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march 2007 | volume 8 | number 3
PUBLICATIONS MAIL AGREEMENT NO. 40708019
PLUS: JACK BLACK, KEIRA KNIGHTLEY AND OTHER STARS ON BEING FRUGAL
If you’re a regular reader you know
that I usually start this editorial with
some interesting tidbit about our
cover girl or boy. But this month I’m
going to be a bit indulgent and tell you
why this particular issue is so special to
everyone here at Famous.
In November of 1999 we launched this
magazine as the in-theatre publication
for Famous Players theatres. We thought
that was pretty great — we had an instant,
national readership of movie lovers.
Then, in 2005, Famous Players was
purchased by Cineplex, as was this magazine. Since that time, we have
continued to be available in theatres bearing the Famous Players and
Alliance Atlantis names.
But as of this issue, Famous is available in all Cineplex Entertainment
theatres — that means Cineplex Odeon, Famous Players and Galaxy
cinemas (we’re still at Alliance theatres too). So some of you may be
looking at Famous for the very first time. Welcome.
We hope you enjoy reading this magazine as much as we enjoy
putting it together. You’ll find that, even though Famous is meant to
be fun and entertaining, we take creating it very seriously. Our
feature stories are based on interviews with the biggest names in
Hollywood, we scour the entertainment world for unique and
interesting photographs (rather than the usual red-carpet fare), and
we do everything we can to keep you in the loop when it comes to
current and upcoming films.
And how great is this? To celebrate the expansion, we’re going to
send one lucky contest winner to Los Angeles to attend the red-carpet
premiere of Transformers. Check out page 18 for all the details.
Speaking of upcoming films, you may have noticed that this is our
Spring Preview Issue. Starting on page 19 you can read about all the
movies being released from now until the end of May, with spotlights
on some of the most exciting films.
Plus, each month of that preview starts with a great interview —
March is Adam Sandler for Reign Over Me, a heartbreaking drama
about a guy who just can’t deal with reality after losing his family on
9/11; April is all about our cover girl, Scarlett Johansson, who stars in
The Nanny Diaries, an adaptation of the popular
tell-all book of the same name; and May goes to
Kirsten Dunst, whose spunky Mary Jane Watson
may finally get a proposal from her web-slinging
boyfriend in Spider-Man 3.
Plus, on page 14, you’ll find my chat with
Canadian actor Tom Cavanagh (Ed from Ed) about
his latest film, Gray Matters.
Once again, welcome to all of our new readers,
we’re thrilled to have you.
famous 6 | march 2007
march 2007 volume 8 number 3
PUBLISHER SALAH BACHIR
EDITOR MARNI WEISZ
DEPUTY EDITOR INGRID RANDOJA
ART DIRECTOR MATTHEW PICKET
PRODUCTION DIRECTOR SHEILA GREGORY
PRODUCTION ASSISTANT ZAC VEGA
CONTRIBUTORS EARL DITTMAN
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SPECIAL THANKS MATHIEU CHANTELOIS
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