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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)

Autumn of Terror: Killer Killers

By Geeky Gem

We all love a good horror, well people who like horror like a good horror movie. Now a horror movie wouldn’t be a horror movie with out some deranged killer on the loose would be, so here we are going to have a look at just a few.

Leatherface – Texas Chain Saw Massacre

Leatherface is firstly a killer, secondly he gets his name from the fact he wears a mask made from human skin. These are the first two things you need to know about Leatherface, the others are that he likes eat people and share them with his family. I think that’s really all we need to know and that’s enough. Leatherface was first played by Gunner Hannsen.

Freddy Krueger – A Nightmare on Elm Street

Freddy Krueger I think will be one of the all time killer’s in movies. I can’t think of a person who doesn’t know this dream killer. Bought to the screen by Wes Craven and played by the scary as hell Robert Englund Freddy was the think of Nightmare on Elm Street and beyond. I’ve seen all of these movies and each one gets a little stranger but that’s not to say they aren’t good. Freddy even gets his own rhyme, which is kinda cool. However we must never forget why he is a killer in the first place, he killed children and then the angry Parents killed him and so his spirit can now only kill in dreams.

Jason Voorhees – Friday the 13th

I know, I know Jason wasnt the killer in the first movie his mother Mrs Voorhees was but I couldn’t have this list with out him. Jason has been played by many people but the most well-known of these guys is Kane Hodder who played him for four movies. Jason is only seen in the first movie in the memories of his mother and the nightmares of Alice. It later turns out he is in fact alive and knows his mother is dead so goes about trying to kill Alice. Jason is best known to us for wearing a hockey mask and carrying a ruddy big machete.

Michael Myers – Halloween

Michael Myers is best known for helping Jamie-Lee Curtis scream real loud and make my best screams list. Well that’s not true really, He was bought to life by John Carpenter and played by Nick Castle for most of the first film, he carry on to hunt Laurie for a few of films including Halloween H2O. Not sure why, but he does plus he has a really big knife. No remember you can shot him and make sure he falls out  second story window but this doesn’t mean he’s dead.

Ghost Face – Scream

Ghostface was a killer for a new generation, when Scream first came out we were all still living in the world of Jason and Freddy and although these slasher movies were good we need some new blood as it were. That’s where Wes Caravan came back in and bought us Ghostface and the terror of Woodsboro. Ghost Face seems to want to kill Sidney Prescott and the details emerge with each movie as to way. In the first film Ghostface is played by Skeet Ulrich along with Matthew Lillard, who’s character’s created the identity in order to kill Sidney because of her mother’s affair with Billy’s father. After that it was played by two different characters in each movie with numerous red herrings throughout the movies. However the voice has always been played by Roger L. Jackson, Ghostface uses a voice changer to hide his voice and kills his victims with a hunting knife.

There we have it folks, a brief look at just some serial killers that have stalked babysitter’s, telephoned their victims and given them a pop quiz. They have also drowned in lakes and come back to life, used human skin to mask their faces and haunted dreams to scary you to death. So untill next time I suggest you read up on the rules and make sure your safe to close your eyes.

My Geeky Trivia

By Geeky Gem

This week I thought I would mix up the trivia a bit, instead of doing the normal TV show or movie trivia, I am going to do trivia on a single man. This man is from Mexico, and was born in 1964 he has been bringing us movies in Spanish and English since 1985. This man is none other than Guillermo del Toro. I was a little late to the del Toro party, having not heard about him until Hellboy came out. I have since seen his entire back catalogue of films and they truly are brilliant. Here are some interesting facts about this brilliant director/writer/producer.


Guillermo became a vegetarian for 4 years after seeing The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

He turned down the chance to direct Blade:Trinty, AVP: Alien vs. Predator, and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, all in order to work on Hellboy.

He fought the film studios for almost seven years to get Ron Perlman for the title role in Hellboy. The studio wanted a bigger name to ensure the success of the movie, but del Toro thought that Perlman was the perfect choice, and wouldn’t make the movie if he wasn’t cast.

Guillermo has a photographic memory.

In 1997 his father was kidnapped in Mexico and held for seventy-two days until his ransom was paid.

His favourite movie monsters are Frankenstein’s Monster and the Creature of the Black Lagoon.

Lost 45 lbs. while making Pan’s Labyrinth, which he admitted in the DVD’s video prologue.

Turned down a chance to direct I am Legend, One Missed Call, and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, to work on Hellboy II: The Golden Army.

His movie and comic book collection is so huge that he had to buy an extra home to accommodate it.

His favourite album is The Wall by Pink Floyd.

There we have just a few fun facts about this guy from Mexico who took on Hollywood to get Ron Perlman in a big red suite and made him one of my most favourite characters ever. Thank you Guillermo.

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