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Empire May 2019

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this month at empire

WELL. I DON’T even know how to begin our chat this month. Mainly as it’s such a, well, extraordinary moment. The most long-awaited of long-awaited moments, no exaggeration. I remember when I sat, face wet from tears with the rest of Team Empire, as the lights came up after Avengers: Infinity War. We were shell-shocked. Over-awed. Heartbroken. And we also couldn’t quite believe we’d have to wait a whole 365 days for Endgame. And now, as I write this, I can’t believe that more than 300 of those days have gone. Existential crisis aside, the past year has seen Marvel do away with all conventions of traditional movie marketing, which has made anticipation even more heightened. That high-pitched screaming inside? That’s anticipation. But now we’re on the home straight and,…

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talk to us comment of the month

COMING INTO HARBOUR I’ve just read your interview with David Harbour in the latest issue of Empire. I have recently been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and I am still learning to manage the highs and lows the condition brings. This evening, I had been in a real low mood, despairing of society’s inaction on climate change. Reading that David also has bipolar and shares a similar outlook on humanity to myself helped me feel more normal and less alone. It was just what I needed to help lift my mood. Thank you for that and thank you to David for being so open about his mental health. JOE LEWIS, VIA EMAIL Thanks for your email, Joe, and good health to you. We loved to hear how much the interview meant to you. Picturehouse…

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wick’s last stand

“THIS IS SO COOL!” Mark Dacascos is trying to kill John Wick — and he’s having the time of his life. Now 54, Dacascos has long been one of those guys who flirted with megastardom, but never saw it quite coalesce. A charismatic actor and a fluent, agile martial artist, you’ve seen him kick people in the face in the likes of Brotherhood Of The Wolf and Cradle 2 The Grave. But otherwise it’s largely been a diet of DTV fare for him. And then Chad Stahelski, director of John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum, called, and offered Dacascos a role as one of the many assassins trying to dispose of John Wick. Dacascos was in — but soon he got upgraded. “Chad said: ‘Some things have changed. I need a…

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going to extremes

SHOT IN JUST 19 days on a tiny budget (reportedly just $2 million), Arctic is a survival movie that took its cast and crew to the very extreme, in an effort to take the audience there too. Mads Mikkelsen plays an unnamed pilot whose plane has crashed in the Arctic Circle; the Danish actor called it “the most difficult shoot of my career”. His first-time director, Joe Penna, mock-scoffs at this: “I don’t know what he’s talking about, it was the easiest film I’ve ever shot!” Here, he explains the shoot’s biggest challenges. THE WEATHER Filming took place almost entirely on location in Iceland, with a local crew who had worked on Game Of Thrones. But the conditions meant an original schedule of 35 filming days eventually whittled down to 19. “It…

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prime time

Well, I like pop music — will I like this? It’s not that kind of pop. Published in 1964, Pop. 1280 is a hardboiled crime novel written by Jim Thompson. The title refers to the setting: it is set in the small town of Pottsville, Potts County, which has a population of 1,280. Where have I heard the name Jim Thompson before? He was a prolific crime-fiction writer. Many of his novels have been adapted for film, including The Getaway, The Grifters and The Killer Inside Me. Pop. 1280 has already made it to screen once, as the 1981 French film Coup de Torchon. What’s it about, then? Pop. 1280 follows the life of Sheriff Nick Corey, a murderous psychopath who poses as a harmless fool in order to manipulate the sleepy townsfolk of Pottsville.…

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and the oscars went to…

THE COMPLEX MOTIVES BEHIND GREEN BOOK’S BEST PICTURE WIN BY SIMRAN HANS At the Academy Awards, Best Picture is presented last. It’s the reward for sitting through the hours of unwanted musical tributes and flat banter. Except Best Picture is probably the least interesting (and important) of all of the categories. Great movies, at least by critics’ standards, rarely win. Indeed, other categories such as Original Screenplay or Supporting Actress are more likely to celebrate the weirder, cleverer, less obvious nominees. Green Book, this year’s Best Picture winner, isn’t weird or particularly clever. Directed by Peter Farrelly, of There’s Something About Mary jizz fame, it’s both a period drama and a buddy comedy about racism. That’s two ticks: the Academy like a costume piece, and although they don’t tend to favour movies…