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700 2008 • ships from Sep 27 2008
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700th Issue!!
220 packed pages

Grab a party hat and a slice of cake because, ladies and gentlemen, because we are celebrating our 700th (count ‘em) issue of Film Review. How are we marking the occasion? The only way we know how – with a big film buffet full of the tastiest hits, hottest news and most delicious review nuggets known to man.
Tuck in film fans…

Burn After Reading
• The Coens are back to their black comedy best so we got the pair of them with stars Brad Pitt, Tilda Swinton and John Malkovich to tell us all about their new off-beat flick – and because we love you we’ve devoted 10 big pages to them!

Ben StillerTropic Thunder
• For a special issue we've Hollywood-style action. We grabbed director/star Ben Stiller along with stars Jack Black and Robert Downey Jr for a chinwag about their macho-fest

Pacino and De NiroRighteous Kill
• Another reason to celebrate! Pacino and De Niro are teaming up again and because we know you’re just as excited as we are we’ve got a special picture preview

Seth Rogen and James FrancoPineapple Express
• Stars Seth Rogen and James Franco and director David Gordon Green explain why there’s no smoke without fire in this stoner/action hybrid

Mutant Chronicles Exclusive!
• We jet off for an access-all-areas trip to the set of the new Rob Perlman-starring Fantasy flick

Death Race
• He’s more muscle than man! Brit man o’ steel star Jason Statham joins the party as he talks us through his latest thriller

Clone Wars
• Classy images from the DVD release

Shane Meadows
• The British director tells us about the realistic vision of London he depicts in Somers Town

Brideshead Revisited
• Stars Hayley Atwell and Michael Goode give us their thoughts on remaking the British classic

Robert B Weide Exclusive!
• The director explains How to Lose Friends and Alienate People

David Thewlis Exclusive!
• The Brit actor explores Nazi Germany in The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

Director's Chair Guy Ritchie
• We have a shifty natter with Mr Lock, Stock himself about his latest effort RocknRolla

From The Archives Batman and Robin
• Batman might be better known as the Dark Knight following Christopher Nolan’s blockbusting flick, but we look back to a time when he had a little less street cred…

Kiefer Sutherland
• The star reflects on upcoming Supernatural thriller Mirrors (see what we did there? Ahem, sorry)

Early Performances
• From Martin Sheen in Badlands to Robert Redford in The Chase, we look at 20 of the best early roles

Liv Tyler
The Strangers star lets us know that we’re in for more than a few scares in her latest thiller

Robert E Relyea
• The assistant director looks back at his diverse career to celebrate the 90th anniversary of United Artists

Jodie Foster
• The star explains why she’s doing it for the kids in her latest film, Nim’s Island

Best Westerns
• Forget the bad and the ugly – cos we’re just after the good in our countdown of the best Westerns


The Bigger Picture
• We laugh until are pants are all soggy at Steve Coogan’s ridiculous new comedy Hamlet 2 in our specially Bigger Picture section, guaranteed to make your eyes bulge with cinematic excitement

Vox Pops
• We find out what our readers in Tinseltown thought of The X Files 2: I Want to Believe and they were kinder than most members of the Film Review office…

1-star film Our reviews section! 5-star film
What Film Review is all about!
32 (!!) packed pages of new movies

New Movies! A whopping 43 reviews –

  • Hellboy II: The Golden Army
    That kitty-loving hell-spawn in back and battling hard as ever
  • Step Bros
    Will Farrell and John C Reilly’s proudly immature laugh-fest
  • Eagle Eye
    The latest Shia LaBeouf flick with plenty of heart-pounding action

Home Entertainment
14 colossal pages of DVDs, books, CDs and games

  • DVD
    All the latest movies heading for a shop near you, including Russell Brand flavoured comedy Forgetting Sarah Marshal

  • Books
    We take a look at the history of Blaxploitation Cinema

  • Video Games
    We use The Force to smash some faces in Soul Calibur IV with the special help of Star Wars’s very own Yoda and Darth Vader (they don’t get on too well!)

  • Audio
    We run screaming and terrified for the lurching sounds of The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor


  • 18 pages so choc-full of movie news that you’ll need a little sit down after getting through it all. Don’t say we didn’t warn you!

Next Issue…
  • We take a look at the hottest upcoming releases, including quite possibly the most famous tuxedo wearer in cinema history – it’s Mr James Bond in the hotly anticipated Quantum of Solace, we also get all over-excited about Oliver Stone’s upcoming Bush biopic W.

Images taken from this issue are copyright or courtesy of: DreamWorks Distribution, Lionsgate, Columbia Pictures

All other contents © Visual Imagination Ltd 2008. Not for reproduction

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