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Sonic the Hedgehog, Call of the Wild, Rhythm Section and More in This Week's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

Chris Kavan - wrote on 01/14/20 at 09:33 PM CT

The ratings board looks like they're not taking things easy in the new year as the update this week is chock full of some big updates. Leading the charge is Sonic the Hedgehog - fresh off a facelift after the internet backlash from the initial design. Joining the video game hero is two other literary adaptations - Harrison Ford gives us a new version of Call of the Wild while Anya Taylor-Joy …

Weekend Box Office: 1917 Expands to Big Win, Just Mercy, Like a Boss Hit Top Five

Chris Kavan - wrote on 01/12/20 at 08:04 PM CT

Thanks to some big awards-season wins, and some excellent critical reviews, Sam Mendes action/war/drama 1917 easily took the top spot at the box office. Meanwhile, both Like a Boss and Just Mercy found a spot among the top five while Underwater was sunk. Both Star Wars and Jumanji crossed major milestones over the weekend as well. As we enter the meat of awards season, we'll see if that …

New in Theaters January 10: 1917, Like a Boss, Just Mercy, Underwater

Chris Kavan - wrote on 01/08/20 at 07:57 PM CT

January may have opened with a whimper, but things are going to heat up as this week brings three new wide releases and one major expansion. The expansion is for Sam Mendes war film 1917, and its wide release should be bolstered by its recent Golden Globes win for Best Picture (Drama) and Best Director - two of the biggest awards. 1917 is joined by the comedy Like a Boss, the thriller Underwater …

New on DVD and Blu-Ray Week of January 07 - January 13

Harley Lond - wrote on 01/08/20 at 10:19 AM CT

FROM THE BIG SCREEN:
"Joker" is arguably one of the best films of last year -- or any year -- a film that so polarized critics and audiences that one either hated it or loved it -- there was nothing in-between. Director Todd Phillips stepped away from his at-times obscene male-buddy "Hangover" comedies for this heady study of a modern man with psychological problems turned into a monster by an …

Bad Boys for Life, Fantasy Island, Invisible Man and More in This Week's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

Chris Kavan - wrote on 01/07/20 at 08:19 PM CT

First off, I have to apologize as there was an MPAA Ratings Bulletin released the week of Christmas that I totally overlooked. I guess the ratings board doesn't get as good a holiday as I expected. In any case, I will incorporate both that update and the current update into this post. Luckily, I didn't miss too much, as there was a single wide release in that update while this week brings a …

Weekend Box Office: Star Wars Remains Top Draw as The Grudge Hardly Registers

Chris Kavan - wrote on 01/05/20 at 09:16 PM CT

As predicted, the box office changed little from one year to the next - with the biggest change coming from Little Women displacing Frozen II in the top three and The Grudge making a short-lived appearance in the top five. Everything pretty much went as expected making this first weekend in the new year a bit rote. But with things going the way they are, hopefully the rest of the month provides …

New in Theaters January 03: The Grudge

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

Happy New Year to all! It's 2020, so let's look at what Hollywood is bringing us to celebrate. We're being gifted with everyone's favorite - a horror remake and... it's The Grudge. You remember The Grudge, right? The 2002 Japanese horror film (Ju-on) that was remade in 2004 - riding the wave of horror remakes (The Ring, Dark Water, Shutter) that was really big in the mid-late 2000s. Despite the …

New on DVD and Blu-Ray Week of December 31 - January 06

Harley Lond - wrote on 12/31/19 at 06:44 AM CT

FROM THE BIG SCREEN:
There are no major releases this week.

THIS WEEK'S BEST BETS:
"The Peanut Butter Solution": (1985 -- Canada), starring Mathew Mackay, Siluck Saysanasy, Alison Darcy, Michael Hogan. If you were a child in the 80s, you were likely traumatized for life by repeated viewings of this film on cable or VHS. If you’ve never seen it, nothing can prepare you for the damage that …

Weekend Box Office: Rise of Skywalker Wins While Little Women, Uncut Gems Make Merry

Chris Kavan - wrote on 12/29/19 at 08:50 PM CT

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker came out swinging on Christmas Eve and Christmas day - and was pacing ahead of Last Jedi until the weekend. As it stands, while the final film in the new trilogy may still be lagging, it's still going to be a monster hit. Newcomers showed strength as well, with Little Women the big winner, Uncut Gems showed a healthy expansion and Spies in Disguise performed in …

New on DVD and Blu-Ray Week of December 24 - December 30

Harley Lond - wrote on 12/27/19 at 06:38 AM CT

FROM THE BIG SCREEN:
"Judy," a heart-rending bio of the last days of Judy Garland, covering the Winter of 1968 when the showbiz legend arrived in Swinging London to perform a five-week sold-out run at The Talk of the Town. Renée Zellweger turns in a bravura performance as Garland wrangles with management, reminisces with friends and fans, and embarks on a whirlwind romance with soon-to-be …



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