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Happy Death Day 2U and More in This Week's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

Chris Kavan - wrote on 12/12/18 at 09:25 AM CT

C'mon, Ratings Board, you can't be in holiday mode for the rest of the year. I mean, last week I actively struggled to come up with a film to talk about. This week is ever-so-slightly better in that the lone movie to talk about is at least a wide release, but I mean, can't you throw me a few more bones? The magic number is always three - not too many, not too few. Anything else is either making …

Weekend Box Office: Ralph Threepeats on Lazy Weekend; Aquaman Conquers China

Chris Kavan - wrote on 12/09/18 at 09:16 PM CT

As there were no new wide releases over the weekend as December braces for an onslaught of new releases, the top five remained exactly the same as last weekend, but with obviously lower grosses across the board. But Hollywood can breath a sigh of relief - this was only the second lowest-grossing weekend of 2018 with the top 12 bringing in $77.8 million - at least above the Feb. 2-4, which had a …

New in Theaters December 07: Schindler's List 25th Anniversary Re-Release

Chris Kavan - wrote on 12/06/18 at 06:41 AM CT

Because the rest of December is going to be jam-packed, Hollywood must of wanted a bi-week. That is why we are getting no new wide release films in theaters. The only film getting any kind of wide release is the re-release of Steven Spielberg's powerful drama, Schindler's List, in celebration of the film's 25th Anniversary. Thus, I have a feeling that once again the box office is going to look …

The Beach Bum and More in This Week's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

Chris Kavan - wrote on 12/05/18 at 09:50 AM CT

It's another one of those weeks where the MPAA Ratings Board is really making me stretch to finds something interesting to talk about. There is not a single wide-release film among the bunch, so that's right out the window, so I guess I'll pick the most interesting limited release film, the latest from gonzo director Harmony Korine (with films like Gummo, Julien Donkey-Boy and Trash Humpers all …

New on DVD and Blu-ray Week of December 4 - December 11

Harley Lond - wrote on 12/04/18 at 04:39 PM CT


"Mission: Impossible -- Fallout": It's refreshing -- after months of Black Panthers, Avengers, Ant-Men and Deadpools -- to have a superhero that's actually human. Well, not quite -- Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt is several notches above most mortals in his ability to run like a gazelle, drive a motorcycle and a helicopter like a pro, jump across buildings in single bounds, and …

Weekend Box Office: A Ralph, a Grinch and a Creed Lead Slow December Opening

Chris Kavan - wrote on 12/02/18 at 08:20 PM CT

With just a single new wide release over the weekend, and a horror film at that, the box office looked very similar to the Thanksgiving weekend with but a single shift among the top five films. Granted, all the top five films also fell (some more than others) while last week's huge limited release champion, The Favourite continued a mighty run as it expanded to more theaters. All in all, not the …

New in Theaters November 30: The Possession of Hannah Grace

Chris Kavan - wrote on 11/29/18 at 06:40 AM CT

Ralph wrecked the Thanksgiving weekend box office, and Creed II wasn't too far behind with a pretty good knockout punch of its own. This weekend, I have a feeling we're going to get some major deja vu as there is only a single new wide release coming out and a horror film at that. While I myself think the film looks pretty interesting, it's a weird time of year for horror and I have a feeling …

Escape Room, Holmes and Watson and More in This Week's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

Chris Kavan - wrote on 11/28/18 at 10:25 AM CT

That post-Thanskgiving bloat must be affecting the MPAA ratings board, as it is a bit of a light offering this week. A relatively short list gives us two decent subjects - Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly team up (again) to bring us a comedic take on the classic detective duo Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. If you like things a bit more thrilling, don't worry, you'll get to see a bunch of pretty …

New on DVD and Blu-ray Week of November 27- December 4

Harley Lond - wrote on 11/27/18 at 06:56 PM CT


"Searching": A well-done mystery thriller with quite a few unexpected twists and turns, though the premise -- using the Internet and smartphones to track someone -- isn't all that original. David Kim (John Cho)'s 16-year-old daughter goes missing, and after a local investigation doesn't come up with a single lead, David decides to search the one place where all secrets …

Thanksgiving Weekend Box Office: Ralph Breaks Big, Creed II a Knockout, Robin Hood Fails

Chris Kavan - wrote on 11/25/18 at 08:27 PM CT

It was a massive Thanksgiving Weekend box office, and studios have a lot to be thankful for. Ralph Breaks the Internet nearly had a record opening while Creed II did break a record - for a live-action Thanksgiving opening. The Fantastic Beasts sequel narrowly won the five-day holiday but lost the weekend to The Grinch. Meanwhile, Robin Hood was one of the year's biggest bombs, landing outside …

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