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May 2007 • ships from Mar 21 2007
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132 packed pages

Jake Gyllenhaal Exclusive!
• The incredibly versatile actor tells us how he tackled obsession, murder and a notoriously demanding director in David Fincher’s new serial-killer thriller Zodiac

Mark Ruffalo
• The much sought after character actor on how he got into the mindset of a cop on the edge for Zodiac

and Chloe Sevigny
• The indie queen reveals how researching her role for Zodiac scared her half to death…

Cillian MurphySunshine
• Director Danny Boyle and stars Cillian Murphy and Rose Byrne tell us why their new sci-fi action thriller is a real scorcher - and why they think it's just the thing to reignite the genre

Justin TimberlakeJustin Timberlake
• The prince of pop on how he's bringing sexy back to the movies in new true-life crime drama Alpha Dog, and why it's the toughest challenge he's ever faced

Zack Snyder300
• Director Zack Snyder and star Gerard Butler take us behind the scenes of their blood-soaked historial epic, and reveal how they brought the massive Battle of Thermopylae to life

Oscars 2007
• The visual highlights from the 79th Academy Awards ceremony

Meet the Robinsons
• Director Steve Anderson tells us why Disney are looking to the future with this hugely imaginative kids’ movie

Ed Norton & Naomi Watts
• Two of Hollywood’s finest reveal how they came to work together on heart-rending period drama The Painted Veil

Gong Li
• The stunning Chinese actress discusses her role in Curse of the Golden Flower

Shawn Levy
• The director of Night at the Museum reveals how he brought ancient relics to life (


The Bigger Picture
• We take a look at
• Clive Owen action thriller Shoot 'Em Up
• Tense thriller Vacancy
• Comedy sequel Rush Hour 3
• Cate Blanchett’s follow-up to Elizabeth, The Golden Age
• The long awaited Sci-Fi spectacular I Am Legend, starring Will Smith

Vox Pops
• We ask our very own Film Review staff what they made of cop comedy Hot Fuzz

The Film That Changed My Life
The Painted Veil director John Curran tells us why 2001: A Space Odyssey blew his mind at a young age

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

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

  • Premonition
    Supernatural thriller starring Sandra Bullock and Julian McMahon
  • Blades of Glory
    Will Ferrell and Jon Heder star as figure skaters in this zany comedy
  • Perfect Stranger
    Halle Berry and Bruce Willis pair up in this taut thriller

Home Entertainment
13 pages of DVDs, books, cds and games…

  • Our DVD section has all the latest movies heading for a living room near you. Including triumphant return to form for James Bond Casino Royale, slow burning Ed Norton drama Down in the Valley and star-studded romantic comedy The Holiday

  • In our books section Quota Quickies delves into a little known aspect of early British cinema

  • We get shell-shocked by the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles video game

  • The Gershwin Collection CD pays tribute to composer George Gershwin’s remarkable contribution to cinema


  • 16 pages of the latest film news

  • Competitions
    This issue, in what can only be described as our greatest competition ever, we’re giving away actual props from the awesome action thriller Sunshine (including Michelle Yeoh’s shorts!). And that’s not all as, along with the one-of-a-kind props, you’ll also get a Samsung digital DVD recorder, plus a £150 voucher to spend at the Prop Store To get your hands on these phenomenal prizes all you have to do is correctly answer a darn easy question.
    Also up for grabs are:

    • 10 DVD Copies of Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny in our crossword competition

    • 10 DVD copies of Night at the Museum to anyone who gets a letter published in our letters pages

    And in our movie question competitions:

    • 5 DVD copies of Stranger Than Fiction, with five stylish Timex Ironman Dueltech watches

    • 5 DVD copies of Casino Royale, plus 5 CD soundtracks

    • 10 DVD copies of The Notorious Bettie Page

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

  • Next Issue
    We take a look at the biggest forthcoming releases, including the return of your friendly neighbourhood wall-crawler in Spider-Man 3, zombie sequel 28 Weeks Later and Samuel L Jackson’s steamy drama Black Snake Moan

Images taken from this issue are copyright or courtesy of: Fox Searchlight Pictures, Universal Pictures, Warner Bros Pictures

All other contents © Visual Imagination Ltd 2007. Not for reproduction

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