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New in Theaters November 01: Terminator: Dark Fate, Motherless Brookyln, Arctic Dogs, Harriet

Chris Kavan - wrote on 10/30/19 at 11:34 PM CT

As we bid October, and Halloween, a fond farewell, November ushers in a wave of new films. The monster release of the week will certainly be Terminator: Dark Fate, which ignores all the films released after T2 and serves as a direct sequel - though, judging by the critical reception - that's not necessarily going to make it any better. We have an animated film aimed at families, a historical …

Gretel and Hansel and More in This Week's MPAA Bulletin

Chris Kavan - wrote on 10/29/19 at 07:18 PM CT

That MPAA Ratings Board must be really getting into the Halloween spirit this week - though I'm getting more of trick than treat vibe. There is a lone wide release this week - a new take on a classic Grimm Fairy Tale. Aside from that, it's very slim pickings, with barely another peep - but I guess this week is all about getting that horror, candy and dressing up scandalously (if you're an adult) …

New on DVD and Blu-Ray Week of October 29 - November 04

Harley Lond - wrote on 10/29/19 at 06:45 AM CT

THIS WEEK'S BEST BETS:
"Godzilla: The Showa-Era Films, 1954-1975": The Criterion Collection celebrates the arrival of spine number 1000, a Blu-ray collector's set fit for the granddaddy of all movie monsters. This landmark edition gathers for the first time all the Godzilla films from Japan's Showa era: 15 kaiju rampages, presented in high-definition digital transfers and accompanied by a …

Weekend Box Office: Joker Edges Out Maleficent for Return to Top; Countdown Best of New Films

Chris Kavan - wrote on 10/27/19 at 07:09 PM CT

After dropping to second place last weekend against Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, Joker returned to the top of the box office with an exceptional hold. In the process, it passed both Deadpool and Deadpool 2 on the worldwide stage to take the title of the highest-grossing (global) R-rated film of all time. The newcomers weren't able to make many waves at the box office with Countdown, at the time …

New on DVD and Blu-Ray Week of October 22 - October 28

Harley Lond - wrote on 10/25/19 at 07:06 AM CT

FROM THE BIG SCREEN:
Computer technology takes the original story of "The Lion King" (1994) to new vistas with this "almost--real" tale of Simba, King Mufasa, Scar, Nala, Rafiki, Zazu, Timon and Pumbaa. But too much realism destroys the charm of this animated tale, draining it of the heart that beat so warmly two and a half decades ago. I suppose if this is your first time for "The Lion King" …

New in Theaters October 25: Black and Blue, Countdown, The Current War

Chris Kavan - wrote on 10/23/19 at 10:24 PM CT

It was an up-and-down weekend last time around. While Maleficent: Mistress of Evil may have topped the box office, it was hardly a good win as it came in well under expectations. On the upside, The Joker continued it's strong run here and abroad while Zombieland Double Tap also exceeded expectations - not to mention a big win at the limited box office after a rather quiet year among indie films. …

Spies in Disguise, Trolls World Tour, The Photograph and More in This Week's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

Chris Kavan - wrote on 10/23/19 at 10:40 AM CT

While there are three big films getting some ratings love this week, it's going to be a deceptively short write-up because the films just don't have a lot to go on yet, despite being, you know, major releases. Two are strictly family fare - an animated sequel and an animated spy comedy. The long outlier is a romance, coming out right around Valentine's Day because - why wouldn't you? So don't …

Weekend Box Office: Maleficent Opens On Top, But Joker and Zombieland Impress the Most

Chris Kavan - wrote on 10/20/19 at 11:52 PM CT

While Disney's Maleficent sequel may have topped the box office - Angelina Jolie's second run as the evil villain was far from impressive. Joker neared a major milestone while Zombieland: Double Tap opened better than expected and a trio of films led the indie box office to some big numbers. All in all, there was more good news than bad for this weekend's box office and we'll have to wait and …

New in Theaters October 18: Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, Zombieland: Double Tap

Chris Kavan - wrote on 10/17/19 at 12:19 AM CT

Joker continues to laugh all the way to the bank after two weeks atop the box office charts. This weekend the two new films are both sequels, and both look to embrace the Halloween spirit. Angelina Jolie returns as the still-working-on-becoming-evil Maleficent while a quartet of Oscar nominees (and one winner) get back together to kill some more zombies. I think the combined might should be …

New on DVD and Blu-Ray Week of October 15 - October 21

Harley Lond - wrote on 10/16/19 at 02:50 PM CT

THIS WEEK'S BEST BET:
Aging blonde-bombshell Anita Ekberg gives a full-bodied performance as a sex-crazed sister with some seriously bad habits in the lurid cult classic "Killer Nun" (1979 -- Italy). One of the most notorious "nunsploitation" films, "Killer Nun" tells the sordid story of Sister Gertrude, a disturbed woman of the cloth who degenerates into a perverse mire of drug taking, sexual …



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