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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 …

New in Theaters January 31: The Rhythm Section, Gretel & Hansel

Chris Kavan - wrote on 01/29/20 at 10:36 PM CT

Although The Gentlemen had a respectable showing, the box office was all about the holdovers last weekend and, despite the addition of two new players, I have a feeling it's going to be more of the same as January comes to an end. Certainly the best chance of success lies with Blake Lively as she goes full-on revenge mode in the action film The Rhythm Section. Joining the ranks of horror films …

New on DVD and Blu-ray Week of January 28 - February 3

Harley Lond - wrote on 01/29/20 at 09:28 AM CT

"Parasite": Meet the Park family, the picture of aspirational wealth. And the Kim family, rich in street smarts but not much else. Be it chance or fate, these two houses are brought together and the Kims sense a golden opportunity. Masterminded by college-aged Ki-woo, the Kim children expediently install themselves as tutor and art therapist to the Parks. Soon, a symbiotic …

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

Chris Kavan - wrote on 01/28/20 at 07:11 PM CT

Now that we have entered winter's heart of darkness, otherwise known as late January, the MPAA Ratings Board, who has been in rare form this year, has decided to hibernate. Well, not quite, but they have slowed things down with but a single wide release to talk about - but I'm also going to mention another film, despite the fact it has yet to secure a release date, because I'm a big fan of Wes …

Weekend Box Office: Bad Boys Continue to Dominate, Gentlemen Fine, The Turning Flops

Chris Kavan - wrote on 01/26/20 at 10:39 PM CT

The weekend was once again dominated by holdovers as Bad Boys for Life continued its strong run atop the box office. 1917 held on strong in second place while Dolittle managed to hold on to its third place spot, though it still is far from profitable. It isn't until the fourth place spot we find The Gentlemen, as Guy Ritchie's very British crime drama had a decent debut. Nothing, however, could …

New in Theaters January 24: The Gentlemen, The Turning

Chris Kavan - wrote on 01/22/20 at 08:02 PM CT

Bad Boys were a big draw over the MLK weekend. But the dynamic duo of Will Smith and Martin Lawrence are going to have to contend with an all-star cast of gentlemen - and none of them are up to any good. January, thus far, has been pretty unkind to horror films, which is kind of out of the ordinary. Hopefully Mackenzie Davis can turn things around with The Turning, but I'm not counting on …

Bloodshot, Woman in the Window and More in This Week's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

Chris Kavan - wrote on 01/22/20 at 11:27 AM CT

So the MPAA Ratings Board has slowed down a bit from their red-hot pace they've been racing at for 2020. I'll still take a couple of solid movies to talk about over one (or none). This week, Vin Diesel goes back to what he's good at... when he's not driving fast cars and pulling off impossible stunts - that is, playing the strong anti-hero. Also on deck is yet another interesting take on the …

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

Harley Lond - wrote on 01/21/20 at 09:41 PM CT

In "Pain and Glory," a film director (Antonio Banderas) reflects on the choices he's made in life as past and present come crashing down around him in Pedro Almodóvar's semi-autobiographical film. From Sony... In the fun and gore-filled sequel, "Zombieland: Double Tap," Columbus, Tallahassee, Wichita, and Little Rock move to the American heartland as they face off against …

Weekend Box Office: Bad Boys Are Back in a Big Way, Dolittle Does Little, 1917 Soldiers On

Chris Kavan - wrote on 01/19/20 at 09:35 PM CT

Sure, awards season might be in full swing, but sometimes comfort movies do the best. Why else would Bad Boys for Life come in so hot, bringing in the second best MLK to date? While Bad Boys got off to a red-hot start, the same couldn't be said for Robert Downey Jr.'s Dolittle, which suffered harsh reviews and, while managing to come in second, still was a big disappointment when compared to its …

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