Chris Pratt vs I.Rex! Jurassic World trailer released

Jurassic Park fans across the globe rejoiced today as the final trailer from the long-awaited film premiered on YouTube.

The film, which takes place 22 years after the original, features a fully-functioning theme park with all sorts of new attractions. However, things start to go wrong when the park’s latest attraction, the Indominus Rex, breaks out of its enclosure, causing havoc in the process. Continue reading

“Better suited to TV” A Little Chaos review

A LITTLE CHAOS   (UK CERT: 12A)

Director: Alan Rickman  

Music: Peter Gregson

Starring: Kate Winslet, Alan Rickman, Stanley Tucci


From the mind of director Alan Rickman, everyone’s favourite Slytherin, A Little Chaos follows the story of a gardener as she tries to prove her worth, creating a fountain at the beautiful Gardens of Versailles. But does this historical drama have any depth? Continue reading

“One word? Tight” John Wick review

Rob Stoakes

In the first of his reviews for Movie Metropolis, Rob Stoakes looks at Keanu Reeves’ latest thriller, John Wick.

History will probably not be kind to Keanu Reeves. Many of cinema’s great action heroes are defined by their personality, from Schwarzenegger’s cool and confident professional to Willis’ put-upon everyman, while Reeves is defined by his lack of a personality. However, there is one thing that the most depressing block of wood this side of Liam Neeson can do to make history look more kindly upon him, and it’s continue to star in films of the quality of John Wick. Continue reading

Movie Metropolis welcomes new reviewer Rob Stoakes

I’m very pleased to welcome a new contributor to the site. Rob Stoakes will be writing reviews for Movie Metropolis over the coming months – fitting in a selection of films from the latest blockbusters to something a little less mainstream and I look forward to sharing his unique writing style with you all.

Rob is becoming part of an ever-expanding MM community and if any of you are interested in getting involved, just drop me an email. Details are available here.

For more information on our new reviewer, check out a brief bio below.

10410305_559956154112893_7235515021564324601_nHailing from the outskirts of Kingston upon Hull, Rob Stoakes has grown up with a huge appreciation for the arts, in particular film. His favourite films range from popcorn-devouring blockbusters to surrealist art pieces and everything in between, though there is a special place in his heart for his joint favourite films; Allers & Minkoff’s Lion King and Ken Russel’s The Devils.

“Disappointingly generic” The DUFF review

THE DUFF   (UK CERT: 12A)

Director: Ari Sandel  

Music: Dominic Lewis

Starring: Mae Whitman, Ken Jeong, Allison Janney


The school-set comedy genre has been done to death over the last two decades. From body swap comedies like 17 Again that hang on the pulling power of their stars, to films that now have a cult following like 10 Things I Hate About You, each of them has little to offer once the end credits roll.

With the brilliant Mean Girls being one of the only exceptions to the trend, the latest film to tackle the genre is The DUFF, but is Ari Sandel’s directorial debut worthy of a recommendation? Continue reading