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BAGHEAD by Matt Wedge
THE BALLAD OF SADIE HAWKINS
by Elaine Hegwood Bowen
BURN AFTER READING by Matt Wedge
CHOKE by Matt Wedge
COLLEGE by Laura Tucker
THE DARK KNIGHT
by Del Harvey
DEATH RACE by Jef Burnham
EIGHT MILES HIGH by Jef Burnham
THE FAMILY THAT PREYS
by Elaine Hegwood Bowen
FLY ME TO THE MOON by Jef Burnham
FLY ME TO THE MOON by Laura Tucker
THE HOUSE BUNNY by Laura Tucker
IGOR by Laura Tucker
IGOR by Hank Yuloff
IN SEARCH OF A MIDNIGHT KISS
by Jef Burnham
KINGS OF THE EVENING
by Elaine Hegwood Bowen
LAKEVIEW TERRACE
by Elaine Hegwood Bowen
THE LONGSHOTS
by Elaine Hegwood Bowen
MAMMA MIA! by Laura Tucker
MIRACLE AT ST. ANNA
by Rick Villalobos
MIRRORS by Jason Coffman
MOTHER OF TEARS
by Matt Wedge
MY BEST FRIEND'S GIRL by Laura Tucker
PINEAPPLE EXPRESS by Jason Coffman
PINEAPPLE EXPRESS by Matt Wedge
RIGHTEOUS KILL by Hank Yuloff
THE ROCKER by Laura Tucker
SIXTY SIX
by Elaine Hegwood Bowen
SUKIYAKI WESTERN DJANGO
by Jef Burnham
SWING VOTE by Hank Yuloff
TROPIC THUNDER by Rick Villalobos
TROPIC THUNDER by Matt Wedge
VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA
by Jef Burnham
WHAT WE DO IS SECRET
by Jason Coffman
X-FILES 2 by Matt Wedge

Also playing in theatres...
ALL IN THIS TEA by Kendall Williams
AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL
by Elaine Hegwood Bowen
DIMINISHED CAPACITY
by Elaine Hegwood Bowen
GONZO: HUNTER THOMPSON
by Matt Wedge
THE MUMMY: TOMB OF THE
DRAGON EMPEROR

by Laura Tucker
MY WINNIPEG by Jason Coffman
SAVAGE GRACE
by Elaine Hegwood Bowen
STEP BROTHERS by Laura Tucker
THE STRANGERS by Jason Coffman
THE VISITOR by Elaine Bowen
WHAT HAPPENS IN VEGAS
by Laura Tucker
WALL-E by Jason Coffman
WALL-E by Lauren Sepanski
WALL-E by Rick Villalobos
WANTED by Hank Yuloff

Complete list of current film reviews here.

EXCLUSIVE:
SIMON PEGG / HOW TO LOSE FRIENDS
AND ALIENATE PEOPLE
by Jef Burnham

EXCLUSIVE:
PETER TOLAN / FINDING AMANDA
by Annie Vinton

FESTIVAL:
TORONTO FF 2008
by Paul Fischer

EXCLUSIVE:
TERROR IN THE AISLES
AT THE PORTAGE THEATER
by Jef Burnham



The Columns

FILM AS SEEN BY WAYNE CASE
Film Monthly's own Wayne Case gives you the down and dirty on films you want to see.


REEL ADVICE BY THE VIDEO STORE GUY
This week, "THE LEGEND OF BLOODY MARY."


COWBOY KILLER by Jef Burnham
Very cool concept on this indie thriller.

FESTIVAL: 2008 TORONTO FILM FESTIVAL by Paul Fischer

EVENT: THE ANIMATION SHOW 4 by Lauren Sepanski

FESTIVAL: 2008 LOS ANGELES INDIAN FILM FESTIVAL by Dianne V. Lawrence

EXCLUSIVE: DRAC STUDIO INTERVIEW by Laura Tucker

BETTE DAVIS CENTENNIAL by Alan K. Rode

ARTICLE: DOES INDIANA JONES QUALITFY AS A SUPERHERO? by Chris Wood

EXCLUSIVE: TANNA FREDERICK by Dianne V. Lawrence

MUSIC BOX SCI-FI SPECTACULAR 2 by Jef Burnham

FROM THE NEW YORK COMIC CON 2008 by Keith Miller

EXCLUSIVE: THE BEST AND WORST OF 2007 by The Staff at Film Monthly

EXCLUSIVE: MARTIN McDONAGH talks with Jef Burnham

Alan K. Rode's New Biography of Charles McGraw Available Now!

A CONVERSATION WITH ATOM EGOYAN by Ben Poster

AN INTERVIEW WITH JOHN DEBELLIS by Jef Burnham



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GOOGLE ME by Elaine Hegwood Bowen

GRAND WHEEL by Jef Burnham

COWBOY KILLER by Jef Burnham

STRANGE CULTURE by Peter Wertz

TROUBLE THE WATER by Elaine Hegwood Bowen

Read all our independent film reviews here.


A section featuring the best of the genre known as Hong Kong / Asian Film.

DEATH NOTE by Jef Burnham

ELECTION and ELECTION 2 by Del Harvey
Director Johnnie To's latest are back-to-back Triad thrillers that you won't want to miss.

Read all our Asian cinema reviews here.


ALFRESCO by Katie Morris

THE ANDROMEDIA STRAIN by Jef Burnham

THE BOONDOCKS by Elaine Hegwood Bowen

THE COTTAGE by Jason Coffman

DaVINCI'S INQUEST SEASON 3 by Jef Burnham

DANTE'S INFERNO by Jef Burnham

DEATH NOTE by Jef Burnham

DEATH ON DEMAND by Jef Burnham

THE DUCHESS OF DUKE STREET by Jef Burnham

DNA by Elaine Hegwood Bowen

FRONTIERE(S) by Jason Coffman

FROSTBITTEN by Jason Coffman

GYPSY CARAVAN by Elaine Hegwood Bowen

THE HAUNTING OF REBECCA VERLAINE by Jason Coffman

HELL'S GROUND by Jef Burnham

LOVE AND MARY by Nathan Baker-Lutz

MAN, WOMAN AND THE WALL by Jef Burnham

MAN, WOMAN AND THE WALL by Jason Coffman

MOTHER OF TEARS by Jason Coffman

NEO NED by Keith Miller

2007 NEWPORT MUSIC FESTIVAL by Elaine Hegwood Bowen

OTIS by Jason Coffman

PISTOLEROS by Sean Curry

POOL PARTY by Hank Yuloff

QUANTUM HOOPS by Elaine Hegwood Bowen

ROBBIE COLTRANE: INCREDIBLE BRITAIN by Elaine Hegwood Bowen

ROBIN OF SHERWOOD: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION by Jef Burnham

THE RUTH RENDELL MYSTERIES VOL. 3 by Elaine Hegwood Bowen

SEE NO EVIL by Andrew Keller

SIMON, KING OF THE WITCHES by Jason Coffman

SOCKET by Jason Coffman

STORM by Jef Burnham

STRICTLY BACKGROUND by Laura Tucker

STUCK by Jason Coffman

STUCK by Matt Wedge

TERRY PRATCHETT'S DISCWORLD by Katie Morris

THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE ON BLU-RAY by Del Harvey

TRIAL & RETRIBUTION 1 by Del Harvey

TWO FAT LADIES by Elaine Hegwood Bowen

THE VIOLIN by Scott Larkin

VISIONS OF HELL: THE FILMS OF JIM VAN BEBBER by Matt Wedge

WRISTCUTTERS: A LOVE STORY by Jason Coffman

Read all our DVD reviews here.


THE LODGER / HANGOVER SQUARE by Alan Rode
Rare double-feature starring the impressive Laird Cregar.

STRANGE ILLUSION by Barry Meyer
Edward G. Ulmer's off-the-wall classic now on DVD.

Read all our film noir reviews here.


AMERICAN MASTERS on PBS by Del Harvey
The latest line-up is a stellar collection of artists, inventors, and media types not to be missed!

ANDROMEDA STRAIN by Lauren Sepanski

THE ART OF FAILURE: CHUCK CONNELLY NOT FOR SALE by Jef Burnham
Now showing on HBO. Check your local listings.

THE BLACK LIST, VOL. 1 by Elaine Hegwood Bowen

CHINA'S STOLEN CHILDREN by Jef Burnham
Now showing on HBO. Check your local listings.

CRANFORD by Del Harvey

FOYLE'S WAR, SERIES V by Del Harvey

FOYLE'S WAR, SERIES V by Katie Morris

GANJA QUEEN by Keith Miller

GHOST HUNTERS INTERNATIONAL by Jef Burnham

IN PLAIN SIGHT by Annie Vinton

INSPECTOR LYNLEY MYSTERIES, SERIES VII by Del Harvey

THE LAST ENEMY by Del Harvey

PBS AMERICAN MASTERS: MARVIN GAYE by Elaine Hegwood Bowen

PBS SECRETS OF THE DEAD by Jef Burnham

ROMAN POLANSKI: WANTED AND DESIRED by Jef Burnham

SANDHOGS by Jef Burnham

SAVAGE GRACE by Elaine Hegwood Bowen

SANCTUARY by Josef Steiff

SECRETS OF THE DEAD - EXECUTED IN ERROR by Laura Tucker

SENSE AND SENSIBILITY on PBS by Del Harvey
PBS' Masterpiece Theatre doing quality work with Austen's writings.

STARGATE: ATLANTIS SEASON 5 PREMIERE by Josef Steiff

UNDER THE SEA WITH AL GIDDINGS by Jef Burnham

WE ARE TOGETHER by Jef Burnham

YOU MUST REMEMBER THIS: THE WARNER BROS STORY by Keith Miller

Read all our television reviews here.


THE ANDERSON FILES
Check out our new weekly column featuring the latest horror DVDs. This week: "MASTERS OF HORROR: SEASON TWO BOX SET."

EVIL by Gary Schultz
An over-the-top gorefest from Greece.

FEED by Del Harvey
Very disturbing little shocker from down under. A real stomach-turner.

MEATBALL MACHINE by Aaron Riccio
A schlocky, low-budget splatterpunk film from Japan.

Read all our horror reviews here.


BUDDHA IN A TEACUP by Laura Tucker

CHARLES MCGRAW by Alan Rode

COOKING BEYOND MEASURE by Elaine Hegwood Bowen

ME & MIKE by Laura Tucker

MOTION BY DESIGN by Titan Books, Review by Joe Steiff

MR. T - A GRAPHIC NOVEL by Jef Burnham

THE PSYCHOLOGY OF SUPERHEROES by Del Harvey

THE STRANDED by Jef Burnham

Read all our book reviews here.


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THE AMERICAN CINEMATHEQUE PRESENTS

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COMING SOON: Indian Goodfellas, Sci Fi, Fantasy & Horror, Roger Corman In Person, Family Matinees at the Aero -- plus more L.A. Premieres of new films and much, much more.

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AT THE EGYPTIAN THEATRE
Thanks to Margot Gerber
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Paul Fischer talks with...

DENNIS QUAID
The Express

ROB BROWN
The Express

ANNE HATHAWAY
Rachel Getting Married

PIPER PERABO
Beverly Hills Chihuaha

JEREMY IRONS
Appaloosa

SETH GREEN
Sex Drive

ALAN BALL
Towelhead

KEIRA KNIGHTLEY
The Duchess

SUMMER BISHIL
Towelhead

DANE COOK
My Best Friend's Girl

SAM ROCKWELL
Choke

BILLY BOB THORNTON
Eagle Eye

RICKY GERVAIS
Ghost Town

BILL MAHER
Religulous

SOPHIA MYLES
Mister Foe

ANNA FARIS
House Bunny

RUMER WILLIS
House Bunny

STEVE COOGAN
Hamlet 2

PAM BRADY &
ANDREW FLEMING

Hamlet 2

ROBERT DOWNEY JR
Tropic Thunder

JAVIER BARDEM
Vicky Cristina Barcelona

PENELOPE CRUZ
Vicky Cristina Barcelona

SCARLETT JOHANSSON
Vicky Cristina Barcelona

LUKE WILSON
Henry Poole

RADHA MITCHELL
Henry Poole

ALEX PROYAS
At Comic Con

DAKOTA FANNING
At Comic Con

JEFFREY NACHMANOFF
Traitor

SOPHEE MONK
The Hills Run Red

CHRISTOPHER NOLAN
The Dark Knight

CHRISTIAN BALE
The Dark Knight

EXCLUSIVE:
AARON ECKHART
The Dark Knight

MAGGIE GYLLENHAAL
The Dark Knight

GARY OLDMAN
The Dark Knight

WOODY ALLEN
Vicky Cristina Barcelona

EXCLUSIVE:
LARRY BISHOP
Hell Ride

EXCLUSIVE:
MARK RICHARDS
Bustin' Down the Door

JUDD APATOW
Pineapple Express

SETH ROGEN
Pineapple Express

BILLY CRUDUP
Watchmen

ALAN RICKMAN
Bottle Shock

MARK WAHLBERG
Max Payne

McG
Terminator:Salvation

KIEFER SUTHERLAND
Mirrors, 24

GUY RITCHIE
RocknRolla

PAULA PATTON
Swing Vote, Mirrors

MICHELLE YEOH, JET LI
Mummy 3

MARIA BELLO
Mummy 3

DAVID DUCHOVNY,
GILLIAN ANDERSON

X-Files: I Want To Believe

MARY STEENBURGEN,
RICHARD JENKINS

Step Brothers

GUILLERMO DEL TORO
Hellboy II

RON PERLMAN
Hellboy II

SELMA BLAIR
Hellboy II

EXCLUSIVE:
MATTHEW GOODE
Brideshead Revisited, Watchmen

EXCLUSIVE:
HALEY ATWELL
Brideshead Revisited

EXCLUSIVE:
ROB COHEN
The Mummy - Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

BRIAN ROBBINS
Meet Dave

BRITTANY SNOW
Finding Amanda

EXCLUSIVE:
TIMUR BEKMAMBETOV
Wanted

EXCLUSIVE:
JEFF GARLIN
Wall-E

EXCLUSIVE:
ERIC BREVIG
Journey To The
Center Of The Earth

EXCLUSIVE:
RAINN WILSON
The Rocker

EXCLUSIVE:
ADAM MCKAY
Step Brothers

MIKE MYERS
The Love Guru

JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE
The Love Guru

VERNE TROYER
The Love Guru

EXCLUSIVE:
ALAN ARKIN
Get Smart

EXCLUSIVE:
MASI OKA
Get Smart

EXCLUSIVE:
LOUIS LETERRIER
The Incredible Hulk

EXCLUSIVE:
JENA MALONE
The Go-Getter

LUCY LIU
Kung Fu Panda

JACK BLACK
Kung Fu Panda

EXCLUSIVE:
SEANN WILLIAM SCOTT
The Promotion

EXCLUSIVE:
ROGER SPOTTISWOODE
Children of Huang Shi

EXCLUSIVE:
HANS ZIMMER
The Dark Knight

EXCLUSIVE:
MARINA ZENOVICH
Polanski Documentary

EXCLUSIVE:
FAMKE JANSSEN
Turn The River

EXCLUSIVE:
JON FAVREAU
Iron Man

EXCLUSIVE:
BEN BARNES
Prince Caspian

EXCLUSIVE:
ANDREW ADAMSON
Prince Caspian

ASHTON KUTCHER
What Happens In Vegas

Speed Racer
EMILE HIRSCH
CHRISTINA RICCI
MATTHEW FOX
JOEL SILVER

EXCLUSIVE:
MORGAN SPURLOCK
Where Is Osama Bin Laden?

EXCLUSIVE:
BRITTANY SNOW
Prom Night

EXCLUSIVE:
STEVEN WALKER
Young At Heart

EXCLUSIVE:
GEORGE CLOONEY
Leatherheads

EXCLUSIVE:
RENEE ZELLWEGER
Leatherheads

EXCLUSIVE:
SIMON PEGG
Run Fat Boy Run, Star Trek

EXCLUSIVE:
THANDIE NEWTON
Run, Fat Boy, Run

EXCLUSIVE:
KEVIN SPACEY
21

EXCLUSIVE:
KRISTEN BELL
Forgetting Sarah Marshall

EXCLUSIVE:
KIMBERLY PEIRCE
Stop Loss

EXCLUSIVE:
NAOMI WATTS
Funny Games

EXCLUSIVE:
JOHN KRASINSKI
Leatherheads

EXCLUSIVE:
KATE BOSWORTH
21, The Girl In The Park

EXCLUSIVE:
RACHAEL TAYLOR
Shutter

RUSSELL BRAND
Forgetting Sarah Marshall

JIM CARREY
Horton Hears A Who

EXCLUSIVE:
KATE BECKINSALE
Snow Angels, Whiteout

EXCLUSIVE:
DAVID GORDON GREEN
Snow Angels, Pineapple Express

EXCLUSIVE:
ERIC BANA
The Other Boleyn Girl, Star Trek

EXCLUSIVE:
HEATH LEDGER
A Remembrance

EXCLUSIVE:
GEORGE A. ROMERO
Diary of the Dead

EXCLUSIVE:
WILLIAM HURT
Vantage Point

EXCLUSIVE:
FOREST WHITAKER
Vantage Point

EXCLUSIVE:
MATTHEW FOX
Vantage Point

EXCLUSIVE:
MARIA BELLO
Downloading Nancy, The Mummy 3

EXCLUSIVE:
MISCHA BARTON
Assassination of a
High School President

EXCLUSIVE:
DENNIS QUAID,
SARAH JESSICA PARKER,
THOMAS HAYDEN CHURCH

Smart People

EXCLUSIVE:
RADHA MITCHELL
on Henry Poole Was Here

EXCLUSIVE:
ANDY GARCIA
on The Air That I Breathe,
Pink Panther 2

EXCLUSIVE:
DIANE LANE
on Untraceable

EXCLUSIVE:
EMILY MORTIMER
on Transsiberian, Pink Panther 2

EXCLUSIVE:
BRENDAN FRASER
on The Air That I Breathe

For the full list, click here.



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