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Empire Australasia August 2019

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this month at empire

WELCOME, FRIENDS, TO your hot-off-the-presses new-look Empire. If you’re in any way worried we’ve changed things to the extent we’re now only writing in emojis, fear not: you’ll still find all of your favourite sections inside – along with, y’know, the world’s best film and TV content – but just with a colourful, fresh coat of paint to liven things up a little. Speaking of colourful fresh coats of paint livening things up a little (or in this case, a lot): this month we bring you the world’s first in-depth look at Todd Phillips’ upcoming Joker, which sees Joaquin Phoenix slapping on said coat of paint to portray the titular clown prince of crime. As you’ll learn from our cover story that begins on page 52, Phillips and Phoenix have crafted…

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ON THE QT, WHERE’S QT? I have been to four different newsagents to find Empire July. When I finally got to one newsagent and grabbed the last copy, the girl told me she sold almost all of them the first day she put it out. Of course it is thanks to the amazing Brad / Leo / Margot trio on the front... or is it? Maybe ‘normal movie’-related covers would attract more attention than the usual superhero covers? You alone will have the answers when you find out if July sold more copies then June. However, this is absolutely NOT a criticism! I love every single Empire copy, I buy them all, I collect them all, I read them all. I love superhero movies and as I have already told you…

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letter of the month

Please pass on my thanks to Empire’s Ian Freer on his touching and respectful ‘In Memoriam’ article on Peter Mayhew (Empire, July issue). Mr Mayhew through his amazing performance as Chewbacca brought real heart to the Star Wars franchise. Chewie, to this day, remains my favourite Star Wars character. Ian Freer’s words were very touching. Mark Cousins ‘In Memoriam’ article about Doris Day unfortunately left me feeling quite annoyed. It seemed to lack respect for the legendary actress with innuendo and backhanded compliments galore. Empire should perhaps focus on employing writers like Ian Freer at these times instead of guest contributors who seem more interested in trying to appear worldly rather than paying respect to the recently departed. JAMIE CAREER, RIVERHILLS, QLD Both icons will be missed. Glad the Mayhew tribute gave…

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an ode to action movies

THE MOST EXCITING films this winter are all glorious odes to pure, unadulterated action. Nothing encapsulates this more than the return of Rambo, still drawing blood after nearly 40 years, or the arrival of Hobbs & Shaw, a giddily ludicrous Fast & Furious spin-off . In fact, the genre has been reinvigorated by Mad Max: Fury Road, The Raid, John Wick, the aforementioned Fast & Furious movies and more. Plus, with two more Mission: Impossible sequels and John Wick: Chapter 4 on the horizon, the renaissance isn’t slowing. Yet these films continue to be underestimated and misunderstood, so let’s be clear: the action film is an art form unto itself. Action is sensory, immersive and something of a spectacle. It can be therapeutic and cathartic; the resurgence of the Mission: Impossible franchise,…

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return to the overlook hotel

REDRUM Danny Torrance is back, and now a fortysomething called Dan (Ewan McGregor). After getting sober, his psychic powers return, manifesting in chalkboard messages on his wall. These culminate in the familiar "Redrum" drawn in lipstick by Danny on a door in The Shining although it reads "Murder" here , with Danny first seeing it reflected in his mirror. A signal that he's now receiving the messages, not sending them. THE TRICYCLE "When I was a kid, I bumped into these things," Dan says. And that's when we see director Mike Flanagan's first painstaking recreation of The Shining: young Danny, the tricycle, that labyrinthine carpet. This flashback is our first proof that, as well as being an adaptation of Stephen King's Doctor Sleep, this is very much a sequel to Kubrick's…

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taika waititi is hitler?

YES, TAIKA’S PLAYING THE FÜHRER. SORT OF The film, Taika Waititi’s first directing effort since Thor: Ragnarok, sees him play a 10-year-old boy’s manifestation of the Führer: an “idiotic” imaginary friend combining Hitler with his missing dad. But this Hitler is not a cuddly comfort. Waititi told Deadline he “didn’t do any research” because the Nazi is “a fucking c**t”, and he would essentially play himself with “a bad haircut and a shitty little moustache. And a mediocre German accent.” IT’S (LOOSELY) BASED ON A HIT BOOK Christine Leunens’ dark, haunting Caging Skies was published in 2008. Its anti-hero is Johannes, a devoted Hitler Youth member who finds his mother is hiding a Jewish girl, Elsa, in their house in WWII Vienna — the boy becoming increasingly drawn to the girl. The book…