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Review: Fantastic Four

Fantastic Four 2015Directed by: Josh Trank.

Starring: Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B Jordan, Jamie Bell, Toby Kebbell, Reg E Cathey & Tim Blake Nelson.

Rating:Running Time: 100 mins.

The Fantastic Four, one of Marvel’s better known comic series, has had a rocky history when it comes to cinematic adaptations. The movie rights were purchased from Marvel in the 80s, and a movie was made to retain the rights which was never intended to be released to the public. Then 20th Century Fox bought the rights and made the first Fantastic Four movie to be released in 2005, closely followed by sequel Fantastic Four: Rise Of The Silver Surfer two years later, both of which were directed by Tim Story and were successful box-office performers, but were panned by critics and fans alike. Now, Fox has rebooted the franchise under the direction of Chronicle director Josh Trank. Read the rest of this entry

Monday Movie Show Catch Up (26/3/12)

Catch up with this week’s show with cinema reviews of The Hunger Games starring Jennifer (X-Men: First Class) Lawrence, french movie The Kid With A Bike and Act Of Valor (yes, we know it should be Valour, but feared if we correct it the Marines in the movie will show up in the MMS studio and make us change it back!), plus in the DVD & Blu Ray section we’ll be covering new releases including dancing penguins in Happy Feet Two, return to Never, Never Land with Antonio Banderas in Puss In Boots, Mary Elizabeth Winstead battles The Thing, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen star in cancer drama 50/50, Nicholas Cage struggles to seek Justice, Rebecca Hall searches for the truth in The Awakening, we look at another adaptation of Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights and Jack Black, Steve Martin & Owen Wilson take up bird watching in The Big Year, plus the latest movie news, UK Box office and DVD/Blu-Ray top 10’s.

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Coming Up this week – 26/03/12

This week we have reviews in the cinema section of the eagerly anticipated adaptation of The Hunger Games starring Jennifer (X-Men: First Class) Lawrence, french movie The Kid With A Bike and Act Of Valor (yes, we know it should be Valour, but feared if we correct it the Marines in the movie will show up in the MMS studio and make us change it back!), plus in the DVD & Blu Ray section we’ll be covering new releases including dancing penguins in Happy Feet Two, return to Never, Never Land with Antonio Banderas in Puss In Boots, Mary Elizabeth Winstead battles The Thing, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen star in cancer drama 50/50, Nicholas Cage struggles to seek Justice, Rebecca Hall searches for the truth in The Awakening, we look at another adaptation of Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights and Jack Black, Steve Martin & Owen Wilson take up bird watching in The Big Year, plus as usual we’ll also go over the latest movies news, the UK Box Office and Blu-Ray/DVD top 10 plus our DVD alternative.

Join us live from 7:30pm (UK time) on March 26th on Spreaker’s website or you can listen to it via the Spreaker’s app available to download from the Apple app store or on the Android Marketplace, just search for The Monday Movie Show in the app.

Monday Movie Show: 5/12/11

This week’s show is now available with a horror duble bill of cinema releases The Thing, a prequel to John Carpenter’s original movie, starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and Camp Hell, starring Dana Delaney and Jessie Eisenberg, plus on DVD the return of the wolf pack in comedy sequel The Hangover, Part II, kids comedy The Smurfs, and Marvel comic book action with Captain America: The First Avenger, starring Chris Evans and Hugo Weaving as well as our usual UK Box Office Top 10, DVD & Blu Ray Top 10, & weekly catch up recommendation.

You can listen to any episode of The Monday Movie Show via this link on Spreaker. This week’s episode is now also available to listen to via the applet below, via iTunes, or available as an mp3 download from Spreaker (Cinema releases), (DVD releases), from Soundcloud, or Multiupload.com.

UK Box Office Top 10 – 05/12

Those vampires could not stay on the top spot for another week because as predicted by me Arthur Christmas has knocked Twilight off the top spot.

There were a total of 3 new entries in the top 10, first of the remake of the Thing could only scare it’s way into the number 5 spot, secondly doing a little bit better was Hugo which managed to hit the number 4 spot however it was those dancing penguins which managed to dance there way to the second spot.

10 – Dream House – £131.303 – £680.798

9 – Immortals – £226.603 – £5.977.563

8 – 50/50 – £231.737 – £967.388

7 – Adventures of  TinTin: The Secret of the Unicorn – £301.943 – £15.728.407

6 – My Week With Marilyn – £483.239 – £1.896.461

5 – The Thing (NE) – £485.534

4 – Hugo 3D (NE) – £1.225.987

3 – Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn Part 1 – £1.671.495 – £27.331.761

2 – Happy Feet (NE) – £1.686.197

1 – Arthur Christmas – £1.896.595 – £11.479.186

There are only 3 new entries of note this week that have a chance of getting into the top 10, first off is Another Earth, the the third entry in the Harrold and Kumar film’s this time at Christmas and in 3D and finally the movie that should get into the top 3 at least is Puss in Boots.

Coming Up On This Weeks Show (5/12/11)

This week we’ll have a horror double bill with reviews of cinematic releases The Thing, a prequel to John Carpenter’s original movie, starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and Camp Hell, starring Dana Delaney and Jessie Eisenberg. On DVD we’ll be reviewing the return of the wolf pack in comedy sequel The Hangover, Part II, kids comedy The Smurfs, and Marvel comic book action with Captain America: The First Avenger, starring Chris Evans and Hugo Weaving, plus our usual look at the latest movie News, Box Office & DVD/Blu-Ray top 10’s, and our DVD catch up.

Join us live from 7:30 on Monday 5th December via the Spreaker site or the Spreaker iPhone/iPad app (search for The Monday Movie Show in the app once installed).

Win a copy of John Carpenter’s The Thing on DVD!

With the release of the prequel to John Carpenter’s movie next week (which we will be reviewing on next week’s show!) we’re giving you the chance to win a copy of Carpenter’s original movie starring Kurt Russell and featuring the fantastic and horrific effects work of Rob Bottin (Robocop, Totall Recall). All you have to do is answer the following question: Read the rest of this entry

UK Box Office Top 10 – 28/11

It’s been a busy week for new entries in the chart however none of them could knock Twilight off the top spot as the vampires and werewolf’s have used there charm again to entice more girls to part with there cash.

There were a total of 5 new entries in the top 10, first off going in at a very low 10 was Brad Pitt new film Moneyball, going in one place above Moneyball at number 9 was Bollywood comedy Desi Boyz.

The next new entry went to Dream House which managed to hit the number 7 spot however it was beaten by 50/50 which went in at a very low 6th spot, the biggest new entry of the week though went to My Week With Marilyn which went in at a very high number 3.

10 – Moneyball – (NE) – £230.848

9 – Desi Boyz – (NE) – £243.792

8 – In Time – £258.840 – £5.026.901

7 – Dream House – (NE) – £304.239

6 – 50/50 – (NE) – £410.251

5 – Immortals – £534.163 – £5.404.986

4 – Adventures of TinTin: The Secret of the Unicorn – £712.398 – £15.063.616

3 – My Week With Marilyn – (NE) – £749.819

2 – Arthur Christmas – £2.526.285 – £8.048.183

1 – Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn Part 1 – £4.574.978 – £23.310.686

It’s another big week for new releases as we have 3 new films trying to fight there way into the top 10, first off is Martin Scorsese first 3D film Hugo, then we have horror remake the Thing and finally those cute penguins are back in Happy Feet 2.

US Box Office Top 10: 14-16/10

It seems that nothing could punch Real Steel off the top spot this week as it has managed another week at number 1 however there were 2 movies that had given it a good go.

3 films tried there best to make a impact on the chart, going in at number 9 was the Big Year the comedy film with Steve Martin, Jack Black and Owen Wilson, doing better and going in to the number 3 spot was horror prequel The Thing and finally the movie that nearly hit the peak was another remake in the form of Footloose.

 

10 – The Lion King 3D – $2.708.000 – $90.452.000

9 – The Big Year – (NE) – $3.325.000

8 – Courageous – $3.400.000 – $21.378.000

7 – 50/50 – $4.315.000 – $24.334.000

6 – Moneyball – $5.500.000 – $57.712.000

5 – Dolphin Tale – $6.345.000 – $58.672.000

4 – The Ides of March – $7.500.000 – $22.154.000

3 – The Thing – (NE) – $8.700.000

2 – Footloose – (NE) – $16.100.000

1 – Real Steel – $16.304.000 – $51.744.000

 

There are 3 films which will be trying to knock Real Steel of the top spot next week and i think at least 2 of them have a really big chance.

First off we have the outside chance in the form of comedy sequel Johnny English Reborn, then we have The Three Musketeers which i think should get into the top 3 however the movie that i think has the best chance to knock Real Steel of the top spot is Paranormal Activity 3.

US Box Office Top 10 07-09/10

Last week’s number 1 a Dolphin Tale could only manage 1 week on the top spot after it had knocked the Lion King 3D off the number 1 spot the week before, in it’s place however is one of this weeks two new entries in the top 10.

The first of the two new film’s to crack the chart went to Drama The Ides of March that features a very impressive cast including George Clooney, Ryan Gosling, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Evan Rachel Wood, however it could stop the highest new entry and this week’s number one Real Steel from fighting it’s way to the top spot.

10 – Abduction – $2.900.000 – $23.369.000

9 – What’s Your Number – $3.050.000 – $10.306.000

8 – Dream House – $4.500.000 – $14.500.000

7 – The Lion King 3D – $4.552.000 – $85.962.000

6 – Courageous – $4.600.000 – $15.892.000

5 – 50/50 – $5.500.000 – $17.300.000

4 – Moneyball – $7.500.000 – $49.253.000

3 – Dolphin Tale – $9.160.000 – $49.070.000

2 – The Ides of March – (NE) – $10.400.000

1 – Real Steel – (NE) – $27.300.000

There are 3 film’s out this week in the US that will be trying to get into the top 10 and knock Reel Steel off the top spot, first off there is comedy with Steve Martin, Jack Black and Owen Wilson in The big Year.

Also trying to get into the chart are two remakes the first being Footloose a remake of the musical that gave Kevin Bacon his first main leading role and my tip for the top and a film i can’t wait for The Thing.