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On the show (09/11/15)

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Coming up on this weeks show, in the cinema section we take a look at romantic drama Brooklyn, Bradley Cooper is a foul mouth chef in Burnt, Nicolas Holt tells us what it’s really like working in the music industry in the 90’s in dark comedy Kill Your Friends and the undead go up against there greatest foe’s in horror comedy Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse.  In the home release section we take a look at spy comedy about comedic spy’s in, you guessed it Spy, brilliantly gorgeous animated film Song of the Sea, Pierce Brosnan gives us a Lesson in Love, Ryan Reynolds stars in Sci-Fi thriller Self/Less and horror invades Christmas with A Christmas Horror Story, we also have the latest box office/home release top 10, movie news and our movies of the week.

Join us live from Monday 9th November at around 8:30pm (GMT) 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). You can download the show from the brilliant Podkicker on the Play Store (just search for The Monday Movie Show) on it,  or you can now find us on Youtube, just search for (you guessed it) the Monday Movie Show and we are finally back on iTunes just search for the Monday Movie Show and you should find us.

*line up is subject to change as well as the day and time of the show.

This weeks Chart – W/E 08/06/15

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Last week San Andreas managed to do better than anybody thought it would, this week however it has found itself knocked off the top spot by the latest comedy from Paul Feig, Spy.

Opening in just over 530 screens the film managed to take just over £2.5 million in it’s first weekend of release making it the most sucessful opening of any of Feig and McCarthy’s team up films.

Other new entries in this weeks chart included Bollywood film Dil Dhadakne Do going in ay number nine, the Secret Cinema release of Stars Wars: The Empire Strikes Back managed to hit the number eight spot even though it was only shown on one screen. The final new entry of the week went to the third in the Insidous series with prequel film Insidious: Chapter 3.

Upcoming – Only one film of any note is out this week and expectations are high for it to do very well, that film in question is Jurassic World.

10. Man Up, £141,170 from 306 sites. Total: £1,017,461
9. Dil Dhadakne Do, £212,719 from 74 sites (new)
8. Secret Cinema: The Empire Strikes Back, £304,115 from 1 site (new)
7. Tomorrowland: The World Beyond, £310,941 from 491 sites. Total: £4,758,221
6. Avengers: Age of Ultron, £341,491 from 389 sites. Total: £47,795,614
5. Pitch Perfect 2, £749,903 from 527 sites. Total: £16,084,082
4. Mad Max: Fury Road, £804,148 from 487 sites. Total: £15,573,726
3. Insidious: Chapter 3, £1,440,299 from 436 sites (new)
2. San Andreas, £1,794,747 from 527 sites. Total: £8,334,562
1. Spy, £2,557,824 from 531 sites (new)

US Chart
Over in the US chart everything is all change with Spy knocking San Andreas off the top spot taking just under $30 million.

Other new entries in the top five included the big screen outing of the Entourage going in at number four and horror prequel Insidious: Chapter 3 hitting the number three spot.
5. Mad Max: Fury Road
4. Entourage (NE)
3. Insidious: Chapter 3 (NE)
2. San Andreas
1. Spy (NE)

On the show (08/06/15)

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Coming up on this weeks show, in the cinema section we take a look at spy comedy starring Melissa McCarthy Spy, the Insidious franchise gets a prequel with Insidious: Chapter 3 and Mila Jovovich is on the run in thriller Survivor.  In the home release section we take a look at spy action comedy Kingsman: The Secret Service, bumbling spy comedy Mortdecai, very strange and quirky comedy Inherent Vice, controversial comedy The Interview, weird dark comedy horror Tusk, thriller Vice, uplifting drama Trash, thriller Kidnapping Freddy Heineken and to round out the show Son of a Gun, UK box office top 10 & DVD/Blu-Ray top 10.

Join us live from Monday 8th June at around 8:30pm (GMT) 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). You can download the show from the brilliant Podkicker on the Play Store (just search for The Monday Movie Show) on it,  or you can now find us on Youtube, just search for (you guessed it) the Monday Movie Show and we are finally back on iTunes just search for the Monday Movie Show and you should find us.

*line up is subject to change as well as the day and time of the show.

Review: Skyfall

Directed by: Sam Mendes.

Starring: Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Javier Bardem, Naomie Harris, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw.

Rating:   Running Time: 143 mins.

In an attempt to avoid any spoilers, all that we’ll mention of the movie’s plot is that it involves MI6 agent James Bond (Daniel Craig) as he attempts to recover a stolen hard drive containing the identities of undercover NATO operatives. With M (Judi Dench) facing judicial review and potential forced retirement by intelligence committee chairman Gareth Mallory (Ralph Fiennes) over the screw up, the pressure is on for Bond to recover the drive from Raoul Silva (Javier Bardem), who has made MI6 his target in a terror campaign. Read the rest of this entry

Review: Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol

Directed By: Brad Bird

Starring: Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Paula Patton, Simon Pegg.

Rating:   Running Time: 133 Minutes.

I remember as a kid watching repeats of the original Mission Impossible television series from the 60’s, with Peter Graves as Jim Phelps. When the decision to remake the series was made in the 90’s (after a revived series starring Graves some years before in 1988), it was decided to instead make a movie as a star vehicle for Tom Cruise, under the direction of the experienced Brian De Palma. Released in 1996, the first Mission Impossible was a success, taking over $180m at the us box office (over $450m worldwide) and spawned sequels helmed by equaly experienced directors John Woo (in 2000, taking over $560m worldwide) and JJ Abrams (in 2006, taking just under $400m worldwide). Now we have a fourth movie with Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, directed by animation director Brad Bird in his live action directorial debut. Read the rest of this entry

Trailer: This Means War

Directed by McG, This Means War is a spy comedy starring Tom Hardy (Inception) and Chris Pine (Star Trek) as two CIA operatives and best friends who both fall for the same woman, played by Reese Witherspoon (Water For Elephants), and decide that no tactic is off limits when it comes to deciding who will date her.

First Impression: Looks kinda like Mr & Mrs Smith crossed with a date movie, might be interesting, but unsure because, let’s admit it, while McG did a decent directing job on Terminator Salvation (though the trailer spoiled it ALL), his track record prior to that was god-awful. Oh, and it appears Tom Hardy is the busiest actor in Hollywood.