UK Weekend Box Office Results – 24th to 26th October

Fury not only packed a punch with me but was able to roll over the competition last weekend opening at number one with a weekend gross of £2.69m.  Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles had a poor second weekend (yeahhhh!!!) suggesting word of mouth, and I like to think my review, were not on its side.  The…

New Releases – UK Cinema From 29th October

There are two fascinating releases this week.  The first, opening today, is Horns starring Daniel Radcliffe.  The plot described in IMDB is that Radcliffe’s character is dealing with the death of his girlfriend when he wakes up to find horns sprouting from his head.  The film is directed by Alexandre Aja who has a patchy track…

Love, Rosie (2014) Review – Love Rosie, Not Really

Love, Rosie is directed by Christian Ditter who has done nothing of note unless you’ve seen The Crocodiles (2009) or The Crocodiles Strike Back (2010).  Sadly he didn’t return for The Crocodiles: All For One (2011) but did write the story.  The screenplay was written by Juliette Towhidi who has limited writing credits but did…

North American Box Office – 24th – 26th October

It was a relatively quiet week for new releases. After the blood and thunder of Fury this weekend’s number 1 in North America was new budget horror flick, Ouija.  The film with a reported budget of just $5m managed $20m in its opening weekend cue clinking champagne glasses among the producers. Keanu Reeves has bounced…

Fury (2014) Review – Packs a Hell of a Punch

  Fury is written and directed by David Ayer who is probably best known for End of Watch (2012) although he also wrote Training Day (2001).  The film boasts a strong cast that is led by Brad Pitt and includes Logan Lerman, Shia LaBeouf, Michael Pena and Jon Bernthal. The film takes place over the…

White House Down (2013) Retro Review – Utter Rubbish

White House Down was directed by Roland Emmerich the king of the big budget blockbuster.  He’s had a slightly spotty track record from the wonderful Independence Day (1996) to the less than wonderful 2012 (2009). The film was written by James Vanderbilt who wrote Zodiac (2007) and The Amazing Spider-Man (2012).  It stars Channing Tatum…

Cinema Admission Prices – How Do I Afford to Keep Going?

This isn’t intended to be a long blog but I for reasons unknown I chose to look up the admissions prices for Odeon – the cinema chain I frequent in my local town of Preston.  There are only two choices and I don’t particular like the Vue cinema as its older and a little tired….

The Judge (2014) Review – All Rise … For Robert Duvall

The Judge is directed by David Dobkin who is better known for films like The Change-Up (2011) and Wedding Crashers (2005).  The screen writing credits go to Nick Schenk and Bill Dubuque – Nick Schenk wrote the script for Gran Torino (2006).  The other interesting thing about the film is that it is the first…

UK Weekend Box Office – 17th to 19th October

After a couple of great weeks with Gone Girl (2014) at the top of the UK box office we are back down to Earth with an almighty thump this week.  I’m afraid to report that despite my best efforts, which included barricading the doors to screens showing the film and setting off fire alarms, Teenage…

The Rewrite (2014) Review – Blah Blah Blah

  It’s been too long since I last wrote a review but I’ve been ill and other domestic requirements took over hence my blog has been quiet for the last week or two.  The Rewrite is written and directed by Marc Lawrence who has a history with Hugh Grant having worked on Did You Hear…

North American Weekend Box Office – October 10th – 12th

If I had a handbag I’d be dancing around it.  Gone Girl has managed to stay at number 1 in the North American weekend box office for a second week with takings of $26.8m.  What makes the performance all the more impressive is that this is a small drop off of just 28.6% on the…