Week ending 14/4/14- "The Bricks Rule"
Who said that a children's building blocks wouldn't make a good movie?
Well everyone actually. But The Lego Movie has proved everyone wrong and this week it shot ahead of last weeks number 1 Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
Ordinarily you would say that school holiday crowds have pushed the family friendly flick above the M rated Captain and co, but in this case there was a disparity of some $1.5 million dollars. Don't despair, Cap is still doing ok.
School holidays have almost certainly been a factor in shunting Mr Peabody and Sherman up to number 5 with a massive +36% change from last week. That has to be close to the highest percentage gain of the year for any movie (rule 1: never discount the appeal of a kids movie to frazzled parents!).
Newbies The Grand Budapest Hotel and Divergent both opened well, but all of this upward movement was at the expense of Noah which sank (pun very much intended), to number 6 with a -44% drop from last week.
However the biggest loser of the top ten this week has to be Muppets Most Wanted, which opened extremely poorly at number 7 (we are in the middle of school holidays remember...) taking only $1.064 million (after preview screenings were added in). That does not bode well for Kermit and friends.
The following site updates will be happening soon (hopefully I will be able to keep to the schedule below!):
ONE: The remaining Sunday Arvos podcast's (ie. one's that are missing from the list) will be updated by the end of April.
TWO: The History of Film Series will also be updated with BRAND NEW episodes again, from the End of April onwards. Part 12 will be up by the end of March with many more parts to follow (roughly 1 every month)
THREE: The Rocket Show and The Peanut Gallery Podcasts are in the process of being re-mastered (no really, the audio quality wasn't great when they were recorded so they need to be fixed up), and will be uploaded in bits and pieces from the end of April as well.
Marshall on the TV
Yes, it's true. Someone allowed Marshall to appear on the TV Box.
A couple of weeks ago James Tinniswood and that handsome stranger to the left there, sat down with Alana Shootingstar and Scott Black on "The Late Nite Show, with Scott Black", on 31 Digital, (the old Briz 31 Channel).
The topic of discussion moved from Marshall's start in comedy, to live biscuit reviews, a new movie review show starring Marshall and James, and the fact that local Brisbane comedian Steven J Whiteley is a dark wizard.
Now, that episode (Season 3, Ep 13) is up on the Tube of You, and you can check that out at the official "Late Nite Show" You Tube Channel. Or, if you dare, you can see Marshall's segment right below on this very site.
PODCAST 23 - Who Asked Sunday Arvos??
The answer is, they did. Now available on the Podcasts page is when the Who Asked You Show from Las Vegas, NV in the US of A, was the special guest on Sunday Afternoons.
Expect a lot of movie talk, a lot of discussion about how far behind Australian movie releases are and a whole lot more of everything else.
And to check out Marshall's appearance on the Who Asked You Show, check out their website or the itunes link right here....
And for a special blooper behind the scenes peak see below.......
Who Asked Sunday Arvos - Sneak peak/blooper.......
Check out the clip below for a peak behind the scenes of the Who Asked Sunday Arvos special cross over event.
This blooper was the result of an on-going discussion about the appropriateness (or lack thereof) of a new DVD to be released "The Vietnam War in HD".
Charlie and Jabari were giving their version of what the DVD commentary would be, until it ran over time.....Marshall kept recording anyway......
The name says what it is about....
Make sure to check out this great web series hosted by Jerry Seinfeld and featuring some amazing comedians. Really funny and they are only 12 mins long. How easy is that.
All the eps are now available, episode 2 is the pick of the bunch with Ricky Gervais, also really worth a look is the last episode with Michael Richards but they are all good. Check it out at crackle.com or at comediansincarsgettingcoffee.com. Or just click on the big picture above....
MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEK:
Trailer of the week
Check out this stunning short film "Archetype" by special effects wizard Aaron Sims (who has worked on "Rise of the Planet of the Apes", "Transformers" and many more. The rights have just been picked up by 20th Century Fox and it will be expanded into a feature length film. Much the same as "District 9" was.....and look what happened there.
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