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Ghostbusters, The Infiltrator, Inferno and More in This Week's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

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By Chris Kavan - 06/22/16 at 10:26 AM CT

A new week full of divisive new films getting non-divisive ratings. We have a remake of a beloved 80s classic that has drawn the ire of bull-hurt man-babies across the internets. We have yet another adaptation from author Dan Brown that is sure it be both lauded and ridiculed and, finally, the most normal film out of the bunch looks to be Bryan Cranston turning from Breaking Bad heel to skipping to the other side of the drug war as a deep undercover operative. All in all, I'm sure plenty of people will be talking about these movies - just try to keep it civil, alright?

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With the vehement and venomous response that the updated Ghostbusters remake has received, you would think the world is ending. Paul Feig, the genius behind Bridesmaids and the decent part of Melissa McCarthy's film career, decided to go with an all-female Ghostbusters cast (including McCarthy, of course) and that has drawn the scorn of the internet. Granted, that means a bunch of misogynistic cretins are confusing nostalgia and their own misguided notions with creativity and working outside the box, but it has, none-the-less, led to a lot of discussion over this film. Granted, the first trailer didn't exactly get me excited - not because of the cast, but because of the rather iffy special effects, really. I mean, the cast looks solid. McCarthy is joined by Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones with hunky Chris Hemsworth taking the role of the male secretary. Plus Charles Dance, Andy Garcia, Matt Walsh, Cecily Strong and some special guests like the original Ghostbusters crew Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver and Annie Potts. Now, I can't say I'm eager to see this, but I don't think it's going to be the disaster so many have bee proclaiming - hell, it may even be good. I might catch up on it from the comfort of my own home, but I can't wait to see how the steaming masses of the internet react once this has actually been released for public consumption. Rated PG-13 for supernatural action and some crude humor.

Dan Brown is one of the best-selling authors around, thank to his series following Harvard symbologist Robert Landon. It all started with the mega-hit The Da Vinci Code, continued with The Lost Symbol and moved on to the latest adaptation, Inferno. Tom Hanks once again takes on the role of Landon, and he is joined by Felicity Jones, Ben Foster, Irrfan Khan and Omar Sy among others. Critics are quick to point out the historical inaccuracies in Brown's novels but, come on, it's not like Hollywood is any better at making accurate historical movies (I'm looking at you, Braveheart). In any case, Brown's novels are always a lot of fun, if a bit far-fetched and I really liked Inferno because of the source material (Dante, of course) and the beautiful Italian setting. Granted, I think Hanks is still too safe for the role of Landon and Ron Howard is still a questionable choice of director but I will still probably wind up watching this at some point. I don't know how big of a hit it will be but maybe it will be good enough that we can get The Lost Symbol adapted at some point in the future. Rated PG-13 for sequences of action and violence, disturbing images, some language, thematic elements and brief sensuality.

Finally on the docket is the true crime, drama story of Robert Mazur, a man who specialized in going undercover in some of the most dangerous situations and was tasked with essentially taking down drug kingpin Pablo Escobar. It helps that Mazur is being played by the excellent Bryan Cranston, thus I think The Infiltrator is in a great spot, much like last year's Sicario, to make the most waves - especially when it comes to potential awards. In fact, I see this as a mix of Sicario's deadly serious drug angle mixed with the true story component of something like Argo (even though that movie was also hilariously historically inaccurate - as good as it was). Granted, director Brad Furman isn't super well-known, but perhaps this will be the film to really put him on the map. The others stars include the likes of John Leguizamo, Diane Kruger, Amy Ryan, Joseph Gilgun and Benjamin Bratt. If the trailers are any indication, this is going to be tense and intense and you just can't go wrong with Cranston. The movie has a lot of potential, I hope it can live up to it. Rated R for strong violence, language throughout, some sexual content and drug material.

Those are the big three, but be sure to check out the full MPAA Ratings Bulletin below:

6 PLOTS

Rated R for language, some violence/terror and teen partying/drug materials.


THE 9TH LIFE OF LOUIS DRAX

Rated R for some disturbing images and brief strong language.


BAZOEEE

Rated PG-13 for some suggestive content andbrief language.


THE EAGLE HUNTRESS

Rated G


GHOSTBUSTERS


Rated PG-13 for supernatural action and some crude humor.


HILLARY'S AMERICA: THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY

Rated PG-13 for some violence, thematic elements and smoking.


INFERNO

Rated PG-13 for sequences of action and violence, disturbing images, some language, thematic elements and brief sensuality.


THE INFILTRATOR

Rated R for strong violence, language throughout, some sexual content and drug material.


KINGSGLAIVE: FINAL FANTASY XV

Rated PG-13 for fantasy violence and action throughout


THE MASTER

Rated G


QUITTERS


Rated R for sexual content, language, drug and alcohol use-mostly involving teens.


SPECTRAL

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi combat action.


VOICELESS

Rated PG-13 for thematic material and some violence.

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