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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 2012 Awards

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It’s that time of the year when people complain that it’s too cold, when you end off spending more money in 1 month than the entire year combined, when you have too much too eat and drink and say that you will never do it again, oh and when you look over the year and think too yourself what you have done.

Well for us this time of the year gives us a chance to look over the films of the year and give out awards for the best and sometimes worst of what the film industry has to offer us.  So ladies and gentlemen i bring you the Monday Movie Show 2012 awards. Read the rest of this entry

Monday Movie Show Catch Up (28/05/12)

Catch up with this week’s show as we review the return of Will Smith as agent J and Tommy Lee Jones as Agent K in Men In Black 3, and we also give a little look ahead to an upcoming movie we’re excited about.  On Blu-Ray/DVD we review superhero movie with a twist from first time director Josh Trank, Chronicle, winner of five Oscar awards silent film The Artist, romantic drama Like Crazy, Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson goes on a Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, drama/thriller in movie Martha Marcy May Marlene,  Sci-Fi comedy in the small movie Iron Sky and hard hitting drama Michael, plus the latest movie news, UK Box office and DVD/Blu-Ray top 10’s.

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Coming up this week (28/05/12)

Coming up on this weeks show we only have 1 cinema film to review however it’s a big one as it’s the return of Will Smith as agent J in Men In Black 3.  On Blu-Ray/DVD we review superhero movie with a twist from first time director Josh Trank, Chronicle, 5 time Oscar winning silent film The Artist, romantic drama Like Crazy, Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson goes on a Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, drama/thriller Martha Marcy May Marlene and Sci-Fi comdey Iron Sky, 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 7:30pm (UK time) on Monday 28th on our Spreaker page  or you can listen to the show 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 – 13/03/12

Despite it moving up to the top spot last week The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel could not hold on to the top spot for more than a week as one of this weeks new entries has knocked it off it’s throne.

3 new films graced this weeks top 10, first going in a lower than expected 9th spot was Bel Ami with Robert Patterson, doing a little bit better but again nowhere near what was expected of it was The Raven at number 8 however it was John Carter that went straight into the number one spot and again it took nowhere near the amount that it should of taken.

10 – The Artist – £211.427 – £9.028.092

9 – Bel Ami – (NE) – £296.341

8 – The Raven(NE) – £299.254

7 – Project X – £412.883 – £1.486.494

6 – The Muppets – £667.231 – £15.297.128

5 – Safe House – £774.745 – £6.131.580

4 – This Means War – £1.017.075 – £3.591.896

3 – The Woman in Black – £1.131.402 – £19.485.541

2 – The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel – £1.787.352 – £10.855.596

1 – John Carter(NE) – £1.960.414

New Releases – 4 big films will be trying to get into next weeks top 10 and i predict that all of them will fit in somewhere, first off is drama We Bought A Zoo based around a English man who actually did buy a zoo, next is 21 Jump Street starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum, then we have Contraband the latest thriller starring Mark Whalberg and finally is horror from the people behind Paranormal Activity The Devil Inside.

UK Box Office Top 10 – 05/03/12

None of the new release could knock the woman in black off the top spot how it was last weeks highest new entry the best exotic marigold hotel which managed this feat.

3 new films graced this weeks top 10, firstly going in at number 7 was comedy Wanderlust, doing a little bit better by hitting the number 6 spot was another comedy in the form of Project X however the highest new entry went This Means War going in at number 3.

10 – The Vow – £264.634 – £5.221.026

9 – Journey 2: The Mysterious Island – £387.435 – £6.231.644

8 – The Artist – £469.369 – £8.496.472

7 – Wanderlust – (NE) – £490.592

6 – Project X – (NE) – £561.655

5 – The Muppets – £1.239.822 – £14.434.872

4 – Safe House – £1.316.965 – £4.716.050

3 – This Means War – (NE) – £1.821.698

2 – The Woman In Black – £1.888.238 – £17.629.443

1 – The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel – £2.342.095 – £7.014.101

New Releases – 3 big new films are out this week trying to entice you to go and see them, first off there is Bel Ami which stars Robert Patterson and then we have The Raven which tells the story about Edgar Allen Poe and finally the big release of the week is Disney’s John Carter.

 

US Box Office Top 10 – 02-04/03

Last weeks number 1 film Act of Valor couldn’t hold on to the top spot for more than 1 week due to one of this weeks new entries blowing it out of the water.

There was only 2 new entries in this weeks chart however they have taken over the top 2 spot’s, firstly going in at number 2 is the latest comedy from Todd Philips (The Hangover) Project X however blowing everything out of the water by nearly taking more than every movie in the top 10 combined was Dr Seuss’ The Lorax.

10 – The Artist – $3.900.000 – $37.088.000

9 – Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance – $4.700.000 – $44.881.000

8 – This Means War – $5.625.000 – $41.464.000

7 – The Vow – $6.100.000 – $111.712.000

6 – Journey 2: The Mysterious Island – $6.925.000 – $85.611.000

5 – Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds – $7.000.000 – $25.745.000

4 – Safe House – $7.200.000 – $108.200.000

3 – Act of Valor – $13.700.000 – $45.239.000

2 – Project X – (NE) – $20.775.000

1 – Dr Seuss’ The Lorax – (NE) – $70.700.000

New Releases – 3 films will be trying to get into next weeks chart, first off is comedy/drama A Thousand Words, then we have horror remake The Silent House starring Elizabeth Olsen and finally the movie that we know that will knock Dr Seuss’ off the top spot is John Carter.

UK Box Office Top 10 – 27/02

It seems that Daniel Radcliffe has impressed alot of people for another week with the Woman in Black holding on to the top spot for another week despite stiff competition from 2 of this weeks new entries.

3 new films graced this weeks top 10, first off going in at number 10 was One For the Money, the first film to crack the top 3 was thriller Safe House which hit the number 3 spot however the highest new entry went to The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel which hit the number 2 spot.

10 – One for the Money – (NE) – £317.762

9 – The Artist – £352.139 – £6.748.724

8 – Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace 3D – £404.962 – £3.010.420

7 – Journey 2: The Mysterious Island – £411.983 – £3.576.977

6 – The Vow – £480.085 – £2.524.719

5 – Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance – £487.874 – £1.827.874

4 – The Muppets – £1.490.069 – £7.552.431

3 – Safe House – (NE) – £2.142.872

2 – The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel – (NE) – £2.222.051

1 – The Woman in Black – £2.432.580 – £9.087.201

New Releases – 4 new films will be trying to entice you to spend your money on them this week, first of is comedy from the director of the Hangover, Project X, then there is action/comedy This Means War, then there is comedy from the director of Role Model’s, Wanderlust and finally the 3rd comedy of the week in the form of Hunky Dory.

2012 Oscar Winners

When it comes to the Oscars every year there is a film that is tipped to win everything, that didn’t happen this year however the biggest winners on the night winning 5 awards was both The Artist and Hugo however The Artist went away with 3 of the main awards where’s Hugo only took away the technical awards.

 

The only other film to take away more than one award was The Iron Lady however again one of the awards was for a technical category, the rest of the awards were spread out between The Descendants, Midnight in Paris, The Help and Girl With the Dragon Tattoo to name a few.

After the jump you will find all of this years winners.

 

 

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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.