Week ending 19/8/14- "Guardians of the chart"
Whew, hopefully Guardians of the Galaxy (pictured) isn't on the top of the box office for too long, 'cause it is not easy coming up with Guardians puns.
Seriously......guardian movie puns are very tricky.
Unfortunately for the pun problems but fortunately for Marvel Studios, those universe saving miscreants racked up another $4.275 million for the week, easily cementing top spot for the second week.
What was more of a surprise was the lackluster opening for Sly and crew in The Expendables 3.
The newest entry in the "ageing action stars get together in scripted events that make no sense" film franchise only pulled a pretty paltry $1.78 million in its opening week.
Just to remind you, last week Guardians of the Galaxy opened with $8 million plus.
Let that sink in for a minute......
Ok, so The Expendables 3 isn't exactly classic film entertainment, but it is a hell of a lot of fun (especially to those of us that have a deep seated and somewhat unnatural love for 80's action films).
All that said, the total box office take was down somewhat with a huge drop off in takings once the top 4 films are accounted for.
Hercules slipped to number 5 with $349,111 for the week and it plummeted from there. Not one of the films in the rest of the top 10 managed to crack the $300,000 mark.
A shout out to fellow podcasting brothers the Who Asked You Show, who recently celebrated their 300th show!
The boys are from Las Vegas and talk about movies, pop-culture and poo. Well not always poo, but often poo talk occurs.
They have appeared on Sunday Arvos and Marshall has appeared on the WAYS a few times and it has always been a heck of a lot of fun.
The show is now available for download from their site, which is below:
Happy 300 gents!!
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 August.
TWO: The History of Film Series will also be updated with BRAND NEW episodes again, from the End of August onwards. Part 12 will be up by the end of August 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 August 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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