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Bill and Ted Face the Music, Minions: Rise of Gru and More in This Week's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

Chris Kavan - wrote on 07/01/20 at 11:00 AM CT

With Covid cases on the rise and Tenet getting pushed back (again), once again the fate of theaters opening remains in limbo. So who knows if anything is going to come to a theater near you anytime soon or if drive-ins and streaming is going to be the best option through the rest of summer and fall. No matter, the ratings board still has a job to do and this week we get two big sequels - one to …

New on DVD and Blu-ray Week of June 30 - July 6

Harley Lond - wrote on 06/30/20 at 06:44 AM CT

In the definitive Spaghetti Western "Django" (1966 -- Italy), Franco Nero gives a career-defining performance as Django, a mysterious loner who arrives at a mud-drenched ghost town on the Mexico-US border, ominously dragging a coffin behind him. After saving imperiled prostitute Maria (Loredana Nusciak), Django becomes embroiled in a brutal feud between a racist gang and …

Tenet and More in This Week's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

Chris Kavan - wrote on 06/24/20 at 11:04 AM CT

There is only really one film worth discussing this time around but, boy, is it a biggie. That's right, Christopher Nolan is here to save what is left of the summer movie season even as theaters still aren't quite sure how they're going to re-open amidst a deadly pandemic. Regardless of how you feel about how things are moving, Tenet is going to be one of the first, big films out of the gate... …

New on DVD and Blu-ray Week of June 23 - June 29

Harley Lond - wrote on 06/22/20 at 07:13 PM CT

Passion brews quietly between an artist and her subject, until they together create a space in which it can briefly flourish, in "Portrait of a Lady on Fire" (2019 -- France), a sumptuous 18th-century romance from Céline Sciamma, one of contemporary French cinema’s most acclaimed auteurs. Summoned to an isolated seaside estate on a secret assignment, Marianne (Noémie …

Broken Hearts Gallery, The Relic and More in This Week's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

Chris Kavan - wrote on 06/17/20 at 11:40 AM CT

Another week full of surprise the biggest of which - to no surprise - is that summer movie season is once again put into question as Christopher Nolan's Tenet was pushed back - leading to a cascade of other changes, including Wonder Woman 1984 pushed all the way into October. But the ratings board is still chugging along with one big film (still slated for a summer release at this time) and one …

New on DVD and Blu-ray Week of June 16 - June 22

Harley Lond - wrote on 06/15/20 at 07:21 PM CT

Buster Keaton is at the peak of his slapstick powers in "The Cameraman" (1928), the first film that the silent-screen legend made after signing with MGM, and his last great masterpiece. The final work over which he maintained creative control, this clever farce is the culmination of an extraordinary, decade-long run that produced some of the most innovative and enduring …

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run and More in This Week's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

Chris Kavan - wrote on 06/10/20 at 10:30 AM CT

Another week, another very light updated. At least we have a movie to talk about this time around - Spongebob is coming back to the big screen (for now) and looks to make August a brighter time. Aside from our Sponge on the Run, however, there's not much else to get excited about. Still, I guess as long as the MPAA Rating Board continues to supply them, I'll continue to cover them and we'll see …

New on DVD and Blu-ray Week of June 9 - June 15

Harley Lond - wrote on 06/09/20 at 06:45 AM CT

"An Unmarried Woman" (1978): One woman’s journey of self-discovery brings about a warmly human cultural conversation about female liberation, in this wonderfully frank, funny chronicle of changing 1970s sexual politics by Paul Mazursky. When her husband of 16 years abruptly leaves her for a younger woman, Manhattan gallery worker Erica (a fantastic, Oscar-nominated Jill …

Godzilla vs. Kong and More in This Week's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

Chris Kavan - wrote on 06/03/20 at 11:13 AM CT

Since last week was another wasteland of updates, I have once again lumped it in with this week's MPAA ratings bulletin - even if things aren't much better. Despite a robust list this week, there is really only one film of note to discuss and that is the monster mashup (still scheduled for a November release) Godzilla vs. Kong. But one film is better than none, and I'm glad for anything to talk …

New on DVD and Blu-ray Week of June 2 - June 8

Harley Lond - wrote on 06/02/20 at 06:46 AM CT

Adapted from his Pulitzer Prize-winning play, "Glengarry Glen Ross" (1992) shows David Mamet at his searing, profane best. A group of Chicago real-estate salesmen-cum-con artists live on the edge. Life is good for the one on a roll. For the rest, life hangs in the balance. There is no room for losers. A-B-C: Always Be Closing, sell, or go under, is the salesman's mantra. …

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