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The Two Towers - Reviewed!
• Coming up in the next issue is our review of The Two Towers, but here is a sneak preview for you of what we thought about this middle film. . .

Star Trek: Nemesis
• The latest Star Trek film is about to invade British cinemas and in the interests of intrepid cinematic journalism, we shifted up to warp speed to catch up with Captain Picard (aka Patrick Stewart) and director Stuart Baird.

Leonardo di Caprio in Gangs of New York2003 Preview
• So you thought 2002 was a great year for being a film fan? You ain’t seen nothing yet! Prepare to be dazzled as we look into our crystal ball and bring you our preview of 2003.

The black, er, sheep of the family!Call Sheet:
The Lion King

• This tale of a lion cub's journey into adulthood is one of the greatest animated films ever, and is receiving IMAX presentations around the country.

Reese WitherspoonSweet Home Alabama
• We chat to Reese Witherspoon and Josh Lucas, stars of this quirk new comedy about Southern hospitality, small-town values and big city ideas. Y’all don’t want to miss this, y’hear!

Movie Spotlight:
Die Another Day

• Bond celebrates his 40th birthday in his usual smooth style with his latest high-adrenaline adventure. There are fast cars, lots of stunts and Halle Berry in a bikini. What more could you want?

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What Film Review is all about!
15 brand spanking new pages bringing you the next four weeks of releases!

New Movies! 14 brand spanking new releases -
including all the newcomers above, as well as...

  • Dirty Pretty Things
    Amélie star Audrey Tautou gives a rather different performances in the dark thriller about asylum seekers and illegal immigrants living in London.
  • Chicago
    Fishnet stockings and suspenders ahoy! This lavish version of the saucy musical stars Catherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere and Renée Zellweger – expect an all-singing, all-dancing extravaganza!
  • 11’09''01 – September 11
    Eleven directors from different countries around the world give their response to the attack on the World Trade Center. An intense, gripping and moving film.
  • Still Showing
    Our in-depth guide to more than 50 films at cinemas near you in the UK at the time of going to press.

Home Entertainment – 12 pages reviewing the latest cable and satellite films showing in your homes, plus videos to rent and books, CDs and DVDs to buy, including:

  • The Special Extended DVD release of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Rings.
    There have been two releases in just a few months of one another. Was it worth the wait? How different is this new package? Is it worth the extra half-hour of film? Find out in our in-depth review!
  • We track down Oliver Stone’s director’s cut of Natural Born Killers
  • Learn to shoot a football in the UK smash-hit Bend it Like Beckham

Despatches: – 9 pages of the hottest movie news

  • Find out what’s new for Nicole Kidman
  • Tom Hanks heads out for the wild west in Lonesome Dove
  • Will there be a fourth part in the Godfather series?
  • All the latest box-office charts
  • And much, much more!
  • Competitions
    Win copies of the latest rental releases including the sexy comedy Kissing Jessica Stein and there’s a ton of great prizes to be won in our Spider-Man, Austin Powers in Goldmember, The Royal Tenenbaums, Stuart Little 2 and The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers competitions!
  • The Best Seat in the House
    James Cameron-Wilson, taking his cue from Clint Eastwood’s new film Blood Work, takes a look at those actors who’ve stepped behind the cameras. And, don’t forget, you can always put his movie knowledge to the test in our famous Film Facts!
  • Next Issue
    The next issue will include some of the best movies of 2003 – and it’s still on January! Martin Scorsese’s Gangs of New York finally wins its release, Jennifer Aniston loses the Rachel look in The Good Girl and Eminem will stun audiences in his feature début 8 Mile. But that’s not all! Jack Nicholson looks back at a wasted life in About Schmidtand Leonardo DiCaprio takes another bite of the cherry with his second film, Catch Me If You Can, co-starring Tom Hanks and directed by Steven Spielberg! Wow!

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