Alternative Oscars 2020: The Winners

Alternative Oscars 2020 WinnersForeword by Adam Brannon: And just like that, the 2020 Alternative Oscars have drawn to a close. Looking back at an incredible decade of film, myself, Daulton, Jesse, Joe and Emily have picked our favourite films, directors and performances over the last 10 years and let you vote for the ones you feel are most worthy at taking a trophy.

Nearly 1,100 votes were cast this year, throwing up all sorts of surprises in each of the categories available to choose from. Without further ado, let’s announce the winners of this year’s Alternative Oscars. Continue reading

Like a Boss review “The equivalent of getting sprayed in the eyes with perfume”

Like a Boss movie posterI’ve lived a lot of places, and therefore, I’ve met a lot of people with different birthdays. I know someone that turned 18, and celebrated by seeing Avengers: Endgame on its opening night. I also know people that got to see movies like Knives Out, Toy Story 3, and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. And what was I so lucky to get for my birthday? None other than the new Tiffany Hadish and Rose Byrne film, Like a Boss.

This is a film with some people that have shown they are funny in the past, Salma Hayek in The Hitman’s Bodyguard, Rose Byrne in Instant Family, and Tiffany Haddish in [no movies found], so the fact that this movie would be garbage wasn’t a given.

However, shocking everyone in the cinema landscape, Like a Boss is one of the worst films of the year. I know the year is still early, but seriously, I can’t imagine it leaving the bottom five, even with the sequel to After coming out soon. So, what could make a movie so bad that I declare it one of the years worth with another 48 weeks of movies left to come out? Well, come with me, and I’ll show you a whole world of garbage, with this review of Like a Boss. Continue reading

Best Movie Storms: Top 5

Best storms in moviesIt’s February 2020 and Storm Ciara is battering the UK. Trees are down, ferries are struggling to dock at ports across the nation and hundreds of flights have been cancelled. In typical British fashion however, the biggest debate is over the pronunciation of the storm name itself rather than the path of destruction it is making all over the country. Is it “see-ara” or “kee-ara”? Who knows.

With the majority of the UK population locked indoors, it got me thinking about the best movie storms to have ever graced the silver screen. This doesn’t incorporate disaster scenes as a whole (we’ve got another top 5 for those), just those involving storms of some nature, weather (see what I did there) on land, in the air, or at sea.  From terrifying tornadoes to swelling seas, here are our picks for the top 5 movie storms seen in film. Continue reading

Birds of Prey review “A psychedelic headache”

Birds of Prey movie posterDC seems to have been getting into the swing of things of late. After trying (and failing) to out Marvel the MCU with catastrophic flops like Justice League and Suicide Squad, they decided to switch things up a little and stop taking themselves too seriously.

From then on, we’ve had AquamanShazam! and last year’s fabulous, Oscar-nominated Joker. But let’s rewind just a tad. You see, while Suicide Squad was a hot mess of a film, it had one redeeming feature: Margot Robbie.

Film execs down at DC cottoned on to the fact that Robbie’s Harley Quinn was by far the best part of the movie and decided to give the character her very own picture. How nice. But is the resulting film a corker? Or are we looking at another bargain basement comic-book adaptation? Continue reading

Celluloid Clash: Frozen v Tangled

Frozen vs TangledIn my job of handling finances and food distribution at a multi-billion dollar conglomerate (A concessions worker at a Regal movie theatre), I work with several people of varying beliefs and movie tastes, so when Frozen II came out, a debate sparked. Which early 2010s Disney animated film featuring a girl with magical powers (And/or her sister) leaving her confined castle and teaming up with a charming blue collar worker, a horse, and another peculiar sidekick against a villain who pretends to love the hero only to betray them to win power is better, Frozen or Tangled.

This is a question you hear asked a lot, and for the reason of bringing this argument to a close, I opted to rewatch both of these films (because it’s still shorter than watching The Irishman) to finally figure it out. I did have to make one or two changes to the criteria for this installment though, mainly due to the fact that I thought the songs were more important in this comparison than the voice acting was. So, without any more delays, let’s dive right into the third installment of Celluloid Clash.  Continue reading