The impacts of coronavirus on the film industry

The impacts of coronavirus on the film industry“The world will never be the same again.” Sounds dramatic doesn’t it? But that’s just what many are predicting the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic will be after over 600,000 cases and more than 20,000 deaths have been reported across the globe.

Economies are struggling and millions of people have lost, or are in the process of losing, their jobs. This catastrophic virus has turned the lives of ordinary folk like you and me upside down. One industry that has had to adapt to change incredibly quickly is film. In this special article, founder and editor Adam Brannon looks at how this virus could change the landscape of the film industry forever. Continue reading

Exclusive: Interview with writer/director Yesser Laham

Interview with Yesser LahamForeword by Adam Brannon: it’s fair to say that the world is going through troubling times, and where many of us would find solace at the cinema, we are no longer able to do that. I’m sure, like me, many of you are feeling anxious about the months ahead, but we will get through this.

With that in mind, we’re trying to up the content on Movie Metropolis as much as possible, giving you interesting content to read, digest and share with your peers. We’re starting with a fantastic interview from writer/director Yesser Laham, who’s film Landfill stars The Exorcist’s Linda Blair. Read on to find out more about his incredible career. Continue reading

Onward review “ft. Spider-Man & Star Lord”

Onward movie posterThe last time Pixar released two films in the same year was 2015. The first of their double act ended up being one of their best, Inside Out. A touching, beautifully animated adventure that ranks highly alongside Up, Wall.E and of course the Toy Story series.

Unfortunately, their second effort, The Good Dinosaur was by all accounts, a bit of a mess. Released by any other animation studio, The Good Dinosaur would have been perfectly serviceable, but it lacked the usual Pixar sparkle, despite some incredible animation.

Fast forward five years and Pixar are at it again; releasing two films in the same year. Soul is out in cinemas later in 2020, but our first contender is Onward. But is it up to the standard of Pixar’s classics, or more akin to their forgettable adventures? Continue reading

Alternative Oscars 2020: The Winners

Alternative Oscars 2020 WinnersForeword by Adam Brannon: And just like that, the 2020 Alternative Oscars have drawn to a close. Looking back at an incredible decade of film, myself, Daulton, Jesse, Joe and Emily have picked our favourite films, directors and performances over the last 10 years and let you vote for the ones you feel are most worthy at taking a trophy.

Nearly 1,100 votes were cast this year, throwing up all sorts of surprises in each of the categories available to choose from. Without further ado, let’s announce the winners of this year’s Alternative Oscars. Continue reading

Best Movie Storms: Top 5

Best storms in moviesIt’s February 2020 and Storm Ciara is battering the UK. Trees are down, ferries are struggling to dock at ports across the nation and hundreds of flights have been cancelled. In typical British fashion however, the biggest debate is over the pronunciation of the storm name itself rather than the path of destruction it is making all over the country. Is it “see-ara” or “kee-ara”? Who knows.

With the majority of the UK population locked indoors, it got me thinking about the best movie storms to have ever graced the silver screen. This doesn’t incorporate disaster scenes as a whole (we’ve got another top 5 for those), just those involving storms of some nature, weather (see what I did there) on land, in the air, or at sea.  From terrifying tornadoes to swelling seas, here are our picks for the top 5 movie storms seen in film. Continue reading