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

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


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 …

Honest Thief, The King's Man and More in This Week's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

Chris Kavan - wrote on 07/15/20 at 11:02 AM CT

We're in the dog days of summer in what should be the middle of the blockbuster season, but, of course, things are quite different this year. With Covid 19 cases on the rise in several states, I still believe the chances of getting even a late summer/fall movie season are in doubt. Nevertheless, the ratings board isn't slacking off as there are two big films that are (potentially) still arriving …

New on DVD and Blu-ray Week of July 14 - July 20

Harley Lond - wrote on 07/14/20 at 06:54 AM CT

In the early 1970s, a kung-fu dynamo named Bruce Lee side-kicked his way onto the screen and straight into pop-culture immortality. With his magnetic screen presence, tightly coiled intensity, and superhuman martial-arts prowess, Lee was an icon who conquered both Hong Kong and Hollywood cinema, and transformed the art of the action film in the process. "Bruce Lee: His …

New on DVD and Blu-ray Week of July 7 - July 13

Harley Lond - wrote on 07/07/20 at 06:45 AM CT

Mike Hodges ("Flash Gordon," "Get Carter") wrote and directed the supernatural chiller "Black Rainbow" (1989) as a meditation on the human race's ability to destroy the world, a gothic tale of suspense and the occult, guaranteed to send shivers down your spine. Martha Travis (Rosanna Arquette) is a travelling clairvoyant on the road with her sceptic father (Jason …

Bill and Ted Face the Music, Minions: Rise of Gru and More in This Week's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

Chris Kavan - wrote on 07/01/20 at 11:00 AM CT

With Covid cases on the rise and Tenet getting pushed back (again), once again the fate of theaters opening remains in limbo. So who knows if anything is going to come to a theater near you anytime soon or if drive-ins and streaming is going to be the best option through the rest of summer and fall. No matter, the ratings board still has a job to do and this week we get two big sequels - one to …

New on DVD and Blu-ray Week of June 30 - July 6

Harley Lond - wrote on 06/30/20 at 06:44 AM CT

In the definitive Spaghetti Western "Django" (1966 -- Italy), Franco Nero gives a career-defining performance as Django, a mysterious loner who arrives at a mud-drenched ghost town on the Mexico-US border, ominously dragging a coffin behind him. After saving imperiled prostitute Maria (Loredana Nusciak), Django becomes embroiled in a brutal feud between a racist gang and …

Tenet and More in This Week's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

Chris Kavan - wrote on 06/24/20 at 11:04 AM CT

There is only really one film worth discussing this time around but, boy, is it a biggie. That's right, Christopher Nolan is here to save what is left of the summer movie season even as theaters still aren't quite sure how they're going to re-open amidst a deadly pandemic. Regardless of how you feel about how things are moving, Tenet is going to be one of the first, big films out of the gate... …

New on DVD and Blu-ray Week of June 23 - June 29

Harley Lond - wrote on 06/22/20 at 07:13 PM CT

Passion brews quietly between an artist and her subject, until they together create a space in which it can briefly flourish, in "Portrait of a Lady on Fire" (2019 -- France), a sumptuous 18th-century romance from Céline Sciamma, one of contemporary French cinema’s most acclaimed auteurs. Summoned to an isolated seaside estate on a secret assignment, Marianne (Noémie …

Broken Hearts Gallery, The Relic and More in This Week's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

Chris Kavan - wrote on 06/17/20 at 11:40 AM CT

Another week full of surprise the biggest of which - to no surprise - is that summer movie season is once again put into question as Christopher Nolan's Tenet was pushed back - leading to a cascade of other changes, including Wonder Woman 1984 pushed all the way into October. But the ratings board is still chugging along with one big film (still slated for a summer release at this time) and one …

New on DVD and Blu-ray Week of June 16 - June 22

Harley Lond - wrote on 06/15/20 at 07:21 PM CT

Buster Keaton is at the peak of his slapstick powers in "The Cameraman" (1928), the first film that the silent-screen legend made after signing with MGM, and his last great masterpiece. The final work over which he maintained creative control, this clever farce is the culmination of an extraordinary, decade-long run that produced some of the most innovative and enduring …

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