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Black In Focus
JODIE TURNER-SMITH AS ANNE BOLEYN IS THE KIND OF CASTING WE SHOULD SEE MORE OF I LOVE A good period drama. The fashion, the colourful characters, the intrigue — when it’s well made, a period drama can be immensely satisfying. But one thing that’s al
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Coming Soon
A new crime drama, based on a magazine article about a dark web drug-trafficking site. Clarke plays Richard ‘Rick’ Bowden, aka the Jurassic Narc, a DEA agent going undercover to take it down. An Adam McKay-produced HBO drama about a classic era for b
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The Mandalorian: Season 2
OUT NOW (DISNEY+) EPISODES VIEWED 2 OF 8 DIRECTORS Jon Favreau, Peyton Reed CAST Pedro Pascal, Timothy Olyphant PLOT Entrusted with returning his ward, The Child, to a group known as the Jedi, The Mandalorian (Pascal) starts scouring the galaxy for
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Sean Connery 1930 - 2020
Suave, swaggering, sardonic, he went from Edinburgh milkman to Hollywood titan. Over the next 14 pages, we celebrate the man with the Midas touch ■
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Our Critics
Touch him again and he’ll kill you. Which seems harsh. He attacks his job with a certain exuberance. Also, apathy. He’s too middle-aged for this shit. Her password is WARMACHINEROX. Don’t tell anyone. ■
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Classic Pick Of The Month
With his third directorial effort, Chris Rock (also writer and star) balances sharp industry observations with a sweet-natured romance and his trademark biting wit in this endearing and consistently funny comedy. Come for the truths about showbiz. St
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Penguin Bloom
OUT JANUARY 21 CERT PG / 95 MINS DIRECTOR Glendyn Ivin CAST Naomi Watts, Andrew Lincoln, Jacki Weaver, Rachel House PLOT When adventurous, athletic Sam (Watts) suffers a crippling accident in Thailand she becomes lost in depression. While husband Ca
Empire Australasia2 min. leídosGeneral Fiction
Star Trek: Discovery Season 3
OUT NOW (NETFLIX) EPISODES VIEWED 6 OF 13 SHOWRUNNERS Alex Kurtzman, Michelle Paradise CAST Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones, Anthony Rapp, Mary Wiseman PLOT After the events of Season 2, Discovery is propelled 900-plus years into the future. With n
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The Reluctant Spy
THE SOFT BUT distinctive Scottish burr, the sharply etched features and world-weary gaze, the smooth charisma that goes hand-in-hand with sudden violence; for many of us, James Bond is Sean Connery. “The thing that is indisputable is that Sean Conner
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Shane Black Movies
Chris: For me, Shane Black is Hollywood’s finest purveyor of pulp this side of Quentin Tarantino, and maybe even beyond Tarantino. But why are we ranking his films now? ’Cos we’ve just had Christmas, and Christmas plays a huge part in a lot of Shane
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No./ 5 Meet Nic Cage’s New Foe: A Martial Arts Alien
EVEN FOR NICOLAS CAGE, an actor hardly known for his subtlety or realism, the premise for his upcoming sci-fi actioner Jiu Jitsu is a doozy. The story goes: every six years, an alien comes to Earth, and demands that nine worthy warriors fight him. Wi
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Scare Me
OUT NOW (SHUDDER) CERT TBC / 104 MINS DIRECTOR Josh Ruben CAST Josh Ruben, Aya Cash, Chris Redd Two horror writers meet at a weekend retreat in the wilderness. Successful Fanny (Aya Cash from The Boys and You’re The Worst) is arrogant and dismiss
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We Are Who We Are
OUT NOW (SBS ON DEMAND) EPISODES VIEWED 4 OF 8 SHOWRUNNER Luca Guadagnino CAST Jack Dylan Grazer, Jordan Kristine Seamón, Chloë Sevigny, Alice Braga, Francesca Scorsese PLOT In 2016, American teenager Fraser (Grazer) moves with his mother Sarah (Sev
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The Holy Grail
IF I’D WRITTEN a bucket list when I first joined Empire back in 2001, one of the things I would have scrawled near the very top would have been: “Interview Sean Connery”. After all, he was one of the greats. The first Bond. A fellow Celt (even if I’
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The Top Ten
Helen: Audacious, daring and sometimes genuinely emotional, Black turned the tables on audiences with one of cinema history’s most hilarious twist-reveals. An inspired superhero sequel.” James: “Black at his hard-boiled best, giving zero fucks about
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No./ 6 MAVERICK NUNS
As revealed in last issue’s Empire, director Paul Verhoeven is training his provocative eye on nuns for his next project — specifically, 17th century mystic lesbian nuns. Which is not something they teach in Sunday school. This classic Powell & Pres
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Let Him Go
OUT NOW / CERT M / 114 MINS DIRECTOR Thomas Bezucha CAST Diane Lane, Kevin Costner, Lesley Manville Reuniting Kevin Costner and Diane Lane — Superman’s folks from Man Of Steel — Let Him Go is Taken way out West. After the loss of their son, a ret
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The Good Lord Bird
OUT NOW (STAN) EPISODES VIEWED 7 OF 7 SHOWRUNNERS Ethan Hawke, Mark Richard CAST Ethan Hawke, Joshua Caleb Johnson, Hubert Point-Du Jour Opening on the words, “All of this is true...most of it happened”, The Good Lord Bird is historical revisionis
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Connery In Numbers
1 OSCARS WON 1988 BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR, THE UNTOUCHABLES 6 MARTINIS CONSUMED IN BOND MOVIES $ 3.5 BILLION THE COMBINED WORLDWIDE GROSS OF HIS MOVIES 12 YEARS DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CONNERY AND HARRISON FORD IN LAST CRUSADE (DESPITE HIM PLAYING FORD
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5 Of The Best
OUT NOW / CERT MA 15+ / 118 MINS Since Yeon Sang-ho delivered an all-time-great zombie movie in Train To Busan, to say its sort-of sequel doesn’t quite live up to its predecessor feels a little unfair. Peninsula doesn’t have the streamlined economy
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No./ 7 “I Told George Clooney That I’d Never Seen An African Astronaut In Space”
DAVID OYELOWO hasn’t been spending much time on terra firma lately. He’s breached the realms of fantasy and fiction in Come Away — an ode to classic children’s literature co-starring Angeline Jolie — and is shooting off to space in George Clooney’s T
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High Ground
OUT JANUARY 28 CERT MA 15+ / 105 MINS DIRECTOR Stephen Johnson CAST Simon Baker, Jacob Junior Nayinggul, Callan Mulvey, Caren Pistorius, Jack Thompson, Sean Mununggurr PLOT Outback policeman Travis (Baker) is complicit in an Indigenous massacre, alt
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Aunty Donna's Big Ol' House Of Fun
OUT NOW (NETFLIX) EPISODES VIEWED 6 OF 6 DIRECTOR Max Miller CAST Mark Samual Bonanno, Broden Kelly, Zachary Ruane After a decade of wowing live audiences and YouTube followers here and overseas, the Aussie trio have landed this skit series on Net
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Beyond Bond
WHEN SEAN CONNERY was awarded the American Film Institute’s prestigious Life Achievement Award on June 8, 2006, Steven Spielberg sent the character has an appeal to a cross-section of people everywhere,” the former Fountainbridge milkman would shrug
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Phantom Thread
OLIVIA COOKE: “The dinner table scene between Daniel Day-Lewis and Vicky Krieps in Phantom Thread. The way Vicky gets flustered was mesmerising. You can’t bottle that as an actor. It felt so spontaneous and such a visceral reaction. It’s what you cra
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No./ 8 The Story Behind The Buzziest Performance Of The Year
MALCOLM X, SAM COOKE, Muhammad Ali and Jim Brown: the thinking-person’s choice of a party you’d want to gatecrash. This irresistible concept, of four icons meeting in a racially taut 1964 America, was first realised in Kemp Powers’ 2013 play One Nigh
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Wonder Woman 1984
OUT NOW CERT M / 151 MINS DIRECTOR Patty Jenkins CAST Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig, Pedro Pascal, Robin Wright, Connie Nielsen PLOT In 1984, Diana Prince (Gadot) is living a quiet life in Washington and discreetly helping people as Wonder Wom
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Wayne
OUT NOW (PRIME VIDEO) EPISODES VIEWED 10 OF 10 CREATOR Shawn Simmons CAST Mark McKenna, Ciara Bravo, Dean Winters PLOT Tough guy Wayne (McKenna) and his new 15-year-old girlfriend Del (Bravo) hit the road to retrieve a stolen car that was bequeathed
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The Third Act Twist
THE LEAGUE OF Extraordinary Gentlemen will forever be known as the film that drove Sean Connery into retirement. (It also drove its director, Stephen Norrington, to quit the film business, which is quite something.) And it’s not a good film, let’s ma
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This Month At Empire
2020 MAY HAVE been a turbulent year for movies, but the small-screen industry kept chugging along nicely and, in fact, helped fill the void for locked-down viewers. If we weren’t watching top-notch television series on our favourite TV channel or str
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