Sarah Michelle Gellar had to split her time between two different Scooby gangs when making her latest feature - one as Buffy the vampire slayer and leader of a group who call themselves the Scoobies and secondly with a gang of sleuths in a real life feature adaptation of Seventies animation series Scooby Doo.
Tom Hanks is in a characteristically jovial mood when we meet at a Chicago hotel, an appropriate venue to discuss the Chicago-shot Road to Perdition. The Tom Hanks that one meets is in stark contrast to his Michael O’Sullivan, the lowbrow hit man and surrogate son to gangster patriarch John Rooney (played by Paul Newman).
Much has been made of his change of image for this role. To him that makes sense.
For all its glamour filmmaking can be a surprisingly tedious business. Ben Chaplin says that discussing the sex scenes with Nicole Kidman and Sandra Bullock is one such example of that.
In the cinema and on television, Colin Salmon has become a figure of immediate, unquestioned authority as Sgt Oswald in Prime Suspect and as M’s right-hand man in the recent Bond movies. Pierce Brosnan even suggested he could be the first black 007, though Salmon still sees himself as "a street boy". "I mean I played in punk bands," he says.
When director Michael Radford advertised for actors who would work for nothing in his low-budget strip club feature Dancing at the Blue Iguana he was surprised who turned up for the auditions.
Twentysomething director Cedric Kahn's follow-up to the highly-rated L'Ennui is a thriller about a young Italian who kills his parents, is sent to a mental institution and then escapes. From there cops chase this dangerous con-man across France. En route Succo meets a young girl Lea and the two indulge in a dangerous relationship.
As Hart's War, starring Bruce Willis, brings a new spin on the World War II Prisoner-Of-War genre, Brian Pendreigh asks some of the original POWs whether their wartime experience resembled anything like we find in the movies.
Nick Broomfield has been no stranger to controversy in relation to his documentaries. He was game enough to expose Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss and even braver when he began listening to those who reckoned Kurt Cobain was murdered rather than committed suicide. No wonder Nick’s name is not popular in the company of Courtney Love.
Halle Berry caused a storm by exposing her breasts in Swordfish for a reported $500,000. Now that she has made Oscar history with her winning role as Leticia in Monster's Ball it's her acting talent that everybody is talking about. In the film, Berry plays an executed convict's wife who abuses her obese son and becomes romantically involved with a violent, racist prison warden.