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Film Review Special #49, Yearbook 2004 Film Review Special #49, Yearbook 2004
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Short Supply


In Film Review’s twelfth and LARGEST-EVER 196-page Yearbook
we take a comprehensive look back at 2003, a year which saw a plethora of comic-book superheroes, Fantasy figures and animated antics sprawled across the big screen!

With all of 2003’s film releases being covered in detail and comprehensively indexed, the Yearbook adds up to 13 issues’ worth of reviews – something no self-respecting fan of film should be without! And if you’re looking to augment your DVD collection with some of the latest releases, it’s a handy guide to the films themselves – what’s hot, and what shouldn’t have been shot.

From About Schmidt to X-Men 2 via Finding Nemo and, er, Gigli, it’s all here. Your cinematic year preserved forever, and for less than the price of a cinema ticket, popcorn and cola!

But that’s not all! You also get our retrospective of the year, charting its highs and lows, Kill Bill Volume 1 and Pirates of the Caribbean to – oh dear! – The Matrix Reloaded and Legally Blonde 2.

What’s more, with the release of the final chapter in The Lord of the Rings trilogy on the horizon, we give you a glimpse behind the scenes in our special Return of the King section, featuring interviews with Gandalf himself, Sir Ian McKellen, and scriptwriter Phillipa Boyens, as well the man who would be the returning king, Viggo Mortensen!


Plus...
Ten great interviews with some of Hollywood’s hottest and fastest-rising stars – those who can regard the year 2003 as a watershed, including…
• George Clooney
• Colin Farrell
• Keira Knightley
• Leonardo DiCaprio
• Uma Thurman
• Heath Ledger
• Hugh Jackman
• Ian Holm
• Alison Lohman
• Maggie Gyllenhaal

All this, with over 300 movies reviewed, in 132 pages with the unique Film Review Yearbook 2004!

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Film Review Special #48, Quentin Tarantino 2003 Film Review Special #48, Quentin Tarantino 2003
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Release the Reservoir Dogs!
Since his explosion onto the movie scene in 1991, Quentin Tarantino has proved to be one of the most influential directors of the modern age. With only his fourth film due to hit the big screen soon, we take a long, hard look at the career of a man who’s made shades, guns and buckets of blood even cooler than ever.

Including:

Kill Bill Uma Thurman and Tarantino reunite for the first time since 1994’s Pulp Fiction to make cinema magic and cut a lot of people’s heads off. But, as they reveal, it wasn’t all wine and roses – "I could’ve wrung his neck!" reveals Thurman, while Tarantino gives us his thoughts on cinema violence. As you might expect, he’s got quite a bit to say…
Reservoir Dogs Tarantino is joined by stars Harvey Keitel, Michael Madsen and Tim Roth to discuss the most impressive – and violent – directorial début of the last 20 years.
Pulp Fiction Tarantino and John Travolta discuss the inspiration behind, and making of, one of the most acclaimed films of the 20th Century.
Jackie Brown Quentin sits down to tell us all about his homage to the great blaxploitation films of the Seventies, his love of Pam Grier and his tendency to cast himself in his own films – except Jackie Brown.
Plus our usual round-up of the very best DVDs for our chosen genre, with 10 pages of Sean on disc.All his Bond films are detailed, with extensive coverage of the impressive extras.
And that’s not all! Not by a long shot from a sawn-off shotgun!

We talk to Tarantino’s collaborators and colleagues about his work on:

True Romance An early Tarantino script that became a Tony Scott film. The two and actors Patricia Arquette, Chrsitian Slater and Dennis Hopper tell us how a spec script from a video store clerk became a box office success!
Natural Born Killers Tarantino and director Oliver Stone give both sides of the story on the infamous NBK debate
From Dusk Till Dawn The bizarre road movie-cum-vampire flick that became a cult smash! Robert Rodriguez tells us why Quentin, for once, wanted to stay in front of the camera…
With an examination of the films that have inspired Tarantino and a round up of Quentin-related DVD releases, this is a Special no fan of film can afford to be without!

Plus! Coverage of the forthcoming dvd release… The Matrix Reloaded
With the advent of one of the most anticipated sequels ever hitting the shiny digital format, we took another look at its creation, including interviews with:
• Keanu Reeves: "I just signed on board without reading the scripts because of the trust that I have in the directors"
• Carrie-Anne Moss: "I rode a motorcycle…All I had to do was pull away from the curb – but I fell off every single time!"
• Lawrence Fishburne: "The films ask ‘What is my purpose?’ It’s up to you to figure all that sh*t out!"
PLUS: Hugo Weaving, Jada Pinkett Smith, the Rayment twins and producer Joel Silver!

Film Review Special: More satisfying than a Royale with Cheese!

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Film Review Special #47, Sean Connery 2003 Film Review Special #47, Sean Connery 2003
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Get the inside track on an Extraordinary Gentleman!
Sean Connery has proved himself to be an enduring screen presence; a man who, for some, epitomizes masculine sex appeal and charisma. We present an in-depth guide to a screen legend’s career!
Including:

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Connery and his Extraordinary co-stars give us the low-down on this bizarre, fantastic tale of heroes uniting to save the world in Victorian London. Discover the truth behind the floods that wrecked the sets, and Connery’s grudge match with director Steven Norrington!
Call Sheet: You Only Live Twice Director Lewis Gilbert recalls the making of Connery’s last Bond – or so everybody thought at the time. Every aspect of the production is thoroughly investigated.
Connery’s Career A fantastic pictorial history of the icon’s work on screen.
The League of Cinematic Gentlemen! We take an exhaustive look at the previous screen incarnations of the characters in Connery’s latest, charting the screen history of various versions of Dracula, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Sherlock Holmes, King Solomon’s Mines and Jekyll & Hyde.
Plus our usual round-up of the very best DVDs for our chosen genre, with 10 pages of Sean on disc.All his Bond films are detailed, with extensive coverage of the impressive extras.

And that’s not all...!
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
To tie in with the forthcoming DVD release, we present an in-depth behind-the-scenes look at the Hobbit’s journey into Mordor, and the Battle of Helm’s Deep, including:
A lengthy interview with star Elijah Wood, who reveals his thoughts on the film, his fellow cast members, and the difficulties of being a former child star
John Rhys-Davies, on the foolishness of covering himself up in prosthetics, and the on-set accident that almost cost him his life!
Howard Shore discusses the challenges of setting such an epic and seminal work to music – and working on a score that’s already won an Oscar!
Producer Barrie Osborne and special effects supremo Richard Taylor describe the painstaking work that goes into creating an entire world from scratch,
Actor Andy Serkis, the human face of the computer-generated Gollum, discusses the unique challenges of acting through the medium of computerized motion-capture.

Film Review Special: It’s shaken, not stirred!

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Film Review Special #46, Deadly Divas 2003 Film Review Special #46, Deadly Divas 2003
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Emancipation through patent leather and gratuitous violence!
It’s time to slip and slide into something comfortable as we high-tail it to the most ball-busting women in cinema today!

Including:

Charlie’s Angels 2: Full Throttle We talk to all three Angels about reprising their roles as the retro agents, as well as original Angel Jaclyn Smith and Angel-gone-bad Demi Moore!
Tomb Raider 2: The Cradle of Life Cover star Angelina Jolie shows off her silver wetsuit and harpoon pistol as she reveals why this sequel is set to be a far superior film to the original.
Call Sheet: Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! We go behind the scenes on one of the most outrageous, absurd and just plain weird films ever made, featuring interviews with Haji, Lori Williams and the legendary Tura Satana.

Deadly Divas!
We interrogate some of the shiniest, sexiest female action stars in the Hollywood firmament, including:
Halle Berry: The X-Woman turned Bond Girl holds her own against the men.
Jennifer Garner: The TV-action star turned Daredevil’s sai-wielding assassin, Elektra.
Pam Grier: The Seventies icon gets to grips with her role in the feminist movement.
Famke Janssen: The Bond Girl turned X-Woman on why she still has to fight for roles.
Milla Jovovich: L’Oreal girl by day, ultra-violent slaughterer of the undead – and directors – by night.
Carrie-Anne Moss: The Matrix’s Trinity reveals her greatest fear during production of the hi-octane sequels.
Sigourney Weaver: The woman some say originated the action heroine discusses being a feminist icon and having to go bald for her art…
Plus our usual round-up of the very best in DVDs for our chosen genre, with 9 pages of vivacious and exciting DVD reviews reclining on a bed of beautiful, and somewhat fleshy, satin.

And that’s still not all!
Daredevil We present an in-depth behind the scenes look as the cast get down and dirty. Ben Affleck discusses why DD was his childhood hero; Jennifer Garner reveals she was more into Little House on the Prairie; Michael Clarke Duncan doesn’t overplay his bigness; and Colin Farrell confesses he thought Garner was going to kill him! Director Mark Steven Johnson discusses his approach to the film, the cast and the comics upon which the film was based.
The Hours We talk to the cast and creative team, including: Nicole Kidman on why she almost didn’t take the role that landed her an Oscar, while Julianne Moore discusses the joys of smacking lips with girls rather than boys. And, of course, there’s a certain amount of discussion of a certain nosey prosthetic…
Acclaimed director Stephen Daldry explains why The Hours was chosen as a follow-up to his Billy Elliot, and how parts of the film ended up being shot inside his own home…

All this and more in the thigh-smackingly skintight and smooth Special!

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Film Review Special #45, Kung Fu 2003 Film Review Special #45, Kung Fu 2003
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Prepare to defend yourselves!
Stick on your baggy pyjamas, take a bow and start slapping the stars of the big screen about with the Film Review Kung Fu Special! Then brace yourself for an unremitting onslaught of chops and kicks from both the latest and the greatest martial arts legends of all time, including:
Jackie Chan As his Shanghai Knights hits cinemas, the king of Hong Kong cinema takes time out from his gruelling fitness regime to tell us about his life, his work and why his characters so rarely have love interests.
Bulletproof Monk Honk Kong legend Chow Yun Fat and American Pie star Seann William Scott team up.
Call Sheet: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Director Ang Lee and co-writer James Schamus give us their insight on the creation of one of the most revered, and just plain beautiful, films in modern cinematic history.
Bruce Lee: We take a look back the life and career of the single most influential cinematic martial artist in the history of the genre, with Bruce Lee’s widow, Linda, revealing her perspective.
Previews!
There’s a wealth of martial arts movies coming to your multiplex in the months to come, and we take a look at the lot!
The Last Samurai: Tom Cruise as a disillusioned Civil War soldier charged with destroying a culture
The Accidental Spy: Jackie Chan as an everyday Joe who discovers his Dad’s a Korean spy.
Hero: An epic Chinese tale of assassins, love and betrayal.
Kill Bill: Tarantino’s latest pays tribute to just about every classic kung fu film made.
The Matrix Reloaded: Neo and Trinity are back to slap Hugo Weaving about all over again, in our picture packed preview!
And, to cap it off, there’s our usual round-up of the very best in DVDs for our chosen genre, with a full 10 pages of Discs of Death!

But that’s not all!
To tie in with the forthcoming DVD release of the latest James Bond movie Die Another Day, we present a behind-the-scenes extravaganza – access the hidden files with:
• The evil triumvirate of Die Another Day, Rosamund Pike, Toby Stephens and Rick Yune, get together to reveal what its like to go up against Britain’s Greatest Secret Agent
• The men behind the explosions, the stunts and the even bigger explosions tell us how they go about putting together the explosion, the stunts and the biggest explosions ever for a Bond film
• Producer Michael G Wilson, along with Barabara Broccolli, is the man with his hand at the tiller of the Bond franchise. He gives us the low-down on what really goes on behind the scenes, and gives us his thoughts on Bond XXI…
• Production designer Peter Lamont tells us just why those megalomaniacal Bond baddies have such outrageous taste in architecture
• Costume designer Lindy Hemming takes a last look over her work for Halle Berry, Madonna and Pierce Brosnan.

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Film Review Special #44, Comedy Films (Lopez) 2003 Film Review Special #44, Comedy Films (Lopez) 2003
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Cover 1 of 2 – Jennifer Lopez, with free coverdisc on Region 2 copies.
Free VCD PAL coverdisc containing interviews, clips and trailers from comedy films such as: Undercover Brother, Eight Legged Freaks, Shanghai Knights, Johnny English, Club Le Monde, Kung Pow: Enter the Fist, Dog Soldiers, and Maid in Manhattan This VCD PAL disc is available from VI Direct with the Jennifer Lopez cover.

Don’t forget to breathe!
It’s a non-stop laugh riot as the Film Review Special plunges into a world of love, laughs and nitrous oxide! We take a look at all things funny, silly, outrageous and downright hilarious with an in-depth analysis of some of the latest and best comedies to hit the big screen, including:

Maid in Manhattan Pop phenomenon J-Lo has already proved herself an accomplished actress. She tells us how she approached her first major comedy role, and how aspects of the film eerily echo her own life…
Analyze That It’s the first time De Niro’s ever reprised a role, returning as mob boss Paul Vitti. De Niro, co-stars Billy Crystal and Lisa Kudrow, as well as director Harold Ramis, talk us through their reasons for coming back.
Withnail & Him! Bruce Robinson, the writer/director who created one of the most enduring British comedies of all time, Withnail & I, takes us through his distinctly chequered, but never less than riveting, career.
The Funniest Comedy Movies of All Time! Our team of rib-ticklers offers up a definitive guide to the greatest comedies known to Man. From Airplane! to Young Frankenstein, it’s a treasure trove of laughs that’ll leave you weak at the knees and quite possibly requiring some kind of mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.
Ebony & Ivory We examine the early days of comedy and how they’ve influenced great comedians up to the present day. Bow down and pay tribute to Chaplin, Keaton, Laurel & Hardy and Harold Lloyd – they risked their lives for laughter!
Massive DVD review section! If it’s not covered in our review section, chances are you’ll find your favourite comedy here, as, in association with our sister title Ultimate DVD, we pick apart the bones of the funniest discs around and snuffle up the truffles of jollity that lie within! A must for anyone with a DVD player!
The 10 Worst Comedies… Ever! We list 'em…
FILM REVIEW SPECIAL: IT’S FUNNIER THAN A JAB IN THE EYE WITH A SHARP STICK!

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Film Review Special #4C, Comedy Films (De Niro) 2003 Film Review Special #4C, Comedy Films (De Niro) 2003
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Cover 2 of 2 – Robert De Niro.
Don’t forget to breathe!
It’s a non-stop laugh riot as the Film Review Special plunges into a world of love, laughs and nitrous oxide! We take a look at all things funny, silly, outrageous and downright hilarious with an in-depth analysis of some of the latest and best comedies to hit the big screen, including:

Maid in Manhattan Pop phenomenon J-Lo has already proved herself an accomplished actress. She tells us how she approached her first major comedy role, and how aspects of the film eerily echo her own life…
Analyze That It’s the first time De Niro’s ever reprised a role, returning as mob boss Paul Vitti. De Niro, co-stars Billy Crystal and Lisa Kudrow, as well as director Harold Ramis, talk us through their reasons for coming back.
Withnail & Him! Bruce Robinson, the writer/director who created one of the most enduring British comedies of all time, Withnail & I, takes us through his distinctly chequered, but never less than riveting, career.
The Funniest Comedy Movies of All Time! Our team of rib-ticklers offers up a definitive guide to the greatest comedies known to Man. From Airplane! to Young Frankenstein, it’s a treasure trove of laughs that’ll leave you weak at the knees and quite possibly requiring some kind of mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.
Ebony & Ivory We examine the early days of comedy and how they’ve influenced great comedians up to the present day. Bow down and pay tribute to Chaplin, Keaton, Laurel & Hardy and Harold Lloyd – they risked their lives for laughter!
Massive DVD review section! If it’s not covered in our review section, chances are you’ll find your favourite comedy here, as, in association with our sister title Ultimate DVD, we pick apart the bones of the funniest discs around and snuffle up the truffles of jollity that lie within! A must for anyone with a DVD player!
The 10 Worst Comedies… Ever! We list 'em…
FILM REVIEW SPECIAL: IT’S FUNNIER THAN A JAB IN THE EYE WITH A SHARP STICK!

Don’t miss out! (Same contents listed with Jennifer Lopez cover, FS44)

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Film Review Special #43, Yearbook 2003 Film Review Special #43, Yearbook 2003
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In Film Review’s eleventh Yearbook, we take a comprehensive look back at 2002, which saw more major blockbusters being released than ever before, including the latest Star Wars, James Bond, Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter films!
With all of 2002’s film releases being covered in detail and comprehensively indexed, the Yearbook adds up to 12 issues worth of reviews – something no self-respecting fan of film should be without! And if you’re looking to augment your DVD collection with some of the latest releases, it’s a handy guide to the films themselves – what’s hot, and what shouldn’t have been shot.
From Austin Powers in Goldmember to XxX via Lilo & Stitch and, er, Scooby Doo, it’s all here. Your cinematic year preserved forever, and for less than the price of a cinema ticket!
But that’s not all! You also get our retrospective of the year, charting its highs and lows, from Die Another Day and Minority Report to – oh dear! – Men in Black II and Boat Trip

Plus...
Ten great interviews with some of Hollywood’s hottest and fastest-rising stars – those who can regard the year 2002 as a watershed, including:
Colin Farrell
Kevin Spacey
Ben Chaplin
Matt Damon
Cate Blanchett
Ashley Judd
Christopher Lee
Robin Williams
Samantha Morton
Will Smith

All this, with over 300 movies reviewed, in 132 pages with the unique Film Review Yearbook 2003!
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Film Review Special #42, Psychos 2002 Film Review Special #42, Psychos 2002
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It’s time to run and hide as Film Review gets that glassy look in its eyes and picks up the nearest available sharp object for the Film Review Psycho Special! With the imminent release of the Silence of the Lambs and Hannibal prequel Red Dragon, we take a look at some of the nastiest, most disturbed characters in the history of cinema. From that nice young Norman Bates to Hannibal the Cannibal himself, we ask whether they’re sick and depraved monsters or merely innocent victims of forces beyond their control? And why should you care when they’re coming at you with a meat cleaver?
With more psychoses that you can shake a shrink at, the Film Review Psycho Special is a must for all true fans of film!
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Film Review Special #41, Combat 2002 Film Review Special #41, Combat 2002
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Windtalkers
Nicolas Cage and director John Woo on this tale of the Navajo codetalkers!
K-19: The Widowmaker
Harrison Ford talks about his role as the commander of the first ever Russian nuclear submarine, and how it came to the brink of causing World War III!
The greatest War Films of all time!
The top 40 war movies!
Platoon
Military advisor Dale Dye and director Oliver Stone look back on Stone’s acclaimed Vietnam trilogy – Platoon, Born on the Fourth of July and Heaven and Earth.
Saving Private Ryan
We talk to Spielberg, Dale Dye, Tom Sizemore and Edward Burns their experiences during the movie’s production.
DVDs on Parade
Our wide-ranging guide to the very best of war films on DVD, courtesy of our sister magazine Ultimate DVD.
The top 10 POW films
Some war movies are more affecting tales of human endurance under atrocious conditions. From The Bridge on the River Kwai to The Great Escape, we single out the very best.
Period Hysteria
We take time out to look farther afield, to depictions of warfare from different times and different cultures…
Propaganda Machine
We cast a cynical eye over the way cinema has been used to sway public opinion…
The 10 worst war films of all time!
It’s not all glory. Sometimes it’s just a question of keeping your head above water, especially if you find yourself in one of these cinematic atrocities…
The Killing Joke
Sometimes, it seems, it’s OK to laugh in the face of horror. We cast our eye over a few films that have sought to make light of Man’s worst moments…
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Film Review Special #40, Superpowered 2002 Film Review Special #40, Superpowered 2002
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Brace yourselves for our Superpowered Special, as we spotlight heroes who’ve leapt from comic-books' pages to the big screen in a single bound. Featuring the latest crop of superhumans… Spider-Man – Director Sam Raimi and Green Goblin actor Willem Dafoe on making this summer smash. Daredevil – Ben Affleck swathed in red leather? We talk to bad guys Michael Clarke Duncan and Colin Farrell. Superhero Smackdown! 22 different heroes and franchises, from Akira to the X-Men, considered. Previewed: with loads of superhero films in production, we look at 10 top contenders, including the eagerly awaited Hulk and the Batman prequel, Year One. We also assess the cinematic careers of Batman and Superman, provide a comprehensive guide to superheroes on DVD, a history of the films you’ll never see – Terry Gilliam’s Watchmen and Superman Lives – and a look at superhero spoofs on film. It all add up to something super!
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