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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

Coming Up This Week (21/05/12)

Coming up this week we review new cinema release The Dictator from the man who brought you Ali G and Borat, Sacha Baron Cohen and Indonesian martial arts thriller The Raid from director Gareth Evans. On DVD & Blu Ray we review Liam Neeson’s struggle to survive in the elements in The Grey, MMA fighter Gina Carano’s first starring role in Steven Soderbergh’s star studied thriller Haywire, science fiction alien invasion flick The Darkest Hour, George Clooney in the Oscar nominated The Descendants, Clive Owen stars in horror/thriller Intruders, and small budget flick Freerunner, 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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US Box Office Top 10 – 17-19/02

Last weeks number 1 The Vow couldn’t hold on to the top spot for more than a week despite putting ina good fight with the film that has managed to knocked it off the top spot and thats last weeks number 2 Safe House.

3 new films graced this weeks top 10, first off going in at a impressive number 9 spot is the brilliant animated film Arrietty, doing better but not as nearly as good as hoped was This Means War that went in to the number 5 spot however it was Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance that was the highest new entry this week however it could only go in at number 3.

10 – The Grey – $3.032.000 – $47.925.000

9 – Arrietty – (NE) – $6.400.000

8 – The Woman In Black – $6.645.000 – $45.256.000

7 – Chronicle – $7.500.000 – $50.979.000

6 – Star Wars :Episode 1 the Phantom Menace 3D – $7.865.000 – $33.738.000

5 – This Means War – (NE) – $17.550.000

4 – Journey 2: The Mysterious Island – $20.085.000 – $58.201.000

3 – Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance – (NE) – $22.000.000

2 – The Vow – $23.600.000 – $85.527.000

1 – Safe House – $24.000.000 – $78.300.000

New Releases – Even though there are 3 new films out this week none of them shine, first off is thriller Act of Valor, next up is another thriller however this stars Amanda Seyfried Gone and finally another Tyler Perry film in the form of Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds.

US Box Office Top 10 – 10-12/02

New entries are fully in charge of the top 10 this week so much so last weeks number 1 Chronicle has been knocked down to the number 5 spot despite adding another $12 million to it’s balance.

4 films managed to get into the top 10 this week and all four make up the top part of the chart, first off going in at number 4 was the first Star Wars films to be given the 3D treatment, Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace 3D, next up at number 3 was the Rock in kids film Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, hitting the number 2 spot was thriller Safe House however it was romantic drama The Vow which has surprised the top 10 by going in at number 1.

10 – Underworld Awakening – $2.500.000 – $58.900.000

9 – The Descendants – $3.500.000 – $70.729.000

8 – Big Miracle – $3.900.000 – $13.200.000

7 – The Grey – $5.080.000 – $42.822.000

6 – The Woman in Black – $10.300.000 – $35.456.000

5 – Chronicle – $12.300.000 – $40.167.000

4 – star Wars: Episode 1 the Phantom Menace 3D – (NE) – $23.000.000

3 – Journey 2: The Mysterious Island – (NE) – $27.550.000

2 – Safe House – (NE) – $39.300.000

1 – The Vow – (NE) – $41.700.000

New Releases – Even though there are only 3 films out this week 2 of them are big films however the other one should been seen, so first off the US finally gets the brilliant Arrietty, then the romantic action film This Means War will be trying to tempt you however the next Ghost Rider film in the form of Ghost Rider Spirit of Vengeance has the biggest chance to get to the number 1 spot.

UK Box Office Top 10 – 07/02/12

Poor War Horse couldn’t hold on to the top spot for another week as it had a huge challenge against a lot of this weeks new entries and it was one of those that managed to knock it off the top spot.

5 new films graced the top 10 this week ,first off going in at number 10 was Roman Polanski’s new film Carnage, hitting a low number 6 spot was Man on a Ledge starring Sam Worthington, doing a little bit better is one of the worst films I have ever seen Jack and Jill, The Rock shows that he can handle a kids movie by going in at number 2 with Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, however it was the fantastic thriller Chronicle which managed to hit the top spot on it’s first week.

10 – Carnage – (NE) – £298.733

9 – The Artist – £377.889 – £4.847.970

8 – A Monster in Paris – £474.941 – £1.518.472

7 – The Grey – £521.188 – £1.615.526

6 – Man on a Ledge(NE) – £697.394

5 – Jack and Jill – (NE) – £848.814

4 – War Horse – £889.687 – £14.308.314

3 – The Descendants – £1.112.964 – £2.910.903

2 – Journey 2: The Mysterious Island – (NE) – £1.200.587

1 – Chronicle – (NE) – £2.193.072

New Releases – Even though there are only 4 new films out this week of note 3 of them are really big ones, first off David Cronenberg’s new film starring Michael Fassbender A Dangerous Method, then the first Star Wars film to be retro fitted into 3D Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace, next up Daniel Radcliffe throws away Harry Potter to star is ghost film The Woman in Black and finally the first Muppet film under Disney finally hit’s our shores in the form of The Muppets.

UK Box Office Top 10 – 30/01/12

Nothing seems to be able to remove War Horse from the top of the charts despite 3 film’s trying the best to knock it off the top spot.

3 new films graced the top 10 this weeks first off going in at number 4 was animated film A Monster in Paris 3D, then we have The Grey which hit the number 3 spot and finally going in at a surprising number 2 spot is The Descendants.

10 – Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol – £529.462 – £17.536.984

9 – The Sitter – £554.568 – £1.967.227

8 – The Iron Lady – £567.397 – £8.405.809

7 – Underworld Awakening 3D – £627.846 – £2.382.349

6 – Sherlock Holmes a Game of Shadows – £655.144 – £25.663.306

5 – The Artist – £704.348 – £4.476.081

4 – A Monster in Paris – (NE) – £1.043.531

3 – The Grey – (NE) – £1.094.338

2 – The Descendants – (NE) – £1.797.939

1 – War Horse – £2.081.490 – £13.418.627

New Releases – It’s a bit release for movies this week so a lot of films will be trying to smash there way into the top 10 next week.

First off the Rock stars in Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, Adam Sandler pops up twice as Jack and Jill in Jack and Jill, 4 actors battle it out in Carnage, Elizabeth Olsen makes her acting debut in Martha Marcy May Marlene, Sam Worthington is stuck as A Man on a Ledge and finally the film that is making everybody look up is Chronicle.

Monday Movie Show Catch Up (30/1/12)

This week’s show is now available for you to catch up, featuring cinema release reviews of romantic drama Like Crazy, the movie that has the Oscars buzzing The Descendants, Clive Owen in supernatural thriller Intruders, and Liam Neeson in survival drama The Grey. In our DVD section we’ll be reviewing Drive starring Ryan Gosling, British spy thriller Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Crazy Stupid Love, comedy What’s Your Number?, and Perfect Sense starring Ewan McGreggor and Eva Green, plus our usual UK Box Office Top 10, and DVD/Blu Ray Top 10.

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US Box Office Top 10 – 27-29/01

A very interesting we this week when it comes to the top 10 as last weeks number 1 Underworld Awakening couldn’t hold on to the top spot for more than one week.

3 new entries have graced the top 10 this week, first off going in at number 5 was Man on a Ledge, going in at number 3 was One for the Money however it was Liam Neeson’s new film The Grey which went straight into the top spot.

10 – Haywire – $4.000.000 – $15.279.000

9 – Beauty and the Beast 3D – $5.345.000 – $41.147.000

8 – Contraband – $6.500.000 – $56.400.000

7 – The Descendants – $6.550.000 – $58.848.000

6 – Extremely loud and Incredibly Close – $7.145.000 – $21.106.000

5 – Man on a Ledge – (NE) – $8.300.000

4 – Red Tails – $10.400.000 – $33.780.000

3 – One for the Money – (NE) – $11.750.000

2 – Underworld Awakening – $12.500.000 – $45.126.000

1 – The Grey – (NE) – $20.000.000

New Releases – 3 new films will be trying to get into the top 10 next week however there are 2 small films on a limited release that should be seen.

The 2 small films are the really tense British thriller Kill List and the latest film from Ti West the director behind The House of the Devil, Innkeepers, however it’s Drew Barrymore’s new film Big Miracle, the movie that causing a lot of people to pay attention Chronicle and ghost film starring Daniel Radcliffe Woman in Black that will be fighting to get into the chart next week.

 

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

Trailer: The Grey

In Alaska, an oil drilling team struggle to survive after a plane crash strands them in the wild. Hunting the humans are a pack of wolves who see them as intruders.

 

This looks a very interesting film and i’m guessing Liam Neeson is happy to be doing a movie that doesn’t involve him looking for his family.

If you like films like Alive or even the recent film the Way Back then this might be the film for you however you will have to wait as it’s not out until the 27th January in the US and there is no release date yet for us in the UK