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164 packed pages!

Be Cool
• John Travolta explains how this sequel expands on the original, Get Shorty, and reveals what form his new dance with Uma Thurman will take. Uma tells us why she’s glad to be working with the Pulp Fiction star again, and tries to convince us that she doesn’t seek out violent movies. Director F Gary Gray tells us how pleased he was that the five lead actors complemented each other so well.

Keanu ReevesConstantine
• Keanu Reeves and other members of cast and crew reveal their hopes and fears for this comic-book conversion. But will their new vision land them in fandom hell?

Radha MitchellMelinda and Melinda
• Star Radha Mitchell on the working methods of writer/ director Woody Allen; adapting to his demanding methods during this dramatic return to form for the movie maestro.

Liam NeesonKinsey
• Liam Neeson gives a frank but friendly assessment of the controversial scientist he plays, Dr Alfred Kinsey, who caused public outrage with his book about sex in society.

Oscars 2005
• We give you a rundown of all the films and actors who make up this year’s Academy Awards, the battle between Scorsese's The Aviator and Clint Eastwood's Million Dollar Baby

A Hard Day’s Night
• The enduring appeal of the Beatles’ film is scrutinised in this extensive tribute, with the happy accidents and the regular pitfalls that beset it traced in loving detail.

• Director Chris Wedge lets us in on the complications involved in making this CGI feature, like how the story needed to be streamlined before it matched the joyous simplicity of his previous success, Ice Age.

History of Horror
• We take a look at the evolution of the Horror genre, from the classic skin creepers of yesteryear to the unrestrained gore-fests and streamlined psychological projects that have grown out of those early seeds.

Sealed Section!

• We look at who was victorious at the SAG awards
• Keanu Reeves reveals his thoughts on his new Sci-Fi film Constantine and his previous film choices
• We find out what’s been bugging Nicole Kidman

The Bigger Picture
• Three double-page pictures of some of the hottest films on the movie horizon.
This issue we look at… The latest Spielberg movie War of the Worlds, Tim Burton’s animation Corpse Bride and the big-screen outing for a British TV show in The League of Gentlemen’s Apocalypse.

Vox Pops
• We ask cinema-goers at London’s Odeon West End what they thought of Ocean’s Twelve

The Film That Changed My Life
• Sigourney Weaver reveals the comedy-drama that affected her more than any other film.

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

New Movies! 25 brand spanking new releases –
including the above as well as...

  • Hitch
    Has Will Smith smarmed his way into audiences affections?

  • Hotel Rwanda
    We drop in on Don Cheadle’s troubled African war zone

  • Casshern
    The innovative Japanese CGI-fest explodes onto Western screens

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

  • The Incredibles provide an extras-packed punch on DVD
  • The Aviator’s superior soundtrack arrives on CD
  • The book Shock! Horror! examines the ’80s Horror scene

Despatches: – 9 packed pages of the
hottest movie news

  • Nathalie Portman will star in the Wachowski brothers’ V for Vendetta
  • Nicholas Cage is set to play the eponymous Old Boy in the US remake
  • Michael Keaton lays out his plans for making Beetlejuice 2

  • Competitions
    We’ve got DVDs of The Manchurian Candidate, Top Gun SE, Bridget Jones 2 and Dead Man’s Shoes to be won! 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
    The Ring 2 keeps the cycle of horror spinning, The Assassination of Richard Nixon sees Sean Penn taking on another troublesome role and Nicole Kidman hears more than she should in The Interpreter

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