By Chris Kavan - 08/07/19 at 08:38 AM CT
The ratings bulletin is looking a bit lax this week with but a single wide release to talk about and not much beyond that. The only saving grace (for me, personally, at least) is that the one movie is definitely on my radar - as it should be for any fan of Kevin Smith. Smith is gracing us with a sequel to Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back - serving up what looks like is yet another jab at Hollywood tropes, especially when it comes to sequels and reboots. While of varying quality, I have yet to be overly disappointed in Smith's View Askewniverse - but, my nerdy friend, I'm still waiting on a proper Mallrats sequel.
Let's get down to business, Smith, who made a name for himself with the indie Clerks and has never looked back since, delivers the next film in his shared universe with Jay and Silent Bob Reboot. The due, Jay (Jason Mewes) and Silent Bob (Kevin Smith) find out that Hollywood is reviving their Bluntman and Chronic comic for a new generation - and Chronic is being re-cast as a female (Supergirl's Melissa Benoist) and the two make another cross-country trek to Hollywood in order to prevent this travesty (in their eyes). Along the way, it looks like Smith is bringing back a lot of familiar faces - Ben Affleck, Rosario Dawson, Shannon Elizabeth, Joey Lauren Adams, Jason Lee, Diedrich Bader, Jennifer Schwalbach Smith, James Van Der Beek, Jason Biggs and Brian O'Halloran all reprise characters from throughout Smith's films (from Clerks, Mallrats, Clerks 2 and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back). A secondary story finds Justice (Elizabeth) reveal that Jay has a daughter (played by Harley Quinn Smith) and he has to figure out how to become a father - seeking advice from a variety of people along the way. Some new faces for Smith include the likes of Chris Hemsworth, Joe Manganiello, Val Kilmer, Fred Armisen and Tommy Chong among others. I'm guessing this film is going to appeal more to fans of Smith - but I count myself among them and am very much looking forward to seeing what all of our characters are up to - and how Smith is going to skewer the current trends in Hollywood. Rated R for pervasive strong
crude sexual content, language throughout, drug use and some nudity.
That is the only major film getting its ratings due this time around, but you can check out the full MPAA Ratings Bulletin below:
Rated PG for peril, some thematic elements and rude humor.
DOLEMITE IS MY NAME
Rated R for pervasive language, crude sexual content, and graphic nudity.
Rated R for some sexuality, full nudity and brief language.
A HIDDEN LIFE
Rated PG-13 for thematic material including violent images.
JAY AND SILENT BOB REBOOT
Rated R for pervasive strong crude sexual content, language throughout, drug use and some nudity.
LINDA RONSTADT: THE SOUND OF MY VOICE
Rated PG-13 for brief strong language and drug material.
Rated PG-13 for some intense crash sequences.