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

Movies to Look Forward to in 2019

Movies to look forward to in 2019Happy New Year! 2019 has arrived with a bang, if the fireworks in London are anything to go by, and the film industry is set for a bumper year filled with incredible blockbusters. Looking at the release calendar for the next twelve months makes it look like one of the biggest yet for cinema, with hundreds of exciting films hitting our screens.

Naturally, it would take me an age to go through each and every film vying for your attention in 2019, so I’ve picked out my personal choices for the top 10 movies that you should be excited for this coming year. We’ve already counted down the top 5 best and worst blockbusters of the year. So, without further ado, let’s begin.

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Exclusive: Interview with Courtney J. Clark

Courtney James Clark interviewForeword by Adam Brannon: We’re rounding out 2018 with a monster-sized interview. For those who have been living under a rock for the majority of the last twelve months, 2018 signals the 25th anniversary of Steven Spielberg’s 1993 classic, Jurassic Park.

The influence this film had on cinema post-release is something truly special. It revolutionised special effects on the big screen and brought realistic CGI and animatronic dinosaurs into Hollywood for the very first time.

To celebrate, and in our final post of 2018, I had the pleasure of interviewing Jurassic World’s Courtney James Clark, who most of you will recognise as the park’s Mosasaur  keeper. I spoke to her about her time working on the film and her career in general. Continue reading