Halloween Movie Pumpkin Ideas

Trick or Treat bannerHalloween 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

Harry Potter Studio Tour: the Experience

Adam Brannon HeadshotBy 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

“Potter goes international” Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them review

14859347_1040969846011519_1192281544_o-copyFantastic 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

MM Top 5: Movie Metropolis articles (birthday special)

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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

MM Top 5: Saddest Harry Potter deaths

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By Adam Brannon

Can you believe it’s been five years since Harry Potter left us? The box-office phenomenon that became one of the highest grossing franchises of all time certainly left its mark on generations of fans. With a new film based in the wizarding universe scheduled for release in November, and a stage play taking the theatrical world by storm, Harry Potter is once again a hot topic.

Here, Adam Brannon celebrates the series’ endurance and its half-decade anniversary with a look at the saddest deaths from the saga. These deaths relate to how they were portrayed in the films, NOT in the books. Naturally, a spoiler warning is in effect. Continue reading