Introducing a movie magazine that's out of this world...
For our July/August issue we've gone above and beyond, taking inspiration from District 9 director Neill Blomkamp's tech-heavy sci-fi spectacle, Elysium, which stars Matt Damon, Sharlto Copley and Jodie Foster and hits UK cinemas Friday 23 August.
For the first time LWLies 48 has been guest art directed by top graphic artist Rob Lowe (aka Supermundane), who's given the entire issue a retro-futurism feel to compliment Timba Smits' UV spot varnish-coated cover art.
Inside we've packed in the usual array of features inspired by our feature film:
Man Vs Machine: Can director Neill Blomkamp survive inside Hollywood?
Utopia / Dystopia: Inverse visions of mankind's future.
Full Metal Jacket: How exoskeleton technology is transcending science fiction.
That Syncing Feeling: Downloading Elysium stars Matt Damon and Sharlto Copley.
Star City: How close are we to the great space migration?
Saffa's Sci-Fi Shame!: The amazing story of the worst space movie ever made.
Live Forever: Discover the amazing technologies changing medical science.
There's also all the best new theatrical reviews for July/August: Ryan Gosling discovers Only God Forgives; Emma Watson joins The Bling Ring; Shane Carruth envisions Upstream Color; Greta Gerwig is Frances Ha; Amanda Seyfried undresses Lovelace; Ben Wheatley visits A Field In England; Johnny Depp meets The Lone Ranger; Disney/Pixar enrol at Monsters University; Michael Bay endures Pain & Gain; and Ulrich Seidl presents his Paradise trilogy.
Plus exclusive interviews with Sofia Coppola & Emma Watson, Nicolas Winding Refn, Shane Carruth, Greta Gerwig and Gore Verbinski.
LWLies 48 — The Elysium issue is now available to preorder from our online shop. (Orders will be sent out on 12 July.)