Film Review Return to main Film Review page This issue's contentsSelected FeatureBuy it
This issue's contentsSelected FeatureBuy It
S & P Parker's Moviemarket

April 2002 • ships from Feb 26 • UK £3.00/US $7.95

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...

Collateral 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...

Film Review Apr 2002, Schwarzenegger Collateral Damage cover. To order, see below or click here!.VI Direct. Click to buy.

To order this issue, go directly to one of these listings in our online stores:
Jump to UK  entry for this issue
UK/World order
Jump to US $ entry for this issue
USA $ order

You can order any of our magazines via this secure and searchable service
Check the Info on our two stores

To SUBSCRIBE to FILM REVIEW, go directly to one of these listings in our online stores:

Jump to UK  entry for this issue
UK/World subs
Jump to US $ entry for this issue
USA $ subs
Additional Navigation:


The Royal Tenenbaums
Film Bytes with its stars & director Wes AndersonGene Hackman as Royal Tenenbaum: click to read our Film Bytes
• 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 etc.Mel Gibson in We Were Soldiers: click here for Film Bytes
• 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…

Blade 2: Wesley Snipes and Del ToroBlade 2
• 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 PropheciesFilm 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 film

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 film

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 for!

More than 30 pages in all, covering:

 March Movies:
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 presstime

- Britney Spears succumbs to the lure of the Big Screen, and, to general amazement, proves she can act…

 Forthcoming 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, apparently not…

 Home Entertainment
– 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 books.

 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
  • Despatches:
    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 Russell
    The lady in The Lady and the Duke on how good, solid research can get that role in the bag!
  • Competitions
    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.

To enter our competitions:

Submit your answers to FILM REVIEW
via e-mail: put the competition name in the title bar or subject line (without any other information, please) and your answer, name and address in the main body of the message.

Alternatively, call
0906 302 7461, or send them in on an exciting postcard via old-fashioned mail.

Outside the UK? Sorry - competitions are for UK entrants only

We're working to bring you more online content in 2002 across Keep checking for more details...

Please note: Pictures taken from this issue are copyright: Warner Brothers, Buena Vista, Icon, UIP, Helkon SK, New Line Cinema

All other contents © Visual Imagination Ltd 2002.
Not for reproduction.