Review: Fast & Furious 6 (2013)

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Twelve years after the first instalment crashed into cinemas, and the absurdly over-the-top Fast & Furious series is still plumbing new depths in a bid to entertain, dazzle and satisfy its audiences burgeoning expectations. It’s a relief, then, that Fast & Furious 6 matches expectations to earn its place as a worthy, if not better, successor to Fast Five and a preposterously rousing blockbuster on its own merits. Continue reading “Review: Fast & Furious 6 (2013)”

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Review: G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013)

G.I. Joe Retaliation

Though G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra was considered by many to be a complete and utter write-off, it also had a cartoonish and flippant sensibility that resulted in a decent box office haul, making its sequel, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, inevitable. The sequel, however, which finds new director Jon M. Chu and screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick attempt to overhaul the series, loses that camp buffoonery and replaces it with an all-too serious military realism that’s sluggish and irritating. Continue reading “Review: G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013)”

Evening Standard British Film Awards 2012: Nominations

Shame, Tyrannosaur and Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy lead the nominations for the 39th London Evening Standard British Film Awards.

Selected by a host of Britain’s leading film critics, the London Evening Standard British Film Awards recognise the skill and audacity of those involved with the British film industry.

The awards, hosted by Stephen Mangan, will take place on Monday, February 6 Continue reading “Evening Standard British Film Awards 2012: Nominations”

US Box Office: June 10 – 12, 2011

1. Super 8 – $35.4M

2. X-Men: First Class – $24.1M

3. The Hangover Part II – $17.6M

4. Kung Fu Panda 2 – $16.5M

5. Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides – $10.9M

6. Bridesmaids – $10M

7. Midnight In Paris – $6.1M

8. Judy Moody And The Not Bummer Summer – $6M

9. Thor – $2.4M

10. Fast Five – $1.7M

UK Box Office – June 3 – 5, 2011

1. X-Men: First Class – £5,438,386

2. The Hangover Part II – £3,826,158

3. Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides – £2,144,179

4. Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules – £645,196

5. JLS: Eyes Wide Open – £463,914

6. Senna – £375,173

7. Ready – £236,868

8. Rio – £94.127

9. Fast Five – £77,874

10. Thor – £59,994

US Box Office: June 3 – 5, 2011

1. X-Men: First Class – $56M

2. The Hangover Part II – $32.5M

3. Kung Fu Panda 2 – $24.3M

4. Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides – $18M

5. Bridesmaids – $12.1M

6. Thor – $4.2M

7. Fast Five – $3.3M

8. Midnight In Paris – $2.9M

9. Jumping The Broom – $865,000

10. Something Borrowed – $835,000

US Box Office: May 27 – 29, 2011

1. The Hangover Part II – $86.5M

2. Kung Fu Panda 2 – $48M

3. Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides – $39.3M

4. Bridesmaids – $16.4M

5. Thor – $9.3M

6. Fast Five – $6.6M

7. Midnight In Paris – $2M

8. Jumping The Broom – $1.9M

9. Something Borrowed – $1.8M

10. Rio – $1.7M

US Box Office: May 20 – 22, 2011

1. Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides – $90.1M

2. Bridesmaids – $21.1M

3. Thor – £15.5M

4. Fast Five – $10.6M

5. Rio – $4.7M

6. Priest – $4.6M

7. Jumping The Broom – $3.7M

8. Something Borrowed – $3.4M

9. Water For Elephants – $2.1M

10. Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family – $1M

UK Box Office – May 13 – 15, 2011

1. Thor – £1,360,418

2. Fast Five – £1,155,540

3. Attack The Block – £1,133,859

4. Insidious – £963,963

5. Hanna – £821,081

6. Water for Elephants – £695,631

7. Rio – £592,142

8. Something Borrowed – £489,848

9. Priest – £202,483

10. Arthur – £151,755

US Box Office: May 13 – 15, 2011

1. Thor – $34.7M

2. Bridesmaids – $26.2M

3. Fast Five – $20.4M

4. Priest – $14.9M

5. Rio – $8.2M

6. Jumping The Broom – $7M

7. Something Borrowed – $6.8M

8. Water For Elephants – $4.2M

9. Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family – $2.2M

10. Soul Surfer – $1.8M