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132 packed pages!

Johnny Depp
With the release of his latest blockbuster, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, fast approaching, we talk to Johnny Depp about his varied movie career and versatile acting style. The inimitable icon tells us why he has shunned Hollywood for the simplicity of his rustic life in France, how he broke out from his early days as a ‘packaged’ TV heartthrob, and why he doesn’t consider himself to be a movie star, even if so many others do

Asia ArgentoAsia Argento
• The maverick director/rising star tells why she’s happy to act in mainstream movies even if her own films are truly ‘Indie’, as she proves with The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things

Stephen ChowStephen Chow
• The new master of kung fu capers tells us how he has kept a low profile in his native Hong Kong, despite writing, directing and starring in record-breaking blockbusters

Tony MontanaDirector’s Chair
Overnight co-director Tony Montana tells us how his documentary could have been far more cutting to its subject, the failed first-time writer/director Troy Duffy

• The animal stars tell us all about the ‘filming’ of DreamWorks’s latest breakout animation, from the interaction ‘off set’ to the pet hates and loves that make them the colourful characters they are. Find out what drives them wild and what rocks their boat

Cannes Report
• We avoid the stormtroopers and fight our way to the heart of the Cannes Film festival to get you the low-down on all the hottest upcoming feature films, as previous winners such as Lars von Trier, Gus Van Sant, Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne duke it out for supremacy alongside a host of newcomers

Around the World in 80 Films
• We race around the world in search of 80 films that were so proud of their locals that they included them in the title, from 101 Reykjavik to The Thief of Baghdad to the imaginary realm of Terry Gilliam’s Brazil

Laura Linney
• The Kinsey star tells us what it was like to work with Liam Neeson again, relates her experiences on Love Actually, explains her role in the upcoming PS and reveals how she uses DVDs to study the acting greats of the past

Paddy Considine
• The flourishing British actor tells us why he enjoyed his challenging part in My Summer of Love and explains how he’s ended up being able to work on both experimental indie films and blockbusters like the upcoming Cinderella Man

Todd Williams
The Door in the Floor director tells us how he acquired the remake rights to John Irving’s novel A Widow for One Year for only a dollar. Plus he tells us how stars Kim Basinger and Jeff Bridges combined with the younger actors on location

Plus all the latest Hollywood gossip!
• Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes get tongues wagging
• Mark Hamill reveals how George Lucas lied to him
• Renée Zellweger ties the knot

The Bigger Picture
• We take a closer look at three future treats: Keira Knightley gets pouty in Pride and Prejudice, Nicolas Cage goes hell for leather in Ghost Rider and Natalie Portman shows off her new shaved look in V for Vendetta

Vox Pops
• We talk to movie-goers at London’s Odeon Leicester Square to get their views on Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

The Film That Changed My Life
• Jennifer Tilly surprises us with her choice of the film that has influenced her the most

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

New Movies! Over 20 brand spanking new releases –
including the above as well as...

  • Imaginary Heroes
    Sigourney Weaver shines in the powerful drama

  • Mr and Mrs Smith
    Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie make a dynamic duo

  • Czech Dreams
    A pair of documentary-makers reveal the power of advertising

Home Entertainment – 13 pages reviewing the latest cable and satellite films showing at home, videos, books, CDs, DVDs…

  • Special edition DVDs reviewed, including Born on the Fourth of July and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

  • The music of Steven Spielberg’s greatest films get gathered together on CD

  • We check out the computer game version of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

Despatches: – 16 packed pages of the
hottest movie news and gossip

  • The real reason why British director Matthew Vaughn abandoned X-Men 3

  • The new films that suggest Disney’s luck is finally on the up

  • Willy Wonka star Gene Wilder criticises Tim Burton’s new remake

  • Competitions
    Win DVDs of Kinsey, The Chorus, Constantine, Darkness and Hide and Seek, plus t-shirts and biographies. To be in with a chance of winning all you have to do is answer a pertinent question correctly, complete our crossword, or write us a letter!

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

  • Next Issue
    We herald the arrival of the comic-book collective Fantastic Four, take a quick tour of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, prepare to see Ewan McGregor and Scarlett Johansson on The Island, get fired up for the remake of Fever Pitch and try The Skeleton Key on for size

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