Massive 2013 Preview
This month, we’ve rounded up 2013’s most wanted movies, to provide you with an indispensable guide to the flicks you need to see next year. Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained leads a diverse pack that includes The Wolverine , Thor: The Dark World , The Lone Ranger , A Good Day To Die Hard , Pacific Rim and tons more.
Plus, we chat to Brit stars James McAvoy and Gemma Arterton, check in to the set of Hitchcock , go head-to-head with Arnold Schwarzenegger, and sit down with Hollywood big guns Steven Spielberg, Daniel Day-Lewis, Robert Zemeckis and Denzel Washington.
Plus, this month’s magazine comes with four incredible free posters: The Wolverine ! Iron Man 3 ! Die Hard 5 ! The Lone Ranger !
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Tarantino is back with his trademark gore and cool - but also big issues.
Mashing up slavery, westerns, revenge and racism, Django Unchained could be QT’s most important and kick ass film yet.
We chat to the southern’s key players for the full story…
In a true clash of the Hollywood titans, we hold court with Steven Spielberg and Daniel Day-Lewis, to get the lowdown on their American history epic. The powerhouse pair talk about research, democracy and their relationship during the shoot.
Plus, we also hang out with Robert Zemeckis and Denzel Washington, to discuss their Oscar-baiting drama, Flight .
The Last Stand
Hasta la vista, Governator… After eight years in politics, Arnold Schwarzenegger returns to Hollywood to reclaim his action-icon status in The Last Stand .
We also chat to Jaimie Alexander and Kim Je-woon about working with the Austrian Oak on the throwback thriller.
With Welcome To The Punch and Filth , he’s going edgy, brooding, tough and dirty.
Total Film delves into James McAvoy’s dark side.
Gemma Arterton is back full throttle this year with horrors Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters and Byzantium , thriller Runner, Runner and Brit-com, Song For Marion .
Total Film takes tea with Miss A to talk handcuffs, horror and Hollywood.
Buzz and Agenda
In this month’s Buzz , we go on set with Hugh Jackman and the cast of Les Misérables , Tom Cruise kicks alien ass, and Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga go ghost hunting.
Plus, we chat with Paul Dano, hit the set of Ireland monster movie Grabbers , and learn Ewan McGregor’s trade secrets.
In Agenda , Christopher Eccleston’s on supervillain duties, Caleb Landry Jones gets icky, we rewind our videotapes, and Dustin Hoffman calls the shots.
Screen and Lounge
Tom Cruise’s Jack Reacher is the hot ticket this month, reviewed alongside a raft of new releases including Les Misérables , The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey , Gangster Squad and The Impossible .
If you’re seeking out something a little less mainstream, then check out our verdicts on The Sessions , Quartet , Grabbers , V/H/S , Safety Not Guaranteed and American Mary .
In Lounge , the thrilling new Dredd reboot makes some great judgement calls to claim Disc Of The Month, and you get another chance to check out some of this year’s most underrated movies, including The Imposter , Berberian Sound Studio and Take This Waltz .
In the re-issue corner, Kubrick rarity Fear And Desire resurfaces, Ralph Bakshi’s The Lord Of The Rings animation gets there but not back again, and George Méliès takes us on A Trip To The Moon .
And we’ve got your festive TV viewing covered with a review of The Girl , and a set visit to Doctor Who ’s eighth Christmas special, The Snowmen .
The Total Film Interview: Christian Slater
An icon for a generation beloved for Heathers , Pump Up The Volume and True Romance , later plagued by alcohol addiction and brushes with the law… Total Film meets an older and wiser Christian Slater, back in 2013 with Bullet To The Head and Nymphomaniac .
We chat about Slater’s ups and downs in Hollywood, and his career past and future.