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Special Preview Troy
• An everyday story of Greek folk… with a breathtaking cast, big budget, stacks of action and gorgeous locations! We reckon Troy might be the biggest film of the new year!

The Last SamuraiThe Last Samurai
• Tom Cruise is already receiving rave reviews for his role as an embittered American Civil War veteran who learns the way of the Samurai – but will this earn Cruise that coveted Oscar…?

Frodo fearThe Return of the King
• Two years after The Lord of the Rings appeared, The Return of the King completes the trilogy. We discover what Elijah Wood and Miranda Otto have learnt making the films.

CapPeter Pan
• Jason Isaacs seems to be building himself a bit of a reputation as a big-screen villain, and whose latest role is as the monstrous Captain Hook. “I’m just a jobbing actor,” he tells us.

• Your father’s stuck in mediaeval France, whisk back in Time through a wormhole created by a 3-D fax machine… we can only be talking about a Michael Crichton adaptation! We interview director Richard Donner about the Sci-Fi adventure.

Freaky Friday
• After the original lead dropped out, Jamie Lee Curtis was hired and on the set of the remake of the classic body-swap comedy within a matter of days. Curtis reveals why it was easy playing a teenager… but she might be giving up movies for good!

Out of Time
• Denzel Washington has done just about everything in the movies that can be done – short of dragging up à la Tootsie. So what can the Oscar-winning actor do next? We find out!

Brother Bear
• Is the latest Disney animated adventure going to be the last that doesn’t rely on solely on computer wizardy? We delve behind the scenes…

Classic movie The Three Musketeers
• Although it was planned as one epic movie, director Richard Lester’s story of Alexander Dumas’s musketeers was eventually released in two parts… and the cast members weren’t happy! Film Review talks to the major players of this perennial classic.

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28 pages bringing you the next four weeks of releases!

New Movies!18 brand new releases –
including all the newcomers above, as well as...

  • The Matrix Revolutions
    Did the final chapter live up to the huge expectations from the mind-bending series’ many fans? Find out here!

  • American Splendor
    This is the true – and frankly brilliant – story of a small-town geek who became a regular on the David Letterman Show.

  • Cold Mountain
    Epic and Oscar-destined drama starring Jude Law as the wounded Civil War soldier who embarks on a dangerous journey home to be reunited with his sweetheart.

Home Entertainment – We bring you the latest in cable and satellite movies available for home viewing at Christmas, reviews of the latest films to rent and buy, and take a gander at the latest selection of games, books and CD soundtracks in the shops now.

  • Including the releases of:
    Buffalo Soldiers
    The Hours
    The Alien Quadrilogy

Despatches: – 10 pages of the hottest movie news

  • Selma Hellboy Blair’s seedy side
  • The shocking rumour that the next Bond movie may well be the last
  • Jean-Claude Van Damme’s ballet plans
  • All the latest box-office figures and much, much more!
  • Competitions
    Do you want to battle Aliens with Sigourney Weaver? Do you want to win a massive night out with your mates to celebrate the release of Christmas favourite Holiday Inn? Or bag yourself the special extended edition of The Two Towers? Here’s your chance!

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

  • Next Issue…
    We find ourselves Lost in Translation with Bill Murray and the wonderful Scarlett Johansson who can also be seen in Girl With a Pearl Earring; then we tag along with The Runaway Jury and catch ourselves a Big Fish with Ewan McGregor – and much more!

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