On the next Monday Movie Show (21/09/14)

Coming up on this weeks show, in the cinema section we take a look at the latest thriller starring Liam Neeson in A Walk Among the Tombstones, more dystopian sci-fi drama with The Giver, spoilt British kids get what’s coming to them in The Riot Club and Elijah Wood plays a piano player in turmoil with Grand Piano.  In the very low key home release section of the show we take a look at Nicolas Cage in thriller Tokarev (Rage for you nice people in the US), drama with In Secret, Cate Beckinsale stars in thriller The Trails of Cate McCall, second drama of the section with Run and Jump and just to spice things up a little the final film of the show is horror film The Ghostmaker, 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 21st September at around 1:00pm (yes you have read correctly) (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 15/09/14

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It was a bit obvious that Sex Tap couldn’t hold on to the top spot for another week and that is the case as animated adventure The Boxtrolls has gone and taken it’s place at the top of the chart and was the only film to take over £1 million this week.

Other new films in this weeks chart included drama thriller starring Phillip Seymour Hoffman in A Most Wanted Mind and British drama comedy centring around the mining community during the mining strike, Pride which went in at number three.

Upcoming - Not a huge week for new releases this week however a lot of smaller films will be trying to chip away at next weeks chart, so on offer is thriller starring Liam Neeson in A Walk Among the Tombstones, British drama The Riot Club, another movie that is trying to take the Hunger Games crown in The Giver and the latest comedy drama from Woody Allen in Magic in the Moonlight.

10. Inbetweeners 2 – £332,564 – £32,936,681

9. The Hundred-Foot Journey – £437,650 – £1,653,238

8. Let’s Be Cops – £477,576 – £4,057,750

7. Guardians of the Galaxy – £514,654 – £26,638,350

6. Before i Go to Sleep – £537,991 – £1,897,025

5. A Most Wanted Man – (NE) – £610,312

4. Sex Tape – £673,478 – £2,705,088

3. Pride – (NE) – £718,778

2. Lucy – £812,073 – £12,000,631

1. The Boxtrolls – (NE) – £2,000,597

US Top 5

Finally something has finally happened in the US chart to stop the downfall that has been going on for the last few weeks, despite the combined takings off all of the top 10 films not reaching over the $100 million mark their was still a little bit of a shake up in the chart.

Two new films took over the top two spots in the form of Dolphin Tale 2 at number two and drama thriller No Good Deed at number one.

5. Let’s Be Cops

4. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

3. Guardians of the Galaxy

2. Dolphin Tale 2 – (NE)

1. No Good Deed – (NE)

Coming up this week (15/09/14)

Coming up on this weeks show, in the cinema section we take a look at the latest animated adventure from the makers of Coraline and Paranorman with The Boxtrolls, Phillip Seymour Hoffman stars in one of his final films in drama A Most Wanted Mind and British comedy drama in the vein of The Full Monty, Pride.  In the home release section we take a look at disaster epic from the mind of Paul W.S Anderson with Pompeii, Schwarzenegger still shows that he has it in violent thriller Sabotage, drama with the Two Faces of January, Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston star in vampire drama Only Lovers Left Alive, the sick psychopath known as Mick returns in Wolf Creek 2,  the very much delayed comedy horror Knights of Badassdom and very strange Korean horror thriller comedy (whatever you want to call it) R100, 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 15th September 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.

UK box office top 10 – W/E 08/09/14

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Lucy’s reign at the top of the chart had to come to a end sometime and this week is the week when the film is no longer sitting at the top of the chart, taking it’s place is the latest comedy starring Jason Segal and Cameron Diaz in Sex Tape.

When it comes to the other new films in this weeks top 10 none of them managed to break the £1 million mark however they did manage to give the chart a little bit of a refresh look.

So other new films in this weeks chart included dark thriller The Guest going in at number eight, light drama The Hundred-Foot Journey which managed to go into the top five hitting the number four spot and thriller Before I Go to Sleep which went in at number three.

Upcoming – This week finally see’s a film that could go in at number one and take more than £3 million lifting the fortunes of the chart as it spent a second week on a slight decline from this time last year, the film in question that could do this is animated adventure The Boxtrolls.  Other films on offer include British comedy in the vain of The Full Monty with Pride and one of Phillip Seymour Hoffman’s last films A Most Wanted Man.

10. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – £168,092 – £33,461,475

9. If I Stay – £237,692 – £1,146,322

8. The Guest – (NE) – £312,920

7. Inbetweeners 2 – £633,173 – £32,995,000

6. Let’s Be Cops – £663,585 – £3,168,270

5. Guardians of the Galaxy – £678,763 – £26,418,014

4. The Hundred-Foot Journey – (NE) – £694,691

3. Before I Go To Sleep – (NE) – £790,271

2. Lucy – £1,197,432 – £10,445,937

1. Sex Tape – (NE) – £1,431,058

US Chart

What a terrible week for the US top 10 as it saw it’s lowest takings in over five years, no new film managed to break the top five so the chart remains pretty much the same as last week except the number five and six movie swapping around.

5. The November Man

4. If I Stay

3. Let’s Be Cops

2. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

1. Guardians of the Galaxy

Coming up this week (08/09/14)

Coming up on this weeks show, in this weeks show we take a look at raunchy comedy Sex Tape, dark thriller from the director of You’re Next, The Guest, thriller Before i Go To Sleep and cooking drama with a hint of comedy in The Hundred-Foot Journey.  In the home release section we take a look at frat comedy Bad Neighbours, martial arts action film Brick Mansion, one of Robin Williams final films in The Angriest Man in Brooklyn, thriller Blue Ruin, British comedy drama with Plastic and comedy Mum’s Night Out, 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 8th September 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.

UK box office top 10 – W/E 01/09/14

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Despite a plethora of new films out this weeks nothing could move Lucy from the top spot, the film spends it’s second week at number one and it’s not far off the £10 million mark.

New films that made it into this weeks chart included horror film As Above,So Below at number eight, romantic drama If I stay going in at number six, graphic noir sequel Sin City: A Dame to Kill For at number four and buddy comedy cop movie Let’s be Cops which hit the number two spot, closely missing out on the top of the chart.

Upcoming - It’s another week of low brow films with none of them having a big punch to them, if you do want to see something new then you have raunchy comedy Sex Tape, drama Before i go to Sleep, sinister thriller in The Guest and the second drama of the week in The Hundred-Foot Journey.

10. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – £361,132 – £31,987,494

9. Into the Storm – £374,533 – £2,311,031

8. As Above, So Below – (NE) – £398,787

7. How to Train Your Dragon 2 – £427,724 – £23,650,066

6. If I Stay – (NE) – £505,704

5. Guardians of the Galaxy – £1,027,274 – £24,500,496

4. Sin City: A Dame to Kill For – (NE) – £1,077,370

3. Inbetweeners 2 – £1,298,163 – £30,011,216

2. Let’s Be Cops – (NE) – £1,650,912

1. Lucy – £1,972,039 – £8,006,914

US Chart

Nothing much has changed with this weeks US chart as the top two movies, Guardians of the Galaxy and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles had very little competition from any new films, in fact i wouldn’t be surprised if they stay in the same position next week as only one main release is out.

The only new film to make it’s way into the top five was horror film As Above, so Below which went in at number five.

5. As Above, So Below – (NE)

4. Let’s Be Cops

3. If I Stay

2. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

1. Guardians of the Galaxy

Coming up this week (31/08/14)

 

Coming up on this weeks more relaxed show, in the cinema section we take a look at shaky cam horror movie set in the catacombs of France in As Above So Below, two loser friends decide to come up with a plan to Let’s Be Cops and Jessie Eisenberg stars in small thriller Night Movies.  In the home release section Andrew Garfield returns as Peter Parker in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Spanish horror set in two different time periods with Painless, comedy drama with Mr Morgans Last Love and romantic drama The Longest Week, 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.

  

UK box office top 10 – W/E 25/08/14

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The Inbetweeners reign at the top of the chart has finally come to a end thanks to one of this weeks new entries, as a matter of a fact four new films and one new event went into this weeks top 10 shaking up the chart a little bit.

Firstly though on to the movie that has claimed the golden crown of chart success and surprisingly it went to Luc Besson’s new film Lucy which showed that a strong female lead role film can do well.

Other new entries in this weeks top 10 went to Doctor Who Deep Breath which went in at number eight, romantic comedy What If which hit the number six spot, possession horror in the form of Deliver Us From Evil hitting the number five spot and the final new entry went to disaster film Into the Storm which blew it’s way into the number four spot.

Upcoming - Not a very strong week when it comes to new films as only two seem to have any chance of going into next weeks chart, so on offer is buddy comedy Let’s Be Cop and horror film As Above So Below.

10. The Expendables 3 – £511,168 – £3,111,722

9. Secret Cinema: Back to the Future – £520,187 – £2,818,464

8. Doctor Who ‘Deep Breath’ – (NE) – £522,908

7. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – £588,994 – £30,987,075

6. What If – (NE) – £592,501

5. Deliver Us From Evil – (NE) – £629,554

4. Into the Storm – (NE) – £1,147,657

3. Guardians of the Galaxy – £1,259,998 – £21,895,128

2. The Inbetweeners 2 – £2,366,161 – £27,631,404

1. Lucy – (NE) – £3,076,997

US Chart

It seems that the Guardians of the Galaxy has legs as it has knocked the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles off the top spot to become the new number one, even more good news for the film is that it has become the biggest movie of the summer so far.

So what happened to the new films this week, well on absent movie from the top five was Sin City A Dame to Kill For which could only manage to go in at number eight and has been deemed as a flop.

Their was a couple of new films in the top five they were drama When the Game Stands Tall which went in at number five and romantic drama If I Stay which went in at number three and is one of the new films out this week in the UK.

5. When the Game Stands Tall – (NE)

4. Let’s Be Cops

3. If i Stay – (NE)

2. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

1. Guardians of the Galaxy 

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.
 
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