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Antebellum, The Little Things and More in This Week's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

Chris Kavan - wrote on 08/19/20 at 11:01 AM CT

Theaters are slowly re-opening so stay tuned for an actual weekend preview later this week - but there are still films that are wary of returning to the big screen. Case in point, this week's MPAA Ratings Bulletin features Antebellum, surely one of the year's most intriguing horror titles, and one that is skipping theaters to go straight to PVOD in September. It has also been announced that Run, …

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

Harley Lond - wrote on 08/17/20 at 08:43 PM CT

THIS WEEK'S BEST BETS:
"Gamera: The Complete Collection Limited Edition Blu-ray Boxset" is a limited collectors' edition package, housed in a large-format rigid box, fully illustrated by Matt Frank; case bound, fully-illustrated disc book containing eight Blu-ray discs; High Definition (1080p) versions of all 12 films ("Gamera the Giant Monster," "Gamera vs. Barugon," "Gamera vs. Gyaos," …

Let Him Go, Trial of the Chicago 7 and More in This Week's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

Chris Kavan - wrote on 08/12/20 at 10:37 AM CT

For once, no news of any major delays or shifts on the movie front - though woe is you if you're a college football fan. In fact, after everything that's happened recently, who would have thought that the oft-delayed New Mutants could be the film that jump-starts the domestic box office? Both Mulan and Tenet are gearing up for some major international release dates while the U.S. continues to …

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

Harley Lond - wrote on 08/11/20 at 12:05 AM CT

THIS WEEK'S BEST BETS:
The Criterion Collection is celebrating the boundless creative vision of Agnès Varda with a comprehensive collection of her genre-blurring, culture-shaping films. Bringing together all 39 of her features, shorts, and documentaries for the first time, the 15-Blu-ray box set "The Complete Films of Agnès Varda" also contains extensive special features - many created by …

Hillbilly Elegy and More in This Week's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

Chris Kavan - wrote on 08/05/20 at 07:25 PM CT

Once again, the biggest news this week has nothing to do with ratings and everything to do with the way we watch movies - even ones with $200 million plus budgets. That's right, Mulan, Disney's tentpole summer film, is now being released on Disney+ as a "premium" title for $29.99. For a family of four that's probably still less than what they would have dropped in a theater to watch the same …

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

Harley Lond - wrote on 08/03/20 at 11:44 PM CT

THIS WEEK'S BEST BETS:
In "Shanghai Triad" (1995 -- China), starring Wang Xiaoxiao, Gong Li and Li Baotian, naive teenager Shuisheng, hired to be a servant to pampered nightclub singer and mob moll Xiao Jinbao, is thrust into the glamorous and deadly demimonde of Shanghai's crime syndicates in the 1930s. Over the course of seven days, Shuisheng observes mounting tensions as triad boss Tang …

Soul and More in This Week's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

Chris Kavan - wrote on 07/29/20 at 10:40 AM CT

Let us have a moment of silence for the summer movie season. It was always going to be a long shot in the current environment, but now that Tenet and Mulan have been shelved indefinitely - and pretty much every other film followed - and I'm not confident that fall is going to be any better. In fact, I'm pretty much betting on not getting back into a movie theater until sometime next year - …

New on DVD and Blu-ray Week of July 28 - August 3

Harley Lond - wrote on 07/27/20 at 08:36 PM CT

THIS WEEK'S BEST BETS:
The Poverty Row, Pre-Code marvel "The Sin of Nora Moran" (1933), that stunned audiences when released in 1933, stars Zita Johann as Nora Moran, a young woman sentenced to death for a murder she did not commit. Awaiting her sentence, Nora explores the patterns of her life in a dream-like haze, including the dark secret that could change not only her own fate, but the fate …

Candyman, Voyagers and More in This Week's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

Chris Kavan - wrote on 07/22/20 at 11:16 AM CT

The big movie news not related to ratings is that Christopher Nolan's Tenet - the supposed film that was going to save the summer as the grand new release has been delayed... indefinitely. That's right, Tenet currently has no new date (though the distributor still wants to release it sometime ethis year - but don't hold your breath). While the domino effect hasn't happened quite yet - Unhinged …

New on DVD and Blu-ray Week of July 21 - July 27

Harley Lond - wrote on 07/21/20 at 06:50 AM CT

THIS WEEK'S BEST BETS:

The elegantly down-and-dirty "The Wild Goose Lake" (2019 -- China), starring Hu Ge, Gwei Lun-mei and Liao Fan, follows the desperate attempts of small-time mob boss Zhou Zenong to stay alive after he mistakenly kills a cop and a dead-or-alive reward is put on his head. Director Diao Yinan proves his action bona fides in a series of stylized set pieces and violent …



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