Jurassic Park: Franchise Reviews

Adam Brannon HeadshotForeword by Adam Brannon. In a new series, I look through an entire back catalogue of films to bring you Franchise Reviews. These weekly articles will review each flick in a particular movie series in under 100 words per film – trust me it’s harder than it looks.

To inaugurate the series, I’m taking a look back at Jurassic Park and its four films. What better way to begin. I hope you enjoy them. Continue reading

Exclusive: Interview with The Lost World’s Vanessa Chester

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Foreword by Adam Brannon. Jurassic World 2 is currently filming in numerous locations across the UK and this week marks the 20th anniversary since the franchise’s second film; The Lost World was released across the globe. 

The film was warmly received and grossed over $600million at the global box office. The film’s success spawned Jurassic Park III in 2001 and of course Jurassic World in 2015.

To celebrate the film’s 20th birthday, I had an exclusive chat with Vanessa Chester, who starred alongside Jeff Goldblum, Julianne Moore and Vince Vaughn as Kelly, the confident daughter of Dr. Ian Malcolm who will see returning to the series in Jurassic World 2 next summer. Continue reading

“A masterpiece” A Monster Calls review

14859347_1040969846011519_1192281544_o-copyA Monster Calls review: by Adam Brannon

UK certification: 12A

J.A. Bayona is one of the most exciting rising stars behind the camera lens. His knack for creating superbly shot, engaging films like The Orphanage and The Impossible has meant many in Hollywood have been keeping an intrigued eye on him.

His hard work paid off last year when it was announced he would be taking over directorial duties on the as yet unnamed Jurassic World sequel. In the meantime, Bayona has been busy working on A Monster Calls, based on the book of the same name by Patrick Ness, but does it continue the director’s brilliant work?

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MM Top 5: Movie Metropolis articles (birthday special)

10933939_858255040882983_331142605952023910_nBy 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

“Lovely in every sense of the word” Pete’s Dragon review

10933939_858255040882983_331142605952023910_n2016 really does belong to Disney. The House of Mouse has been churning out some incredible films this year with the live-action remake of The Jungle Book proving sceptical audiences (and critics) completely wrong.

The BFG was a pleasant and inoffensive adaptation of Roald Dahl’s wonderful novel and Finding Dory got Pixar back on the right track, and let’s not forget Captain America: Civil War, by far the best superhero film of the year.

Here, Disney continues its trend with recreating its classic cartoons in live-action; resurrecting Pete’s Dragon. But is this remake of the 1977 film of the same name as good as The Jungle Book? Continue reading