Week ending 29/9/14- "Running to the top"
Two weeks in a row and The Maze Runner (pictured) is number 1 at the Australian box office. While it did drop -16% from its opening week (not that big a drop when you actually think about it...), it managed to pull in another $3.00 million for the week.
Currently most of Australia is in the grip of another round of school holidays, and with that comes a much easier commute to work in the morning for regular joes, but also a plethora of painfully poor kid/teenage-centric movies.
Planes: Fire and Rescue would be a fine example of this and it increased its take from its opening week (which was just before school holidays started), by a huge 60% to nab almost $1 million.
But that is mere crumbs compared to the school holiday boost that some other G and PG flicks managed to attract.
The Boxtrolls rose a staggering 123% from its opening week and took in $1.28 million, while The House of Magic blitzed everyone with a gigantic 342% lift from its first week.
Elsewhere things were markedly calmer, however there is one other point of interest. With all this talk of school holidays, you would think that releasing an MA15+ rated raunchy adult comedy would be doomed to fail amid all the animated fare.
Well you would be right. Aussie newbie The Little Death, had a very poor opening week with a take of $83,546, which was only enough for 17 on the box office charts.
Surely someone in distribution has a calendar.....or perhaps the filmmakers didn't have a choice. If that is the case, then more shame distributors.....
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 October.
TWO: The History of Film Series will also be updated with BRAND NEW episodes again, from the End of October onwards. Part 12 will be up by the end of October 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 October 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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