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  • Cine-files: The Rex, Berkhamsted
    Each week we ask a reader to tell us about where they go to watch films. Today, a blast from the past in Hertfordshire This week’s Cine-files is from Jamie Parkins. Take a look at his website, and follow him on Twitter here. LocationSome miles away from…
  • African cinema: ten of the best
    To celebrate Africa Express rolling out across the UK, here’s a guide to 10 classic films to have come from the continent Africa played no part in the invention of cinema. For decades, in Tarzan movies, it was the subject of fake Hollywood fantasies….
  • No-nonsense Dredd gives fans nothing to fear
    The Alex Garland-Pete Travis 2000 AD adaptation has bucked the DC/Marvel trend by dispensing with the hangup-laden hero Dredd, which arrives in UK cinemas later this week, has had a chequered path to production: director Pete Travis was reportedly locked…

Total Film Features

  • 50 Greatest Movie Sound Effects
    The Wilhelm Scream (Various) The Sound Effect: Used anywhere and everywhere, the Wilhelm Scream is in all likelihood the most famous sound clip ever, having appeared in over 200 movies, including Star Wars and Lord Of The Rings. How To Recreate It At…
  • New Movies 2012
    The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – out 14 Dec Peter Jackson makes a return to Middle-earth with the first of two (or maybe three) Hobbit films. Martin Freeman’s playing the younger Bilbo Baggins, while a raft of the original Lord Of The Rings…
  • The Furious Quandaries Of Richard Ayoade
  • 50 Scariest Moments In Non-Horror Movies
    Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (1988) The Moment: Judge Doom reveals his true identity as a toon, his voice distorting hideously as his eyes bulge out of their sockets. “Remember me, Eddie?” he shrieks. “When I killed your brother I talked just…
  • 50 Greatest Movie Screentests
    Henry Thomas [video-break]The Test: The famous audition where Thomas conjured up his feelings for his dog to convince Steven Spielberg he had the emotional range to play Elliott in E.T. Magic Moment: The tears roll. “You can’t take him away, he’s…
  • 50 Greatest FrightFest Movies Of All Time
    Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) The Movie: Tobe Hooper was Total Film’s guest of honour at FrightFest 2010, and the director chatted about Texas Chain Saw Massacre before it screened at the Fest for the very first time. Why It’s Great: Two thousand…
  • Total Film Magazine - Issue 198
    The Sci-Fi Issue In the brand new issue of Total Film magazine (on newsstands now), we probe into the hottest sci-fi movies headed your way. Looper leads the pack, with Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis gracing our cover. A thriller geared up to blow…
  • 15 Best Movies Released This September
    Lawless - out 7 Sep Prohibition-era crime drama from The Proposition team of director John Hillcoat and screenwriter Nick Cave. Read full film review of Lawless
  • 50 Worst Movie Ex-Boyfriends
    David (Fear) The Ex-Boyfriend: Charming and sweet David sweeps native teen Nicole off her feet when the two meet at a rave. His Post-Break-up Behaviour: After he gives her a black eye and forces himself on her friend, Nicole decides to call it a day with…
  • 50 Greatest Concert Films Of All Time
    Stop Making Sense (1984) The Concert Film: The rock gig is deconstructed as Jonathan Demme captures the innovative staging of a Talking Heads gig, from solo performance to full band to David Byrne dancing in an oversized suit. Best Song: The opener, Psycho…

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  • Jeff Wadlow hints at casting Jim Carrey in Kick-Ass 2
    Kick-Ass 2 is set to begin filming any day now, and with all the rest of the film’s key players confirmed and in place, director Jeff Wadlow has dropped a rather significant hint that Jim Carrey will be among them. The director took to Twitter over the…
  • The Total Film interactive iPad edition is now just £1.99!
    The Total Film interactive iPad edition now has an incredible new price! For a single issue, it’s now only £1.99 ($2.99 for the US and Canada, €2.39 for Europe). And you can save even more if you subscribe. A monthly subscription will…
  • Henry Cavill on Man Of Steel’s realistic Superman
    [brightcove]1749569495001[/brightcove]With Chris Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises finally crossing the billion barrier it’s time for us to hang up our batarangs and start getting excited for Zack Snyder’s Man Of Steel. And, if Henry Cavill’s recent comments…
  • First official image of Chris Pine as Jack Ryan
    Paramount Pictures have treated the world to the first official image of Chris Pine as Jack Ryan. In the first shot revealed from the as-yet untitled prequel, Pine tears through Manhattan on a motorcycle (perhaps using the biking skills honed as Star…
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Rian Johnson on Looper’s Nolan influence
    [brightcove]1711142706001[/brightcove] Looper, a late entrant in the ‘coolest movie of the year’ stakes, fronts this month’s brand new issue of Total Film magazine (out tomorrow!), and inside we chat to director Rian Johnson and star Joseph Gordon-Levitt….
  • Nicolas Winding Refn on casting Ryan Gosling in Logan’s Run
    [brightcove]1110553074001[/brightcove]Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn is currently cutting together his old pal Ryan Gosling’s latest performance in Thai boxing caper Only God Forgives. When Refn took time out to chat to Total Film for our October…
  • Ryan Gosling will make his directorial debut with How To Catch A Monster
    It’s about to get a whole lot more handsome behind the camera with the news that Ryan Gosling is poised to make his directorial debut in the form of How To Catch A Monster. Described as a “modern day fairytale” the film will star Gosling’s Drive…
  • New title for second Hobbit film
    With The Hobbit becoming a trilogy rather than a pair, there have been a few changes to the titles of the various instalments, with the second film now operating under the title The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug. The final film in the trilogy will now…
  • Chris Pine talks Star Trek 2
    [brightcove]970180872001[/brightcove]Star Trek came after Batman Begins’ straight-faced retake of a pop-culture phenomenon made realism and grit the go-to tone for big screen reboots… and chose to follow its own path. Whereas Christopher Nolan’s…
  • Michael Bay comments on leaked Ninja Turtles script
    Earlier this week the internet was abuzz with the apparent leak of a first draft of the script for platinum Dunes’ forthcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot, Ninja Turtles. The feedback? Not so great. However, Michael Bay has taken to his website…

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  • TV/Film Actor Kal Penn To Host Democratic Convention’s Livestream Celebrity Special
    Clint Eastwood’s memorable cameo at the recent Republican National Convention was supposed to be kept secret. But it’s widely known that Obama Campaign Co-Chair Eva Longoria, formerly of ABC’s Desperate Housewives, is scheduled to…
  • Rebekah Brooks Makes Brief Court Appearance On Phone-Hacking Charges
    Embattled ex-News International chief Rebekah Brooks appeared in a London court this morning for 4 minutes to provide her name, home address and date of birth. She was in the dock at the Westminster Magistrates Court on charges of phone hacking that were…
  • TELLURIDE: Film Distributors Go Shopping
    Sundance, Cannes, and Berlin are just some of the world’s top festivals where major movie sales are completed. But Telluride is mostly a launchpad for Fall awards contenders? Unexpectedly, this 39th edition is drawing a large number of distributors…
  • Film Legacy Of Unification Church’s Moon: One Of 1980s Worst Movie Bombs
    The Rev Sun Myung Moon of the Unification Church died of pneumonia Monday at a cult-owned Korean hospital near his home northwest of Seoul. He was 92. Hollywood will recall Moon’s ill-fated Hollywood motion picture Inchon, which commemorated Moon’s…
  • Ridley Scott Resumes ‘The Counselor’ Monday
    The filmmaker put the movie on hiatus for two weeks. He left the set of The Counselor so he could travel from London to Hollywood and handle his brother’s affairs after Tony Scott’s tragic death. Now director/producer Ridley Scott is starting…
  • Hot Trailer: ‘This Must Be The Place’
    The Weinstein Company has debuted the domestic trailer for director Paolo Sorrentino’s This Must Be The Place starring Sean Penn, Frances McDormand and Judd Hirsch. Penn plays a bored ex-rock star who at age 50 lives off his royalties in Dublin until…
  • ‘Marvel’s The Avengers’ Passes $1.5B Mark
    Given that the Walt Disney Co announced its $4 billion purchase of Marvel three years ago almost to the day, that price tag looks like a bargain after Summer 2012. Because Marvel’s The Avengers in its 19th week of global release has passed $1.5…
  • First-Ever Your Film Fest Winner Is David Victori For ‘The Guilt’
    VENICE, ITALY (2 September 2012): YouTube and Emirates, in partnership with the Venice Film Festival and Scott Free Productions, announced today the first ever winner of Your Film Festival – an online competition to find the world’s best storytellers….
  • Venice: ‘To The Wonder’ Producer Says “No Question” Olga Kurylenko “Is The Lead”
    As is typical with a Terrence Malick film, there was a lot of mystery surrounding To The Wonder ahead of its Venice debut this morning. The recent confirmation of who made the director’s final cut was followed by today’s revelation that Olga…