Oscar Winners 2018 | Shape of Water triumphs

Oscars 2018Last night, the who’s who of Hollywood glamour lined the red carpet in Los Angeles for the 90th Oscars ceremony. Rewarding the films the Academy feel represent the very best we have to offer in 2017 and the beginning of 2018.

This year’s event was hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the show took on new meaning this year with themes of equality and diversity taking centre stage. Of course, the #TimesUp movement still hung heavy over proceedings with numerous aims taken at Harvey Weinstein and the recent Hollywood sex abuse scandal.

The Shape of Water took home the most awards with Frances McDormand also winning Best Actress for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. We’ve got the full list of winners below. Read on to find out who took home a coveted trophy.

You can also check out the winners of the 3rd annual Movie Metropolis Alternative Oscars where nearly 1000 people turned out to vote. Continue reading

Alternative Oscars Winners 2018

Alternative Oscars WinnersForeword by Adam Brannon: The Movie Metropolis Alternative Oscars have become a staple of the site over the last three years, and I’m so pleased that so many of you have got behind it.

I’m never been shy in saying that the Academy Awards aren’t my bag. Awarding films that the general public don’t necessarily watch in any great numbers, they seem to be in their own little world. Yes, they award technical brilliance, but the majority of movies nominated aren’t massively financial darlings.

This year, the Alternative Oscars became even bigger. Last year, we had 350 votes cast which at the time I thought was absolutely incredible. This year, we were just shy of 1000. That means nearly 1000 people shared their views on the best movies of last year. Without further ado, let’s crown this year’s winners!

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Who should and shouldn’t direct Jurassic World 3?

Who should direct Jurassic World 3Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom isn’t even in cinemas until June, yet Universal are moving forward with its sequel. Currently titled Jurassic World 3, the film is planned to wrap up the new Jurassic trilogy, ending the story that director Colin Trevorrow dreamt of bringing to the big screen.

Naturally there is no plot, no director and no details of anything to do with the film whatsoever. With a release date scheduled for June 11th 2021, exactly three years after Fallen Kingdom, Universal obviously has very high hopes for this year’s sequel. It remains to be seen whether it can match the record-breaking numbers of its predecessor.

With that in mind, I’ve lined up five directors who I believe could take over from J.A. Bayona and create a fitting ending to this new trilogy and a couple of directors who should stay well clear. Let’s take a look. Continue reading

BAFTA Winners 2018: Shape of Water wins big

BAFTAs 2018 bannerThe glitz and glamour of the 2018 EE BAFTAs came to London’s Royal Albert Hall last night (February 19th) and with that was the whole host of celebrities that you would expect from the biggest night in British film.

Films like The Shape of Water and Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri were nominated in many categories and Gary Oldman was hoping to take away his first best actor trophy for his portrayal of Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour. Hosted by Joanna Lumley for the first time, taking over duties from Stephen Fry, the BAFTAs 2018 also saw solidarity for the Time’s Up movement, with many stars opting to wear black. Read on for all the nominees and winners. Continue reading

Films I’m Worried About in 2018

Movies I'm Worried About in 20182018 is shaping up to be one of the biggest years in cinema ever, if not the biggest. If you thought 2015 was exciting, take a look at the Movie Metropolis Film Calendar and prepare yourself, there’s some serious celluloid coming to screens everywhere over the next 12 months.

However, there are a few blockbusters that I’m a little concerned about. It’s also unfortunate that my favourite ever franchise also features on this list, but more on that a bit later. Here are 5 movies that I’m worried about in 2018. Continue reading