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148 packed pages!

Sin City
• Director Robert Rodriguez provides us with a fascinating insight into his creative collaboration with Frank Miller, the author of the graphic novel, and why, out of all his films, he found himself working the hardest. He enlightens us on the controversial elements of the darkly violent adaptation and reveals his motivations behind his casting choices. We also met up with stars Benicio Del Toro and Rosario Dawson to discuss their unique experiences of working on the film…

Adrien BrodyAdrien Brody
• The actor discusses how he teetered on the brink of sanity for his latest film The Jacket, and reveals his response to the challenging script demands, and working with Keira Knightley!

Kingdom of Heaven
• Actress Eva Green discloses the truth on working with epic maestro director Ridley Scott and the changes she noticed in her co-star Orlando Bloom during filming

Flaming ideaV for Vendetta
• Stars Natalie Portman and James Purefoy discuss gunpowder, treason and plot in the Wachowski brothers' comic book adaptation that attacks British tyranny

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
• M J Simpson, Britain’s foremost authority on Hitchhiker, talks to main star Martin Freeman and all involved on the production of the eagerly-anticipated adaptation

James Dean
• We celebrate the legendary screen icon’s career and commemorate the 50th anniversary of his untimely death

Palindromes
• ot one to shy away from dispute, we get controversial with director Todd Solondz about his bizarre tale on identity and underage pregnancy

Mean Creek
• Jacob Aaron Estes discusses why the film’s central theme of bullying was a subject he felt sensitive about and how it influenced his directorial approach

Garden State
• Star Natalie Portman explains why she was so enraptured by director Zach Braff’s coming-of-age film and candidly discusses how her on-screen sexual identity affects her off-screen

National Treasure
• We join forces with star Nicolas Cage and producer Jerry Bruckheimer to discover the worth of this modern adventure

Sideways
• Star Paul Giamatti toasts the award-winning film and discusses why the film was so tantalizing to him

Seed of Chucky
• We dismember the sequel (in the best way possible!) with writer/director Don Mansini and star Jennifer Tilly

Plus all the latest Hollywood gossip!
• Matthew McConaughey discusses his blossoming romance with Sahara co-star Penelope Cruz
• Orlando saves lives on-screen and off
• The latest on Pierce Brosnan’s 007 successor

The Bigger Picture
• Three double-page pictures of some of the hottest films on the movie horizon.
We take a closer look at Batman Begins, Keanu Reeves’s new film A Scanner Darkly, and the Ewan McGregor futuristic thriller The Island

Vox Pops
• We ask cinema-goers in London’s Leicester Square to reveal their thoughts on Constantine and Closer

The Film That Changed My Life
Wondrous Oblivion director Paul Morrison reveals which classic film inspired him the most

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16 packed pages bringing you the next four weeks of releases!

New Movies! 28 brand spanking new releases –
including the above as well as...

  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
    We reveal if the hotly anticipated adaptation has been worth the wait…

  • Kingdom of Heaven
    Does Orlando shoulder the Ridley Scott epic with heroic certainty? Find out here…

  • The Amityville Horror
    We discover if the remake possesses enough thrills and chills to unnerve the most hardened of horror fans…

Home Entertainment – 15 pages reviewing the latest cable and satellite films showing at home, videos, books, CDs, DVDs…

  • House of Flying Daggers leaps onto DVD
  • The Essential Elmer Bernstein Film Music Collection is released
  • The book The Cinema of George Lucas details the experiences encountered during the director’s productive career

Despatches: – 9 packed pages of the
hottest movie news

  • News on a Shrek 2 spin-off
  • Quentin Tarantino reveals who he has in mind for his next film
  • Kevin Costner discloses his plans for a sequel to Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

Plus…
  • Competitions
    We’ve DVDs of National Treasure, House of Flying Daggers, Sideways, DareDevil: Director’s Cut, a DVD player, a digital camera, a year’s supply of beer and other great prizes to be won! To be in with a chance of winning all you have to do is answer a pertinent question correctly, complete our crossword, or write us a letter!

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

  • Next issue
    We look ahead to: the upcoming Mr & Mrs Smith, which sees Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie as sparring married assassins; the cultural-bending action comedy Kung Fu Hustle; House of Wax, the latest contributor to the teen horror genre; and the big screen outing for Brit TV’s League of Gentlemen’s Apocalypse

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