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Empire Australasia March 2020

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12 Issues

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1 min.
this month at empire

IF YOU HAVEN’T watched The Mandalorian yet, then why not? Even if you’re not a fan of all things Star Wars, this action-packed space Western is must-watch TV. It’s no surprise to learn that a second season has been commissioned. That’s why it was an easy decision to dedicate our cover and a massive feature to Jon Favreau’s brilliant show. Learn everything you ever wanted to know about Disney+’s flagship series, including the truth behind break-out star Baby Yoda! But that’s not all. Following the conclusion of the Skywalker saga, many Star Wars fans are wondering, “Where to now for George Lucas’s creation?” In a special feature, Ian Freer looks into his teacup and makes some bold predictions. Elsewhere, we praise Blofeld, the seemingly unkillable, cat-patting bald bastard who has, more than…

2 min.

MAD ABOUT MAX I was very satisfied with the list of the 100 best movies you selected in the February issue. Basically, all my favourites are in there but, most importantly, I also agree Mad Max: Fury Road was the best, most innovative, bravest movie…maybe not in the past century but definitely in the past 10 years. VAL, VIA EMAIL Yep, George Miller’s 2015 sci-fi classic was a contentious selection for our No. 1, but there’s absolutely no doubt that it’s a tremendous film. A FAMILIAR RING I couldn’t argue with the top 10 in your 100 best movies list. I’m not sure I’d have them in that order, though, as I’d probably put Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring at No. 1, but that’s because I’m a major Frodo-head. BERNIE, ASCOT PARK,…

1 min.
letter of the month

A PROUD ‘EMPIRE’ READER! G’day, Empire. In preparation for another kid the missus began turning the study into the baby’s room over summer. To be fair, she said I could have the home office out the back. Turns out it’s the perfect place to store my collection of Empire magazines going back to 2003, and get some peace and quiet when a new issue arrives in the post. Best of all, I used the posters from the past 15 years to truly own the space. Keep printing them and we’ll keep reading them. ANGUS, HAMPTON PARK, VIC That’s a study to be proud of, Angus. In fact, we’re feeling quite jealous right now. Oh…and congrats on the impending bundle of joy.…

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spine quote honour role

SPINE QUOTE #223 “Any other influences?” “I’d say Joseph Campbell, Star Wars, Thoreau, Ayn Rand...” THE CONNECTION From Snowden, referring to our dual Rise Of Skywalker covers. SPINE QUOTE #224 “Show’s over for tonight. Preview of coming attractions...” THE CONNECTION From Rear Window, referring to our 2020 Preview cover. THE WINNERS Congrats, B. Travis (#223) and Stan Lane (#224). You’ve both scored an Empire cap! Send answers to empire@ bauer-media .com.au…

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no./ 1 why bill & ted are the heroes we need now

WHEN THE WORLD is in turmoil, when times are dark, when all seems lost, true heroes are required. Specifically, two sunny-souled, slang-spewing slackers from San Dimas in California named Bill S. Preston Esquire and Ted ‘Theodore’ Logan. In their previous antic outings, 1989’s Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure and 1991’s Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey, the duo faced down Genghis Khan, the Easter Bunny, evil robot versions of themselves, Satan, Death and their pissed-off dads, all without losing their cool. And so perhaps their long-awaited return to the screen in 2020 is exactly what Earth needs. “These two characters are sort of ludicrous optimists, who keep regrouping and attacking anything in their way,” reflects Dean Parisot, the director of this year’s Bill & Ted Face The Music. “Now they’re in their…

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no./ 2 the film made by ai software

THE SETTING The film is set in the US, China and India — the three largest markets by box-office revenue THE STARS Samuel L. Jackson and Scarlett Johansson are the highest-grossing male and female actors of all time, while Dwayne Johnson has the most social media followers THE TITLE Using only words from the names of the highest-grossing films of the last ten years THE DIRECTOR Steven Spielberg is the highest-grossing director of all time, with a total of $10.5 billion across his career THE GENRE The most popular movie genre in North America from 1995 to 2019 by total box office revenue was ‘Adventure’, with $62.75 billion THE TAGLINE Using only words from the movie slogans of the five highest-grossing films of all time…