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Superman Spectacular
extra 32 pages

To celebrate the Man of Steel’s homecoming in Superman Returns, Film Review has taken on superhuman proportions this month with an extra 32 pages, 30 of which are devoted entirely to Supes himself:

All Access Set Visit
• We report straight from the Australian set of Superman Returns and talk to director Bryan Singer, stars Kevin Spacey and Kate Bosworth and, of course, the new Superman, Brandon Routh

Superman Revisited
• Delving into the Film Review archives, we turn back time and look at the impact of the original Superman films through interviews with the cast and crew that brought these highly influential movies to the screen

Evan Rachel Wood in Pretty PersuasionPretty Persuasion
• Due to a change in release dates, we didn't get to feature the review for this outrageous comedy starring Evan Rachel Wood in our latest issue. Click here to read our verdict.

Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp)Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest
• Captain Jack Sparrow and the gang are back for another swashbuckling adventure and we’ve 9 pages of fantastic new photos from the film…

Daniel Craig as James BondCasino Royale
• With the new teaser trailer giving audiences their first glimpse of Daniel Craig as James Bond, we take a look at the return of 007 in this autumn’s most exciting thrill ride

Taxi Driver
• It’s 30 years since Travis Bickle stood in front of his mirror and delivered the immortal line ‘You talkin’ to me?’ With Martin Scorsese’s searingly brilliant film back on the big screen, we take a look at the lasting appeal of his Angst-ridden masterpiece

Cannes 2006
• We bring you all the latest news from the croisette, including the French furore surrounding Sophia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette and the first reactions to director Richard (Donnie Darko) Kelly’s new film Southland Tales

Milla Jovovich
• The utterly gorgeous Ukrainian actress reveals all about playing a vampiric warrior-woman in her new film Ultraviolet

Charlotte Rampling
• Travelling to Haiti to find love in her new film Heading South, the legendary actress discusses her remarkable career and why she has no intention of retiring soon

Kurt Russell
• Mr Goldie Hawn tells us how he managed to get his sea legs in the new nautical disaster movie Poseidon

Ken Loach
• The politically-minded director shares his thoughts on his new film The Wind that Shakes the Barley, set during the Irish War of Independence

Bennett Miller
• The director of the multi-award-winning Capote reveals how he went about bringing the famously flamboyant writer Truman Capote to the big screen

Marc Forster
• The director of Finding Neverland tells us why his commercially unsuccessful psychological thriller Stay deserves to get an afterlife on DVD


The Bigger Picture
• We take a look at upcoming releases Zodiac, The Fountain and Southland Tales

Your Film Review
• We’re off to LA to find out what our readers thought of X-Men: The Last Stand.

The Film That Changed My Life
• Actress Amy Adams, Oscar nominated this year for her role in Junebug, tells us why she’s hopelessly devoted to Grease

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

  • The Da Vinci Code
    We give our verdict on this year’s most controversial movie
  • The Omen (6-6-6)
    Does this classic Horror really need to be remade? Find out what our reviewers think
  • Half Light
    Demi Moore returns to the big screen in this Supernatural thriller

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 high street. There’s Anthony Hopkins’s new biopic The World’s Fastest Indian, kids’ sci-fi extravaganza Zathura and Kate Beckinsale’s fantasy action sequel Underworld: Evolution

  • The director who gave us Chinatown and The Pianist, amongst many others, is profiled in the sumptuous new coffee table book Roman Polanski

  • We play-test the video game adaptations of two of this year’s biggest films - X-Men: The Official Game and The Da Vinci Code

  • We get comical with new CD Charlie Chaplin: The Essential Film Music Collection

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

  • Bruce Willis signs on for Die Hard 4
  • Helena Bonham Carter in Harry Potter 5
  • The Da Vinci Code cracks the box office

  • Competitions
    We’ve some cracking prizes in our competitions this month...

    By answering an easy movie-related question you can win one of 10 DVD copies of acclaimed French thriller Hidden, Oscar-winning biopic Capote and director Nicolas Winding Refn’s Pusher trilogy.

    We also have an entire set of 29 classic John Wayne films to give away, along with a hamper packed with suitably manly foodstuffs for you to tuck into while you watch The Duke do his thing.

    What’s more, we also have 10 copies of Harvey Keitel’s new DVD Shadows in the Sun to give away in our crossword competition and

    10 DVD copies of George Clooney’s excellent Good Night, and Good Luck to hand over in our letter writing competition - with one lucky winner getting a Good Night, and Good Luck director’s chair as well!

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

  • Next Issue
    We take a look at next month’s new releases, including director Michael Mann’s movie version of Miami Vice, Uma Thurman’s new romantic comedy My Super Ex-Girlfriend and Pixar’s new automobile animation, Cars

Images taken from this issue are copyright or courtesy of: Warner Bros, Roadside Attractions, Buena Vista Pictures, Sony Pictures Entertainment

All other contents © Visual Imagination Ltd 2006. Not for reproduction

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