The Commuter review “Liam Neeson’s special set of skills return”

The Commuter PosterThe Movie Metropolis Alternative Oscars have received over 650 votes so far and it’s proving to be the closest run awards ever. Make sure you cast your vote for the best films and performances from 2017 before March 6th.

Liam Neeson is this generation’s formidable action hero. From protecting his family in Taken and protecting his family in Run All Night, to protecting his family in Taken 2, and you know, protecting his family in Taken 3, Neeson is a family man if ever I’ve seen one.

Teaming up with director Jaume Collet-Serra for the fourth time, the rather excellent Non-Stop being their best work together, Neeson takes the action and moves it on-board, you guessed it, a commuter train. But does The Commuter work? Or are we starting to get derailed by these constant action roles? Continue reading

Coco review “Has Pixar got its mojo back?”

Pixar's Coco posterPixar has been on something of a downward trend of late, and that’s something I never thought I’d say. As much as it hurts, films like Cars 3, Finding Dory and The Good Dinosaur just don’t cut the mustard when compared to some of the studio’s greats.

Movies like Up, Inside Out and Wall.E as well as The Incredibles, which we’re finally getting a sequel to this year, are up there with the best animations ever produced, never mind just from Pixar. Hoping to get back on the right track this year, Pixar has released Coco. But are we back up to scratch?

Before we begin. Did you know you can now vote in the third annual Movie Metropolis Alternative Oscars? Vote for your favourite films from last year! Continue reading

Alternative Oscars 2018: Voting Now Open

Movie Metropolis Alternative Oscars thumbnailVote Now: Movie Metropolis Alternative Oscars

Can you believe it’s that time again? I certainly can’t. Since 2016, the Movie Metropolis Alternative Oscars have been shaking up the traditional awards by including films that the majority of ordinary folks, like you or I, actually watch.

While it’s all well and good to include technical masterpieces, famed for their beautiful shot choices and superb performances, there isn’t really an Oscar for Best Blockbuster. With that in mind, here at Movie Metropolis, we’ve ripped up the rule book and transformed the Academy Awards into this: the Alternative Oscars. Continue reading

The Nicest Actors in Hollywood: Top 5

The Nicest Guys in Hollywood Top 5Hollywood is a world filled with glitz and glamour, and it’s sometimes very easy to forget that the people we see on our cinema screens are, at their very core, just normal people. Sure, they’ve got mansions and private jets and wads and wads of cash, but before the fame, they were just like you or I.

It’s all the more surprising then that we’re constantly bombarded with stories of misdemeanours from some of the most famous people in Hollywood. Whether it’s a demanding personality or cruelty to their fans, we’re never that far away from a Hollywood bad guy. With that in mind, I’m flipping that on its head and looking at the nicest guys in Hollywood. But who has made the cut? Read on to find out. Continue reading

Films to Look Forward to in 2018: Jurassic World 2, The Incredibles & More

Films to Look Forward to in 2018Ok, so we’ve looked through my picks for the very best films of 2017 and we’ve brought shame among those classed as the worst movies of 2017 too. Now, we get onto the exciting stuff, looking forward to the next twelve months in cinema.

2018 is shaping up to be one of the biggest years in movie history. We’ve got massive sequels, prequels and for those getting fed up on the reboot-mania Hollywood seems to be obsessed with at the moment, there’s a few independent films to look forward to as well.

Naturally, there are hundreds of movies to be released over the next 12 months, so I’ve handpicked 10 films that should definitely be on your shortlist in 2018. Read on to find out which. Continue reading