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132 packed pages!

Orlando Bloom
• The former elf tells us all about his new role in Elizabethtown and how he is keen to explore darker acting avenues. From swashbuckling pirate to suicidal businessman Drew Baylor, Bloom reveals the radical new direction his career will take

Cameron CroweCameron Crowe
• The director of classic movies such as Jerry Maguire and Almost Famous reveals the personal grief that inspired him to write and direct his latest movie, Elizabethtown

Ray WinstoneRay Winstone
• The cockney charmer tells all about his latest movies Everything and The Proposition and comes over all bashful when we tell him what we really think of him!

George A Romero
• Romero has risen from Hollywood’s graveyard to direct Land of the Dead, the latest gut-chomping instalment in his zombie saga; he tells us why it’s like he’s never been away

Tim Burton
• The director reveals how he has been using old-school techniques to bring to life the characters in his latest animated Gothic-opus The Corpse Bride

Ridley Scott
• The veteran director discusses his passion for film-making and the trials and tribulations of bringing the hugely ambitious Kingdom of Heaven to the screen

Joss Whedon
• The creator of Buffy The Vampire Slayer reveals how he has resurrected his cancelled TV show Firefly in the form of the Sci-Fi movie Serenity

Chiwetel Ejiofor
• The star of the not one but three new movie, Four Brothers, Kinky Boots and Serenity, tells us why he is happy to play the outsider

Nicolas Winding Refn
• The controversial Danish director tells us about his latest film With Blood on my Hands: Pusher 2 and reveals the pressures of following up the highly acclaimed original.

Kuno Becker
• The rising Mexican star discusses his rapid transition from Spanish language soap operas to the silver-screen, in football drama Goal!

Comedy Corpses
• We take our hats off to the comedy stiffs that have given the movie-going public so much inanimate pleasure over the years – from Beetlejuice to the unfortunate star of Weekend at Bernie’s


The Bigger Picture
• We take a look at three exciting upcoming releases: Casanova, Chicken Little and The Weather Man

Your Film Review
• We head to The Grove cinema in Los Angeles to find out what some of our readers thought of 40 Year Old Virgin and Red Eye

The Film That Changed My Life
• TV’s The League of Gentlemen’s very own shopgirl Tubbs reveals why Babe really floats her boat…


Matthew MacFayden as DarcyPride and Prejudice
• We cast our critical eye over the brand new version of Jane Austen's literary classic, starring Keira Knightley as Lizze Bennett and Matthew MacFayden as Mr Darcy

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

New Movies! Over 30 brand spanking new releases –
including the above as well as...

  • The Aristocrats
    Hilarious documentary examining one of the longest running – and rudest – jokes in the history of comedy

  • Red Eye
    Wes Craven serves up some terror at 30,000 feet

  • Howl’s Moving Castle
    More mesmerising animation from the creator of Spirited Away

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

  • Our DVD section is brimming with some great releases this month including Ridley Scott’s controversial epic Kingdom of Heaven, compelling World War 2 drama Downfall and an extras-laden release of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

  • We look at all the latest film-related book releases, including Russ Meyer biography Big Bosoms and Square Jaws

  • Horses heads in beds and big plates of spaghetti galore as we preview the long awaited Godfather computer game

Despatches: – 15 packed pages of the
hottest movie news and gossip

  • Scarlet Johansson in paparazzi related car crash

  • Trouble on the poop deck – Pirates of the Caribbean sequels in turmoil?

  • Joaquin Phoenix denies on-set breakdown

  • Competitions
    Win Seed of Chucky, Hitchhiker’s Guide and Chronicles of Riddick Special Edition DVD’s. Not to mention seven Screen Goddess DVD box sets each containing the classic films of iconic actresses such as Marilyn Monroe, Sophia Loren and Rita Hayworth (and many more!). Also, we have a Downfall DVD with a poster signed by the director to give away in our crossword competition, plus nine more copies of the film for runners up. You can enter our competitions by email, phone or snail mail – so what are you waiting for?!

  • Film Facts
    Our resident movie boffin is ready to answer any film-related question you can chuck at him

  • Next Issue
    We go bounty hunting with the delectable Keira Knightley in Domino, follow Bill Murray across America on a journey of self-discovery in Broken Flowers, check out graphic-novel adaptation V for Vendetta and break out the Wensleydale for the long-awaited return of Wallace and Gromit in their latest adventure The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

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