So, it’s Easter Sunday and no doubt everyone will be chowing down on some frightfully delicious chocolate eggs over the course of the next few weeks. Cadbury, Nestle, Mars; all the big names in chocolate must make an absolute killing in the run-up to Easter, especially in the UK: people go mad for it as soon as Christmas is over.
Of course, the movie industry is full of Easter eggs too. Not in the literal sense of course, that would be just ridiculous. No, I’m talking in the figurative sense. After all, an Easter egg in a movie, TV show or game isn’t about munching on chocolate, it’s about finding something hidden by the producers, the developers or the directors that only the very hardened fans notice.
With that in mind, I’ve trawled through the archives to find five movie Easter eggs that are simply scrumptious. I could’ve gone for “eggcellent” there but I thought that would be one Easter pun too many. From Toy Story to Harry Potter and to Star Wars, read on for a voyage of discovery (in no particular order). Continue reading
Halloween is less than 24 hours away. The night of trick or treaters and mischief is one making waves over here in the UK with kids and adults alike enjoying the colourful decorations and bucketloads of sweets.
Of course, the tradition of disembowling a pumpkin and slapping a ‘scary’ face on the front of it is one you’ll either love or loathe. The tough orange vegetable (or should that be fruit) can be an absolute nightmare to carve.
This got me thinking, what would I like to see on my pumpkin this year? With that in mind, I’ve come up with some fabulous movie-themed pumpkin ideas for a truly cinema-tastic Halloween. Continue reading
By Adam Brannon. On August 1st 2017, I was lucky enough to visit the Warner Bros. Studio Tour in Leavesden, England along with my partner, mum and little sister.
For the uninitiated, the tour takes visitors through the world of Harry Potter via a journey around amazing props from the franchise’s eight blockbuster movies.
In this article, I share my experiences from the studio and help you to make the most of your visit. Naturally, a spoiler warning is in force – if you want to visit with your eyes completely closed, don’t read on. Continue reading
Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them review: by Adam Brannon
UK certification: 12A
It’s almost unbearable to think that Harry Potter & the Philosopher’s Stone was released…wait for it… 15 years ago this very week. I know, I can’t believe it too, and what’s even more depressing is that the eight film behemoth concluded over five years ago.
Since then, Potter aficionados have been calling on writer J.K. Rowling to release new material in the hope of creating more silver screen magic. Well, prayers were answered with the announcement of a film adaptation of her short book, Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them. The day is finally here, but what is the finished product like? Continue reading
By Adam Brannon
Movie Metropolis was born from my love of writing and my passion for the art of film-making. Six years ago today (October 19th) the site was set up by myself in an effort to channel my reviewing tendencies into something a little more concrete.
Over half a decade later, the website has grown at an astonishing rate, attracting thousands of visitors from across the globe and connecting them through their love of cinema.
In 2016, Movie Metropolis launched MM Play, a dedicated YouTube channel aimed at providing fun and engaging multi-platform content, moving away from the usual reviews that have formed the backbone of the the site’s online presence.
Here, as a birthday special, I look through the five articles that have been viewed more times than any other posts on the site. Continue reading