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New on DVD and Blu-Ray Week of March 12 - March 18

Harley Lond - wrote on 03/13/19 at 02:34 PM CT

"Green Book": This year's winner of the Academy Award for Best Picture hit all the right notes, had a perfectly formed script, great acting chops by Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali, and very pleasing direction by Peter Farrelly. It was a by-the-book production -- a superb entertainment vehicle with just a taste of social consciousness. The film was inspired by a true …

The Secret Life of Pets 2, Ma and More in This Week's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

Chris Kavan - wrote on 03/13/19 at 01:54 PM CT

The MPAA Ratings Board continues its slow but steady update with a nice, solid two wide release films (and some interesting limited films if you scroll down a bit) in this week's edition. The big get goes to the Secret Life of Pets 2 - the first film was a pretty good release and this sequel should prove just as crowd-pleasing. On the other hand, you have Octavia Spencer playing a kind-hearted …

Weekend Box Office: Captain Marvel Opens to Superheroic Numbers

Chris Kavan - wrote on 03/11/19 at 04:06 AM CT

Damn the trolls and toxic, butt-hurt men of this world: Captain Marvel is a huge hit. So make sure to smile next time you decide to deride a film for not conforming to your narrow-minded viewpoint because, buddy, the joke's always going to be on you. Captain Marvel opened big for March, big for Marvel and big for female-driven films. It finally gave 2019 the hit is so sorely needed (in fact, …

New in Theaters March 08: Captain Marvel

Chris Kavan - wrote on 03/07/19 at 05:17 PM CT

It was nice that How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World gave 2019 a little shot in the arm, but now it's time to bring out the big gun. Disney and the MCU are about as big as you can get and the next entry in the superhero saga looks to continue the winning streak. No doubt that Captain Marvel is going to rule the weekend - and 2019 for that matter - the only question is how it's going to …

Good Boys, Pokemon Detective Pikachu and More in This Week's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

Chris Kavan - wrote on 03/06/19 at 03:23 PM CT

The MPAA Ratings Board continues it's steady pace, and while I can always say that I want more, I guess I can be happy with what I get. At least there are some heavy hitters this week - the main being the live-action Pokemon film with the ever-charming Ryan Reynolds voicing the electrified Pikachu and Justice Smith playing the only human who can understand him (and looking to solve the case …

New on DVD and Blu-Ray Week of March 05 - March 11

Harley Lond - wrote on 03/06/19 at 05:09 AM CT

"The Favourite": A bawdy, acerbic, blasphemous tale of royal intrigue, passion, envy, sex and betrayal in the court of Queen Anne in early 18th century England. A frail Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) occupies the throne, and her closest friend, confidante, adviser and clandestine lover, Lady Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough (Rachel Weisz), governs the country while …

Weekend Box Office: How to Train Your Dragon Fends Off A Madea Family Funeral

Chris Kavan - wrote on 03/04/19 at 01:44 AM CT

It was a close race for first place, but the animated, crowd-pleasing How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World managed to top an impressive debut for A Madea Family Funeral. Meanwhile, the Oscar surge helped Green Book break into the top five, while the only other new wide release, Greta, was lucky to hit the top 10. Despite some good news at the box office, 2019 is still pacing 26% behind …

New in Theaters March 01: Greta, A Madea Family Funeral

Chris Kavan - wrote on 02/28/19 at 12:46 PM CT

With How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World finally delivering some good news in 2019 after so many other films under performed, it looks like this animated sequel is set to dominate the box office for a second week in a row. The competition this week consists of the next (and possibly last) Madea film from Tyler Perry as well as a cautionary tale about who you choose to let into your life …

Hellboy, Shaft, The Kitchen and More in This Week's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

Chris Kavan - wrote on 02/27/19 at 04:11 PM CT

Three is just a right, good number of films to talk about and, wouldn't you know, the MPAA Ratings Board has graced me with the perfect number of wide releases in this bulletin. Granted we have one remake, one sorta-sequel and finally an original crime/drama to talk about. But I'll take what I can get and it's the sweet spot this time around, even if the quality leaves me a bit …

New on DVD and Blu-Ray Week of February 26 - March 04

Harley Lond - wrote on 02/26/19 at 12:50 PM CT

"Ralph Breaks the Internet," the delightful and highspeed sequel to 2012’s Oscar-nominated “Wreck-It Ralph” -- it's a thoroughly enjoyable animated adventure for kids 4 to 80; "The Possession of Hannah Grace," a by-the-book and utterly scare-less horror film; and "Mary Queen of Scots," a period costume drama of political intrigue set in 16th century England, with …

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