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Connected, Happiest Season, Freaky and More in This Week's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

Chris Kavan - wrote on 09/16/20 at 11:15 AM CT

One step forward, two steps back as it now looks like Tenet's ambitious plan to get people back into theaters has not instilled confidence that people are ready to commit to returning. Now that Wonder Woman 1984, The King's Man Candyman have all been delayed, it is sounding more and more like Disney is going to also delay Black Widow (currently scheduled for November 06) and Soul (November 20th) …

New on DVD and Blu-ray Week of September 15 - September 21

Harley Lond - wrote on 09/15/20 at 12:18 AM CT

"Alejandro Jodorowsky: 4K Restoration Collection" is a deluxe box set that includes the latest film by the great Chilean-French artist/filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky, "Psychomagic, A Healing Art," as well as "Fando y Lis," "El Topo" and "The Holy Mountain" restored in 4K on Blu-ray, along with new bonus features and CD soundtracks of the latter two titles. At the age of …

Weekend Box Office: Tenet Remains on Top, Broken Hearts Gallery Lands in Fourth

Chris Kavan - wrote on 09/13/20 at 08:29 PM CT

Once again, the biggest news over the weekend didn't concern any of the film currently playing at the box office, but rather the uncertain future of theaters. Wonder Woman 1984, which was poised to be the biggest film of October, has been delayed until December - where Dune (which just dropped an amazing first trailer) is still (for the moment) also opening. Another wide release, the horror …

New in Theaters Sept. 11: The Broken Hearts Gallery

Chris Kavan - wrote on 09/10/20 at 07:09 PM CT

Tenet finally opened and was... pretty good. And, as predicted, Christopher Nolan's pandemic-era blockbuster IS going to be playing in Los Angeles... in drive-ins at least. Considering drive-in theaters have been making bank of late, it could actually improve the film's chances. In other news, Sony has explicitly stated they will release NO films as long as the pandemic keeps theaters closed - …

The Croods: A New Age, Run and More in This Week's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

Chris Kavan - wrote on 09/09/20 at 07:10 PM CT

Labor Day has come and gone and we can look forward to fall (or winter, if you've gone from high topping 100 to the forties in one day) - but what can we look forward to in movies? Well, if theaters manage to remain open in the coming months, the sequel to The Croods is on the horizon and, sticking to my guns in covering streaming titles of note, the thriller Run (a victim of these Covid times) …

New on DVD and Blu-ray Week of September 8 - September 14

Harley Lond - wrote on 09/07/20 at 11:40 PM CT

In "Graveyards of Honor" (1975/2002 -- Japanese) Two peerless masters of Japanese cinema - Kinji Fukasaku ("Battles without Honor and Humanity," "Battle Royale") and Takashi Miike ("Dead or Alive," "Audition") - present their own distinctive adaptations of yakuza expert Goro Fujita's gangster novel "Graveyard of Honor," each tapping into the zeitgeist of a distinct period …

Labor Day Weekend Box Office: Tenet Breathes Life Into Theaters

Chris Kavan - wrote on 09/07/20 at 08:05 PM CT

Christopher Nolan's long awaited Tenet opened in the U.S. to 65% of theaters (with New York and California still mostly off the table) and, while maybe not quite the smash hit it could have been, brought in enough to buoy a still-unstable industry. It also opened in China to somewhat muted numbers, being topped by The Eight Hundred (in its third weekend) that still looks like it will be the …

New in Theaters Sept. 04: Tenet

Chris Kavan - wrote on 09/03/20 at 06:35 PM CT

Here we are: two weeks of tentative testing of the newly-reopened box office has seen decidedly mixed results. Unhinged and X-Men: New Mutants haven't exactly been monster hits, but have performed adequately given the circumstances. But adequate isn't going to be enough for Christopher Nolan's Tenet - no - this is the film that will determine if people are willing to go back to theaters, or if …

Judas And The Black Messiah and More in This Week's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

Chris Kavan - wrote on 09/02/20 at 12:12 PM CT

Another somewhat underwhelming week on the ratings front, which, honestly, I'm expecting for awhile as things are still uncertain on the future of theatrical releases. Streaming is still and option as well, so I'll be keeping my eyes out for any titles of note. Thus I bring you the only film of note this week, Judas And The Black Messiah, which doesn't even come out until next year, but looks to …

New on DVD and Blu-ray Week of September 1 - September 7

Harley Lond - wrote on 08/31/20 at 06:35 PM CT

Written and directed by Jon Stewart, "Irresistible" (2020), starring Steve Carell, Rose Byrne, Chris Cooper, Mackenzie Davis, Topher Grace and Natasha Lyonne, is a comedy about what happens when a small Wisconsin town becomes the main attraction of our political circus. After the Democrat’s top strategist Gary (Carell) sees a video of a retired Marine Colonel (Cooper) …

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