James Cameron-Wilson examines the UK box office where Aladdin held off newcomer X-Men: Dark Secrets. 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.
Reporting from New York, James Cameron-Wilson casts his eye down the UK box office chart, where Avengers: Endgame still rules supreme. But there are new films, with Long Shot starring Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron the most successful. Other new entries reviewed by James are The Curse of La Llorona, Tolkien and A Dog's Journey. James also drops into the conversation the Hollywood star he met at the Actor's Studio.
James Cameron-Wilson looks at the extraordinary box office success of Avengers: Endgame, in theory the last in the series of Marvel superhero movies. It's the quickest film ever to take one billion dollars worldwide, in half the time of the previous record-holder, Avengers: Infinity War. James assesses whether he thinks the unconverted will find it worth seeing. For home release he reviews Minding the Gap, an Obama favourite, a documentary about young men growing up in Illinois.
James Cameron-Wilson on the UK box office, hit for six by the unusually hot Easter Bank Holiday weekend. With Shazam! back at #1, the top English language entry is Red Joan with Judi Dench at #5, followed by Neil Jordan's Greta at #6. James also reviews mid90s, the directorial debut of Jonah Hill, which limped in at #23 in the chart. Next week, he points out, will be dominated by Avengers Endgame, already breaking records in China.
James Cameron-Wilson casts his eye down the UK box office top ten, with Dumbo regaining top spot as the holidays begin, pushing Shazam! to #2 spot. Wonder Park debuts at #3, the Hellboy remake is at #4, highly-regarded Wild Rose makes it in at #6 and Little, with the youngest executive producer ever in Hollywood, is at #8. For home release, James looks at the Blu-Ray release of One, Two, Three. Billy Wilder's 1961 Berlin-set comedy stars James Cagney in his last major role and, James says, is due to a re-evaluation.
James Cameron-Wilson runs his eye down the UK box office chart, with age-shift superhero movie Shazam! pushing Dumbo from the front spot, a new Pet Semetary at #3 and French-directed western The Sisters Brothers clocking in at #9. Out for home release is Mary Poppins Returns, which will no doubt fly off the shelves and 1952 Finnish classic The White Reindeer, which might have a little more trouble getting into the air.