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Stuart’s Best 10 of 2013

So my list of worst films of 2013 have been revealed and i could of easily made that list the worst 30/40, when it comes to the best films of the year that’s where i struggled a little as it took to nearly the end of the year for me to even had a good 15, in the end though a few films managed to shine through as the best of the best as well as a few honorable mentions.

So take a look at the 10 films that i thought were the best of 2013.

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Andrew’s Best 10 films of 2013

So it’s that time of year again, when the Monday Movie Show takes a look back at the last 12 months of movies to pick out the best and worst of the movies of the year. A combined list of both Stuart’s and my own is announced in the end of year Monday Movie Show awards special, but here is my own personal list of the highs and lows of 2013, a year which was certainly an improvement over 2012, so much so that at one point I considered making this a top 20 rather than 10, there were that many good movies this year. Read the rest of this entry

2013 Monday Movie Show Award Winners

Another year is about to come to a close and it’s probably the best time to look over what this year has brought us.

Yes we still suck at sport no matter what it is, we are still in a rescission where the government says we are fine however we know that we are still screwed, the videogame industry saw two new consoles released and people still complain oh and most music still sucks.

However we are not here to look over that annoying stuff we are here to celebrate the best and worst of 2013 in the wonderful world of films.  So me and Andrew got our heads together and came up with what we think deserve a couple of awards, yes there were some arguments (i still have the bruisers) but we finally came to an agreement and the awards can be viewed below.

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Coming up on this weeks show (06/05/13)

Coming up on this weeks show, in the cinema section we review a comedy from the writers of The Hangover following three friends celebrating reaching the legal age to drink alcohol with some interesting results in 21 & Over, and Colin Farrell stars with Noomi Rapace and Terrence Howard in action thriller Dead Man Down. On DVD & Blu Ray, we review new releases including Dustin Hoffman’s directorial debut Quartet, starring Maggie Smith, Billy Connelly and Michael Gambon. , Tyler Perry takes over the role of James Patterson’s detective Alex Cross, mystery in conspiracy thriller Shadow People, Naomi Watts and Ewan McGreggor star in true disaster story The Impossible and Mexican horror movie Come Out And Play, plus as usual our TV movie of the week, a look at the latest movie news and the UK Box Office and DVD/Blu Ray top 10′s.

Join us live from 7:30pm (BST) on Monday May 6th 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

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It has finally happened, Les Miserables reign as the king on top of the box office chart has come to and end thanks to one of this weeks new entries.

Four new films cracked this weeks chart, first off going in at number 8 was Anthony Hopkins as the iconic director Hitchcock, doing better but not as well as expected was Warm Bodies, the zombie romantic comedy could only hit the number 6 spot.  Into the top 3 we find British romantic I Give it a Year which hit the number 3 spot, this weeks highest new entry though went to the video game inspired Disney animated film Wreck-It Ralph.

10 – The Impossible – £351.193 – £12.751.395

9. Life of Pi – £462.559 – £28.098.112

8. Hitchcock – (NE) – £606.817

7. Lincoln – £809.196 – £5.916.579

6. Warm Bodies – (NE) – £895.509

5. Flight – £925.049 – £3.186.967

4. Django Unchained – £1.073.775 – £12.407.764

3. I Give it a Year – (NE) – £1.450.023

2. Les Miserables – £1.640.857 – £33.456.340

1. Wreck-It Ralph – (NE) – £4.526.386

New Releases – There are a couple of films out for your money this week.  First off to fill the void left by Twilight we have Beautiful Creatures, instead of vampires and werewolves to go up against we now have witches.  Your next film choice is romantic comedy from Judd Apatow, This is 40.  The biggest release of the week and the movie that i think should go straight into the number 1 spot is A Good Day to Die Hard.

UK box office top 10

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Not a very big week when it comes to the UK box office top 10 as Les Miserables has managed to spend it’s fourth week on top of the chart.

Only 2 new films managed to crack the top 10, first off going in at a low number 9 and starting a worrying trend is Sly Stallone in Bullet to the Head.  The only other new entry this week went to Flight starring Denzel Washington  and bringing Robert Zemeckis back to the live action world and his first adult orientated film for quite a few years.

10. Movie 43 – £396.833 – £1.581.864

9. Bullet to the Head – (NE) – £429.317

8. Monsters In 3D – £485.160 – £2.197.372

7. Zero Dark Thirty – £655.689 – £2.355.578

6. The Impossible – £758.024 – £12.052.177

5. Life of Pi – £848.579 – £27.308.038

4. Lincoln – £1.377.588 – £4.239.010

3. Flight – (NE) – £1.401.214

2. Django Unchained – £1.696.391 – £10.308.028

1. Les Miserable – £2.785.143 – £30.137.493

New Releases – 3 new films are up for you money this week and i think one of them will knock Les Miserable off the top spot.  Your first movie choice is Anthony Hopkins in Hitchcock, your next film on offer is romantic zombie comedy Warm Bodies.  Your final choice and the movie that should be next weeks new number 1 is Animated videogame movie Wreck-It Ralph.

UK box office top 10

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Even though last weeks number 1 Les Miserables couldn’t be moved from the top spot, the chart still makes for interesting reading as it includes 4 new entries, 2 of which are the final couple of pieces to the best picture jigsaw puzzle at this years Oscars.

4 new films entered this weeks chart, first off going in at a very low number 10 was big Arnie’s return to a leading role in a action film with The Last Stand, doing better by hitting the number 7 spot was gross out comedy Movie 43 which manged to have the highest screen taking’s than the next new entry, which happens to be Zero Dark Thirty going in at number 5.  This weeks highest new entry though and doing better than i thought it would do is Lincoln.

10. The Last Stand – (NE) – £538.867

9. The Hobbit – £623.889 – £51.020.811

8. Monsters Inc 3D – £703.656 – £1.595.962

7. Movie 43 – (NE) – £787.648

6. The Impossible – £1.006.477 – £10.777.332

5. Zero Dark Thirty – (NE) – £1.052.845

4. Life of Pi – £1.119.570 – £25.957.044

3. Lincoln – (NE) – £1.657.337

2. Django Unchained – £2.419.846 – £7.185.499

1. Les Miserables – £4.016.611 – £24.618.896

New Releases – Three big films are on offer this week with a further small film that might have a few people interested.  First off the small film comes in the form of Chained, one of the biggest hit’s at last years frightfest.  On to the 3 bigger releases, first off is comedy drama Hyde Park on Hudson starring Bill Murray, your next film choice is Denzel Washington in Flight and your final movie pick of the week is action film Bullet to the Head.

UK box office top 10

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Well it looks like dreaming a dream for Les Miserables paid off as it has managed to stay on the top of the chart despite a bit of competition from Mr Tarantino’s new film.

Only 2 new entries in this weeks chart, first off going in at number 7 was the 3D re-release of Monsters Inc just in time for you to brush up on the characters ready for the sequel this summer.  The highest new entry this week went to Django Unchained going in at number 2 and making it Tarantino’s second highest grossing debut movie.

Just a quick note on two films that failed to make the chart and that’s The Sessions which took just under £84.000 and was released on 104 screens and horror anthology movie V/H/S which was only shown on 14 screens and took just over £2.000, which is a shame as it’s a good movie however i think it will play better in the home.

10. Parental Guidence – £206.060 – £4.224.758

9. Jack Reacher – £212.540 – £9.126.695

8. Quartet – £335.518 – £5.904.503

7. Monsters Inc 3D – (NE) – £681.247

6. The Hobbit – £765.437 – £49.997.203

5. Gangster Squad – £791.799 – £3.890.342

4. The Impossible – £1.092.754 – £9.118.833

3. Life of Pi – £1.201.163 – £24.147.499

2. Django Unchained – (NE) – £2.801.312

1. Les Miserables – £4.406.828 – £17.360.303

New Releases – You have a lot to choose from this week if you are after a new film to see at the cinema, so i will quickly go over them.  First off you have small unknown British horror film Hollow, your next film choice is a comedy movie featuring the biggest cast i have ever seen in Movie 43, Mr Schwarzenegger returns to the big screen with action movie The Last Stand, Steven Spielberg brings us the story of Lincoln and Jessica Chastain stars in Kathryn Bigalow’s thriller Zero Dark Thirty.

UK box office top 10

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The Hobbit couldn’t hold on to the top spot for another week as a film that dreamed a dream has managed to knock it off the top spot.

Three new films went into this weeks top 10, first off going in at number 6 was Texas Chainsaw 3D which is supposedly the true sequel to the original film.  Hitting the number 3 spot and doing well despite getting very average reviews was Gangster Squad.  this weeks highest new entry though went to Les Miserables which went straight into the number 1 spot and becoming the highest grossing debut musical of all time.

10. Parental Guidence – £401.627 – £3.98M

9. Pitch Perfect – £453.205 – £5.78M

8. Jack Reacher – £690.043 – £8.61M

7. Quartet – £891.829 – £4.72M

6. Texas Chainsaw 3D – (NE) – £1.25M

5. The Impossible – £1.86M – £7.15M

4. The Hobbit – £1.86M – £48.49M

3. Gangster Squad – (NE) – £2.09M

2. Life of Pi – £2.33M – £21.92M

1. Les Miserables – (NE) – £8.12M

New Releases – you have a few films to choose from this week, first of is Quentin Tarentino’s new film Django Unchained, your next choice is comedy drama The Sessions starring Helen Hunt, your final film choice this week is small anthology horror film V/H/S.

UK Box Office Top 10

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The last quarter of 2012 proved that people still want to go to the cinema with a record breaking takings, well it looks like 2013 has gotten off with a big bang thanks to the top 2 films going toe to toe with each other.

The first chart of 2013 kicks off with 2 new entries, first off going in at number 4 was a surprise entry for Quartet.  The biggest new release of the week though went to the Impossible which went straight into the number 2 spot scaring The Hobbit by only taking just under the amount of it.

10. Tinker Bell and the Legend of the Wings – £516.952 – £3.375.684

9. Skyfall – £541.401 – £101.572.493

8. Rise of the Guardians – £725.281 – £11.247.265

7. Parental Guidence – £884.319 – £3.371.022

6. Pitch Perfect – £917.135 – £4.928.013

5. Jack Reacher – £1.682.561 – £7.160.319

4. Quartet – (NE) – £2.294.917

3. Life of Pi – £3.353.579 – £17.857.428

2. The Impossible – (NE) – £4.034.470

1. The Hobbit – £4.075.781 – £44.870.320

New Releases – bit of a big week when it comes to new films as there are 3 very big films out and one small horror film that has people talking.  First off the small horror film is American Mary directed by the Soska sisters which there last film centered around a dead hooker in a trunk.  On to the big releases, your first choice is the big screen adaptation of Les Misrables, your next film choice is the delayed gangster drama Gangster Squad.  Your last film choice of the week is 3D horror film Texas Chainsaw 3D.