Happy New Year! 2019 has arrived with a bang, if the fireworks in London are anything to go by, and the film industry is set for a bumper year filled with incredible blockbusters. Looking at the release calendar for the next twelve months makes it look like one of the biggest yet for cinema, with hundreds of exciting films hitting our screens.
Naturally, it would take me an age to go through each and every film vying for your attention in 2019, so I’ve picked out my personal choices for the top 10 movies that you should be excited for this coming year. We’ve already counted down the top 5 best and worst blockbusters of the year. So, without further ado, let’s begin.
Moana review: By Rob Stoakes
UK Certification: U
It’s weird how long it took for Hollywood to get Dwayne The Rock The People’s Champion The Brahma Bull The Most Electrifying Man in Sports Entertainment It Doesn’t Matter What His Last Name Is right.
After all, here’s a wrestler who wasn’t very good at wrestling but so good at talking and had such good facial expressions that IT DOESN’T MATTER! which the wrestling fans among you read in his iconic shout. So, what’s he used for when he enters Hollywood? Shutting up and scowling.
By Rob Stoakes
In the first Movie Metropolis Retro Review, contributor Rob Stoakes looks back at a film that touched hearts across the globe. But what does he make of The Lion King 24 years after its initial release?
What happened to the summer blockbuster?
Is everyone seriously just waiting for September now? I look at the Odeon showings and I see a re-release of the Jungle Book and a subtitled Polish film that doesn’t even have the decency to be a perverse and morally degenerate horror film. Just some perverse and morally degenerate rom-com. It’s getting to the point where I’m actually looking forward to the Ghostbusters movie. At least it’ll be A film coming out. That’s like looking forward to eating live roaches because the McDonalds fryers aren’t working. Continue reading
Adam Brannon takes a look through five movie scores that prove there really is no film without music. But which musical masterpieces made the cut?
In the interests of fairness, composer John Williams has been limited to two films as his movie scores could fill an entire list on their own.
Disney Pixar has also been limited to one film, also in the interests of fairness. Continue reading
I’m very pleased to welcome a new contributor to the site. Rob Stoakes will be writing reviews for Movie Metropolis over the coming months – fitting in a selection of films from the latest blockbusters to something a little less mainstream and I look forward to sharing his unique writing style with you all.
Rob is becoming part of an ever-expanding MM community and if any of you are interested in getting involved, just drop me an email. Details are available here.
For more information on our new reviewer, check out a brief bio below.
Hailing from the outskirts of Kingston upon Hull, Rob Stoakes has grown up with a huge appreciation for the arts, in particular film. His favourite films range from popcorn-devouring blockbusters to surrealist art pieces and everything in between, though there is a special place in his heart for his joint favourite films; Allers & Minkoff’s Lion King and Ken Russel’s The Devils.