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Jun 2008 • ships from Apr 23 2008
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164 packed pages

Massive, 60-Film
Summer Preview!

All new pics!
We bring you our scorching guide to the films you simply can’t miss this summer, and beyond!

Sex and the City
Star Chris Noth , aka Mr Big, on what the future holds for him and Carrie

The Dark Knight
Star Christian Bale on how the mega franchise revitalized his career

Iron Man
Star Robert Downey Jr and director Jon Favreau take us behind the scenes

Hellboy 2: The Golden Army
Director Guillermo del Toro reveals all about his Supernatural sequel

Speed Racer
Stars Emile Hirsch, Matthew Fox and Christina Ricci rev up for their high-octane thriller

Stars Will Smith, Charlize Theron and Jason Bateman tell us why theirs is a superhero movie with a difference

Jessica AlbaJessica Alba Exclusive!
• Peepers creepers! The beautiful star reveals why her new Horror remake The Eye is the one to watch

Charlton Heston in El CidCharlton Heston
• We pay tribute to the life and career of the late, great star

Wes BentleyExclusive!
Wes Bentley

• The edgy young star on why he so enjoyed exploring his dark side in new Horror movie P2

Ryan Phillippe and Kimberly Peirce
• The star and director tell us why they put themselves on the front line for Iraq war drama Stop-Loss

Jason Segel and Nicholas Stoller
• The star and director of new comedy Forgetting Sarah Marshall tell us why laughter is the best medicine for heartbreak

Director’s Chair: Neil Marshall Exclusive!
• The British director reveals how he’s giving Hollywood a run for its money with explosive apocalyptic blockbuster Doomsday

Anthony Minghella
• Remembering the work of the late British director, and his continuing influence on British film

Alternative Animation
• Disney and Pixar may rule the animation roost, but we take a look at the best of the rest, including new film Persepolis

John Sayles
• The director celebrates a golden age of musical history in new drama Honeydripper

From the Archives: All That Jazz New!
• We raid the Film Review vaults to bring you vintage articles from our 58 years in the biz. This issue we revisit an encounter with the late, great Roy Scheider

Now on DVD...
John C Reilly Exclusive! The veteran actor hits all the right notes in hilarious new music spoof DVD Walk Hard
Dustin Hoffman The legendary actor tells us why he’s doing it for the kids in new movie Mr Magorium’s Wonder Emporium


The Bigger Picture
• We get an early look at forthcoming movies Wolf Man, Monster vs Aliens and GI Joe

Vox Pops
• We head to the Sydney’s sun-drenched Dendy Opera Quays cinema to see what our Australian readers thought of new drama The Black Balloon

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

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

  • Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden?
    Super Size Me’s Morgan Spurlock hunts for the terrorist

  • Death Note
    Life and death are explored in this excellent Japanese thriller

  • Charlie Bartlett
    Robert Downey Jr stars in this hilarious high school comedy

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

  • Our DVD section has all the latest movies heading for a shop near you, including animated adventure Bee Movie, epic fantasy The Golden Compass and Ang Lee’s sumptuous political thriller Lust, Caution

  • In our books section What Happens Next shows us the importance of the screenwriter

  • In our video games section we have an exclusive preview of Iron Man, plus a chat with the game’s producer Kevin Boyle

  • We dance like dads at a wedding to the upbeat soundtrack CD of new comedy 27 Dresses


  • 21 pages of the latest film news

  • Competitions
    We’re giving away:
    • 10 DVD copies of Charlie Wilson’s War in our crossword competition
    • 10 DVD copies of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street to anyone who gets a letter published in our letters pages

    Plus, in our movie questions competitions you can win:
    • An all-expenses paid night at a London Casino plus goody bags with What Happens in Vegas!

    • 10 DVD copies of The Golden Compass
    • 10 DVD copies of Mr Magorium’s Wonder Emporium
    • 5 DVD copies of Indiana Jones: The Adventure Collection
    • A Sony MP3 player and DVD copy of Walk Hard, with 10 DVD copies for our runners up

  • Next Issue
    We take a look at the hottest upcoming releases, including the most highly-anticipated film of the year Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, M Night Shyamalan’s latest brain-bender The Happening and Ben Affleck’s moving Gone Baby Gone

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