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Feb 2005 • ships from Dec 30 2004
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148 packed pages

Ocean’s Twelve
• George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Don Cheadle, Andy Garcia and director Steven Soderbergh give us the low-down on all the pranks, pitfalls and triumphs that went on behind the scenes of their eagerly-awaited heist sequel

Trey Parker and Matt StoneTeam America
• Trey Parker and Matt Stone tell us why they were mainly targeting “extremists” on all sides of the political spectrum, and why they’ll never work with puppets again

John Travolta and Joaquin PhoenixLadder 49
• John Travolta and Joaquin Phoenix reveal to us why their new film is the first to truly focus on the firemen, and why their training regime got a bit heated (er, not pictured!)

Jamie FoxxRay
• Star Jamie Foxx and director Taylor Hackford reveal how they got musician Ray Charles’s blessing for their unflinchingly honest biopic of this legend of Soul music

Vera Drake
• Mike Leigh’s latest film gave Imelda Staunton the complex central role. She tells us why it was a joy to play the persecuted protagonist

• Franka Potente and director Christopher Smith tell us about the trials and tribulations of making their Horror film on the Underground

• Ben Stiller tells us why everyone wanted to work on this script and admits that he can’t throw a ball to save his life

Dream Team
• With the release of Ocean’s Twelve imminent we look back at 15 of the best-ever ensemble movies, from classics like The Magnificent Seven to more modern entries like Magnolia

Sealed Section!

• Jamie Foxx reflects on his three Golden Globe nominations The Aviator star
• Leonardo DiCaprio says he’s not quite as obsessive as Howard Hughes
• Nicole Kidman quits the upcoming remake of The Producers

The Bigger Picture
• Three double-page pictures of some of the hottest films on the movie horizon.
This month we’ve… DreamWorks’s latest CGI animation Madagascar, ‘claymation’ clowning with Wallace and Gromit: Curse of the Wererabbit and the creepy remake The Ring Two

Vox Pops
• We ask patrons at Mann’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood for their impressions of Ocean’s Twelve

The Film That Changed My Life
• Jim Carrey reveals which movie touched him the most

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What Film Review is all about!
24 packed pages bringing you the next four weeks of releases!

New Movies! 22 brand spanking new releases –
including the above as well as...

  • Lemony Snicket
    The bewitching children’s favourite completes the journey from book to big screen

  • Team America
    The irreverent makers of South Park serve up some controversial satire

  • Sideways
    The low-budget road movie about mid-life strife meanders amiably into the cinema

Home Entertainment – 14 pages reviewing the latest cable and satellite films showing at home, videos, books, CDs, DVDs…

  • Gone with the Wind makes a welcome and revitalized return on DVD
  • The Dirk Bogarde biography by John Coldstream examines his life and loves
  • The Les Miserables score is reinvigorated by the Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra

Despatches: – 9 packed pages of the
hottest movie news

  • Hannibal Lecter is set to return in Behind the Mask
  • Disney plans a live-action remake of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves
  • Religious references removed from Phillip Pullman’s His Dark Materials

  • Competitions
    We’ve DVDs of The Village, Meet the Parents and Envy to give away, plus a DVD/TV combo, and a place on a film course at the Metropolitan Film School! To be in with a chance of winning all you have to do is answer a pertinent question, complete our crossword, or write us a letter!

  • Film Facts
    All your cinematic conundrums and queries answered by our resident expert

  • Next Issue
    In next month’s review section The Life Aquatic sets sail, Kevin Bacon gets controversial in The Woodsman and the innovative documentary Tarnation scrambles our expectations

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