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Unhinged, The Old Guard and More in This Week's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

Chris Kavan - wrote on 05/20/20 at 11:26 AM CT

Another week stuck inside, but, perhaps, there is relief on the horizon. For Unhinged, which looks like a modern-day retelling of Falling Down, is (for now) looking to be the first theatrical wide release in July. Now that could all change, but as it stands, audiences starved for a theatrical experience could readily support that - even with social distancing in place. On the other side of …

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

Harley Lond - wrote on 05/18/20 at 08:04 PM CT

FROM THE BIG SCREEN:
"Sonic the Hedgehog," "Onward," "The Way Back," "Emma," "Downhill" and "Brahms: The Boy II."

THIS WEEK'S BEST BETS:
"Lonely Are the Brave" (1962) is a contemporary Western based on a novel by Edward Abbey ("Fire on the Mountain") and adapted for the screen by the great Dalton Trumbo. Hollywood legend Kirk Douglas ignites the screen in his personal favorite role as a …

Hamilton and More in This Week's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

Chris Kavan - wrote on 05/13/20 at 10:00 AM CT

First off, sorry for skipping last week's update, but I just couldn't get myself worked up over two updated movies, neither of which were anything approaching wide release status. I will include them below with this week's update so you know all the excitement you missed. That being said, this week at least brings on big film - one that is, alas, skipping theaters, but should make a big splash …

New on DVD and Blu-ray Week of May 12 - May 18

Harley Lond - wrote on 05/12/20 at 06:43 AM CT

FROM THE BIG SCREEN:
"Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)," "The Call of the Wild,"

New on DVD and Blu-ray Week of May 5 - May 11

Harley Lond - wrote on 05/04/20 at 08:30 PM CT

FROM THE BIG SCREEN:
"Gretel & Hansel," "Bloodshot"and "I Still Believe."

THIS WEEK'S BEST BETS:
The great Jason Robards recreates his Broadway role as the iconoclastic Murray Burns in this big-screen adaptation of "A Thousand Clowns" (1965). Murray is funny, feisty, compassionate and very determined to have nothing to do with the lemming-like rush-hour world. But his resolve is tested when …

A Brief Interlude for The MPAA Ratings Bulletin

Chris Kavan - wrote on 04/29/20 at 10:07 AM CT

With so many major films delaying their release date, I figure the MPAA Ratings Board is likewise going to see some downturn in what it submitted in the coming weeks and months. That is why we're entering a period that I see as a major drought of any films of note. And it could last awhile as there are still only a handful of films beings released by the end of summer coming out. I will extend a …

New on DVD and Blu-ray Week of April 28 - May

Harley Lond - wrote on 04/28/20 at 12:21 AM CT

FROM THE BIG SCREEN:
"The Rhythm Section" and "Guns Akimbo."

THIS WEEK'S BEST BETS:
"Série Noir" (1979 -- France), starring Patrick Dewaere, Marie Trintignant, Myriam Boyer and Bernard Blier, is a sleazy slice of noir. Alain Corneau's Palme D'Or-nominated, no holds-barred adaptation of Jim Thompson's novel "A Hell of a Woman" is now in a 2K digital restoration. While trying to track down a …

Wonder Woman 1984 and More in This Week's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

Chris Kavan - wrote on 04/22/20 at 12:06 PM CT

With so much in flux about release dates and theater openings and all that - I guess any movie I can talk about should be considered a win. While most films have vacated the summer season, there are a few that are holding out for a 2020 release and among those, Wonder Woman 1984 is certainly one of the biggest. While the MCU may be out, the DCEU is still hanging in there - though we'll see if …

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

Harley Lond - wrote on 04/21/20 at 06:45 AM CT

FROM THE BIG SCREEN:
"Bad Boys For Life," "Ip Man 4: The Finale," "Like a Boss," "The Turning," "The Gentlemen," and "The Last Full Measure."

THIS WEEK'S BEST BETS:
Perhaps best remembered as Ebenezer Scrooge in "A Christmas Carol," Scottish character actor Alastair Sim became a leading star of British cinema after spending five years as a lecturer of elocution at the University of …

The MPAA Practices Social Distancing with This Week's Update

Chris Kavan - wrote on 04/15/20 at 10:29 AM CT

With so many films getting moved off the table, it's going to be getting harder and harder to find a whiff of a wide release any time soon. Frankly, I'm impressed the last three weeks have provided anything to talk about - but this week finally caught up, the first week without a wide release in sight. A handful of limited releases and nothing else - that is what greets us on this update. I hope …



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