Alita: Battle Angel review “A visual spectacle”

Alita: Battle Angel movie posterIt’s always a worry when a production company feels the need to force feed you the fact that a big-name is in a relatively minor role. In the case of Alita: Battle Angel, 20th Century Fox have been hammering home the fact that James Cameron is involved in a Producer capacity.

You have to feel a little sorry for director Robert Rodriguez as his name has been almost usurped by Cameron’s in the marketing push for this live-action adaptation of the classic manga. Of course, Cameron is too busy making the four Avatar sequels no-one actually cares about anymore and instead, entrusted his vision for Alita: Battle Angel to Rodriguez. He’s certainly an intriguing choice of director, but does the finished product work? Continue reading

Academy Awards 2019: Nominees Announced

Oscars 2019The 91st Academy Award nominees have been announced with The Favourite leading the way for nominations in many categories including Best Picture, Lead Actress and two nominations for Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone in Supporting Actress.

Black Panther becomes the first MCU movie to be nominated for a Best Picture trophy with Bohemian Rhapsody also receiving multiple nominations. You can see the full list below in this article. Continue reading

Glass review “An ambitious but flawed finale”

Glass movie posterM. Night Shyamalan is back behind the camera! Quick, run! Joking aside, Shyamalan’s career is as convoluted as his signature third-act twists. Starting off with the fabulous The Sixth Sense and then almost derailing his career with catastrophic failures like The Happening, After Earth and dare I mention it, The Last Airbender, it appeared we had all but lost that once promising directorial flair.

Thankfully in 2016’s Split, Shyamalan returned to form somewhat with a nicely paced, tense thriller starring James McAvoy as Kevin, a guy with multiple personality disorder. Of course, the infamous twist, possibly Shyamalan’s best, that this film was set in the same universe as the fabulous Unbreakable was almost too much to handle. Continue reading

Alternative Oscars 2019: Voting Now Open

Movie Metropolis Alternative OscarsOur voting form is now open!

It’s that time of year again, folks. The 2019 Alternative Oscars from Movie Metropolis are now open. Last year we had nearly 1,000 votes and we’re hoping to make this year even better, with your help of course.

Towards the end of this article you will notice a link that will allow you to complete the survey and submit your response for the best blockbusters of last year. From Mary Poppins Returns to Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and Avengers: Infinity War to Halloween, they are all looking for your to back them in this year’s Alternative Oscars. Continue reading

Use It or Lose It: The Story of HMV

The History of HMVHis Master’s Voice: a British institution since 1921, HMV has been a staple of the UK high street for nearly 100 years. In recent times however, as with many British retail brands, the entertainment retailer has fallen on hard times.

Since going into administration for the first time in 2013, HMV has had a chequered history in a massively declining market. Finally, in 2019, the company entered administration for the second time in just five years. As of now, no buyer has been found and the brand’s heritage remains in jeopardy. But where did it begin and what can we expect to happen in the coming months? Continue reading