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New in Theaters Sept. 20: Ad Astra, Rambo: Last Blood, Downton Abbey

Chris Kavan - wrote on 09/19/19 at 05:07 AM CT

With Pennywise and the Loser's Club managing to stave off a strong showing from Hustlers, we'll see if the horror sequel can weather the storm from Brad Pitt, Sylvester Stallone and British royalty. Three new films open this weekend, led by Ad Astra, featuring Pitt on a journey in space while we also have the (likely) final film in the Rambo series and a film based on the popular PBS series, …

Zombieland: Doubletap, Charlie's Angels and More in This Week's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

Chris Kavan - wrote on 09/18/19 at 02:51 AM CT

As summer fades into fall, the MPAA Ratings Board isn't slowing down... or speeding up for that matter. Fall means Oscar bait, leftovers and maybe, just maybe, some diamonds in the rough. While neither of the two films this week are going to end up with major awards, both have dedicated fans and we'll see if that's enough to make them resonate with their respective audiences. We have a horror …

New on DVD and Blu-Ray Week of September 17 - September 23

Harley Lond - wrote on 09/17/19 at 04:46 AM CT

FROM THE BIG SCREEN:
In "X-Men: Dark Phoenix," the crew of mutants face their most formidable and powerful foe: one of their own, Jean Grey. During a rescue mission in space, Jean is nearly killed when she is hit by a mysterious cosmic force. Once she returns home, this force not only makes her infinitely more powerful, but far more unstable. Wrestling with this entity inside her, Jean …

Weekend Box Office: It: Chapter 2 Repeats, Hustlers Opens Strong, Goldfinch Bombs

Chris Kavan - wrote on 09/16/19 at 04:00 AM CT

It was a good weekend for horror and for STX. It: Chapter 2, despite some decent competition, still managed to retain the top spot, which continues to bode well for its long-term prospects. While it may not have opened in the top spot, make no mistake, Hustlers was a big win for STX Entertainment, which needed a big win and finally got one. Things didn't work out so well for Warner Bros., …

New in Theaters September 13: Hustlers, The Goldfinch

Chris Kavan - wrote on 09/12/19 at 03:55 AM CT

It was certainly a good weekend last week for It: Chapter 2 as the sequel to the R-rated blockbuster came in right in line with high expectations and gave the fall a much-needed boost after a kind of disappointing end-of-summer box office. Pennywise and the Losers Club is about to be joined by some Hustlers - that is, a group of women who use their assets to stick it to the man - and make some …

The Irishman, Lady and the Tramp and More in This Week's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

Chris Kavan - wrote on 09/11/19 at 03:37 PM CT

Welcome to an all-streaming MPAA Ratings update! While I usual overlook both limited and streaming releases, this week, since the MPAA Ratings Board decided not to give me any new wide releases to speak of, I'm going to showcase two big film from the biggest (or soon-to-be biggest) streaming platforms out there. That would be The Irishman, from Netflix and the new live-action version of Lady and …

New on DVD and Blu-Ray Week of September 10 - September 16

Harley Lond - wrote on 09/11/19 at 03:35 AM CT

FROM THE BIG SCREEN:
"Aladdin (2019)": Live-action adaptation of the studio's animated classic, in which a kind-hearted street urchin and a power-hungry Grand Vizier vie for a magic lamp that has the power to make their deepest wishes come true. Try as he might, Will Smith just can't compete with Robin Williams, who provided the voice for the Genie in the 1992 version. The direction is a bit …

Weekend Box Office: It Chapter 2 Easily Dominates in Second Best Horror Opening of All Time

Chris Kavan - wrote on 09/09/19 at 04:06 AM CT

The original It is in good company as the sequel, It: Chapter Two came in behind it to claim the crown for the second-best horror opening of all time. It is also the second-best September opening of all time as well - also behind the first It. None of the rest of the films in the top five fell over 50% compared to last weekend - even if they were far behind the top film. It was a much-needed …

New in Theaters September 06: It Chapter Two

Chris Kavan - wrote on 09/05/19 at 12:38 AM CT

Many say that Labor Day spells the end of summer - and (unless you are Disney) it was a rather underwhelming summer season. But the fall looks to kick things off in a much better way - thanks to director Andy Muschietti and a certain, sinister clown. That's right, the highest-grossing R-rated film of all time is getting a sequel, and though it clocks in with a longer running time, it looks to …

Brahms: The Boy 2 and More in This Week's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

Chris Kavan - wrote on 09/04/19 at 12:38 AM CT

Well, the post Labor-Day slump has hit the MPAA Ratings Board and we're back to but a single wide release getting a rating this week. And, wouldn't you know it, it's a horror sequel - to a somewhat mediocre offering in my eyes, but low-budget horror is always an easy sell and maybe this sequel will prove a rare offering that is better than the original... but I'm not going to be holding my …



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