Friday, September 11, 2020

Magazine Article: Empire July 1995 Issue 74

Recently picked up this copy of Empire - a magazine I remember collecting for a few years as a teenager in the late 90s. It's one of the best UK film magazines ever. Even handed reviews, insightful interviews and great columnists like Kim Newman.

One of the really funny things I noticed flicking through it was how many adverts there are for cigarettes in it!

Anyway, lots of good stuff in here. Joel Schumacher once again is interviewed and we get a concrete quote that he chased Robin Williams for "about a year" to play the Riddler and he was interested but kept putting off signing on.

Oh the film is given a three star review.


  1. And I was right. The way you looked at Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, Michelle Pfeiffer, Tommy Lee Jones, and Jim Carrey the way they play Batman villains are well received by critics. Arnold Schwarzenegger did fine as Mr. Freeze, but Uma Thurman felt terrible at playing Poison Ivy. Cillian Murphy did a terrific job playing The Scarecrow, because it was well received.

  2. Yep Tim and Joel were friends and met while making Lost Boys and Beetlejuice.