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New in Theaters July 19: The Lion King

Chris Kavan - wrote on 07/18/19 at 12:38 AM CT

While Spider-Man: Far from Home has ruled the box office over the last two weekends, the Marvel hero is about to meet his match with The Lion King. The updated remake is sure to take the top spot as the only new film coming out - and Spider-Man will have to settle for runner-up. The big question is whether Disney will sink Disney - as Spider-Man is sure to take the biggest hit from this …

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, 47 Meters Down: Uncaged and More in This Week's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

Chris Kavan - wrote on 07/17/19 at 03:10 PM CT

A slight improvement over last week's super short bulletin - the list is a bit longer and the movies to talk about has doubled - all the way up to a whopping two! Luckily, one of those films (that is not too far away) is Quentin Tarantino's latest film. I've been a fan of the director since Pulp Fiction, so I'm not about to miss this one and with Leo and Brad on board, well, it's bound to be …

Weekend Box Office: Far from Home Dominates, Crawl Chomps Stuber

Chris Kavan - wrote on 07/14/19 at 11:48 PM CT

Spider-Man: Far from Home had no problem repeating as champ over its second weekend at the box office. Both new entries found a place in the top five, with Crawl having a better time than Stuber at attracting audiences. There was also reason to celebrate outside the top five as The Farewell opened to the best per-theater average of the year - something good as the indie market has struggled to …

New in Theaters July 12: Crawl, Stuber

Chris Kavan - wrote on 07/10/19 at 11:41 PM CT

With Spider-Man: Far from Home web-slinging its way into the history books, it should have little problem holding the top spot for the second straight weekend. Only two films are opening this weekend and neither have the power to dethrone the all-new Avenger. Crawl is a horror film about being trapped with some alligators while Stuber is a buddy action/comedy with Dave Bautista and Kumail …

Angel Has Fallen and More in This Week's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

Chris Kavan - wrote on 07/10/19 at 02:12 PM CT

Honestly, this is the kind of update I expected over the 4th of July period - short and sweet with not a lot to talk about. It hit a week later than expected, but this is a very brief update but, luckily, the ratings board threw me one bone: the third entry into the Gerard Butler/Morgan Freeman action fest Fallen franchise. It's not a lot, but it's enough, given there are a whopping four films …

New on DVD and Blu-Ray Week of July 09 - July 15

Harley Lond - wrote on 07/10/19 at 03:48 AM CT

There's one very interesting foreign film this week ... and three US duds. "Transit" is a haunting modern-day adaptation of Anna Seghers’s 1942 novel, "Transit Visa." Georg (Franz Rogowski), a German refugee, flees German-occupied Paris to the port city of Marseille, there assuming the identity of a recently deceased writer whose transit papers he is carrying. In …

New in Theaters July 03: Spider-Man: Far from Home, Midsommar

Chris Kavan - wrote on 07/03/19 at 11:53 PM CT

Getting in early jump thanks to the extended July 4th holiday time frame, the box office should get an extra jolt, once again, from Disney and the MCU. Spider-Man looks to easily swing to the top of the charts - and bridge the gap between Phase 3 and whatever comes next. Also out will be the latest horror offering from Ari Aster director of last year's terrific (though not exactly mainstream) …

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, The Turning and More in This Week's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

Chris Kavan - wrote on 07/03/19 at 11:36 AM CT

I thought that the MPAA Ratings Board would phone it in with the 4th of July holiday coming up, but this week's update is actually pretty impressive. Granted, I still have only two movies to talk about - and both are horror films - but the rest of the list is good on its own. If you like scary stories - good news - we're getting a horror film based on Scary Stories (a favorite of mine from back …

New on DVD and Blu-Ray Week of July 02 - July 08

Harley Lond - wrote on 07/02/19 at 11:58 AM CT

In "FM" (1978), the airwaves crackle with the delectable sound of smooth rock in this comedy about the heady world of late-70s US radio. Michael Brandon stars as Jeff Dugan, the ultra-cool program director at Q-SKY Radio, LA's number one rock station. Dugan encourages a free-wheeling culture at work, employing an array of eccentric DJ personalities: Mother (Eileen …

Weekend Box Office: Toy Story 4 Easily Repeats as Yesterday Impresses, Annabelle Stays the Course

Chris Kavan - wrote on 06/30/19 at 11:06 PM CT

There was no surprise atop the box office over the weekend, even if there was reason to celebrate a bit further down the line. Toy Story 4 once again came out on top while Annabelle Comes Home narrowly beat out a surging Yesterday for the number two spot. While the box office continues to struggle compared to last years (down $30 million compared to the same weekend in 2018), things should …

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