COMPETITION: Win some Marvel goodies!

14859347_1040969846011519_1192281544_o-copyTo celebrate the upcoming release of Guardians of the GalaxyVolume 2, I’ve teamed up with two Hull-based businesses to bring you a competition with Marvel goodies worth over £50.

Fancy your luck? Just carry on reading to find out how you could be in with a chance of winning these amazing prizes. Continue reading

“Spectacularly dumb” Fast & Furious 8 review

Fast & Furious 8 review: by Adam Brannon

UK certification: 12A

14859347_1040969846011519_1192281544_o-copyWith box office takings of over $1.5billion, it was obvious that Universal Pictures would never let Furious 7 be the end of a multi-billion dollar franchise, no matter what many fans truly wanted.

The previous instalment was also, surprisingly, warmly received by critics who were impressed with how sensitively the naturally bombastic series handled the death of lead star Paul Walker. Two years on, the crew are back with Fast and Furious 8; does it do enough to keep the franchise on a high?

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“Anyone for doughnuts?” Power Rangers review

Power Rangers review: by Adam Brannon

UK certification: 12A

14859347_1040969846011519_1192281544_o-copyIf I had a pound for every time someone said they wanted a live-action Power Rangers reboot, I’d have exactly… nothing. The popular television series isn’t the first franchise that comes to mind when imagining films that’ll draw in the crowds, especially considering its era was very much the 90s.

Nevertheless, production company Lionsgate has taken the chance and given the plucky superheroes their first film in 20 years. But does this classic brand have what it takes to excite 21st Century audiences? Continue reading

MM Top 5: Anime Films

14886217_1040838869357950_851251975_nIn the first MM Top 5 for 2017, Rob Stoakes looks at the best anime films to have ever been released. Click the link for an in-depth review of director Rupert Sander’s Western take on Ghost in the Shell.

For more top 5 lists published frequently, head on over to the MM Top 5 page to see what topics we’ve already covered. Think you’ve found a topic we haven’t had a look at? Leave a comment below and Movie Metropolis will look into it. Continue reading

“Not without its faults” Ghost in the Shell review

Ghost in the Shell review: by Adam Brannon

UK certification: 12A

14859347_1040969846011519_1192281544_o-copyTurning the beloved Ghost in the Shell manga franchise into a Hollywood film that’ll please picky Western audiences was always going to be a tough job for director Rupert Sanders (Snow White & the Huntsman).

Casting the central lead, The Major, proved even more difficult. When Scarlett Johansson’s name was attached to play the role, Hollywood was once again accused of white-washing, a tag lobbied at Gods of Egypt last year. The finished product is now in cinemas around the globe, but is it the disaster many predicted? Continue reading