Coming up this week (25/08/14)

  

 

Coming up on this weeks show, in the cinema section we take a look at Daniel Radcliffe in romantic comedy What If, Eric Bana plays a cop on the hunt for evil in Deliver Us From Evil, tornado’s get really extreme in disaster film Into the Storm, Frank Millers dark noir universe hit’s the big screen for a second time with Sin City: A Dame to Kill For and Luc Besson ask’s us what happens if someone is able to unlock 100% of their brain in Lucy.  In the home release section we take a look at Wally Pfisters directorial debut with Sci-Fi drama Transcendence, Tom Hardy stars in one man thriller Locke, animated adventure with Tarzan, comedy drama Arthur and Mike and Sci-Fi horror Alien Abduction, plus as usual our TV movie of the week, the latest movie news, UK box office top 10 & DVD/Blu-Ray top 10.

Join us live from Monday 25th August at around 8:00pm (GMT) on our Spreaker page or the Spreaker app (which you can download free from the Apple app store/Android marketplace and find us on by just searching for The Monday Movie Show). Don’t forget you can also catch up with any episode of the show on iTunes (hopefully coming back soon), Spreaker or you can now find us on Youtube, just search for the Monday Movie Show.

*line up is subject to change as well as the day and time of the show.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: A Rebuttal To MovieBob

If you’ve been on the internet this week, doubtless you’re aware that the towers of ivory are crumbling, the halls of civilisation are aflame and planes are dropping out of the sky. You’re aware of this because this is precisely how the internet reacts EVERY GODDAMN TIME THEY REBOOT AN 80S NOSTALGIA PROPERTY.
 
Last time it was the My Little Pony movie with no goddamn ponies in it. Before that it was the Transformers movie with (practically) no goddamn Transformers in it. This year it’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which hit America this week and currently rocking an eye-watering 20% on the Tomatometer.
 
The worst slating of the film I’ve seen has come from The Escapist’s own MovieBob. For the purposes of educating those of you who are wavering about what to do when the movie hits these shores, I’ve written the following breakdown of his points as sort of a should-I-shouldn’t-I FAQ.
 
 
Assertion: This Turtles movie isn’t just the worst film of the year, it’s the worst Turtles anything ever, including the one with the girl turtle who had tits.
 
Is it true? Jesus, it’s not that bad. It’s a brainless summer popcorn flick. Some of the new ideas work, some of them don’t. It’s shaky but likable.
 
 
Assertion: Michael Bay has done with Turtles exactly what he did with Transformers. He’s sidelined the title characters into being secondary to the unlikable human characters.
 
Is it true? The turtles are on screen for most of the movie. There’s four significant human characters – April, April’s sidekick, Shredder and Shredder’s sidekick. You can’t really fault it on that score, except for a lack of Casey,
 
 
Assertion: The CGI is stiff and stilted, and the facial movements just don’t gel with it.
 
Is it true? I didn’t think so. I think I might even prefer this look for the turtles to the cel-shaded reboot doing the rounds on Nickelodeon,
 
 
Assertion: The writers have turned Michaelangelo into a lech, and every scene between him and April is excruciatingly uncomfortable. These aren’t the Turtles, they’re a bunch of unlikable “Bro”s.
 
Is it true? It’s true about Michelangelo, sadly. It’s not all there is to his character, though. There are some nice elements to it as well – for example, it makes absolute sense that Mikey loves Keyboard Cat. Another example is the flashback to the Turtles’ childhood which depicts Donnie as a speccy twat. Again, makes total sense.
 
 
Assertion: The film can’t keep it’s story straight from scene to scene. It’s like they made it in a weekend and didn’t check any of their work.
 
Is it true? The writing IS pretty bad. This is TMNT, though. It’s not fucking shakespeare.
 
 
Assertion: The Shredder is a guy in a robot suit that fights for him.
 
Is it true? Yeah. It’s pretty lame. I wonder if they merged Shredder and Krang into one character?
 
 
Assertion: The Foot Clan aren’t ninjas.
 
Is it true? Yep. Also lame. Welcome to post-9/11 Turtleville.
 
 
Assertion: There’s no reason in the story for Splinter to have trained the turtles in ninjitsu. He just found a manual in the sewer and figured it would make a good parenting manual.
 
Is it true? I’ll break it down for you. In this universe, the Turtles are April’s childhood pets. Her dad was a scientist working on a mutagen who was killed when he found out he was working for Shredder. Yes it makes no sense, but it makes about as much sense as any of the other reasons we’ve heard explaining why there’s a bunch of talking turtles living in the New York sewers.
 
 
Assertion: Megan Fox utterly fails to sell the character.
 
Is it true? She’s OK, I guess. She’s a bit of a sleepwalker of an actress. Nobody was up in arms when Natalie Portman did the same thing in Star Wars.
 
 
The TMNT reboot isn’t fantastic, but it’s more Turtles and at ninety minutes it never has a chance to outstay its welcome like the Transformers movies did. In conclusion, I didn’t hate it and I wouldn’t hate to see some sequels.
 
Maybe we’ll get a chance to see Casey do his thing next time around.
 

UK box office top 10 – W/E 18/08/14

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Well the Inbetweeners have managed to hold off any threat to their chart reign this week by staying on the number one spot despite the threat from the biggest collection of 80’s action heroes ever formed.

Only two new films made their way into this weeks chart, firstly going in at a very low ninth spot was the latest comedy starring Simon Pegg in Hector and the Search for Happiness.  This weeks highest new entry went to the third in the Expendables film which went in at a low number three, the reason for this is down to the movie being leaked a few weeks ago online so people have been mainly watching in a way they shouldn’t.

Upcoming - This week see”s three new films released which should each find a way into next weeks chart, on offer is horror Deliver Us From Evil, the latest action film from Luc Besson with Lucy and disaster action film Into the Storm.

10. Hercules – £202,469 – £5,178,467

9. Hector and the Search for Happiness – (NE) – £240,222

8. The Nut Job – £303,849 – £2,612,704

7. Planes 2: Fire and Rescue – £507,044 – £2,487,625

6. Secret Cinema: Back to the Future – £531,767 – £2,121,843

5. How to Train your Dragon 2 – £647,613 – £21,165,875

4. Dawn of the Planet of the Ape – £1,093,872 – £29,557,135

3. The Expendables 3 – (NE) – £1,689,927

2. Guardians of the Galaxy – £2,114,664 – £18,798,710

1. The Inbetweeners 2 – £4,309,832 – £22,370,541.

US Chart

The Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles have managed to hold on to the top spot for a second week without much of a challenge to their throne.

Three new films made their way into the top five with The Giver going in at number five, The Expendables 3 only managing the number four spot and not even making $20 million  and buddy comedy movie Let’s Be Cops which went in at number 3.

5. The Giver (NE)

4. The Expendables 3 (NE)

3. Let’s Be Cops (NE)

2. Guardians of the Galaxy

1. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Coming up this week (18/08/14)

  

Coming up on this weeks very packed show, in the cinema section we take a look at the return of Stallone and his crew in Expendables 3, football gets the animated adventure treatment with The Unbeatables, drama thriller with Robert Patterson and Guy Pearce in The Rover and Simon Pegg stars in romantic comedy drama Hector and the Pursuit of Happiness.  In the home release section we take a look at the latest Marvel film to the get the home release treatment in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, romantic comedy with The Love Punch, strange romantic drama in A New York Winters Tale, Australian drama Tracks, horror from the world of Hammer in The Quiet Ones, Sci-Fi horror where we spend The Last Days on Mars, thriller in Killing Season, horror drama with Lizzie Borden Took an Axe and martial arts drama The Flowers of War, plus as usual our TV movie of the week, the latest movie news, UK box office top 10 & DVD/Blu-Ray top 10.

Join us live from Monday 18th August at around 8:30pm (GMT) on our Spreaker page or the Spreaker app (which you can download free from the Apple app store/Android marketplace and find us on by just searching for The Monday Movie Show). Don’t forget you can also catch up with any episode of the show on iTunes (hopefully coming back soon), Spreaker or you can now find us on Youtube, just search for the Monday Movie Show.

*line up is subject to change as well as the day and time of the show.

UK box office top 10 – W/E 11/08/14

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It looks like the strength of the Guardians of the Galaxy couldn’t hold off the might of Will, Simon, Jay and Neil, also known as the Inbetweeners from taking over the top of the charts.

The Inbetweeners opened up to a insane £12.5 million in it’s opening weekend, £2.7 million of that was in it’s opening day making it the highest opening for any film this year and putting the movie on course to beat the takings of the first one which ended with a impressive £45 million in it’s cinema run.

As for other new films in this weeks chart, well their wasn’t any as Planes: Fire and Rescue launched last week in Scotland and Ireland and it only features in this weeks chart thanks to it’s release in the rest of the UK.

Upcoming – Takings for the whole of August are on course for a record thanks to the takings of the Inbetweeners movie and that continue with this weeks set of releases thanks to the 3rd in the Expendables movie, with it getting a 12A certificate it should mean higher takings.

Other films on release are the expansion of animated football adventure The Unbeatables and the latest comedy starring Simon Pegg in Hector and the Search for Happiness.

10. Transformers: Age of Extinction – £174,300 – £19,074,771

9. The Purge: Anarchy – £320,365 – £3,969,494

8. Hercules – £423,677 – £4,631,015

7. The Nut Job – £458,360 – £1,772,492

6. Secret Cinema: Back to the Future – £522,863 – £1,416,488

5. How to Train your Dragon 2 – £893,792 – £19,498,676

4. Planes 2: Fire and Rescue – £1,041,322 – £1,138,896

3. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – £1,743,778 – £27,053,291

2. Guardians of the Galaxy – £3,332,179 – £13,840,330

1. The Inbetweeners 2 – (NE) – £12,538,114

US Chart

Over the pond in the US those hero’s in a half shell, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles found enough martial arts skills to beat off the Guardians of the Galaxy to find itself as the new number one film.

Other new entries in this weeks top 10 went to dance sequel Step Up All In which went in at number 6, drama The Hundred-Foot Journey at number four and disaster film Into the Storm at number 3.

5. Lucy

4.The Hundred-Foot Journey (NE)

3. Into the Storm – (NE)

2. Guardians of the Galaxy

1. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (NE)

 

Coming up this week (10/08/14)

Coming up on this weeks show, in the cinema section we take a look at the return of Will, Jay, Simon and Neil in comedy The Inbetweeners 2 and Dusty Crophopper teams up with his friends in animated adventure Planes: Fire and Rescue.  On Blu-Ray/DVD we take a look at insane martial arts action sequel The Raid 2, Kermit and pal’s return in Muppets Most Wanted, Jackie Chan shows he can still kick butt in Chinese Zodiac, Sci-Fi action drama in Divergent, dark drama in Calvary and small budget horror film Patrick: Evil Awakens, plus as usual our TV movie of the week, the latest movie news, UK box office top 10 & DVD/Blu-Ray top 10.

Join us live from Sunday 10th August at around 8:30pm (GMT) on our Spreaker page or the Spreaker app (which you can download free from the Apple app store/Android marketplace and find us on by just searching for The Monday Movie Show). Don’t forget you can also catch up with any episode of the show on iTunes (hopefully coming back soon), Spreaker or you can now find us on Youtube, just search for the Monday Movie Show.

*line up is subject to change as well as the day and time of the show.

UK box office top 10 – W/E 04/08/14

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Well Ceaser’s time had to come to a end sometime and this week is that time as those Guardians of the Galaxy have fought their way to the top spot.

In more good news for Guardians of the Galaxy it has managed to take more in it’s opening weekend than both Captain America films, Thor and the first Iron Man film.

The rest of the top 10 featured another three new entries including one strange one, so hitting the number nine spot was the fifth in the dance series of Step up with Step Up All In, going in at number six was animated adventure The Nut Job.

Now on to the weird release of the week as Back to the Future has managed to find it’s way back into the top 10 after being part of Secret Cinema, what’s even more special that it was only shown in one venue and it managed to take just over £700,000.

New Releases – a bit of a lacking week when it comes to new films, on offer is comedy sequel The Inbetweeners 2 and animated sequel Planes 2: Fire and Rescue.

10. Earth to Echo – £378,522  – £1,698,348

9. Step up all in – (NE) – £391,129

8. Transformers: Age of Extinction – £455,725 – £18,653,075

7. Secret Cinema Back to the Future – (NE) – £720,479

6. The Nut Job – (NE) – £766,966

5. The Purge: Anarchy – £811,444 – £3,101,005

4. Hercules – £901,151 – £3,657,781

3. How to Train your Dragon 2 – £1,096,888 – £17,634,729

2. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – £2,967,278 – £23,444,365

1. Guardians of the Galaxy – (NE) – £6,363,110

Coming up this week (03/08/14)

Coming up on this weeks show, in the cinema section we take a look at the adventures of Star Lord, Gamora, Drax, Groot and Rocket as they become Guardians of the Galaxy and animated adventure that’s a bit nut’s in The Nut Job.  In the home release section Blu and his family return for a second adventure in Rio 2, Jack O’Connell prison in Starred Up, Jean Claude Van Damm has to put up with a unruly group of people in Welcome to the Jungle, drama with Labor Day, Kelan Lutz stars in action film The Legend of Hercules, horror film with Almost Human and drama with The Double, plus as usual our TV movie of the week, the latest movie news, UK box office top 10 & DVD/Blu-Ray top 10.

Join us live from Sunday 3rd August at around 8:30pm (GMT) on our Spreaker page or the Spreaker app (which you can download free from the Apple app store/Android marketplace and find us on by just searching for The Monday Movie Show). Don’t forget you can also catch up with any episode of the show on iTunes (hopefully coming back soon), Spreaker or you can now find us on Youtube, just search for the Monday Movie Show.

*line up is subject to change as well as the day and time of the show.

UK box office top 10 – W/E 28/07/14

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Well nothing seems to be able to move Dawn of the Planet of the Apes off the top spot despite five new films in the chart and a drop off of around 46% on last weeks takings.

As said above five new films went into this weeks chart, firstly going in at number 10 was kids animated adventure The House of Magic, hitting the number eight spot was Bollywood film Kick, entering in at number six is kids adventure film Earth to Echo.

Going in to the top three and two of the the three films are new entries, at number three is dark thriller sequel The Purge Anarchy and at number two and doing better than thought is action film Hercules starring Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson.

New releases – it’s probably going to be really obvious as to what will be the new number one film next week as Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy finally hit cinema’s.  Their is one other new film out however i doubt it will make much of a impact however if you want another new film then you have animated adventure The Nut Job as well as GOTG.

10. The House of Magic – (NE) – £223,047

9. Mrs Browns Boy’s D’Movie – £228,764 – £13,890,655

8. Kick – (NE) – £239,850

7. Boyhood – £279,701 – £1,426,480

6. Earth to Echo – (NE) – £618,379

5. Transformers: Age of Extinction – £803,063 – £17,375,039

4. How to Train your Dragon 2 – £990,959 – £15,111,906

3. The Purge: Anarchy – (NE) – £1,165,143

2. Hercules – (NE) – £1,449,120

1. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – £3,752,511 – £16,969,650

 

Across the Pond – Looking at the US chart and a new film went straight into the number one spot knocking Dawn of the Planet of the Apes down to number three, the film in question is Luc Besson latest action film Lucy.

Other new entries in the chart are at number 10 drama A Most Wanted Man, comedy drama And so It Goes at number seven and action film Hercules which took $29 million and found itself at number two.

 

 

 

Trailer – The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies

The Company of Thorin has reached Smaug’s lair; but can Bilbo and the Dwarves reclaim Erebor and the treasure? And, if so, can they hold on to it?

First Impressions: While i have found the first two parts of the trilogy to be lacking the spark that The Lord of the Rings trilogy had i still have hopes for this one to bring us what we have been asking for since the start, i just hope it doesn’t disappoint again.

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