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Special Issue #55 • ships from Nov 25 2004
News-stand Price UK £7.99 / US $14.99

In Film Review’s
228-page Yearbook…

…We take a comprehensive look back at 2004, a year which saw CGI-animated adventures reaching new heights, comic-book capers continuing to take flight and documentaries picking fights with corporations and governments alike.

With all 2004’s release being covered in detail and indexed in full, the Yearbook adds up to 13 issues’ worth of reviews, making it a must for all film fans. Whether you’re deciding which recent DVDs to buy or just catching up on the movies you didn’t get a chance to see, we break down the best and the worst that the year had to offer.

From blockbusters like I, Robot and The Incredibles, to the sequel-mania of Kill Bill Vol 2 and Harry Potter 3, to award-winning efforts like 21 Grams and international affairs like Hero and The Motorcycle Diaries, it’s been a good year for big screen extravaganzas. All of them get a thorough review, as do all the lesser-known films that might not have made it to your local cinema screen – Your cinematic year preserved forever!

But that’s not all you get! Our reviewers look back on the year and pick out the highlights and the low points, from the painful awfulness of Godsend, to the sterling success of Shrek 2, to the irreverence and inventiveness of Shaun of the Dead and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Batman Begins
• We look forward to 2005 with our preview of Batman Begins, featuring interviews with stars…
Christian Bale
• Michael Caine
• Katie Holmes
Cillian Murphy
• director David Goyer
• special effects guru Sandy Collora

Seven great interviews with some of Hollywood's hottest and fastest-rising stars –- those who can regard the year 2004 as a watershed…

Jude LawJude Law
• The British star may have featured in five films this year, but he’s set to appear in a staggering 12 more before the end of 2005. He tells us of his worries about overexposure

Charlize TheronCharlize Theron
• Three very different roles have caused the South African stunner to go through some striking transformations. She talks about the distinct challenges of this year's movies.

Clive OwenClive Owen
• From Croupier, to King Arthur, to his possible future role as James Bond, Clive Owen divulges the thought processes he goes through before playing a role

Naomi Watts
21 Grams really put her on the map, and King Kong looks set to establish her further, so what does Naomi Watts think about it all, and what drives her to keep jumping genres, as she did with the recent I heart Huckerbees?

Scarlett Johanssen
• The award-winning Ms Johanssen charts her rise to stardom, starting with Robert Redford’s The Horse Whisperer, and tells us what it was like to film Lost in Translation and Girl with a Pearl Earring back to back

Lindsay Lohan
• Having turned 18 in 2004, Lindsay Lohan is the bright young thing on the block. But will the future hold more school-based scripts like Mean Girls and Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen, or will she be branching out?

Paul Bettany
• Never happy unless he’s doing something new, the versatile Mr Bettany tells us why he decided to take on the the ‘romcom’ Wimbledon after starring in serious films like Dogville and Master and Commander

All this, with 350+ movies reviewed over 228 pages in this unique
Film Review Yearbook 2005!

Don’t miss out!

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