FilmCrave Movie Blog 11/2018

New in Theaters November 30: The Possession of Hannah Grace

Chris Kavan - wrote on 11/29/18 at 06:40 AM CT

Ralph wrecked the Thanksgiving weekend box office, and Creed II wasn't too far behind with a pretty good knockout punch of its own. This weekend, I have a feeling we're going to get some major deja vu as there is only a single new wide release coming out and a horror film at that. While I myself think the film looks pretty interesting, it's a weird time of year for horror and I have a feeling …

Escape Room, Holmes and Watson and More in This Week's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

Chris Kavan - wrote on 11/28/18 at 10:25 AM CT

That post-Thanskgiving bloat must be affecting the MPAA ratings board, as it is a bit of a light offering this week. A relatively short list gives us two decent subjects - Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly team up (again) to bring us a comedic take on the classic detective duo Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. If you like things a bit more thrilling, don't worry, you'll get to see a bunch of pretty …

New on DVD and Blu-ray Week of November 27- December 4

Harley Lond - wrote on 11/27/18 at 06:56 PM CT


"Searching": A well-done mystery thriller with quite a few unexpected twists and turns, though the premise -- using the Internet and smartphones to track someone -- isn't all that original. David Kim (John Cho)'s 16-year-old daughter goes missing, and after a local investigation doesn't come up with a single lead, David decides to search the one place where all secrets …

Thanksgiving Weekend Box Office: Ralph Breaks Big, Creed II a Knockout, Robin Hood Fails

Chris Kavan - wrote on 11/25/18 at 08:27 PM CT

It was a massive Thanksgiving Weekend box office, and studios have a lot to be thankful for. Ralph Breaks the Internet nearly had a record opening while Creed II did break a record - for a live-action Thanksgiving opening. The Fantastic Beasts sequel narrowly won the five-day holiday but lost the weekend to The Grinch. Meanwhile, Robin Hood was one of the year's biggest bombs, landing outside …

New in Theaters November 21: Ralph Breaks the Internet, Creed II, Robin Hood, Green Book

Chris Kavan - wrote on 11/22/18 at 09:02 AM CT

Welcome to an extra-special edition of what's coming soon. Of course as we as a collective nation fill our bellies with extra-delicious turkey, ham, duck, sweet potatoes, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy and whatever else families might gather around - remember, there are still plenty of movies for families to enjoy. And enjoy they will, as both Wreck-It Ralph and Adonis Creed return in their …

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

Harley Lond - wrote on 11/21/18 at 03:26 AM CT


"Crazy Rich Asians": Fast-paced, brezzy and fun, this almost-a-screwball comedy revolves around native New Yorker Rachel Chu (Constance Wu) as she accompanies her longtime boyfriend, Nick Young (Henry Golding), to his best friend's wedding in Singapore... where she discovers that not only is he not only the scion of one of the country's wealthiest families but also one of …

Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse, A Dog's Way Home and More in This Week's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

Chris Kavan - wrote on 11/20/18 at 09:55 PM CT

As a lot of us prepare to gorge ourselves and have a family gathering of various sizes - the MPAA Ratings Boards isn't laying down. The update this week is a bit on the light side, but given the upcoming holiday, I guess a little is better than none at all. We're getting another version of Spider-Man - this one very much animated and we're also getting yet another heart-warming canine caper …

Weekend Box Office: Fantastic Beasts Roars Into First, Widows, Instant Family Fall Flat

Chris Kavan - wrote on 11/18/18 at 09:01 PM CT

Even though the new films might have been a bit under expectations for the weekend, it doesn't mean the good news stopped. Despite some lower-than-expected opening, November is pacing ahead of last year - even if the weekend itself was down compared to last year. Still, as long as things can chug along at a fairly decent pace, November should wind up better than last year as 2018 keeps moving …

New in Theaters November 16: Fantastic Beasts Crimes of Grindelwald, Instant Family, Widows

Chris Kavan - wrote on 11/15/18 at 06:41 AM CT

It's going to be a fantastic weekend, thanks to the Fantastic sequel. Crimes of Grindelwald is going to have no problem topping the box office - and it should do so in pretty spectacular fashion. If the Harry Potter spinoff isn't up your alley, Mark Wahlberg and Rose Byrne are here with the heartwarming Instant Family and we also have four big actresses (Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, …

Bumblebee, The Goldfinch, They Shall Not Grow Old and More in This Week's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

Chris Kavan - wrote on 11/14/18 at 09:04 AM CT

This list isn't as long this week, but the MPAA Ratings Board makes up for it with the quality. While I haven't been enamored with Transformers for a long time - we'll see if things get better with a spinoff movie instead. Also on the way is a powerful WWI documentary from the man best known for directing big-budget fantasy films and a drama about recovering from a terrorist attack - and an …

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

Harley Lond - wrote on 11/13/18 at 03:44 PM CT


"Alpha": A wonderful adventure set in the last Ice Age that tells a fascinating, visually stunning story that shines light on the origins of man's best friend. While on his first bison hunt with his Cro-Magnon tribe's most elite group, a young man is injured and must learn to survive alone in the wilderness. Reluctantly taming a lone wolf abandoned by its pack, the pair …

Weekend Box Office: Grinch Steals the Box Office as Overlord, Girl in the Spider's Web Struggle

Chris Kavan - wrote on 11/11/18 at 07:21 PM CT

While the weekend delivered three new movies for audiences, only one was readily embraced. The animated Grinch brought in families to rule the roost, while Overlord and The Girls in the Spider's Web had to deal with the scraps. It was better news for Bohemian Rhapsody and also for Venom, which enjoyed a mighty opening in China. Still, 2018 continues to perform and if the weekends continue this …

New in Theaters November 09: Girl in the Spider's Web, The Grinch, Overlord

Chris Kavan - wrote on 11/08/18 at 06:34 AM CT

As November rolls right along, we're getting a nice mix of new movies this weekend. We have an updated animated film based on a Christmas classic, an updated action heroine based on a series of best-selling novels and, just to make things interesting, a zombie tale set during WWII. All in all, something for everyone and we'll have to see how Bohemian Rhapsody stands up to the competition and …

Once Upon a Deadpool, Kid Who Would Be King and Missing Link in This Week's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

Chris Kavan - wrote on 11/07/18 at 09:28 AM CT

A quite large update once again only has a handful of wide releases, but at least they are interesting. The most interesting, of course, is the new limited-time offering of the Merc with a family-friendly mouth in a re-rated Deadpool. We're actually getting a lot of family-friendly films with a new animated bigfoot tale, an updated take on the Arthurian legend and a teen-centric romance tale. A …

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

Harley Lond - wrote on 11/06/18 at 01:51 PM CT


"Incredibles 2": In this long-awaited sequel to the very popular "Incredibles" (2004), Helen (voice of Holly Hunter) is called on to lead a campaign to bring Supers back, while Bob (voice of Craig T. Nelson) navigates the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life at home with Violet (voice of Sarah Vowell), Dash (voice of Huck Milner) and baby Jack-Jack -- whose super powers …

Weekend Box Office: Bohemian Rhapsody Delivers a Killer Queen, Nutcracker Crumbles in Distant Second

Chris Kavan - wrote on 11/04/18 at 07:53 PM CT

You would have to go all the back to February of this year to find another weekend where the top three films were all new films at the box office. This time around Bohemian Rhapsody, Nutcracker and the Four Realms and Nobody's Fool took the top three spots at the box office - though it wasn't good new for all of those films. A Star is Born continued to hold well while Halloween managed to keep a …

New in Theaters November 02: Bohemian Rhapsody, Nobody's Fool, Nutcracker and the Four Realms

Chris Kavan - wrote on 11/01/18 at 06:42 AM CT

Hope you got all the horror out of your system for October, because we're now entering the fall season proper, where more serious fare resides. Case in point - Rami Malek becomes the front-man for Queen, Disney gives us a new twist on a holiday classic and, to lighten things up, Tiffany Haddish gets out of prison only to find herself trying to foil a different nefarious plot. Don't count horror …

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