Alternative Oscars 2019: The Winners

Alternative Oscars Winners 2019When the Alternative Oscars were set up three years ago, it was as a two-fingered salute to the Academy Awards. You see, I was fed up with the Oscars only honouring films that were technically brilliant, but weren’t overly popular with cinema-going audiences.

I never expected for my little awards to become successful, but it appears many of you reading this agreed with my stance towards the Academy. In its first year, I was pleased with just over 300 people taking part and last year I was ecstatic for just under 1,000 individuals to share their thoughts.

This year, with the help of a small advertising budget and an increased word of mouth, the Alternative Oscars received bang on 1,600 votes! To say I’m thrilled is an understatement. So, without further ado, let’s crown this year’s winners. Continue reading

Academy Awards 2019: Nominees Announced

Oscars 2019The 91st Academy Award nominees have been announced with The Favourite leading the way for nominations in many categories including Best Picture, Lead Actress and two nominations for Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone in Supporting Actress.

Black Panther becomes the first MCU movie to be nominated for a Best Picture trophy with Bohemian Rhapsody also receiving multiple nominations. You can see the full list below in this article. Continue reading

Alternative Oscars 2019: Voting Now Open

Movie Metropolis Alternative OscarsNote: voting is now closed for this year. Voting for the 2020 Alternative Oscars will open in January 2020. Be sure to check out the winners of this year’s awards.

Our 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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