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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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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

UK Box Office Top 10

Not a very big week when it comes to the top 10 as none of the new films released this week managed to challenge the top 3 as a matter of a fact the top 3 remained the same with Prometheus still holding on to the top spot for a 3rd week nearly going passed the £20 million mark.

Even though there were a lot of new films out this week only 3 managed to crack the top 10, first off going in at number 8 was Olympic inspired film Fast Girls, doing better by going in at number 6 was Red Lights however it has underperformed despite it have a really strong cast.  The highest new entry though went to Rock of Ages which hit the number 4 spot however like Red Lights it has not done as well as was expected of it.

10. Top Cat – £246.283 – £2.270.508

9. What to Expect when your Expecting – £248.185 – £3.671.036

8. Fast Girls – (NE) – £335.700

7. Marvel’s Avengers Assemble – £376.991 – £50.963.003

6. Red Lights – (NE) – £445.109

5. The Pact – £475.936 – £1.930.949

4. Rock of Ages – (NE) – £1.003.107

3. Snow White and the Huntsman – £1.297.559 – £11.872.691

2. Men in Black 3 – £1.544.429 – £17.436.356

1. Prometheus – £2.009.955 – £19.452.485

New Releases – 2 new films will be trying their best to make an impact on next weeks chart, first off Timur Bekmambetov teams up with Tim Burton for the second time with Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, the other choice this week is Chernobyl Diaries from the director of Paranormal Activity, Oren Peli.

Review: Red Lights

Directed By: Rodrigo Cortes

Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Cillian Murphy, Robert De Niro, Elizabeth Olsen, Toby Jones, Joely Richardson, Craig Roberts

Rating:   Running Time: 113 mins

Paranormal activity is not a new thing when it comes to film however a movie where somebody is investigating not only the phenomenon but how somebody goes about and fakes it are few and far between, over the last few years though this kind of film seems to crop up once in a while with the Awakening which was released last year doing it very well.  So can Buried director Rodrigo Cortes bring his tension filled film making that he had with his last film to the paranormal genre and give it a bit of a shake up that it really needs or is this just another bog standard walk in the park.

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Coming up this week (18/06/12)

Coming up on this weeks show we review cinema treats including Tom Cruise plays a extremely famous rock star in comedy/drama/musical Rock of Ages, Cillian Murphy alongside Sigourney Weaver have to stop fake mediums including Robert De Niro in Red Lights and Robert Pattinson teams up with David Cronenberg in strange drama Cosmopolis.  On Blu-Ray and DVD we review Daniel Radcliffe in a very British ghost story from Hammer, The Woman in Black, Katherine Heigl plays a bail-bond collector in comdey film One for the Money, the Amityville series returns but this time in a found footage guise with the Amityville Haunting and finally a all star cast featuring Jodie Foster and Kate Winslet in Carnage, 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 18th live 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

Nothing was going to trouble Prometheus this week despite there being a lot of films released only 2 new movie’s managed to crack there way into the top 10, so with this in mind it will come as no surprise to read that the top 3 movie’s have not changed.

As said above only 2 new film’s made it into the top 10 this week, going in at number 9 was Ben Drew’s (Plan B) directorial debut with Ill Manors however this is very low takings for a movie that was released on more than 190 screens.  It was horror film The Pact though that scored the highest new entry going in at a surprising 4th spot taking just under £1 million.

10. The Angels Share – £218.674 – £718.140

9. Ill Manors – (NE) – £256.288

8. What to Expect when your Expecting £445.141 – £3.198.168

7. The Dictator – £452.175 – £10.584.986

6. Top Cat – £561.793 – £1.936.133

5. Avengers Assemble – £676.678 – £50.338.151

4. The Pact – (NE) – £932.325

3. Snow White and the Huntsman £2.210.929 – £9.545.054

2. Men in Black 3 – £2.533.051 – £15.081.932

1. Prometheus – £3.135.504 – £15.471.936

New Release – There is nothing really of note out this week so i don’t see much change in the top 10 next week however if you do want to go and see something new you have two choices, first off is thriller with a impressive cast featuring Sigourney Weaver, Cillian Murphy and Robert De Niro in Red Lights.  The biggest release of the week though is Musical Comedy that feature’s Tom Cruise in Rock of Ages.