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Monday Movie Show Catch Up (19/3/12)

Catch up with this week’s show with cinema reviews of The Devil Inside the new horror horror from the people behind the Paranormal Activity series, Contraband starring Mark Whalberg , comedy as budding cops Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum are sent to 21 Jump Street and Matt Damon gets more than he bargained for in We Bought a Zoo.  In the DVD/Blu-ray section of the show we look at the animated film from Steven Spielberg TinTin, plus Machine Gun Preacher starring Gerrard Butler, comedy with a big cast including Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy who try a Tower Heist, very dark drama from Australia in Snowtown, Baseball drama starring Brad Pitt in Moneyball, home siege film with Nicolas Cage and Nicole Kidman in Trespass and drama thriller Take Shelter with Michael Shannon and Jessica Chastain, plus the latest movie news, UK Box office and DVD/Blu-Ray top 10.

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Coming Up this week – 19/03/12

Coming up on this weeks show in the cinema section we review horror from the people behind the Paranormal Activity series The Devil Inside, a Icelandic thriller remake starring Mark Whalberg in Contraband, buddy cop comedy starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum who get sent to 21 Jump Street and Matt Damon gets more than he bargained for in We Bought a Zoo.  In the extremely packed Blu-ray/DVD section of the show we will be taking a look at animated film from Steven Spielberg TinTin, Machine Gun Preacher starring Gerrard Butler, comedy with a big cast including Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy who try to do a Tower Heist, very dark drama from Australia, Snowtown, Baseball drama starring Brad Pitt in Moneyball, home siege film with Nicolas Cage and Nicole Kidman in Trespass and drama thriller Take Shelter with Michael Shannon and Jessica Chastain

On top of this we go over the latest movies news, the UK Box Office and Blu-Ray/DVD top 10 plus our DVD alternative this week is Ghosts of the Abyss.

Join us live from 7:30pm (UK time) on March 19th on Spreaker’s website or you can listen to it via the Spreaker’s app available to download from the Apple app store or on the Android Marketplace, just search for The Monday Movie Show in the app.

2012 Oscars Nominations

The nominations for the 84th Oscars have been released and Martin Scoreses Hugo has come out on top with 11 nominations however nipping on it’s tail is The Artist with 10 nominations.  2 films are joint third with 6 nominations and they are Steven Spielberg’s War Horse and David Fincher’s remake of  The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. Coming up just behind them are The Descendants and MoneyBall which managed 5 nominations each.

After the jump is the full list of Nominations.

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The Best Movie Scores of 2011

So some of you will be wondering, shouldn’t this be called Movie Soundtracks of the year? Well no, for those of you who don’t already know, there are two types of music related to a movie. Soundtrack is usually a collection of songs that are used in the movie, sometimes used in a scene as source music – the characters may be listening to it through a radio. These, when released on cd, are the Soundtracks.

The Score is the background music, often used to emotionally underscore the mood of the movie – it can have a whole different effect on the way the viewer feels about a scene whether it has a piece of score music on it, or no music at all. (There are some cds released which fit both categories, containing a mixture of Soundtrack and Score, but we’ll come to that later).

Then again, there are just some damned fine pieces of music written for a movie (in some cases better than the actual movie). Read the rest of this entry

Andrew’s 10 Best Movies of 2011

2011 was a year full of sequels and remakes (most of which were dreadful, some of which were not), but there were some real gems thrown in the mix which meant it wasn’t a total loss. Here is a break down of my top 10 of the year, whittling them down to just 10 was not easy. Read the rest of this entry

UK Box Office Top 10 – 28/11

It’s been a busy week for new entries in the chart however none of them could knock Twilight off the top spot as the vampires and werewolf’s have used there charm again to entice more girls to part with there cash.

There were a total of 5 new entries in the top 10, first off going in at a very low 10 was Brad Pitt new film Moneyball, going in one place above Moneyball at number 9 was Bollywood comedy Desi Boyz.

The next new entry went to Dream House which managed to hit the number 7 spot however it was beaten by 50/50 which went in at a very low 6th spot, the biggest new entry of the week though went to My Week With Marilyn which went in at a very high number 3.

10 – Moneyball – (NE) – £230.848

9 – Desi Boyz – (NE) – £243.792

8 – In Time – £258.840 – £5.026.901

7 – Dream House – (NE) – £304.239

6 – 50/50 – (NE) – £410.251

5 – Immortals – £534.163 – £5.404.986

4 – Adventures of TinTin: The Secret of the Unicorn – £712.398 – £15.063.616

3 – My Week With Marilyn – (NE) – £749.819

2 – Arthur Christmas – £2.526.285 – £8.048.183

1 – Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn Part 1 – £4.574.978 – £23.310.686

It’s another big week for new releases as we have 3 new films trying to fight there way into the top 10, first off is Martin Scorsese first 3D film Hugo, then we have horror remake the Thing and finally those cute penguins are back in Happy Feet 2.

Coming Up On This Weeks Show (28/11/11)

This week we’ll have reviews of horror movie Dream House starring Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz, baseball movie Moneyball starring Brad Pitt, and drama 50/50 starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen. On DVD we’ll be reviewing big budget sci-fi with Transformers: Dark Of The Moon, Harry Potters final outing in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, a movie for the kids with Horrid Henry: The Movie, and racing documentary TT: Closer To The Edge. All this, plus our usual look at the latest movie News, Box Office & DVD/Blu-Ray top 10’s, and our DVD catch up.

Join us live from 7:30 on Monday 28th November via the Spreaker site or the Spreaker iPhone/iPad app (search for The Monday Movie Show in the app once installed).

US Box Office Top 10 03/10

It’s all change at the top of the chart this week with the Lion King 3D finally being knocked off the top spot by one of last weeks new entries A Dolphin Tale which manages to swim up from the number 3 spot.

There were 4 new entries in the chart, first off the romantic comedy with Anna Farris failed to make an impact by going into the number 8 spot, doing a little better was Dream House which went in at number 6, doing a little bit better was Courageous which went in at number 5 however the highest new entry went to the cancer comedy 50/50 which hit the number 4 spot.

 

10 – Killer Elite – $4.855.000 – $17.439.000

9 – Contagion – $5.040.000 – $64.702.000

8 – What’s Your Number – (NE) – $5.600.000

7 – Abduction – $5.650.000 – $19.139.000

6 – Dream House – (NE) – $8.209.000

5 – Courageous – (NE) – $8.800.000

4 – 50/50 – (NE) – $8.858.000

3 – The Lion King 3D – $11.057.000 – $79.652.000

2 – Moneyball – $12.500.000 – $38.469.000

1 – Dolphin Tale – $14.245.000 – $37.516.000

 

There are only 3 movies of note coming out in the US this week, first off we have George Clooney and Ryan Gosling new movie the Ides of March, then there is extremely controversial horror movie that was even banned in the UK The Human Centipede 2 and the final of the new entires and the one that i think will hit the top spot is Hugh Jackman’s new film Reel Steal.

US Box Office Top 10 23-25/09

Well it seems that nothing could take the top spot from last weeks number 1 the Lion King 3D as it has managed to stay at the top spot for another week with only a 26% drop off.

It wasn’t all doom and gloom when it comes to new entries as there were 4 in the form of Killer Elite going straight into the number 5 spot, Abduction the new Taylor Lautner movie only managed to go into the number 4 spot, Dolphin Tale the 21st century version of flipper went in at number 3 and finally the highest new entry went to Moneyball Brad Pitts latest film about a baseball coach.

 

10 – I Don’t Know How She Does It – $2.053.000 ($8.019.000)

9 – Straw Dogs – $2.100.000 ($8.884.000)

8 – The Help – $4.400.000 ($154.444.000)

7 – Drive – $5.771.000 ($21.425.000)

6 – Contagion – $8.565.000 ($57.122.000)

5 – Killer Elite – (NE) – $9.500.000

4 – Abduction – (NE) – $11.200.000

3 – Dolphin Tale (NE) – $20.260.000

2 – Moneyball (NE) – $20.600.000

1 – The Lion King 3D – $22.130.000 ($61.676.000)

 

Next weeks new releases are not a strong bunch so i see the Lion King 3D spending another week at the number 1 spot however if you want to see a new film then the biggest movies of the week are 50/50 the new comedy/drama starring Seth Rogan and Joseph Gordon Levitt, Dream House a new thriller starring Daniel Craig, the latest comedy with Anna Faris What’s your Number and comedy/horror Tucker and Dale VS Evil.