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Stuart’s Best 10 of 2013

So my list of worst films of 2013 have been revealed and i could of easily made that list the worst 30/40, when it comes to the best films of the year that’s where i struggled a little as it took to nearly the end of the year for me to even had a good 15, in the end though a few films managed to shine through as the best of the best as well as a few honorable mentions.

So take a look at the 10 films that i thought were the best of 2013.

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Andrew’s Best 10 films of 2013

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

Coming up this week (23/09/13)

Coming up on this weeks show, in the cinema section we take a look at Halle Berry in thriller The Call and Sci_Fi action adventure starring Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds, R.I.P.D.  On Blu-Ray/DVD we take a look at Studio Ghibli latest animated film From up on Poppy Hill, Neil Jordan goes back to the vampire genre with Byzantium, Colin Farrell stars in action thriller Dead Man Down, French film about the world of typing in Populaire, Luke Evans stars in revenge thriller No One Lives, documentary about family life in Stories We Tell, small horror thriller Black Rock, British drama Borrowed Time and crime drama Everybody Has a Plan, 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 23rd September at 7:30pm (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, Spreaker or you can now find us on Youtube, just search for the Monday Movie Show.

US box office top 10

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Well it seems that the Man of Steel can be stopped as it only spent one week at the top of the chart thanks to it having tough competition from two big films.

Only two new movies made their way into this weeks top 10.  First off going in at number two was zombie apocalypse movie World War Z, which despite it being a hard book to turn into a movie turned out to be not bad.  This weeks highest new entry and the new number one went to animated prequel Monsters University.

New Releases – Three new films will be trying to get your money this week.  Firstly is vampire-esq film Byzantium which is only getting a very limited release and should be seen.  Your other new movies are comedy film The Heat and over the top action film White House Down.

10. Iron Man 3 – $2,175,000 – $403,120,000

9. Star Trek Into Darkness – $3,000,000 – $216,611,000

8. The Purge – $3,412,000 – $59,428,000

7. The Internship – $3,425,000 – $38,365,000

6. Fast and Furious 6 – $4,725,000 – $228,413,000

5. Now you See Me – $7,870,000 – $94,451,000

4. This is the End – $13,000,000 – $57,792,000

3. Man of Steel – $41,215,000 – $210,006,000

2. World War Z – (NE) – $66,000,000

1. Monsters University – (NE) – $82,000,000

UK box office top 10

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Well the bottom end of the chart has had a ice shake up, it’s a shame that cannot be said about the top end of the chart as last weeks number one The Hangover Part 3 managed to hang on to the number 1 spot for a second week.

$ new films entered the bottom end of the chart this week.  Going in at a low number 10 was the brilliant non-vampire vampire film Byzantium, going in at one spot higher at number 9 was bollywood film Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani.  Hitting the number 7 spot was star studded comedy The Big Wedding.  This weeks highest new entry went to thriller The Purge which managed to go in at number 6, if the film was released at another time of the year it would of been in the top 5 as it took just over the £1 million mark.

New Releases – it’s time for another one of the big summer blockbusters to head up the new films out in the cinema on Friday, Will Smith teams up with his son Jaden in After Earth.  As usual you have the smaller films released alongside the big film, one offer is comedy film starring Michael Douglas in Behind The Candelabra, supernatural horror returns in The Last Exorcism 2 and Michael Shannon stars in thriller The Iceman.

10. Byzantium – (NE) – £114,339

9. Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani – (NE) – £408,491

8. Iron Man 3 – £429,102 – £36,358,709

7. The Big Wedding – (NE) – £595,956

6. The Purge – (NE) – £1,019,877

5. The Great Gatsby – £1,302,008 – £12,056,175

4. Star Trek Into Darkness – £1,315,069 – £23,036,411

3. Epic – £1,988,507 – £10,129,040

2. Fast and Furious 6 – £2,054,372 – £21,506,188

1. The Hangover Part 3 – £2,917,887 – £13,532,954

Coming up on this weeks show (03/06/13)

Coming up on this weeks show, in the cinema section we take a look at the latest vampire film from the director of Interview With a Vampire Neil Jordan, Byzantium and for 12 hours each year all crime become legal in horror thriller The Purge.  On Blu-Ray/DVD we take a look at videogame inspired animated film Wreck-It Ralph, Denzel Washington is a washed up pilot in Flight, romantic British comedy I Give it a Year, Sylvester Stallone kicks some ass in action film Bullet to the Head, it’s time to find out what’s haunting Apartment 1303, horror returns in Chromeskull: Laid to Rest 2 and Orlando Bloom is The Good Doctor, plus our TV movie of the week and we go over both the UK box office top 10 and the Blu-Ray/DVD top 10.

Join us live from 7:30pm (BST) on Monday June 3rd 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, Spreaker or you can now find us on Youtube, just search for the Monday Movie Show.

UK box office top 10

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Last weeks number 1 Fast and Furious 6 wasn’t fast or furious enough to hold on to the top spot for more than one week as it had stiff competition from 2 new big films and one of them managed to take it’s place.

3 new films went into the top 10, first off going in at a surprising number 7 was small British horror film The Moth Diaries.  Into the top 3 and at number 3 was animated film Epic which hasn’t done as well as people would of expected.  This weeks highest new entry went to the final outing for the wolfpack in The Hangover 3, like the release in the US the film as really under preformed as the second film in the series managed to take more than £10 million in it’s opening weekend, part 3 only managed to take just under £6 million, £4 million less than the last one in the series.

New Releases – It’s another one of those small weeks for new release, just enough time for you to take a deep breath before the big releases surface again.  So the films on offer this week are comedy movie The Big Wedding, thriller The Purge and horror film from Neil Jordan, Byzantium.

10. OZ the Great and Powerful – £48,378 – £15,098,497

9. Mud – £66,580 – £656,409

8. All Stars 3D – £76,976 – £1,727,140

7. The Moth Diaries – (NE) – £103,228

6. Iron Man 3 – £606,579 – £34,971,276

5. Star Trek Into Darkness – £1,948,810 – £19,419,669

4. The Great Gatsby – £1,972,425 – £8,424,006

3. Epic – (NE) – £3,190,574

2. Fast and Furious 6 – £3,539,474 – £16,005,880

1. The Hangover Part 3 – (NE) – £5,964,619