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New in Theaters Dec. 21: Aquaman, Bumblebee, Mary Poppins Returns, Second Act, Welcome to Marwen

Chris Kavan - wrote on 12/20/18 at 07:13 AM CT

WIth a big 'ol holiday time frame ahead of us (as in Christmas and New Years), Hollywood is gearing up for what it going to be a jam-packed finale for 2018. We've already had some big films, but this week brings us a whole avalanche of new and expanding films. Aquaman, which has already conquered the international box office, looks to to the same on the domestic front. Mary Poppins Returns looks …

Arctic Justice, Penguins and More in This Week's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

Chris Kavan - wrote on 12/19/18 at 06:55 PM CT

This is the last bulletin of the year, people, so get your party hats on and let's go wild! Okay, not too wild, because the final two movies worthy of talking about are both clearly in the family category. We have another Disneynature offering, this time taking on the dapper black-and-white Antarctic birds and, speaking of cold-weather fun, the other film is an animated arctic tale about taking …

New on DVD and Blu-ray Week of December 18 - December 24

Harley Lond - wrote on 12/18/18 at 06:49 PM CT


"Venom" is another slam-bang comic book movie -- here the very popular evolution story of Marvelís most enigmatic, complex and badass character. Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) is a broken man after he loses everything, including his job and fiancee. Just when his life is at its lowest, he becomes host to an alien symbiote which results in extraordinary superpowers -- …

Weekend Box Office: Spider-Man Swings Into Record Books, Mule Solid, Mortal Engines Stalls

Chris Kavan - wrote on 12/16/18 at 08:01 PM CT

December is going to be a busy month for new releases and things got off to a swinging start as Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse opened to a record December opening (for an animated film). Clint Eastwood's latest actor/director two-fer The Mule got off to a solid start while the fantastical Mortal Engines stalled before it could even leave the starting line. Ahead of its domestic debut, Aquaman …

New in Theaters December 14: Mortal Engines, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, The Mule

Chris Kavan - wrote on 12/13/18 at 06:40 AM CT

After a nice bi-week last weekend, in which no new wide releases even graced the big screen, Hollywood is now gearing up for some major year-end releases. This week gives us the action-packed Mortal Engines, the hotly anticipated animated Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, the Clint Eastwood drama The Mule and even a new version of Deadpool 2 - with a more family-friendly PG-13 rating. The rest …

New on DVD and Blu-ray Week of December 11 - December 18

Harley Lond - wrote on 12/13/18 at 02:17 AM CT


"The Equalizer 2": Denzel Washington returns to one of his signature roles as the elusive Robert McCall, a man who delivers vigilante justice for the underdog. This time McCall's past cuts especially close to home when thugs kill Susan Plummer -- his best friend and former colleague. Now out for revenge, McCall must take on a crew of highly trained assassins who'll stop …

Happy Death Day 2U and More in This Week's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

Chris Kavan - wrote on 12/12/18 at 09:25 AM CT

C'mon, Ratings Board, you can't be in holiday mode for the rest of the year. I mean, last week I actively struggled to come up with a film to talk about. This week is ever-so-slightly better in that the lone movie to talk about is at least a wide release, but I mean, can't you throw me a few more bones? The magic number is always three - not too many, not too few. Anything else is either making …

Weekend Box Office: Ralph Threepeats on Lazy Weekend; Aquaman Conquers China

Chris Kavan - wrote on 12/09/18 at 09:16 PM CT

As there were no new wide releases over the weekend as December braces for an onslaught of new releases, the top five remained exactly the same as last weekend, but with obviously lower grosses across the board. But Hollywood can breath a sigh of relief - this was only the second lowest-grossing weekend of 2018 with the top 12 bringing in $77.8 million - at least above the Feb. 2-4, which had a …

New in Theaters December 07: Schindler's List 25th Anniversary Re-Release

Chris Kavan - wrote on 12/06/18 at 06:41 AM CT

Because the rest of December is going to be jam-packed, Hollywood must of wanted a bi-week. That is why we are getting no new wide release films in theaters. The only film getting any kind of wide release is the re-release of Steven Spielberg's powerful drama, Schindler's List, in celebration of the film's 25th Anniversary. Thus, I have a feeling that once again the box office is going to look …

The Beach Bum and More in This Week's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

Chris Kavan - wrote on 12/05/18 at 09:50 AM CT

It's another one of those weeks where the MPAA Ratings Board is really making me stretch to finds something interesting to talk about. There is not a single wide-release film among the bunch, so that's right out the window, so I guess I'll pick the most interesting limited release film, the latest from gonzo director Harmony Korine (with films like Gummo, Julien Donkey-Boy and Trash Humpers all …

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