By Chris Kavan - 01/30/19 at 03:41 PM 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 technically count as "new" movies, so I'm going to skip over them. Thus, Gloria Bell, about Julianne Moore going through what looks like a female version of a mid-life crisis (though much more free-spirited) is the only thing worth discussing.
So what to make of Gloria Bell? I think Julianne Moore is a fine actress - from big-budget films like Hunger Games to period dramas like The Hours, she has a rather impressive, versatile career. Gloria Bell follows the titular character, a woman in her 50s, who has not lost her free-spirited nature and tours the L.A. nightlife in search of love. I mean, the plot is pretty straight-forward, but something tells me Moore is going to go a bit deeper than party-cougar - and with the likes of Sean Astin, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Michael Cera, John Turturro, Brad Garrett and Rita Wilson along for the ride, it should make for a good time. That being said, this good time looks to be enjoyed by a mostly female crowd and I don't know if the plan is to expand or stick to limited theaters. Rated R for sexuality, nudity, language and some drug use.
And there you have it - the one film worth talking about in this MPAA Ratings Bulletin but don't worry, at least there are a few more movies below:
BLACK EATER RESURRECTION
Rated PG-13 for violence and thematic elements.
FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD EXTENDED CUT
Rated PG-13 for some sequences of fantasy action.
Rated R for sexuality, nudity, language and some drug use.
THE HAUNTING OF SHARON TATE
Rated R for strong bloody violence, terror, and some language.
NEVER GROW OLD
Rated R for strong bloody violence, language, some sexual content and brief drug use.
SLUT IN A GOOD WAY
Rated R for sexual content, drug use, drinking, and language - all involving teens.
A STAR IS BORN ENCORE
Rated R for language throughout, substance abuse and some sexuality/nudity.
Rated R for violence and language.
THE WHITE CROW
Rated R for some sexuality, graphic nudity, and language.
Rated R for disturbing violent content, language throughout, drug/alcohol use, and brief nudity.