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Andrew’s 10 Best Films of 2012

So 2012 is at an end, and there’s been some fantastic movies. Not quite as many sequels this year thankfully, meaning a lot more original ideas, and some genuinely surprising movies. Here’s my top 10 of the year, along with some that didn’t quite make it into that list but are deserving of mention. Read the rest of this entry

Stuart’s 10 Best Films of 2012

What a interesting year it has been when it comes to the world of films, not only have i been a little bit more impressed with the world of the super heroes but French cinema has shown what it can produce.  Yes we have had some really stinkers released this year however this list will only concentrate on the cream of the crop, the best films that cinema has to offer and unlike last year my top 10 films wrote themselves this year.

So here is my top 10 films of the year and there might be one or two surprises in the list so please don’t shout at me.

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Monday Movie Show 2012 Awards

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It’s that time of the year when people complain that it’s too cold, when you end off spending more money in 1 month than the entire year combined, when you have too much too eat and drink and say that you will never do it again, oh and when you look over the year and think too yourself what you have done.

Well for us this time of the year gives us a chance to look over the films of the year and give out awards for the best and sometimes worst of what the film industry has to offer us.  So ladies and gentlemen i bring you the Monday Movie Show 2012 awards. Read the rest of this entry

Coming up this week (05/11/12)

Coming up on this weeks show, in the cinema section we have the second Silent Hill film but the first in 3D with Silent Hill: Revelation 3D, drama starring Marion Cotillard in Rust and Bone and extreme horror film Excision.  On Blu-Ray/DVD we have the return of Will Smith as agent J in Men in Black 3, Steve Carell and Keira Knightley are Seeking a Friend for the end of the World, Matthew McConaughey in Killer Joe and Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton go head-to-head in Joyful Noise, 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

 

As predicted last week in obvious form Ice Age could not hold on to the top spot for more than a week as the only new entry has not only just kicked it off the top spot but it has smashed it out of the water.

Only 1 new entry in this weeks chart and it could only be The Dark Knight Rises which has broken a record for taking the most any 2D film has taken in it’s début weekend.  One other little fact is that if you total up the amount that every film in the top 10 has taken apart from The Dark Knight Rises then you will come to a figure just over the $60 million, The Dark Knight Rises has managed to out sell the rest of the top 10 by just over $100 million extra.

10. Too Rome with Love – $1.420.891 – $11.107.993

9. Moonrise Kingdom – $1.831.471 – $36.087.959

8. Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Witness Protection – $2.253.074 – $60.289.622

7. Savages – $3.398.880 – $40.055.075

6. Magic Mike – $4.291.432 – $101.966.459

5. Brave – $6.024.987 – $208.774.173

4. Ted – $10.011.610 – $180.431.425

3. The Amazing Spider-man – $10.887.111 – $228.611.425

2. Ice Age: Continental Drift – $20.416.978 – $88.840.284

1. The Dark Knight Rises – (NE) – $160.887.295

New Releases – Only a couple of new films will be trying to crack their way into next weeks top 10, first off is another dance film in the form of Step Up: Revolution and your second choice of the week is alien comedy film The Watch.  Their is 2 other little films you should keep a eye out for the first being sci-fi comedy Iron Sky and the very violent Killer Joe.

UK Box Office Top 10

This weeks top 10 nearly looked the same as last weeks’ however Spider-Man has come along and given a injection of money into the chart thus making it the new number 1.

3 new films entered the top 10 this week, first off was bollywood film Bol Bachchan which hit the number 8th spot, going in at number 4 was musical documentary Katy Perry: Part of Me however it was The Amazing Spider-Man that found it’s way to the top spot and also taking the second highest takings for a debut film this year behind Avengers Assemble.

10. Killer Joe – £122.831 – £473.204

9. Friends With Kids – £134.752 – £817.659

8. Bol Bachchan – (NE) – £160.941

7. Snow White and the Huntsman – £312.318 – £15.129.299

6. Prometheus – £324.779 – £23.918.902

5. Men in Black 3 – £389.853 – £21.021.162

4. Katy Perry: Part of Me – (NE) – £449.491

3. The Five-Year Engagement – £514.702 – £3.721.905

2. Ice Ages 4: Continental Drift – £719.769 – £2.327.078

1. The Amazing Spider-Man – (NE) – £11.091.972

New Releases – A very strange week ahead when it comes to new films, we have 2 new release and 1 film that official get’s released in England and Wales.  First off the 2 new films for you too choose from are comedy/drama Seeking a Friend for the End of the World and a second comedy/drama with stripper film Magic Mike.  Ice Age 4: Continental Drift is your final choice this week as it get’s it’s official release in England and Wales after being released a few weeks a go in the other territories.

UK Box Office Top 10

To say that this weeks top 10 is a interesting one is a bit of a understatement as not only do we have a new number 1 but none of the films in the top 10 took more than £1 million and last weeks number 1, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter went from the top of the chart all the way down to 6th spot and taking just under £400,000 in it’s second week.

3 new films entered this weeks top 10, first off going in at 10th spot and taking just over £200,000 was William Friedkin’s violent thriller/drama Killer Joe, doing better than that was Friends With Kids which hit the number 7 spot however it was Ice Age: Continental Drift that went straight into the number 1 spot however everything wasn’t all roses for the film.  Here is a couple of facts why it wasn’t all joy for Ice Age, firstly it’s the first film to go to number 1 that has taken less than £1 million since The Other Guy’s in 2010 and secondly it’s the lowest grossing number 1 film since the film Next which was released in April 2007, the only saving grace is that the film has only official opened in Northern Ireland, Ireland and Scotland due to the children being on holiday from school, the film itself opens officially in England and Wales on the 13th.

One other quick fact about this weeks chart the combined total of the takings from all of the films this week was less than half the amount the number 1 film took this time last year.

10.  Killer Joe – (NE) – £208.553

9. Rock of Ages – £240.445 – £2.556.436

8. Chernobyl Diaries – £284.530 – £1.150.720

7. Friends With Kids – (NE) – £357.520

6. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter – £386.743 – £2.061.175

5. Snow White and the Huntsman – £606.624 – £14.489.872

4. Men In Black 3 – £727.787 – £20.265.340

3. Five Year Engagement – £745.400 – £2.617.531

2. Prometheus – £750.652 – £23.107.841

1. Ice Age 4: Continental Drift – (NE) – £853.226

New Releases – you only have the choice of 2 films this week, firstly there is the musical documentary following Katy Perry called Katy Perry Part of Me in 3D.  The biggest release of the week has to be the Amazing Spider-man which should go straight into the number 1 spot without any trouble.

Coming up this week

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.

Join us live from 7:30 (GMT) on Monday 2nd July on our Spreaker page or you can listen to the show live via either the Spreaker app which you can download free from the Apple app store or the Android marketplace, to find us just search for The Monday Movie Show.

UK box office top 10

It has finally happened Prometheus has been knocked off the top spot by one of this weeks new entries, in fact it’s been knocked out of the top 3 all together.

4 new films made there way into the top 10, first off hitting the number 9th spot is bollywood film Teri Meri Kahni, going in at number 7 but doing nowhere near what was expected of it was horror film Chernobyl Diaries.  Hitting the number 3 spot was comedy film The Five Year Engagement however it was Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter that slaughtered the competition by going straight into the number 1 spot.

10. Top Cat – £179.427 – £2.479.427

9. Teri Meri Kahni – (NE) – £190.230

8. Avengers Assemble – £248.695 – £51.344.770

7. Chernobyl Diaries – (NE) – £495.875

6. Rock of Ages – £501.095 – £2.015.192

5. Snow White and the Huntsman – £870.402 – £13.413.970

4. Prometheus – £1.029.758 – £21.641.986

3. The Five Year Engagement – (NE) – £1.058.897

2. Men in Black 3 – £1.072.033 – £19.062.351

1. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter – (NE) – £1.119.117

New Releases – A really interesting mix of films for your pleasure this week, first off there is action/drama/thriller Killer Joe from The Exorcist director William Friedkin, next up is musical comedy Joyful Noise which features Queen Latifah, if you are after just a straight forward comedy film then Friends With Kids is your choice however if you crave a horror film then Storage 24 is the movie for you.

Trailer: Killer Joe

When a debt puts a young man’s life in danger, he turns to putting a hit out on his evil mother in order to collect the insurance.

Reaction: This looks a interesting one, yes it’s from William Friedkin who i don’t much like and yes it does Emile Hirsch who has a strange track record but that doesn’t stop this from looking like it could be a descent watch.