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UK Weekly Top 10 Movies!

 Week ending 20th January 2013

By Kirkiechick

Hello there! This week’s chart and the progress of films have been hampered by the bad weather. Snow falling over parts of Britain last Friday caused disruption. I know where I am some of the cinemas didn’t open and some closed early. It was amazing to see people still turning up to watch films when they had been advised to not undertake unnecessary travel. I guess going to the cinema was necessary travel for some! On to the chart now, the top spot still sees the film Les Miserables sitting strong. Let us see the rest of the chart!


1. Les Misérables, £4,406,828: Total: £17,360,303

2. Django Unchained, £2,801,312 (New)

3. Life of Pi, £1,201,163: Total: £24,147,499

4. The Impossible, £1,092,754: Total: £9,118,833

5. Gangster Squad, £791,799: Total: £3,890,342

6. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, £765,437: Total: £49,997,203

7. Monsters, Inc 3D, £681,247 (New)

8. Quartet, £335,518: Total: £5,904,503

9. Jack Reacher, £212,540: Total: £9,126,695

10. Parental Guidance, £206,060: Total: £4,224,758

At number 2 we have a new entry from the director Quentin Tarantino. Django Unchained is the new offering from him. It has a stellar cast and sees Leonardo Dicaprio as a nasty character, which is a change for him. It is the story of a slave, Django (the D is silent) who is freed and hired as a bounty hunter. He sets off to free his wife from slavery. At number 3 is Life of Pi. The film is amazing! Please everyone go see this film. Number 4 is The Impossible. Tissues at the ready for this human interest story. Gangster Squad is at number 5. I went to see this. I really enjoyed it. There were a few plot holes and I think they were a bit economical with the historic truth for the conclusion of the film. Number 6 is The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey still sitting strong. At number 7 is Monsters, Inc 3D. A re-release of the original Pixar film but in 3D. The sequel is out in the summer. There aren’t many children’s films out at the moment. At number 8 is Quartet for the older generation! Tom Cruise is still bringing the audiences in with Jack Reacher at number 9. Number 10 is Parental Guidance, which I think is doing well due to lack of other children’s films out on release.

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 13th January 2013

By Kirkiechick

Hello there and welcome back to the chart this week! There has been a change in the top spot! A new entry with the long anticipated film version of one of the top London West End shows, Les Miserables. The film has an all star cast all chosen for their singing talent and not their name. Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway and Amanda Seyfried. It is the story set during the French Revolution. It has a mixture of drama, music and love. It was this film which finally knocked off The Hobbit An Unexpected Journey from the top spot. Let us see what the rest of the chart brings.


1. Les Misérables, £8.12m (New)

2. Life of Pi, £2.33m: Total: £21.92m

3. Gangster Squad, £2.09m (New)

4. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, £1.86m: Total: £48.49m

5. The Impossible, £1.86m: Total: £7.15m

6. Texas Chainsaw 3D, £1.25m (New)

7. Quartet, £891,829: Total: £4.72m

8. Jack Reacher, £690,043: Total: £8.61m

9. Pitch Perfect, £453,205: Total: £5.78m

10. Parental Guidance, £401,627: Total: £3.98m

At number 2 is Life of Pi. I finally got to watch this film in 3D. It was visually amazing! The story was so moving and sentimental and made you think. I recommend that people catch this before it leaves the cinema. At number 3 is a new entry with Gangster Squad. A film which was put back for its release and should have been out in October 2012. The reason for the delay was the Denver Shootings in July 2012. The film is based around the real life mobster Mickey Cohen; in 1949 a group of Police decide to go solo to bring down this mobster who is controlling Los Angeles. We have The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey at number 4. It is an amazing film! Number 5 sees The Impossible bringing in the audiences with this true story of survival. Number 6 is a new entry with Texas Chainsaw 3D, it is a sequel to the remake; The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006) of the original The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974). So as an audience we are to forget all about the sequels which were for the original 1974 film. Got it? At number 7 we have Quartet bringing in the “Grey Pound” audience! Number 8 sees Jack Reacher still in the chart. People still love Tom Cruise. At number 9 is Pitch Perfect. I went to see this film and it turned out to be funnier than I thought it would be. It is a light hearted film which would put a smile on your face! At number 10 is Parental Guidance. The Grandparents are left with the children. Disaster ensues!

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)

Hmsbeefnuts Returns With His Top 10 Films of Last Year (Better late than never)

By @hmsbeefnuts


Hello, I’m back. I haven’t written anything for a while, apart from an attempt at a children’s story, which is still a work in progress. However, I have been very busy with that thing called life, it’s been far too busy as of late to write much of anything. Well, I thought it was high time that I did something to contribute to this blog I started with Geeky Gem, before she thinks I have abandoned her for good, I havent by the way. So last year was a great time to be a movie geek, we had a few films that many geeks didn’t think would ever happen, but were delivered to the screen in fantastic and amazing ways. I enjoyed many films this year, although I didn’t see as many as I would normally have done, I still got more than my fair share in. So standard Top 10 Time is the order of the day… here we go.


10. Prometheus


Lots of people didn’t like this Alien Prequel, but I liked it a lot, in fact, I’d rather watch this again than Alien (not Aliens though, obviously). I liked that we didn’t get all the answers, I liked that it left things hanging somewhat. Good special effects, good mature Sci-Fi. Give it another chance, and don’t view it as a direct prequel to Alien, and more of a film set in the same universe, that may answer some questions, but poses far more.

 9. John Carter
Again, not a film many people seemed to like, but I loved this fun Sci-Fi/fantasy film. Great effects, a lot of fun, monsters, aliens and fighting, all a growing geek needs. It’s like Star Wars before Star Wars was invented. Probably never going to see a sequel, and it is such a shame.
 8. The Grey
Liam Neeson has to survive a plane crash, freezing Alaskan temperatures, snow, ice and a pack of hungry wolves who are pissed off at humans being in their territory. Although this film wasn’t Wolf Puncher The Movie, as the trailers seemed to suggest, it ended up being so much better. Really worth checking out.
 7. Dredd
Wasn’t really on my radar, but I absolutely loved this new take on Judge Dredd. Uber violent, loyal to the comic and very stylish, in a low key way. I would love to see a sequel to this. Karl Urban was great as Dredd, and in any other year, this would have been the best comic book movie, but this year was stellar.
 6. Cabin in the Woods
I’m not even going to talk much about this, because you must see this unspoiled. If you like horror of any type, you should give this a watch. An awesome film.
5. Skyfall
A great end to the first Daniel Craig Bond Trilogy. Not quite as good as Casino Royale in my mind, but it was excellent none the less.
4. Jack Reacher
Didn’t really expect to like this film as much as I did, but I loved it. I have a lot of time for Cruise, and his Jack Reacher was fantastic. Made me want to check out the books, so job done there. A gripping thriller, with great action, more Reacher please.
3. The Dark Knight Rises
This could easily have been my favourite film of the year, and it could easily change place with number 2. However, I place this as number 3, simply because the spectacle of number 2 won out. This is the end of a brilliant, outstanding trilogy. Lots of people have said that this wasn’t true to the character of Batman, and I can see that point. However, I like to view the Nolan trilogy as kind of an Elseworlds tale. It seems impossible to imagine a better, realistic take on Batman, simply brilliant.
2. The Avengers
I never thought it would happen, and then I never thought it would be this good. The Hulk was the stand out star, but the beauty was everyone got to shine. This was no easy task to film, and Marvel and Joss Whedon did a miraculous job. Phase one is over, on to phase two, I can not wait.
1. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
My personal favourite film of the year. I love Middle Earth, have done since my Dad read me The Hobbit when I was 5. I loved the books, loved the films, and was in no doubt that I would love The Hobbit. Well, I was right wasn’t I. This film was magnificent, yes it did take a while to get going, but it needed that time. Time spent in the Shire is never wasted. It felt like meeting old friends, slipping back into a comfortable state of amazingness. I could watch this film endlessly, everything was wonderful and just as I imagined. Thank you Mr. Jackson. There will always be part of me that will wonder what Del Toro’s Hobbit would have been like, but overall, I’m glad PJ got to do this, it ties everything up with the Trilogy much better.

UK Weekly Top 10 Movies!

Week ending 6th January 2013

By Kirkiechick

Hello and welcome to the New Year and this week’s chart. The top spot has not moved and is still The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. I finally got to see the film last week. I really enjoyed the film. It was long at nearly three hours but worth the watch. Let’s see the rest of the chart!



1. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, £4,075,781: Total: £44,870,320

2. The Impossible, £4,034,470 (New)

3. Life of Pi, £3,353,579: Total: £17,857,428

4. Quartet, £2,294,917 (New)

5. Jack Reacher, £1,682,561: Total: £7,160,319

6. Pitch Perfect, £917,135: Total: £4,928,013

7. Parental Guidance, £884,319: Total: £3,371,022

8. Rise of the Guardians, £725,281: Total: £11,247,265

9. Skyfall, £541,401: Total: £101,572,493

10. Tinkerbell and the Secret of the Wings, £516,952: Total: £3,375,684

At number 2 we have a new entry in the form of The Impossible. A film based on the true life events of the 2004 Tsunami, following the tale of a family separated and their journey back to each other. The film stars Ewan MacGregor and Naomi Watts. At number 3 we have Life of Pi still going strong. I do recommend this film for the visuals alone. Number 4 is a new entry with Quartet, a film for the “Grey Pound” audiences (the older generation). This film has an amazing cast, Maggie Smith, Billy Connolly and Pauline Collins. The film is also the first film to be directed by Dustin Hoffman. Set in a retirement home for retired Opera Singers. Jack Reacher is still sitting strong in the chart. At number 6 is Pitch Perfect, keeping the teens happy. I have seen groups of older women going in to see this film. At number 7 is Parental Guidance. Keeping families entertained. Number 8 is Rise of the Guardians being popular for the children. Skyfall is still in the chart at number 9. People are still going to see this film. You can already pre-order the film on DVD for February. At number 10 is Tinkerbell and the Secret of the Wings, another children’s film.

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 30th December 2012

By Kirkiechick

Hello there and welcome! Happy New Year! The number 1 this week has not changed. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is bringing audiences together. There are four formats to watch the film in: 2D, IMAX 3D, 3D Higher Frame Rate and 3D Digital. So whichever way you want to watch it there is a choice for everyone! On with the rest of the chart!


1. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, £6,850,728: Total: £35,851,158

2. Life of Pi, £4,180,308: Total: £10,710,057

3. Jack Reacher, £3,575,066 (New)

4. Pitch Perfect, £1,295,355: Total: £2,941,127

5. Parental Guidance, £1,293,400 (New)

6. Rise of the Guardians, £1,022,539: Total: £9,501,553

7. Skyfall, £890,022: Total: £100,460,679

8. Tinker Bell and the Secret of the Wings, £623,067: Total: £2,210,986

9. Nativity 2: Danger in the Manger!, £386,248: Total: £8,641,687

10. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, £386,248: Total: £35,405,174

At number 2 we have Life of Pi. The visuals in this film are amazing! At number 3 is Jack Reacher, Tom Cruise is back as an action hero. Number 4 is Pitch Perfect. A film with singing, drama and romance. This film is similar to High School Musical and Glee. At number 5 we have Parental Guidance. Billy Crystal and Bette Midler are Grandparents who look after their grandchildren. Cue comic situations. Rise of the Guardians is at number 6. A cartoon for Christmas! Number 7 is Skyfall is still bringing in the audience. Everyone trying to see the film before it leaves cinemas. Tinker Bell and the Secret of the Wings is at number 8 for the children. At number 9 we have the Christmas film, Nativity 2: Danger in the Manger! is entertaining the masses this Christmas. Number 10 is The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 is still hanging in the chart!

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)

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