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Dec 2007 • ships from Nov 7 2007
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132 packed pages

Massive Winter PreviewOpening pages

It’s cold outside, so why not warm yourself up with our look at the 50 hottest films coming your way in the coldest season.

Sweeney Todd
• Director Tim Burton and star Helena Bonham Carter tell us how they are making the cut with their murderous musical

The Golden Compass
• Star Daniel Craig and director Chris Weitz on the challenge of adapting Philip Pullman’s beloved Fantasy tale

Lust, Caution
• Award-winning director Ang Lee reveals all about his controversial, erotically-charged drama

I Am Legend
• Will Smith is the last man on Earth and he’s not alone in this eagerly-anticipated adaptation of Richard Matheson’s famous book

We talk to the stars of
We Own the Night, St Trinian’s, My Blueberry Nights
and many more…

Timothy OlyphantHitman Exclusive!
• Star Timothy Olyphant tells us why he’s shooting to kill in this long-awaited adaptation of the famous video game series in which he plays a mysterious assassin known as Agent 47

Robert Downey JrIron Man Exclusive!
• We're on set with director Jon Favreau and star Robert Downey Jr and find out why this movie outing for Marvel Comics’ iron-clad hero is going to be 2008’s must-see superhero movie

Blade Runner:
The Final Cut Venice Film Festival report

• We talk to Ridley Scott and his cast about this restored and revitalized version

Sean Penn
• The controversial actor tell us why he’s back in the director’s chair for true life tale Into the Wild

• Stars Michael Caine and Jude Law reveal how it felt to go head to head in this thriller remake

Don Cheadle
• The Oscar-nominated actor on playing ex-con radio DJ Petey Greene in new biopic Talk to Me

Director’s Chair: Paul Schrader
• The acclaimed actor turned film-maker on directing Sienna Miller in his new drama Interview

Now on DVD: Neill Innes
• With the release of Life of Brian - The Immaculate Edition, the ‘seventh Python’ recalls his time with Britain’s funniest men

Now on DVD: Jonny Lee Miller
• The Trainspotting star on playing troubled champion cyclist Graeme Obree in his new DVD The Flying Scotsman


The Bigger Picture
• We get an early look at forthcoming movies Mamma Mia!, Crossing Over and Reservation Road

Vox Pops
• We head to Sydney to find out what our readers made of Death at a Funeral

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! 34 new releases –
including the above as well as...

  • American Gangster
    Ridley’s Scott’s crime epic pits Denzel Washington against Russell Crowe

  • Lions for Lambs
    Robert Redford directs and stars in this political drama

  • Planet Terror
    The second half of the Grindhouse experience finally arrives

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

  • Our DVD section has all the latest movies heading for the home market, including Steve Carell’s biblical comedy Evan Almighty, a new special edition of Roman Polanski’s classic Chinatown and the return of Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End
  • In our books section Pictures and Premieres takes us right onto the red carpet
  • Star Wars Battlefront: Renegade Squadron explodes onto the PSP
  • Film Music by Maurice Jarre brings together some of the revered composer’s greatest works


  • 10 pages of the latest film news
  • Competitions
    We’re giving away:

    • 10 DVD copies of The Good German in our crossword competition • 10 DVD copies of Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End to anyone who gets a letter published in our letters pages

    And, in our movie questions competitions, we’re giving away: • 10 DVD copies of Hairspray • 10 DVD copies of Ocean’s Thirteen • 10 DVD copies of Shrek the Third

    5 sets of both the Life of Brian - Immaculate Edition and Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl DVDs

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

  • Next Issue
    We take a look at the biggest upcoming releases, including Joaquin Phoenix/Mark Wahlberg crime thriller We Own the Night, the acclaimed Mark Chapman biopic The Killing of John Lennon and the much anticipated Dreamworks animation Bee Movie

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