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New on DVD and Blu-ray Week of January 21 - January 27

Harley Lond - wrote on 01/21/20 at 09:41 PM CT

FROM THE BIG SCREEN:
In "Pain and Glory," a film director (Antonio Banderas) reflects on the choices he's made in life as past and present come crashing down around him in Pedro Almodóvar's semi-autobiographical film. From Sony... In the fun and gore-filled sequel, "Zombieland: Double Tap," Columbus, Tallahassee, Wichita, and Little Rock move to the American heartland as they face off against …

Weekend Box Office: Bad Boys Are Back in a Big Way, Dolittle Does Little, 1917 Soldiers On

Chris Kavan - wrote on 01/19/20 at 09:35 PM CT

Sure, awards season might be in full swing, but sometimes comfort movies do the best. Why else would Bad Boys for Life come in so hot, bringing in the second best MLK to date? While Bad Boys got off to a red-hot start, the same couldn't be said for Robert Downey Jr.'s Dolittle, which suffered harsh reviews and, while managing to come in second, still was a big disappointment when compared to its …

New on DVD and Blu-Ray Week of January 14 - January 20

Harley Lond - wrote on 01/19/20 at 12:08 PM CT

FROM THE BIG SCREEN:
"Maleficent: Mistress of Evil," the sequel to 2014's "Maleficent." Here Maleficent (Angelina Jolie) and her goddaughter Aurora begin to question the complex family ties that bind them as they are pulled in different directions by impending nuptials, unexpected allies, and dark new forces at play. Co-stars Elle Fanning, Michelle Pfeiffer, Harris Dickinson, Sam Riley and …

New in Theaters January 17: Bad Boys for Life, Dolittle

Chris Kavan - wrote on 01/15/20 at 08:31 PM CT

Star Wars was finally dethroned by the heart-pounding war film 1917. This weekend brings two new entries looking to make their mark, one is another dubious sequel that may or may not appeal to audiences, while the other is a similar gambit in a high-cost adaptation that could find it hard to stand out in the crowd despite it's all-star cast. Both films face serious competition in awards-season …

Sonic the Hedgehog, Call of the Wild, Rhythm Section and More in This Week's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

Chris Kavan - wrote on 01/14/20 at 09:33 PM CT

The ratings board looks like they're not taking things easy in the new year as the update this week is chock full of some big updates. Leading the charge is Sonic the Hedgehog - fresh off a facelift after the internet backlash from the initial design. Joining the video game hero is two other literary adaptations - Harrison Ford gives us a new version of Call of the Wild while Anya Taylor-Joy …

Weekend Box Office: 1917 Expands to Big Win, Just Mercy, Like a Boss Hit Top Five

Chris Kavan - wrote on 01/12/20 at 08:04 PM CT

Thanks to some big awards-season wins, and some excellent critical reviews, Sam Mendes action/war/drama 1917 easily took the top spot at the box office. Meanwhile, both Like a Boss and Just Mercy found a spot among the top five while Underwater was sunk. Both Star Wars and Jumanji crossed major milestones over the weekend as well. As we enter the meat of awards season, we'll see if that …

New in Theaters January 10: 1917, Like a Boss, Just Mercy, Underwater

Chris Kavan - wrote on 01/08/20 at 07:57 PM CT

January may have opened with a whimper, but things are going to heat up as this week brings three new wide releases and one major expansion. The expansion is for Sam Mendes war film 1917, and its wide release should be bolstered by its recent Golden Globes win for Best Picture (Drama) and Best Director - two of the biggest awards. 1917 is joined by the comedy Like a Boss, the thriller Underwater …

New on DVD and Blu-Ray Week of January 07 - January 13

Harley Lond - wrote on 01/08/20 at 10:19 AM CT

FROM THE BIG SCREEN:
"Joker" is arguably one of the best films of last year -- or any year -- a film that so polarized critics and audiences that one either hated it or loved it -- there was nothing in-between. Director Todd Phillips stepped away from his at-times obscene male-buddy "Hangover" comedies for this heady study of a modern man with psychological problems turned into a monster by an …

Bad Boys for Life, Fantasy Island, Invisible Man and More in This Week's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

Chris Kavan - wrote on 01/07/20 at 08:19 PM CT

First off, I have to apologize as there was an MPAA Ratings Bulletin released the week of Christmas that I totally overlooked. I guess the ratings board doesn't get as good a holiday as I expected. In any case, I will incorporate both that update and the current update into this post. Luckily, I didn't miss too much, as there was a single wide release in that update while this week brings a …

Weekend Box Office: Star Wars Remains Top Draw as The Grudge Hardly Registers

Chris Kavan - wrote on 01/05/20 at 09:16 PM CT

As predicted, the box office changed little from one year to the next - with the biggest change coming from Little Women displacing Frozen II in the top three and The Grudge making a short-lived appearance in the top five. Everything pretty much went as expected making this first weekend in the new year a bit rote. But with things going the way they are, hopefully the rest of the month provides …



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