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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

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 2012 Awards

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It’s that time of the year when people complain that it’s too cold, when you end off spending more money in 1 month than the entire year combined, when you have too much too eat and drink and say that you will never do it again, oh and when you look over the year and think too yourself what you have done.

Well for us this time of the year gives us a chance to look over the films of the year and give out awards for the best and sometimes worst of what the film industry has to offer us.  So ladies and gentlemen i bring you the Monday Movie Show 2012 awards. 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

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.

Review: The Raid

Directed By: Gareth Evans

Starring: Iko Uwais, Yayan Ruhian,

Rating: Running Time: 101 mins

The Raid (Serbuan Maut, also known as The Raid: Redemption in the U.S.) is an Indonesian martial arts movie from Welsh director Gareth Evans (no, seriously, he’s Welsh). It stars Iko Uwais as Rama, a rookie member of a twenty man SWAT team that are sent into the slums of Jakarta early one morning to a block of flats which are run by their target, a crime lord called Tama. Cautiously and quietly making their way through the block floor by floor, until they are spotted on the sixth floor by one of the lookouts who warns Tama through the block’s P.A. system. Read the rest of this entry

UK Box Office Top 10

It has finally happened the Avengers couldn’t hold on to the top spot for another week as 1 of this weeks new entries has gone and knocked it off the top spot by nearly doubling the takings of the Avengers.

Only 2 new films graced this weeks top 10, first off going in at a impressive 5th spot is martial arts action film the Raid however it was Sacha Baron Cohen’s latest creation in the form of the Dictator that has stormed the charts by going straight into the number 1 spot.

10 – Safe – £121.399 – £1.674.127

9 – Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists – £132.235 – £15.914.058

8 – Salmon Fishing in the Yemen – £167.171 – £5.483.431

7 – The Lucky Ones – £252.447 – £2.563.985

6 – Beauty and the Beast 3D – £395.660 – £2.233.651

5 – The Raid – (NE) – £417.596

4 – American Pie: Reunion – £1.372.896 – £13.580.948

3 – Dark Shadows – £1.638.651 – £4.042.680

2 – Avengers Assemble – £2.814.216 – £43.093.498

1 – The Dictator – (NE) – £4.963.745

New Releases – 2 new films are out this week trying to get you to part with your money, first off is comedy film with a huge baby feel to it in What to Expect when your Expecting and the only other film of note is Will Smith returning in the 3rd instalment of the Men in Black series in the form of Men in Black 3.

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.

Join us live from 7:30pm (UK time) on Monday 21st May on our Spreaker page  or you can listen to the show via either the Spreaker app which you can download free from the Apple app store or the Android marketplace, to find us just search for The Monday Movie Show.

US Box Office Top 10 – 16-18/03

The Lorax managed two huge weeks at number 1 however it couldn’t hold on to the top spot for another week as the only new release of note out this week has taken it’s throne.

There were 2 new films in the top 10 this week, firstly going in at number 9 and only opening on 325 screens is comedy with Will Farrell Casa De Mi Padre however it was comedy film starring Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill, 21 Jump Street that jumped it’s way straight into the number 1 spot.

10 – This Means War – $2.125.000 – $50.525.000

9 – Casa De Mi Padre – (NE) – $2.200.000

8 – Journey 2: The Mysterious Island – $2.460.000 – $95.066.000

7 – Safe House – $2.800.000 – $120.200.000

6 – Act of Valor – $3.678.000 – $62.398.000

5 – A Thousand Words – $3.750.000 – $12.103.000

4 – Project X – $4.005.000 – $48.131.000

3 – John Carter – $13.515.000 – $53.172.000

2 – Dr Seuss’ The Lorax – $22.800.000 – $158.400.000

1 – 21 Jump Street – (NE) – $35.000.000

New Release: Like last week there is only 1 big new release however it is supported by a small release that people should take note, firstly the small film is insane action film The Raid and the big release of the week is Battle Royale for kids in the form of The Hunger Games.