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148 packed pages

• Angelina Jolie tells us what it was like to play the mother of a megalomaniac in Oliver Stone’s epic drama, while Colin Farrell explains why he was happy to take on the titular role, sexual promiscuity and all

Denzel WashingtonManchurian Candidate
• Denzel Washington, Meryl Streep and director Jonathan Demme tell us how they brought fresh ideas to this remake and to what extent they referenced the classic ’60s original

Incredible!The Incredibles
• Director Brad Bird reveals the aims and style of this fun new movie, the experiences he gained on previous projects like The Iron Giant, and the joys of working with Pixar

I lurv…I - heart - Huckerbees
• Director David O Russell explains the thinking behind his intriguing new ‘existential’ comedy and star Naomi Watts tells us why she wanted to get involved with his dark humour

The Forgotten
• Julianne Moore reveals her working methods and tell us what attracted her to this thriller

Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason
• Are all lead characters as neurotic as Bridget Jones? We had a look at their diaries to find out

Jerry Bruckheimer
• The famed producer discusses the making of King Arthur as the DVD invades a shop near you

Sir Ben Kingsley
• The noble knight reveals the fun he had playing a ‘pantomime villain’ as the Thunderbirds DVD roars into town

Sealed Section!

• Jack Black lets a secret slip concerning Peter Jackson’s remake of King Kong
Team America creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone tell us what they hate about Michael Moore
• Rumours abound concerning the delayed release of Alexander

The Bigger Picture
• Sample some double-page spreads of three upcoming films: Synergy, Seed of Chucky and The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

Vox Pops
• Our intrepid reporters find out what you think of the movies. This month we were at the Mann’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, getting feedback on Team America, Friday Night Lights and Shall We Dance?

The Film That Changed My Life
The Shawshank Redemption director Frank Darabont reveals which film has inspired him the most

1-star film Our reviews section! 5-star film
What Film Review is all about!
Over 20 packed pages bringing you the next four weeks of releases!

New Movies! 37 brand spanking new releases –
including the above as well as...

  • Blade: Trinity
    Wesley Snipes returns as the half-breed vampire slayer and takes on Dracula
  • Shaolin Soccer
    A Hong Kong hit full of kung fu, football and a healthy dose of insanity
  • Take My Eyes
    Get the low-down on this hard-hitting Spanish drama with a sensitive side

Home Entertainment – Over 12 pages reviewing the latest cable and satellite films showing at home, videos, books, CDs, DVDs…

  • Including…
  • Shrek 2 weaves a merry fantasy on DVD
  • The comprehensive book Down and Dirty Pictures delves inside Miramax and Sundance
  • The Star Wars Trilogy music arrives on CD

Despatches: – 7 packed pages of the hottest movie news

  • Russell Crowe is determined to direct the intriguing war film The Long Green Shore
  • Nicholas Cage is looking forward to playing a conflicted demon in Ghost Rider
  • Sci-Fi offering Ultraviolet sees Milla Jovovich getting revolutionary in China

  • Competitions
    Santa’s sack is brimming with treats for all the family this month. Win The Matrix Ultimate Collection 10-disc box set and bulging goody bag, King Arthur, Shrek 2 and Four Weddings and a Funeral SE DVDs, and even a widescreen TV and DVD player.

  • Film Facts
    All your cinematic conundrums and queries answered by our resident expert

  • Next Issue
    We look forward to some of January’s top releases, including Scorsese’s Aviator starring Leonardo DiCaprio, the sweet and sour delights of Lemony Snickett and a dark and edgy version of Phantom of the Opera

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All other contents © Visual Imagination Ltd 2004. Not for reproduction

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