Alternative Oscars 2018: Voting Now Open

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Can you believe it’s that time again? I certainly can’t. Since 2016, the Movie Metropolis Alternative Oscars have been shaking up the traditional awards by including films that the majority of ordinary folks, like you or I, actually watch.

While it’s all well and good to include technical masterpieces, famed for their beautiful shot choices and superb performances, there isn’t really an Oscar for Best Blockbuster. With that in mind, here at Movie Metropolis, we’ve ripped up the rule book and transformed the Academy Awards into this: the Alternative Oscars. Continue reading

The Nicest Actors in Hollywood: Top 5

The Nicest Guys in Hollywood Top 5Hollywood is a world filled with glitz and glamour, and it’s sometimes very easy to forget that the people we see on our cinema screens are, at their very core, just normal people. Sure, they’ve got mansions and private jets and wads and wads of cash, but before the fame, they were just like you or I.

It’s all the more surprising then that we’re constantly bombarded with stories of misdemeanours from some of the most famous people in Hollywood. Whether it’s a demanding personality or cruelty to their fans, we’re never that far away from a Hollywood bad guy. With that in mind, I’m flipping that on its head and looking at the nicest guys in Hollywood. But who has made the cut? Read on to find out. Continue reading

The Ghostbusters controversy: unraveled

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By Rob Stoakes

If there’s something strange in the neighbourhood, who you gonna call? Outraged MRAs and disappointed movie fans, that’s who.

So, Ghostbusters is yet another film where the controversies surrounding it have significantly more ink on paper devoted to them than the film itself. Increasingly common, it seems, in this age of instant controversy and easy offense. Remember Mad Max Fury: Road? That had THREE gender-based controversies.

Standing on the outside looking in, all of the wailing and gnashing of teeth over Ghostbusters seems kind of dumb. It isn’t kind of dumb, though. It’s actually a ten-car pile up of idiocy. I struggle to think of a stupider thing, maybe Michael Palin making a documentary based entirely on Pokemon Go locations in Milton Keynes. Some of the cars in this pile-up are significantly more bashed up than others, however, so here are the four lowest points of the Ghostbusters debacle! Continue reading

“Hail Coens!” Hail, Caesar review

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By Rob Stoakes

RUN! RUN! THE END TIMES ARE NEAR! IT’S A COEN BROTHERS MOVIE WITHOUT JOHN GOODMAN! AAAAAAAIIIIIIIIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

That’s how much I love the Coen Brothers; I’m willing to open my review, my first impression to you all, with a joke you will only understand if you’ve literally buried yourself in Blood Simple DVDs.

The two brothers are easily two of my favourite directors and writers of all time. Let’s just name some films; A Serious Man, Fargo, Raising Arizona, No Country for Old Men, Bridge of Spies, Inside Llewyn Davis, goddamn The godamn Big goddamn Lebowski! Keep your Steven Spielberg, to me the Coen Brothers are almost beyond praise, more the fearful reverence and awe that ancient folk worshipped their deities.

Ok, there was Gambit, but we don’t talk about that. Continue reading