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The Man

(2005)

Director(s)
Les Mayfield
Stars
Samuel L. Jackson
Eugene Levy
Luke Goss
Miguel Ferrer
Susie Essman
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2015 proves to be a big year for films, with some genuinely great movies, The Force Awakens proved to be better than expected while Spectre proved to be not as good as Skyfall.

Looking at the films coming out in 2016 one thing for sure that I notice, although there are some big films this early in the year I'm not as excited as I was this time last year.

I've missed out some big films here, mainly because they are just another superhero movie, or just another comedy, the 10 film here are the films us here at 25thframe.co.uk are most excited about.

  1. Star Wars Rogue One
  2. After 2015's Star Wars: The Force Awakens we were all really excited for the Star Wars universe again and although Disney are taking a big risk by producing what is essentially a prequel to the original film, and sequel to Revenge of the Sith, this should be excellent even if it has an ounce of the greatness of The Force Awakens.

  3. Batman V Superman Dawn of Justice
  4. We loved The Man of Steel, and this pairing, and start of The League of Justice is something to look forward to, the trailer look great so we should be in for a great film.

  5. Ghostbusters
  6. The original is still one of our all time favourite movies, McCarthy as a leading lady is a joy to watch and will be great with a proton pack, Paul Feig (director) just needs to do a really good job of directing, we have full faith in him!

  7. Suicide Squad
  8. The first trailer got us really pumped for this, if the final product is as crazy as the comic book and the promise this could be one to look out for.

  9. The Hateful Eight
  10. Tarantino back in the Western arena, his early career promised more than his latter career has delivered but he is still one of the few directors that can make us want to see a film.

  11. How to Be Single
  12. We are always up for a laugh and female led comedies are the flavour of the time, We loved both Pitch Perfect films and Rebel Wilson is always good for a laugh, Dakota Johnson won us over in Fifty Shades of Grey.

  13. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  14. Not a massive Harry Potter fans here, but we are intrigued by the universe, the rides and areas at Universal Theme Parks in Florida are amazing and thats the feeling we had when watching the trailer.

  15. Finding Dory
  16. Finding Nemo is the greatest Pixar film to date, so can this go wrong? The idea and the teaser don't do it for us so were scared!

  17. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
  18. Mixing Jane Austin with a zombie apocalypse is just a genius move, cant wait!

  19. Dads Army
  20. We don't like the TV series, but you cant argue that when the first trailer was released it just oozed with Britishness of a by gone era, the cast is also inspired, hence this just makes the list.

Let us know what you think of the list and what your looking forward to in 2016.

Mission:Impossible Rogue Nation this week takes over as the top film on the Video charts on its debut week of release.

Rogue Nation was release at the UK box office, after being brought forward, on the 31st July 2015 to good reviews and a number 1 debut.

The film had a good run on the box office staying on the official top 15 for 9 weeks and had an extra 4 weeks floating around the box office.

Rogue Nation is the 172nd highest grossing film in the UK with a total gross of £21 million, it is also the 77th highest grossing film in the world with $682.1 million.

Ant-Man after a new entry at the top falls down to number 4 this week.

Also new on the UK video charts this week is Pixels at number 3 and The Man From U.N.C.L.E. at number 6.

Looks like somethings annoyed the Man of Steele!

More questions than answers in the new clip from Batman V Superman Dawn of Justice.

Across the global box office this week Terminator Genisys gets a return to the top thanks to big numbers from its Chinese release.

The film was a relatively big hit earlier in the year on its western release and now gets a big boost and goes back on top, from 26 countries it takes $23.7 million for a global $409 million.

Highest new film of the week if War Room which is new at number 9, the faith based film take $11.3 million from just 11 countries.

Top grossing film on the chart is Minions which break the $ 1 Billion barrier this week and becomes the fourth film in 2015 to do so.

Here is the full global top 10.

  1. Terminator Genisys - $23,790,000
  2. Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation - $23,600,000
  3. Straight Outta Compton - $19,743,530
  4. Minions - $17,824,480
  5. Hitman Agent 47 - $16,950,000
  6. Hundred Regiments Offensive - $16,200,000
  7. The Dead End - $14,000,000 $14,000,000
  8. Inside Out - $12,256,000
  9. War Room - $11,325,000
  10. The Man From U.N.C.L.E. - $9,970,000
In a mixed up week at the UK box office, using figures including 2 days of previews Adam Sandlers Pixels takes over a the top, the true winner is Inside Out.

If you take away the 2 days of previews Pixar's Inside Out is by far the biggest film of the weekend, and indeed of the week with only a 3% drop from the previous weeks takings.

But lets not take away from the given champion and Pixels duly takes over at the top of the UK box office with a weekend gross of £2.7 million.

After a slamming from critics last weeks top film, Fantastic Four, makes a dramatic fall from the top and lands at number 6 this week with a total gross after 2 weekends of £4.8 million.

The re-image of the superhero franchise simply hasn't worked and the new film will come no-where near the 2005 version which took £12.4 million or it's sequel 4: Rise of The Silver Surfer which took almost the same amount.

Other new film this week include The Man From U.N.C.L.E. at number 4 and Trainwreck, on a limited release, at number 5, Simon Pegg's new film Absolutely Anything enters at number 9.

Historical charts

A year ago
The Inbetweeners 2 continued their run at the top of the box office while The Expendables 3 was new at 3.

Five years ago
Toy Story 3 continued to rule the box office at the top while the critically panned The Last Airbender was new at 3.

Ten years ago
Charlie and The Chocolate Factory was still the top film in the UK while new at 2 was The Island with Ewan McGregor and Scarlett Johansson

Fifteen years ago
Gone In 60 Seconds stayed at the top for another week while, no new entries inside the top 5 so Rules of Engagement entered highest at number 6.

Twenty years ago
Batman Forever gave up the top spot to the much criticised Waterworld starring Kevin Costner and directed by Kevin Reynolds.

Twenty five years ago
Tom Cruise was at the top with Days of Thunder on its debut weekend knocking Total Recall into second place.

Mission:Impossible Rogue Nation stays the top film across the globe for another week although in comparison it is released in 63 countries whereas Straight Outta Compton shows strong figures from America alone.

Rogue Nation takes $63 million globally this week and is starting to slow down, it's global take is now $373.4 which should put it ahead of part 3 but it will struggle to beat the others.

Compton makes an impressive debut at number 2 with $56 million from America alone, it gets released across the globe in the coming weeks but its home territory is where the audience is.

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. makes it's debut this week at number 3 from 24 countries with $25.5 million, it will be seen as a disappointment.

Here is the full global top 10

  1. Mission:Impossible Rogue Nation - $63,100,000
  2. Straight Outta Compton - $56,106,165
  3. The Man From U.N.C.L.E. - $25,535,000
  4. Fantastic Four - $24,200,000
  5. Go Away Mr. Tumor - $21,500,000
  6. Minions - $20,161,200
  7. Veteran - $18,250,000
  8. Pixels - $15,415,000
  9. Inside Out - $13,435,000
  10. Brothers Blood Against Blood - $13,040,000
Starring some of the biggest names in hip hop Straight Outta Compton this week smashes into the top spot in American on it's debut week.

Directed by F. Gary Gary and starring the likes of Ice Cube and Dr. Dre the semi autobiographical film takes the top spot with a weekend gross of $56.1 million.

After a couple of weeks at the top Mission:Impossible Rogue Nation falls a single place to number 2, in America the film has to date grossed $138 million.

Also new in America is The Man From U.N.C.L.E. which rather disappointingly limps into 3rd on the box office.

Highest grossing film on the US top 12 this week is Minions at number 8 which has a US gross of $312 million so far.

Check out the full top 12 on 25thframe.co.uk

Like there is no stopping the man Liam Neeson, not only is he top of the box office chart with Taken 3 but he is also top of the video charts with A Walk Among The Tombstones.

The film was released into UK cinemas on 19th September 2014 and was a small hit, it managed to debut at number 2 on the box office with £1.3 million but fell sharply only managing 3 weeks.

It spent another 3 weeks outside the box office top 15 ending up with a £3.7 million total gross.

Falling from the top this week, Lucy manages to still sell strongly and is at number 2 this week.

Also new this week is: Big Oscar film Boyhood at number 3, A Most Wanted Man at number 4 and The Riot Club at number 13.

Nothing could stop the Man of Steel from taking the top of the UK box office this week as Zack Snyers new take on Superman enters at the top.

We all saw it coming, like a speeding bullet perhaps, the re-imagined Superman franchise achieved big numbers last weekend. During it's opening weekend it took £11.2 million in Britain making it the 36 best opening weekend ever in the UK. After Earth falls into second place, not bad considering the bad reviews it's had.

Last year Prometheus was still at the top of the UK box office and during a quiet week for new releases Rocks of Ages was the highest new film at 4.

Five years go Sex and the City got knocked from the top spot into 2nd as The Incredible Hulk took over during it's opening weekend.

Ten years ago it was still all about The Matrix Reloaded riding the top spot while the highest new film was Identity at 3.

Fifteen years ago it was still The Wedding Singer at the top, and with almost no new films out that week the highest new film was Stiff Upper Lips right down at 10.

After a couple of weeks at the top of the UK box office for Oz we now have a full change with The Croods leading the way.

Dreamworks animated comedy The Croody debuted at the top this week with £5.4 million. Last weeks top film, Oz the Great and Powerful fell to number 3, as Jack the Giant Slayer debuted in the runner up spot.

A year ago The Hunger Games made it's chart debut with a lot of hype and £4.9 million is takings. It knocked 21 Jump Street to number 2.

Five years ago there was a huge change in the chart with the whole top 4 was new, heading the pack was Horton Hears a Who! Which debuted with £2.9 million. The previous weeks top film, 10,000 BC fell to 5.

Ten years ago just Married hit the top spot, although the takings from the weekend were very low and it didn't even make $pound;1 million. The previus weeks top film, Maid in Manhattan fell to 2.

Fifteen years ago it was still Titanic, by which point it has by far become the biggest film in the UK ever and it's total was running at £51 million. In this week Leonardo DiCaprio hit a double whammy at the top as he was also the star of the highest new film, at 2, The Man in the Iron Mask.

Sorry about the pun! To mark the release of the full Star Wars Saga on Blu-ray for the first time BT turned the BT Tower into a giant Lightsaber, and pretty cool it looked too.

As luck would have it the body of the tower does resemble the handle of a Star Wars Light Saber, so they then projected a very powerful light from the top to get the effect.

Turning on the Lightsaber was the man behind C-3PO Anthony Daniels and the party that took place at the top of the tower was attended by many other stars from the saga.

If you feel you need to get the Blu-ray version of the films, with all the new changes that have happened over the past 40 years then you can buy it via Amazon.co.uk.

Check out the picture and video below to see the tower in action.

New Superman film shaping up nicely, new cast, director and direction

We all remember the 2006 Superman movie directed by Brian Singer and starring Brandon Routh, yes that's right it was rubbish. Now the franchise is in new hands it looks like director Zach Synder has got the right idea.

In an interview with Hero Complex the director is looking at the film as if there had been no film before it, yay, maybe Singer should have done the same.

Singer tried to do a sequel to the Richard Donner/Christopher Reeve film and on the whole it failed, now Synder is looking at doing a “reboot” of the franchise. I know this is a term which is bantered about a lot but this is one franchise, like Batman before it, that really needs to be looked at again, or left alone completely but that's a discussion for another day, the day after this Superman hit cinemas.

On board for the new film is British star of television series The Tudors Henry Cavill who will play the very American Superman, also on board is Kevin Costner and Diane Lane who will play Clark Kent's parents. It's also been rumoured that Viggo Mortensen will play General Zod in the film which goes a long way to revealing where the story will go.

Snyder is just wrapped Sucker Punch and is going into pre-production for The Man of Steel now with an expected release date of 2012.

It's like it was 1991 again and there is a new Robin Hood film in production, this time it wont star an American with a fake British accent, it'll star an Australian with a fake British accent.

That Aussie will be Russell Crowe, and today USA Today has the first image of the man in his "Hood" gear, check out the image below.

The BBC currently has a TV series of Robin Hood running on Saturday night, it's now in it's 3rd series, I;m not a fan of the show but this could be what has ignited the reason for this film. Now don't get me wrong the film is being directed by Ridley Scott who is one of the best British directors alive and I usually love his movies, but the image of Robin Hood in the BBC promos is how I imagine Robin Hood to be.

The publicity still of Robin Hood looks more like someone caught Russell Crowe out on a Sunday afternoon taking the dog for a walk and he thought he would take a bow and arrow in case he saw some deer to shoot.

I'm not quite sure what different angle this film can have on the legend but I can tell you that I was more excited about Kevin Costner's Prince of Thieves back in 1991 than I am this.

Chart info

UK release date:

Highest chart position: 10

Weeks on box office: 2

Chart history
Date
Place
Gross
10 / N
£329,233
13 / 
£157,752
Non-chart history
Finer details

Total UK gross £647,675 and the 3137th top grossing film in the UK

UK BBFC Certificate: 12

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