Coco review “Has Pixar got its mojo back?”

Pixar's Coco posterPixar has been on something of a downward trend of late, and that’s something I never thought I’d say. As much as it hurts, films like Cars 3, Finding Dory and The Good Dinosaur just don’t cut the mustard when compared to some of the studio’s greats.

Movies like Up, Inside Out and Wall.E as well as The Incredibles, which we’re finally getting a sequel to this year, are up there with the best animations ever produced, never mind just from Pixar. Hoping to get back on the right track this year, Pixar has released Coco. But are we back up to scratch?

Before we begin. Did you know you can now vote in the third annual Movie Metropolis Alternative Oscars? Vote for your favourite films from last year! Continue reading

5 Alternative Christmas Movies for Those Who Hate Christmas

Alternative Christmas MoviesHas the endless tirade of Christmas television and forced familial interaction done some serious damage to your peace, love and goodwill to all men?

Does the idea of indulging in festive cheer make you throw up in your mouth a little? Boggled by the insidiously universal embrace of bad taste, baubles and brussel sprouts?

If you answered yes to any of those questions then you probably have nothing but a cold, dark and empty chasm where your heart should be and that’s okay. I do too. Therefore I know that if there’s one thing you hate more than pulling crackers and extended family, it’s a good old paint-by-numbers, schmaltzy Christmas film. Continue reading

The Worst Films of 2017: Dark Tower, Wonder Woman & More

Film in 2017So yesterday we entered the realm of 2017’s best films. From Kingsman: The Golden Circle to the divisive Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the latter half of the year has thrown up some incredible blockbusters and more independent films.

Now we get to the fun part, the worst films of 2017. The last twelve months hasn’t been particularly good or particularly bad, but there’s been a distinct increase in the number of unwanted reboots, sequels and prequels this year. With that in mind, let’s take a look through the dross of 2017 and see which films have the dishonour of being mentioned. Read on to find out. Continue reading