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Film Review #625, December 2002 Film Review #625, December 2002
(Reference #F148)
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Features:
Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers: We talk to all the major players, including Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom and Viggo Mortensen
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: Stars Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint, aka Harry, Hermione and Ron on what it's like to play such magical roles.
Anita and Me: Meera Syal tells just how excited she is that her novel has been turned into one of this year’s funniest movies.
He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not / Dirty Pretty Things: Audrey Tautou (Amélie) has been busy and can’t wait to tell us about her two fantastic new films.
The Quiet American: Michael Caine goes up against love rival Brendan Fraser in this passionate drama and director Philip Noyce reveals all about making the film.
The Dancer Upstairs: Lead actor Javier Bardem.
Movie Spotlight: Bowling for Columbine: Controversial film-maker Michael Moore talks about his latest documentary that lifts the lid on the realities of American gun culture.
Call Sheet: The film under the spotlight this issue is 1966's Born Free.
Best Seat in the House: The phenomenon that is Madonna, and the critically-panned Swept Away. Is it a good idea for a husband to direct his wife?
Reviews:
22 brand spanking new releases , including The Emperor’s Club, Deathwatch and Eight Crazy Nights and – 10 pages reviewing the latest cable and satellite films showing in homes, plus videos, books, CDs, DVDs…
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Film Review #624, November 2002 Film Review #624, November 2002
(Reference #F147)
Features:
James Bond: Die Another Day: How Pierce Brosnan believes he has made the role of James Bond his very own…
Movie Spotlight: All or Nothing: Star Timothy Spall talks about his role in Mike Leigh's latest gritty drama.
Possession: Gwyneth Paltrow on her new movie.
28 Days Later: One of the scariest films we’ve ever seen! New star Cillian Murphy explains why he wanted to be a part of it.
K-19: The Widowmaker: We grill the cast and crew, including stars Harrison Ford and Liam Neeson
Jake Gyllenhaal: The hottest young star in Hollywood chats about his upcoming movies, including Donnie Darko and The Good Girl
My Little Eye: Director Mark Evans on his disturbing tale of reality tv.
High Crimes: Actress Ashely Judd doesn't mince her words on talking about her new movie.
Changing Lanes: There's more to this film with Ben Affleck and Samuel L Jackson than perhaps meets the eye.
Reviews:
22 pages of new film releases, including The Powerpuff Girls, S1m0ne and Two Men Went to War and – 10 pages reviewing the latest cable and satellite films showing in homes, plus videos, books, CDs, DVDs…
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Film Review #623, October 2002 Film Review #623, October 2002
(Reference #F146)
Features:
XXX: Vin Diesel as the extreme sports star dragged into the murky world of the secret agent.
Movie Spotlight: Road to Perdition: Director Sam Mendes, Tom Hanks and Paul Newman reveal all about their time on the 1930s gangster revenge flick that’s already touted as a hot favourite for next year’s Oscars.
Red Dragon: The return of man-eater Hannibal Lecter in the new and updated prequel to Silence of the Lambs.
The Rookie: Star Dennis Quaid steps up to the plate to talks about his career, his movies and his hopes for the future.
Call Sheet: The Fantastic Voyages of Sinbad: We profile the men behind the magic of the classic Sinbad movies: animators Ray Harryhausen and Charles H Schneer. They reveal the secrets behind those mighty monsters.
Reviews:
22 pages of new film releases, including My Big Fat Greek Wedding , One Hour Photo and Lilo & Stitch and – 10 pages reviewing the latest cable and satellite films showing in homes, plus videos, books, CDs, DVDs…
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Film Review #622, September 2002 Film Review #622, September 2002
(Reference #F145)
Features:
The Sweetest Thing: Cameron Diaz, Christina Applegate and Selma Blair hunt in the clubs and bars for their prey: men! When you think you’ve let the perfect man slip through your fingers, just get your friends together and hunt him down!
Signs: In this Movie Spotlight, director M Night Shyamalan tells about the pressure placed upon him to produce a third hit film and star Mel Gibson eveals what frightens him most!
Insomnia: Robin Williams on playing the prime suspect in a murder case alongside Al Pacino, and as a creepy photo shop assistant in the terrifying One Hour Photo
The Bourne Identity: Matt Damon in his latest role as a man who wakes up on a beach, having been shot, with no memory
The Importance of Being Earnest (2002): Star Reese Witherspoon on costume dramas, morality and handbags!
The Guru: As Bollywood and Hollywood collide in one of the most colourful movies of the year, star Jimi Mistry shares some words of wisdom.
Reviews:
Over 22 pages of new film releases, including Spy Kids 2, Talk to Her and Once Upon a Time in the Midlands and – 9 pages reviewing the latest cable and satellite films showing in homes, plus videos, books, CDs, DVDs…
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Film Review #621, August (MIB) 2002 Film Review #621, August (MIB) 2002
(Reference #F144)
Contents same as listed for F14A Men in Black II – Director Barry Sonenfeld tells us why he loves working with aliens. Austin Powers in Goldmember – The groovy cast and crew, including new girl Beyoncé Knowles, couldn’t wait to tell us about their new movie…Yeah, baby! The Sum of All Fears – We chat to Ben Affleck and the rest of the cast and crew about the impact of the film post September 11, what it takes to make a successful adaptation, and what Harrison Ford had to say. Lost in La Mancha – documentary about Terry Gillam’s spectacular failed attempt to make his long-planned Don Quixote movie is set to be one of the must-sees of the summer. Film Review was on the set, and we bring you this exclusive interview with those who were involved.
Also: John Woo and star Nic Cage on Windtalkers; Dean Devlin and Roland Emmerich and Eight Legged Freaks; Hugh Laurie and the return of Stuart Little and a Rod Steiger tribute.
Reviews also include Devdas and The Wash and Amélie, Daleks and The Lord of the Rings on DVD, and much more…
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Film Review #621, August (Austin Powers) 2002 Film Review #621, August (Austin Powers) 2002
(Reference #F14A)
Contents same as listed for F144 Men in Black II – Director Barry Sonenfeld tells us why he loves working with aliens. Austin Powers in Goldmember – The groovy cast and crew, including new girl Beyoncé Knowles, couldn’t wait to tell us about their new movie…Yeah, baby! The Sum of All Fears – We chat to Ben Affleck and the rest of the cast and crew about the impact of the film post September 11, what it takes to make a successful adaptation, and what Harrison Ford had to say. Lost in La Mancha – documentary about Terry Gillam’s spectacular failed attempt to make his long-planned Don Quixote movie is set to be one of the must-sees of the summer. Film Review was on the set, and we bring you this exclusive interview with those who were involved.
Also: John Woo and star Nic Cage on Windtalkers; Dean Devlin and Roland Emmerich and Eight Legged Freaks; Hugh Laurie and the return of Stuart Little and a Rod Steiger tribute.
Reviews also include Devdas and The Wash and Amélie, Daleks and The Lord of the Rings on DVD, and much more…
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Film Review #620, July 2002 Film Review #620, July 2002
(Reference #F143)
Minority Report – Tom Cruise debriefs us on working with Steven Spielberg, and sharing his vision of the future. Scooby-Doo – those rather pesky kids Sarah Michelle Gellar, Freddie Prinze Jr and Matthew Lillard on what to expect from the top cartoon canine. Murder By Numbers – Sandra Bullock shakes off the girl next door as a homicide detective: we question the cast and crew, including leading Brit Ben Chaplin. Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron – How to follow the huge success of Shrek? Get answers from the horse’s mouth, with DreamWorks boss Jeffrey Katzenberg. Cannes Festival 2002 – the access all areas guide to the stars, films, and parties: we saw it all and we’re sharing it with you. Plus: why Lawless Heart could be the best British film of 2002, Matthew Rhys on what an Abduction Club actually is, the whole truth about Big Fat Liar with Frank Munitz, and Nicole Kidman as a Russian mail-order bride in Birthday Girl. Reviews also include Rollerball (2002), Jason X, Beverly Hills Cop on DVD and much more…
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Film Review #619, Summer 2002 Film Review #619, Summer 2002
(Reference #F142)
Spider-Man – Tobey Maguire on his doubters, plus director Sam Raimi and Maguire's co-stars spinning a web around 2002's biggest movie so far. Monster’s Ball – Oscar-winner Halle Berry on her harrowing role as a Death Row widow. The Time Machine – Travel 800,000 years or so into the future, to talk to director Simon Wells and star Guy Pearce. 40 Days & 40 Nights – Josh Hartnett plays a sexually active man who vows to be celibate during Lent... Could Hartnett do that himself? Little Shop of Horrors – Call Sheet digs into the cult musical with stars Rick Moranis & Ellen Greene, plus director Frank Oz. Plus Quick Film Fixes on Resident Evil, with Milla Jovovich, Richard Gere in the excellent Unfaithful, the remake of Rollerball with Chris Klein, and (you know, for kids) Snow Dogs with Cuba Gooding Jr. 22 new UK cinema releases reviewed, 9 pages of Home Entertainment and much more…
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Film Review #618, June 2002 Film Review #618, June 2002
(Reference #F141)
In our 10-page cover feature: Star Wars – Jedi knights Hayden Christensen & Ewan McGregor reveal the marvels of being in Episode II – Attack of the Clones. Panic Room – Jodie Foster and director David Fincher on a fraught production that locked itself away as a US #1… 24 Hour Party People – Steve Coogan on why he wanted to play Manchester music entrepreneur Tony Wilson. Plus Oscar-winning Denzel Washington on John Q, Sean Pertwee on Dog Soldiers and London-born director Asif Kapadia on making The Warrior in the deserts of Rajastan. New-look format and Reviews section! Other reviews include Ed Harris in Pollock and Jim Carrey in The Majestic, seven pages of Home Entertainment and more…
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Film Review #617, May 2002 Film Review #617, May 2002
(Reference #F140)
About A Boy – Movie Spotlight on a brilliant version of Nick Hornby's best-seller: we talk to co-star Toni Collette. Oscar night – 12-page photo-feature on the glamour and surprises of the 74th Academy Awards! Kate & Leopold – Hugh Jackman on starring (with Meg Ryan) as a time-travelling 19th-century noble in modern New York. The Scorpion King – The Rock on reprising his action role from The Mummy Returns. Hart's War – Colin Farrell on starring in uniform with Bruce Willis? K–PAX – Kevin Spacey claims to be from another world: Jeff Bridges is intrigued. Plus Jim Caviezel on The Count of Monte Cristo, Anne Rice on Queen of the Damned, Alejandro Amenábar on directing The Others (new on DVD/video) and the return of Call Sheet on WWII classic In Which We Serve. Plus almost 30 pages of reviews with April's UK cinema releases, including Bend It Like Beckham.
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Film Review #616, April 2002 Film Review #616, April 2002
(Reference #F139)
Collateral Damage – Arnold Schwarzenegger & director Andrew Davis on a timely tale of terrorism. The Royal Tenenbaums – Gene Hackman & Gwyneth Paltrow on joining a talented, quirky family. We Were Soldiers – Mel Gibson on donning camouflage for a Vietnam movie with a difference. Blade 2 – director Guillermo Del Toro talks terror. Mothman Prophecies – Richard Gere & director Mark Pellington on this supernatural thriller. The Shipping News – Lasse Hallström plus Kevin Spacey & Julianne Moore on shooting an acclaimed novel in Newfoundland. ET (20th Anniversary) – the enduring charm of Spielberg's long-distance caller. Plus Britney on Crossroads, Jim Carrey on The Majestic, Anthony Hopkins on Hearts in Atlantis, Jim Broadbent on Moulin Rouge, Lucy Russell on The Lady & The Duke.
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Film Review #615, March 2002 Film Review #615, March 2002
(Reference #F138)
Ocean's 11 – George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Brad Pitt and Matt Damon on teaming for Soderbergh to plan the biggest scam in Vegas. Monsters, Inc – John Goodman, Billy Crystal etc. on voicing CGI nasties who love to scream! Ali – Will Smith's perspective on his first biopic, as the legendary boxer. A Beautiful Mind – Russell Crowe on playing troubled maths genius John Forbes Nash Jr. Plus Johnny Depp on the hunt for Jack the Ripper in graphic-novel-turned-film From Hell, and Robert Altman and his impeccable cast (Helen Mirren, Michael Gambon, Stephen Fry, Kristen Scott Thomas) on an English murder mystery in Gosford Park. Matthew Marsden is our Brit at the Back. Reviews: 22 new movies including the above plus Charlotte Gray, In the Bedroom and Training Day.
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Film Review #614, February 2002 Film Review #614, February 2002
(Reference #F137)
Vanilla Sky – Tom Cruise gets serious opposite Penélope Cruz, under the eyes of Cameron Crowe. The trio talk about this strangely sizzling remake. Film of the Month: The Last Castle – Robert Redford stars as a general imprisoned under a junior officer. Black Hawk Down – Ridley Scott on what drove him to recreate a disastrous US army operation in Somalia. Nobody Someday – or 'Robbie Williams: The Movie'. Director Brian Hill on filming a controversial chart-topper. Mulholland Drive – The inimitable David Lynch on how a failed TV pilot became an Oscar contender. Lord of the Rings – Ian McKellen on how playing Gandalf might change his life. Plus Call Sheet on Disney's Beauty & the Beast (extended for IMAX release), Messrs Caine, Hoskins & Winstone are our Brits at the Back for Last Orders, and the latest reviews.
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Film Review #613, January 2002 Film Review #613, January 2002
(Reference #F136)
Film of the Month: The 51st State – Robert Carlyle (going Scouse to help Samuel L Jackson survive Liverpool's lowlifes) on his career and the future. The Lord of the Rings – The Hobbits of Hobbiton on working with visionary director Peter Jackson, Elijah Wood’s casting and their unique bonding experience. The Deep End – Tilda Swinton on her big screen return as a mother juggling domestic dreariness with evading blackmail. Rock Star – Friends' Jennifer Aniston on going groupie manager opposite Mark Wahlberg’s long-haired lord of the larynx. Princess Diaries – Screen legend Julie Andrews on her latest movie role, as a majestic, royal dancing granny… Serendipity – John Cusack on juggling art with mainstream sensibilities as a sports producer in love with Kate Beckinsale. Plus Vinnie Jones and Danny Dyer on Mean Machine, with Jones as the England star in charge of a prison footie team. Reviews include Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone and The Spy Game.
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