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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

FROM THE BIG SCREEN:
"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 …

Weekend Box Office: The Upside Upends Aquaman, A Dog's Way Home Adequate

Chris Kavan - wrote on 01/13/19 at 08:14 PM CT

While Aquaman was expected to run away with a fourth-week box office championship, it had to settle for second place as Kevin Hart and Bryan Cranston's Intouchables remake The Upside had a surprisingly stronger-than-expected opening. Don't feel too bad for Aquaman, however, as it become the first film in the DCEU to hit the $1 billion global mark. In other opening news, A Dog's Way Home had a …

New in Theaters January 11: A Dog's Way Home, Replicas, The Upside, On the Basis of Sex

Chris Kavan - wrote on 01/10/19 at 06:38 AM CT

With January now in full swing, Hollywood is unleashing a wide assortment of films - including on expansion. The one holdover horror film, Escape Room, is likely to take a big second-week drop - as is usual for horror films - leaving the door wide open for A Dog's Way Home to pull on those awwww heartstrings, The Upside to put some drama back into your life, Replicas giving Keanu Reeves some …

Cold Pursuit and More in This Week's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

Chris Kavan - wrote on 01/09/19 at 09:54 AM CT

After a nice, long two-week vacation for the MPAA Ratings Board, you would think they would return with a plentiful bounty of amazing new releases to get excited about... but you would be ever-so wrong. Nope, despite the quite long break there is just a single wide release in this week's bulletin, starring Liam Neeson and, wouldn't you know it, he's playing yet another character out for revenge. …

New on DVD and Blu-ray Week of January 8 - January 14

Harley Lond - wrote on 01/08/19 at 02:48 PM CT

THIS WEEK'S BEST BETS
In "When Harry Met Sally... (30th Anniversary Edition)" (1989), director Rob Reiner, screenwriter Nora Ephron, and stars Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan take you on a journey of love and friendship like no other in this magnificently witty love story that has been deservedly hailed as one of the greatest romantic comedies of all time. Will sex ruin a perfect relationship …

Weekend Box Office: Aquaman Threepeats as Escape Room Opens Strong in Second

Chris Kavan - wrote on 01/06/19 at 07:13 PM CT

The DCU continues to benefit from Aquaman, which easily topped the box office for the third straight weekend. It also continues to dominate overseas as its overall worldwide total nears the $1 billion mark. Meanwhile, it was good news for Escape Room and it turns out January is still a fertile field for horror movie openings. Escape Room, surprisingly, may have affected the other holdovers with …

New in Theaters January 04: Escape Room

Chris Kavan - wrote on 01/03/19 at 06:55 AM CT

Out with the old in with the new as 2019 rings in with a mighty... squeak. That's right, our first weekend of the new year brings us just a single new film, and Escape Room is not likely to be much of a challenge to holdovers like Aquaman or Mary Poppins Returns. Granted, there were supposed to be two horror films... but Eli got shipped to Netflix and is unknown whether the streaming giant will …

New on DVD and Blu-ray Week of January 1 - January 7

Harley Lond - wrote on 01/01/19 at 11:58 AM CT

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!:

FROM THE BIG SCREEN:
"Night School" is a disappointing comedy (given the track record of the comedic stars) about a successful salesman (Kevin Hart) who loses his job and is forced to attend night school so he can finally get his GED and find another job. Naturally he attends a school headed up by his high school nemesis-turned-principal and a tough-with-a-heart of gold …

Weekend Box Office: Aquaman Washes Away Competition as 2018 Ends Strong

Chris Kavan - wrote on 12/30/18 at 08:22 PM CT

Aquaman had little competition and easily topped its second weekend in row. It was another good sign for DC as their cinematic universe continues to look better after a rough start. Mary Poppins Returns and Bumblebee also held strong while Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse hit a major milestone and Clint Eastwood likewise had reason to celebrate. Neither Vice nor Holmes & Watson were able to …



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