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148 packed pages

2005 Preview
• We take a look at the rich pickings in 2005’s film schedule. Highlights include the remake of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory starring Johnny Depp, the eagerly anticipated Batman Begins and the sparky new animated adventure Robots

Jim CarreyLemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events
• Director Brad Silberling tells why this was a delight to make thanks to Jim Carrey’s improvisation, and turned out lighter than the original books

Happy familyIt’s a Wonderful Life
• Frank Capra Jr gives us a unique insight into the making of a classic as he tells us about the triumphs and tragedies that went on behind the scenes of his father’s masterpiece

AviatingThe Aviator
• John C Reilly talks us through the early days and current highs of his burgeoning career, including his new role in Scorsese’s The Aviator alongside Leonardo DiCaprio

House of Flying Daggers
• Asian star Takeshi Kanishero speaks freely about his new film, the problems of breaking into Hollywood and his varied career

The Phantom of the Opera
• Director Joel Schumacher takes us behind the scenes

The 12 Films of Christmas
• Count down the 12 greatest Christmas movies with our list of old and new festive favourites

Plus
Sealed Section!

• • Pierce Brosnan won’t mince his words about Bond
• Sam Raimi reveals his fears for Spider-Man 3
• Ben Affleck reveals his latest famous girlfriend

The Bigger Picture
• This month our we’ve double-page photos of Clint Eastwood’s pet project Million Dollar Baby, the snazzy new version of The Magic Roundabout and some outlaw action in fact-based film The Stander

Vox Pops
• Our intrepid reporters find out what you think of the movies. This month we were at the Mann’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, getting feedback on After the Sunset, Spongebob Squarepants and The Seed of Chucky

The Film That Changed My Life
• Writer and star Jon Favreau reveals which movie affected him so much he moved city

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What Film Review is all about!
18 packed pages bringing you the next four weeks of releases!

New Movies! 18 brand spanking new releases –
including the above as well as...

  • Garden State
    Rising star Zach Braff plays the lead in this comedy, which he also wrote and directed

  • The Merchant of Venice
    Pacino takes on the role of the eponymous merchant in this Shakespearean adaptation

  • National Treasure
    History gets explosively rewritten in this treasure-hunt adventure starring Nicolas Cage

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

  • Memento returns to the screen on a 3-disc Special Edition DVD

  • The book Profundo Argento documents the life of Horror maestro Dario Argento

  • Alfie’s soundtrack allows Mick Jagger and friends to relive the ’60s in style

Despatches: – 7 packed pages of the
hottest movie news

  • Ken Loach reveals his latest project

  • Director Bryan Singer finally chooses the new Superman

  • Big names sign up to remake the Hollywood classic The Women

Plus…
  • Competitions
    We’ve got DVDs of The Motorcycle Diaries, Super Size Me, Open Water, Garfield and Raising Helen, plus DVD players and Hellboy merchandise to give away! To be in with a chance of winning one all you have to do is answer a pertinent question, complete our crossword, or write us a letter!

  • Film Facts
    All your cinematic conundrums and queries answered by our resident expert

  • Next Issue
    The irreverent Team America: World Police, Oliver Stone’s controversial epic Alexander and glossy remake of John Carpenter’s Assault on Precinct 13 are just some of the releases that await you in our next issue

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