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Andrew’s Worst 10 films of 2012

So it’s that time of year again where I look back at the last 12 months of movies that I’ve been watching and pick out the best and the worst. Here is a collection of the lowest of the low, so called comedies, so called entertainment, so called films. Something that people thought would be such a great idea that ultimately ended up being a complete wastes of valuable minutes that could be better spent having your teeth pulled, which would have also resulted in better memories.

So here are my 10 worst of 2012 that you should avoid… or inflict on the in-laws. Read the rest of this entry

Stuart’s Worst 10 films of 2012

Your always told that you have to take the rough with the smooth or the bad with the good, so it will come as no surprise to read that this list will concentrate on the worst films of the year.  2012 has been a bit of a stinker when it comes to films producing one of the worst movies i have seen in the last 20 years and finally showing everybody that Adam Sandler is one of the worst actors in the world starring in 2 horrible films.

So below are the bottom 10 films of the year and 5 other films that you should avoid like the plague Read the rest of this entry

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.

You can listen to any episode of The Monday Movie Show via Spreaker. This week’s episode is now also available download or stream via youtube: Read the rest of this entry

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.

Join us live an hour early this week from 6:30pm (GMT) on Monday 24th September 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

Nothing was going to trouble Prometheus this week despite there being a lot of films released only 2 new movie’s managed to crack there way into the top 10, so with this in mind it will come as no surprise to read that the top 3 movie’s have not changed.

As said above only 2 new film’s made it into the top 10 this week, going in at number 9 was Ben Drew’s (Plan B) directorial debut with Ill Manors however this is very low takings for a movie that was released on more than 190 screens.  It was horror film The Pact though that scored the highest new entry going in at a surprising 4th spot taking just under £1 million.

10. The Angels Share – £218.674 – £718.140

9. Ill Manors – (NE) – £256.288

8. What to Expect when your Expecting £445.141 – £3.198.168

7. The Dictator – £452.175 – £10.584.986

6. Top Cat – £561.793 – £1.936.133

5. Avengers Assemble – £676.678 – £50.338.151

4. The Pact – (NE) – £932.325

3. Snow White and the Huntsman £2.210.929 – £9.545.054

2. Men in Black 3 – £2.533.051 – £15.081.932

1. Prometheus – £3.135.504 – £15.471.936

New Release – There is nothing really of note out this week so i don’t see much change in the top 10 next week however if you do want to go and see something new you have two choices, first off is thriller with a impressive cast featuring Sigourney Weaver, Cillian Murphy and Robert De Niro in Red Lights.  The biggest release of the week though is Musical Comedy that feature’s Tom Cruise in Rock of Ages.

US Box Office Top 10

It will come as no surprise to read that last weeks number 1 Snow White and the Huntsman couldn’t hold on to the top spot for more than a week as it had very stiff competition from 2 new films.

Only 2 new movies graced this weeks chart however they were big releases, first off going in at number 2 was Ridley Scott’s return to Sci-Fi with Prometheus however it was the 3rd in the Madagascar series in the form of Madagascar 3: Europe’s most wanted that was the highest new entry going straight into the number 1 spot but it was released on 600 more screen’s than Prometheus.

10. Moonrise Kingdom – $1.579.000 – $3.750.000

9. The Dictator – $2.150.000 – $55.189.000

8. Battleship – $2.286.000 – $59.830.000

7. What to Expect when your Expecting – $2.710.000 – $35.745.000

6. Best Exotic Marigold Hotel – $3.235.000 – $31.009.000

5. The Avengers – $10.809.000 – $571.860.000

4. Men in Black 3 – £13.500.000 – $135.505.000

3. Snow White and the Huntsman – $23.021.000 – $98.500.000

2. Prometheus – (NE) – $50.000.000

1. Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted – (NE) – $60.350.000

New Releases – only 2 new films are out this week and i don’t think they will bother the chart that much, first off is comedy film starring in Adam Sandler, That’s my Boy, however the big release of the week is musical with Tom Cruise in Rock of Ages.

UK Box Office Top 10

A very busy week when it comes to the chart thanks to the weather calming down and also 2 of the biggest films of the year being released in the same week, with this in mind it will come as no surprise that last weeks number 1 Men in Black 3 couldn’t hold on to the top spot for more than a week.

4 new films graced this weeks chart, first off is a surprise entry at number 9 in the form of the Ken Loach drama The Angels Shame, doing better despite it being panned by critics is Top Cat which forced it’s way into the number 7 spot.  The second highest new entry went to Snow White and the Huntsman that went into the number 2 spot despite it having 2 extra days on the number 1 film which will come as no surprise to anybody to learn that it went to Prometheus.

10. Moonrise Kingdom – £210.804 – £724.870

9. The Angels Share – (NE) – £256.446

8. American Pie: The Reunion – £267.682 – £16.396.461

7. Top Cat – (NE) – £457.287

6. What to Expect When your Expecting – £633.935 – £1.983.332

5. The Dictator – £754.068 – £9.251.635

4. Avengers Assemble – £847.598 – £48.367.585

3. Men in Black – £3.032.053 – £7.958.460

2. Snow White and the Huntsman – (NE) – £3.589.027

1. Prometheus – (NE) – £6.236.580

New Releases – A lot of films are out this weeks so i will quickly go through them, first off is drama from George Lucas, Red Tails, then we have horror film The Pact, next up is extreme drama from Plan B in the form of Ill Manors, Will Farrell is back in Spanish comedy Casa De Mi Padre, Simon Pegg goes it alone as he has A Fantastic Fear of Everything and finally Ti West’s latest film The Innkeepers finally get’s it’s UK release however in limited form.

US Box Office Top 10: 01-03/06

A very interesting week at the box office seeing as the US has to wait one more week for Prometheus so it will come as no shock to anybody to find out that the only big release of the week went straight into the number 1 spot knocking Men in Black 3 down to number 2.

2 new films entered this weeks chart, first off going in at number 10 was war drama For Greater Glory however it was Snow White and the Huntsman that went straight into the number 1 spot by taking just over $55 million.

10. For Greater Glory – (NE) – $1.800.000

9. Chernobyl Diaries – $3.045.000 – $14.416.000

8. Dark Shadows – $3.860.000 – $70.834.000

7. What to Expect when your Expecting – $4.430.000 – $30.723.000

6. Best Exotic Marigold Hotel – $4.600.000 – $25.497.000

5. The Dictator – $4.725.000 – $50.835.000

4. Battleship – $4.810.000 – $55.123.000

3. Marvel’s The Avengers – $20.273.000 – $552.737.000

2. Men in Black 3 – $29.300.000 – $112.300.000

1. Snow White and the Huntsman – (NE) – $56.255.000

New Releases – 2 very big films are out this week, first off is the 3rd in the Madagascar series this time they are in Europe in Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted, however the US get’s Prometheus a week after the UK and despite it being shown on 700 less screen’s than Madagascar i expect this to hit the number 1 spot.

UK Box Office Top 10

Not a very good week at the box office and that’s thanks to the really warm weather, so despite there being 4 new entries in the top 10 and there being a new number 1, this week saw some of the lowest takings since last October.

As said above 4 new films graced this weeks chart, first off hitting the number 10 spot despite only being on 26 screens was comedy Sci-Fi film Iron Sky, going in at number 7 was the latest film from Wes Anderson, Moonrise Kingdom, hitting the number 4 spot but doing worse that what was expected of it was What to Expect When your Expecting, however it was the Men in Black in there third outing that went straight into the top spot but it’s not good news for the film, the takings for MIB 3 were way down from the 1st and 2nd films and this is the worst debuting number 1 film for a while.

10. Iron Sky – (NE) – £66.076

9. Beauty and the Beast 3D – £69.795 – £2.475.361

8. The Raid – £116.340 – £805.399

7.  Moonrise Kingdom – (NE) – £251.760

6. American Pie: Reunion – £362.323 – £15.813.594

5. Dark Shadows – £409.560 – £6.236.054

4. What to Expect when your Expecting – (NE) – £661.617

3. Avengers Assemble – £872.664 – £46.891.709

2. The Dictator – £1.078.155 – £7.563.554

1. Men in Black 3 – (NE) – £2.953.736

New Releases – It’s a very big week for films in the UK as we have 2 huge films and one that nobody wanted, first off the nobody which see’s the return of Top Cat however this time in 3D.  On to the 2 big films though, the first one is another telling of Snow White this time Starring Kristen Stewart in Snow White and the Huntsman however it’s the return of Ridley Scott to the Alien genre that fans have been waiting for, so for me the biggest film out this week can only be Prometheus.

US Box Office Top 10

It has finally happened The Avengers reign at the top of the chart has finally come to a end thanks to one of this weeks new entries however it didn’t go down without a fight.

Only 2 new films have entered this weeks chart, first off hitting the number 5 spot is horror film from Oren Peli who is more famous for the Paranormal Activity series in the form of Chernobyl Diaries, however it was the return of Will Smith as agent K in Men in Black 3 that went straight into the number one spot however it took nowhere near as what was predicted of it as rumours suggested that it would hit the $90 million mark however it just managed to hit the $55 million mark.

10. Think Like a Man – $1.400.000 – $88.272.000

9. The Hunger Games – $2.750.000 – $395.209.000

8. Best Exotic Marigold Hotel – $6.350.000 – $16.553.000

7. What to Expect When your Expecting – $7.150.000 – $22.171.000

6. Dark Shadows – $7.515.000 – $62.998.000

5. Chernobyl Diaries – (NE) – $8.000.000

4. The Dictator – $9.600.000 – $41.448.000

3. Battleship – $10.800.000 – $44.300.000

2. The Avengers – $36.987.000 – $513.672.000

1. Men In Black 3 – (NE) – $55.000.000

New Releases – Only 1 big film is out this week however it is supported by a limited release film, first off the limited release film is in the form of comedy horror film Piranha 3DD.  The only big film out this week is the re-telling of the snow white story starring Kristen Stewart in Snow White and The Huntsman (the huntsman refers to Chris Hemsworth).