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New in Theaters January 24: The Gentlemen, The Turning

Chris Kavan - wrote on 01/22/20 at 08:02 PM CT

Bad Boys were a big draw over the MLK weekend. But the dynamic duo of Will Smith and Martin Lawrence are going to have to contend with an all-star cast of gentlemen - and none of them are up to any good. January, thus far, has been pretty unkind to horror films, which is kind of out of the ordinary. Hopefully Mackenzie Davis can turn things around with The Turning, but I'm not counting on …

Bloodshot, Woman in the Window and More in This Week's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

Chris Kavan - wrote on 01/22/20 at 11:27 AM CT

So the MPAA Ratings Board has slowed down a bit from their red-hot pace they've been racing at for 2020. I'll still take a couple of solid movies to talk about over one (or none). This week, Vin Diesel goes back to what he's good at... when he's not driving fast cars and pulling off impossible stunts - that is, playing the strong anti-hero. Also on deck is yet another interesting take on the …

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

Harley Lond - wrote on 01/21/20 at 09:41 PM CT

In "Pain and Glory," a film director (Antonio Banderas) reflects on the choices he's made in life as past and present come crashing down around him in Pedro Almodóvar's semi-autobiographical film. From Sony... In the fun and gore-filled sequel, "Zombieland: Double Tap," Columbus, Tallahassee, Wichita, and Little Rock move to the American heartland as they face off against …

Weekend Box Office: Bad Boys Are Back in a Big Way, Dolittle Does Little, 1917 Soldiers On

Chris Kavan - wrote on 01/19/20 at 09:35 PM CT

Sure, awards season might be in full swing, but sometimes comfort movies do the best. Why else would Bad Boys for Life come in so hot, bringing in the second best MLK to date? While Bad Boys got off to a red-hot start, the same couldn't be said for Robert Downey Jr.'s Dolittle, which suffered harsh reviews and, while managing to come in second, still was a big disappointment when compared to its …

New on DVD and Blu-Ray Week of January 14 - January 20

Harley Lond - wrote on 01/19/20 at 12:08 PM CT

"Maleficent: Mistress of Evil," the sequel to 2014's "Maleficent." Here Maleficent (Angelina Jolie) and her goddaughter Aurora begin to question the complex family ties that bind them as they are pulled in different directions by impending nuptials, unexpected allies, and dark new forces at play. Co-stars Elle Fanning, Michelle Pfeiffer, Harris Dickinson, Sam Riley and …

New in Theaters January 17: Bad Boys for Life, Dolittle

Chris Kavan - wrote on 01/15/20 at 08:31 PM CT

Star Wars was finally dethroned by the heart-pounding war film 1917. This weekend brings two new entries looking to make their mark, one is another dubious sequel that may or may not appeal to audiences, while the other is a similar gambit in a high-cost adaptation that could find it hard to stand out in the crowd despite it's all-star cast. Both films face serious competition in awards-season …

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

"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 …

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