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Coming up this week (25/02/13)

On this weeks show, there’s so much we’re packed to the brim in both parts! In the cinema section we review epic movie Cloud Atlas directed by the Wachowskis and Tom Tykwer and starring Tom Hanks and Halle Berry. Guillermo del Toro presents supernatural horror Mama starring Jessica Chastain, Terence Stamp and Gemma Arterton in drama Song For Marion, and round up the week’s new releases with German thriller Lore. In the DVD/Blu-Ray part of the show Tim Burton brings us a twist on the Frankenstein tale with kids animation Frankenweenie, Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones star in comedy drama Hope Springs, Joseph Gordon-Levitt is a bike messsenger in New York on a Premium Rush, Brad Pitt is Killing Them Softly, horror sequel Paranormal Activity 4, French drama Rust & Bone, Kristen Stewart in drama On The Road, and a further tale of horror in small budget movie Crawl, plus as usual our TV movie of the week, a look at the latest movie news and the UK Box Office and Blu-Ray/DVD top 10′s.

Join us live from 7:30pm (GMT) on Monday February 25th on our Spreaker page or the Spreaker app (which you can download free from the Apple app store/Android marketplace and find us on by just searching for The Monday Movie Show). Don’t forget you can also catch up with any episode of the show on iTunes, Spreaker or you can now find us on Youtube, just search for the Monday Movie Show.

UK Box Office Top 10

Nothing can seem to dislodge Skyfall from off the top of the chart as it’s spent another week as your number 1 film and has become the first film to ever take more than £10 million each week it has been in the chart.

Despite nothing wanting to challenge Skyfall at the box office the chart still had 3 new films to entertain it, first off going in at a lower than expected number 7 was musical comedy The Sapphires, doing a bit better by hitting the number 4 spot was comedy film Here Comes the Boom.  This weeks highest new entry though went to drama from Ben Affleck, Argo which hit the number 3 spot.

10. Paranormal Activity 4 – £150.652 – £5.834.936

9. Rust and Bone – £154.805 – £549.060

8. Silent Hill: Revelation 3D – £252.406 – £1.661.279

7. The Sapphires – (NE) – £337.641

6. Hotel Transylvania – £361.994 – £7.284.495

5. Taken 2 – £402.121 – £22.994.924

4. Here Comes the Boom – (NE) – £443.052

3. Argo – (NE) – £1.287.770

2. Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted – £1.357.193 – £19.390.301

1. Skyfall – £10.447.385 – £72.019.129

New Releases – Skyfall might now be finally trembling in it’s boots as the only film that can knock it off the top spot will be released into cinema’s from Friday, that film in question is Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2.  There are a couple of other little films also released on Friday but whether they go into the top 10 remains to be seen, so if you want to watch something else you have Paul Thomas Anderson’s film The Master and Michael Hanake Amour.

US Box Office Top 10

 

Argo could only hold on to the top spot for 1 week only as one of this weeks new entries went straight into the number 1 spot.

3 new films entered this weeks chart, first off going in at number 4 was over the top violent action film The Man With the Iron Fist, hitting the number 2 spot was drama film Flight starring Denzel Washington.  This weeks highest new entry though went to video game homage animated film Wreck-It Ralph.

10. silent Hill: Revelation 3D – $3.300.000 – $13.900.000

9. Here Comes the Boom – $3.600.000 – $35.572.000

8. Paranormal Activity 4 – $4.300.000 – $49.577.000

7. Hotel Transylvania – $4.500.000 – $137.568.000

6. Cloud Atlas – $5.250.000 – $18.262.000

5. Taken 2 – $6.000.000 – $125.667.000

4. The Man With the Iron Fist – (NE) – $8.219.000

3. Argo – $10.245.000 – $75.896.000

2. Flight – (NE) – $25.010.000

1. Wreck-It Ralph – (NE) – $49.100.000

New Releases – Only 1 new release this week and the US finally get James Bond’s latest film Skyfall.

UK Box Office Top 10

 

As predicted last week Madagascar 3 could only hold on to the top spot for 1 week as this weeks only new entry has not just knocked it off the top spot but it has blown it away.

Only 1 new film entered this weeks chart and it went straight into the number one spot (no surprise there) and that film is Skyfall.

Not only though has Skyfall taken the number one spot it has managed to break a few records, first off it’s the highest grossing debut movie of this year beating Avengers Assemble, secondly it was the highest attended film on a Saturday and finally it’s the second highest grossing debut film of all time just behind the last Harry Potter film.

10. Ice Age: Continental Drift – £102.952

9. Beast of the Southern Wild – £117.972

8. Looper – £221.768

7. Frankenweenie – £274.780

6. Sinister – £310.408

5. Hotel Transylvania – £782.340

4. Paranormal Activity 4 – £792.342

3. Taken 2 – £1.004.463

2. Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted – £2.803.874

1. Skyfall – (NE) – £20.180.369

New Releases – This week you have a couple of re-releases, a few horror films and one unusual comedy.  First off the 2 re-releases, if you haven’t seen The Rocky Horror Picture Show or The Shining on the big screen now is your chance however you have a limited time to do so.  The 2 horror films of choice are insane horror film Excision and Silent Hill: Revelation 3D.  Your final choice of the week is sex comedy For a Good Time Call. 

US Box Office Top 10

 

Poor Paranormal Activity 4 not only did it have the worst opening weekend of any movie in the series but it has found itself off the top of the chart replaced by Argo, a film that came out a few weeks a go.

3 new films entered into the top 10 this week however none of them managed to make that much of a splash.  Going in at number 10 was comedy film Fun Size, doing a bit better by hitting the number 5 spot (just) was Silent Hill: Revelations 3D, however it was the big special effects laden Cloud Atlas that was this weeks highest new entry hitting the number 3 spot.

10. Fun Size – (NE) -$4.060.000

9. Alex Cross – $5.050.000 – $19.369.000

8. Sinister – $5.070.000 – £39.515.000

7. Here Comes the Boom – $5.500.000 – $30.610.000

6. Taken 2 – $8.000.000 – $117.389.000

5. Silent Hill Revelation 3D – (NE) – $8.000.000 (opened on less screens)

4. Paranormal Activity 4 – $8.675.000 – $42.632.000

3. Cloud Atlas – (NE) – $9.400.000

2. Hotel Transylvania – $9.500.000 – $130.434.000

1. Argo – $12.355.000 – $60.780.000

New Releases – Only two new films of choice are out this week and they both couldn’t be any more different than each other, your first choice is violent action film The Man with the Iron Fist.  If you want to take your kids to see anything new then Wreck-it Ralph is your best choice this weeks.

UK Box Office Top 10

Finally Liam Neeson in Taken 2 has been knocked off the top spot by one of this weeks new entries however in a small way the new number 1 cheated a little which will not make the big man very happy.

4 new films entered this weeks chart, first off going in at number 9 was the critically acclaimed  drama Beasts of the Southern Wild, going in at a very low number 6 was Tim Burton’s return to animation with Frankenweenie, hitting the number 2 spot and taking less that the third in the series was the boring Paranormal Activity 4.  This weeks biggest new release was Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted however the film had a much more of a bigger advantage than the rest of the chart as it was released in Scotland 1 week earlier.

10. Brave – £176.827

9. Beasts of the Southern Wild – (NE) – £181.801

8. The Perks of Being a Wallflower – £213.091

7. Sinister – £711.918

6. Frankenweenie – (NE) – £741.683

5. Looper – £781.211

4. Hotel Transylvania – £1.023.722

3. Taken 2 – £2.264.856

2. Paranormal Activity 4 – (NE) – £2.544.701

1. Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted – (NE) – £6.030.904

New Releases – Only 2 new films are out this week that will be trying to take your money off you.  First off is small British comedy horror starring Ross Noble in Stitches, however the biggest new release of the week and the movie that WILL be at the top of the chart this time next week is Daniel Craig’s return as James Bond in Skyfall.

Monday Movie Show Catch Up (22/10/12)

Catch up with this week’s show where in the cinema section we review the return of Ben Stiller and Chris Rock in animated form in Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted, we also have a spooky show lined up with horror sequel Paranormal Activity 4 and Tim Burton’s take on horror for kids in another animated movie, Frankenweenie. On our very packed Blu-ray/DVD show we see if Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is up to the challenge, Cillian Murphy and Sigourney Weaver investigate psychics in Red Lights, a few expecting parents get lessons in What To Expect When You’re Expecting, handheld camera horror in Chernobyl Diaries, yet more horror in Lovely Molly, Simon Pegg suffers from A Fantastic Fear Of Everything, and we round things up with a look at Brit horror flick Cockneys Vs Zombies, plus the latest movie news, UK Box office and DVD/Blu-Ray top 10’s.

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US Box Office Top 10

 

Taken 2 has finally given up it’s crown as the US box office number 1 and handed it too a film that i had a feeling would take the top spot.

Only 2 new films managed to get into this weeks cart, first off going in at number 5 was Alex Cross which is Tyler Perry’s lowest ever new entry.  This weeks number 1 went to Paranormal Activity 4 however it’s not all good news for the film as it’s the lowest taking debut Paranormal Activity film, showing that fans are now getting a bit sick of the series.

10 – Looper – $4.200.000 – $57.800.000

9. Frankenweenie – $4.434.000 – $28.343.000

8. Pitch Perfect – $7.009.000 – $45.769.000

7. Here Comes the Boom – $8.500.000 – $23.200.000

6. Sinister – $9.030.000 – $31.950.000

5. Alex Cross – (NE) – $11.750.000

4. Taken 2 – $13.400.000 – $105.971.000

3. Hotel Transylvania – $13.500.000 – $119.000.000

2. Argo – $16.625.000 – $43.191.000

1. Paranormal Activity 4 – (NE) – $30.200.000

New Releases – 3 new films will be trying to fight there way into next weeks top 10, first off is Sci-Fi Action Drama Cloud Atlas starring Tom Hanks and many many more.  Your next film choice is comedy film Fun Size the perfect family film for Halloween (i might be making that up), your finally choice of the week and another film that’s perfect for Halloween is Silent Hill: Revelation 3D.

Coming up this week (22/10/12)

Coming up on this weeks show, in the cinema section we review the return of Ben Stiller and Chris Rock in animated form in Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted, we also have a spooky show lined up with horror sequel Paranormal Activity 4 and Tim Burton’s take on horror for kids in another animated movie, Frankenweenie. On our very packed Blu-ray/DVD show we see if Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is up to the challenge, Cillian Murphy and Sigourney Weaver investigate psychics in Red Lights, a few expecting parents get lessons in What To Expect When You’re Expecting, handheld camera horror in Chernobyl Diaries, yet more horror in Lovely Molly, Simon Pegg suffers from A Fantastic Fear Of Everything, and we round things up with a look at Brit horror flick Cockneys Vs Zombies, 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 pm (GMT) on Monday October 22nd on our Spreaker page or the Spreaker app (which you can download free from the Apple app store/Android marketplace and find us on by just searching for The Monday Movie Show). Don’t forget you can also catch up with any episode of the show on iTunes, Spreaker or you can now find us on Youtube, just search for the Monday Movie Show

Review: Paranormal Activity 4

Directed By: Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman

Starring: Kathryn Newton, Matt Shively, Katie Featherston, Brady Allen

Rating:  Running Time: 88mins

Back in 2007 Oren Peli reintroduced the world to the found footage side of horror and proved that you could make a film for a really small budget and make a lot of money, since then though their has been a lot (and i mean a lot) of copy cat films along with one sequel and prequel.  Peli left the series after the first one to inflicted more of the shaky cam horror on to the world and since then the series has gone downhill very fast as not only has it not moved forward that much with innovation but it has failed to do the one thing that these films should and that’s scare us.  So can the directors of the prequel bring that kick to the genre that is needed or do they fall flat on their faces.

 

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