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

Birds of Prey review “A psychedelic headache”

Birds of Prey movie posterDC seems to have been getting into the swing of things of late. After trying (and failing) to out Marvel the MCU with catastrophic flops like Justice League and Suicide Squad, they decided to switch things up a little and stop taking themselves too seriously.

From then on, we’ve had AquamanShazam! and last year’s fabulous, Oscar-nominated Joker. But let’s rewind just a tad. You see, while Suicide Squad was a hot mess of a film, it had one redeeming feature: Margot Robbie.

Film execs down at DC cottoned on to the fact that Robbie’s Harley Quinn was by far the best part of the movie and decided to give the character her very own picture. How nice. But is the resulting film a corker? Or are we looking at another bargain basement comic-book adaptation? Continue reading

Alternative Oscars 2020: The Nominations

Alternative Oscars 2020Voting is now closed, but be sure to check out the winners of the 2020 Alternative Oscars!

Foreword by Adam Brannon. Can you believe we’re here again? Now into its fourth year, the Alternative Oscars has become one of my favourite times of the year, as we put the best films to the test for a shot at winning one of our coveted awards. I’ve always felt like blockbuster movies haven’t received as much recognition as they deserve.

After all, some of these films have been a labour of love for their directors and leading men and women. This year, however, we’re mixing things up a little with an Alternative Oscars of the Decade! Continue reading

Movies to look forward to in 2020: Bond, Black Widow & More

Movies to look forward to in 2020It’s arrived: 2020 is here and looking at the film releases over the coming 12 months, 2020 is pulling no punches. The year includes long-awaited sequels, superhero films, franchise closers and some cracking historical dramas: it really does have it all.

We’ve whittled the coming releases down to just 10 2020 films that you should put in your diary immediately. Don’t worry, we’ve included the dates as well, and our updated film release calendar will have all the other dates you’ll need for your diary. Shall we begin? These are the movies to look forward to in 2020. Continue reading