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UK Weekly Top 10 Movies!

Week ending 24th March 2013

By Kirkiechick

 

Hello and welcome to the film chart this week!  We have a new number 1. The family film The Croods has knocked Oz the Great and Powerful off the top spot. This new film is the story of a pre-historic cave family who have to leave the safety of their cave home after an earth disturbance to find a new home. A long the way they see new wonders and meet new people. It does look funny and one for all the family. Let us see the rest of the film chart.

 

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1. The Croods, £5,372,290 (New)

2. Jack the Giant Slayer, £1,591,736 (New)

3. Oz the Great and Powerful, £1,345,135: Total: £10,085,578

4. Identity Thief, £1,313,162 (New)

5. Side Effects, £609,406: Total: £3,400,378

6. Wreck-It Ralph, £236,580: Total: £22,329,961

7. Stolen, £202,373 (New)

8. Welcome to the Punch, £194,861: Total: £974,862

9. Parker, £137,027: Total: £1,578,781

10. Mama, £111,739: Total: £5,321,101

 

At number 2 is a new entry for Jack the Giant Slayer. A different take on the Jack and the Beanstalk story. A family film for everyone with an all-star cast. At number 3 we have Oz the Great and Powerful, still entertaining families before the Easter holidays. The film is amazing! I recommend you go see. At number 4 is Identity Thief, a comedy starring Jason Bateman as a guy who finds his identity has been stolen by a woman in another American state. Instead of going to the Police he decides to deal with the situation himself. Chaos ensues when he meets the woman. Side Effects is at number 5. A brilliant psychological film which will make you think. At number 6 is Wreck-It-Ralph. A fun child’s film but for everyone, based around a video game character, Ralph. Number 7 is a new entry with Stolen. Nicholas Cage stars as a con who is released from prison and wants to mend his broken relationship with his daughter. Unfortunately he has enemy who kidnap his daughter and the ransom is for him to rob a bank for her release. Welcome to the Punch is at number 8. It is a good gritty cop drama with twists and turns. A t number 9 is Parker. Jason Statham stars as a criminal out for revenge on his old cohorts. A number 10 is Mama. Still making audiences jump.

 

That is all for this week. This series of articles is taking a break and may be able to be found elsewhere in the near future! So look out for the top ten film chart by Kirkiechick.

 

(Source: The Guardian Online)

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UK Weekly Top 10 Movies!

Week ending 17th March 2013

By Kirkiechick

 

Hello and welcome to this week’s chart! The number 1 has stayed the same, Oz the Great and Powerful. I went to see this last week. I really enjoyed it in IMAX 3D. The visuals are amazing and the 3D is worth it. I highly recommend watching in 3D. Let us see the rest of the chart.

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1. Oz the Great and Powerful, £2,609,465: Total: £7,683,699

2. Side Effects, £759,363: Total: £2,277,861

3. Welcome to the Punch, £460,250 (New)

4. Wreck-It Ralph, £426,343: Total: £21,995,949

5. Parker, £308,335: Total: £1,229,889

6. The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, £305,936 (New)

7. Mama, £266,521: Total: £5,054,683

8. Red Dawn, £255,448 (New)

9. Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, £221,452: Total: £3,178,317

10. The Guilt Trip, £157,016: Total: £814,530

 

At number 2 we have Side Effects. This film is an interesting thriller. I do recommend the film as a good psychological drama. A number 3 is a new entry with Welcome to the Punch. A British cop drama produced by Ridley Scott. The cast consists of a “who is who” of British television actors and a couple of big star British actors, James McAvoy and Mark Strong. I went to see this film and it did feel like a BBC cop drama. It is still a good film just very British with some stylised American camera shots. Wreck-It Ralph is at number 4, still bringing the families in to watch and probably a few adults too! At number 5 is Parker. A Jason Statham film. So think action and punch ups! Number 6 is a new entry with The Incredible Burt Wonderstone. From the trailer this looked really funny with Jim Carrey, Steve Carell and Alan Arkin. The story is the rivalry between two magicians who have been on the circuit for a long time and the threat of the new breed of magician. At number 7 is Mama. The film is very jumpy. It is worth a watch. Red Dawn is at number 8. A remake of an invasion film from the 1980s. This version stars Chris Hemsworth (Thor) and Josh Hutcherson (The Hunger Games). This time around instead of Soviet soldiers invading it is North Korean ones. Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters is still in the chart at number 9. A good action film. At number 10 is The Guilt Trip. It is a funny comedy and probably sons would recognise and embarrassing Mum is fusses over their sons!

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 Moives!

Week ending 10th March 2013

By Kirkiechick

 

Hello there! Welcome to the chart for this week! We have a new number 1 this week. It is Oz the Great and Powerful, classed as a prequel to the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz. This new film tells the story of how a magician ends up in the World of Oz and has to defeat the Wicked Witch. This film looks amazing visually. I am so looking forward to this film! Let us see how the rest of the film chart has done this week.

 

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1. Oz the Great and Powerful, £3,712,948  (New)

2. Side Effects, £904,746 (New)

3. Wreck-It Ralph, £744,683: Total: £21,459,657

4. Parker, £568,777 (New)

5. Mama, £525,672: Total: £4,530,295

6. Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, £507,759: Total: £2,651,393

7. The Guilt Trip, £432,068 (New)

8. Safe Haven, £407,293: Total: £1,689,566

9. A Good Day to Die Hard, £342,415: Total: £10,401,957

10. Les Misérables, £293,893: Total: £39,552,600

 

At number 2 we have a new entry with the film Side Effects. The director Steven Soderbergh has said this film is his swansong. It is the story of a woman whose husband has come out of prison but unfortunately she starts to feel anxious and can’t sleep at night. She goes to a doctor and therapist after an incident involving her car and a brick wall. She tries several drugs and after trying a new one, a tragic event happens. Is it because of the side effects of the drug? I went to see this film. I really I enjoyed it. It is many different types of a film, a thriller, drama or the story of drug exploitation by the medical profession. At number 3 is Wreck-It Ralph, still riding high in the chart. It is a good film and I thoroughly recommend for adults and children alike! At number 4 is a new entry with the film Parker. It is a Jason Statham film. The premise is a thief has been double crossed in the past and believed dead. He comes back with a new identity to seek revenge from his old crew and to steal their latest loot. At number 5 we have Mama. It is a jumpy film. I recommend because you think it is a scary film but it will lead you down a different path. You can see that Del Toro, the director of Pans Labyrinth has had an influence over this film. At number 6 we have Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters. This looks like an easy watch, lots of action and eye candy. Number 7 is a new entry with The Guilt Trip. A mother and son road trip with Barbra Streisand and Seth Rogen. I went to see this film and I found it sweet and funny in places. At number 8 is Safe Haven, a film for those romantics that believe love will save the day. At number 9 is A Good Day to Die Hard, the action film with Bruce Willis still bringing in the audiences. At number 10 is Les Miserables is still holding in the chart. People are trying to catch this film while it is still in cinemas.

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)

Movie of the Month – March 2013

By Geeky Gem and Hmsbeefnuts

My goodness it appears to be March already, that was quick seems like last month took no time at all. Well back to the matter at hand Movie of the Month. As always I found this month hard to pick a movie I fancied seeing. Then a came across Oz the Great and Powerful and thought this is the movie for me.

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Yes I know this another movie to do with the wonderful world of Oz, but this time its told from the point of view of the great and powerful man himself. Oz (James Franco) is a small-time magician with questionable ethics. One day he arrives in a magical land and must choose between becoming a good man or a great one. Sam Riami directs this little number from Disney and the screenplay is brought to you by Mitchell Kapner and David Lindsay-Abaire. This is all based on the book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz By L. Frank Baum. There aren’t many people who don’t know the story of Oz but this one looks like a good new take on a classic story. Here is the trailer for you to enjoy.

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Oz looks good, but I have to go with The Rock. Dwayne Johnson never lets me down, yes even The Tooth Fairy was worth a look. GI Joe Retaliation is out this month, and as it stars The Great One, I have to choose it.

 

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Wednesday Whimsy

Wednesday Whimsy

By: Caelrona

Hiya all! Wednesday again, already?! Where has the week gone?! Well, here I am; back with more geekyness for ya’ll. So, I can’t believe that there have already been 3 episodes of The Walking Dead, and I haven’t blogged about it! Well… I guess I can, what with Valentines’ Day and me missing the one post and all.. uh, anyway! Aside from The Walking Dead, I’ve also been getting excited about a couple of other things; mainly this whole bad-ass fairy tale kick that Hollywood seems to be going on. Also there is a new television show coming on March 3rd (well, here in America anyway; not sure if it’ll show anywhere else) called Vikings that looks awesome.

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Anyway, how about those new Walking Dead episodes, eh? They’ve been freakin’ awesome! Michonne is kicking ass and taking names, Rick is absolutely losing his marbles, Glenn is getting stressed and best of all Daryl is getting screen time! I love me some redneck Daryl screen time. I’m not so happy about Merle being back in the picture, but I can always hope he’ll die soon and I’ll be rid of him. Speaking of annoying; Andrea is getting on my nerves something fierce as well. She’s been pretty stupid lately, and I’ve got to say that I liked her better in the comic. Then again, I find myself liking a lot of the characters better in the comics, although precious few are better in the show, like Carol, or have grown on me like Carl.

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So amongst the things that I mentioned I am excited about, aside from my zombies, was the bad-ass fairy tale kick that Hollywood has been on recently. We’ve had a couple variations on Red Riding Hood, a few Snow Whites, a Hansel and Gretel and now we are getting The Wizard of Oz and Jack and the Beanstalk with Oz the Great and Powerful and Jack the Giant Slayer respectively. I keep finding movies, like these two or Hansel and Gretel, that didn’t make my initial list of movies I really wanted to see in 2013. I’m totally shocked by it too, because they look absolutely freakin’ awesome. Hansel and Gretel was awesome, but I already blogged about that. Jack the Giant Slayer (initially billed as Jack the Giant Killer) comes out this Friday, on March 1st in America and March 22nd in the UK. Oz the Great and Powerful, on the other hand, comes out on March 8th in both countries.

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Last but certainly not least is the new show I found that starts on March 3rd called Vikings. It looks awesome! I am super excited about it. I first noticed it when I heard Sail by AWOLnation playing on the television. They used it in the background of the trailer, which I thought was awesome. According to Wikipedia; Vikings is an upcoming historical drama series inspired by the epic saga of Viking King Ragnar Lothbrok. One of the most popular Norse heroes, Ragnar was a great Viking commander and the scourge of France and England. Vikings will tell the tale of the epic and violent world of the mighty Norsemen who raided, traded and explored during medieval times. It will tell the tale of the driven young Viking, Ragnar Lothbrok and the gripping sagas of Ragnar’s Viking crew and family as he struggles to become ‘king’ of a large part of modern day Scandinavia and Europe. Ragnar longs to discover civilizations across the seas. With the help of his visionary friend Floki they build a grand new generation of faster and sleeker ships. Jarl Haraldson is Ragnar’s lord and adversary. A man of little vision, the Jarl is suspect of Ragnar’s ambitions and goes head to head with him in a struggle for supremacy. Now doesn’t that just sound freakin’ awesome! I am so excited for it! Take a look at the trailer below and let me know what you think.

Well there you have it; my television and movies for the next little while. I know I’m going to be watching more television than normal the next few months, what with all the awesome stuff going on. I mean, I didn’t even touch on the new Game of Thrones, or the new Doctor Who episodes coming out in April. I know I’m not the only one excited about those! Anyway, I’d best be bringing this blog to a close; see ya’ll next week.

Until next time,

Caelrona – signing off! ❤

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