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Birds of Prey and More in This Week's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

Chris Kavan - wrote on 12/17/19 at 07:14 PM CT

This could be the last bulletin for the year (or second to last - not sure how the board does their vacation during the holidays) but, in any case, it's going out with a whimper, not a bang. At least there's something to discuss this week as one major film - the mouthful Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn - is getting the ratings treatments. Seeing as how Joker …

Weekend Box Office: Jumanji Flattens Competition, Richard Jewell, Black Christmas Stumble

Chris Kavan - wrote on 12/15/19 at 07:30 PM CT

It was a stampede of epic proportions for Jumanji, as the sequel opened up at the top of expectations, opened bigger than Welcome to the Jungle and looks poised to be a big winner for Sony. On the other hand, Richard Jewell, following some controversy, suffered one of the worst openings for director Clint Eastwood. Black Christmas also couldn't find any reboot love despite an interesting …

New in Theaters Dec. 13: Jumanji: Next Level, Bombshell, Richard Jewell, Uncut Gems, Black Christmas

Chris Kavan - wrote on 12/11/19 at 11:27 PM CT

While Frozen II has proven adept at keeping its place on top of the box office, the sequel's reign is about to come to an end. While last week only brought a single non-challenger, this week is much different with five new releases, many of which should do pretty good at the box office. The biggest among the new releases is sure to be Jumanji: The Next Level, a follow-up to the well-received …

A Depressingly Short Update from the MPAA Ratings Board

Chris Kavan - wrote on 12/11/19 at 10:23 AM CT

After last week's huge bonanza of ratings updates, this week, once again, we have a list that is not only incredibly short, but has nary a single wide release to discuss. And so, yet again, all I have for you is a short list comprised of a single limited release and a bunch of other non-wide release titles. I guess the MPAA Ratings Board spoiled us last week - let's hope the rest of December …

New on DVD and Blu-Ray Week of December 10 - December 16

Harley Lond - wrote on 12/10/19 at 06:43 AM CT

"Once Upon a Time...In Hollywood": Writer-director Quentin Tarantino finessed himself with this outrageously funny yet serious homage to the dying days of old Hollywood and to the end of the free-for-all 1960s. It's 1969 in Los Angeles and former TV star Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) make their way around an industry …

Weekend Box Office: Frozen II Pushes Disney to New Milestone, Playmobil Flops Hard

Chris Kavan - wrote on 12/08/19 at 11:12 PM CT

It was a tale of two animated stories this week. While Disney's Frozen II continued to post impressive numbers - and push the studio to new heights, STX had a much different story with Playmobil, which fell well outside the top 10. In fact, the top five this weekend is the exact same as last weekend. I can certainly say that won't be the case next weekend, but for now we can celebrate all the …

New in Theaters December 06: Playmobil: The Movie

Chris Kavan - wrote on 12/04/19 at 11:32 PM CT

While the end of December is going to bring an onslaught of releases, this weekend is the calm before the all-encompassing storm, bringing but a single, new wide release. It's yet another toy-based film but unlike LEGO and Trolls that struck while the iron was hot, Playmobil, based on a lesser IP, looks to make little impact at the box office. Even The LEGO Movie 2 suffered from fatigue - and I …

Rise of Skywalker, Dolittle, Like a Boss, Cats, Playmobil in This Week's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

Chris Kavan - wrote on 12/03/19 at 10:57 PM CT

It's one of the most exciting updates the MPAA Ratings Board has delivered in a long time. From creepy Cats to the culmination of the world's greatest sci-fi sage - there's a lot going on. Robert Downey, Jr. flexes his post-Iron Man legs by taking on a classic character, we have dueling female leads about running a beauty company and an animated take on a classic building block toy line (no not …

New on DVD and Blu-Ray Week of December 03 - December 09

Harley Lond - wrote on 12/03/19 at 06:42 AM CT

"Ready or Not," an entertaining, tongue-in-cheek horror thriller about a young bride (Samara Weaving) who competes in a time-honored tradition with her new husband (Mark O’Brien) and his insanely rich and eccentric Le Domas family (Adam Brody, Henry Czerny, and Andie MacDowell). The bride’s wedding night takes a turn for the worst when she realizes she is at the center …

Thanksgiving Weekend Box Office: Frozen II Gorges On Record, Knives Out, Queen & Slim Open Strong

Chris Kavan - wrote on 12/01/19 at 07:17 PM CT

It was a definite feast for audiences over the long Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Frozen II set some new records - both for Thanksgiving and the weekend - while Knives Out performed great as counter-programming and the action-oriented and timely Queen & Slim found a place in the top five. All told, it was an excellent weekend all around and continues the strong push towards the end of the year, …

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