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A Moment of Silence for the Memorial Day MPAA Ratings Bulletin

Chris Kavan - wrote on 05/29/19 at 05:26 PM CT

Silence is golden - this week's update is not. Once again, I have nothing worthy to talk about - no wide releases, not even any limited releases. We have a handful of documentaries and some even more under-the-radar films that will likely never the light of day outside of art house theaters or the bottom of your streaming queue. In any case, that leaves me with little more than another list to …

New on DVD and Blu-Ray Week of May 28 - June 03

Harley Lond - wrote on 05/28/19 at 09:59 PM CT

In "Greta," Frances (ChloŽ Grace Moretz), a sweet, naive young woman trying to make it on her own in New York City, doesn't think twice about returning the handbag she finds on the subway to its rightful owner. That owner is Greta (Isabelle Huppert), an eccentric French piano teacher with a love for classical music and aching loneliness. Having recently lost her mother, …

Memorial Weekend Box Office: Aladdin a Wish Come True, Brightburn, Booksmart Open As Expected

Chris Kavan - wrote on 05/27/19 at 11:29 AM CT

It might not have been A Whole New World for Disney as Aladdin topped the Memorial Day Weekend box office in impressive fashion. While Disney has been missing rather than hitting with their live-action offerings of late, Aladdin, despite some early trepidation from fans, was a big hit and will probably make the studio happy about the future, including The Lion King, Maleficent 2 and Cruella. Not …

New in Theaters May 24: Aladdin, Brightburn, Booksmart

Chris Kavan - wrote on 05/23/19 at 06:45 AM CT

With Avengers: Endgame finally having to take a backseat - with John Wick: Chapter 3 finally toppling the heroes - will this week bring about a new winner or fail to match up to the competition? Disney is coming out swinging with their live-action Aladdin remake, with Will Smith, Mena Massoud and Naomi Scott leading the charge. We also get the anti-hero origin story in Brightburn as well as what …

MIB International, Crawl, Blinded By the Light and More in This Week's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

Chris Kavan - wrote on 05/22/19 at 09:45 AM CT

Oh man, this is the kind of update that makes me happy. A nice, long list and a well-rounded three new major films earning their ratings. This time around we join the Men in Black once again, for an overseas adventure we get the next man vs. nature horror film and we get a coming-of-age tale set across the pond but rooted in the music of Bruce Springsteen. Overall, not complaints from me this …

New on DVD and Blu-Ray Week of May 21 - May 27

Harley Lond - wrote on 05/21/19 at 10:14 PM CT

Due this week: "How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World," the next installment in the delightful animated franchise. The heroic pair finally fulfill their destinies; Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) as the village chief and ruler of Berk alongside Astrid (America Ferrera), and Toothless as the dragon leader of his own kind. As the Vikings and dragons of Berk face their darkest …

Weekend Box Office: John Wick Conquers Box Office, Dethrones Endgame

Chris Kavan - wrote on 05/19/19 at 08:11 PM CT

If Keanu Reeves was looking for a reason to continue the John Wick franchise, he got an overwhelmingly "hell yes" over the weekend. John Wick 3 didn't just open in the top spot - taking down Avengers: Endgame in the process - it opened to the biggest numbers yet for the franchise, and represents the second-best opening in Reeves' career. It was also a much-needed boost for Lionsgate, who has …

New in Theaters May 17: John Wick 3, A Dog's Journey, The Sun is Also a Star

Chris Kavan - wrote on 05/16/19 at 06:42 AM CT

Three weeks and Endgame continues to reign supreme - but I think it has been long enough. While Detective Pikachu may have come up just short of taking down The Avengers - I'm thinking that John Wick will be able to topple the mighty heroes from their perch. Keaunu Reeves returns for a third outing as the master assassin - now with a hefty price on his head as he tries to avoid other master …

Child's Play, Just Mercy and More in This Week's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

Chris Kavan - wrote on 05/15/19 at 09:41 AM CT

A surprising amount of documentaries and shorts pepper this week's MPAA Ratings Bulletin - not exactly what I was hoping for - but there are at least a couple of wide releases worth mentioning. There is a complete reboot of a horror franchise that rules the creepy doll market. A far-off release that follow's one man's quest for justice in an often unjust world. So, hey, let's count the blessings …

New on DVD and Blu-Ray Week of May 14 - May 20

Harley Lond - wrote on 05/14/19 at 10:40 PM CT

Due this week: "Cold Pursuit," director Hans Petter Molanda's remake of his 2014 Norwegian film, "Kraftidioten (In Order of Disappearance)," about a snowplow driver whose quiet family life is upended after his sonís murder and he begins a vengeful hunt for the drug lord he holds responsible for the killing, eliminating his associates one by one. Stars Liam Neeson, Tom …

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