The Monday Roundup, July 29th

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

  • Rumour has it there may well be a new Beverly Hills Cop movie on the horizon. Even though the planned TV show failed to make it to a series syndication, the pilot episode apparently went down so well with the studio execs that they have given the greenlight to a new movie instead. I’m not really sure on the logic there, it’s not good enough to make into a series but is good enough to spawn a new movie?
  • The movie franchise that no one wanted, is set to return. Yes, The Butterfly Effect is due to be rebooted. The original starred Ashton Kutcher, and despite only costing $13 million to make, it took $96 million in box office sales. Kutcher starred as a college student who find out he can change past events from his life through his consciousness.
  • Sharknado is the surprise hit of the summer right, right? Well, after airing on the SyFy channel not long back, this Friday, 200 screens across America will be having midnight screenings of this years most bizarre movie. Whether anyone will show up is another thing entirely.
  • The Wolverine finished in pole position at the US box office taking in roughly $55 million, and has taken roughly $141 million worldwide. While The Conjuring took another strong $22 million & Despicable Me 2 showed it still has legs by earning another $16 million.

DVD/Blu-Ray pick of the week

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Steven Soderbergh’s final mainstream Hollywood movie is a fine away to bow out. A tale of prescription drugs, unethical doctors, conspiracies and featuring more twists & turns than spaghetti junction, Side Effects is one of the best films of the year. My review for Side Effects can be found here.

Cinema pick of the week

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The Conjuring is 85% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes and rocking a very good 8/10 over on the IMDb, and it is still yet to be released in the UK. Directed by James Wan, The Conjuring is about “Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse.” and is set to be the best horror movie of the year.

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