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Summer 2006 • ships from May 17 2006
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In 132 pages…

9/11 and Hollywood – is it too soon?
• In a few months it’ll be five years exactly since the September 11 terrorist attacks. With the upcoming release of two movies that deal with the events of the day, Paul Greengrass’s United 93 and Oliver Stone’s World Trade Center, we debate whether it’s too soon for Hollywood studios to be making movies about 9/11.

HeSuperman Returns
• Screenwriters Dan Harris and Michael Dougherty reveal how they went about creating a brand new escapade for the Man of Steel, in director Bryan Singer’s upcoming film.

Halle Berry and Hugh JackmanX-Men: The Last Stand
• With the third instalment of the marvellous mutant melodrama about to hit cinemas, stars Hugh Jackman and Halle Berry tell us why their latest adventure is the best yet.

Marilyn, as we remember herMarilyn Monroe
• In the year that she would have been 80 we delve into the life and tragic death of one of Hollywood’s greatest icons – from her troubled childhood, to her international success…

Ed Norton
• He’s been out of the limelight recently, but the talented star of Fight Club is back with Down in the Valley. He tells us why he chose to make his comeback in this taut drama about a delusional drifter with a cowboy fixation.

John Moore
• The director of Behind Enemy Lines and the recent remake of Flight of the Phoenix tells us about his reworking of classic Seventies horror The Omen and reveals why he’s not too worried by the movie’s famous curse!

Robert Redford
• The Sundance Kid himself talks about his latest movie, family drama An Unfinished Life, in which he stars alongside Jennifer Lopez.

Catherine Keener
• The acclaimed star of Being John Malkovich and Capote tells us about having Friends with Money, her new film with Jennifer Aniston

Gael Garcia Bernal
• The Mexican born actor discusses his steady rise to fame and his role as a wayward son named Elvis in The King

Richard E Grant
• The acerbic actor talks about returning to his Swaziland roots with his directorial début Wah-Wah

The Wild
• Production designer Chris Farmer reveals the secrets behind Disney’s latest blockbusting animation

Reese Witherspoon
• The Southern Belle tells us how she managed to win an Oscar playing Johnny Cash’s wife June Carter Cash in her new DVD Walk the Line

Jake Gyllenhaal
• The Brokeback Mountain star reveals how he went about playing a Gulf War grunt in Jarhead, now out on DVD

Lou Adler
• As high-camp classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show comes to DVD in a new special edition, the film’s executive producer helps us do the Time Warp again.


The Bigger Picture
• We take a look at upcoming releases My Super Ex-Girlfriend, Alpha Dog and You, Me and Dupree

Your Film Review
• We pop to the land of Oz to find out what our readers thought of The Squid and the Whale

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 25 new releases –
including the above as well as...

  • Mission Impossible III
    Tom Cruise is back as IMF agent Ethan Hunt in this stunt filled spectacular.
  • Thank You For Smoking
    Aaron Eckhart stars in this scathing new satire about the tobacco industry in America.
  • Hard Candy
    Controversial and hard-hitting, this dark new thriller is bound to cause debate.

Home Entertainment – 14 pages reviewing the latest cable and satellite films showing at home, videos, books, CDs, DVDs…

  • Our DVD section has all the latest movies heading for the home market. There’s the cracking Johnny Cash biopic Walk the Line, Charlize Theron’s Sci-Fi spectacular Aeon Flux and legendary director Terrence Malick’s latest epic, The New World

  • Tim Burton, the genius who brought us Edward Scissorhands discusses his darkly enthralling work in new book Burton on Burton

  • We preview the video game adaptation of The Da Vinci Code and give you the chance to win one of five PC copies, along with five Da Vinci Code mugs and five Da Vinci Code T-shirts

  • We get mean and moody with Nick Cave’s soundtrack to The Proposition

Despatches: – 13 packed pages of the
hottest movie news and gossip

  • Die Hard director’s wire tapping scandal
  • Kevin Costner named in sex case
  • Julia Roberts bombs on Broadway

  • Competitions
    We’ve got some fantastic prizes in our movie questions competitions this month
  • First up, the chance to celebrate the release of X-Men: The Last Stand by winning yourself not only an Xbox copy of X-Men: The Official Game, but a 15” Samsung LCD TV and Xbox to play it on. You’ll also get an X-Men goody bag, as will nine runners up
  • We also have a DVD copy of Breakfast on Pluto to give away along with a Daewoo portable DVD player to watch it on and 10 DVD copies for runners up
  • What’s more we have 10 DVD copies of Mirrormask up for grabs in our crossword competition, and
  • 10 DVD copies of Walk the Line
  • plus 10 Johnny Cash action figures to give away to anyone who gets a letter published in our Post Production section

  • Film Facts
    All your cinematic questions answered by our resident expert.

  • Next Issue
    We take a look at next month’s much anticipated releases, including Captain Jack Sparrow’s return in Pirates of the Caribbean 2: Dead Man’s Chest, star studded animation Over the Hedge and the Man of Steel’s homecoming in Superman Returns

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