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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 on this weeks show (20/05/13)

Coming up on this weeks show, in the cinema section we take a look at Baz Luhrmann’s version of The Great Gatsby starring Leonardo Di Caprio and Dominic Toretto joins up with his crew again in Fast and Furious 6.  On Blu-Ray/DVD we take a look at Quentin Tarantino’s latest film Django Unchained starring Jamie Foxx, Gerard Butler stars alongside Jessica Biel in romantic comedy Playing For Keeps, Clint Eastwood stars in sports drama Trouble With the Curve, Paul Walker steps away from the Fast and Furious series to star in action film Vehicle 19, John Hawkes and Helen Hunt stars in drama The Sessions and Kate Beckinsale has to deal with Nothing But the Truth, plus as usual our TV movie of the week, a look at the latest movie news and the UK Box Office and DVD/Blu Ray top 10′s.

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UK box office top 10

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Well it looks like A Good Day to Die Hard is not shouting Yippee Ki Yay anymore as it only managed to hold on to the top spot for 1 lonely week, instead it was the might of Wreck-It Ralph that found it’s way of reigning supreme over everything else.

This weeks chart saw 3 new films grace it, first off going in at number 8 was comedy drama Song For Marion, doing slightly better by hitting the number 6 spot was sci-fi drama Cloud Atlas.  This weeks highest new entry though went to horror film Mama which found it’s way into the top 3 at number 3.

One other box office result of note is Danny Dyer’s new film Run for your Wife, after it only took £602 in it’s opening weekend it has managed to crawl back a bit of it’s dignity by bringing it’s overall total to just over £13.000 and putting it in the small category of films that has made more than 20 times what it took in it’s first week.

10. Beautiful Creatures – £398.401 – £2.170.260

9. Django Unchained – £427.027 – £14.541.950

8. Song for Marion – (NE) – £456+.714

7. This is 40 – £473.915 – £2.288.475

6. Cloud Atlas – (NE) – £544.725

5. I Give it a Year – £632.195 – £5.084.998

4. Les Miserable – £765.367 – £37.804.139

3. Mama – (NE) – £1.512.297

2. A Good Day To Die Hard – £1.646.541 – £8.192.198

1. Wreck-It Ralph – £3.240.196 – £18.624.692

New Releases – A bit of a mixture of films to pick from this week so i will quickly go over them.  If OTT horror action film is your taste then Hansel and Gretel Witch Hunters is for you, sticking with horror you also have small shaky cam film The Bay.  It’s not all about horror though you also have 2 drama’s to choose from in the form of Broken city and Arbitrage.

UK box office top 10

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Well it seems that Wreck-It Ralph could only hold on to the top spot for just one week as i predicted, with one of this weeks new entries taking it’s place.

4 new films graced this weeks chart, first off hitting the number 8 spot was animated film Sammy’s Great Escape, going in at a lower than expect number 5 was Beautiful Creatures.  Into the top 3 now and at number 3 is the latest comedy movie from Judd Apatow, This is 40, the highest new entry this week and it will come as no surprise to everybody is A Good Day to Fall Asleep i mean to Die Hard.

One other quick thing about the new films out this week Danny Dyer’s new film Run for Your Wife is his highest taking film for a few years taking in a massive £602.

10. Flight – £472.983 – £4.181.690

9. Lincoln – £483.397 – £6.964.023

8. Sammy’s Great Escape – (NE) – £519.049

7. Django Unchained – £685.389 – £13.707.266

6. I Give it a Year – £1.014.707 – £3.685.804

5. Beautiful Creatures – (NE) – £1.109.167

4. Les Miserables – £1.126.168 – £35.968.027

3. This is 40 – (NE) – £1.229.352

2. Wreck-It Ralph – £3.436.400 – £10.516.655

1. A Good Day to Die Hard – (NE) – £4.551.116

New Releases – Only a couple of new films of note out this week, 2 small films and two bigger ones.  First off the two small films, on offer you have German drama Lore and British comedy film Song for Marion.  The 2 big films out this week are Cloud Atlas and horror film Mama.

UK box office top 10

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It has finally happened, Les Miserables reign as the king on top of the box office chart has come to and end thanks to one of this weeks new entries.

Four new films cracked this weeks chart, first off going in at number 8 was Anthony Hopkins as the iconic director Hitchcock, doing better but not as well as expected was Warm Bodies, the zombie romantic comedy could only hit the number 6 spot.  Into the top 3 we find British romantic I Give it a Year which hit the number 3 spot, this weeks highest new entry though went to the video game inspired Disney animated film Wreck-It Ralph.

10 – The Impossible – £351.193 – £12.751.395

9. Life of Pi – £462.559 – £28.098.112

8. Hitchcock – (NE) – £606.817

7. Lincoln – £809.196 – £5.916.579

6. Warm Bodies – (NE) – £895.509

5. Flight – £925.049 – £3.186.967

4. Django Unchained – £1.073.775 – £12.407.764

3. I Give it a Year – (NE) – £1.450.023

2. Les Miserables – £1.640.857 – £33.456.340

1. Wreck-It Ralph – (NE) – £4.526.386

New Releases – There are a couple of films out for your money this week.  First off to fill the void left by Twilight we have Beautiful Creatures, instead of vampires and werewolves to go up against we now have witches.  Your next film choice is romantic comedy from Judd Apatow, This is 40.  The biggest release of the week and the movie that i think should go straight into the number 1 spot is A Good Day to Die Hard.

BAFTA 2013 Winners

 

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This years British Academy Film and Television Awards (AKA the BAFTA’s) have finally been announced and this year it has thrown up a nice mixed bag of winners including one big surprise when it comes to one of the biggest awards.

Inside is the full list of winners which should set them up nicely for this years Oscars

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US box office top 10

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Well it looks like Warm Bodies wasn’t warming enough to the US film audience as it has only managed to stay at number 1 for one week giving way to one of this weeks new entries.

Two new films entered this weeks chart, first off hitting the number 3 spot was crime drama from Steven Soderbergh Side Effects.  This weeks highest new entry though went to comedy film from the creator’s of Horrible Bosses, Identity Theft.

10. Bullet to the Head – $1.980.000 – $8.171.000

9. Django Unchained – $2.288.000 – $154.501.000

8. Argo – $2.500.000 – $123.734.000

7. Zero Dark Thirty – $4.000.000 – $83.600.000

6. Mama – $4.323.000 – $64.046.000

5. Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters – $5.750.000 – $43.833.000

4. Silver Lining Playbook – $6.908.000 – $30.002.000

3. Side Effects – (NE) – $10.015.000

2. Warm Bodies – $11.500.000 – $36.652.000

1. Identity Theft – (NE) – $36.593.000

New Releases – This week see’s the release of a lot of new films however i have picked out the 3 biggest ones, first off is animated film Escape from Planet Earth.  If you want a lot more fantasy in your films and prefer witches to vampires then Beautiful Creatures will be your cup of tea. Your final film choice of the week see Bruce Willis playing John McClane for the fifth time in A Good Day to Die Hard.

UK box office top 10

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Not a very big week when it comes to the UK box office top 10 as Les Miserables has managed to spend it’s fourth week on top of the chart.

Only 2 new films managed to crack the top 10, first off going in at a low number 9 and starting a worrying trend is Sly Stallone in Bullet to the Head.  The only other new entry this week went to Flight starring Denzel Washington  and bringing Robert Zemeckis back to the live action world and his first adult orientated film for quite a few years.

10. Movie 43 – £396.833 – £1.581.864

9. Bullet to the Head – (NE) – £429.317

8. Monsters In 3D – £485.160 – £2.197.372

7. Zero Dark Thirty – £655.689 – £2.355.578

6. The Impossible – £758.024 – £12.052.177

5. Life of Pi – £848.579 – £27.308.038

4. Lincoln – £1.377.588 – £4.239.010

3. Flight – (NE) – £1.401.214

2. Django Unchained – £1.696.391 – £10.308.028

1. Les Miserable – £2.785.143 – £30.137.493

New Releases – 3 new films are up for you money this week and i think one of them will knock Les Miserable off the top spot.  Your first movie choice is Anthony Hopkins in Hitchcock, your next film on offer is romantic zombie comedy Warm Bodies.  Your final choice and the movie that should be next weeks new number 1 is Animated videogame movie Wreck-It Ralph.

US box office top 10

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It’s a bit of a slow week when it comes to the chart despite there being a new number one, which means last week film Hansel and Gretel could only hold on to the top spot for 1 week.

Only 2 new films entered this weeks chart, first off going in a very low number 6 and doing worse than expected is Bullet to the Head.  This weeks highest new entry and new number 1 went to Warm Bodies, a zombie film with a little bit of heart.

10. Lincoln – $2.412.000 – $170.523.000

9. Les Miserables – $2.439.000 – $141.523.000

8. Django Unchained – $3.039.000 – $150.979.000

7. Parker – $3.215.000 – $12.440.000

6. Bullet to the Head – (NE) – $4.500.000

5. Zero Dark Thirty – $5.300.000 – $77.798.000

4. Mama – $6.730.000 – $58.262.000

3. Silver Lining Playbook – $8.113.000 – $80.378.000

2. Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunter – $9.210.000 – $34.463.000

1. Warm Bodies – (NE) – $19.505.000

New Releases – Not much new on offer this week apart from comedy movie Identity Theft and crime drama Side Effects.

UK box office top 10

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Even though last weeks number 1 Les Miserables couldn’t be moved from the top spot, the chart still makes for interesting reading as it includes 4 new entries, 2 of which are the final couple of pieces to the best picture jigsaw puzzle at this years Oscars.

4 new films entered this weeks chart, first off going in at a very low number 10 was big Arnie’s return to a leading role in a action film with The Last Stand, doing better by hitting the number 7 spot was gross out comedy Movie 43 which manged to have the highest screen taking’s than the next new entry, which happens to be Zero Dark Thirty going in at number 5.  This weeks highest new entry though and doing better than i thought it would do is Lincoln.

10. The Last Stand – (NE) – £538.867

9. The Hobbit – £623.889 – £51.020.811

8. Monsters Inc 3D – £703.656 – £1.595.962

7. Movie 43 – (NE) – £787.648

6. The Impossible – £1.006.477 – £10.777.332

5. Zero Dark Thirty – (NE) – £1.052.845

4. Life of Pi – £1.119.570 – £25.957.044

3. Lincoln – (NE) – £1.657.337

2. Django Unchained – £2.419.846 – £7.185.499

1. Les Miserables – £4.016.611 – £24.618.896

New Releases – Three big films are on offer this week with a further small film that might have a few people interested.  First off the small film comes in the form of Chained, one of the biggest hit’s at last years frightfest.  On to the 3 bigger releases, first off is comedy drama Hyde Park on Hudson starring Bill Murray, your next film choice is Denzel Washington in Flight and your final movie pick of the week is action film Bullet to the Head.