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Nightmare Alley, Ron's Gone Wrong and More in This Week's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

Chris Kavan - wrote on 07/07/21 at 07:57 PM CT

Well, at least there are a couple of film's to discuss this week in a typical MPAA Ratings Bulletin. But, of course, the bigger news was that Universal studios scored the top three films at the box office - F9, Boss Baby: Family Business and The Forever Purge - the first studio to take the top three spots at the box office since 2005. The last time Universal took the top three spots at the box …

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

Harley Lond - wrote on 07/06/21 at 07:12 AM CT

Screwball sparks fly when Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn let loose in one of the fastest and funniest films ever made -- "Bringing Up Baby" (1938), a high-wire act of invention that took American screen comedy to new heights of absurdity. Hoping to procure a million-dollar endowment from a wealthy society matron for his museum, a hapless paleontologist (Grant) finds …

After We Fell and More in This Week's MPAA Ratings Bulletin - F9 Races to Box Office Pandemic Record

Chris Kavan - wrote on 06/30/21 at 07:22 PM CT

While the update is a bit on the meh side once again this week, the box office got a nitro-powered boost from F9, which has already proven a hit overseas. Vin Diesel and the rest of the family kick it into high hear - and even more ridiculous situations (a car in space you say... why not?) but it made for some much-needed fireworks at the box office even as July 4th looms - along with MCU title …

New on DVD and Blu-ray Week of June 29 - July 5

Harley Lond - wrote on 06/28/21 at 11:46 PM CT

"Poison" (1991) is the second feature directed by Todd Haynes, the Oscar-nominated filmmaker of "Far from Heaven" and "Carol." It is a groundbreaking American Indie and a trailblazing landmark of queer cinema. A work of immense visual invention, Haynes’ spectacular follow-up to his legendary "Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story" is audacious, disturbing and thrillingly …

A Lull in Both the MPAA Ratings Bulletin and Box Office This Week

Chris Kavan - wrote on 06/23/21 at 10:20 AM CT

Father's Day weekend didn't provide much sparks at the box office as studios eagerly await to see if F9 will provide a much-needed boost after the strong opening of A Quiet Place Part 2 and the equally disappointing opening of In the Heights. Meanwhile, there isn't much to talk about in the bulletin this week as just the third part of Fear Street is the only film that even has a release date …

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

Harley Lond - wrote on 06/21/21 at 11:53 PM CT

Nobody (2021) Hutch (Bob Odenkirk) is a nobody. As an overlooked and underestimated father and husband, he takes life’s indignities on the chin and never rocks the boat. But when his daughter loses her beloved kitty-cat bracelet in a robbery, Hutch hits a boiling point no one knew he had. What happens when a pushover finally pushes back? Hutch flips from regular dad to …

Fear Street, Old, Snakes Eyes, The Protege and More in This Week's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

Chris Kavan - wrote on 06/16/21 at 10:17 PM CT

It's a veritable ratings bonanza as we finally get a meaty update to celebrate the arrival of summer (I know it's here - because we're about to hit 100+ for a high). So stay inside where it's nice and cool - perhaps even in a theater. Speaking of which, it was a disappointing opening for Lin Manuel Miranda's In the Heights, which had to settle for second behind A Quiet Place, Part II while other …

New on DVD and Blu-ray Week of June 15 - June 21

Harley Lond - wrote on 06/14/21 at 10:23 PM CT

"French Exit"
(2021) “My plan was to die before the money ran out,” says 60-year-old, penniless Manhattan socialite Frances Price (Michelle Pfeiffer), but things didn’t go as planned. Her husband, Franklin, has been dead for 12 years. With his vast inheritance gone, she cashes in the last of her possessions and resolves to live out her twilight days anonymously in a …

Free Guy, Clifford the Big Red Dog and More in This Week's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

Chris Kavan - wrote on 06/09/21 at 03:57 PM CT

A couple of movies to talk about in the bulletin is a fine thing, but the box office comes first and it was a battle between horror sequels with The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It topping A Quiet Place, Part II and an OK showing from a new animated offering.

As expected, the two horror films duked it out for the top spot with The Conjuring emerging as the winner with a $24.1 million …

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

Harley Lond - wrote on 06/07/21 at 09:27 PM CT

"City of Lies"
What is worse, the crime or the cover-up? Based on the book, "LAbyrinth," by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Randall Sullivan, this crime-thriller follows the investigation into the infamous murder of iconic rap artist Christopher Wallace aka The Notorious B.I.G. and the death of Tupac Shakur. Johnny Depp stars as determined LAPD detective Russell Poole, who …

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