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Coming up on this insanely packed show we have cinema reviews including Noel Clarke being housed up with a group of survivors in alien film Storage 24, Matthew McConaughey plays a hitman in Killer Joe, musical comedy featuring Queen Laifah and Dolly Parton in Joyful Noise and comedy film Friends with Kids.  In a even more packed Blu-Ray/DVD review show we take a look at party comedy Project X, Taylor Kitsch plays John Carter (not of Mars), Adam Sandler plays both Jack and Jill in comedy film Jack and Jill, Chris Pine and Tom Hardy battle each other in This Means War, Anna Paquin ditches vampires to star in drama Margaret, the Germans attempt a post apocalypse movie with Hell and can 1 man survive during a undead outbreak in Exit Humanity, 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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US Box Office Top 10 – 06-08/04

Nothing seems to be able to knock the Hunger Games off the top spot despite one of this weeks new entries giving it a good go.

2 new films graced the top 10 this week, first off going in at number 3 is the re-release of Titanic in 3D however it was the 4th entry for Jim, Stifler and friends in American Reunion that was the highest new entry hitting the numebr 2 spot.

10 – Safe House – $581.000 – $124.751.000

9 – John Carter – $820.000 – $67.973.000

8 – Salmon Fishing in the Yemen – $975.000 – $4.639.000

7 – Dr. Seuss. The Lorax – $5.000.000 – $198.200.000

6 – 21 Jump Street – $10.200.000 – $109.577.000

5 – Mirror Mirror – $11.000.000 – $36.473.000

4 – Wrath of the Titans – $15.010.000 – $58.899.000

3 – Titanic 3D – (NE) – $17.650.000

2 – American Reunion – (NE) – $21.500.000

1 – The Hunger Games – $33.500.000 – $302.839.000

New Releases – 3 new films are out this week including one of my most anticipated releases of the year, first off there is action thriller Lockout starring Guy Peace, secondly is the comedy film that nobody wanted The Three Stooges and finally horror thriller film written by Joss Wheadon The Cabin in the Woods.

US Box Office Top 10 – Mar 30-Apr1

Nothing could move the Hunger Games off the top spot despite one of this weeks 2 new entries giving it a try but ultimately failing.

As said above there were only 2 new entries in this weeks top 10, first off going in at number 3 was Tarsem Singh’s version of Snow White in Mirror Mirror however it was those titans that was back for a second helping this time in the form of Wrath of the Titans.

10 – Journey 2: The Mysterious Island – $835.000 – $98.480.000

9 – A Thousand Words – $915.000 – $16.520.000

8 – Act of Valor – $1.006.000 – $67.750.000

7 – Salmon Fishing in the Yemen – $1.274.000 – $3.171.000

6 – John Carter – $2.005.000 – $66.210.000

5 – Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax – $8.000.000 – $189.600.000

4 – 21 Jump Street – $15.000.000 – $93.100.000

3 – Mirror Mirror – (NE) – $19.000.000

2 – Wrath of the Titans – (NE) – $34.200.000

1 – The Hunger Games – $61.100.000 – $251.033.000

New Releases – 2 new films will be trying to get into next weeks top 10 however one of them is a re-release in 3D, first off is the re-release in the form of Titanic 3D and if this does well i’m going to scream however it’s the 4th cinema release in the series of American Pie films in the form of American Reunion that’s the biggest release of the week.

UK Box Office Top 10

Despite it getting really bad reviews The Devil Inside went straight into the number 1 spot last week however it couldn’t hold on to that position for more than a week with the years first big film knocking it off the top spot.

2 new films graced the top 10 this week, first off going in at number 8 and splitting a lot of people was Act of Valor however it was the biggets film of the year so far that went straight into the top spot and it deserved it, The Hunger Games.

10 – The Muppets – £168.381 – £16.061.283

9 – The Woman in Black – £214.401 – £20.932.300

8 – Act of Valor – (NE) – £262.935

7 – John Carter – £297.762 – £4.504.680

6 – Contraband – £315.666 – £1.485.985

5 – We Bought a Zoo – £408.821 – £1.625.015

4 – The Devil Inside – £643.036 – £3.523.729

3 – The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel – £747.122 – £15.674.349

2 – 21 Jump Street – £1.184.044 – £3.947.933

1 – The Hunger Games – (NE) – £4.900.177

New Releases – 2 big new films are gracing your multiplex this week, first off Aardman going back to claymation with Pirates in an Adventure with Scientists and the 2nd and biggest release of the week is the follow up to the awful Clash of the Titans in Wrath of the Titans.

US Box Office Top 10 – 23-25/03/12

Last weeks number 1 21 Jump Street could only keep hold of the top spot for only 1 week as the biggest film of the year so far has gone and knocked it off the top spot.

There was 2 new entries into this weeks top 10, first off going in at number 8 was drama October Baby however going in at the number 1 spot and taking one of the biggest amount of money in a very long time was The Hunger Games.

10 – Journey 2: The Mysterious Island – $1.373.000 – $97.155.000

9 – Safe House – $1.400.000 – $122.600.000

8 – October Baby – (NE) – $1.718.000

7 – A Thousand Words – $1.925.000 – $14.926.000

6 – Project X – $1.950.000 – $51.752.000

5 – Act of Valor – $2.062.000 – $65.942.000

4 – John Carter – $5.014.000 – $62.347.000

3 – Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax – $13.100.000 – $177.300.000

2 – 21 Jump Street – $21.300.000 – $71.051.000

1 – The Hunger Games – (NE) – $155.000.000

New Releases – there are 4 new films out this week, 2 small films and 2 very big ones, first off the small 2 films in the shape of comedy with Seann Williams Scott in Goon and horror film Intruders.  On to the 2 big releases, first off is the first film out this year that’s about Snow White in the form of Mirror Mirror and the second film should do well but i don’t think will go in at number 1 is Wrath of the Titans.

UK Box Office Top 10 – 20/03/12

Poor John Carter he couldn’t shake off the new entries this week to hold on to the top spot for more than a week.

4 new films found a nice comfy place in this weeks top 10, first off going in at number 6 was thriller film Contraband, doing a bit better by surprising us by hitting the number 5 spot was drama We Bought a Zoo, going in at number 2 is the really funny comedy film 21 Jump Street and finally hitting the top spot despite being panned by nearly everybody is found footage horror film The Devil Inside.

10 – Safe House – £268.288 – £6.779.478

9 – The Muppets – £395.549 – £15.799.885

8 – This Means War – £431.648 – £4.502.928

7 – The Woman in Black – £546.636 – £20.473.795

6 – Contraband – (NE) – £683.654

5 – We Bought a Zoo – (NE) – £850.651

4 – John Carter – £965.946 – £3.814.377

3 – The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel – £1.530.112 – £13.855.438

2 – 21 Jump Street – (NE) – £1.556.039

1 – The Devil Inside – (NE) – £1.988.461

New Release – There are only 2 films of note out this week however both of them are really big films and they should at least get into the top 5, first off is drama/thriller/action film starring real navy seals in Act of Valor however the biggest release of the week is The Hunger Games.

US Box Office Top 10 – 16-18/03

The Lorax managed two huge weeks at number 1 however it couldn’t hold on to the top spot for another week as the only new release of note out this week has taken it’s throne.

There were 2 new films in the top 10 this week, firstly going in at number 9 and only opening on 325 screens is comedy with Will Farrell Casa De Mi Padre however it was comedy film starring Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill, 21 Jump Street that jumped it’s way straight into the number 1 spot.

10 – This Means War – $2.125.000 – $50.525.000

9 – Casa De Mi Padre – (NE) – $2.200.000

8 – Journey 2: The Mysterious Island – $2.460.000 – $95.066.000

7 – Safe House – $2.800.000 – $120.200.000

6 – Act of Valor – $3.678.000 – $62.398.000

5 – A Thousand Words – $3.750.000 – $12.103.000

4 – Project X – $4.005.000 – $48.131.000

3 – John Carter – $13.515.000 – $53.172.000

2 – Dr Seuss’ The Lorax – $22.800.000 – $158.400.000

1 – 21 Jump Street – (NE) – $35.000.000

New Release: Like last week there is only 1 big new release however it is supported by a small release that people should take note, firstly the small film is insane action film The Raid and the big release of the week is Battle Royale for kids in the form of The Hunger Games.

Monday Movie Show Catch Up (12/3/12)

Catch up with this week’s show with cinema reviews of John Carter starring Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, Willem DaFoe, Mark Strong and Dominic West plus we also review the thriller chronicling the final days of Edgar Allan Poe, The Raven, starring John Cusack and Luke Evans.  In the Blu-Ray/DVD part of the show we review the latest in the Twilight saga, Breaking Dawn: Part 1, Emma Stone and Viola Davis in comedy/drama The Help, Michelle Williams is Marilyn Monroe in My Week With Marilyn,  Kate Bosworth and James Marsden are terrorised in the remake of Straw Dogs, a case of mistaken identity in comedy Monte Carlo, and camping horror Evidence, and as usual we go through the latest movie news, UK Box office and DVD/Blu-Ray top 10.

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UK Box Office Top 10 – 13/03/12

Despite it moving up to the top spot last week The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel could not hold on to the top spot for more than a week as one of this weeks new entries has knocked it off it’s throne.

3 new films graced this weeks top 10, first going in a lower than expected 9th spot was Bel Ami with Robert Patterson, doing a little bit better but again nowhere near what was expected of it was The Raven at number 8 however it was John Carter that went straight into the number one spot and again it took nowhere near the amount that it should of taken.

10 – The Artist – £211.427 – £9.028.092

9 – Bel Ami – (NE) – £296.341

8 – The Raven(NE) – £299.254

7 – Project X – £412.883 – £1.486.494

6 – The Muppets – £667.231 – £15.297.128

5 – Safe House – £774.745 – £6.131.580

4 – This Means War – £1.017.075 – £3.591.896

3 – The Woman in Black – £1.131.402 – £19.485.541

2 – The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel – £1.787.352 – £10.855.596

1 – John Carter(NE) – £1.960.414

New Releases – 4 big films will be trying to get into next weeks top 10 and i predict that all of them will fit in somewhere, first off is drama We Bought A Zoo based around a English man who actually did buy a zoo, next is 21 Jump Street starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum, then we have Contraband the latest thriller starring Mark Whalberg and finally is horror from the people behind Paranormal Activity The Devil Inside.

Review: John Carter

Directed by: Andrew Stanton

Starring: Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, Willem Dafoe, Mark Strong.

Rating:   Running Time: 130 mins.

Based on the series of books by Edgar Rice Burroughs (starting with Princess of Mars), written almost a decade ago, John Carter stars Taylor Kitsch (X-Men Origins: Wolverine) in the title role, as a former Captain in the Confederate army during the American civil war who now searches for riches (namely gold) in caves. After declining to get involved with the conflict between the army and native indians, Carter finds himself caught in the middle of a shoot out between the two, and is forced to hide in a cave that the natives will mysteriously not enter. Read the rest of this entry