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The Gray Man and More in This Week's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

Chris Kavan - wrote on 05/18/22 at 11:26 AM CT

With a light ratings update and little surprise at the box office, it's not the most compelling update of all time but here we are. Doctor Strange had no trouble holding on to the top spot at the box office. The main new wide release, Firestarter, was a dud with critics and audiences and the semi-wide Family Camp didn't have wide appeal apart from its faith-based crowd.

Coming into this …

New on DVD and Blu-ray Week of May 17 - May 23

Harley Lond - wrote on 05/16/22 at 11:48 PM CT

FROM THE BIG SCREEN

Licorice Pizza (2021) The story of Alana Kane (Alana Haim of the musical group Haim) and Gary Valentine (debut of Cooper Hoffman, son of Philip Seymour Hoffman) growing up, running around and going through the treacherous navigation of first love in the San Fernando Valley, 1973. Vitals: Director: Paul Thomas Anderson. Stars: Alana Haim, Cooper Hoffman, Sean Penn, Tom …

Elvis, Lightyear, DC Super Pets and More in This Week's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

Chris Kavan - wrote on 05/11/22 at 10:59 AM CT

Finally we have a busy week from the MPAA board as the past few weeks have been a barren wasteland of quality content. Three new films to talk about and it's a family-fest combined with a hefty biopic. On the box office side of things, Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness had no competition and easily took the top spot - as well as the biggest opening of 2022.

Sam Raimi's impact on …

New on DVD and Blu-ray Week of May 10 - May 16

Harley Lond - wrote on 05/09/22 at 10:18 PM CT

FROM THE BIG SCREEN

Uncharted (2022) Street-smart thief Nathan Drake (Tom Holland) is recruited by seasoned treasure hunter Victor "Sully" Sullivan (Mark Wahlberg) to recover a fortune lost by Ferdinand Magellan 500 years ago. What starts as a heist job for the duo becomes a globe-trotting, white-knuckle race to reach the prize before the ruthless Moncada (Antonio Banderas), who believes he …

A Calm Weekend Box Office Before the Strange Multiverse Storms In

Chris Kavan - wrote on 05/04/22 at 10:37 AM CT

While last week at least provided some fireworks in the box office department, this week is a double punch of exceedingly low returns coupled with another big ol' goose egg from the ratings bulletin. The top five remained (almost) unchanged while, yet again, there are not new wide releases to speak of - leading to what is sure to be one of the shortest updates this year.

The box office this …

New on DVD and Blu-ray Week of May 3 - May 9

Harley Lond - wrote on 05/03/22 at 08:29 AM CT

FROM THE BIG SCREEN

Blacklight (2022) Travis Block (Liam Neeson) lives and fights in the shadows. A freelance government “fixer,” Block is a dangerous man whose assignments have included extracting agents out of deep-cover situations. He knows his hands are dirty, but he’s aiming to change. When an agent is killed after infiltrating a group espousing violent societal upheaval, Block …

Families Rule Box Office as Bad Guys, Sonic 2 Score Big

Chris Kavan - wrote on 04/27/22 at 11:01 AM CT

Another week, another sign that the box office might be getting back to normal. Family crowds, who once seemed to avoid the movies, are showing back up in force. The same can't be said for fans of Fantastic Beasts - which took a big nosedive in its second week out. Two adult-leaning titles - The Northmen and The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent also had middling success. You see I haven't …

New on DVD and Blu-ray Week of April 26 - May 2

Harley Lond - wrote on 04/26/22 at 12:09 AM CT

FROM THE BIG SCREEN

Moonfall (2022) A mysterious force knocks the Moon from its orbit around Earth and sends it hurtling on a collision course with life as we know it. With mere weeks before impact and the world on the brink of annihilation, NASA executive and former astronaut Jo Fowler (Halle Berry) is convinced she has the key to saving us all - but only one astronaut from her past, Brian …

BROS and More in This Week's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

Chris Kavan - wrote on 04/20/22 at 12:13 PM CT

Well, the consistency of the ratings board has been rock solid the past few weeks - too bad that amounts to just a single film to cover each time - but it's better than none. The Easter Weekend box office saw Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore top Sonic 2, but the magic seems to be fading for the franchise.

When Fantastic Beasts opened to just over $814 million worldwide, it seemed …

New on DVD and Blu-ray Week of April 19 - April 25

Harley Lond - wrote on 04/18/22 at 11:29 PM CT

FROM THE BIG SCREEN
"Jackass Forever" (2022) Older and grayer but not wiser, Johnny Knoxville and the gang are back for another outrageous round of stunts and bad ideas. With new friends and loads of celebrity guest stars, the crew take pranks to ridiculous lengths where absolutely no one is safe and all senses are frayed. From exploding port-a-potties to hockey pucks to the nuts and performing …



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