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Trailer: X-Men: Days Of Future Past

The final trailer for the latest X-Men movie, with the original director who started the franchise with X-Men and X2 – Bryan Singer – returning to bring the story full circle with Wolverine being sent back in time from the future to prevent a war.

First Impressions: The two previous trailers didn’t do a lot to quiet concerns over the X-Men franchise, thankfully this does, and frankly now looks like Bryan Singer finally has his comic book mojo back after the lacklustre Superman Returns. X-Men: Days Of Future Past is released in the U.K. on 22nd May.

Review: Prometheus

Directed by: Ridley Scott.

Starring: Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Logan Marshall-Green, Idris Elba, Guy Pearce.

Rating:   Running Time: 124 mins.

The movie starts on ancient Earth, where a remotely human looking being, standing at the edge of a waterfall, watches as a ship lifts off and ascends away into space. After drinking an odd liquid from a cup, the being convulses and begins to disintegrate, falling into the waterfall and disolving entirely. We zoom in close enough to see the being’s D.N.A. being broken down simply as it’s sacrifice forms the first blocks of human life. Read the rest of this entry

Prometheus Viral Video: Happy Birthday David

The Prometheus viral marketing is back! First we had the T.E.D. Weyland presentation starring Guy Pierce, now we have a new one, a commercial for the Weyland android, David (Michael Fassbender), Happy Birthday David!

Trailer – Prometheus

A team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.

Reaction: OMFG, to say that i’m excited by this is the understatement of the year, this has now become my most anticipated film ahead of The Dark Knight Rises and The Hobbit.  June 1st you better come really quickly.

Coming Up on this Weeks Show – 13/02/12

On this weeks show we will be reviewing cinema releases including the return of The Muppets who hit the big screen for thje first time under Disney, Keira Knightley, Michael Fassbender and Viggo Mortensen in A Dangerous Method, and we’ll be taking a look at the re-release of the first in the Star Wars series to get the 3D treatment with The Phantom Menace.  In the Blu-Ray/DVD part of the show we will be reviewing Rowan Atkinson’s return as secret agent Johnny English Reborn, Taylor Lautner in Abduction, true story Dolphin Tale, horror movie The Howling: Reborn, comedy drama Hesher, our DVD catch-up, plus as usual our look at the latest movie news and UK Box Office and Blu-Ray/DVD top 10’s.

Join us live from 7:30pm (UK time) on Monday 13th February via the Spreaker site or you can listen live via the Spreaker app on both Apple’s app store or the Android marketplace, just search for the Monday Movie Show in the app.

UK Box Office Top 10 – 07/02/12

Poor War Horse couldn’t hold on to the top spot for another week as it had a huge challenge against a lot of this weeks new entries and it was one of those that managed to knock it off the top spot.

5 new films graced the top 10 this week ,first off going in at number 10 was Roman Polanski’s new film Carnage, hitting a low number 6 spot was Man on a Ledge starring Sam Worthington, doing a little bit better is one of the worst films I have ever seen Jack and Jill, The Rock shows that he can handle a kids movie by going in at number 2 with Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, however it was the fantastic thriller Chronicle which managed to hit the top spot on it’s first week.

10 – Carnage – (NE) – £298.733

9 – The Artist – £377.889 – £4.847.970

8 – A Monster in Paris – £474.941 – £1.518.472

7 – The Grey – £521.188 – £1.615.526

6 – Man on a Ledge(NE) – £697.394

5 – Jack and Jill – (NE) – £848.814

4 – War Horse – £889.687 – £14.308.314

3 – The Descendants – £1.112.964 – £2.910.903

2 – Journey 2: The Mysterious Island – (NE) – £1.200.587

1 – Chronicle – (NE) – £2.193.072

New Releases – Even though there are only 4 new films out this week of note 3 of them are really big ones, first off David Cronenberg’s new film starring Michael Fassbender A Dangerous Method, then the first Star Wars film to be retro fitted into 3D Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace, next up Daniel Radcliffe throws away Harry Potter to star is ghost film The Woman in Black and finally the first Muppet film under Disney finally hit’s our shores in the form of The Muppets.

Review: Haywire

Written & Directed By: Steven Soderbergh

Starring: Gina Carano, Channing Tatum, Michael Fassbender, Ewan McGreggor, Michael Douglas, Antonio Banderas, Bill Paxton

Rating:   Running Time: 93 mins

Starring Mixed Martial-Arts fighter Gina Carano in the lead, Haywire follows Mallory, an ex-Marine who now works for the private sector. As the movie opens, Mallory arrives at a truckstop diner, waiting for a meeting, but is surprised to see Aaron (Channing Tatum) turn up, having been sent to collect her. When she refuses to go with him Read the rest of this entry

UK Box Office Top 10: 09/01/2012

It seems that nothing can shake the IMF off the top spot of the UK chart as Ethan Hunt and friends remains at number 1 for the second week despite very stiff competition from one of this weeks new entries.

There were 2 new entries in the chart this week first off there was Ice Hockey comedy Goon which went in at number 7 and the highest new entry went to the Iron Lady which hit the number 3 spot taking just £12.000 less than the film at number 2.

10 – Hugo 3D – £161.794 – £4.979.342

9 – New Years Eve – £339.685 – £7.057.716

8 – The Artist – £629.495 – £721.049

7 – Goon – (NE) – £728.286

6 – Puss in Boots – £917.161 – £12.153.259

5 – Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked – £922.109 – £11.650.769

4 – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – £1.649.100 – £7.859.144

3 – The Iron Lady – (NE) – £2.151.368

2 – Sherlock Holmes a Game of Shadows – £2.163.718 – £20.728.530

1 – Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol – £2.223.200 – £13.063.492

There are 4 new films out this week that will be challenging the top 10, first off there is Thriller Margin Call then we have a drama about sex addiction starring Michael Fassbender, Shame then there is the Darkest Hour the latest film from Right at Your Door director Chris Gorak and finally there is Steven Spielberg latest film War Horse.

Coming Up On This Weeks Show (31/10/11)

This Monday we’ll have reviews of Steven Spielberg’s new cinema release The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn, and the hugely successful drama The Help, plus DVD reviews of Matthew Vaughn’s X-Men: First Class, Cameron Diaz comedy Bad Teacher, Terrence Malick’s The Tree Of Life, and horror movie Saint, as well as our usual look at the latest movie News, Box Office & DVD/Blu-Ray top 10’s, and our DVD catch up.

Join us from 7:30 on Monday 24th via the Spreaker site or you can even listen to the show live via the Spreaker app from the iTunes app store (search for The Monday Movie Show in the app once installed).