• The constant quest to deliver the best movie coverage on the
planet is underscored by amazing relationships between Empire
and the biggest filmmakers in the world: Steven Spielberg,
James Cameron, Christopher Nolan, Quentin Tarantino, Peter
Jackson and JJ Abrams just some of its most influential fans and
readers. After more than 20 years of being the world’s best
movie magazine, Empire is now the BIGGEST movie magazine in
the world. This international domination – outselling all its rivals
globally by an average of 2 to 1 – is down to Empire’s
continued commitment to delivering movie fans the greatest
monthly experience, telling them which movies to get excited
about and why.
• I’ve been editing film magazines for 12 years and we have never
seen a slate like this. If you look at 2012 you have got your Batmans,
Spidermans, James Bond is returning. The Avengers is now the third
biggest movie of all time. It’s a huge, huge booming business.
• Empire is growing at an astonishing rate. We have just become the
second biggest men’s magazine in the UK and we’re adding
international editions all the time. Empire is an incredible opportunity.
Our readers have film at their heart but they also have a large
disposable income and an interest in a number of other products
whether that is cars, phones, fragrances or holidays. These are
people with broad horizons and deep pockets and I think that is what
makes them really attractive to advertisers. ~ Mark Dinning - Editor
• EMPIRE is the premier movie destination, providing indispensable
insight into cinema, both blockbusting and classic. Online, in-print and
via app EMPIRE’s unparalleled access has led to world-beating
exclusives such as the first look at Heath Ledger’s Joker, to
extraordinary access to Steven Spielberg who guest edited our 21st
birthday issue, to George Lucas’s backyard in the run up to Indiana
Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
• Empire is a British film magazine published monthly by Bauer
Consumer Media. It is the biggest selling film magazine in the United
Kingdom and is also published in the United States, Australia, Turkey,
Russia, and Portugal. Empire organizes the annual Empire Awards,
which were sponsored by Sony Ericsson, and from 2009 sponsored by
Jameson. Readers of the magazine vote for the awards.
• Empire is populist in both approach and coverage. It reviews
both mainstream films and art films, but feature articles
concentrate on the former. As well as film news, previews and
reviews, Empire has some other regular features. The regular
Top 10 feature lists Empire's choice of the top ten examples of
something film-related. For example, 10 Best Chase Scenes or
10 Best Movie Gags in The Simpsons. Each magazine includes a
"Spine Quote", in which a relatively challenging quote is printed
on the spine of the magazine.
• Total Film is the modern movie brand, taking an affectionate and
irreverent look at Hollywood blockbusters, classic films and more
indie fare. The Total Film brand offers the world’s most reliable film
and DVD reviews together with exclusive interviews with the biggest
names and hottest talents working in movies right now.
• Total Film is a UK-based film magazine published 13 times a year
(every four weeks) by Future Publishing. The magazine was launched
in 1997 and offers cinema, DVD and Blu-ray news, reviews and
features. Total Film is available both in print and interactive iPad
editions. Each month, Total Film provides a range of features, from
spotlight interviews with actors and directors, to making of and on-set
pieces for new and future releases. Each issue always includes the
Total Film Interview, which is a six-page in-depth chat with an actor or
director, along with a critique of their body of work.
• The section where readers can interact with the magazine, this contains
readers' letters, emails and feedback from the magazine's social media
followers (TF's Forum, Facebook and Twitter). Each month, TF offers a DVD
for each published missive. A regular feature within Dialogue includes Office
Spaced where snippets of conversation from the TF office are shared.
• The Total Film news section, providing details on upcoming films, includes first
look photos, on-set visits and exclusive "sneak peeks". Regular features
include: Ever Met Tom Cruise? where a behind the scenes person is
interviewed, e.g. a stuntwoman or a casting director; You Talkin' To Me?
where stars answer questions posed as famous film quotes and Red Light,
Green Light for what is hot and what is not in movieland. Also included is the
60 Second Screenplay, which is a cut-down, humorous version of a movie
script. Alex Zane writes a column for Buzz titled Citizen Zane, where he talks
topical film subjects.
• Billed as being for the sharper movie fan, this section often previews more eclectic and less
mainstream releases and players. Richard Ayoade from The IT Crowd writes a column for
• The main cinema reviews section, with every new movie for that month reviewed and rated.
Major releases receive comprehensive coverage, with a star rating out of five, the
magazine's own Predicted Interest Curve—a graph that demonstrates which moments of a
film are likely to hold the viewer's attention and a short Verdict. Also briefly listed are
similar recommendations under See this if you liked... Smaller films receive a concise review
and rating. The end of the section is devoted to the current U.S. and UK box office charts,
an irreverent flashback to an old issue and summaries of any films that were not shown to
journalists in time for that month's print deadline.
• TF's home entertainment guide, including reviews of the latest DVDs and Blu-rays, as well
as some games, soundtracks and books. Regular features include Is It Just Me?, where a TF
writer gets to rant about a particular (often controversial) film-related point of view, with
readers then given the right to reply via the TF Forum or website; Instant Expert which
gives a rundown of the key facts you need to know about an actor, director or movie
genre; and TF Loves which picks out a certain scene or character rated by the magazine.