Crafting sequels is never easy, but creating a fitting sequel to 2015’s biggest movie and one of the world’s biggest franchises is no easy feat. Not only do you have to make a film that moves the game on from The Force Awakens, but one that also meets the incredibly high expectations of fans across the globe.
Who took on this ridiculous job I hear you cry? Well Looper’s Rian Johnson takes over directorial duties from J.J. Abrams and the result is The Last Jedi. But is this a fitting sequel or a lacklustre affair? Continue reading
Foreword 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.
Foreword 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
In 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
Rogue 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