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UK Weekly Top 10 Movies!

 Week ending 3rd March 2013

By Kirkiechick

Hello and welcome to the chart for this week! We have a new number 1. Wreck-It Ralph has been knocked off the top spot by Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters. The story of what happened after the traditional tale of Hansel and Gretel escaping from the evil Witch trying to kill them have grown up. They have become Witch hunters. This film can be seen in IMAX 3D. Let us see the rest of the chart.


1. Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, £1,502,782 (New)

2. Wreck-It Ralph, £1,402,000: Total: £20,432,173

3. Mama, £1,066,008: Total: £3,484,674

4. A Good Day to Die Hard, £823,723: Total: £9,711,292

5. Safe Haven, £812,460 (New)

6. Les Misérables, £503,161: Total: £38,884,766

7. Broken City, £499,283 (New)

8. Argo, £408,903: Total: £7,065,703

9. Arbitrage, £402,873 (New)

10. Stoker, £367,509 (New)

At number 2 we have Wreck-It Ralph keeping the children entertained. It is such a good film and not just for children there is something for the adults too. At number 3 we have Mama. A jumpy horror by the sounds of it. Two children found in an abandoned cabin by their Uncle after their father kills their mother, but something sinister has come back with them. At number 4 we have A Good Day to Die Hard, still entertaining the Die Hard fans with action and explosions. At number 5 we have a new entry with Safe Haven, the story of a woman on the run and goes to a sleepy town for refuge. She finds a man but is all her troubles behind her? This story is based on a Nicholas Sparks book, so romance is on the cards. At number 6 we have Les Miserables, still bringing in the audiences. Take your tissues with you. At number 7 we have Broken City, a new entry. Mark Wahlberg plays a private investigator hired by a political figure, Russell Crowe to follow his wife, Catherine Zeta-Jones. But is the truth what it seems? At number 8 we have a re-entry in the chart, Argo. Due to the film winning an Oscar some cinemas have been showing the film again. I do recommend you check it out. At number 9 we have Arbitrage, a new entry. Starring Richard Gere and Susan Sarandon, a financial magnate in the middle of trying to sell his real estate business makes a mistake and turns to an unlikely source of help. At number 10 we have Stoker. From the look of the trailer it is a very stylistic film about the nurturing of a young woman when a mysterious Uncle comes to stay after the death of her father.

I hope there is something for everyone in this chart this week. That is your top ten films for this week. Until next time happy cinema viewing!

(Source: The Guardian Online)

The 85th Academy Awards.

By GeekyGem

Warning this blog contains spoiler’s if you do not want to know who won then do not read on.

Last year this blogger stayed up all  night to bring you the news from the Oscars. This year I couldn’t do that as the thought of staying up all night and having to work the next day just didn’t fill me with joy. So recorded the proceedings and watched them early this morning, Seth MacFarlane was the master of ceremonies this year. However that enough of the opening so let’s get down to the winners.

Best Picture
Beasts  of the Southern Wild
Silver  Linings Playbook
Zero  Dark Thirty
Les  Misérables
Life  of Pi
Django  Unchained
Argo – WINNER!


David O Russell (Silver Linings Playbook)
Ang  Lee (Life of Pi) – WINNER!
Steven Spielberg (Lincoln)
Michael Haneke  (Amour)
Benh Zeitlin (Beasts of the Southern Wild)

Best  Actor
Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln) – WINNER!
Denzel Washington (Flight)
Hugh Jackman (Les  Misérables)
Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook)
Joaquin Phoenix (The  Master)

Best Actress
Naomi Watts (The  Impossible)
Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty)
Jennifer Lawrence (Silver  Linings Playbook) – WINNER!
Emmanuelle Riva (Amour)
Quvenzhané Wallis (Beasts  of the Southern Wild)


Best Supporting Actor
Christoph Waltz (Django  Unchained) – WINNER!
Philip Seymour Hoffman (The Master)
Robert De Niro (Silver Linings Playbook)
Alan  Arkin (Argo)
Tommy Lee Jones (Lincoln)

Best Supporting  Actress
Sally Field (Lincoln)
Anne Hathaway (Les Misérables) – WINNER!
Jacki Weaver  (Silver Linings Playbook)
Amy Adams (The Master)
Helen Hunt (The Sessions)

Adapted Screenplay
Life of Pi
Silver Linings  Playbook
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Argo –  WINNER!

Original  Screenplay
Zero Dark Thirty
Django Unchained – WINNER!
Moonrise  Kingdom


Animated Feature
Wreck-It Ralph
The  Pirates
Brave –  WINNER!

Best Foreign Language Film
Amour – WINNER!
War Witch
A Royal  Affair
Kon Tiki

Production Design
Anna  Karenina
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Les Misérables
Life of  Pi
Lincoln – WINNER!

Anna  Karenina
Django Unchained
Life of Pi – WINNER!


Costume Design
Anna Karenina – WINNER!
Les Misérables
Mirror Mirror
Snow White and the  Huntsman

Documentary Feature
5 Broken Cameras
The  Gatekeepers
How to Survive a Plague
The Invisible War
Searching for  Sugar Man – WINNER!

Documentary Short
Inocente – WINNER!
Kings  Point
Mondays at Racine
Open  Heart

Argo – WINNER!
Life of Pi
Silver Linings  Playbook
Zero Dark Thirty

Makeup and  Hairstyling
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Les  Misérables – WINNER!

Original Score
Anna  Karenina
Life of Pi – WINNER!

Original  Song
‘Before My Time’ – Chasing Ice
‘Pi’s Lullaby’ – Life of  Pi
‘Suddenly’ – Les Misérables
‘Everybody Needs A Friend’ – Ted
‘Skyfall’ – Skyfall – WINNER!


Sound Editing
Django Unchained
Life of  Pi
Skyfall – WINNER!  (tied)
Zero Dark Thirty – WINNER! (tied)

Sound  Mixing
Les Misérables – WINNER!
Life of Pi

Visual Effects
The Hobbit: An Unexpected  Journey
Life of Pi – WINNER!
Marvel’s The Avengers
Snow White and  the Huntsman

Animated Short
Adam and Dog
Fresh  Guacamole
Head over Heels
Maggie Simpson in “The Longest  Daycare”
Paperman – WINNER!


Live Action  Short
Buzkashi Boys
Curfew – WINNER!
Death of a Shadow (Dood van een Schaduw)

There we have the big winners at the Oscars 2013.

(Source: Digital Spy)

UK Weekly Top 10 Movies!

 Week ending 16th December 2012

By Kirkiechick

Welcome back the chart! I am back after my absence last week. I do apologise I was away in Cornwall for a couple of days. So back to it then. The number 1 this week has to be The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Finally this long anticipated film has been released! I am yet to see this film but I do hope to soon. Let us crack on with the rest of the chart.


1. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, £11,601,538 (New)

2. Rise of the Guardians, £1,250,469: Total: £5,713,662

3. Nativity 2: Danger in the Manger!, £938,309: Total: £5,582,224

4. Skyfall, £809,406: Total: £97,897,404

5. Tinker Bell and the Secret of the Wings, £528,820 (New)

6. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, £509,872: Total: £34,420,072

7. Seven Psychopaths, £452,293: Total: £2,133,948

8. Silver Linings Playbook, £231,714: Total: £4,104,632

9. Argo, £108,384: Total: £5,153,262

10. Great Expectations, £100,137: Total: £1,730,925

At number 2 we have Rise of the Guardians. Entertaining the children and the rest of the family this Christmas. At number 3 is Nativity 2: Danger in the Manger!. From what I have seen of it, it looks like a decent enough Christmas film! Of course in our chart the film Skyfall is still riding high at number 4. I went to see the film again for a second time the other day. I thoroughly enjoyed it again! At number 5 we have another children’s film, Tinker Bell and the Secret of the Wings. Another spin off film with the character of Tinkerbell first seen in the classic tale and film Peter Pan. At number 6 we have The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 still keeping the audiences coming. Number 7 sees Seven Psychopaths, starring Colin Farrell, Sam Rockwell and Christopher Walken. A dark comedy from the creator of In Bruges. Number 8 sees the film Silver Linings Playbook staying in the top ten. I have heard nothing good reviews about this film. Argo is at number 9. Another good film that people should go see. Number 10 sees Great Expectations probably bringing in the older audience or the Grey Pound as the term has been coined!

I leave you this week wishing you all a very Merry Christmas! I hope there is something for everyone in this chart this week. That is your top ten films for this week. Until next time happy cinema viewing!

(Source: The Guardian Online)

UK Weekly Top 10 Movies!

Week Ending 9th December

By Geeky Gem

By Geeky Gem I hear you say, this week I am bringing you the weekly chart as the lovely Kirkie Chick is away, I will not try to live up to her awesomeness as I am not only going to show the chart I have trailers for you too. To kick things off here is this week chart, which sees last weeks number 1 knocked off by last week’s umber 3.


1. Rise of the Guardians, £1,602,689. Total: £4,062,292

2. Skyfall, £1,428,708. Total: £96,333,036

3. Seven Psychopaths, £1,121,679 from 399 sites (New)

4. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, £980,190. Total: £33,384,110

5. Nativity 2: Danger in the Manger!, £966,400. Total: £4,376,499

6. Silver Linings Playbook, £446,324. Total: £3,606,760

7. Great Expectations, £339,375. Total: £1,356,923

8. Argo, £216,892. Total: £4,925,327

9. End of Watch, £143,67. Total: £1,668,261

10. Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted, £138,753. Total: £21,925,195

At number one this week is Rise of the Guardians, the movie I picked for you to see in November just goes to show winter movies can still pull in the family crowd. Skyfall is at number two so its nice to see Bond holding off the rest of the chart. At number three we see Seven Psychopaths, ive heard good things about this movie and wouldn’t mind seeing it myself. Twilight drops to number four, I tried to see this last week with KirkieChick but we ran into some cinema problems. Nativity is still pulling the cinema goers at 5, while at 6 we see the Silver Lining Playbook. Number 7 see’s Great Expectations still hanging on with the older generation enjoying this Dickens classic. Ben Affleck’s Argo is still in the chart at number 8 with End of Watch at 9. last but no means least another family film, which is about to become a stage show Madagascar 3. So there we have it this week chart.

Now I don’t get to do this often, but I spend times when I am board watching movie trailers on the internet. Not all the tie just now and then and tis last few weeks have seen some awesome trailers for up and coming movies. so below are just a few I thought I would share with you.

Star Trek Into Darkness

Man of Steel

and finally as I may get carried away,

Pacific Rim

Hope you have enjoy this weeks chart and the trailers above Kirkie Chick will be back next week with her style on the chart untill then, happy cinema viewing.

(Chart Source: The Guardian.)

UK Weekly Top 10 Movies!

Week ending 2nd December 2012

By Kirkiechick

Welcome back this week! The number 1 in the chart has changed this week. Skyfall has in fact been able to take the top spot from The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2. So let us see how the rest of the chart fares!


1. Skyfall, £2,275,469: Total: £93,769,331

2. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, £2,180,909: Total: £31,373,440

3. Rise of the Guardians, £1,968,984 (New)

4. Nativity 2: Danger in the Manger!, £1,204,066: Total: £3,165,716

5. Silver Linings Playbook, £749,055: Total: £2,705,416

6. Great Expectations, £544,636 (New)

7. Talaash, £389,522 (New)

8. Argo, £338,545: Total: £4,538,400

9. End of Watch, £306,005: Total: £1,356,870

10. Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted, £263,163: Total: £21,755,873

We have a number 2 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 still bringing in the fans of Twilight. I suspect that some men are being dragged to watch the film by their partners! At number 3 sees a new entry with children’s film, Rise of the Guardians. An evil being threatens the innocence of children around the World; the Immortal Guardians must save them. They consist of the Tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny, Jack Frost and others. Nativity 2: Danger in the Manger! is at number 4, gearing up for Christmas. Number 5 sees the film Silver Linings Playbook. All those Bradley Cooper fans seeing this one! Number 6 is a new entry for a Charles Dickens classic, Great Expectations. I don’t think this was the best time to release this film. There was only an adaptation on BBC1 last Christmas of this story. I think it may quietly slip out of the top ten within a couple of weeks. Number 7 sees a Bollywood film called Talaash. A murder mystery thriller. A famous Indian film star dies in a car crash. A cop investigating meets a sex worker as well as struggling with personal psychological problems. There is a connection between the mystery and these people, which will change their lives. At number 8 is Argo, a wonderful film. I highly recommend. End of Watch is at number 9. This looks like a good cop film. To finish the chart off is Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted at number 10 keeping the children happy!

I hope there is something for everyone in this chart this week. That is your top ten films for this week. Until next time happy cinema viewing!

(Source: The Guardian Online)

UK Weekly Top 10 Movies!

Week ending 25th November 2012

 By Kirkiechick

Welcome back to the chart for this week! The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 is still at number 1. This will probably not change until The Hobbit is released on the 13th December. Let us see how the rest of the chart is doing!

  1. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, £5,344,598: Total: £26,979,458
    2. Skyfall, £3,809,893: Total: £89,620,677
    3. Nativity 2: Danger in the Manger!, £1,614,675 (New)
    4. Silver Linings Playbook, £1,260,979(New)
    5. Gambit, £689,042 (New)
    6. Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted, £637,130 Total: £21,405,074
    7. End of Watch, £618,546 (New)
    8. Argo, £495,689: Total: £3,869,361
    9. The Master, £201,844: Total: £1,002,270
    10. Jab Tak Hai Jaan, £198,671: Total: £1,302,581

We have at number 2, Skyfall, keeping audiences entertained with action and suspense! Number 3 we see a new entry with Nativity 2: Danger in the Manger!, a sequel to the Christmas film Nativity, released in 2009. This time around David Tennant plays twins who are both teachers. One at a posh private school and another at a state school. They both enter a singing competition to come up with a Christmas song. This film will probably do well in the lead up to Christmas. A good family film! Number 4 is a new entry as well with Silver Linings Playbook, starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence. The film tells the story of Bradley Cooper’s character coming out of a mental institution and mending his life again. Helping him is a next door neighbour, Jennifer Lawrence’s character, who has also suffered from mental issues. Together they hatch a plan to reunite Bradley Cooper’s character with his estranged wife. Unfortunately not everything goes to plan! Gambit is another new entry at number 5. A remake of a 1960s Michael Caine film. This time around Colin Firth, Cameron Diaz and Alan Rickman star. Colin Firth plays a disgruntled employee of Alan Rickman’s character. He finds a way to get one over on him with the help of Cameron Diaz and a fake painting. Not sure how this film will do. It may be a matter that it gets lost in amongst Skyfall and Twilight. Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted sits strong at number 6. A Jake Gyllenhaal film is new at number 7. End of Watch, tells the story of two cops who do a drug bust and become the most wanted amongst the criminal gangs. Number 8 sees Argo still hanging in the top ten. I highly recommend this film! The Master is at number 9, touted as another Oscar contender along with Argo. The Bollywood film Jab Tak Hai Jaan is at number 10. A good chart this week, a mix of films.

I hope there is something for everyone in this chart this week. That is your top ten films for this week. Until next time happy cinema viewing!

(Source: The Guardian Online)

UK Weekly Top 10 Movies!

Week ending 18th November 2012

By Kirkiechick

Finally this week the film Skyfall has been knocked off the top spot! By another epic series of films, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2. All the fans of the series came out to watch the final instalment to conclude the films. Let us see what the rest of the chart has in store for us.


  1. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2, £15,850,825 (New)
    2. Skyfall, £5,566,537: Total: £82,836,559
    3. Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted, £966,116: Total: £20,631,608
    4. Jab Tak Hai Jaan, £893,953 (New)
    5. Argo, £807,457: Total: £2,828,888
    6. The Master, £372,360:  Total: £553,521
    7. Hotel Transylvania, £233,959: Total: £7,580,744
    8. Son of Sardaar, £214,296 (New)
    9. Taken 2, £136,495: Total: £23,335,974
    10. Thuppakki, £134,280 (New)


Skyfall has fallen to number 2. Audiences still love Bond but it could not hold off the might of Twilight. Number 3 is Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted still entertaining the children; it is mostly the only kid’s film out at the moment. The Divali festival fell during this week’s chart and so there are about three Bollywood films in the chart. The highest one being at number 4, Jak Tak Hai Jaan. It is the story of a man who finds and loses his true love in London. Choosing to become a bomb disposal expert for the Indian Army, ten years later he returns to London after an accident and suffers amnesia. Can he be reunited with his true love? The film Argo is at number 5. I went to see this film and really enjoyed it. I didn’t know much about the political history of the time period the film was set. I left the cinema knowing a bit more about this period in history. Ben Affleck was good in the lead role. George Clooney was Producer. This film may do for Ben Affleck’s career that the film Syriana did for George Clooney’s and secure an Oscar. Number 6 sees the film The Master starring Philip Seymour Hoffman and Joaquin Phoenix. The story is loosely based upon the leader of the Scientology movement and its beginnings. At number 7, Hotel Transylvania is still scaring and entertaining children. The film Son of Sardaar, another Bollywood is at number 8. The story of a man returning to the family fold and back to the village he grew up, only to be caught up in a long-standing family feud. Number 9 sees Taken 2 drop down the chart but it still hangs in there. At number 10 is the third Bollywood film in the chart, Thuppakki. The story of an Army Captain working to track down and destroy a terrorist gang. To also deactivate the sleepers cells the gang control.

I hope there is something for everyone in this chart this week. That is your top ten films for this week. Until next time happy cinema viewing!


(Source: The Guardian Online)


UK Weekly Top 10 Movies!

Week ending 11th November 2012

By Kirkiechick

Welcome back this week! For a third week running it is of course Skyfall at number 1! Let us see how the rest of the chart has fared this week.

1. Skyfall, £10,447,385: Total: £72,019,129

2. Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted, £1,357,193: Total: £19,390,301

3. Argo, £1,287,770 (new)

4. Here Comes the Boom, £443,052 (new)

5. Taken 2, £402,121: Total: £22,994,924

6. Hotel Transylvania, £361,994: Total: £7,284,495

7. The Sapphires, £337,641 (new)

8. Silent Hill: Revelation, £252,406: Total: £1,661,279

9. Rust and Bone, £154,806: Total: £549,060

10. Paranormal Activity 4, £150,652: Total: £5,834,936

At number 2 we have Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted keeping the children entertained! Number 3 sees a new entry with the latest film from Ben Affleck, Argo is a political story about six American diplomats in 1980, which are caught up in revolutionary Iran, unable to leave. A rescue operation for them is concocted between the CIA and Canada. There has been talk of Oscar nomination for this film already. Number 4 sees the comedy Here Comes the Boom, starring Kevin James as a Biology teacher who turns himself into a mixed-martial arts fighter to raise cash for his school in order for them not to end extra-curricular activities. The film Taken 2 is at number 5 entertaining audiences. Hotel Transylvania is sitting at number 6 for the children. New entry with The Sapphires at number 7. The true story about an Australian Aboriginal girl group who goes to Vietnam to entertain the troops with their Irish manager played by Chris O’Dowd. It looks like a good fun feeling film. I think it’s aimed at the audiences that would like Mamma Mia!.  The film also contains the last film performance for Whitney Houston. Number 8 sees Silent Hill: Revelation keeping audiences scared. The French film Rust and Bone manages to stay in the chart at number 9. Ending the chart at number 10 is Paranormal Activity 4 still creeping people out. Don’t look behind you!

I hope there is something for everyone in this chart this week. That is your top ten films for this week. Until next time happy cinema viewing!

(Source: The Guardian Online)

Geek Olympics: Round 2: Events of an Aquatic Nature

By @hmsbeefnuts


It was with some trepidation that I decided to start writing a second Geek Olympics article, for the first one was a bit of a marathon in its own right. However, I thought a more slimmed down version would a) not be so arduous to write, and b) be a hell of a lot easier to read. As such then, I will present a few events per article, and not go into such details, because as with sport, the only real information anyone needs is the result. On with the sports.




I don’t know if fishing is a sport or not, seems really boring to me, but then, that’s how I feel about most sports, so I guess it could be. It is included here as an added event to an aquatic themed round of our Geek Olympics. The field of competition is quite sparse for this event as there are only 3 competitors, Bubba, from Forrest Gump, Quint, from JAWS, and Link from The Legend of Zelda series. As this is an exciting event, the fish species chosen for the fishing is Megaladon, an ancient and gigantic species of Great White Shark.

This obviously puts Link and Bubba at an extreme disadvantage, and Bubba is almost instantly killed by the great monster. Link lasts a little longer, in part thanks to his skilled use of a hook-shot and boomerang, but in the end, experience and obsession wins the day. Quint sticks seventeen barrels in the leviathan and starts to tow the beast in, the taxidermy man is going to have a heart attack when he sees what Quint brought him. Gold Medal Winner Quint. Link lives to fight another day. Bubba is buried at sea. On to the next event!!




My games, my rules, and this means that any competitor who has previously died, can come back to life (from the use of Ras Al Ghul’s Lazarus Pits or something). Thus in the sailing, Cpt. Jack Sparrow is back, alongside Link, Argus (the Argonaut), and The Dread Pirate Roberts. The sailing takes place on a course filled with shrieking eels, sea monsters, and of course, the mighty Kraken. Sails are set, and a mighty conch shell is sounded, it’s time to race! The Black Pearl, The Argo, The King of Red Lions and The Revenge take it in turns to trade the lead back and forth. Link, once again at a disadvantage due to his smaller boat, gets taken out early by a swarm of shrieking eels, better luck next time little guy. The Black Pearl and The Revenge take a strong lead, due mainly to the fact they have more sails than The Argo, however, the race is not done yet.


As they reach the half way point, The Argo is suddenly lifted into the air by mighty hands, it seems Posiedon has taken pity on the crew of the Argo, and sweeping both The Pearl and The Revenge away with his other hand, he places The Argo firmly in the lead. With a mighty blow of wind, The Argo crosses the finish line first, The Pearl, a close second is hampered by some Kraken trouble, Whilst The Revenge cuts its losses and makes it’s way back to Florin for repairs. Gold Medal Winner, The Argo!!! NEXT!!



The big one, in aquatic terms anyway.  A straight up freestyle swimming race in a standard Olympic pool, nothing fancy here, except the competitors of course. The line up looks spectacular, Aquaman, Namor The Submariner, Tarzan, Merman (from He-Man), Super Mario, and The Creature from the Black Lagoon. Excitement is at a fever pitch as the race is about to begin, that is until Aquaman and Namor have a bit of a disagreement about who is the real King of Atlantis. A fist fight breaks out, Green Lantern Corps security is called in, and both are disqualified. This leaves the field, or pool, very much open.

The race starts and the remaining competitors leap into the water. Creature and Merman take an early lead with Tarzan in third and portly Mario bringing up the rear. That is, and perhaps unsurprisingly by the way all these other races etc. have gone, Mario, in last place does something that we can not condone here at All Geek To Me. Mario reaches into his pocket, pulls out a power star, and the rest, as they say, is history. He speeds to the front, flashing all the way, and wins easily. Gold Medal Winner Mario!! In the drug testing afterwards however, Mario is disqualified as his urine is found to have copious amounts of illegal mushrooms in it. When added to the Star Man, it is clear that Mario is a dirty drug cheat. Stripped of the title, the Gold Medal goes to second place The Creature From The Black Lagoon. It is a dark day for the Geek Olympics…


On that note, this round comes to a close, see you next time sports fans.

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