The Bourne Legacy
Jeremy Renner takes up where Matt Damon left off in a spy thriller that promises less amnesia than its predecessors but just as twisty-turny a plot and just as much action. We spoke to writer/director Tony Gilroy, stars Renner and Edward Norton and producer Frank Marshall to get the scoop.
Tom Cruise IS Jack Reacher, and he and director Christopher McQuarrie explain why in this month's Slate, which also includes our complete analysis of this year's Cannes Film Festival, and a Bill Murray Pint Of Milk interview that reveals why he's still bitter about a grade-school nativity play.
Tom Hardy's other hard man role this summer sees him as a moonshine bootlegger in 1930s Franklin County, Virginia, managing to intimidate all comers despite eternally wearing a cardigan. With John Hillcoat directing and Shia LaBeouf, Jessica Chastain, Guy Pearce and Gary Oldman also in the cast, this one's shaping up hot – despite the cardie.
We have an exclusive look at Gangster Squad, Ruben Fleischer's LA-set drama about the 1940s struggle between the City of Angels' less angelic cops, and the gangsters, under Mick Cohen, who were trying to establish themselves in the city. With Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling, Josh Brolin and Sean Penn aboard, expect fireworks.
It's one of the coolest films of the 1980s. It has suits by Armani, a script by Mamet, direction by DePalma – and Sean Connery delivering lines like, "He sends one of yours to the hospital, you send one of his to the morgue - that's the Chicago way". We bring you the full story of The Untouchables.
Prometheus: The Big Questions
We take our stab at answering some of the questions left by Prometheus. Was that first scene set on Earth? What was that thing in Holloway's eye? And why didn't Vickers run sideways? OK, not that last one. There's no answer for that.
Expendables: Direct To DVD
The Expendables 2 assembles the most comprehensive collection of action men the world has ever seen. Stallone, Schwarzenegger, Willis, Norris, Li, Statham, Lundgren, Van Damme… As its release approaches, we task
sacrificial lamb writer Owen Wilson to watch the direct to DVD output of the lot.
Robocop, Total Recall and Starship Troopers are all facing the remake treatment – but as new versions draw ever closer, we take a look back at Paul Verhoeven's original films and get the latest from the Robocop and Total Recall reboot filmmakers. Do you want to know more? Then read the magazine!
We throw you into the glamorous world of The Great Gatsby this month, alongside Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan, and then eject you into the grime of Mega City One for Dredd, via Sightseers and The King Of Soho. Apologies for the whiplash.
The Big Interview
She's talented, she's gorgeous and she pesters directors to cast her when there's a role she really wants. But here's the real question for Rachel Weisz: given that she's married to James Bond – well, Daniel Craig – but appearing in the new Bourne film, who's really her favourite super-spy?
This month we're sticking to walls with The Amazing Spider-Man, dirty dancing with Magic Mike, Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World with Keira Knightley and Steve Carell and rhyming with The Lorax. It's exhausting.
This month we look at the strange case of John Carter, the weird antics of 21 Jump Street, the animal madness of We Bought A Zoo and Abel Ferrara's King Of New York. Also accounted for: Marilyn Monroe, Eyes Without A Face, TV's Sinbad, psychological shooter Spec Ops: The Line and all the big releases this month.