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New on DVD and Blu-ray Week of February 05 - February 11

Harley Lond - wrote on 02/05/19 at 07:12 AM CT

"The Girl in the Spider's Web," "Widows," "A Private War," "The Sisters Brothers" and "Dr. Seussí The Grinch."

Directed by Ingmar Bergman, "Shame (Skammen)" (1968) is at once an examination of the violent legacy of World War II and a scathing response to the escalation of the conflict in Vietnam. Max von Sydow and Liv Ullmann star as musicians …

Weekend Box Office: Football Triumphs Over Movies as Glass Leads Extra-Slow Weekend

Chris Kavan - wrote on 02/03/19 at 10:01 PM CT

No exaggeration here, as the weekend was the worst Super Bowl weekend in nearly two decades and the slowest weekend since September 2017. Miss Bala, the only new wide release, was a distant third while Glass topped the box office with a sub-$10 million performance. All in all, it was a rather yawn-inducing weekend for Hollywood, but luckily this downturn will be short-lived as the rest of …

New in Theaters February 01: Miss Bala

Chris Kavan - wrote on 01/31/19 at 06:39 AM CT

Although most of February is going to be packed with some big released, this opening weekend is going to be a bit quiet. There is just a single new wide release, the saga of a beauty queen who is forced to work for a cartel in Miss Bala - itself a remake of the 2011 Spanish film of the same name. It is also the weekend of the Super Bowl - which still draws the biggest audience of the year, thus …

Gloria Bell and More in This Week's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

Chris Kavan - wrote on 01/30/19 at 09:41 AM CT

When you want more, sometimes you get even less. The MPAA Ratings Board has been squeaking by with one or two decent movies to talk about for the past few weeks, but once again I'm forced to dig deep, because the only film worth discussing isn't even a wide release, but limited. Oh sure, Fantastic Beasts and A Star is Born are getting special treatment for special editions, but they don't …

New on DVD and Blu-ray Week of January 29 - February 04

Harley Lond - wrote on 01/29/19 at 07:23 PM CT

"Boy Erased," the story of Jared (Lucas Hedges), the son of a Baptist pastor in a small American town, who is outed to his parents (Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe) at age 19. Jared is faced with an ultimatum: attend a conversion therapy program -- or be permanently exiled and shunned by his family, friends, and faith. A powerful, well directed and acted drama. Extras …

Weekend Box Office: Glass, Oscar Nominees Excel While Newcomers Struggle

Chris Kavan - wrote on 01/27/19 at 07:13 PM CT

It wasn't such a good debut for either of the two newcomers, as Glass topped the weekend for the second week in a row. The good news also came from several of the Oscar nominees as Green Book, The Favourite, Bohemian Rhapsody and A Star is Born all expanded and got some added love for their efforts. The Mule passed a a major milestone while Spider-Verse is on the verge of setting a record for …

New in Theaters January 25: The Kid Who Would Be King, Serenity

Chris Kavan - wrote on 01/24/19 at 06:38 AM CT

Glass managed to rank third all time over the MLK holiday frame and easily top the box office. This week's offerings include a kid-friendly twist on a classic story and a film involving a man who just wants to start over, but whose past comes to to track him down - and warp his reality. It's tough to say if either film has a real chance at making a run at the top of the box office, but with …

Alita: Battle Angel and More in This Week's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

Chris Kavan - wrote on 01/23/19 at 06:37 AM CT

I was hoping the MPAA Ratings Boards would have a meatier update, but, alas, just a single new wide release is all I have to talk about. At least it is an interesting one as the long-in-the-works Alita: Battle Angel is finally heading to theaters. Long a passion project for James Cameron, this adaptation of the manga has been teased as far back as when Avatar (2009) was making waves. Whether or …

New on DVD and Blu-ray Week of January 22 - January 28

Harley Lond - wrote on 01/22/19 at 09:41 PM CT


"First Man," the riveting story behind the first manned mission to the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the decade leading to the historic Apollo 11 flight on July 20, 1969, starring Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy and Jon Bernthal; "The Hate U Give," about a youing black woman who witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend at the hands of a police officer and …

Weekend Box Office: Glass Cracks On Top, The Upside Hold Strong, Dragon Ball Broly Surprise

Chris Kavan - wrote on 01/20/19 at 08:22 PM CT

As expected, M. Night Shyamalan's Glass had no problem topping the box office for the extended MLK holiday period. But this Glass may not be quite half-full as it landed on the lower end of expectations. Meanwhile, I film I didn't even realize was releasing at all (let alone wide - my bad), Dragon Ball Super: Broly, didn't just please fans, but landed (presumably) a top three finish. Aquaman, …

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