On this weeks packed show, in the cinema section we review the return of Bruce Willis as John McClane in action sequel A Good Day To Die Hard, another teen novel series is brought to the screen Beautiful Creatures starring Jeremy Irons and Emma Thompson, the ‘sort of’ sequel to Judd Apatow’s Knocked Up with This Is 40, and Keanu Reeves takes a look at the change from film to digital in documentary Side By Side. In the DVD/Blu-Ray part of the show Daniel Craig is back in Sam Mendes’ take on the James Bond series in Skyfall, Sheridan Smith is pinned down by a sniper in Brit movie Tower Block, Ryan Gosling and Kirsten Dunst star in thriller All Good Things, and Dax Shepard goes on the run with Kristen Bell in comedy Hit & Run, plus as usual our look at the latest movie news and the UK Box Office and Blu-Ray/DVD top 10′s.
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Skyfall the latest James Bond movie has not only enjoyed critical acclaim but it’s also gone and broken a couple of records too boot.
The film opened to the might tune of $32.4m (£20.1m) at the UK box office this weekend making it the second highest opening of any film in the UK just behind Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows.
It wasn’t just down to takings where it broke records as well the film also saw the highest attendance of any film on a Saturday in the UK thus making this the most successful bond film of all time.
In other Bond news Skyfall screenwriter Jon Logan will be back to pen the next two films in the series and that it will be a two-parter that will not be based on any of Fleming stories.
Directed by: Sam Mendes.
Starring: Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Javier Bardem, Naomie Harris, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw.
In an attempt to avoid any spoilers, all that we’ll mention of the movie’s plot is that it involves MI6 agent James Bond (Daniel Craig) as he attempts to recover a stolen hard drive containing the identities of undercover NATO operatives. With M (Judi Dench) facing judicial review and potential forced retirement by intelligence committee chairman Gareth Mallory (Ralph Fiennes) over the screw up, the pressure is on for Bond to recover the drive from Raoul Silva (Javier Bardem), who has made MI6 his target in a terror campaign. Read the rest of this entry
Daniel Craig’s third outing as Bond.
First Impressions: I wasn’t sure about Sam Mendes, coming from a solid history of dramas but having none that contained action scenes. This now has me intrigued, although i hope that any action sequences match in with the dramatic moments and don’t just feel shoehorned in. Thankfully, not long until we’ll find out.
With 2011 done and dusted, we at the Monday Movie Show thought it was high time that we took a look ahead at what is coming our way in 2012 with trailers where available. Movies are listed in order of release date in the U.K. but these are subject to change. Read the rest of this entry