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So it’s that time of year again, when the Monday Movie Show takes a look back at the last 12 months of movies to pick out the best and worst of the movies of the year. A combined list of both Stuart’s and my own is announced in the end of year Monday Movie Show awards special, but here is my own personal list of the highs and lows of 2013, a year which was certainly an improvement over 2012, so much so that at one point I considered making this a top 20 rather than 10, there were that many good movies this year. Read the rest of this entry
So, as with any year, we have good and we have bad, but just how bad was the selection of 2013? Well, we had some excellent highs, but that didn’t mean we didn’t have some equally impressively bad lows. So, lets take a look at what were my personal pet peeves about 2013 with the movies that make up my own personal movie hell top 10 of the year. Read the rest of this entry
Another year is about to come to a close and it’s probably the best time to look over what this year has brought us.
Yes we still suck at sport no matter what it is, we are still in a rescission where the government says we are fine however we know that we are still screwed, the videogame industry saw two new consoles released and people still complain oh and most music still sucks.
However we are not here to look over that annoying stuff we are here to celebrate the best and worst of 2013 in the wonderful world of films. So me and Andrew got our heads together and came up with what we think deserve a couple of awards, yes there were some arguments (i still have the bruisers) but we finally came to an agreement and the awards can be viewed below.
It’s that time of the year when all of the pennies are counted and we discover which film has taken the most at the UK box office.
Only one movie this year managed to crack the £40 million mark and was a run away winner. The rest of the top 10 could of easily been predicted apart from one surprise entry at number seven.
There were a few films that missed out on the top 10 including Thor: The Dark World which went in number 13, World War Z could only manage the number 19 spot, The Wolverine went in at number 20 taking just over the £20 million mark, the biggest film for me that failed to make any kind of impact on the chart was the brilliantly fun Pacific Rim which could only place 39th only just managing the top 40.
10. Fast and Furious 6 – £23,404,669
9. Star Trek Into Darkness – £24,064,192
8. Gravity – £25,467,390
7. The Croods – £26,376,552
6. Man of Steel – £28,242,715
5. Hunger Games: Catching Fire – £28,720,819
4. Monsters University – £28,834,687
3. Iron Man 3 – £34,891,918
2. Les Miserables – £38,637,459
1. Despicable Me 2 – £44,158,756
It’s that time of the year when the best and worst movies are revealed however one of the more interesting top 10’s is the biggest flops of the year and the nice people at Forbes magazine have gone and found out what 10 films failed at the global box office.
It might come as a surprise to hear that only one summer blockbuster made the top 10 in the form of R.I.P.D which found it’s place at the number nine spot.
Nobody cares about that though what we all want to know is what the biggest flop of the year is and the honor went to the Benedict Cumberbatch drama about Wikileaks, The Fifth Estate. The film totally bombed at the global box office, in fact it only made back 21% of it’s budget.
Other films in the top five included the Stallone action film Bullet to the Head which was the second flop of the year, the Jason Statham action drama Parker which went in at number four and the Mark Wahlberg drama Broken City rounded out the top five.
Below is the full top 10 which includes the cost of the film, how much it took at the global box office and how much of it’s budget it made back.
10. The Big Wedding – Budget $35m – Global taking $22m – Return 63%
9. R.I.P.D – Budget $130m – Global taking $78m – Return 60%
8. Peeple – Budget $15m – Global taking $9m – Return 60%
7. Getaway – Budget $18m – Global taking $9m – Return 58%
6. Battle of the Year – Budget $20m – Global taking $11m – Return 55%
5. Broken City – Budget $35m – Global taking $19m – Return 54%
4. Parker – Budget $35m – Global taking $17m – Return 49%
3. Paranoia – Budget $35m – Global taking $13.5m – Return 39%
2. Bullet to the Head – Budget $25m – Global taking $9m – Return 36%
1. The Fifth Estate – Budget $28m – Global taking $6m – Return 21%
This is a concept that Final Destination producer Craig Perry has for the next film in the series, he is trying to getting backing from New Line so that he is given the go ahead to shot it and i for one hope it happens.
The problem with the Final Destination series is that it has become stale over the last few outings and there is only so much you can get away with without treading the same ground over and over again, this concept looks like a interesting one and i hope he gets the chance to bring it to at least the small screen, we will see
With the sad news that the best animation director in the world (my opinion) retiring i thought it was about time that we at the Monday Movie Show celebrate the wonderful world of Studio Ghibli and that’s what we plan to do.
Join us LIVE on our spreaker page on Tuesday September 10th at 8:00pm where i (stuart) along with special guest Dalex sex will be talking about this amazing studio.
A little while a go a film called Expedition the movie came across my path that got me really interested in. The thing that caught my interest about this movie was not only the amount of passion that the guy’s were putting into it but they were also trying to bring back the tension back to a stagnant horror genre.
Now the big difference about this movie is that it’s fully independent, what that means is that they have full control over what goes on which includes the budget. To get people more involved with the project they started a crowd funding scheme via indiegogo where they were looking for £20,000 to fund the film, unfortunately this target wasn’t met but it hasn’t stopped the guy’s from hitting back hard.
What we have now is phase 2, what that means is that you have a rare chance to not only help out a fantastic scheme but to also get rewards for your donation.
So what i want you to do is head over to there indiegogo page (here) and donate as much as you can so they can hit there £5,000 target and make possible one of the most interesting films to be released in the last few years.
The 85th Academy Awards (also known as the 2013 Oscars) were handed out on February 24th
This year there was no run away winner as there was a nice even spilt between the 6 biggest films of the year. In terms of winners Life of Pi walked away with most awards taking 4 home, the film was closely followed by Argo and Les Miserables which each took away 3 awards, just behind those two were Django Unchained and Lincoln which took two gongs away.
Head Inside for the list of winners.