The Best Films of 2017: Star Wars, Kingsman & More

Film in 2017It feels like five minutes ago that I was airing my thoughts via podcast, declaring 2016 to be a fantastic year in film. A lot has changed on Movie Metropolis since then and for film, 2017 has been a mixed bag, with the latter half of the year throwing up some absolutely incredible moments in cinema.

Naturally, it’s impossible to put all the greats and not-so-greats within this article, but I’ve picked those that stood out to me for bringing something different to the table.

To celebrate such a varied 12 months, I’ve put together a list of the very best, and very worst films of the year. From superhero blockbusters to wartime epics and small independent movies, it’s been a rollercoaster year. First up, we’re going to look at the very best films of 2017. Have you seen all of the movies on my list? Read on to find out. Continue reading

Gerald’s Game review “Not a very fun game”

Gerald's Game posterThe horror film market is huge. Hundreds, if not thousands, of horror films are made every year, with only few standing out of the blood-drenched crowd. Netflix, with a penchant for outstanding horrors and thrillers, decided to hop on the horror flick train, bringing about an adaptation of Stephen King’s terrifying novel ‘Gerald’s Game’.

The film follows Jessie (Carla Gugino) and her husband, Gerald (Bruce Greenwood), as they head to a remote lake house in order to spice up their marriage. One thing leads to another, and then Gerald has a heart attack and dies, leaving Jessie handcuffed to the bed with the keys out of reach. She must then fight to survive, whilst having a few disturbing flashbacks and encounters along the way. Continue reading

IT review “Make sure you take a pillow”

IT PosterHorror buffs and Stephen King fans everywhere have been waiting for this moment since 2009. It is of course, a modern adaptation of the author’s novel, IT. 

Plagued with production problems from the get-go, I see a pattern emerging here, IT has been in the hands of multiple directors with numerous actors in the running to play that iconic clown. I am of course, talking about Pennywise.

Fast forward to 2017, and with Mama Andy Muschietti taking over directorial duties and Bill Skarsgård hopping into that tight-fitting suit we finally have a finished product. But what is it like? Continue reading

The Dark Tower review “10 years in the making”

Adam Brannon HeadshotBy Adam Brannon. A film adaptation of Stephen King’s wildly successful Dark Tower novels has been rumoured for over a decade. In 2007, J.J. Abrams was attached to direct the film but dropped out in December 2009.

Then, in 2010, veteran director Ron Howard was to head the project, but that fell through in 2015. Finally, by June 2015 the film entered full-steam ahead production with Danish filmmaker Nikolaj Arcel at the helm.

So, 10 years on from the first murmurings of a Dark Tower film were discovered, what is the finished product like? And does it capture the wonder of that eight-novel behemoth by King? Continue reading