Exclusive: Interview with actor Jamie Chambers

Jamie Chambers headshotForeword by Adam Brannon. Star Wars: The Last Jedi is currently undergoing final preparations before its release in December. I’m sure everyone reading this interview will be as excited as I am to see the next part of the epic space opera.

To celebrate, I had an exclusive chat with actor Jamie Chambers, who as well as starring in King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, the upcoming Robin Hood reboot and Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, also slipped on the iconic Stormtrooper suit in 2015’s massive hit, Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Following on from Vanessa Chester, Colby Boothman and Prop Store CEO Stephen Lane, Jamie chats to me about his career in acting so far. Read on for the exclusive interview.

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Exclusive: Interview with Prop Store CEO Stephen Lane

Prop Store logoForeword by Adam Brannon. As Movie Metropolis has progressed, I’ve been lucky enough to interview influential people from within the world of film. From Jurassic Park stars Colby Boothman and Vanessa Chester, to Kinema in the Woods manager, Philip Jones, interviews are now an integral part of what Movie Metropolis has to offer.

In this edition, I chat to Prop Store CEO Stephen Lane, who tells me all about the company he set up as a film buff. Founded in 1998, Prop Store now operates in London and LA, with a combined storage area of over 25,000 square feet.

Selling everything in the movie memorabilia world, from film vehicles to lightsabers and everything in between, it’s perfect for the memorabilia collector in you. Continue reading

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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