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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)

UK Weekly Top 10 Movies!

 Week ending 4th November 2012

By Kirkiechick

Hello there cinema goers! The number 1 this week has not changed from last week. It is of course Skyfall. The film is amazing and nods towards other Bond films and is a perfect tribute for the 50th Anniversary. So let us see how the rest of the chart is doing!

1. Skyfall, £16,107,687: Total: £53,440,685

2. Madagascar 3: Europe¹s Most Wanted, £2,863,112: Total: £17,619,560

3. Silent Hill: Revelation, £1,043,068 (new)

4. Hotel Transylvania, £810,821: Total: £6,833,768

5. Taken 2, £688,148: Total: £22,275,928

6. Fun Size, £410,028 (new)

7. Paranormal Activity 4, £401,478: Total: £5,487,985

8. Rust and Bone, £252,099 (new)

9. Frankenweenie, £234,465: Total: £2,115,073

10. Sinister, £180,783:  Total: £6,346,639

At number 2 we have Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted sitting strongly for the tail end of the school half-term. We have a new entry for number 3, a sequel to a 2006 film, Silent Hill. This time around we have Silent Hill: Revelation. Showing in 3D in some cinemas. The film stars Sean Bean again and picks up the story some years on from the original film and strange forces from Silent Hill are pulling our heroes back. Father and daughter are up against evil forces. Number 4 sees Hotel Transylvania staying strong in the chart. It does look like a sweet and funny film and was perfect for Halloween viewing. Taken 2 is at number 5. The film is still keeping audiences entertained with Liam Neeson’s performance of a guy protecting his family. Number 6 sees a new entry with Fun Size, a comedy about a high school girl looking forward to a Halloween party but is stuck babysitting her younger brother. Problems occur when her brother is lost amongst the trick or treaters and with her best friend and two high school nerds helping her find him before her parents find out! Number 7 sees Paranormal Activity 4 still in the chart for Halloween. I went to see the film and I enjoyed it. There were a few new scares that hadn’t been done in the other three Paranormal Activity films. Rust and Bone is at number 8. A French film starring Marion Cotillard as a killer whale trainer who has a terrible accident. Her brother comes to stay and the sibling bond becomes stronger. Frankenweenie is still hanging in the chart at number 9. Closing the chart this week at number 10 is Sinister, still around for Halloween scares! It is worth a watch!

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 Review Round Up

By @hmsbeefnuts

With all the Autumnal Terror that has been going on here recently I have been neglectful of keeping those interested in my opinion on films, informed of what films I have seen. Now I’m not really sure why anyone in particular would be interested in what my opinion on any given film is, but that is not going to stop me from writing about it. As it has been quite some time I can not remember, or be bothered to look up, what films I have actually written about, but I am pretty certain that the following films have not been written about by me. If I have doubled up, I apologise, perhaps you can see if my thoughts have changed on the film, but as I’m pretty sure I haven’t written anything about these films; that little game will have to remain merely a dream. A fair few Halloween type films this time around, obviously, and a good amount of films to write about too, so lets crack on shall we?


Lots of people have said Looper is great. I am not one of them. I didn’t really see what everyone was making such a massive fuss about. It was well acted, had decent action, a decent premise, but just didn’t really do anything too amazing for me. The major problem was JGL, not his performance, which is always great, but the stupid CGI makeup job they did to his face to make him look like a young Bruce Willis. It just made him look very weird, and it was quite distracting, because he looked so weird. We know what Bruce looked like young, and we know what JGL looks like, it doesn’t matter that they look nothing alike, audiences are willing to suspend their disbelief, instead, this weird thing is on-screen and I didn’t care for it much. Apart from that, the film was fine, just didn’t rock my world. Emily Blunt is sexy as hell though, so extra points for that. Worth seeing, but not worth all the fuss.


Lots of hate for this film. I found it alright for what it was. Nowhere near as good as the first, but Liam Neeson is always watchable and some of the deaths were entertaining. The picture I have chosen for this film perfectly illustrates how I feel about the film. Ice cream is fine, but when you go in expecting a steak, it is disappointing. Look at how happy Neeson is in that picture. He should never be that happy in a sequel to Taken, ever. Even if he is fucking Jean Grey and his daughter is safe.


I saw this film with my Lady friend and her son. He is 4 years old. We all liked it a lot. I liked the references to my beloved Universal Monsters, and the bigfoot cameo’s, he loved the colours and the ‘zany’ comedy. The story is typical of such films, over protective Dad, daughter fancies a stranger, in this case a human, and there is even a ‘race to the airport’ scene. So in no way original. But it amused all of us for an afternoon, and I would watch it again. Loved the Wolfman and Frankenstein characters, all in all worth taking a small child too.


Back to the cinema with said Lady friend and small child, and erghhh. Great flaming Zeus on a pegasus, this film was utter shit. It moved at breakneck speed. I hated all the characters, especially the Lemur King, I would watch Madagascar 4: Trip To The Abattoir just to see all these characters die in horrible, horrible ways. I have seen all these fucking movies for some reason, and I fucking hate them all. Small child however, loved it and wanted to see it again. I might have another trip to see this at some point, if we can’t think of anything else to do on a rainy weekend. Please let it stay dry. Circus Afro may be the worst thing I have ever had to endure. Just awful. I know these films aren’t aimed at me, and every other child I know loved the shit out of it, but really, go see Hotel Transylvania instead.


This was the film I was most looking forward too last month, and it was fantastic. Daniel Craig is for me the best Bond, he brings the nastiness of the character to the forefront, just like my second favourite Bond, Timothy Dalton (shitty films, good Bond). I still think Casino Royal is the better movie, but Skyfall is so damn close. At times it felt less like a Bond movie, and more like a great action movie starring James Bond. But the Bondness was their in spades too. Great title sequence, great pre-title sequence, great action, good villain, sexy girls, M, Q, long may the Craig Bond films continue. Only one slight problem, I hated Naomie Harris, just thought she was totally weak in her role, one which will most likely be repeated, so lets try harder next time shall we Naomie? Apart from that, awesome movie. Go see it, but you probably already have.


I saw Sinister with a friend of mine. She was terrified throughout the film. I didn’t really know what to make of it. I jumped, but I was never scared. The movie uses cheap scares for many of its big moments, and whilst there is nothing really wrong with jump scares, they shouldn’t be your only port of call. There were a few nice set pieces in the videos, but the idea behind the film was a bit too ridiculous, something about a Babylonian God who can haunt you through images. It was OK, and delivered one gory and shocking moment, even though it was obvious it was coming. I much prefered the film below.


I like the Paranormal Activity films, and I’m not bored of them yet, even though the formula is getting a bit familiar in this fourth one. My favourite of the franchise is a toss up between 2 and 3, and whilst this installment is the worst yet, I still liked it. It advances the story slightly, and makes good use of laptops, and the XBOX Kinect sensor to raise some chills, although nothing is quite as good as the camera mounted on a moving fan scenes from number 3. The main couple, a young girl and her boyfriend, are very likable and I cared for their welfare, and Katie Featherstone is back as the horrible, yet very sexy, demon/***** (censored) next door, and the scares are quite effective. Stay until the end of the credits and see a confusing spanish/mexican flavoured scene that doesn’t make much sense, but is promoting Paranormal Activities Latin flavoured off shoot. I will be watching the inevitable 5th entry, but feel that things need to be changed a little for the next entry. If you liked the first 3, and are not fed up with the concept, it is worth a look, and I enjoyed it.

UK Weekly Top 10 Movies!

 Week ending 28th October 2012

By Kirkiechick

Hello there! It was inevitable this week that the chart would change! The release of the 23rd official Bond film obviously would knock off Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted. Early indications are that the Bond film is breaking box office records for this year! Let us get to the chart!

1. Skyfall - £20,180,369
2.  Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted - £2,803,874
3.  Taken 2 - £1,004,463
4.  Paranormal Activity 4 - £792,342
5.  Hotel Transylvania - £782,340
6.  Sinister - £310,408
7.  Frankenweenie - £274,780
8.  Looper - £221,768
9.  Beasts of the Southern Wild - £117,972
10.  Ice Age: Continental Drift - £102,952

We have at number one, Skyfall. I was wise enough to pre-book my tickets rather than just turn up and chance my luck of getting a ticket and let alone a good seat. I do recommend buying your tickets for this film in advance! I thoroughly enjoyed the film and I highly recommend. I managed to avoid as much as I could about the plot. I am glad I did. So I won’t give anything away! In second place this week the favourite of last week dropped down. Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted. It is still a popular children’s film as there aren’t many released this half-term against Bond. Taken 2 is staying steady in the chart with audiences at number three. Paranormal Activity 4 is at number four still scaring audiences! Number five sees Hotel Transylvania creeping out children for this half-term and Halloween! Sinister is still in the chart at number six, freaking out the adults! Frankenweenie is keeping children entertained at number seven. I still don’t think Tim Burton will gain the same audiences with this film like his has with The Nightmare Before Christmas. Frankenweenie could become more popular on DVD. Looper is staying steady at number 8. Please go see before it leaves the cinema! The art house type film Beasts of the Southern Wild stays in the same position from last week, number nine. A re-entry is Ice Age: Continental Drift, at number ten due to being shown over half-term in some cinemas.

Check out Bond, Skyfall most definitely! The sooner the better! Or wait a couple of weeks but don’t wait too long! See the film in IMAX is you can. It is a better experience, plus it is the first Bond film released in IMAX format and in its 50th Anniversary year!

  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!


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