The 200th Issue Collector's Edition
This month, we celebrate our 200th issue in style, chatting to the biggest cinematic stars of our lifetime - including Scarlett Johansson, Christian Bale and Quentin Tarantino - and looking at the highs and lows of all things movie-related over the past 15 years.
Plus, cover star and Total Film Icon Tom Cruise chats through his hit-studded past and his future plans, as well as giving us the complete lowdown on cover star Jack Reacher .
Also, you may have already heard that Total Film magazine is now available on your iPad, and it now costs just £1.99 per issue (opens in new tab) , or £12.99 for a whole year ($2.99 per issue or $17.99 yearly for the US and Canada, €2.39 per issue or €14.49 yearly for the Europe)! Read about the key features of Total Film 's interactive iPad edition.
Fans of the good old-fashioned paper edition need not worry - this version ain’t going anywhere! Like the look of that exclusive subscribers-only cover? Well, subscribe to Total Film magazine (opens in new tab) then!
Playing an ex-Army private investigator Jack Reacher, an ice-cool Tom Cruise might just have found his next big franchise…
Cruise gives us the lowdown on the pedal-to-the-metal car chases and his key role in Jack Reacher , while director Christopher McQuarrie details the ins and outs of bringing Lee Child’s novel to the screen.
Life Of Pi
One boy. One Tiger. One boat. Ang Lee’s Life Of Pi will make you believe the unbelievable.
We go on set with Lee as he takes us through the epic journey of a young boy left stranded at sea after a shipwreck...
Mental illness, institutionalisation and American football are the ingredients for David O Russell’s comedy-drama follow up to The Fighter . Prepared to be charmed and disarmed…
We get a glimpse at the making of indie romcom Silver Linings Playbook through the eyes of Russell, Bradley Cooper and Oscar shoo-in Jennifer Lawrence.
Total Film 200
You are cordially invited to join us in our A-list celebration of 200 star-packed issues of Total Film .
The guestlist includes the biggest star in the world, a black widow, Mr. Brown, the film of our lifetime and a trip down memory lane. BYOB…
The Impossible is gathering awards buzz for its heart-wrenching, nerve-jangling portrayal of real-life survival in the wake of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.
We talk to stars Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor and director Juan Antonio Bayona about realistically recreating a natural disaster without exploiting still-raw grief.
Re-living the highs and lows of Total Film ’s covers, year by year.
Plus, we put our hands up and admit to the ones we got oh-so-wrong in a reviews special of Hindsight Corner!
Buzz and Agenda
In Buzz this month, the claws are out as Hugh Jackman prepares for his role in The Wolverine . And we get a look at the new epic western, The Lone Ranger , from Pirates director Gore Verbinski and his muse Johnny Depp.
John McClane gears up for a comeback in our preview of A Good Day To Die Hard while we get a look at sports drama Trouble With The Curve , and Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña let us in on their roles as LAPD partners in End Of Watch .
Over in Agenda , Anthony Mackie salutes black (super)power in his new role as The Falcon in Captain America: A Winter Solider , we catch up with the freshest action-movie talent, and share our picks from this year’s BFI London Film Festival .
Screen and Lounge
In Screen , Bond takes the forefront as film of the month with Skyfall , closely followed by Silver Linings Playbook and The Master . Argo , End Of Watch , Amour and Rust And Bone also get a thorough analysis, along with urban Brit-flick My Brother The Devil and feelgood movie The Sapphires .
Controversial comedy Ted breaks open the Lounge reviews this month, alongside The Amazing Spider-Man and the second volume of Pixar’s delightful film shorts. In the classics corner, we have the timeless list-topper Citizen Kane followed by classic comedy Groundhog Day , and cops and mobsters face-off in The Untouchables . Plus an on-set view of zombie drama The Walking Dead .
The Total Film Interviews
The Total Film Interview is our flagship feature, a detailed career-chat with a legendary actor, actress or director. Now, in an age of glib soundbites, this exhaustive Q&A is of more value than ever. We share extracts from 15 of our favourites, one per year. Success comes by “putting time into it”, says Robert Redford of his life work. He’s not wrong…