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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

Monday Movie Show Catch Up (23/4/12)

Catch up with this week’s show with reviews of cinema releases including kidnapping thriller Gone starring Amanda Seyfreid, Luc Besson produced sci-fi action thriller Lockout, starring Guy Pierce and Maggie Grace and nuclear terror in thriller The Divide, plus a special look ahead to an upcoming cinema release! On DVD & Blu-ray we take a look at David Fincher’s remake of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo starring Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, police thriler The Son Of No One starring Channing Tatum and Al Pacino, there’s yet another found footage horror movie in Grave Encounters, and Luc Besson directs the biopic of Burma democracy campaigner Aung San Suu Kyi in The Lady starring Michelle Yeoh and David Thewlis, plus the latest movie news, UK Box office and DVD/Blu-Ray top 10’s.

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Coming Up This Week (23/04/12)

Coming up on this weeks show we review new cinema releases including kidnapping thriller Gone starring Amanda Seyfreid, Luc Besson produced sci-fi action thriller Lockout, starring Guy Pierce and Maggie Grace and nuclear terror in thriller The Divide, plus a special look ahead to an upcoming cinema release! On DVD & Blu-ray we take a look at David Fincher’s remake of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo starring Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, police thriler The Son Of No One starring Channing Tatum and Al Pacino, there’s yet another found footage horror movie in Grave Encounters, and Luc Besson directs the biopic of Burma democracy campaigner Aung San Suu Kyi in The Lady starring Michelle Yeoh and David Thewlis, 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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UK Box Office Top 10 – 16/01

Ethan Hunt and his team could not hold on to the top spot for another week as a four legged animal has come and knocked them off the top.

There were a total of 3 new entries in the top 10 this week, first off going straight in at number 10 was the sex drama Shame, doing much better by going in at number 6 was Sci-Fi film the Darkest Hour however it was Steven Spielbergs latest film War Horse which managed to hit the top spot.

10 – Shame – (NE) – £535.288

9 – Puss in Boots – £697.348 – £12.461.971

8 – Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked – £681.642 – £12.461.971

7 – The Artist – £688.546 – £1.888.327

6 – The Darkest Hour – (NE) – £740.773

5 – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – £1.046.225 – £9.872.843

4 – Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol – £1.373.539 – £15.373.252

3 – Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows – £1.403.319 – £23.106.495

2 – The Iron Lady – £1.489.528 – £5.178.349

1 – War Horse – (NE) – £3.944.746

There are 6 films out this Friday that will be trying there best to get into the top 10, first off there is the latest film from Madonna W.E, then we have J.Edgar starring Leonardo DiCaprio, then Shakespeare get’s a 21st century upgrade with Coriolanus, Jonah Hill’s last film before we see him in a slimmed down version of himself  in the Sitter, Steven Soderbergh latest action thriller with a huge cast Haywire and finally the fourth in the Underworld series in the form of Underworld Awakening 3D.

 

US Box Office Top 10: 13-15/01

It seems that last weeks number 1 the Devil Inside scarred so many people that it couldn’t hang on to the top spot for more than a week, in fact it couldn’t stay in the top 5.

There were 3 new entries in this weeks top 10, first off going in at number 3 was drama Joyful Noise, doing much better but not as good as it’s 3D counterpart was Beauty and the Beast 3D which went in to the number 2 spot however it was thriller Contraband that hit the top spot.

10 – The Iron Lady – $5.386.000 – $5.974.000

9 – War Horse – $5.607.000 – $65.779.000

8 – Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked – $5.800.000 – $118.781.000

7 – The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo  – $6.800.000 – $87.981.000

6 – The Devil Inside – $7.900.000 – $46.247.000

5 – Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows – $8.410.000 – $170.010.000

4 – Joyful Noise – (NE) – $11.345.000

3 – Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol – $11.500.000 – $186.747.000

2 – Beauty and the Beast 3D – (NE) – $18.490.000

1 – Contraband – (NE) – $24.100.000

There are 3 big releases out this week however i have thrown in one wild card which i don’t think will get in the top 10 but i wanted to point it out.

The 3 big releases are action thriller from Steven Soderberg Haywire, then there is action drama Red Tails and finally the film that has the best chance of getting into the top 3 if not hit the top spot is Underworld Awakening.

The wild card is the one that interests me the most and if it’s opening in a theater near you go and see it and that’s Full Metal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos.

UK Box Office Top 10: 09/01/2012

It seems that nothing can shake the IMF off the top spot of the UK chart as Ethan Hunt and friends remains at number 1 for the second week despite very stiff competition from one of this weeks new entries.

There were 2 new entries in the chart this week first off there was Ice Hockey comedy Goon which went in at number 7 and the highest new entry went to the Iron Lady which hit the number 3 spot taking just £12.000 less than the film at number 2.

10 – Hugo 3D – £161.794 – £4.979.342

9 – New Years Eve – £339.685 – £7.057.716

8 – The Artist – £629.495 – £721.049

7 – Goon – (NE) – £728.286

6 – Puss in Boots – £917.161 – £12.153.259

5 – Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked – £922.109 – £11.650.769

4 – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – £1.649.100 – £7.859.144

3 – The Iron Lady – (NE) – £2.151.368

2 – Sherlock Holmes a Game of Shadows – £2.163.718 – £20.728.530

1 – Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol – £2.223.200 – £13.063.492

There are 4 new films out this week that will be challenging the top 10, first off there is Thriller Margin Call then we have a drama about sex addiction starring Michael Fassbender, Shame then there is the Darkest Hour the latest film from Right at Your Door director Chris Gorak and finally there is Steven Spielberg latest film War Horse.

US Box Office Top 10: 6-8/01

This is the first US box office top 10 that we at the Monday Movie Show have done of 2012 and it’s a really good one to kick things off even though there was only 1 new entry but that film went straight into the number 1 spot.

Last weeks number 1 film and the film to kick off the US box office top 10 of 2012 could not hold on to the number 1 spot being knocked off by the first new horror film of the year the Devil Inside which managed to do much better than was thought of it despite getting some really bad reviews.

10 – New Years Eve – $3.270.000 – $52.000.000

9 – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy – $5.770.000 – $10.400.000

8 – The Adventures of TinTin: The Secret of the Unicorn – $6.600.000 – $61.900.000

7 – We Bought a Zoo – $8.450.000 – $56.500.000

6 – War Horse – $8.600.000 – $56.800.000

5 – Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked – $9.500.000 – $112.000.000

4 – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – $11.400.000 – $76.800.000

3 – Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows – $14.100.000 – $157.000.000

2 – Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol – $20.500.000 – $170.000.000

1 – The Devil Inside (NE) – $34.500.000

Bit of a mixed week for new entries next week, there are 4 films of note first off Mark Wahlberg’s new action film Contraband then there is comedy musical Joyful Noise, thirdly hot on the heels of the 3D release of the Lion King we have Beauty and the Beast and finally is horror film from Xavier Gens (Frontier) The Divide.

Monday Movie Show: 2/1/12

Our first show of 2012 is now available for you to catch up, featuring reviews of Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol starring Tom Cruise, and David Fincher’s remake of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, and on DVD, Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford in Jon Favreau’s cross genre Cowboys & Aliens, British indie horror Kill List, thriller A Lonely Place To Die, mock ‘found footage’ horror movie Apollo 18, and horror 5thquel Final Destination 5, plus our usual UK Box Office Top 10, DVD & Blu Ray Top 10 and as a extra bonus at the end details of the competition that we are running.

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