is a British film magazine
by Bauer Consumer Media
. From the first issue in July 1989, the magazine was edited by Barry McIlheney
and published by Emap
purchased Emap Consumer Media
in early 2008. It is the biggest selling film magazine in Britain, consistently outselling its nearest market rival Total Film
and is also published in Australia
organises the annual Empire Awards
which were sponsored by Sony Ericsson
, and from 2009 sponsored by Jameson
. The awards are voted for by readers of the magazine.
<!-- Commented out: -->In common with most British film magazines, Empire
in both approach and coverage unlike less irreverent and more 'serious' magazines such as Sight & Sound
. 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 unique regular features. Each issue (with the exception of issues 108 - 113) features a Classic Scene
, a transcript from a notable film scene. The first such classic scene to be featured was the "I could have been a contender" scene from On the Waterfront
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
. Readers are encouraged to write in if they disagree with the choices made.
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