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Jul 2008 • ships from Jun 23 2008
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148 packed pages

The Dark Knight New Pics!
Batman is back!
We chat to director Christopher Nolan along with stars Christian Bale and Aaron Eckhart about the Caped Crusader’s hotly-anticipated return

Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

• Stars Ben Barnes and Warwick Davis let us know what’s in store for them…

A kung fu pandaKung Fu Panda
• Hi-yah! Stars of this CGI-blockbuster Jack Black and Angelina Jolie show us their smooth kung fu moves

• Director Andrew Stanton gives us the low-down on creating Pixar’s latest, Space age movie

25 Greatest Actors
• We scour modern cinema for the crème de la crème of today’s acting talent. We’re a picky bunch, so it’s quite a countdown!

Cannes 2008 Exclusive!
• Oh yes, all the juiciest news and gossip straight from the heart of Cannes that you won’t hear anywhere else

Sydney Pollack tribute
• We pay our respects to the late, multi-talented film-maker with a look back at his stunning career

• Quench your thirst for action as director Timur Bekmambetov discusses his super-brutal new release

From the Archives: Toy Story
• With Pixar’s latest release, Wall-E, about to hit cinemas we take a look back at where the CGI craze all began

Director’s Chair: Frank Darabont Exclusive!
The Shawshank Redemption director gives us an exclusive look behind the scenes of his upcoming chiller The Mist

Now on DVD...
Rambo Exclusive! Aptly named special effects supervisor Alex Gunn and star Graham McTavish on the upcoming DVD
There Will Be Blood We talk to director Paul Thomas Anderson about his oil-soaked masterpiece in preparation for its release on DVD

Review Updates
• New reviews since we went to press…



Mama Mia!


The Bigger Picture
• We have an early look at forthcoming movies Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Yes Man and Miracle at St Anna

Vox Pops
• We mix things up a bit this issue by grabbing unsuspecting members of the illustrious Film Review team for their thoughts on cinema’s latest pickings

1-star film Our reviews section! 5-star film
What Film Review is all about!
18 packed pages of new movies

New Movies! 32 reviews –
including the above as well as...

  • Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
    Indiana's back for another top-notch adventure

  • The Incredible Hulk
    Edward Norton get’s his gamma on for this action-packed reboot

  • Sex and the City
    Carrie and company are back in style on the big screen

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

  • DVD All the latest movies heading for a shop near you, including the awesome drama of There Will Be Blood, the kooky copyright infringement of Be Kind Rewind and the chilling The Orphanage

  • Books Mike Leigh on Mike Leigh gives us some engrossing insights

  • Video games We try our hand at some marshal artistry with Kung Fu Panda

  • Audio We attempt to dance gracefully in our killer heels to the sounds of Sex and the City


  • 15 pages of the latest film news

  • Competitions
    We’re giving away…

    • 10 DVD copies of Water Lilies in our crossword competition
    • 10 DVD copies of There Will Be Blood to anyone who gets a letter published in our letters pages

    Plus, in our movie questions competitions you can win…
    A year’s free cinema pass and DVD rentals, plus other goodies, with new M Night Shyamalan thriller The Happening
    • 10 DVD copies of Be Kind Rewind
    • 10 DVD copies of My Blueberry Nights
    • 10 DVD copies of Rambo
    • 10 DVD copies of The Orphanage

  • Next Issue
    We take a look at the hottest upcoming releases, including Sci-Fi giant X-Files 2: I Want to Believe, awesome adventure Journey to the Center of the Earth and returning hero The Dark Knight

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