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Bumper 132-Page Issue

The Return of the King
• Will the One Ring that could enslave the world of Men be destroyed in Mount Doom? Will the Fellowship survive the machinations of Sauron and Sarumon? We go behind the scenes to find out!

Sea talesMaster and Commander
• Russell Crowe takes the lead in Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, based on the best-selling books by Patrick O’Brian and reveals what life is like on the ocean wave.

Colin FarrellSWAT
• With the cop actioner SWAT and the low-budget interMission out in short order, we talk to the star of both, Colin Farrell, and preview the epic Oliver Stone movie Alexander.

Beyoncé KnowlesThe Fighting Temptations
• The all-conquering pop star Beyoncé Knowles talks to Film Review in New York about her new role as Lilly in this music comedy movie about a gospel choir.

The Matrix Revolutions
• As the final instalment is unleashed simultaneously around the world, we ask the cast and crew their thoughts and feelings as the Sci-Fi epic draws to a close.

Love Actually
• In possibly the most romantic comedy of all time from the writer of Notting Hill and Four Weddings and a Funeral, we talk to scene-stealing Bill Nighy in his role as an ageing rock-star who makes the most bizarre comeback ever.

Wilbur (Wants to Kill Himself)
• With three films scheduled for release over a matter of weeks, it seems that film-makers have seen the light and realized what a marvel Shirley Henderson is? And not before time, we say!

Massive Christmas DVD Preview!
• In tandem with our sister title Ultimate DVD , we devote a whopping 32 pages to the biggest and best DVDs heading your way over the next few weeks. Christmas shopping couldn’t be made easier!

1-star film Our reviews section! 5-star film
What Film Review is all about!
28 pages bringing you the next four weeks of releases!

New Movies! 29 brand new releases -
including all the newcomers above, as well as...

  • The Mother
    The controversial drama about a widow who falls for her daughter’s boyfriend – and the feeling’s mutual! With star Anne Reid interview.

  • Thirteen
    Another controversial drama but this time focussing on a teenager’s rebellious streak leading her on a dangerous course that ends in drugs and violence Plus interview with co-star Rachel Wood.

  • Pieces of April
    Your family’s a bit of a mess, you’re not even entirely sure that they like you anymore so what do you do? Invite them over for Thanksgiving and let chaos ensue!

Home Entertainment – Along with our massive DVD coverage this issue. We bring you the latest in cable and satellite available for home viewing, plus films to rent and books and CD soundtracks to buy.

  • Including the releases of :
    Anger Management
    Bringing Down the House
    Sinbad: Legend of Seven Seas

Despatches: – 10 pages of the hottest movie news

  • Ridley Scott’s plans for the second Gladiator movie
  • Secrets from the set of Indiana Jones 4
  • Batman set to battle Superman
  • All the latest box-office figures and much, much more!
  • Competitions
    Do you want to set sail with the Pirates of the Caribbean? Enjoy a spot of bubbly with the Pink Panther? Or even feel the divine power of Bruce Almighty?

  • Film Facts
    Once again you put resident film expert Grant Kempster to the test with your wild and wacky movie questions!

  • Next Issue…
    We climb up the Cold Mountain with Jude Law and Nicole Kidman, step Out of Time with Denzel Washington and never grow up with Peter Pan – and much more!

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