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Total Film

November 2021

Total Film is the world’s best movie magazine, a monthly digest of what's hot in the empire of movie culture. Each issue offers in-depth features on the biggest movies - both mainstream and arthouse. You'll find the latest movie news, reviews of all the new releases, star interviews, on-set reports and an extensive home entertainment guide that rates all the new releases in dvd, blu-ray, videogames, books and soundtracks. If you love movies, then Total Film Magazine is your unmissable monthly companion.

United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
€ 4,48(Incl. btw)
€ 35,91(Incl. btw)
13 Edities

in deze editie

1 min
welcome to total film

Grab your box of Poppets cos we’re off on a nostalgia trip this issue with the delight that is Ghostbusters: Afterlife. We talked to the cast and crew on this special multi-generational project to find out how they’ve preserved the magic of the original film while breathing new (after)life into it. Elsewhere we’re celebrating 20 years of Harry Potter, saddling up with Benedict Cumberbatch, hanging out with Alicia Vikander, Kenneth Branagh, Lin-Manuel Miranda and the irrepressible Jamie Lee Curtis – and celebrating a ’90s classic, Hot Shots! (you know you love it). We’ve also been swanning around the autumn film festivals like Venice and TIFF – look out for the ‘Festival Special’ flash throughout! Right, I’m off to find my Benetton logo sweater, scrunch-dry my hair and pop my Grolsch…

1 min
call sheet

MATT MAYTUM DEPUTY EDITOR My Zoom interview with Lin-Manuel Miranda had already run over time when his laptop battery died, but he still called back to wrap up once he found a charger. JAMES MOTTRAM CONTRIBUTING EDITOR I laid on an outdoor ottoman in Venice with the always-fun Jamie Lee Curtis for our interview. Talk about a relaxed chat! JANE CROWTHER EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Yes, Kenneth Branagh is into his Shakespeare, but he’s also massively into his footie. He signed off our chat shouting ‘Come on, you Spurs!’ in enthusiastic fashion.…

1 min
total film wingman

DEAR WINGMAN This just isn’t on! I used to enjoy a once-a-month Saturday morning ritual: lying in bed with a cuppa and a long read through the latest crisp, fresh TF. However, this has now been desecrated after going downstairs to make said cuppa, only to return to find my wife reading the mag. The matter has been compounded by her regular interjections (“Oh, that looks good”; “I’d like to see that”); I’m left either trying to guess which delights she’s referring to, offering to swap for Good Housekeeping, or myopically peering over her shoulder. Any thoughts on restoring balance in my life? TONY M, VIA EMAIL WINGMAN SAYS... There’s an easy solution here that will give you your mag back, soothe marital tensions and make that Saturday cuppa taste better than ever: simply…

5 min

EMAIL totalfilm@futurenet.com WRITE Total Film, 1-10 Praed Mews, London W21QY (postal addresses will be used for the sole purpose of sending out prizes) gamesradar.com/totalfilm twitter.com/totalfilm facebook.com/totalfilm Drop us a line totalfilm@futurenet.com STAR LETTER ★ I’d like to confirm that from extensive observations with my bedroom telescope, I unsurprisingly never actually found the edge of the universe. I did, however, notice that the people at No.5 are missing a ridge tile. However, those super-nerds at Marvel have now established beyond all reasonable doubt that there is a multiverse out there. I’m not sure if they’re basing this on their investigations of the tell-tale concepts of cosmic inflation and quantum physics... or perhaps more likely, that they’ve discovered a new star constellation which they’re calling ‘The Cash Cow’, which now permits endless moneyspinning variations…

5 min
back online

In August 2019, Warner Bros announced Lana Wachowski would be directing and co-writing a fourth Matrix movie. “Many of the ideas Lilly and I explored 20 years ago about our reality are even more relevant now,” she said. “I’m very happy to have these characters back in my life.” Just how Neo and Trinity, who both died in trilogy-closer Revolutions, are back in The Matrix Resurrections we don’t yet know. But Lana did explain, in September 2021, as the gobsmacking trailer dropped, why she chose to revive them – to help her deal with her parents’ deaths. “I couldn’t have Mum and Dad… yet suddenly I had Neo and Trinity,” she said. “It was immediately comforting.” Also comforting for fans is that the trailer and an early teaser gimmick make it clear…

2 min
owen wilson

When Owen Wilson was shooting Loki, he worried that audiences wouldn’t find his talky scenes with Tom Hiddleston sufficiently “compelling”. As if. Over 25-ish years, Wilson has established himself as a captivating talker, the kind you lean in and listen to as if his every line is a variant on “Just give in to the power of the tea.” If this makes his casting as a TV presenter with a “soothing whisper” in director Brit McAdams’ Paint seem especially on-brand, rest assured: other opportunities to be soothed also await. After Loki, Wilson returns to superhero turf for Secret Headquarters, about a kid who realises his dad might have an alter-ego. Although his role remains hush-hush, Wilson’s spectral tenor will surely benefit director Justin Simien’s Haunted Mansion makeover. Before then, Wilson will…