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Gloria Bell and More in This Week's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

Chris Kavan - wrote on 01/30/19 at 09:41 AM CT

When you want more, sometimes you get even less. The MPAA Ratings Board has been squeaking by with one or two decent movies to talk about for the past few weeks, but once again I'm forced to dig deep, because the only film worth discussing isn't even a wide release, but limited. Oh sure, Fantastic Beasts and A Star is Born are getting special treatment for special editions, but they don't …

New on DVD and Blu-ray Week of January 29 - February 04

Harley Lond - wrote on 01/29/19 at 07:23 PM CT

"Boy Erased," the story of Jared (Lucas Hedges), the son of a Baptist pastor in a small American town, who is outed to his parents (Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe) at age 19. Jared is faced with an ultimatum: attend a conversion therapy program -- or be permanently exiled and shunned by his family, friends, and faith. A powerful, well directed and acted drama. Extras …

Weekend Box Office: Glass, Oscar Nominees Excel While Newcomers Struggle

Chris Kavan - wrote on 01/27/19 at 07:13 PM CT

It wasn't such a good debut for either of the two newcomers, as Glass topped the weekend for the second week in a row. The good news also came from several of the Oscar nominees as Green Book, The Favourite, Bohemian Rhapsody and A Star is Born all expanded and got some added love for their efforts. The Mule passed a a major milestone while Spider-Verse is on the verge of setting a record for …

New in Theaters January 25: The Kid Who Would Be King, Serenity

Chris Kavan - wrote on 01/24/19 at 06:38 AM CT

Glass managed to rank third all time over the MLK holiday frame and easily top the box office. This week's offerings include a kid-friendly twist on a classic story and a film involving a man who just wants to start over, but whose past comes to to track him down - and warp his reality. It's tough to say if either film has a real chance at making a run at the top of the box office, but with …

Alita: Battle Angel and More in This Week's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

Chris Kavan - wrote on 01/23/19 at 06:37 AM CT

I was hoping the MPAA Ratings Boards would have a meatier update, but, alas, just a single new wide release is all I have to talk about. At least it is an interesting one as the long-in-the-works Alita: Battle Angel is finally heading to theaters. Long a passion project for James Cameron, this adaptation of the manga has been teased as far back as when Avatar (2009) was making waves. Whether or …

New on DVD and Blu-ray Week of January 22 - January 28

Harley Lond - wrote on 01/22/19 at 09:41 PM CT


"First Man," the riveting story behind the first manned mission to the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the decade leading to the historic Apollo 11 flight on July 20, 1969, starring Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy and Jon Bernthal; "The Hate U Give," about a youing black woman who witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend at the hands of a police officer and …

Weekend Box Office: Glass Cracks On Top, The Upside Hold Strong, Dragon Ball Broly Surprise

Chris Kavan - wrote on 01/20/19 at 08:22 PM CT

As expected, M. Night Shyamalan's Glass had no problem topping the box office for the extended MLK holiday period. But this Glass may not be quite half-full as it landed on the lower end of expectations. Meanwhile, I film I didn't even realize was releasing at all (let alone wide - my bad), Dragon Ball Super: Broly, didn't just please fans, but landed (presumably) a top three finish. Aquaman, …

New in Theaters January 18: Glass

Chris Kavan - wrote on 01/17/19 at 08:03 AM CT

The Upside managed to dethrone Aquaman for the top spot at the box office last weekend, but the victory will be short-lived as M. Night Shyamalan is back to complete his trilogy of modern-day superheroes (and villains) with Glass. While I still can't forgive the director for the travesty that was Last Airbender, at least he has found his groove again and I'm looking forward to seeing how this …

Dumbo, What Men Want and More in This Week's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

Chris Kavan - wrote on 01/16/19 at 10:26 AM CT

After a somewhat disappointing post-holiday update, the MPAA Ratings Board kicks things up a slight notch with a decent list, even if there are only two big films to talk about. One is Disney updating yet another classic animated tale and transforming it into a live-action version and the other is a gender-swapped mind-reading comedy from the POV of a woman instead of a man. It at least gives me …

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

Harley Lond - wrote on 01/15/19 at 04:16 PM CT

"Halloween": Forty years after the events of 1978’s "Halloween," Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) now lives in a heavily guarded home on the edge of Haddonfield, where she’s spent decades preparing for Michael’s potential return. After being locked up in an institution, Myers manages to escape when a bus transfer goes terribly wrong, leading to chaos in the same town he …

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