James Cameron-Wilson looks at a depressed UK box office, hit by the double whammy of hot weather and a bumper sporting weekend. Spider-Man reigns supreme with Annabelle Comes Home, 7th in a horror series, in at #3. Stuber is at #9 and Jarmusch's The Dead Don't Die debuts at #10. There's a review of the TV series Chernobyl, now out on DVD, as well as Colombian-set indigenous crime drama Birds of Passage, which James claims is "unlike anything I've ever seen before".
James Cameron-Wilson looks at the UK box office figures. Although attendances are still suffering from the hot weather, Spider-Man: Far From Home opened at #1 with a £14.1m gross, pushing Toy Story 4 into second place. Other new films include a Westlife doc, horror film Midsommar, the animated The Queen's Corgi and yet another Luc Besson female assassin movie, Anna. For home release, James recommends The Kindergarten Teacher starring Maggie Gyllenhaal.
James Cameron-Wilson looks at the UK box office, where the hot weather has once more hit admissions. Toy Story 4 still reigns supreme, with the Richard Curtis/Danny Boyle romcom Yesterday coming in at #2 with a very disappointing £2.2m take. Doc Apollo 11 debuts at #8. The recommended home release of the week is Loro from Great Beauty director Paolo Sorrentino, about Silvio Berlusconi.
James Cameron-Wilson on the UK box office, where Aladdin's 4-week chart-topping run was ended by the success of Toy Story 4's opening (though both are Disney films). James reviews that and the new entry at #5, BrightBurn, as well as Child's Play at #9. For his home release of the week, he has chosen If Beale Street Could Talk, based on the James Baldwin novel, which picked up the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress.
James Cameron-Wilson on the latest UK box office numbers, with Aladdin clinging to the #1 spot for the fourth week. New release Men In Black International was just beaten into #2 spot while Asif Kapadia's Diego Maradona doc came in at #9. James's home release of the week is the 1983 political thriller Under Fire with Nick Nolte and Gene Hackman. James also reveals the casting gossip about the latest James Bond movie.
James Cameron-Wilson examines the UK box office where Aladdin held off newcomer X-Men: Dark Phoenix. Another highly-recommended new entry is Emma Thompson comedy Late Night, slipping in at #10. James's home release of the week is Green Book, the Oscar-winning true tale of discrimination in the American South in the 60s, which James also gives a big thumbs-up to.
James Cameron-Wilson looks at the most recent UK box office chart, with the live-action remake of Aladdin still at #1. Godzilla: King of the Monsters opens at #2 while, despite an absence of official numbers, James determines that high-school comedy Booksmart should feature at #7. His DVD of the week is Vice, the biographical drama-comedy about US Vice-President Dick Cheney starring an almost unrecognisable Christian Bale. James's view? The mark of a good film is one you appreciate even more a second time.
James Cameron-Wilson casts his eye over the UK box office, picking up after the previous lethargic week. Disney's live-action remake of Aladdin, with Will Smith in lieu of Robin Williams, clinches the #1 spot, keeping out the Elton John musical Rocketman. In #3 place is The Secret Life of Pets 2. For home release James recommends Mark Gillis's British movie Sink, comparing it to I, Daniel Blake only with laughs.
James Cameron-Wilson dissects the UK box office chart, headed by Keanu Reeves in John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum, boosted by preview screenings. Without that Pokemon Detective Pikachu would have kept pole position. The only other new entry is a Canadian TV cartoon Paw Patrol Mighty Pups. For his DVD of the week, James extols Burning from South Korea's Chang-dong Lee, termed a "mystery romantic drama".
James Cameron-Wilson examines the UK box office chart where admissions have been hit by the warmer weather. Pokemon Detective Pikachu has displaced Avengers: Endgame, which is now the second most successful movie in history (unadjusted for inflation). The Hustle is in at #3 with Aretha Franklin doc Amazing Grace at #8. For home release, James reviews last year's Camera D'Or winner at Cannes, Girl.