Box office disappointments: Top 5

Adam Brannon HeadshotBy Adam Brannon. So Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets has tanked at the US box office, taking a paltry $17million in its opening weekend on a budget of around $200million. Ouch! By contrast, Star Wars: the Force Awakens took just shy of $250million in its first few days.

That got me thinking, which other films have been box office disappointments and led to huge losses for their studios? This list isn’t necessarily counting down the biggest box office bombs of all time, rather the films that were actually pretty decent but ended up being a massive let down for their directors, stars and studios. Continue reading

MM Top 5: Anime Films

14886217_1040838869357950_851251975_nIn the first MM Top 5 for 2017, Rob Stoakes looks at the best anime films to have ever been released. Click the link for an in-depth review of director Rupert Sander’s Western take on Ghost in the Shell.

For more top 5 lists published frequently, head on over to the MM Top 5 page to see what topics we’ve already covered. Think you’ve found a topic we haven’t had a look at? Leave a comment below and Movie Metropolis will look into it. Continue reading

“Not without its faults” Ghost in the Shell review

Ghost in the Shell review: by Adam Brannon

UK certification: 12A

14859347_1040969846011519_1192281544_o-copyTurning the beloved Ghost in the Shell manga franchise into a Hollywood film that’ll please picky Western audiences was always going to be a tough job for director Rupert Sanders (Snow White & the Huntsman).

Casting the central lead, The Major, proved even more difficult. When Scarlett Johansson’s name was attached to play the role, Hollywood was once again accused of white-washing, a tag lobbied at Gods of Egypt last year. The finished product is now in cinemas around the globe, but is it the disaster many predicted? Continue reading