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Vanguard and More in This Week's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

Chris Kavan - wrote on 11/25/20 at 04:28 PM CT

As has become customary, the weekend box office brought little cheer as Vanguard (which, to my knowledge is the only film to receive a rating after it premiered in theaters since I started this little blog update) failed to spark much interest settling down in 7th place with a mere $400,000 and a weak $276 per theater average. With more and more theaters closing down due to fast-rising Covid …

New on DVD and Blu-ray Week of November 24 - November 30

Harley Lond - wrote on 11/24/20 at 06:53 AM CT

One hundred years after his birth, Federico Fellini still stands apart as a giant of the cinema. The Italian maestro is defined by his dualities: the sacred and the profane, the masculine and the feminine, the provincial and the urbane. He began his career working in the slice-of-life poetry of neorealism, and though he soon spun off on his own freewheeling creative axis, …

One Night in Miami, Fatale and More in This Week's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

Chris Kavan - wrote on 11/18/20 at 10:58 AM CT

Another week, another weak box office where Freaky topped the charts with $3.7 million even as Covid cases surge and states are beginning to enforce tighter lockdowns that, thus far, haven't extended to theaters but could very well do so as we approach the critical holiday period. Universal/Comcast is going to try to keep things afloat over the next two months with no less than a dozen wide or …

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

Harley Lond - wrote on 11/17/20 at 06:47 AM CT

"The New Mutants" is another action film based on the Marvel comic series: Five young people who demonstrate special powers are brought to a secret institution to undergo treatments they are told will cure them of the dangers of their powers. Included are Danielle Moonstar aka Mirage, who creates illusions from other people's fears; Rahne Sinclair, who transforms into the …

F9 and More in This Week's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

Chris Kavan - wrote on 11/11/20 at 03:55 PM CT

As has become customary, the biggest news for the box office wasn't what was playing in theaters, but what has been pushed out. Both Free Guy and Death on the Nile have been pushed out of 2020 for as a yet unreleased date in 2021. And following the ouster of Johnny Depp from the Fantastic Beasts franchise (though not his fat paycheck, which he still collected) the third film in the underwhelming …

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

Harley Lond - wrote on 11/09/20 at 11:56 PM CT

The stakes are higher than ever for the time-traveling exploits of William "Bill" S. Preston Esq. and Theodore "Ted" Logan in "Bill & Ted Face the Music" (2020), starring Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, Samara Weaving, Jillian Bell, Brigette Lundy-Paine, Kristen Schaal, William Sadler, Holland Taylor, Kid Cudi. Yet to fulfill their rock and roll destiny, the now middle-aged best …

News of the World and More in This Week's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

Chris Kavan - wrote on 11/04/20 at 10:27 AM CT

In another lackluster box office, Come Play topped the weekend with $3.12 million - at least doing much better than The Empty Man (which sits at just $2.28 million after two weeks). Meanwhile Christopher Nolan's Tenet added $885,000 (4th place) which gave it a new $53.3 million total - just enough to top Nolan's The Prestige at $53.1 million. And that's about all for the good news. In fact, …

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

Harley Lond - wrote on 11/03/20 at 06:50 AM CT

Masterful director Frank Borzage's brilliance behind the camera empowers "The Mortal Storm" (1940), the story of Hitler's rise to power as seen through the microcosm of one German family. What on the surface seems small and personal, is instead a towering bold revelation of the brutality of the Nazi regime. James Stewart and Margaret Sullavan lead an impressive cast in a …

Chaos Walking and More in This Week's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

Chris Kavan - wrote on 10/28/20 at 11:18 AM CT

The box office continues to struggle mightily as Honest Thief topped for the second straight weekend with $2.4 million - the lowest "top" film since 1981 when The Rollover opened in 355 theaters with $2.26 million. Of note is that no film had a per-theater average greater than $1000 with Honest Thief topping out at $940 per-screen. After final numbers, The Empty Man, the week's lone new entry, …

New on DVD and Blu-ray Week of October 27 - November 2

Harley Lond - wrote on 10/27/20 at 07:00 AM CT

February, 1983. Detectives are called to a residential address in the London suburbs following reports that the drains have been clogged by human remains. One of the property's residents, Dennis Nilsen – a mild-mannered and unassuming civil servant - is brought in for questioning, leading to the discovery of one of the most shocking and disturbing cases of serial murder …

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