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Dec 2006 • ships from Oct 30 2006
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132 packed pages

Casino RoyaleNew Bond - Photo: Greg Williams

After months of speculation and anticipation the 21st Bond film is finally here! We celebrate with a bumper pack of features...

Set Visit!
• Join us on the set, as we watch some of those awe-inspiring stunts being made!

Daniel Craig
• The brand new 007 tells us why he’ll knock the socks off his critics with his portrayal of a darker, sexier Bond

Judi Dench
• The beloved British actress tells us why she’s most definitely calling the shots as Bond’s boss M

Madds Mikkelsen
• Explains just why his villain, Le Chiffre, is going to be Bond’s biggest challenge yet

Eva Green
• On what it feels like to break Bond’s heard as the original and best Bond girl Vesper Lynd

Caterina Murino
• The sexy newcomer, who plays the beautiful Solange, talks love, lust and revenge

Martin Campbell
• The Casino Royale director reveals just what it takes to make an all-new Bond movie… and save the franchise

Complete 007 Countdown
• We countdown all the Bonds that have come before, from worst to best. Plus we talk to the cast and crew of the fantastic Goldfinger!


Little ChildrenKate Winslet
• The acclaimed British actress tells Film Review why balancing motherhood and a celebrity lifestyle helped shape her performance for her new drama Little Children

Ben AffleckHollywoodland
• Ben Affleck, Diane Lane and Adrien Brody on why the death of original TV Superman George Reeves makes for a fascinating film – but why they're pleased it doesn’t draw any conclusions

Guillermo Del Toro
• The Mexican director takes us behind the scenes of his dark fantasy Pan’s Labyrinth, but warns it’s not for the faint-hearted

Juliette Binoche
• The Mexican director takes us behind the scenes of his dark fantasy Pan’s Labyrinth, but warns it’s not for the faint-hearted

James McAvoy
• The young Brit actor continues to go from strength to strength in Hollywood, but it’s England all the way in Starter for Ten

Cillian Murphy
• The star of new DVD The Wind That Shakes the Barley explains why working with director Ken Loach was a learning experience

Mission: Impossible III
• As the third in the action franchise comes to DVD, we tell you everything you need to know about the explosive film series


The Bigger Picture
• Bringing you a first look at Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Leonardo DiCaprio’s latest Blood Diamond and a brand new pic from Nic Cage’s Ghost Rider!

The Film That Changed My Life
• Eighties bratpacker Anthony Michael Hall (The Breakfast Club) tells us why Raging Bull is such a knockout!

Your Film Review
• We visit Sydney to find out what our Aussie readers thought of Little Miss Sunshine

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! 32 new releases –
including the above as well as...

  • The Departed
    Does Martin Scorsese’s latest live up to all the hype?
  • Stranger Than Fiction
    Will Ferrell is the man who finds he is just a character in a novel in this quirky new comedy
  • The Prestige
    Christian Bale and Hugh Jackman face off as two rival magicians in this effects-laden drama

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

  • Our DVD section has all the latest movies heading for a living room near you. Including dark drama Hard Candy, high seas adventure Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl and actioner The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift

  • Kate – The Woman Who Was Katharine Hepburn tells the story of one of cinema’s greatest icons in our books section

  • We become superheroes for the day with the Marvel Ultimate Alliance video game.

  • The Marie Antoinette soundtrack is a real surprise

Despatches: – 12 packed pages of the
hottest movie news and gossip

  • Did Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman ruin Eyes Wide Shut?
  • Is Hermione leaving Harry Potter?
  • Mel Gibson proves an inspiration

  • Competitions
    This issue we’re giving away
    • 10 DVD copies of hilarious new Lindsay Lohan comedy Just My Luck in our crossword competition
    • 10 DVD copies of the awesome Mission: Impossible III to whoever gets a letter published in our Post Production letters page
    • 10 DVD copies of Hard Candy
    • 10 DVD copies of Reeker
    • 10 DVD copies of The Wind That Shakes the Barley
    • 3 copies of the Superman Returns video game for Xbox, PS2 or Xbox 360

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

  • Next Issue
    We’ll take a look at some of the biggest forthcoming releases, including director Clint Eastwood’s stirring World War II drama Flags of Our Fathers, penguin animation Happy Feet and fantasy Eragon

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