Total Film
Total Film is a British film
A film, also called a movie or motion picture, is a series of still or moving images. It is produced by recording photographic images with cameras, or by creating images using animation techniques or visual effects...

Magazines, periodicals, glossies or serials are publications, generally published on a regular schedule, containing a variety of articles. They are generally financed by advertising, by a purchase price, by pre-paid magazine subscriptions, or all three...

 published 13 times a year (every four weeks) by Future Publishing
Future Publishing
Future plc is a media company; in 2006, it was the sixth-largest in the United Kingdom. It publishes more than 150 magazines in fields such as video games, technology, automotive, cycling, films and photography. Future is the official magazine company of all three major games console manufacturers...

. The magazine was launched in 1997 and offers film, DVD
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 and Blu-ray news, reviews and features. Guest editors have included Peter Jackson
Peter Jackson
Sir Peter Robert Jackson, KNZM is a New Zealand film director, producer, actor, and screenwriter, known for his The Lord of the Rings film trilogy , adapted from the novel by J. R. R...

, Kevin Smith
Kevin Smith
Kevin Patrick Smith is an American screenwriter, actor, film producer, and director, as well as a popular comic book writer, author, comedian/raconteur, and internet radio personality best recognized by viewers as Silent Bob...

, and Ricky Gervais
Ricky Gervais
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 and Stephen Merchant
Stephen Merchant
Stephen James Merchant is an English writer, director, radio presenter, comedian, and actor. He is best known for his collaborations with Ricky Gervais, as the co-writer and co-director of the popular British sitcom The Office, as the co-writer, co-director and a co-star of Extras, and as the...



Each month, TF provides a range of features, from full-length interviews and photo shoots with established and up-and-coming actors and directors, to major film previews and retrospective pieces. All issues contain the Total Film Interview — an in-depth chat with a celebrated actor or director, along with a critique of their body of work; the Abridged Script - a one-page parody of a recent release and Total Film loves..., a one-page celebration of a film, a scene or a performance.

Key sections within the magazine

Dialogue : The section where readers can interact with the magazine, this contains readers' letters, emails and feedback from the magazine's social media followers (TFs Forum, Facebook and Twitter). Each month, TF offers a DVD for each published missive. Regular features within Dialogue include Office Spaced where snippets of conversation from the TF office are shared, Still Out, Still Good - a pick of the movies that are already out and Listen up, Hollywood! where TF readers declare what they want from specific future releases.

Buzz : The news section, providing details on upcoming films, includes first look photos, on-set visits and exclusive "sneak peeks". Regular Buzz features include: Ever met Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise
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? where a behind the scenes person is interviewed, e.g. a stuntwoman or a casting director; The 100 Club where stars with over a hundred film credits to their name are interviewed; Red Light, Green Light for what's stopping and what's starting in movieland and Movie Stock for who's up and who's not.

Agenda : Billed as being for the sharper movie fan, this section often previews more eclectic and less mainstream releases and players. Richard Ayoade
Richard Ayoade
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 from The IT Crowd
The IT Crowd
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 writes a column for Agenda.

Screen : 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.
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 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.

Lounge : TF's home entertainment guide, including reviews of the latest DVDs and Blu-rays, as well as Games, CD Soundtracks and movie-related books. There is also a regular Lounge feature called Is it just me? where a TF writer gets to rant about a particular (often controversial) film-related point of view, as well as other large-scale features that are DVD or Blu-ray-related.

The Total Film Quiz : A two-page section which includes the following rounds: Now And Then, Spot The Difference, Missing Link, Crossword and Status Seeking. Answers are readable with a mirror. Additionally, TF features a Monthly Competition, which can be entered by post, text message or online. Prizes are usually hardware or a film-related activity/experience.

Total Movie

In September 2000, Imagine Media, a U.S. division of The Future Network, plc. launched Total Movie, the American offshoot of Total Film. Edited by Gary Whitta
Gary Whitta
Gary Whitta is an English screenwriter, author, game designer, and video games journalist. He is known as the former editor-in-chief of both the UK and US editions of PC Gamer magazine and contributor to gaming magazine, ACE....

, and DVD producer Kathleen Fairweather, Total Movie launched an initial run of 150,000 copies and doubled production to 300,000 copies before folding in February 2001. A major selling feature was the enclosed DVD,produced and edited by Kathleen Fairweather. Each issue filled with trailers, game promos and short films. Some of the latter included the Star Wars
Star Wars
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COPS (TV series)
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 parody, Troops
Troops (fan film)
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 (directed by Kevin Rubio), The Dancing Cow (directed by Taz Goldstein, cinematography by John A. Alanzo), The Killer Bean 2, The Second Comeback and Paranoid (adapted from the poem by Stephen King
Stephen King
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 — the first Dollar Baby
Dollar Baby
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 ever released on DVD). The publication lasted only four editions (#1 Sep/Oct 2000, #2 Dec/Jan 2001, #3 Feb/Mar 2001, #4 April 2001).

Total Movie was then purchased by Versatile Media One who picked up where Imagine left off and published issue #5 in October/November 2001. Total Movie folded once again after issue #10 in September 2002.

Foreign editions

Licenced local editions of Total Film are/were released in many countries like Turkey
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, Russia
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, Serbia
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, Croatia
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, Indonesia
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, and others.

Total Film's online presence includes the TF website and Forum, as well as TF on Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr. There is also a TF iPhone App. : Sections on the website include Film News, Film Reviews, Features, Trailers & Video, Films Coming Soon, Competitions, Screening Club and Magazine. Film News is uploaded throughout the day; Film Reviews are uploaded weekly; Features are updated daily; Trailers & Video and Films Coming Soon are updated as soon as new film information becomes available. The website contains a database of every movie review featured in the magazine. Users of the website can subscribe to two newsletters: issued Mondays (entitled The Monday Prescription) and Fridays (entitled The Friday Weekender). RSS Feeds are available for: Film News, Reviews, Features and Films Coming Soon. Users can also comment on any of the articles included on the website, as well as retweeting on Twitter and sharing on Facebook.

The TF Forum : The TF Forum has been in existence since 2004 and has a loyal group of long-time users who call themselves The Old Guard, as well as an ever-evolving number of new users. The Forum is broken down into the following sections: Movie Chat, The Rumour Mill, Film Reviews, Movie Players, DVD & Blu-ray Talk, Classics/Retro/Cult Cinema, World Cinema, Off-Topic, TV, Games, Shameless Plugs, and Magazine.

TF on Facebook and Twitter : Bespoke content is uploaded to Facebook and Twitter throughout the day. Posts include news stories and alerts for when a new review or trailer has been posted.

TF on Tumblr : TF's official blog is located at Tumblr. Bespoke content for Reviews, News, Features, Trailers, Posters, Office Talk and Covers is posted throughout the day.

The Total Film iPhone App : Total Film launched its iPhone App in August 2010. The App allows users to read the latest film news, live search TF's database of over 8,000 reviews, read daily film features, save favourite articles, find the nearest cinema, look up showtimes and watch high quality trailers.

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