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164 packed pages!

Star Wars
• Hayden Christensen talks frankly with us in an exclusive interview about his role as Darth Vader in the eagerly anticipated Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith. He recounts his experiences of working on the revered franchise and the impact it’s had on his life and career, the secrecy surrounding the latest and final production, the spectacular fight sequences involved, and what audiences can expect in the concluding chapter of the intergalactic saga. What more could you want?

Naomi WattsThe Ring Two
• Aussie actress Naomi Watts reveals what it was like working with original Ringu director Hideo Nakata, and why she jumped at the chance to work with Sean Penn again

May the love be with youWe Love Star Wars
• With the attention the upcoming movie's creating, we asked some celebrities, including Mike Leigh and rock band Ash, their honest thoughts on the franchise.

Their answers may surprise you…

Horror!The Amityville Horror
• In anticipation of the upcoming remake, we consider what made the original one of the most successful and terrifying Horror films to date, and if the story is actually based on truth or hoax.

Plus interviews with original star Margot Kidder and remake queen Melissa George!

‘Austin Powers’
• Why has Austin, Texas become such a hot spot for directors Robert Rodriguez and Richard Linklater? And the effect the locale had on their latest films Sin City and A Scanner Darkly

The Wedding Date
• Sitcom star Debra Messing on her first starring film role in this romantic comedy and what else is in store for her

Sean Penn
• The outspoken star talks to us about what determines his film choices, the price of fame, and his budding aspiration in documentary film making.

Spaghetti Westerns
• Clint Eastwood gets the commemorative treatment as we take a look at how Spaghetti Westerns made him a star!

Plus… Sealed Section!

The Bigger Picture
• Three double-page pictures of some of the hottest films on the movie horizon.
This issue we have an exclusive King Kong pictorial special, as we go on set with Peter Jackson and take a look at the terrifying new artwork!

Vox Pops
• We ask cinema-goers in Hollywood their verdict on Be Cool and Cursed

The Film That Changed My Life
• Director Barry Sonnenfeld reveals which Stanley Kubrick film inspired his career

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

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

  • Miss Congeniality 2
    Does the Sandra Bullock sequel dazzle or fall flat on its face?

  • Hostage
    Has Bruce Willis’s new action film what it takes to muscle in to the top of the box office?

  • The Assassination of Richard Nixon
    We look at Sean Penn’s latest film as an unhinged man intent on making his mark on history

Home Entertainment – 23 pages reviewing the latest cable and satellite films showing at home, videos, books, CDs, DVDs…

  • I Heart Huckabees arrives on DVD filled with some unique extras, and director David O Russell tells us why he had to make it, whatever the cost
  • The Chorus soundtrack is released
  • The book James Dean takes a fresh look at the star’s life, career, and untimely death

Despatches: – 9 packed pages of the
hottest movie news

  • Robert De Niro and Martin Scorses reunite for a follow-up to Taxi Driver
  • Latest on-set news from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • The main cast for The Da Vinci Code is confirmed
  • Competitions
    We’ve got DVDs of Predator, I Heart Huckabees, Man on the Moon and Inside I’m Dancing, a home cinema system, Spaghetti Western framed cells and other great prizes 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
    Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy finally finds its way to the big screen, Kingdom of Heaven sees Orlando Bloom in another rumbustious adventure, and Star Wars: Episode III – Return of the Sith completes the decade-spanning chronicle.

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