2000s Film

Movie musings on films made after the year 2000. Remember: The greatest gift you’ll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return.

The New Empress Magazine Video Blog: Censorship in Action Films

by Helen Cox 10 July 2013

The latest New Empress Magazine video blog raises questions about the impact of censorship and classification on the action genre. Although many might argue that the introduction of the 12A has meant decline and dilution for the action genre, this issue isn’t as recent as some believe.

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Films That Time Forgot: The Science of Sleep (2006)

by Lauren Harrison 6 June 2013

Have you ever had a dream that was so alike your real life? So mundane, so nothing-y, so run-of-the-mill that when you wake up you’re unsure if it was a dream, or if it was in fact reality? Michel Gondry’s understated ‘The Science of Sleep’ showcases the true capacity of his creative visual flair in […]

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Inside Issue 10: A Sneak Preview

by Helen Cox 30 May 2013

Issue 10 is now available to order.   As our magazines sell out within weeks of going on sale we recommend ordering to avoid disappointment. Our theme this issue is Time in Film and consequently you’ll be able to read up on how plausible film time travel techniques actually are, the role of stopped clocks […]

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The Empress Speaks: On the Sanitation of Violence in the 12A Movie-Verse

by Helen Cox 25 March 2013

I recently spent a good three hours sobbing my heart out in the darkest corner of New Empress HQ; clutching my John McClane action figure like it was the last thing I had in the world. Why? I’d just received the news that A Good Day to Die Hard had been granted a 12A certificate. You see, I’m an […]

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Issue 9: Now Available For Order

by Helen Cox 6 March 2013

What would happen if King Kong went on a dating show? Now you know thanks to our talented cover artist Dan Havardi.

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In Review: The Jia Zhang-Ke Collection on DVD

by Maryann O'Connor 28 November 2012

The collection is made up of three films covering a thirty year period in the history of a country that many of us don’t know much about. Given China’s post-second world war history, you might think that Pickpocket, Platform and Unknown Pleasures would cover the colourful political goings-on but the attraction of these three films […]

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Issue 7: Our Horror Special – order yours today!

by Helen Cox 23 October 2012

What do Linnea Quigley, Bette Davis and killer telephones have in common? All three appear in our spooky horror special which is out at the very end of October. Other treats for readers include an exclusive interview with Richard Bates Jnr on his new psychological horror: Excision, an exposé on the role of distributors in […]

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Issue 6.1 Is Here!

by Helen Cox 22 October 2012

The second digital edition of the year is here! Our front cover is illustrated by Rory Mitchell and inspired by the unforgettable body horror: Videodrome. New Empress Magazine’s Minema  titles are a mini-digi-dose of film commentary, interviews and flashbacks. Inside this issue our writers have examined the way brands, TV, music and other elements of […]

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The New Empress Saturday Matinée Presents: Sigourney Weaver in Holes

by Helen Cox 8 September 2012

A largely-forgotten adaptation of a truly delightful book, Holes (2003) sees Shia La Beouf, Sigourney Weaver, Jon Voight and The Fonz bring to life the characters of a fictional correctional camp for kids: Camp Green Lake. 

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The New Empress Saturday Matinée Presents: Bring It On (2000)

by Helen Cox 1 September 2012

Although Bring It On is probably most frequently Googled for pictures of Kirsten Dunst and Eliza Dushku in scanty outfits (I’ve saved you the trouble above), behind its corny cheers, over-sprayed hair and super-short skirts is a sharp script that elevates this flick above your average teen yarn.

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Films that time forgot: High Heels and Low Lifes (2001)

by Maryann O'Connor 9 July 2012

This bank robbing slash extortion fable has many, many things to recommend it to the film-viewing public. Released in 2001, its initial appearance caused no more than a slightly raised eyebrow and perhaps even a slight smirk, dismissed as just another unsuccessful british attempt at a spoof crime film. To the contrary, High Heels and […]

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