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Toni Collette in About A BoyMovie Spotlight: About a Boy
• Toni Collette, best known for her sterling work in Muriel's Wedding and The Sixth Sense, talks to us about starring with Hugh Grant in this version of a Nick Hornby bestseller

Hugh Jackman in Kate & LeopoldKate & Leopold
• X-Man in time-travel chick flick? Hugh Jackman on starring as a 19th century noble who finds love in New York now with Meg Ryan. "Guys won't be able to live up to Leopold afterwards", he warns

The Rock: he's The King. Uh-huh.The Scorpion King
• Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson on reprising his role from The Mummy Returns. Could he take the mantle of Best Action Hero from Arnie? At 6' 5" and 275 lbs, we're not arguing with him!

Colin Farrell in Hart's WarHart's War - Film Bytes online
Tigerland star Colin Farrell (yes, formerly of Ballykissangel) is back in uniform. This time he's opposite Bruce Willis but, as he observes, not on the poster. Despite him playing Hart!

K–PAXFilm Bytes here
• Kevin Spacey plays a man in a mental institution who claims to be from another planet. The only problem being that, as psychologist Jeff Bridges beings to suspect, he might actually be right…

The Count of Monte Cristo
• The umpteenth adaptation of the classic novel sees Jim Caviezel taking on his tormentors and, as he tells us, lead to him being told to lighten up and have a Guinness by Richard Harris. Not to mention accidentally thwacking Guy Pearce with a sword…

Reviews - your every film need catered for!

Almost 30 pages in all, covering:

 April Movies:
25 brand spanking new releases, including all the above (except The Scorpion King) and...


 At a Cinema Near You – the lowdown on almost 50 films still showing in the UK at presstime

 Queen of the Damned
- Vampires go head to head in this adaptation of Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles, following on from Interview with the Vampire. Stuart Townsend and the late, lamented Aaliyah star, and we talk to Anne Rice herself…

 Forthcoming Attractions: Take a peek into the future with our guide to May's highlights, including the ultra-jittery Panic Room, Denzel Washington as John Q and, at last, things hot up for Anakin and Obi-Wan in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones.

 24 Hour Party People - Steve Coogan as Tony Wilson in the rise and fall of Factory Records, from punk's arrival to the rave explosion

 Home Entertainment
– 14 pages, reviewing the latest videos, books, CDs, DVDs... including Star Trek: The Motion Picture Special Edition, the complete American Pie, and long-awaited release of Cleopatra! Includes Alejandro Amenebar on The Others

 Collateral Damage - The action film behind last issue's cover feature

 The One - Jet Li is on the run from himself!

  • Call Sheet: In Which We Serve
    The return of this popular feature takes an in-depth look at the creation of one of the most popular war films ever, from inception to execution, with Noël Coward leading the way. Interviews with Sir John Mills, producer Sir Anthony Havelock-Allen, actress Kay Walsh and photographer Ronald Neame shed light on this established classic
  • Despatches:
    Seven pages of the hottest movie news, including the Clintn Eastwood's next project, the big-screen version of The Singing Detective, Bridget Jones 2, the next steps for the Superman franchise, Reese Witherspoon, Cuba Gooding Jr, Ethan Hawke, and much, much more…
  • The Best Seat in the House:
    James Cameron-Wilson blows the lid off the supposed Australian acting revolution, and goes on to impress us all by demonstrating the wealth of movie trivia at his command in Film Facts!
  • Competitions
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