2017 Alternative Oscars: Winners!

14859347_1040969846011519_1192281544_o-copyIn January, the readers of Movie Metropolis were asked to take part in the second annual Alternative Oscars. With films not recognised by the Academy Awards from the last twelve months, including Deepwater Horizon and The Jungle Book, this year’s selection of films faced tough competition.

As a new feature, you can now see how the winners and runners up performed. Each of the top three has their voting performances, displayed as percentages, attached alongside their names.

Nearly 350 votes were cast, so, without further ado, let’s take a look at this year’s winners! Continue reading

“The 2nd best Star Wars film” Rogue One review

14859347_1040969846011519_1192281544_o-copyRogue One: A Star Wars Story review: by Adam Brannon

UK certification: 12A

The Star Wars universe just got a whole lot bigger. When Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was announced by Disney a couple of years ago, diehard fans of the sci-fi saga met the news with a huge dose of scepticism.

After all, the prequel trilogy was an unmitigated disaster, doing all it could to destroy not only the greatest villain in the history of film, but the series itself. Then Gareth Edwards was announced as director, whose film credits include the brilliant Monsters and Godzilla, which was critically praised but received a lukewarm reception publically.

THEN Disney announced the film was undergoing “heavy” reshoots to its first cut, reportedly due to executives being unhappy with the finished product’s tone.

So it’s clear that it’s not been plain sailing for Rogue One, but that headline isn’t a misprint – the finished article is just that damn good. But why? Continue reading

MM Top 5: Greatest Star Wars moments

Foreword by Adam Brannon: Aiming to give budding writers their chance to shine, the Movie Metropolis Spotlight is focused on Sebastian Mann, who in his first article for the site, takes a look at some of the greatest Star Wars moments ever.

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Sebastian Mann, of Mannversusmovie, takes a spoiler-filled (and that means spoiler-filled) look at the top 5 greatest Star Wars moments, from action-packed sequences to heart-breaking character moments, celebrating the release of the second theatrical trailer for the upcoming Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Star Wars is, if nothing else, unique.

There exists no other franchise where almost half the entries are so vehemently detested by those who maintain an unbreakable devotion to the other half.

Star Wars, whether you’re a purist, a passive fan, or you’ve only seen The Force Awakens in cinema and didn’t really get the hype behind that old guy with the beard, is undeniably important to both cinema and popular culture.
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The Alternative Oscars: Winners!

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Adam Brannon announces the winners

Just over a month ago, we asked readers of Movie Metropolis to take part in the first ever Alternative Oscars. Featuring films not recognised by the Academy Awards from the last twelve months, including Jurassic World and Star Wars: the Force Awakens, this was purely for the blockbuster fan in you.

Over 300 votes were cast, so, without further ado, let’s take a look at this year’s winners! Continue reading

The Movie Metropolis podcast is live

twitter2After a wonderfully successful 2015, I wanted the site to progress further as we moved into 2016. Naturally, the thing to do was to make a shift into multi-platform blogging.

It’s been a long slog getting the video ready, and there’s another one on the way next weekend, but Rob and I have brought the first ever Movie Metropolis podcast to YouTube for you to enjoy.

So, what can you expect?

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