Archive for June, 2011

Eminem branded “evil” for depicting suicide in ‘Space Bound’ video

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

Eminem has been branded “evil” by parenting groups after portraying suicide in his new music video for ‘Space Bound’.

The 38-year-old rapper premiered the promo earlier this week, which sees him have a split personality only for one half of him to commit suicide by shooting himself in the head.

Eminem also hallucinates strangling his on-screen girlfriend, played by porn star Sasha Grey.

Parenting groups have now criticised the video for portraying violence against women and showing an extreme method of suicide.

“People who do this are really quite evil. Children are influenced by the things they see. If we feed violence, it becomes strong. Like an addiction,” a spokesperson for Mothers Against Violence told The Mirror.

“It’s all about the money with these videos. Eminem isn’t thinking about the families affected. It’s selfish – it comes to a point when selfishness becomes evil.”

Gordon Ramsay’s ‘Love’s Kitchen’ flops with just £121 at box office

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011
Gordon Ramsay in 'Love's Kitchen'

A romantic comedy which features a cameo appearance from TV chef Gordon Ramsay has taken just £121 from its opening weekend.

Love’s Kitchen has been mauled by the critics on its release and currently has a score of 8% on Rotten Tomatoes and 4.6/10 on IMDb.

The film, which stars Dougray Scott as an an up-and-coming London chef alongside ex-EastEnders star Michelle Ryan, had a site average of only £24 across each of its five screens, The Guardian reports.

By contrast, the weekend’s biggest opening was Bridesmaids, which took £3.44 million, including previews of £1.03m.


‘Bridesmaids’ debuts at UK box office No. 1

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

Bridesmaids has seen off competition from Kung Fu Panda 2 and Green Lantern to top the UK box office.

The Kristen Wiig-led comedy, which also stars Rose Byrne and The IT Crowd‘s Chris O’Dowd, pulls in a strong £3.4 million to bag first place on its debut weekend on release.

The opening haul is £1 million more than the debut for Ryan Reynolds’s DC Comics superhero movie last week. Bridesmaids had a two-day head-start having opened on Wednesday, but didn’t have Green Lantern‘s benefit of extra revenue from 3D screens.

Three of this week’s top five films are comedies, with Bad Teacher and The Hangover Part II landing at numbers four and five respectively.

Formula 1 documentary Senna continues its impressive box office run as it spends its fourth weekend in the chart. Asif Kapadia’s account of sporting legend Ayrton Senna’s life has now taken more than £2.5 million in UK ticket sales.

Elsewhere, the only other new movie to make a dent in the top ten is Bollywood release Double Dhamaal, starring Sanjay Dutt and Ritesh Deshmukh.

The UK box office top ten in full:
1. (-) Bridesmaids – £3,445,395
2. (2) Kung Fu Panda 2 – £1,532,459
3. (1) Green Lantern – £1,105,089
4. (3) Bad Teacher – £1,061,551
5. (4) The Hangover Part II – £801,784
6. (5) X-Men: First Class – £709,787
7. (6) Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides – £523,494
8. (7) Senna – £264,484
9. (8) Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules – £155,605
10. (-) Double Dhamaal – £117,285

Jason Derülo snatches second singles No.1

Sunday, June 26th, 2011
Don't Wanna Go Home, Jason Derulo

Jason Derülo has landed straight in at number one on the UK singles chart with ‘Don’t Wanna Go Home’.

The 21-year-old outpaced previous champion ‘Changed The Way You Kissed Me’ by Example and Calvin Harris’s ‘Bounce’ to snag his second UK chart-topper. He last reached pole position with ‘In My Head’ back in February 2010.

Dutch DJ Vato Gonazlez and UK grime collective Foreign Beggars score the week’s second highest new entry with ‘Badman Riddim (Jump)’ at seven, just pipping Lady GaGa’s ‘The Edge Of Glory’, which steps to eight from 16 following the launch of the song’s official video last week.

The Top 10 in full:

1. (-) Jason Derülo: ‘Don’t Wanna Go Home’
2. (1) Example: ‘Changed The Way You Kissed Me’
3. (2) Calvin Harris ft. Kelis: ‘Bounce’
4. (4) Pitbull ft. Ne-Yo, Afrojack and Nayer: ‘Give Me Everything’
5. (3) Ed Sheeran: ‘The A-Team’
6. (7) Alexandra Stan: ‘Mr Saxobeat’
7. (-) Vato Gonzalez ft. Foreign Beggars: ‘Badman Riddim (Jump)’
8. (16) Lady GaGa: ‘The Edge Of Glory’
9. (6) Nicole Scherzinger ft. 50 Cent: ‘Right There’
10. (8) Aloe Blacc: ‘I Need A Dollar’


‘Green Lantern’ beats ‘Panda’ at UK box office

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011
'Green Lantern' still

Green Lantern has topped the UK box office on its first weekend on release.

The 3D superhero epic, starring Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively, takes in £2.4 million to edge past family movie Kung Fu Panda 2 and claim the number one spot.

Green Lantern‘s opening falls significantly short of the Kung Fu Panda sequel’s £6 million bow and the £11 million debut for the latest Pirates of the Caribbean movie. Fellow comic book adaptation X-Men: First Class took in more than £5 million on its first weekend earlier this month, despite not having the benefit of a box office boost from the price of 3D tickets.

Cameron Diaz and Justin Timberlake comedy Bad Teacher charts at number three, while The Hangover Part II and X-Men round out the top five.

Elsewhere, Catherine Deneuve and Gérard Depardieu’s French comedy Potiche debuts at number nine with just over £200,000.

Kevin Macdonald’s YouTube-sourced documentary Life in a Day and Mel Gibson’s The Beaver both fail to make a dent in the top ten.

The UK box office top ten in full:

1. (-) Green Lantern – £2,472,969
2. (1) Kung Fu Panda 2 – £2,277,474
3. (-) Bad Teacher – £1,958,656
4. (2) The Hangover Part II – £1,504,318
5. (3) X-Men: First Class – £1,219,141
6. (4) Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides – £917,188
7. (7) Senna – £376,286
8. (6) Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules – £227,995
9. (-) Potiche – £201,588
10. (5) Honey 2 – £176,140

Example beats Calvin Harris to singles No.1

Sunday, June 19th, 2011
Example at the Capital FM Summertime Ball

Example has retained the number one spot on the UK singles chart with ‘Changed The Way You Kissed Me’.

The ‘Kickstarts’ rapper emerged victorious from a close sales battle with Calvin Harris and ‘Bounce’, which temporarily snatched pole position on Wednesday’s midweek update.

Despite missing out on number one, Harris celebrates in ‘Bounce’ his eighth top Top 40 hit. He previously reached the peak of the rankings with ‘I’m Not Alone’ in 2009 and ‘Dance Wiv Me’ in 2008.

Debuting at three this week is Ed Sheeran and ‘The A Team’, while ‘Spaceship’, Tinchy Stryder’s team-up with Dappy, touches down at five. The N-Dubz star previously confessed on Twitter to being disappointed with the track’s chart performance.

Glancing past the top five, Nicole Scherzinger, Alexandra Stan and Aloe Blacc occupy spots six to eight after falling three apiece with respective tracks ‘Right There’, ‘Mr Saxobeat’ and ‘I Need A Dollar’.

The Top 10 in full:
1. (1) Example: ‘Changed The Way You Kissed Me’
2. (-) Calvin Harris ft. Kelis: ‘Bounce’
3. (-) Ed Sheeran: ‘The A-Team’
4. (2) Pitbull ft. Ne-Yo, Afrojack and Nayer: ‘Give Me Everything’
5. (-) Tinchy Stryder & Dappy: ‘Spaceship’
6. (3) Nicole Scherzinger ft. 50 Cent: ‘Right There’
7. (4) Alexandra Stan: ‘Mr Saxobeat’
8. (5) Aloe Blacc: ‘I Need A Dollar’
9. (7) LMFAO ft. Lauren Bennett & Goonrock: ‘Party Rock Anthem’
10. (9) Jennifer Lopez ft. Lil Wayne: ‘I’m Into You’

Source: Official Charts Company

The Muppets spoof ‘Green Lantern’ in new trailer…

Friday, June 17th, 2011

The latest trailer for The Muppets has spoofed Ryan Reynolds’ superhero movie Green Lantern.

The new minute-long ‘Being Green’ teaser pokes fun at this week’s comic book blockbuster, with a modified Green Lantern oath being recited by Kermit the Frog. The promo follows on from trailers that parodied romantic comedies and The Hangover: Part II.

Watch the new Muppets teaser trailer below:

Calvin Harris – Bounce feat. Kelis

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

‘Kung Fu Panda 2’ leads UK box office

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011
'Kung Fu Panda 2' still

Kung Fu Panda 2 has debuted in first place at the UK box office.

The DreamWorks 3D animation, featuring the voices of Jack Black and Angelina Jolie, pulls in more than £6 million to hold off competition from The Hangover Part II and last week’s chart topper X-Men: First Class.

Kung Fu Panda‘s strong opening means that the last four weeks have all seen movies open to more than £5 million following Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, The Hangover Part II and X-Men: First Class.

Dance movie Honey 2 enters the chart at number five, while Formula 1 documentary Senna falls to number seven despite an increase in box office takings.

Horror remake Mother’s Day is the only other new release to chart in the top ten as it bows at number nine with a slim £94,000.

The UK box office top ten in full:
1. (-) Kung Fu Panda 2 – £6,188,897
2. (2) The Hangover Part II – £2,759,847
3. (1) X-Men: First Class – £2,401,492
4. (3) Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides – £1,580,778
5. (-) Honey 2 – £520,654
6. (4) Diary of a Wimpy Kids: Rodrick Rules – £455,240
7. (6) Senna – £408,923
8. (7) Ready – £114,878
9. (-) Mother’s Day – £94,385
10. (8) Rio – £65,682

Example celebrates first UK singles No.1

Sunday, June 12th, 2011
Example: 'Changed The Way You Kissed Me'

Example has collected his first UK singles chart number one with ‘Changed The Way You Kissed Me’.

The London-born rapper – real name Elliot Gleave – ended Pitbull, Ne-Yo and Afrojack’s three-week reign atop the rankings after shifting over 115,000 copies of his first solo track of 2011.

At three this week is newly-announced X Factor USA judge Nicole Scherzinger and her 50 Cent collaboration ‘Right There’, which becomes the Pussycat Doll’s third consecutive solo top five hit after climbing from last Sunday’s 14.

Elsewhere, Coldplay make their triumphant return to the top 40 at six with ‘Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall’, while former chart-toppers ‘Party Rock Anthem’ by LMFAO and ‘The Lazy Song’ by Bruno Mars trip three apiece to seven and eight.

In the double digits, Dev’s ‘Bass Down Low’ advances two places from 12 to enter the Top 10 for the first time, as Chris Brown and Benny Benassi fall out of it with ‘Beautiful People’, which is down four to 11.

This week’s Top 10 singles:
1. (-) Example: ‘Changed The Way You Kissed Me’
2. (1) Pitbull ft. Ne-Yo, Afrojack and Nayer: ‘Give Me Everything’
3. (14) Nicole Scherzinger ft. 50 Cent: ‘Right There’
4. (3) Alexandra Stan: ‘Mr Saxobeat’
5. (2) Aloe Blacc: ‘I Need A Dollar’
6. (-) Coldplay: ‘Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall’
7. (4) LMFAO ft. Lauren Bennett & Goonrock: ‘Party Rock Anthem’
8. (5) Bruno Mars: ‘The Lazy Song’
9. (10) Jennifer Lopez ft. Lil Wayne: ‘I’m Into You’
10. (12) Dev: ‘Bass Down Low’