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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 Catch Up (24/09/12)

Catch up with this week’s show where in the cinema section we review Oliver Stone’s latest thriller Savages starring Taylor Kitsch and John Travolta, dark comedy in mob thriller Killing Them Softly starring Brad Pitt, strange comedy as Maggie Gyllenhaal, Rupert Everett and Jonathan Pryce star in Hysteria and small budget terror in Brit thriller Tower Block. On DVD & Blu Ray we visit The Cabin In The Woods – a horror movie from the mind of Joss Whedon, Sacha Baron Cohen ‘s latest character is brought to screen in The Dictator, Gareth Evans’ Indonesian martial arts movie The Raid, the latest small screen animation in the series for Resident Evil: Damnation and Mel Gibson goes into a Mexican prison in How I Spent My Summer Vacation, plus the latest movie news, UK Box office and DVD/Blu-Ray top 10’s.

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Coming up this week (24/09/12)

Killing Them Softly

Coming up on this weeks show, in the cinema section we review Oliver Stone’s latest thriller Savages starring Taylor Kitsch and John Travolta, dark comedy in mob thriller Killing Them Softly starring Brad Pitt, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Rupert Everett and Jonathan Pryce star in comedy-drama Hysteria and small budget terror in Brit thriller Tower Block. On DVD & Blu Ray we visit The Cabin In The Woods – a horror movie from the mind of Joss Whedon, Sacha Baron Cohen ‘s latest character is brought to screen in The Dictator, Gareth Evans’ Indonesian martial arts movie The Raid, the latest small screen animation in the series for Resident Evil: Damnation and Mel Gibson goes into a Mexican prison in How I Spent My Summer Vacation, plus as usual our look at the latest movie news and the UK Box Office and Blu-Ray/DVD top 10′s.

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Monday Movie Show Catch Up (16/4/12)

Catch up with this week’s show with reviews of cinema releases The Cabin in the Woods a horror/comedy written by Joss Whedon and directed by Cloverfield writer Drew Goddard, and the movie based on the classic children’s board game Battleship (yes, seriously!) is brought to us by director Peter Berg.  On DVD/Blu-ray Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz and Naomi Watts star in thriller Dream House, we have horror/thriller Forget me Not, a strange romantic superhero film starring True Blood’s Ryan Kwanten as Griff the Invisible and a trilogy of Hellraiser films with Hellraiser 6: Hellseeker, Hellraiser 7: Deader and Hellraiser 8: Hellworld, plus the latest movie news, UK Box office and DVD/Blu-Ray top 10’s.

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US Box Office Top 10 – 13-15/04

Despite stiff competition from 2 new entries this week the Hunger Games can still not be moved from the top of the chart.

3 new films graced the top 10, first off going in at a low number 9 was sci-fi/action thriller Lockout, doing better but should of gone straight into the number 1 spot was the brilliant The Cabin in the Woods however it was comedy The Three Stooges that was this weeks highest new entry going in at number 2.

10 – Dr Seuss’ The Lorax – $3.020.000 – $204.483.000

9 – Lockout – (NE) – $6.250.000

8 – 21 Jump Street – $6.800.000 – $120.565.000

7 – Wrath of the Titans – $6.905.000 – $71.251.000

6 – Mirror Mirror – $7.000.000 – $49.468.000

5 – American Reunion – $10.700.000 – $39.900.000

4 – Titanic 3D – $11.625.000 – $44.419.000

3 – The Cabin in the Woods – (NE) – $14.850.000

2 – The Three Stooges – (NE) – $17.100.000

1 – The Hunger Games – $21.500.000 – $337.070.000

New Releases – There is very little of note out this week however if you want to go and see something new then the only film of note out this weeks is romantic drama starring Zac Efron, The Lucky One.

Coming Up This Week – 16/04/12

Coming up on this weeks show we review new cinema releases including The Cabin in the Woods a horror/comedy written by Joss Whedon and directed by Cloverfields writer Drew Goddard, the classic children’s board games Battleship get’s the big screen treatment thanks to Peter Berg.  On DVD/Blu-ray Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz and Naomi Watts get scared in Dream House, horror/thriller Forget me Not, a strange romantic superhero film starring Ryan Kwanten Griff the Invisible and a trilogy of Hellraiser films with Hellraiser 6: Hellseeker, Hellraiser 7: Deader and Hellraiser 8: Hellworld.  Plus on top of all this we’ll also have the latest movie news and go over the UK box office and Blu-Ray/DVD top 10′s.

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Review: The Cabin in the Woods

Directed by: Drew Goddard

Starring: Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutch, Fran Kranz

Rating:   Running Time: 95mins

If you have listened to any review i’ve done or know me then you would know that horror is a genre i hold dear to my heart, in my eyes it’s the only thing in film that can make you feel very nervous and scared but over the last few years the genre has become stale with carbon copies cropping up everywhere none so more than the usual cabin in the woods style story.  It’s really difficult to try and take something that has been done a thousand times before and make it fresh but also make it feel a little bit unique however when you have the brilliant mind of Joss Wheadon and somebody who gave the found footage genre of horror a good kick up the arse there is a chance that this could be one of those rare gems that horror is solely missing.

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UK Box Office Top 10

A bit of a disaster has hit this weeks top 10 with the Hunger Games no longer holding on to the top spot thanks to one of this weeks new entries making it hit a cinematic iceberg.

4 new films graced this weeks top 10, first off going in at number 10 was Bollywood film Housefull 2, hitting the number 7 spot was The Cold Light of Day featuring the new Superman Henry Cavill, doing better but that’s down to it being out for 5 days longer than the rest of the new entries was Tarsem Singhs version of Snow White in the form of Mirror Mirror however the highest new entry went to Titanic 3D which throws us into the dark days of cinema by hitting the number 1 spot.

10 – Housefull 2 – (NE) – £396.475

9 – Streetdance 2 – £424.833 – £1.953.260

8 – Best Exotic Marigold Hotel – £451.307 – £17..737.576

7 – The Cold Light of Day  – (NE)  – £503.985

6 – 21 Jump Street – £845.869 – £7.331.740

5 – Wrath of the Titans – £1.368.131 – £5.351.400

4 – Pirates in An Adventure with Scientists – £2.166.162 – £7.716.061

3 – Mirror Mirror – (NE) – £2.389.033

2 – The Hunger Games – £2.394.782 – £15.168.889

1 – Titanic 3D – (NE) – £2.856.540

New Releases – There are only 2 big releases out this week however there is also 1 small one of note, first off the small one in the form of Blackthorn which tells the story of Butch Cassidy and the fact that he didn’t get killed, next up is huge explosive blockbuster in the vein of Transformers about aliens taking over the world (again) in Battleship however for me it’s The Cabin in the Woods that’s the biggest release of the week from the pen of Joss Wheadon and making his directorial debut Drew Goddard who penned the script to the really good Cloverfield.

US Box Office Top 10 – 06-08/04

Nothing seems to be able to knock the Hunger Games off the top spot despite one of this weeks new entries giving it a good go.

2 new films graced the top 10 this week, first off going in at number 3 is the re-release of Titanic in 3D however it was the 4th entry for Jim, Stifler and friends in American Reunion that was the highest new entry hitting the numebr 2 spot.

10 – Safe House – $581.000 – $124.751.000

9 – John Carter – $820.000 – $67.973.000

8 – Salmon Fishing in the Yemen – $975.000 – $4.639.000

7 – Dr. Seuss. The Lorax – $5.000.000 – $198.200.000

6 – 21 Jump Street – $10.200.000 – $109.577.000

5 – Mirror Mirror – $11.000.000 – $36.473.000

4 – Wrath of the Titans – $15.010.000 – $58.899.000

3 – Titanic 3D – (NE) – $17.650.000

2 – American Reunion – (NE) – $21.500.000

1 – The Hunger Games – $33.500.000 – $302.839.000

New Releases – 3 new films are out this week including one of my most anticipated releases of the year, first off there is action thriller Lockout starring Guy Peace, secondly is the comedy film that nobody wanted The Three Stooges and finally horror thriller film written by Joss Wheadon The Cabin in the Woods.

A Look Ahead, Coming In 2012!

With 2011 done and dusted, we at the Monday Movie Show thought it was high time that we took a look ahead at what is coming our way in 2012 with trailers where available. Movies are listed in order of release date in the U.K. but these are subject to change. Read the rest of this entry