Star Wars, Harry Potter & More | Movie Christmas Gift Guide

Movie Christmas Gift Guide

Can you believe it’s nearly Christmas again? I can’t either. It seems the older we get, the faster the years seem to fly by. At this time of the year, not only do we have to contend with dark nights but we also have to struggle getting the Christmas tree out of the loft.

To make it even worse, there’s present buying. Possibly the most stressful time of the year for those of us who like to give a gift to our friends and family, Christmas can really be a test of our patience. To help, I’ve put together a festive gift guide for the film lover in your life.

Here you can browse through some of the best items for Star Wars lovers, Jurassic Park fans, Marvel movie lovers and many more. If you do buy anything, make sure you come back and leave a comment in the box below to let me know you took my advice! Enjoy. Continue reading

Die Hard review “Is it a Christmas movie?”

Die Hard PosterIt’s almost December: the yuletide season is upon us and many people are settling down to watch their favourite Christmas films. At this point in the year, it becomes acceptable to watch the best action film, and possibly the most controversial Christmas film of all time: Die Hard.

The film is set on Christmas Eve, as a forlorn looking John McClane (Bruce Willis) arrives in LA for Christmas with his family. His wife, Holly (Bonnie Bedelia), worls for the Nakatomi Corporation in the, aptly named, Nakatomi Plaza. During the office Christmas party, a group of bank robbers led by Hans Gruber (Alan Rickman) break in and hold the building hostage. It is then up to McClane, who is in a separate office to the party, to save the day. Continue reading

Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool review “A smorgasbord of talent”

Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool posterIn the late 70s, Peter Turner was living in a boarding house in Primrose Hill.  Among his fellow lodgers was Gloria Grahame, a once revered but now fading Hollywood siren, who happened to be playing Sadie in a production of Somerset Maugham’s ‘Rain’ at the Watford Place. This is how they met.

What followed was a two year whirlwind romance that ultimately ended in tragedy. Based on Turner’s memoir of the same name, ‘Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool’ is a poignant and intimate portrayal of Gloria’s final days from director Paul McGuigan. Continue reading

Exclusive: Interview with artist Andy Fairhurst

Andy Fairhurst artist

Andy Fairhurst

Foreword by Adam Brannon. This year has been a fantastic one for Movie Metropolis and part of that is down to the incredible array of fascinating people from the world of film I’ve had the pleasure of interviewing.

From Prop Store CEO, Stephen Lane, to The Lost World: Jurassic Park’s Vanessa Chester, Movie Metropolis has played host to a varied range of notable figures from within the industry.

Speaking to me about his fascinating career in film-based art, Andy Fairhurst shares some incredible stories about how he got started and where he plans to go from here. Read on for the full interview. Continue reading

Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure review “A retrospective look”

Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure posterThe definition of a masterpiece can be hard to pin down. In many ways, a masterpiece is the best that something can be: the pinnacle of its creation. This is how I see Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure.

Don’t get me wrong, a 1980’s comedy about two idiots (Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter) who travel through space and time in a phone box to collect important people from history for a school project, is definitely far fetched. It’s also original, funny and genuinely (debatably) good. Continue reading