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Summer 2004 • ships from May 20 2004
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132 packed pages

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
• What can a new director bring to an already successful franchise? For our cover story, we chatted to director Alfonso Cuarón about the plans he implemented helming the third Harry Potter movie and how he’s possibly made it the scariest so far…

Ben Affleck offers supportJersey Girl
• Even though he’s aware that his career might be on the slide Ben Affleck is certain that this romantic tale of a single dad finding love will put him back into the big league.

Brad Pitt and Wolfgang PetersenTroy
• Director Wolfgang Petersen knows expectations are high for his ancient history epic, but what next for the man who’s now so powerful in Hollywood that he can make any movie he wants?

Jake GyllenhaalThe Day After Tomorrow
• As one of the more serious actors in Hollywood, why is 23-year-old Jake Gyllenhaal in this summer blockbuster? “I wanted to be in a movie that a lot of people would see!”

Your Film Review!

• We know what we think about the movies – but what about you? We nipped down to our local cinema to find out!

30 Under 30
• After the success of the Film Review ‘Power Girl’ Special where we named the very best of the upcoming actresses, it was only fair that we did the same for the lads. From Casey Affleck to Elijah Wood, here’s our selection of the brightest of the youngest players in Hollywood.

Mean Girls
• We like her, you like her, but we don’t necessarily like Lindsay Lohan’s teen comedy movies… except this latest film that marks a step forward towards more adult roles for the popular star who’s in the movie business for the long haul.

Connie and Carla
• How can Nia Vardolos top the success of My Big Fat Greek Wedding? We’re not sure that she can, but hiring Toni Collette in this musical gender-bending comedy with a gangster twist is definitely a step in the right direction!

Walking Tall
• Who would’ve thought that Hollywood is tougher than the World Wrestling Federation? And we’re not about to argue with The Rock when he says he’s determined to do make a go of his big-screen career…

The Whole Ten Yards
• We catch up with Matthew Perry about his thoughts on the end of Friends and what it’ll mean for his movie career.

The Bigger Picture
• You want posters – we’ll give you posters! We’ve massive sneak peaks of Jim Carrey as the wicked Count Olaf in the eagerly-awaited Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, director Brad Bird’s Pixar movie The Incredibles and our first look at Alien vs Predator!

Sealed Section!

• We have the hottest Hollywood news carefully under wraps! Find out why Denzel Washington is a Man on Fire, how Billy Bob Thornton has become a walking movie billboard and why Hugh Jackman wants Stephen Sommers to direct all of his films!

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

New Movies! Over 20 brand spanking new releases –
including the above as well as...

  • Deep Blue
    Forget global warming. Forget ancient historical battles. Forget magical kids! This mind-blowing documentary on ocean life around the planet simply must be seen on the big screen!

  • The Cat’s Meow
    One of our very favourite film titles stars one of our very favourite comedians; Eddie Izzard stars as Charlie Chaplin and it’s his most impressive role to date.

  • Freeze Frame
    Another comedian, Lee Evans, tries to go straight in this strange drama of a seriously paranoid man who films every single moment of his life.

Home Entertainment – 14 pages reviewing the latest cable and satellite films showing at home, videos, books, CDs, DVDs…

  • Including…
  • Sean Penn and Tim Robbins in the Oscar-winning drama Mystic River,
  • The lampooning comedy of Scary Movie 3
  • The romantic comedy Something’s Gotta Give starring Diane Lane and Jack Nicholson

Despatches: – 7 packed pages of the hottest movie news

  • Stephen Spielberg’s plans to cover the traumatic events of the 1968 Munich Olympics
  • Jack Black to visit Kong Island in Peter Jackson’s King Kong remake
  • Willem Dafoe on the Tom Clancy movie spin-offs
  • All the latest UK and US box-office figures and much, much more!
  • Competitions
    Win the latest releases including Open Range and Mystic River – and an amazing Something’s Gotta Give prize where you could win your own screenwriting course. Not forgetting the chance to win a whole year’s worth of DVD rentals!

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

  • Next Issue
    Take a sneaky peak what we’re covering in the July 2004 edition of Film Review when we see the return of Shrek in, erm, Shrek 2, travel with Jackie Chan and Steve Coogan Around the World in 80 Days and web-sling with Tobey Maguire in Spider-Man 2!

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