“A Striking Visual Translation” The Giver – Review

Over the last decade, cinema-going audiences have had the treat of numerous adaptations of popular young adult novels. Some of them have been particularly great – the Harry Potter series the highlight – whilst others have been less than stellar – Twilight, I’m looking at you. Continue reading

A Man of Many Faces: Robin Williams Tribute

The world recoiled in shock today as news outlets across the globe announced the death of the loveable actor, Robin Williams who was 63. Many of us here in the United Kingdom woke to the news that the thespian, known for roles in Mrs. Doubtfire, one of my favourite films, Good Will Hunting and Night at the Museum had committed suicide at his California mansion. Continue reading

A little person who’s a very big fan…

When I think of fans of Movie Metropolis, it would generally be people who are able to read, possibly write and most definitely be able to talk; how else would the word spread of how great MM actually is? (modest I know)

However, it seems that I have a brand new fan, little Lyla from the UK who is less than two months old. Continue reading

“Watch out Pixar” How to Train Your Dragon 2 Review

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2   (UK CERT: PG)

Director: Dane BeBlois   Music: John Powell

Voices: Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Cate Blanchett, Kit Harington


Dreamworks’ How to Train Your Dragon was an example of setting your expectations low and coming out pleasantly surprised. The first film proved that the studio could create animated masterpieces and it left audiences across the globe hooked.

However, expectation has never been higher for its sequel, How to Train Your Dragon 2, but does it soar to the dizzying heights of its predecessor? Continue reading

“Terrible film-making at its best” Transformers 4 Review

TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION   (UK CERT: 12A)

Director: Michael Bay   Music: Steve Jablonsky

Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer


Michael Bay’s Transformers series has received a huge amount of criticism since the first film was released back in 2007, some of it fair, and some of it not. Now, 7 years on and three films later, Bay returns to the helm of one of the biggest movie franchises of all time with Transformers: Age of Extinction, but can it silence his critics? Continue reading