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New on DVD and Blu-ray Week of February 18 - February 24

Harley Lond - wrote on 02/18/20 at 09:56 PM CT

"A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood," starring Tom Hanks as the irrepressible Fred Rogers of PBS TV fame ... "JoJo Rabbit," an wacky, off-beat black comedy about a lonely German boy (Roman Griffin Davis) and his imaginary sidekick Adolf Hitler whose world view is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother (Scarlett Johansson) is hiding a young Jewish girl in …

Weekend Box Office: Sonic Races to the Record Books, Fantasy Island Tops The Photograph

Chris Kavan - wrote on 02/16/20 at 07:33 PM CT

It was no race to the top this time around as Sonic the Hedgehog had no problem leaving the competition in its dust. And it did so in record fashion, topping Detective Pikachu to become the biggest opening for a video game adaptation to date. Fantasy Island, despite earning bad review and an equally tepid audience reaction, was still top among newcomers, beating out The Photograph while Will …

New in Theaters February 14: Sonic the Hedgehog, Fantasy Island, The Photograph

Chris Kavan - wrote on 02/12/20 at 08:34 PM CT

With Birds of Prey failing to provide the blockbuster spark the year needs, we'll still have to wait a bit longer to see if any films before the summer season can truly breakout. Bad Boys for Life is currently the only big film of 2020, and it is a standout. This weekend, a fast, furry blue hedgehog looks to make an impact. We also have a Valentine's romance along with a horror-centric …

New on DVD and Blu-ray Week of February 11 - February 17

Harley Lond - wrote on 02/12/20 at 10:14 AM CT

"First Love": Prolific auteur Takashi Miike has created an amazingly off-beat and wild noir-tinged actioner that is part yakuza film, part samurai film and part revenge thriller, with tips o' the hat to J-horror, anime and American Westerns. When a duplicitous scheme by the low-level yakuza, Kase (Shota Sometani) goes hilariously wrong, a terminally ill boxer, Leo (Masataka …

Onward, Peter Rabbit 2, King of Staten Island and More in This Week's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

Chris Kavan - wrote on 02/11/20 at 07:35 PM CT

Finally we have an MPAA Ratings Bulletin with more than a single wide-release entry! In fact, we have a whopping three - my favorite number - to talk about this time around. Two out of the three are family-friendly titles, including the latest from Disney/Pixar, which will probably make just a Titanic-sized boatload of money. The other is sequel to that crazy Peter Rabbit, which, apparently, did …

Weekend Box Office: Birds of Prey Grounded in Weak Debut as Bad Boys, 1917 Power On

Chris Kavan - wrote on 02/09/20 at 11:47 PM CT

This weekend was supposed to be the big breakout as Margot Robbie took Harley Quinn and Birds of Prey to new heights. Instead, it was yet another in a long line of underwhelming 2020 openings as the year still awaits a true blockbuster. Still, Bad Boys for Life is trying - holding strong in second place while 1917 is top among the awards-season nominees. Now begins the long wait to see what the …

New in Theaters February 07: Birds of Prey

Chris Kavan - wrote on 02/05/20 at 07:52 PM CT

It has been pretty much that same at the box office over the past few weeks, as no newcomers have been able to challenge the might of Bad Boys and 1917 atop the food chain. All that is about to change, however, as Margot Robbie is back as Harley Quinn - and she's brought some friends along - for Birds of Prey. With lots of energy to go around, this is going to have no problem topping the box …

New on DVD and Blu-ray Week of February 4 - February 10

Harley Lond - wrote on 02/05/20 at 10:53 AM CT

"Playing With Fire," a family pleasing comedy about a straight-laced fire superintendent (John Cena) and his elite team of expert firefighters who come to the rescue of three siblings in the path of an encroaching wildfire; they quickly realize that no amount of training could prepare them for their most challenging job yet – babysitters. Co-stars Keegan-Michael Key, …

Monster Hunter and More in This Week's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

Chris Kavan - wrote on 02/04/20 at 07:12 PM CT

Here we are, for the second week in a row I have to deal with but a single new wide release to talk about. I guess the winter doldrums have hit the MPAA Ratings Board - or whoever is in charge of submitting the movies for them to rate. In any case, I'm happy to report the one movie this week is a video game adaptation! I just love those! Actually, things have been getting better recently, so …

Weekend Box Office: Bad Boys Continue to Do Good, Gretel & Hansel Adequate as Rhythm Section Flops

Chris Kavan - wrote on 02/02/20 at 11:38 PM CT

With most eyes on the Super Bowl, this weekend tends to be a graveyard for new releases. And 2020 was not different as the two new films of the weekend failed to garner much attention. While Gretel & Hansel found some mild success, especially considering the chilly reception most horror has received this year, Blake Lively's The Rhythm Section fared far worse in record fashion - and not the …

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