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The Good House, Infinity Pool and More in This Week's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

Chris Kavan - wrote on 09/21/22 at 01:18 PM CT

Although it wasn't exactly the year's biggest box office, at least September isn't going down in flames as a strong performance from The Woman King helped the box office to a $48.5 million weekend. While it's still the fourth worst for the year, it is a 13% increase over last week - a week that may turn out to be the lowest for this fall season as hopes are pinned on the upcoming Don't Worry …

New on DVD and Blu-ray Week of September 20 - September 26

Harley Lond - wrote on 09/19/22 at 11:24 PM CT

FROM THE BIG SCREEN

No major theatrical releases on DVD or Blu-ray this week.

THIS WEEK'S BEST BETS:
A mysterious writer of poison-pen letters, known only as Le Corbeau (The Raven), plagues a provincial French town, exposing the collective suspicion and rancor seething beneath the community’s calm surface in "Le corbeau" (1943). Made during the Nazi occupation of France, this film by …

Black Adam, Lyle, Lyle Crocodile and More in This Week's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

Chris Kavan - wrote on 09/14/22 at 03:20 PM CT

Even though the top two films at the box office came in over expectations, it wasn't enough as the box office was the second lowest out of all of 2022. Still, that might be the best outcome of the coming weeks - but we'll see if things can stay ahead of expectations and maybe pull off a slight win over the very dire predictions for the fall. As far as the MPAA is concerned, it's business as …

New on DVD and Blu-ray Week of September 13 - September 19

Harley Lond - wrote on 09/13/22 at 12:15 AM CT

FROM THE BIG SCREEN

"Elvis" (2022) A thoroughly cinematic drama, Elvis’s (Austin Butler) story is seen through the prism of his complicated relationship with his enigmatic manager, Colonel Tom Parker (Tom Hanks). As told by Parker, the film delves into the complex dynamic between the two spanning over 20 years, from Presley’s rise to fame to his unprecedented stardom, against the backdrop …

Till and More in This Week's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

Chris Kavan - wrote on 09/07/22 at 12:10 PM CT

As the we enter what's looking to be a very long and depressing September at the box office, Labor Day weekend offered $3 tickets and the return of a web-slinging hero, though it was Top Gun: Maverick that once again flew past the competition - and back into first place. Overall, however, it was still a dire weekend, the $55.18 million was just a bit ahead of last week's $52.1 million but still …

New on DVD and Blu-ray Week of September 6 - September 12

Harley Lond - wrote on 09/05/22 at 11:20 PM CT

FROM THE BIG SCREEN

"Minions: The Rise of Gru" (2022) Long before he becomes the master of evil, Gru is just a 12-year-old boy in 1970s suburbia, plotting to take over the world from his basement. When the infamous supervillain group, the Vicious 6, ousts their leader, Gru attempts to join their ranks but soon finds himself the mortal enemy of the apex of evil. With Gru on the run, the …

The Woman King and More in This Week's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

Chris Kavan - wrote on 08/31/22 at 12:07 PM CT

The box office dead zone has arrived with the total for the weekend sitting at just $41.4 million - the second-lowest weekend of the year, just behind the $30.7 million from Jan 28th-30th and the next month isn't likely to improve much as September looks devoid of any major films. The ratings front has slowed as well with another single-title update.

While it opened atop the box office, …

New on DVD and Blu-ray Week of August 30 - September 5

Harley Lond - wrote on 08/29/22 at 11:44 PM CT

FROM THE BIG SCREEN

No major theatrical releases on DVD or Blu-ray this week.

THIS WEEK'S BEST BETS:
A sublime work of personal vision, "Faya dayi" (2021 - Ethiopia/US/Qatar), the debut feature by the Mexican Ethiopian filmmaker Jessica Beshir, is a hypnotic documentary immersion in the world of Ethiopia's Oromo community, a place where one commodity - khat, a euphoria-inducing plant once …

She Said and More in This Week's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

Chris Kavan - wrote on 08/24/22 at 12:46 PM CT

While the the weekend may not have been the biggest on record, it actually wasn't all doom and gloom thanks to a surprisingly strong (though incredibly front-loaded) opening for the latest Dragon Ball film. Meanwhile, Idris Elba's Beast opened to more a meow than a roar. On the ratings front, the MPAA Board is once again being a bit stingy but something is better than nothing.

While we are …

New on DVD and Blu-ray Week of August 23 - August 29

Harley Lond - wrote on 08/22/22 at 11:19 PM CT

FROM THE BIG SCREEN

No major theatrical releases on DVD or Blu-ray this week.

THIS WEEK'S BEST BETS:
Possibly the great Luis Bunuel's most underrated film, "The Criminal Life of Archibaldo de la Cruz" (1955 - Mexico) is executed in traditional Bunuel fashion, where macabre meets comedy. The story begins when an overindulged young boy of "privilege" is shown a music box, which is a family …



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