Empire Magazine’s 30th Anniversary Edition – 30 Covers

Empire Magazine marks it’s 30th Anniversary of covering movies by putting out thirty different covers representing each year the magazine has existed.

The staff at Empire Magazine according to their own website sat down and debated what they felt were the 30 most iconic movies over the past thirty years. They set just one rule, that one film and only film could represent each year the magazine has been in existence.

Empire recently revealed which thirty movies will appear on the thirty different covers for their September 2019 issue due out on newsstands on August 8th.

If you’re a subscriber of the Magazine you will receive an exclusive cover featuring The Shawshank Redemption illustrated by Paul Shipper. The cover features the moment when Andy Dufresne has finally escaped Shawshank prison after nearly twenty years.

If your wanting a specific cover Empire Magazine is giving fans an option of pre-ordering there favorite cover.

Reggie’s Take:
I did notice that Star Wars did not make it on to one of their covers. Not that it’s a big deal, I just found it interesting considering that Star Wars returned to theaters for the first time in 1999 after a sixteen year hiatus and then again in 2015 after a ten year hiatus.

Did you notice a movie you thought, maybe should have appeared or are you good with the thirty movies chosen?

The Shawshank Redemption / Cover by Paul Shipper

Batman (1989, Tim Burton)

GoodFellas (1990, Martin Scorsese)

Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991, James Cameron)

Reservoir Dogs (1992, Quentin Tarantino)

Jurassic Park (1993, Steven Spielberg)

The Shawshank Redemption (1994, Frank Darabont)

Toy Story (1995, John Lasseter)

Scream (1996, Wes Craven)

Titanic (1997, James Cameron)

Blade (1998, Stephen Norrington)

The Matrix (1999, The Wachowskis)

American Psycho (2000, Mary Harron)

The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring (2001, Peter Jackson)

Spirited Away (2002, Hayao Miyazaki)

Lost In Translation (2003, Sofia Coppola)

Shaun Of The Dead (2004, Edgar Wright)

Brokeback Mountain (2005, Ang Lee)

Pan’s Labyrinth (2006, Guillermo del Toro)

No Country For Old Men (2007, The Coen Brothers)

The Dark Knight (2008, Christopher Nolan)

Avatar (2009, James Cameron)

Inception (2010, Christopher Nolan)

Bridesmaids (2011, Paul Feig)

Avengers Assemble (2012, Joss Whedon)

Gravity (2013, Alfonso Cuaron)

Birdman (2014, Alejandro González Iñárritu)

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015, George Miller)

Moonlight (2016, Barry Jenkins)

Get Out (2017, Jordan Peele)

Black Panther (2018, Ryan Coogler)



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