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New on DVD and Blu-ray Week of December 8 - December 14

Harley Lond - wrote on 12/07/20 at 11:24 PM CT

Just in time for the 30th anniversary of "The Godfather: Part III," director-screenwriter Francis Ford Coppola has re-edited the final film in his epic Godfather trilogy and renamed it "Mario Puzo's The Godfather, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone" (1990). This new version achieves Coppola and screenwriter Mario Puzo’s original vision for the finale, which has been …

Nothing Much for the MPAA Ratings Bulletin, but The Croods: A New Age Makes Waves

Chris Kavan - wrote on 12/02/20 at 10:54 AM CT

While there isn't much to talk about for ratings this week, perhaps the only good news the box office has seen in a long time was the promising opening of The Croods: The New Age, which actually topped the three-day weekend opening of Christopher Nolan's Tenet with $9.7 million and earned $17 million including the early pre-Thanksgiving opening. That is also the best opening since Tenet ($20.2 …

New on DVD and Blu-ray Week of December 1 - December 7

Harley Lond - wrote on 12/01/20 at 07:04 AM CT

For "Crash" (1996), his icily erotic fusion of flesh and machine, David Cronenberg adapted J. G. Ballard’s future-shock novel of the 1970s into one of the most singular and provocative films of the 1990s. A traffic collision involving a disaffected commercial producer, James (James Spader), and an enigmatic doctor, Helen (Holly Hunter), brings them, along with James’s …

Vanguard and More in This Week's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

Chris Kavan - wrote on 11/25/20 at 04:28 PM CT

As has become customary, the weekend box office brought little cheer as Vanguard (which, to my knowledge is the only film to receive a rating after it premiered in theaters since I started this little blog update) failed to spark much interest settling down in 7th place with a mere $400,000 and a weak $276 per theater average. With more and more theaters closing down due to fast-rising Covid …

New on DVD and Blu-ray Week of November 24 - November 30

Harley Lond - wrote on 11/24/20 at 06:53 AM CT

One hundred years after his birth, Federico Fellini still stands apart as a giant of the cinema. The Italian maestro is defined by his dualities: the sacred and the profane, the masculine and the feminine, the provincial and the urbane. He began his career working in the slice-of-life poetry of neorealism, and though he soon spun off on his own freewheeling creative axis, …

One Night in Miami, Fatale and More in This Week's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

Chris Kavan - wrote on 11/18/20 at 10:58 AM CT

Another week, another weak box office where Freaky topped the charts with $3.7 million even as Covid cases surge and states are beginning to enforce tighter lockdowns that, thus far, haven't extended to theaters but could very well do so as we approach the critical holiday period. Universal/Comcast is going to try to keep things afloat over the next two months with no less than a dozen wide or …

New on DVD and Blu-ray Week of November 17 - November 23

Harley Lond - wrote on 11/17/20 at 06:47 AM CT

"The New Mutants" is another action film based on the Marvel comic series: Five young people who demonstrate special powers are brought to a secret institution to undergo treatments they are told will cure them of the dangers of their powers. Included are Danielle Moonstar aka Mirage, who creates illusions from other people's fears; Rahne Sinclair, who transforms into the …

F9 and More in This Week's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

Chris Kavan - wrote on 11/11/20 at 03:55 PM CT

As has become customary, the biggest news for the box office wasn't what was playing in theaters, but what has been pushed out. Both Free Guy and Death on the Nile have been pushed out of 2020 for as a yet unreleased date in 2021. And following the ouster of Johnny Depp from the Fantastic Beasts franchise (though not his fat paycheck, which he still collected) the third film in the underwhelming …

New on DVD and Blu-ray Week of November 10 - November 16

Harley Lond - wrote on 11/09/20 at 11:56 PM CT

The stakes are higher than ever for the time-traveling exploits of William "Bill" S. Preston Esq. and Theodore "Ted" Logan in "Bill & Ted Face the Music" (2020), starring Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, Samara Weaving, Jillian Bell, Brigette Lundy-Paine, Kristen Schaal, William Sadler, Holland Taylor, Kid Cudi. Yet to fulfill their rock and roll destiny, the now middle-aged best …

News of the World and More in This Week's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

Chris Kavan - wrote on 11/04/20 at 10:27 AM CT

In another lackluster box office, Come Play topped the weekend with $3.12 million - at least doing much better than The Empty Man (which sits at just $2.28 million after two weeks). Meanwhile Christopher Nolan's Tenet added $885,000 (4th place) which gave it a new $53.3 million total - just enough to top Nolan's The Prestige at $53.1 million. And that's about all for the good news. In fact, …

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