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A History Of Live Action Marvel

Marvel comics are known to a lot of people, be it directly or indirectly through other media, most people have heard of such characters as Spider-man or The Incredible Hulk, some of the most famous of their numerous characters licensed out by Marvel Studios to film companies like 20th Century Fox or Universal Studios. In 2004 the decision was made for Marvel Studios to begin making movies of their characters and financing them themselves. Iron Man, the first in the series, went on to be a success, proving that they could not only make a good movie, but a profitable one, and so the decision was made to make more movies featuring their characters. Read the rest of this entry

US Box Office Top 10 – 24-26/02

Last week Safe House managed to claw the top spot for itself however it couldn’t hold on to the top spot for more than 1 week as one of this weeks new entries has taken the position for itself.

4 new films graced the top 10 this week, first off going in at number 9 was thriller Gone, hitting one spot higher at number 8 was comedy Wanderlust from the director of Role Model’s, hitting the number 2 spot is Tyler Perry’s Good Deed’s however it was drama Act of Valor that went straight into the number 1 spot and also taking the highest new entry award.

10 – Arrietty – $4.503.000 – $14.660.000

9 – Gone – (NE) – $5.000.000

8 – Wanderlust – (NE) – $6.600.000

7 – This Means War – $8.500.000 – $33.571.000

6 – Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance – $8.800.000 – $37.832.000

5 – The Vow – $10.000.000 – $103.007.000

4 – Safe House – $11.400.000 – $98.100.000

3 – Journey 2: The Mysterious Island – $13.475.000 – $76.731.000

2 – Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds – (NE) – $16.000.000

1 – Act of Valor – (NE) – $24.700.000

New Releases – Like a few weeks ago this weeks new releases are very small, in fact there are only 2 new films out this week of any note, first off is animated film Dr Seuss’ The Lorax and secondly comedy from the director of the Hangover, Project X.

Monday Movie Show Catch Up (20/2/12)

Catch up with this week’s show with our Cinema reviews of Nicolas Cage’s return as the rider in Nevaldine and Taylors Ghost Rider Spirit of Vengeance and the Oscar nominated 9/11 drama Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. On DVD/Blu Ray we look at Hugh Jackman’s robot boxing film Real Steel, our movie of 2011 Warrior starring Joel Edgerton and Tom Hardy, the Guillermo Del Toro presented Don’t be Afraid of the Dark, remake of the 80’s vampire horror/spoof Fright Night this time starring Colin Farrell, horror film Vanishing on 7th Street, plus as usual our look at the latest movie news, UK Box Office and Blu-Ray/DVD top 10’s.

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UK Box Office top 10 – 21/02

It seems that nothing could shake last weeks number 1 off the top spot even though the second place film gave it a good try.

The interesting thing about this weeks chart is that 3 films in last weeks top 10 made more this week than they did last week however it was oscar favourite The Artist which managed to find it’s way back into the top 10, the biggest surprise however was that there was only 1 new entry in the form of Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance which managed to hit the number 3 spot.

10 – War Horse – £450.073 – £15.339.371

9 – The Artist – £527.358 – £6396.585

8 – The Descendants – £564.536 – £4.218.456

7 – Chronicle – £727.871 – £3.945.526

6 – The Vow – £953.165 – £2.044.634

5 – Journey 2: The Mysterious Island – £1.061.550 – £3.164.994

4 – Star Wars: Episode 1 the Phantom Menace 3D – £1.077.302 – £2.605.458

3 – Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance – (NE) – £1.340.000

2 – The Muppets – £3.411.698 – £6.062.362

1 – The Woman in Black – £3.501.601 – £6.654.621

New Releases – 3 films will be trying to get your cash so they can make it into next weeks top 10, first off is small Australian drama Red Dog, then we have gritty drama starring Woody Harrelson in the form of Rampart and finally we have Safe House starring Ryan Reynolds and Denzel Washington.

Review: Ghost Rider – Spirit Of Vengeance

Directed By: Mark Neveldine & Brian Taylor

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Idris Elba, Ciarán Hinds, Johnny Whitworth, Violante Placido.

Rating:  Running Time: 95 mins

For any comic book fan, Ghost Rider is perhaps thought of as one of the hardest comic book characters to bring to life as flesh and blood. In Mark Steven Johnson’s 2007 adaptation of the character, Nicolas Cage plays Johnny Blaze, a crazy daredevil stuntman who makes a deal with the devil to save his terminally ill father, only he doesn’t read the small print. At night, in the presence of Evil, he becomes the Ghost Rider, a demon with no flesh on his bones that is encompased in the flames of hellfire, and is the devil’s bounty hunter. Read the rest of this entry

US Box Office Top 10 – 17-19/02

Last weeks number 1 The Vow couldn’t hold on to the top spot for more than a week despite putting ina good fight with the film that has managed to knocked it off the top spot and thats last weeks number 2 Safe House.

3 new films graced this weeks top 10, first off going in at a impressive number 9 spot is the brilliant animated film Arrietty, doing better but not as nearly as good as hoped was This Means War that went in to the number 5 spot however it was Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance that was the highest new entry this week however it could only go in at number 3.

10 – The Grey – $3.032.000 – $47.925.000

9 – Arrietty – (NE) – $6.400.000

8 – The Woman In Black – $6.645.000 – $45.256.000

7 – Chronicle – $7.500.000 – $50.979.000

6 – Star Wars :Episode 1 the Phantom Menace 3D – $7.865.000 – $33.738.000

5 – This Means War – (NE) – $17.550.000

4 – Journey 2: The Mysterious Island – $20.085.000 – $58.201.000

3 – Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance – (NE) – $22.000.000

2 – The Vow – $23.600.000 – $85.527.000

1 – Safe House – $24.000.000 – $78.300.000

New Releases – Even though there are 3 new films out this week none of them shine, first off is thriller Act of Valor, next up is another thriller however this stars Amanda Seyfried Gone and finally another Tyler Perry film in the form of Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds.

Coming up on this weeks show – 20/02/12

On this weeks show we will be looking at cinema releases including Nicolas Cage’s return as the rider in Nevaldine and Taylors Ghost Rider Spirit of Vengeance and the Oscar nominated 9/11 drama Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.  In the Blu-Ray/DVD part of the show we’ll be reviewing Hugh Jackman’s robot boxing film Real Steel, our movie of 2011 Warrior starring Joel Edgerton and Tom Hardy, the Guillermo Del Toro presented Don’t be Afraid of the Dark, remake of the 80’s vampire horror/spoof Fright Night this time starring Colin Farrell, horror film Vanishing on 7th Street and our DVD catch up. We’ll also go over the UK box office top 10, DVD & Blu-Ray top 10, and we’ll go over the latest movie news.

Join us live from 7:30pm (UK time) on Monday 20th February via Spreaker  or you can listen live via the Spreaker app, iTunes or the Android marketplace, just search for the Monday Movie Show in either.

UK Box Office Top 10 – 14/02/12

If you thought that the US top 10 was a interesting one this week then the UK one will surprise you, Chronicle last weeks number 1 could not hold one to the top spot for more than a week as four films gave it a very good beating.

4 new movies graced this weeks top 10 infact they took over the top 4 spots, first off going in at number 4 was the romantic drama The Vow, going in at number 3 was the first Star Wars film to be released in 3D in the form of the Phantom Menace, hitting the number 2 spot was the return of The Muppets this time under the wing of Disney and finally a surprised number 1 in the form of The Woman in Black.

10 – Man on a Ledge – £419.979 – £1.117.373

9 – Jack and Jill – £521.925 – £1.370.739

8 – War Horse – £580.984 – £14.889.298

7 – The Descendants – £743.017 – £3.653.920

6 – Journey 2: The Mysterious Island – £902.857 – £2.103.444

5 – Chronicle – £1.024.583 – £3.217.655

4 – The Vow – (NE) – £1.091.469

3 – Star Wars: Episode 1 the Phantom Menace – (NE) – £1.528.156

2 – The Muppets – (NE) – £2.650.664

1 – The Woman in Black – (NE) – £3.153.020

New Releases – When it comes to new release this week has to be the worst as there is only 2 new films coming out, first up is drama about 9/11 Extremely Loud and Incredible Close and the second new release is Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance the sequel to Ghost Rider but this time done by the crazy duo behind Crank and Gamer

US Box Office Top 10 – 10-12/02

New entries are fully in charge of the top 10 this week so much so last weeks number 1 Chronicle has been knocked down to the number 5 spot despite adding another $12 million to it’s balance.

4 films managed to get into the top 10 this week and all four make up the top part of the chart, first off going in at number 4 was the first Star Wars films to be given the 3D treatment, Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace 3D, next up at number 3 was the Rock in kids film Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, hitting the number 2 spot was thriller Safe House however it was romantic drama The Vow which has surprised the top 10 by going in at number 1.

10 – Underworld Awakening – $2.500.000 – $58.900.000

9 – The Descendants – $3.500.000 – $70.729.000

8 – Big Miracle – $3.900.000 – $13.200.000

7 – The Grey – $5.080.000 – $42.822.000

6 – The Woman in Black – $10.300.000 – $35.456.000

5 – Chronicle – $12.300.000 – $40.167.000

4 – star Wars: Episode 1 the Phantom Menace 3D – (NE) – $23.000.000

3 – Journey 2: The Mysterious Island – (NE) – $27.550.000

2 – Safe House – (NE) – $39.300.000

1 – The Vow – (NE) – $41.700.000

New Releases – Even though there are only 3 films out this week 2 of them are big films however the other one should been seen, so first off the US finally gets the brilliant Arrietty, then the romantic action film This Means War will be trying to tempt you however the next Ghost Rider film in the form of Ghost Rider Spirit of Vengeance has the biggest chance to get to the number 1 spot.