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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)

 

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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?

LOOPER

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.

TAKEN 2

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.

HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA

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.

MADAGASCAR 3

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.

SKYFALL

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.

SINISTER

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.

PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 4

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!

(Source Digitalspy.co.uk)

UK Weekly Top 10 Movies!

 Week ending 21st October 2012

By Kirkiechick

Welcome back to the chart! This week finally Taken 2 has been knocked off the top spot! It seems the love for children’s films and sequels managing to knock Liam Neeson down in the top ten. Let us see how the chart is getting on this week!

1. Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted - £6,030,904 (New)

2.  Paranormal Activity 4 - £2,544,701 (New)
3.  Taken 2 - £2,264,856
4.  Hotel Transylvania - £1,023,722
5.  Looper - £781,211
6.  Frankenweenie - £741,683 (New)
7. Sinister - £711,918
8.  The Perks of Being a Wallflower - £213,091
9.  Beasts of the Southern Wild - £181,801 (New)
10. Brave - £176,827

 

It is the time for the sequels, Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted, goes straight in at number 1! It is the third film in the successful series of Madagascar. The zoo animals come alive and are still trying to get back home after being shipped across the world and crashing onto an island. This time around they make friends with Circus animals. There are some very catchy songs that will get stuck in your head for days after! (Afro Circus, Afro Circus…Polka, Polka, Polka dot Afro Circus!) Number 2 sees the fourth instalment in the Paranormal Activity series of films. I like these films. I enjoy scary films and I am looking forward to seeing this for myself and how they can do different scares from the other films in the series. Taken 2 drops down to number 3. It is still pulling in audiences but this has dropped down and will tail off soon enough. Hotel Transylvania is still bringing in the audience at number 4. From what I have heard from people who have seen it, they have enjoyed it and thought it was a funny film even for adults. Looper is holding its ground in the chart at number 5. I thoroughly recommend that people catch this film while they can. Frankenweenie goes straight in at number 6. This to me seems a bit of a disappointing position for a Tim Burton film. Possibly this film is attracting more of the diehard Tim Burton fans. Time will tell if this film can build up momentum and gain audiences. Number 7 sees Sinister still scaring people. It is worth a watch and may make you want to sleep with the lights on that night! The Perks of Being a Wallflower is at number 8. Please go see! Number 9 sees a new entry with a film that is already getting Oscar buzz, Beasts of the Southern Wild is the story of a little girl and her Dad in a fictional village at the mercy of the river surrounding it. It is one of those life struggle films. Number 10 sees Brave re-entering the chart this week, probably with the help of being shown at special weekend showings in certain cinema chains.

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 Digitalspy.co.uk)

UK Weekly Top 10 Movies!

Week ending 14th October 2012

By Kirkiechick

Welcome back to the chart! This week has seen Taken 2 still holding the top spot and beating off any competition. Let us see how the rest of the chart is faring up this week!

 

1. Taken 2, £3,743,046: Total: £14,495,284

2. Hotel Transylvania, £1,734,231  (New)

3. Sinister, £1,259,405: Total: £3,698,363

4. Looper, £1,175,220: Total: £7,566,485

5. The Perks of Being a Wallflower, £397,869: Total:£1,546,290

6. Ruby Sparks, £299,382 (New)

7. On the Road, £218,738 (New)

8. ParaNorman, £212,810: Total: £5,617,162

9. The Campaign, £170,286: Total: £2,108,212

10. Untouchable, £144,432: Total: £1,301,345

The number 1 is still Taken 2, from all reports the storyline isn’t great but it is a decent film enough to pull in the audience. Number 2 sees a new release and a children’s film, Hotel Transylvania. The story of a vampire who creates a hotel for monsters and will not let his vampire daughter leave to see the outside world. No humans allowed! A human does turn up and falls in love with the vampire daughter. It looks funny and not just one for the children! Sinister is holding strong in the chart at number 3. I went to see the film. It was very jumpy! I do recommend! Number 4 also sees Looper holding its ground in the chart. Another good film! The Perks of Being a Wallflower is at number 5. It is a sweet film and charming to watch. Number 6 sees a new entry, Ruby Sparks, from the makers of Little Miss Sunshine. A cute looking love life film. On the Road is at number 7, the film version of the book of the same name by Jack Kerouac. The classic 1957 book was the inspiration for road trips and exploring one’s self throughout the late 1950s and beyond. ParaNorman drops slightly in the chart to number 8. I highly recommend. Comedy The Campaign is sitting still in the chart at number 9. The French film Untouchable drops slightly in the chart down to number 10.

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 7th October 2012

By Kirkiechick

Welcome back to the weekly chart! There are a few changes in the chart this week. A new number one doing well and it is a sequel. So let us see how things are in the chart.

1.Taken 2, £7,378,048 (New)

2. Looper, £1,519,503: Total: £5,412,102

3. Sinister, £1,435,722  (New)

4. The Perks of Being a Wallflower, £827,983  (New)

5. ParaNorman, £797,754: Total: £5,263,993

6. The Campaign, £389,287: Total: £1,675,159

7. Brave, £304,735: Total: £21,570,349

8. Resident Evil: Retribution, £286,350: Total: £1,519,851

9. Untouchable, £245,343: Total: £964,308

10. Hope Springs, £190,860: Total: £3,563,199

Taken 2 comes straight in at number 1. It is a sequel to Taken, starring Liam Neeson as an ex CIA agent whose daughter gets kidnapped by an Eastern gang using girls in the sex trade. The first one was very violent and a 15, this sequel has a lower age rating of a 12A so families can go. I’m personally disappointed for the lower rating and feel that there should be more violence. The story this time around shows there is a consequence to Neeson’s character killing all the men he did in the first one. At number 2 we have Looper dropping from the top spot of last week. I went to see this film and thoroughly enjoyed the time travelling tale. I recommend! Sinister comes straight in at number 3. A jumpy horror from the makers of Insidious and Paranormal Activity, starring Ethan Hawke as a writer who moves into a house whilst he is writing a horror story and discovers a terrifying secret. Number 4 sees the teen drama The Perks of Being a Wallflower, starring Emma Watson from Harry Potter fame. ParaNorman is at number 5, one of the few children’s films out at the moment. It is such a heart warming film, go see! Will Ferrell comedy The Campaign drops slightly in the chart to number 6. This comedy hasn’t been as successful as other Will Ferrell comedies. Brave is still in the chart at number 7 and has been in the top ten for a consecutive ten weeks. Resident Evil: Retribution has dropped considerably down from last week’s third position to number 8. Apparently it seems that this film in the Resident Evil series isn’t interesting fans and audiences. The French film Untouchable goes up a place from last week to number 9. At number 10 Hope Springs still hangs in there in the chart. The older generation is keeping the film in there.

That’s it for the chart this week. Until next time happy cinema viewing!

(Source The Guardian Online)

Movie of the Month – October 2012

By Geeky Gem and @hmsbeefnuts

This has to have been one of my easier picks for movie of the month. I really like Bond movies and I have seen them all, no there is a similar argument between who is your favourite Bond as there is who is favourite Batman. I think all the gentleman that have played the secret agent have been fantastic.

However there is just something I love about Daniel Craig’s Bond that makes me watch Casino Royale over and over again and no it’s not because you see him in tight swimming trunks, although that scene is nice to watch. However I went a bit off track there, any way it has been a few years since Quantum of Solace came out and now Bond is back in Skyfall.

The plot for this movie is still very top-secret but what I can tell you is this Bond’s loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As always for your veiwing pleasure here is the trailer for Skyfall.

Geeky Gem

Well what can I say? Skyfall looks fantastic, and I would have picked that too, but, there is another movie out this month, one with a protagonist with a particular set of skills, skills that guarantee that people are going to get fucked right up. Let me ask you a question, after the events of the brilliant Taken, what gangster in their right mind would seek revenge on Liam Neeson? Did they not watch the first film? Dude went bat shit crazy when they took his daughter. Well I’m not complaining, because this sequel, Taken 2 (Taken Again?), looks just as fun as the original. I expect Liam is kicking himself, because you know the old saying, ‘Take my daughter once, shame on you. Take my daughter twice…shame on me’, so you know Liam is going to be furious about the whole Taken thing again.

Who would win in a fight? Liam Neeson or Daniel Craig? My money is on the big Irish man, years of experience wins the day, although I’m sure Skyfall will win at the box office, there is room for both these guys this month I think. Unusual that we didn’t pick a horror based film too. What will Paranormal Activity 4 be like? I liked 3, and 1 and 2, so I’m not totally dismissing it out of hand, we will have to see. But for now, let Mr Neeson tell you what to watch this October…

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