous than tasteless. Arnold Schwarzenegger (plus director Andrew
Davis) tells us it captures the mood of the times and, frankly, we're not
arguing. He's bigger than we are...
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Film Bytes with its stars & director
They're America's most talented, dysfunctional family: now patriarch
Royal Tenenbaum, 20 years gone, wants his rightful place back. Screen legend
Gene Hackman talks about his latest roguish role and glittering career
plus Gwyneth Paltrow on ditching the 'ice
princess' tag for comedies, and what makes her happy now...
We Were Soldiers
Film Bytes with Gibson. director Randall Wallace
Mel Gibson dons camouflage gear for a Vietnam War movie with a
difference. He reveals while on location how, after playing action heroes for
over 20 years, age is finally beginning to catch up with him
He's not alive, not dead, and not undead. The half-vampire is back,
ready to stick it to some bloodsuckers where it matters - in the heart!
Acclaimed director Guillermo Del Toro talks terror
The Mothman Prophecies
Film Bytes here
Richard Gere tells us about the background to his new supernatural
thriller - and why it doesn't really matter if the terrifying legend of the
Mothman is true or not
plus director Mark Pellington on casting the
The Shipping News
What do Kevin Spacey, Johnny Depp, Benny, Björn, Anna and Frida all
have in common? Director Lasse Hallström reveals the shocking truth behind
his impressive career, and the trials of filming this adaptation of an
acclaimed novel in Newfoundland
plus Spacey and Julianne Moore on making the
ET: The Extra Terrestrial - 20th Anniversary Edition
A boy and his alien are back in cinemas on March 29, so we delve deep
into the mystery of the enduring charm of Spielberg's long-distance caller
|Reviews - your every film need catered
More than 30 pages in all,
22 brand new releases, including most of the above and...
At a Cinema Near
You the lowdown on almost 50 films still showing in the UK at
- Britney Spears succumbs to the lure of the Big Screen, and, to general
amazement, proves she can act
Attractions: what's heading for the screens in April and, more
importantly, is it actually going to be any good?
Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius - Now they're coming
thick and fast, can CGI movies hope to keep up the quality threshold? Er,
13 pages reviewing the latest videos, books, CDs, DVDs... Including
Legally Blonde, A.I.: Artificial Intelligence, The French
Connection and Monty Python and the Holy Grail to watch, and
Sherlock Holmes on Screen and a Bollywood guide leading the
Hearts in Atlantis - Anthony Hopkins stars as
a man who may be psychic in a thriller based on a Stephen King story - and the
Men in Black are on his trial!
- Quick Flicks:
Britney Spears on Crossroads
Brad Renfro on Bully
Jim Carrey on The Majestic
Anthony Hopkins on Hearts in Atlantis
Jim Broadbent on Moulin Rouge
John Madden on Captain Corelli's Mandolin
Six pages of the hottest movie news, including items on Catherine Zeta-Jones,
Nicole Kidman, James Cameron, Sly Stallone, Spielberg, Leo DiCaprio, Sandra
Bullock, Boogie Nights 2, Indiana Jones 4 and Alien 5
- Brit at the Back: Lucy
The lady in The Lady and the Duke on how good, solid research can get
that role in the bag!
Win a fantastic selection of prizes, including a widescreen TV and mini-fridge
for the perfect night in with American Pie 2!
- The Best Seat in the
House: James Cameron-Wilson reports from the London Film Critics'
Circle Awards, where he had trouble keeping Halle Berry off his knee, before
conjuring knowledge, where before there had been only darkness and confusion,
in Film Facts.
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