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Puss in Boots: The Last Wish and More in This Week's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

Chris Kavan - wrote on 07/13/22 at 07:49 PM CT

Another short and sweet update from the MPAA Ratings Board this week as we have but a single animated release to tide us over. Meanwhile, Thor brought plenty of thunder to the box office even as audiences and critics may have wavered a bit on Taika Waititi's Ragnarok followup. Might this be the last, big hurrah for summer movies? Time will tell, but it's looking like it could be the last major …

New on DVD and Blu-ray Week of July 12 - July 18

Harley Lond - wrote on 07/12/22 at 12:12 AM CT


No major theatrical releases on DVD or Blu-ray this week.

Directed by Peter Jackson, "The Beatles: Get Back"" (2021) is a three-part documentary series that takes audiences back in time to the band's intimate recording sessions. The documentary showcases the warmth, camaraderie and creative genius that defined the legacy of the iconic foursome, …

Where the Crawdads Sing, Pinocchio and More in This Week's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

Chris Kavan - wrote on 07/06/22 at 08:13 PM CT

After last week's embarrassment of riches the MPAA Ratings Board slows things down back to normal with a single wide release and two major streaming titles. Meanwhile, over the long 4th of July holiday weekend, The Minions ruled - setting a new record in the process while Top Gun: Maverick continued to soar to new heights.

When Lightyear landed with a relative thud, theories abounded about …

New on DVD and Blu-ray Week of July 5 - July 11

Harley Lond - wrote on 07/05/22 at 01:03 AM CT


"Everything Everywhere All at Once" (2022) Evelyn Wang (Michelle Yeoh), a flustered immigrant mother, is contacted from a parallel universe and told that only she can save the world. The unlikely hero must learn to channel her newfound powers and fight through the splintering timelines of the multiverse to save her home, her family, and herself in this big-hearted and …

Beast, Nope, Fabelmans, Mack and Rita, Vengeance and More in This Week's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

Chris Kavan - wrote on 06/29/22 at 07:43 PM CT

This weekend Elvis barely topped a five-week old Maverick at the box office, as the bombastic Tom Cruise crowd-pleaser blasted past the $1 billion mark on the global scale. Meanwhile, the MPAA has decided this week is the feast instead of famine - and I'm talking full-blown 12-course Michelin Star quality with a whole bunch to cover. But before we get to that, let's see what the weekend brought …

New on DVD and Blu-ray Week of June 28 - July 4

Harley Lond - wrote on 06/27/22 at 11:37 PM CT

"Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore" (2022) Professor Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) knows the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Mads Mikkelsen) is moving to seize control of the wizarding world. Unable to stop him alone, he entrusts Magizoologist Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) to lead an intrepid team of wizards, witches and one brave Muggle baker on a …

On a Wing and a Prayer and More in This Week's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

Chris Kavan - wrote on 06/22/22 at 12:40 PM CT

Father's Day was a boon to Jurassic Park - and not so much for Pixar's latest film, Lightyear. Overall, it was still a strong weekend with Top Gun still flying strong and other major milestones were hit as well. After last week's rating bonanza, things get back down to earth with but a single, new entry to talk about.

Going into the weekend, it was expected that Lightyear, a spinoff from the …

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

Harley Lond - wrote on 06/20/22 at 09:42 PM CT

"The Bad Guys" (2022) After a lifetime of legendary heists, notorious criminals Mr. Wolf, Mr. Snake, Mr. Piranha, Mr. Shark and Ms. Tarantula are finally caught. To avoid a prison sentence, the animal outlaws must pull off their most challenging con yet -- becoming model citizens. Under the tutelage of their mentor, Professor Marmalade, the dubious gang sets out to fool the …

Thor: Love and Thunder, Prey, Easter Sunday and More in This Week's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

Chris Kavan - wrote on 06/15/22 at 12:04 PM CT

After several weeks of disappointing updates, the MPAA finally opened the floodgates to a deluge of important ratings from a new MCU title to a new Predator outing. At the box office, Jurassic World: Dominion easily took the biggest bite over the weekend, but Top Gun: Maverick held on strong as well. Good news all around this time!

Even though it faced withering critical reviews (just 30% on …

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

Harley Lond - wrote on 06/13/22 at 11:56 PM CT

Ambulance (2022) Decorated veteran Will Sharp (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II), desperate for money to cover his wife's medical bills, asks for help from the one person he knows he shouldn't - his adoptive brother Danny (Jake Gyllenhaal). A charismatic career criminal, Danny instead offers him a score: the biggest bank heist in Los Angeles history: $32 million. With his wife's …

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