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New on DVD and Blu-Ray Week of June 25 - July 02

Harley Lond - wrote on 06/25/19 at 12:13 PM CT

"Dumbo": A terrific cast is left stranded under the big top in Tim Burton's live-action re-imagining of Disney's 1941 animated film. Even the director's flair for visual imagery -- and the latest state-of-the-art CGI -- can't save this soul-less production. Struggling circus owner Max Medici enlists former star Holt Farrier and his children to care for a newborn elephant …

Weekend Box Office: Toy Story 4 Opens to Franchise Best, Still Underperforms

Chris Kavan - wrote on 06/23/19 at 11:42 PM CT

It was a big win for Toy Story 4 and it was a big disappointment for Toy Story 4. The fourth entry in the franchise ran away with the box office easily while an updated Child's Play took second and Luc Besson's Anna fell outside the top 10. A few new milestones were hit as well but the big take is that audiences are still not embracing sequels the way studios would like. Granted, Toy Story 4 is …

New in Theaters June 21: Toy Story 4, Child's Play, Anna

Chris Kavan - wrote on 06/20/19 at 02:47 PM CT

After several weeks of disappointing sequels, Disney is going to once again steal the show as Toy Story 4 not only looks to break the cycle, but could very well be one of the biggest films of the year. There is a second remake coming out, though I have a feeling the updated version of Child's Play is going to have fraction of the impact as the new animated offering. To round things out, Luc …

New on DVD and Blu-Ray Week of June 18 - June 24

Harley Lond - wrote on 06/19/19 at 08:38 PM CT

"Us": Jordan Peele's second horror film (after "Get Out") shows that the director has mastered the techniques of great horror filmmaking -- the silent terror that can horrify an audience much, much more than the shock of blood and gore. It's almost a textbook example of template moviemaking at its best -- with the template being made up of bits and pieces of greater horror …

Angry Birds 2, All Rise and More in This Week's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

Chris Kavan - wrote on 06/19/19 at 05:21 AM CT

Man, I was really excited for this week's update when I saw the first two entries were both new wide releases... then I got to the rest of the update which features nothing else. What a tease, ratings board! Oh well, two up, two down - I guess that's something anyway. We have a sequel to a movie based on a mobile game that was... surprisingly pretty good. But the way sequels are going this year, …

Weekend Box Office: Men in Black: International Tops Sluggish Sequel-Filled Lineup

Chris Kavan - wrote on 06/17/19 at 12:25 AM CT

The summer of disappointing sequels continues. Over the last few weekends, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Secret Life of Pets 2 and Dark Phoenix have all missed with audiences. This weekend brought nothing different as both Men in Black: International and Shaft failed to connect with audiences. I'm guessing this trend will finally be broken when Toy Story 4 opens next weekend, but, until then, …

New in Theaters June 14: Men in Black: International, Late Night, Shaft

Chris Kavan - wrote on 06/13/19 at 11:47 AM CT

It has been a couple of weeks of disappointing openings - all sequels which, to be honest, may not bode well for the big new film of the weekend. Both Godzilla: King of the Monsters and X-Men: Dark Phoenix failed to spark much interest at the box office. Now we're going to find out if Men in Black has any better luck. As a counter-punch, Late Night offers up some laughs while Shaft offers up …

The Lion King, Spider-Man: Far from Home and More in This Week's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

Chris Kavan - wrote on 06/12/19 at 03:03 PM CT

Sometimes it's better to take quality over quantity and thought the MPAA Ratings Board has only graced us with two new wide-release ratings, they are two big ones. First we have a huge Disney live-action remake that, if Aladdin is any indication, should blow away the competition and be another huge film for the studio. If that wasn't enough, Disney also has the other wide-release, the next …

New on DVD and Blu-Ray Week of June 11 - June 17

Harley Lond - wrote on 06/12/19 at 03:49 AM CT

"Captain Marvel": Set in the 1990s, “Captain Marvel” is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that introduces the MCU’s first stand-alone, female-franchise title character: Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel. Audiences loved Brie Larson as Ms. Marvel, so expect many more sequels. Co-stars Samuel L. Jackson, …

Weekend Box Office: Secret Life of Pets 2 Wins the Day as Dark Phoenix Flames Out

Chris Kavan - wrote on 06/10/19 at 01:06 AM CT

It was good news, bad news over the weekend as the box office was up a nice 43% compared to last year but the two new films, Secret Life of Pets 2 and Dark Phoenix came in under expectations. They join Godzilla: King of the Monsters in disappointing openings, though Pets 2 is sitting much better than Phoenix. Both Godzilla and Rocketman passed major milestones as did Aladdin on a global scale. …

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