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Top Gun: Maverick, Morbius and More in This Week's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

Chris Kavan - wrote on 07/28/21 at 11:51 AM CT

Sorry about last week's missing entry, but I was on vacation but I have returned for more box office and ratings news. That means I get to entirely skip Black Widow's second-week meltdown and focus on Space Jam: A New Legacy's second-week meltdown instead. On the ratings front, you didn't miss too much - but I will focus on the one big film, along with a couple more new entries.

On the box …

New on DVD and Blu-ray Week of July 27 - August 2

Harley Lond - wrote on 07/26/21 at 10:46 PM CT

"A Quit Place: Part II" (2021) Following the deadly events at home in "A Quiet Place," the Abbott family (Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe) must now face the terrors of the outside world as they continue their fight for survival in silence. Forced to venture into the unknown, they quickly realize that the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats that …

New on DVD and Blu-ray Week of July 20 - July 26

Harley Lond - wrote on 07/18/21 at 08:14 PM CT

"Spiral (From the Book of Saw)" Working in the shadow of his father, an esteemed police veteran (Samuel L. Jackson), brash Detective Ezekiel "Zeke" Banks (Chris Rock) and his rookie partner (Max Minghella) take charge of a grisly investigation into murders that are eerily reminiscent of the city's gruesome past. Unwittingly entrapped in a deepening mystery, Zeke finds …

Demonic, Queenpins and More in This Week's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

Chris Kavan - wrote on 07/14/21 at 10:50 PM CT

An impressive MPAA ratings updates yields surprisingly low results, as I must scramble once again to find something to cover. Luckily the box office provided much more fireworks as Black Widow dominated the weekend and set a new pandemic-era record for its opening weekend.

It was pretty much expected that Black Widow would set a new record when it opened and it did so in spectacular fashion, …

New on DVD and Blu-ray Week of July 13 - July 19

Harley Lond - wrote on 07/12/21 at 10:29 PM CT

"Mortal Kombat" (2021) MMA fighter Cole Young, accustomed to taking a beating for money, is unaware of his heritage -- or why Outworld's Emperor Shang Tsung has sent his best warrior, Sub-Zero, an otherworldly Cryomancer, to hunt Cole down. Fearing for his family's safety, Cole goes in search of Sonya Blade at the direction of Jax, a Special Forces Major who bears the same …

Nightmare Alley, Ron's Gone Wrong and More in This Week's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

Chris Kavan - wrote on 07/07/21 at 07:57 PM CT

Well, at least there are a couple of film's to discuss this week in a typical MPAA Ratings Bulletin. But, of course, the bigger news was that Universal studios scored the top three films at the box office - F9, Boss Baby: Family Business and The Forever Purge - the first studio to take the top three spots at the box office since 2005. The last time Universal took the top three spots at the box …

New on DVD and Blu-ray Week of July 6 - July 12

Harley Lond - wrote on 07/06/21 at 07:12 AM CT

Screwball sparks fly when Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn let loose in one of the fastest and funniest films ever made -- "Bringing Up Baby" (1938), a high-wire act of invention that took American screen comedy to new heights of absurdity. Hoping to procure a million-dollar endowment from a wealthy society matron for his museum, a hapless paleontologist (Grant) finds …

After We Fell and More in This Week's MPAA Ratings Bulletin - F9 Races to Box Office Pandemic Record

Chris Kavan - wrote on 06/30/21 at 07:22 PM CT

While the update is a bit on the meh side once again this week, the box office got a nitro-powered boost from F9, which has already proven a hit overseas. Vin Diesel and the rest of the family kick it into high hear - and even more ridiculous situations (a car in space you say... why not?) but it made for some much-needed fireworks at the box office even as July 4th looms - along with MCU title …

New on DVD and Blu-ray Week of June 29 - July 5

Harley Lond - wrote on 06/28/21 at 11:46 PM CT

"Poison" (1991) is the second feature directed by Todd Haynes, the Oscar-nominated filmmaker of "Far from Heaven" and "Carol." It is a groundbreaking American Indie and a trailblazing landmark of queer cinema. A work of immense visual invention, Haynes’ spectacular follow-up to his legendary "Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story" is audacious, disturbing and thrillingly …

A Lull in Both the MPAA Ratings Bulletin and Box Office This Week

Chris Kavan - wrote on 06/23/21 at 10:20 AM CT

Father's Day weekend didn't provide much sparks at the box office as studios eagerly await to see if F9 will provide a much-needed boost after the strong opening of A Quiet Place Part 2 and the equally disappointing opening of In the Heights. Meanwhile, there isn't much to talk about in the bulletin this week as just the third part of Fear Street is the only film that even has a release date …

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