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X-Men 2

• Forget Spider-Man and Daredevil – the X-Men are the best superheroes in cinema! Discover why its stars were terrified the original would flop and what new X-Men are turning up in the sequel

The 75th Academy Awards
• A massive report on the biggest awards night in the movie calendar! Find out who won what, who wore what and just how Steve Martin was the best presenter in years
Our report from the Ninth Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards .

TrappedPhone Booth
• Director Joel Schumacher introduced Colin Farrell with Tigerland and they're both back with this taut thriller of a man trapped in a phone box by a sniper.

He knows nothingJohnny English
• From a bit-part in Never Say Never Again and playing the asinine agent in the Barclaycard ads, Rowan Atkinson takes the creation to the big screen in this comedy spy film.

Hanging aroundShanghai Knights
• After the success of Shanghai Noon, stars Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson return as the stunt-prone comedy duo, now in Olde London town battling to save the Crown Jewels

S Club ‘Seeing Double’
• The gang from S Club burst onto the big screen after a massive pop career and a world-wide smash TV series. Rachel Stevens reveals why she hopes this isn’t her only movie

Welcome to Collinwood
• Starring in the acclaimed heist movie is probably one of the finest character actors in Hollywood. Find out why William H Macy would like to get the girl for once

How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
• Having Goldie Hawn as your mother is a lot of live up to, but Kate Hudson, star of this romantic comedy with a twist, is definitely up to the challenge

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What Film Review is all about!
bringing you the next four weeks of releases!

New Movies! 25 brand spanking new releases -
including all the newcomers above, as well as...

  • Nowhere in Africa
    The winner of the Best Foreign Language Oscar is based upon a true story about a German Jewish family who are forced to adapt to life in Kenya during World War Two
  • Hope Springs
    Colin Firth plays an artist who flees his deranged girlfriend (Minnie Driver) but she hunts him down to ruin his life in this comedy romance
  • The 25th Hour
    Acclaimed drama from Spike Lee sees Edward Norton who has just one day left before being sent to prison and wants to make his piece with his family and friends
  • Still Showing
    Our in-depth guide to more than 50 films at cinemas near you throughout the UK at the time of going to press.

Home Entertainment – 10 pages reviewing the latest cable and satellite films showing in your homes, plus videos to rent and books, CDs and DVDs to buy, including:

  • The ground-breaking DVD My Little Eye that takes the interactive DVD experience to a new level
  • Anthony Hopkins in the Hannibal Lecter prequel Red Dragon
  • Robin Williams takes a career-changing role in the chilling thriller One Hour Photo

Despatches: – 8 pages of the hottest movie news

  • How the team members behind A Beautiful Mind are getting back together
  • The latest Marvel superhero to head for the big screen
  • Just how many movies is Nicole Kidman working on at the moment?
  • All the latest box-office charts
  • …and much, much more!
  • Competitions
    Win a fantastic super spooky weekend away in our Halloween Resurrection competition, plus fantastic Harry Potter prizes and brilliant My Little Eye goodies!
  • Film Facts
    James Cameron-Wilson is on hand once again to answer all your most taxing movie questions
  • Next Issue
    An evil spirit waits for Darkness Falls, Denzel Washington makes his directorial début with Antwone Fisher, Tim Roth learns how To Kill a King, Julia Roberts provides a Full Frontal and we plug into The Matrix Reloaded!

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