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Andrew’s 10 Best Films of 2012

So 2012 is at an end, and there’s been some fantastic movies. Not quite as many sequels this year thankfully, meaning a lot more original ideas, and some genuinely surprising movies. Here’s my top 10 of the year, along with some that didn’t quite make it into that list but are deserving of mention. Read the rest of this entry

Stuart’s 10 Best Films of 2012

What a interesting year it has been when it comes to the world of films, not only have i been a little bit more impressed with the world of the super heroes but French cinema has shown what it can produce.  Yes we have had some really stinkers released this year however this list will only concentrate on the cream of the crop, the best films that cinema has to offer and unlike last year my top 10 films wrote themselves this year.

So here is my top 10 films of the year and there might be one or two surprises in the list so please don’t shout at me.

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Monday Movie Show Catch Up (26/11/12)

Catch up with this week’s show where in the cinema section we take a look at End of Watch starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena as L.A. patrol cops,  and comedy film starring Colin Firth, Cameron Diaz and Alan Rickman, Gambit.  On Blu-Ray/DVD we review Andrew Garfeild in Amazing Spider-Man, Channing Tatum alongside Matthew McConaughey get there kit off in Magic Mike, Seth McFarlane’s big screen directorial debut with comedy Ted, the 3rd in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days, animated film from Disney Pixar, Brave and drama thriller Sound of My Voice,  as well as the latest movie news and our weekly look at the UK Box office and DVD/Blu-Ray top 10’s.

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Coming up this week (26/11/12)

Coming up on this weeks show in the cinema section we take a look at End of Watch starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena as cop buddies and comedy film starring Colin Firth, Gambit.  On Blu-Ray/DVD we review Andrew Garfeild in Amazing Spider-Man, Channing Tatum alongside Matthew McConaughey get there kit off in Magic Mike, Seth McFarlane’s big screen directorial debut with comedy Ted, the 3rd in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series this time suffering Dog Days, animated film from Disney Pixar, Brave and drama thriller Sound of My Voice,  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 November 26th 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

 

Poor Dredd he couldn’t hold on to the top spot for more than a week with one of this weeks new entries taking it’s place.

A total of 3 new films graced the top 10, first off going in at number 6 was comedy drama Hope Springs starring Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones, going in to the number 2 spot was animated kids horror film Paranorman.  This weeks highest new entry and new number 1 went to The Sweeney this time starring Ray Winstone and Ben Drew aka Plan B.

10. Ted – £317.035 – £29.847.210

9. The Possession – £346.642 – £2.856.003

8. Total Recall – £472.232 – £4.918.739

7. Brave – £584.321 – £20.138.592

6. Hope Springs – (NE) – £728.689

5. Dredd 3D – £769.381 – £2.725.180

4. Lawless – £790.378 – £2.575.336

3. Anna Karenina – £813.395 – £2.731.426

2. Paranorman – (NE) – £1.393.123

1. The Sweeney – (NE) – £1.545.294

New Releases – A lot of new films out this week, first off is Oliver Stone’s Savages starring Taylor Kitsch and Aaron Johnson amongst a few, your next choice is drama/thriller Killing Them Softly starring Brad Pitt, also on offer is horror film House at the End of the Street, small British thriller Tower Block and comedy/drama Hysteria.

UK Box Office Top 10

 

Last week’s number 1 Total Recall could only hold on to the top spot for 1 week with one of this weeks new entries taking it’s crown despite the box office not being set a light.

3 new films entered this weeks top 10, first off going in at number 3 is the latest version of Tolstoy Anna Karenina, doing better by hitting the number 2 spot was Lawless starring Tom Hardy and Shia LaBeouf.  The highest new entry this week went to Dredd 3D which went in at number 1 making it the first 18 rated film to hit the top spot since Saw 3D managed to do that feat back in October 2010.

10. The Bourne Legacy – £270.180 – £10.569.592

9. The Watch – £338.184 – £3.162.291

8. The Dark Knight Rises – £352.587 – £55.312.954

7. Ted – £479.943 – £29.191.321

6. The Possession – £533.334 – £2.150.064

5. Brave – £649.057 – £19.344.823

4. Total Recall – £675.280 – £4.075.574

3. Anna Karenina – (NE) – £875.702

2. Lawless – (NE) – £973.234

1. Dredd 3D – (NE) – £1.049.345

New Releases – There are a lot of films out this week but only 3 of them stand out, first off is the big screen debut of 80’s TV cop drama The Sweeney, your next choice is animated film that seem’s to be getting good reviews is Paranorman in 2 and 3D, your final choice is the latest film starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Premium Rush.

UK Box Office Top 10

 

Last weeks number 1 Brave has finally been knocked off the top spot after spending 2 weeks perched on high, it has been replaced with one of this weeks new entries.

Three new films broke there way into this weeks top 10, first off going in at number 5 and trying to scare people was supernatural horror film The Possession.  This weeks second highest new entry went to The Watch which went in at number 2 despite it having at least 2 extra day’s of takings over the number 1 film.  Speaking of number 1 film the highest new entry went to the latest film to be remade in the form of Total Recall.

10. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days – £287.969 – £7.086.728

9. Keith Lemon: The Film – £370.735 – £2.531.902

8. The Expendables 2 – £376.319 – £5.546.276

7. The Bourne Legacy – £714.020 – £9.895.086

6. Dark Knight Rises – £759.838 – £54.535.548

5. The Possession – (NE) – £979.192

4. Ted – £990.842 – £28.122.651

3. Brave – £1.604.163 – £17.940.622

2. The Watch – (NE) – £2.235.933

1. Total Recall – (NE) – £2.493.230

New Releases – With the children back at school this weeks batch of new entries have a very adult theme to them, first off is drama/thriller starring Tom Hardy, Lawless, your next film of choice is comedy film starring one of our favourite comedians Adam Sandler (only joking) in That’s My Boy. Your next film choice is another version of Anna Karenina this time starring Keira Knightley, the biggest release of the week though is the return of the Judge in Dredd 3D.

UK Box Office Top 10

 

Not a very eventful week when it comes to the box office top 10 as none of the new release could knock Brave of the top spot, in fact none of them managed to even crack the top 5.

3 new films entered the chart this week, first off going in at number 10 was the documentary that has all of the critics praising it, The Imposter, going in at a low number 7 as i predicted is the big screen update of The Three Stooges, the biggest new entry of the week went to the Keith Lemon film which hit the number 5 spot despite predictions putting it higher.

10. The Imposter – (NE) – £252.170

9. Ice Age 4: Continental Drift – £331.851 – £28.381.351

8. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days – £424.206 – £6.217.366

7. The Three Stooges – (NE) – £509.324

6. Expendables 2 – £1.028.904 – £4.316.173

5. Keith Lemon: The Film – (NE) – £1.196.310

4. Dark Knight Rises – £1.378.717 – £52.534.102

3. The Bourne Legacy – £1.596.289 – £7.828.435

2. Ted – £1.692.883 – £25.620.707

1. Brave – £2.371.691 – £13.259.610

New Releases – An interesting mix of films this week, first off is comedy film The Watch which has had a Monday release that’s why it’s not in this weeks top 10 and it’s trying to get the highest position possible by getting release 2 day’s before any of it’s competition.  Your next lot of films are 3 horror movies fresh from this years Frightfest, on offer you have Sam Raimi present’s The Possession, the third in the REC series and strange giallo inspired horror film Berberian Sound Studio.  Two more films are on offer this week with Australian comedy A Few Best Men and remake of the week Total Recall.

UK Box Office Top 10

 

I really like it when the box office top 10 get’s a bit of a shake up and this week’s chart is one of those weeks with last weeks number 1 Ted finally getting knocked off the top spot however it wasn’t from a new entry but from a film that finally got released in England and Wales.

4 new films entered this weeks top 10, first off going in at a really low 10th spot was British comedy film The Wedding Video, doing extremely well even though it was only open in 36 screen was bollywood film Ek Tha Tiger that managed to hit the number 6 spot, going in at a low number 4 was the huge action ensemble film The Expendables 2.  The highest new entry this week though went to The Bourne Legacy which went straight into the number 2 spot but it was Brave that is this weeks new number 1 with it finally getting released in England and Wales after it spending 2 weeks in the chart thanks to takings from Scottish and Irish cinema’s.

10. The Wedding Video – (NE) – £333.079

9. Step Up 4: Miami Heat – £340.072 – £1.797.048

8. Ice Age 4: Continental Drift – £350.788 – £27.603.587

7. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days – £459.526 – £5.229.266

6. Ek Tha Tiger – (NE) – £543.073

5. Dark Knight Rises – £1.506.178 – £49.776.391

4. The Expendables 2 – (NE) – £1.985.082

3. Ted – £2.076.046 – £22.186.549

2. The Bourne Legacy – (NE) – £4.620.289

1. Brave – £5.269.402 – £8.270.546

New Releases – If you are a comedy fan then you are in luck with this weeks selection of new releases, first off is comedy remake The 3 Stooges which i think will have a bit of a problem in the UK box office, next up is alien comedy The Watch and your finally choice of the week and i hope to god nobody goes and see’s it is Keith Lemon: The Movie.

UK Box Office Top 10

 

Not a very interesting week with the top 10 as no new film could shake Ted from the top spot with the film now breaking a record with it being the highest grossing non sequel comedy over the space of a 10 day period.

2 new films graced this weeks chart, first off going in at number 10 is violent thriller/drama Offender, however it was the all dancing Step Up 4: Miami Heat which was the highest new entry going in at number 3 however that’s where the good news stops for the film as it has taken nearly £2 million less than the 3rd film in the series on it’s debut weekend.

10. Offender – (NE) – £74.154

9. Magic Mike – £135.108 – £8.111.970

8. Amazing Spider-man – £199.304 – £25.548.555

7. Dr Seuss’ The Lorax – £375.710 – £5.962.519

6. Ice Age 4: Continental Drift – £532.353 – £26.507.381

5. Brave – £574.261 – £2.222.395

4. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Day’s – £602.236 – £3.702.877

3. Step up 4: Miami Heat – (NE) – £680.052

2. Dark Knight Rises – £2.196.449 – £46.259.177

1. Ted – £3.174.766 – £17.214.269

New Releases – 4 new films will want to crack there way into the top 10 next week, first off is romantic drama/comedy Take this Waltz, your next choice is romantic comedy The Wedding Video, your next choice is insane over the top action film with a cast that would make any action fan wet himself with The Expendables 2, your final choice this week and the movie that should go straight into the number 1 spot is The Bourne Legacy.