The Fantasy Issue
Issue 212 of Total Film magazine is all about fantasy movies, packed full of awesomeness featuring a ton of exclusives and full coverage of the movies you need to be getting excited about.
We've got exclusive access on the biggest and best fantasy movies heading your way, including Thor: The Dark World - with an on-set report, a massive interview with Tom Hiddleston, a catch-up natter with Christopher Eccleston, and an in-depth chat with Thor : The Dark World and Game of Thrones ' director Alan Taylor.
We also drop in on some of the biggest fantasy movies in production, including Maleficent, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and There and Back Again, How to Train Your Dragon 2 , and many more.
Throw in a celebration of the greatest Jim Henson creations, an interview with Mr Breaking Bad - Bryan Cranston, The Making Of Kill Your Darlings (Daniel Radcliffe and Dane DeHaan's brilliant new beat poet biopic), a chat with Olivia Wilde, and a massive TF Interview with Cate Blanchett, and you'll have plenty to keep you occupied.
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Thor: The Dark World
Total Film goes exclusively on-set on one of 2013's biggest blockbusters - expect thunder, lightning, and exclusive chats with Tom Hiddleston and Christopher Eccleston, as Marvel aims to raise the stakes for everyone's favourite God of Thunder.
He's the man behind Thor: The Dark World , but earned his stripes on one of the biggest TV shows on the planet. Game of Thrones alumni Alan Taylor talks to us about why fantasy is all grown up now, and kicks off our massive fantasy special of the best other-worldly movies coming your way.
Kill Your Darlings
The hottest, hippest young talent living it up in NYC - life imitates art as Daniel Radcliffe, Dane DeHaan, Elisabeth Olsen and Ben Foster Bond on sexy beat poets biopic Kill Your Darlings . You dig?
The Fifth Estate
Charting history in motion, The Fifth Estate follows the fortunes of a man on a mission to win an information war for everyone. Total Film talks to the filmmakers (including Benedict Cumberbatch) bringing the story of Julian Assange to life.
She looks like a supermodel and she's starred opposite James Bond, Han Solo and Thor, but she's about to surprise the hell out of you in indie comedy Drinking Buddies . Total Film raises a glass with Olivia Wilde...
Greatest Jim Henson Creations
If Jar Jar Binks taught us anything, it's that 'you'sa' can't beat practical FX. Making us laugh, scream and learn basic arithmetic since the '70s - without the use of CGI - Jim Henson's legendary Creature Shop is where the real magic happens - where fantasy comes to life. We celebrate the best bits of rubber, fuzz, felt and fur with a countdown of Jim's weirdest and most wonderful creations...
The Total Film Interview - Cate Blanchett
An Oscar-winning actress who's charmed as an elf, whipped Indy, run a theatre company and worked with all the greats, Cate Blanchett admits that she only gave herself five years to succeed in acting: "because I don't think I'm strong enough mettle to deal with the rejection - I've been incredibly lucky."
Buzz and Agenda
This month’s Buzz beams in the hottest movie news and pictures - from Spike Lee's controversial Oldboy remake, to a breakdown of the Robocop remake trailer, the latest word on awards-contender Captain Phillips , and a bluffer's guide to Fifty Shades of Grey , we've all the latest breaking news and exclusives from the hottest movies coming your way.
Plus, a chat with Sofia Vergara, the latest on Pompeii , and a special look at the big movie festivals you need to know about - including London, Venice and Toronto.
And, of course, we've also thrown in all the regulars you’ve come to expect!
Screen and Lounge
Heading up the cinema reviews round-up this month is Captain Phillips , the awards-buzzing pirate thriller courtesy of Paul Greengrass, Tom Hanks and co. Plus, verdicts on Filth, Runner Runner, Prisoners, The Fifth Estate, Escape Plan , and more.
Head over to Lounge for our re-evaluations of zombie blockbuster World War Z, Behind the Candelabra, Much Ado About Nothing and many more.