2017 Alternative Oscars: Winners!

14859347_1040969846011519_1192281544_o-copyIn January, the readers of Movie Metropolis were asked to take part in the second annual Alternative Oscars. With films not recognised by the Academy Awards from the last twelve months, including Deepwater Horizon and The Jungle Book, this year’s selection of films faced tough competition.

As a new feature, you can now see how the winners and runners up performed. Each of the top three has their voting performances, displayed as percentages, attached alongside their names.

Nearly 350 votes were cast, so, without further ado, let’s take a look at this year’s winners! Continue reading

Movie Metropolis Alternative Oscars

14859347_1040969846011519_1192281544_o-copyVoting in the 2017 Alternative Oscars is now closed, click here for the results.

They’re back! The Movie Metropolis Alternative Oscars have returned for a second edition after their phenomenal success last year.

For the uninitiated reading this, the MMAO were set up out of my distinct lack of faith in the Academy Awards. For years, the ceremony has forgotten about the films that the majority of the cinema-going public enjoy watching. Continue reading

“Metallica in the office” The Big Short review

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By Rob Stoakes

About ten years ago there was an experiment carried out to see how well one could reasonably bet on the stock market. Over a period of months, the subjects would invest in the stock market, and the test would track who made the most. Among the test subjects were a man who taught economics, a highly respected investments consultant, a banker, and a four year old girl who picked her investments out of a hat. The girl won by millions upon millions of dollars, of course.

This is how mind-bendingly stupid the world of banking is. Words like sub-prime, securitisation and quantitative easing float through the ether like they actually mean anything even though it’s clearly the ramblings of a coked up lunatic. In these circumstances, how could one NOT make their story about the financial crash of 2008 not so tongue in cheek that the cheek looks inflated? Continue reading

The Alternative Oscars: Winners!

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Adam Brannon announces the winners

Just over a month ago, we asked readers of Movie Metropolis to take part in the first ever Alternative Oscars. Featuring films not recognised by the Academy Awards from the last twelve months, including Jurassic World and Star Wars: the Force Awakens, this was purely for the blockbuster fan in you.

Over 300 votes were cast, so, without further ado, let’s take a look at this year’s winners! Continue reading