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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 …

New in Theaters December 25: Little Women, Spies in Disguise

Chris Kavan - wrote on 12/25/19 at 03:27 PM CT

Merry Christmas out there for all who celebrate! Because the holiday falls smack dam in the middle of the week this year, Hollywood is gracing us with the two new films... also smack dam in the middle of the week. While Star Was is pretty much guaranteed to continue its steak atop the box office, new challenger arrive in the form of Little Women, a new adaptation that has been getting very good …

Weekend Box Office: Skywalker Rises to Top, Cats Neutered, Bombshell Fizzles

Chris Kavan - wrote on 12/22/19 at 07:27 PM CT

There was no question that Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker was going to win the weekend - the big question was if J.J. Abrams saga-ending film would rise to the challenge of pleasing audiences. It certainly didn't please critics, suffering the harshest reviews since The Phantom Menace. And while Rise of Skywalker may have come in on the low end of expectations, it was a still a massive opening …

New in Theaters December 20: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Cats

Chris Kavan - wrote on 12/18/19 at 07:40 PM CT

It's almost the end of the year and Disney, already setting records for how much a studio can make in a given year, isn't done yet. Star Wars is set to yet again dominate the year-end box office as J.J. Abrams is back on board the finale of not just the new trilogy, but over four decades worth of what is arguably the most popular sci-fi franchise of all time. But, if seeing the culmination of …

New on DVD and Blu-Ray Week of December 17 - December 23

Harley Lond - wrote on 12/18/19 at 09:33 AM CT

FROM THE BIG SCREEN:
"Downton Abbey," the long-awaited big screen porting of the amazingly popular PBS series; "Abominable," an aninated family film about three teenagers who must help a Yeti return to his family; "Ad Astra," a sci-fi actioner starring Brad Pitt as an astronaut who undertakes a mission across an unforgiving solar system to uncover the truth about his missing father; and "Rambo: …



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