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May 2008 • ships from Mar 26 2008
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132 packed pages

Martin Scorsese
& The Rolling Stones

• Two legends collide as the revered director and the iconic band tell us why they have united for mind-blowing concert movie Shine a Light

Rockumentary and Roll We list the 10 best rockumentaries, from The Last Waltz to In Bed with Madonna

Colin FarrellColin Farrell
• The Hollywood hellraiser reveals why he’s playing with expectations in his pitch black British crime comedy In Bruges
• Director Martin McDonagh tells us why he just had to film In Bruges, well, in Bruges

Bill Milner as WillGarth Jennings
• The director and his two young stars Bill Milner and Will Poulter talk about remaking Rambo in their touching, nostalgic comedy Son of Rambow

Mike LeighDirector’s Chair:
Mike Leigh

• The beloved British director gives us his thoughts on his latest opus, the upbeat drama Happy-Go-Lucky

Horror Grudge Match!
• With Hollywood producers remaking every Asian Horror film they can get their hands on, we investigate how the Western versions hold up to the Eastern originals.
• The Oscar-nominated actor David Strathairn talks about his role in upcoming Horror remake Apparition

Bette Davis Tribute Exclusive!
• On the 100th anniversary of her birth, we pay tribute to the Hollywood legend and talk to her son Mike Merrill about her life and legacy

Naomi Watts, Michael Pitt and Brady Corbet
• The stars of Funny Games discuss their roles in Michael Haneke’s remake of his disturbing drama

Chan-wook Park Exclusive!
• The Korean director tells us why he’s showing his sensitive side in I’m a Cyborg

From the Archives: All the President’s Men New!
• In our brand new feature, We raid the Film Review vaults to bring you vintage articles from our 58 years in the biz, beginning with a look at this classic political thriller

Adrien Brody, Jason Schwartzman and Wes Anderson Exclusive!
• The stars and director of The Darjeeling Limited reveal how filming their quirky comedy became a real-life spiritual adventure

Now on DVD...
• Director Francis Lawrence takes us behind the scenes of his apocalyptic blockbuster I am Legend


The Bigger Picture
• We've an early look at forthcoming movies The International, Get Smart and Kung Fu Panda

Vox Pops
• We head to the famous Leicester Square Odeon to find out what our London readers made of star-studded historical drama The Other Boleyn Girl

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

  • Flashback of a Fool
    Daniel Craig stars in this British coming-of-age drama

  • Letherheads
    George Clooney directs and stars in this American football comedy

  • 10,000 BC
    Roland Emmerich’s prehistoric blockbuster finally hits the screen

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

  • Our DVD section has all the latest movies heading for a shop near you, including Vampire chiller 30 Days of Night, Sir Ben Kingsley’s crime comedy You Kill Me and action-packed video game adaptation Hitman

  • In our Books section A New Heritage of Horror gives us the creeps

  • In our video games section we have a blast at Jumper: Griffin’s Story, Ratatouille: Food Frenzy and Godzilla: Unleashed

  • We try not to dribble as we listen to the soundtrack CD for basketball comedy Semi-Pro


  • 17 pages of the latest film news

  • Competitions
    We’re giving away:
    • 10 DVD copies of The Killing of John Lennon in our crossword competition
    • 10 DVD copies of I Am Legend to anyone who gets a letter published in our letters pages

    Plus, in our movie questions competitions you can win:
    • 10 DVD copies of The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
    • 10 DVD copies of Breach
    • 10 DVD copies of The Darjeeling Limited • 10 DVD copies of Rescue Dawn

  • Next Issue
    We take a look at the hottest upcoming releases, including comic book extravaganza Iron Man, Morgan Spurlock’s controversial new documentary Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden?, and the Wachowski Brothers’ high octane comeback Speed Racer

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