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132 packed pages

2007 Preview
• While 2006 might not have been a vintage year at the movies, 2007 is already shaping up to be a cinema-goer’s dream. From Spider Man 3 to Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, to the long-awaited big screen version of Phillip Pullman’s best-seller The Golden Compass we look forward to the movies that are all set to rock your world in the year ahead

Robert AltmanRobert Altman
• In one of his final interviews, the great maverick director discusses what would become his final film, the typically idiosyncratic ensemble movie A Prairie Home Companion

Leonardo DiCaprio and Djimon HounsouBlood Diamond
• We hear from stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Djimon Hounsou and Jennifer Connolly who go head-to-head with conflict diamond traders in their ethical action thriller

Mel GibsonMel Gibson
• The star tells us how he’s gone from scandal to human sacrifice directing his bloody historical drama Apocalypto, which offers a terrifying glimpse at the once mighty Mayan civilization

• Actor Toby Jones and director Doug MacGrath tell us why they think the world is ready for another Truman Capote biopic

Renée Zellweger
• The Bridget Jones tells us why she has returned to Brit lit, playing beloved authoress Beatrix Potter in biopic Miss Potter

The Last King of Scotland
• Actor Forest Whitaker and director Kevin MacDonald discuss revisiting dictator Idi Amin’s brutal regime in this remarkable drama

Emilio Estevez
• The actor-turned-director talks about his stunning new ensemble drama Bobby and we chat to the stars, including:
Christian Slater
The Ex-Hollywood hellion on his second chance at success
Freddy Rodriguez
The rising star on waiting tables and appearing in Quentin Tarantino’s Grindhouse
Joy Bryant
The upcoming actress reveals all about joining the film’s incredible cast
Elijah Wood
The ex-hobbit on Happy Feet and marrying Lindsay Lohan
Martin Sheen
Emilio’s dad on taking direction from his film-making son

Greg Kinnear
• The star of new DVD Little Miss Sunshine chats about the joys of family life and appearing in this year’s most charming movie

Matt Dillon
• The fresh-faced fortysomething tells us why he’s playing the straight man in his new comedy DVD You, Me and Dupree


The Bigger Picture
• We take a look at the Horror remake The Hitcher starring Sean Bean, Factory Girl, the controversial Edie Sedgwick biopic and the musical re-working of John Water’s Hairspray starring John Travolta

Vox Pops
• We visit London’s Odeon West End cinema in Leicester Square to find out what our UK readers thought of The Holiday

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

New Movies! 27 new releases –
including the above as well as...

  • The Fountain
    Darren Aronofsky’s ambitious Sci-Fi epic starring Hugh Jackman
  • The Pursuit of Happyness
    Will Smith takes on his most challenging role yet
  • Eragon
    The hugely popular kids Fantasy novel arrives on the big screen

Home Entertainment – 13 pages reviewing the latest cable and satellite films showing at home, videos, books, CDs, DVDs, games…

  • Our DVD section has all the latest movies heading for a living room near you. Including director M Night Shyamalan’s fairy-tale Fantasy Lady in the Water, Al Gore’s acclaimed environmental documentary An Inconvenient Truth and over-the-top action extravaganza Crank, starring Jason Statham

  • In our books section Peter Jackson: A Film-Maker’s Journey takes us behind the scenes of the Kiwi director’s fabulous films

  • We get in a flap with the Happy Feet video game

  • The soundtrack to The Last King of Scotland gets us grooving to some African rhythms

Despatches: – 12 packed pages of the
hottest movie news and gossip

  • Lindsay Lohan’s unique tribute to Robert Altman
  • Wesley Snipes arrested
  • Clooney takes blame for drunken DeVito

  • Competitions
    This issue To celebrate the release of Sylvester Stallone’s return to the ring in Rocky Balboa, we’re giving away some fantastic Rocky goodies including a punch bag and gloves, a JVC JVC GZ-MG77EK Digital Media Camera and lots, lots more

    Also up for grabs are:
    • 10 DVD Copies of Little Miss Sunshine in our crossword competition
    • 10 DVD copies of A Scanner Darkly to anyone who gets a letter published in our letters pages

    And in our movie question competitions:
    10 DVD copies of Talladega Nights
    10 DVD copies of Lady in the Water
    10 DVD copies of An Inconvenient Truth
    A signed copy of The Last King of Scotland soundtrack CD

  • Film Facts
    All your cinematic questions answered by our resident expert

  • Next Issue
    We take a look at the biggest forthcoming releases, including The Good Shepherd directed by none other than Robert Di Niro, Dr Hannibal Lecter’s latest outing in Hannibal Rising and Charlotte’s Webb, a new live-action version of the classic EB White story

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