Total Film Magazine - Issue 197
The Comic-Book preview
This month we are scoping out the biggest comic-book movies coming your way, which includes 63 sequels, prequels, reboots and original adaptations.
Therefore, it is only fitting that, with the movie’s imminent release, Dredd heads up this preview with his hand-cannon-and-grimace combo.
If that gets you thirsty for more then we have some killer content on Marvel’s Phase 2, Man Of Steel , Kick-Ass 2 , 300: Battle Of Artemisia and Godzilla .
We chat to the stars and give you an inside scoop, anything comic-book related, we’ve got it covered.
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Set in the gritty, crime ridden Mega-City One, Karl Urban (fitting name, that) brings us a new, more visceral Judge Dredd who’s faithful to the cult British comics and graphic novels that brought the character to life.
We catch up with Urban to find out what he has to say about being Dredd , as well as chatting to his partner ‘the rookie’ (Olivia Thirlby) and ‘the baddie’ Ma-Ma (Lena Headey).
Marvel Phase 2
With exclusive Iron Man 3 and Ant-Man showreels screened at Comic-Con 2012, we bring you the lowdown on what our superheroes are doing next, as well as the best bits from the convention.
Marvel talk about Iron Man 3 , we get the latest on the Thor , Captain America and Avengers sequels, and Edgar Wright spills about his adaptation of Ant-Man , that is promising to be an action-packed epic of microscopic proportions.
And that’s not the only thing Wright has on his plate… he’s also been judging YOUR superhero designs!
If you like your movies tough, gritty and fully loaded with ammo, this just might be your month, with in-depth features on Lawless , Killing Them Softly and The Bourne Legacy .
First off we examine the world of gritty brutal crime thriller Lawless , which sees the return to the classic American moviemaking era with antiheroes you can root for.
We uncover the inspiration behind the muscular Prohibition thriller as we talk to director John Hillcoat, writer Nick Cave and their phenomenally starry cast.
Killing Them Softly
Fancy another thriller that harks back to an altogether grubbier time for Hollywood movies? Director Andrew Dominik talks violence and crime movies as he gives us an insight into the tough-nut drama that sees him reteam with The Assassination Of Jesse James star Brad Pitt.
These crime thrillers feature enough violence to make any super-hero want to retire!
The Hotlist Awards
Over 240,000 of you voted for Total Film’s Hotlist and inside this issue we announce the winners and give you their responses as we hand over the trophies.
Did your favourite make the cut? Find out inside…
The Bourne Legacy
“Jason Bourne was just the tip of the iceberg.”
We put the spotlight on the newest instalment of the Bourne franchise, which sees Jeremy Renner taking the lead.
Not a sequel or a prequel, The Bourne Legacy takes off from The Bourne Ultimatum . We get the low-down on this grittier, tougher, smarter addition from those involved.
Buzz and Agenda
Liam Neeson proves once again that he’s a force to reckon with, heading up Buzz with Taken 2 . We chat to director Olivier Megaton, who talks about the secret to Taken ’s success and working with Liam Neeson.
Plus we give you 10 things we know about Elysium , Guillermo del Toro on Pacific Rim , Jake Gyllenhaal’s new cop film End Of Watch , Michelle Rodriguez, Frankenweenie , regular columnist Citizen Zane and much, much more.
And in Agenda , Chloë Grace Moretz talks playing a killer kid, Kristin Kreuk and Christian Cooke (trying saying that 10 times fast) front our Talent shoots and Michelle Williams talks about how one TV show transformed her into a full-time award winning actress.
Screen and Lounge
This month Pixar’s bold new fairytale Brave grabs the front row seat in Screen . Every new cinema release, from The Imposter to The Dark Knight Rises , with Step Up 4: Miami Heat and Take This Waltz in between, get the TF scrutiny.
In Lounge , things take a more dystopian turn as The Hunger Games leads the home entertainment reviews. Check out what we have to say about the new releases onto DVD and Blu-Ray, from the latest releases to the forgotten gems, as well as our views on Games, Soundtracks and Books.
Alec Baldwin The Total Film Interview
Starring as Russell Brand’s love interest in Rock Of Ages is only the tip of the iceberg of Alec Baldwin’s colourful and extensive 30-year career as an actor in both film and TV.
Baldwin entertains us with a fascinating chat covering his entire career, his future projects and, of course, his recent singing performance and what it was like to kiss Russell Brand…