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132 packed pages

Angelina JolieWanted Pictorial Preview
• Angelina Jolie and James McAvoy team up for this hot new action-fest, the upcoming adaptation of Mark Millar’s super-violent graphic novel set to take the box office by storm

Director’s Chair: Francis Ford Coppola Exclusive!
• The legendary film-maker on his fantastic career, his return to directing for Youth Without Youth and why he hasn’t made a film in 10 years

I spy…The Golden Compass
• We go behind the scenes on the snow-swept Fantasy film of the year and talk to director Chris Weitz about the making of this lavish epic based on the book by Philip Pullman

Christian BaleI’m Not There
• Director Todd Haynes and stars Cate Blanchett and Christian Bale get together to discuss the off beat Dylan biopic and the many varied depictions of the controversial artist

The Film That Changed My Life…
Atonement director Joe Wright talks about Scorsese’s inspiring masterpiece Taxi Driver

Jerry Seinfeld
• The funnyman gives us the buzz on his new animation Bee Movie

Joaquin Phoenix
• The straight-talking star of We Own the Night reveals some of the film’s darker themes

The Killing of John Lennon
• Director Andrew Piddington on bringing the disturbing true story to the big screen

• Susan Sarandon and Patrick Dempsey discuss this modern twist of a classic fairy-tale

Force Fed
• We celebrate 30 years of Star Wars with a fans' eye view of the saga. PLUS…

Kyle Newman Exclusive!
• We talk to the director of upcoming Star Wars comedy Fanboys Fanboy

Christopher Doyle Exclusive!
• The Paranoid Park cinematographer reveals what it’s like to work with director Gus Van Sant

Now on DVD: Knocked Up Exclusive!
• We chat to director Judd Apatow and star Leslie Mann

Now on DVD: Charles de Lauzirika Exclusive!
• The Blade Runner: The Final Cut producer on revitalizing the Sci-Fi masterpiece

Now on DVD: Shia LaBeouf Exclusive!
• We chat to the Transformers star as those robots in disguise make their way to DVD


The Bigger Picture
• An early look at forthcoming movies Cassandra’s Song, Rambo and Sex and the City: The Movie

Vox Pops
• We head to LA to find out what our readers made of Fred Claus

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

New Movies! 31 new releases –
including the above as well as...

  • Silk
    Michael Pitt and Kiera Knightley star in this sumptuous romance

  • Beowulf
    Motion capture retelling of the ancient poem with Ray Winston

  • Hitman
    Breakneck actioner based on the hit video game

Home Entertainment
9 pages of DVDs, books, cds and games…

  • Our DVD section has all the latest movies heading for the home market, including the Stephen King chill-ride 1408, the world’s most famous family in The Simpsons Movie and CGI surfing penguins in Surf’s Up

  • In our books section, Cecil B DeMille and the Golden Calf examines the life of one of the most famous names in film

  • We ready our lightsabres for a look at LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga

  • The score to Elizabeth: The Golden Years authentic but without a lute in sight


  • 13 pages of the latest film news
  • Competitions
    To celebrate the release of the amazing new fantasy movie The Dark is Rising, we’re giving away a fantastic family trip to Alton Towers with three lucky runners up-getting The Dark is Rising goodie bags

    Plus, we’re also giving away:
    • 10 DVD copies of 1408 in our crossword competition
    • 1 of 10 DVD copies of Transformers to anyone who gets a letter published in our letters pages

    And, in our movie questions competitions, we’re giving away:
    • 10 DVD copies of the 2-disc edition of Blade Runner: The Final Cut
    • 10 DVD copies of Sherrybaby
    • 10 DVD copies of Close Encounters of the Third Kind: 30th Anniversary Edition with one lucky winner also getting a Sony portable DVD player and a Blu-Ray copy of the film
    10 DVD copies of Surf’s Up

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

  • Next Issue
    We take a look at the biggest upcoming releases, including Will Smith as the last man in New York in I Am Legend, Ang Lee’s acclaimed thriller Lust, Caution, and Tim Burton’s fiendishly stylish retelling of the bloodthirsty barber, Sweeney Todd

Images taken from this issue are copyright or courtesy of: Universal Pictures, New Line Cinema, The Weinstein Company

All other contents © Visual Imagination Ltd 2007. Not for reproduction

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