The Monday roundup, June 3rd

The Monday roundup is your handy little guide to everything movie related. Including the best of the weekends news, what’s new on DVD & Blu-Ray & what you can look forward to at the cinema this week.

News bites

  • Not so long ago, Will Smith was one of the most bankable stars in Hollywood, and while I’m sure his reign as the box office King is far from over, his recent release, After Earth has proved somewhat of a flop so far. Currently sitting at 12% on Rotten Tomatoes and having taken roughly $26.5 million at the US box office, with a budget of $130 million, this M. Night Shyamalan directed feature is set to be a complete washout unless it makes its money up internationally.
  • After initially saying “no” to directing Bond 24, it now appears that Sam Mendes will indeed be directing James Bond’s next adventure. Production company EON have stated they will simply wait for Mendes to be available in order for him to make them even more money.
  • Transformers 4 is slowly building up to its release next year, and director Michael Bay has been showing off some new designs for the Autobot characters. Well, when I say characters what I mean is we can see pictures of the cars that will become robots. All the pictures can be found here including heavy hitting new ‘bot Hound.

Video of the week

Well, this certainly looks interesting………

DVD/Blu-Ray pick of the week


Wreck-It Ralph finally makes its way onto DVD & Blu-ray this week. I bought this on import a few months back, and it really is an incredible film. If you would like to know more, you can read my review here.

TV film pick of the week

unbreakable-pstrUnbreakable, Tuesday 4th June

ITV 2, 11:45 PM

Remember when M. Night Shyamalan was good? I know, it’s difficult isn’t it? But believe me when I say that he could actually once direct tense thrillers with a nice twist at the end. Give it a watch, and then wonder where it all went wrong.

Cinema pick of the week


Already selected in my Four Films For June feature, The Amityville Asylum is loosely based on the real Amityville murders of 1974. Amityville will be getting a short theatrical run before its release on dvd and download later in the year, so if you have a craving for some horror this week you better catch it while you can.


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