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Ad Astra, Gemini Man and More in This Week's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

Chris Kavan - wrote on 07/31/19 at 02:51 PM CT

It's another somewhat short but still satisfying MPAA Ratings Bulletin this week. While there are only, yet again, two major releases getting their ratings due, at least they are two of the more interesting upcoming films. Certainly, Ad Astra, which stars Brad Pitt as an astronaut looking for his father out in the cosmos, only to discover an even deeper mystery about human nature, looks like one …

New on DVD and Blu-Ray Week of July 30 - August 05

Harley Lond - wrote on 07/30/19 at 11:30 PM CT

Three weak major releases are due this week: "The Intruder," a thriller about a young married couple (Michael Ealy and Meagan Good) who buy their dream house in the Napa Valley, but can't get rid of the strangely attached seller (Dennis Quaid), from Sony; "Long Shot," a comedy about a journalist (Seth Rogen) who becomes the speechwriter for his childhood crush (Charlize …

Weekend Box Office: Lion King Already Near $1 Billion, Hollywood is Tarantino's Biggest Opener

Chris Kavan - wrote on 07/29/19 at 01:13 AM CT

The Lion King may have taken a hefty hit in its second weekend, but it didn't stop it from taking the top box office spot as well as nearly topping $1 billion worldwide after just two weeks out. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood took the second place spot and it was also the biggest three-day opening for director Quentin Tarantino. Meanwhile, both Spider-Man: Far from Home and Aladdin joined the $1 …

New in Theaters July 26: Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood

Chris Kavan - wrote on 07/25/19 at 03:24 AM CT

The Lion King roared into theaters with a July record opening and I don't think the CGI almost realistic version is going to give up its crown this weekend. There is once again just a single new wide release and through it is from the mind of Quentin Tarantino and has some serious star power, it's just not going to be a match for families and nostalgia. But Tarantino should easily take the …

It Chapter 2, Queen & Slim and More in This Week's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

Chris Kavan - wrote on 07/24/19 at 04:35 AM CT

Here we are again, with another perfectly middle-of-the-road update with a couple of films worthy of mention. Lucky (for me at least) that one of these is a sequel to one of the best horror films of the last decade - based on one of my personal favorite horror novels - and looks to be just as memorable, if not moreso, than the first film. Otherwise, we have a modern, and racially-motivated, take …

New on DVD and Blu-Ray Week of July 23 - July 30

Harley Lond - wrote on 07/23/19 at 11:44 AM CT

"Alita: Battle Angel," a sci-fi actioner from Robert Rodriguez, set several centuries in the future, about an abandoned cyborg found in the scrapyard of Iron City by Ido, a compassionate cyber-doctor who takes her to his clinic, and shields her from her past and her unique fighting abilities. Stars Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly, Mahershala Ali, Ed Skrein …

New on DVD and Blu-Ray Week of July 16 - July 22

Harley Lond - wrote on 07/23/19 at 12:55 AM CT

"Shazam!" is a modern reworking of the 1940s original Captain Marvel comic book hero who so threatened DC Comics' Superman that the company's legal eagles successfully sued and got him removed from the market. Marvel Comics later bought the rights to the name and created the Carol Danver's Captain Marvel character ... but DC has persisted in trying to exploit their Captain …

Weekend Box Office: The Lion King Roars to Record Opening

Chris Kavan - wrote on 07/22/19 at 01:06 AM CT

There was little doubt that Disney's live-action/CGI version of The Lion King was going to win the weekend, but even though critics may have been unimpressed, audiences were more than happy with the results, propelling the film to some new records. While The Lion King dominated, Disney has other reasons to celebrate as Avengers: Endgame has enough in the tank to dethrone Avatar as the …

New in Theaters July 19: The Lion King

Chris Kavan - wrote on 07/18/19 at 12:38 AM CT

While Spider-Man: Far from Home has ruled the box office over the last two weekends, the Marvel hero is about to meet his match with The Lion King. The updated remake is sure to take the top spot as the only new film coming out - and Spider-Man will have to settle for runner-up. The big question is whether Disney will sink Disney - as Spider-Man is sure to take the biggest hit from this …

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, 47 Meters Down: Uncaged and More in This Week's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

Chris Kavan - wrote on 07/17/19 at 03:10 PM CT

A slight improvement over last week's super short bulletin - the list is a bit longer and the movies to talk about has doubled - all the way up to a whopping two! Luckily, one of those films (that is not too far away) is Quentin Tarantino's latest film. I've been a fan of the director since Pulp Fiction, so I'm not about to miss this one and with Leo and Brad on board, well, it's bound to be …

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