James Cameron-Wilson examines the UK box office where Joker steams ahead to £30m after 2 weeks, while the rest succumb to the wet weather. Animated Abominable opens at #2 with Will Smith's Gemini Man at #3. Chris Morris's The Day Shall Come limps in at #8. For home viewing, James recommends the Elle Fanning Isle of Wight-set drama Teen Spirit.
James Cameron-Wilson on the UK box office chart, dominated by a huge £12.6m opening for Joker with Joaquin Phoenix. Judy, with Renee Zellweger, only managed £2.1m at #2. James forecasts that both stars will be Oscar-nominated or, in the case of Judy, "garlanded". For home release James chooses the Mexican film The Chambermaid, which he found compelling in the extreme.
James Cameron-Wilson with the latest news of the UK box office, where Downton Abbey reigns supreme for the third week, amassing an extraordinary £19.4m. New films are horror pic Ready Or Not at #4 and The Goldfinch, based on the Donna Tartt novel at #10. For his home release of the week, James recommends Eighth Grade, an impressive high school drama, billed a comedy, though he didn't feel that was the case.
James Cameron-Wilson casts his eye over the UK box office where, as in the US, the new Brad Pitt sci-fi film Ad Astra takes second place to Downton Abbey, still at #1. Rambo: Last Blood comes in at #4 while the new Melissa McCarthy enters at #14. On DVD is the Austrian/German detective series The Pass while James recommends the Blu-Ray release of the Elton John biopic musical Rocketman, for which Taron Egerton is being tipped for an Oscar nomination.
James Cameron-Wilson looks at the UK box office, where Downton Abbey has scored the highest-ever opening for a British period film. In at #3 is the Jennifer Lopez true-life scam movie Hustlers. For home viewing, James recommends the Blu-Ray release of the 1952 Western High Noon starring Gary Cooper.
James Cameron-Wilson dissects the latest box office news with Once Upon A Time in Hollywood regaining the #1 spot, making it Tarantino's most successful-ever movie. Thriller The Informer only manages to enter the chart at #10 while Mrs. Lowry and Son disappoints at #12. James also reviews cinema doc Memory: The Origins of Alien about the sci-fi classic. His home release is comedy/horror In Fabric.
James Cameron-Wilson on the UK box office, again hit by hot weather with Gerard Butler thriller Angel Has Fallen in #1 spot and horror films Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark at #5 and Crawl at #7. For his home release, James recommends Wild Rose, about a Glaswegian woman dreaming of being a country singer starring Jessie Buckley.
James Cameron-Wilson looks at the latest UK box office figures, with Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon A Time In Hollywood storming into #1 position, despite its near three-hour length. Dora & The Lost City of Gold enters at #4, near-the-knuckle comedy Good Boys is in at #6 and Uglydolls debuts at #11.
For his home release of the week, James admires the violent Western The Sisters Brothers, starring John C. Reilly and Joaquin Phoenix.
James Cameron-Wilson looks at the UK box office, still dominated by the rampaging Lion King. He recommends the 80s-set Blinded By The Light which enters at #4 though is less keen on The Art of Racing In The Rain, which didn't even make it into the top ten. For home release, his tip is Gloria Bell, starring Julianne Moore.
James Cameron-Wilson looks at an historic week for the UK box office with The Lion King roaring to £37m, with Disney also having #2 spot with Toy Story 4 and #10 with Aladdin. He reviews Horrible Histories: The Movie - Rotten Romans, a spin-off from the TV series ('#6) and The Current War, about the competition to supply the United States with Electricity (#8). For home release, he recommends the Blu-Ray release of Hal Ashby's 1978 triple Oscar-winner Coming Home, starring Jane Fonda and Jon Voight.