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196 packed pages! Our biggest-ever issue!

Orlando Bloom
• We check out three big upcoming films starring the successful young Brit, including the controversial Kingdom of Heaven, plus we examine his rapid rise to prominence

101The 101 Definitive DVDs
• Which films are the ones you should get first for your collection of movies on DVD? We count down the 101 best DVDs that money can buy, and there are some surprises…

Gone with the Wind
• With the release of the spectacular Special Edition DVD we take a good look back to see just what made this epic movie such an enduring classic of cinema…

Kevin BaconThe Woodsman
• The versatile Kevin Bacon explains his eagerness to work on both big Hollywood blockbusters and more challenging independent films like his latest project

Coach Carter
• Star Samuel L Jackson tells us why his own experiences of education made him the perfect person for this drama about keeping your feet on the ground

The Magic Roundabout
• Executive producer Cameron McCracken tells us about the challenges of bringing the much loved kids show to the big screen

• Adam Sangler on working with writer/director James L Brooks in his latest comedy-drama

The Life Aquatic
• Bill Murray discusses the idiosyncrasies of his latest character, deranged oceanographer Steve Zissou, and reveals the qualities required to make successful comedies

Doing it for the Kids
• With kids TV inspiring a new set of films we imagine how a few other tele-visual gems could be converted into Hollywood blockbusters

Sealed Section!

• Hilary Swank tells us how she fell in love with boxing during training for Million Dollar Baby
• John Travolta talks about playing a haggard alcoholic in A Love Song for Bobby Long
• We reflect on the split between Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston

The Bigger Picture
• Three double-page pictures of some of the hottest films on the movie horizon.
This issue we look at… Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and The Dukes of Hazzard

Vox Pops
• We ask London cinema-goers what they thought of Closer and House of Flying Daggers

The Film That Changed My Life
Spider-Man 2 director Sam Raimi surprises us when he reveals the film that has influenced him the most

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

New Movies! 24 brand spanking new releases –
including the above as well as...

  • Ocean’s Twelve
    The heist-meisters return to take in Europe

  • The Door in the Floor
    Jeff Bridges and Kim Basinger return to form

  • Elektra
    Can the comic book spin-off cut it?

Home Entertainment – 16 pages reviewing the latest cable and satellite films showing at home, videos, books, CDs, DVDs…

  • Hero hits the small screen in a blaze of colour
  • David Hemmings regales us with tales from the ’60s onwards in his autobiography Blow Up and Other Exaggerations
  • The Sound of Music swoops onto CD

Despatches: – 7 packed pages of the
hottest movie news

  • Colin Firth insists the Bridget Jones franchise ends here
  • The Usual Suspects is set for a sequel
  • Oliver Stone plans biopic of Margaret Thatcher

  • Competitions
    We’ve DVDs of Man on Fire, Cellular, The Grudge, Anything Else, The Notebook and My House in Umbria to give away! 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
    Will Smith and Eva Mendes don’t hit it off famously in Hitch, the animated adventure Robots whirls into action and Liam Neeson plays a controversial scientist in the biopic Kinsey

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