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The 355 and More in This Week's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

Chris Kavan - wrote on 10/14/20 at 07:27 PM CT

And the dominoes keeps falling. As many have predicted, Disney has decided to pull Soul, their next Pixar film, from theatrical release and will instead debut it on Disney+ (for free) in December. Now that Soul is off the table it leaves Wonder Woman 1984 as the lone "blockbuster" title still coming out in 2020 - and not until December itself. Meanwhile, Eddie Murphy's Coming 2 America has …

New on DVD and Blu-ray Week of October 13 - October 19

Harley Lond - wrote on 10/13/20 at 12:01 AM CT

The first Japanese science fiction film to be made in color, Koji Shima's "Warning From Space" (1956) features eye-popping special effects from the same team at Daiei Studios that would bring Gamera to life a decade later. As Japan is rocked by mysterious sightings of UFOs over Tokyo and large one-eyed aliens attempting contact, scientists collaborate to investigate the …

The Comeback Trail, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm and More in This Week's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

Chris Kavan - wrote on 10/07/20 at 11:29 AM CT

The box office continued to limp along with Tenet posting a $2.7 million first place finish - though it did manage to top $300 million worldwide. That is the lowest first-place finish since 1988 when Die Hard and A Fish Called Wanda tied with a $2.55 million weekend. In Second Place was the re-issue of Hocus Pocus at $1.9 million. The film has gained cult status and even though it is readily …

New on DVD and Blu-ray Week of October 5 - October 12

Harley Lond - wrote on 10/05/20 at 11:57 PM CT

In the period between American Bandstand and MTV, there were several shows that tried to bring new music to television, but it wasn't until "The Midnight Special" premiered on August 19, 1972, that live music found a home on the air. Burt Sugarman, producer of Grammy Awards telecasts, was frustrated by television's lack of programming after "The Tonight Show" ended -- the …

After We Collided and More in This Week's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

Chris Kavan - wrote on 09/30/20 at 10:31 AM CT

As the cursory weekend write-up goes, things are still looking grim. Tenet topped to box office for the fourth weekend in a row with $3.4 million - the lowest first-place finish in 32 years since Gorillas in the Mist took in $3.45 million back in 1988. It crossed $40 million domestic with a new $41.2 million total while it continues to hold well overseas with $280 million and counting. Somehow …

New on DVD and Blu-ray Week of September 29 - October 5

Harley Lond - wrote on 09/29/20 at 12:01 AM CT

"Ivansxtc" (2009), starring Danny Huston, Peter Weller and Lisa Enos, is a biting satire that goes behind-the-scenes of the Hollywood film industry, with all its drink and drug-fueled excess, from director Bernard Rose ("Candyman," "Paperhouse"). Opening with the death of its titular protagonist, ivansxtc goes back in time to chart the final days of hot-shot Tinseltown …

New in Theaters Sept. 25: Shortcut

Chris Kavan - wrote on 09/24/20 at 06:54 PM CT

Well, here we are - there's actually a new wide release coming out this week. It's not going to have much of an impact, but at least it's there. Once again, the biggest story is not what is coming out, but rather, what has been delayed. Disney has pushed back all MCU titles - Black Widow is now going to have to wait until May 2021 - and that, in turn, has delayed the release of Shang-Chi and The …

In the Heights, Shorcut and More in This Week's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

Chris Kavan - wrote on 09/23/20 at 11:15 AM CT

As I wasn't feeling ups for a full write-up this weekend for the box office, a mini update for you:

Tenet still came out on top, though it dropped to just $4.7 million for a new $36.1 million. It did pass a major milestone as it crossed $250 million worldwide. It will probably not be enough to actually cross profitability but, hey, Christopher Nolan certainly tried.

While numbers aren't …

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

Harley Lond - wrote on 09/21/20 at 11:46 PM CT

An elegy of exile and an epic immersion into the world of rural Italy during the Mussolini years, Francesco Rosi’s sublime adaptation of the memoirs of the painter, physician, and political activist Carlo Levi, "Christ Stopped at Eboli" (1979) brings a monument of 20th-century autobiography to the screen with quiet grace and solemn beauty. Banished to a desolate southern …

New in Theaters Sept. 18: Infidel

Chris Kavan - wrote on 09/17/20 at 06:46 PM CT

Anticipation for Tenet has tapered off and with more movies either delaying their openings - or rumors to such a move - it's going to be a bleak fall season for movie theaters. Tenet should have no problem holding on to the top spot - and a few more markets (though not the major markets of New York, Los Angeles or San Franciso... yet) are opening up, so it will be interesting to see what this …

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