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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Alternative Oscars 2018: Voting Now Open

Movie Metropolis Alternative Oscars thumbnailVoting is now closed. Check out the results of the Alternative Oscars and find out if your favourites won.

Vote Now: Movie Metropolis Alternative Oscars

Can you believe it’s that time again? I certainly can’t. Since 2016, the Movie Metropolis Alternative Oscars have been shaking up the traditional awards by including films that the majority of ordinary folks, like you or I, actually watch.

While it’s all well and good to include technical masterpieces, famed for their beautiful shot choices and superb performances, there isn’t really an Oscar for Best Blockbuster. With that in mind, here at Movie Metropolis, we’ve ripped up the rule book and transformed the Academy Awards into this: the Alternative Oscars. Continue reading

Best Movie Posters of 2017: Top 5

Poster collage 2017Movie posters are big business nowadays. It’s no longer acceptable to mash a load of characters onto a print and slap a big title at the bottom. You have to get creative, and while some films are certainly guilty of falling into the slapdash approach, film posters have become works of art in their own right.

Following on from my article looking at the Best Movie Posters of 2015, I thought it a good idea to look back at the posters from the first 9 months of 2017. A year predicted to be one of the worst on record for Hollywood – oh dear, this isn’t going to be easy is it? Continue reading

The Best & Worst Films of 2017… so far

Collage of 2017 filmsTowards the end of last year, I wrote an article about the films I was most looking forward to over the course of 2017. I also predicted that it would garner more box-office behemoths than any year before it.

Naturally, I was completely wrong and as of September 2017, only two films have broken the $1billion barrier; Beauty and the Beast and Fast & Furious 8. I really need to work on my predictions don’t I?

So, this got me thinking about which films have been a really welcome surprise over the last 9 months and the others that have been mightily disappointing. Without further ado, here’s my top 5 best and worst films of 2017, in no particular order of course. Continue reading

Kinema in the Woods: Unique Cinemas

Kinema in the WoodsNestled in the award-winning Lincolnshire village of Woodhall Spa sits Kinema in the Woods, a cinema with a fascinating history trying to keep up with the big boys like VUE and Odeon.

But this is Unique Cinemas territory so you know you’re not just going to get that run-of-the-mill experience we all know and love. Kinema is up there as one of the best experiences you’ll ever have watching a film. What can you expect? Adam Brannon went along to a screening of Dunkirk to find out. Continue reading