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Link Here23rd January 2020
MPAA Bulletin 2613, 23 January 2020

Beneath Us

Beneath Us is a 2019 USA horror thriller by Max Pachman.
Starring Lynn Collins, Rigo Sanchez and Josue Aguirre. IMDb

Rated R for violence, language and some

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Summary Notes

Everyday, thousands of immigrants line the parking lots of hardware stores and climb into cars with strangers they've never met, all for the promise of paid work. In Beneath Us, a group of undocumented workers are lured into the home of Liz Rhodes with the promise of their biggest payday, only to discover the terrifying fate she has in store for them.

Black Wall Street Burning

Rated R for some disturbing violent images.

Notis Studio LLC

Bloodshot

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence, some suggestive material and language.

Columbia Pictures

Brahms: The Boy 2

Brahms: The Boy II is a 2019 USA horror mystery thriller by William Brent Bell.
Starring Katie Holmes, Ralph Ineson and Owain Yeoman. IMDb

Rated PG-13 for terror, violence, disturbing images and thematic elements.

NOTE: EDITED FOR RE-RATE. CONTENT IS DIFFERENT FROM PG-13 RATED VERSION, BULLETIN NO. 2594 (9/4/19). ONLY THIS EDITED VERSION IS RATED. CHANGE IN RATING DESCRIPTOR ONLY.

The film was previously rated PG-13 for violence, terror, brief strong language and thematic elements.

Summary Notes

After a family moves into the Heelshire Mansion, their young son soon makes friends with a life-like doll called Brahms.

STX Entertainment

Emperor

Rated PG-13 for violence throughout, language including racial epithets, and some disturbing images.

Briarcliff Entertainment

Guns Akimbo

Guns Akimbo is a 2019 UK / Germany / New Zealand action comedy by Jason Lei Howden.
Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Samara Weaving and Rhys Darby. IMDb

Rated R for strong bloody violence throughout, pervasive language, drug use, sexual references and brief graphic nudity.

Saban Films LLC

Summary Notes

Miles is stuck in a dead-end job, still in love with his ex-girlfriend Nova. Unbeknownst to him, a gang called Skizm is running a deadly competition within his city in which complete strangers fight to the death for the entertainment of an online audience of millions. Miles soon finds himself caught up in the game and forced to fight in a battle to the death. Initially, Miles' lifetime of running from his problems pays off as he manages to elude his first opponent but when Nova is kidnapped, he must finally stop running and overcome his fears to fight for the girl he loves.

The Last Vermeer

Rated R for some language, violence and nudity.

Sony Pictures Classics

The Rescue

Rated R for disaster-related bloody/disturbing images.

CMC Films Inc.

The Rescue (English Dubbed)

Rated R for disasterrelated bloody/disturbing images.

CMC Films Inc.

 

Tigertail

Tigertail is a 2020 USA drama by Alan Yang.
Starring Christine Ko, Fiona Fu and Tzi Ma. IMDb

Rated PG for some thematic elements, language, smoking and brief sensuality.

Netflix, Inc.

Summary Notes

In this poignant multi-generational drama, Pin-Jui (Hong-Chi Lee) is a free-spirited yet impoverished young Taiwanese factory worker, who makes the difficult decision to leave his homeland - and the woman he loves - behind in order to seek better opportunities in America. But years of monotonous work and an arranged marriage devoid of love or compassion leave an older Pin-Jui (Tzi Ma) a shadow of his former self. Unable to sympathize with his daughter Angela (Christine Ko) and at risk of living out his retirement in solitude, Pin-Jui must reconnect with his past in order to finally build the life he once dreamed of having.

The Woman in the Window

Rated R for violence and language.

Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp.

 

 

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Link Here15th January 2020
MPAA Bulletin 2612, 15 January 2020

The Burnt Orange Heresy

The Burnt Orange Heresy is a 2019 UK / Italy action thriller by Giuseppe Capotondi.
Starring Claes Bang, Elizabeth Debicki and Donald Sutherland. IMDb

Rated R for some sexual content/nudity, language, drug use and violence.

Sony Pictures Classics

 

Summary Notes

Hired to steal a rare painting from one of most enigmatic painters of all time, an ambitious art dealer becomes consumed by his own greed and insecurity as the operation spins out of control.

Call of the Wild

Rated PG for some violence, peril, thematic elements and mild language.

Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp.

 

Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words

Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words is a 2020 USA documentary by Michael Pack.
Starring Lou Diamond Phillips, Aaron Tveit and Gregory Alan Williams. IMDb

Rated PG-13 for thematic elements including some sexual references.

Blue Fox Entertainment

Summary Notes

Although Clarence Thomas remains a controversial figure, loved by some, reviled by others, few know much more than a few headlines and the recollections of his contentious confirmation battle with Anita Hill. Yet, the personal odyssey of Clarence Thomas is a classic American story and should be better known and understood. His life began in extreme poverty in the segregated South, and moved to the height of the legal profession, as one of the most influential justices on the Supreme Court. Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words tells the Clarence Thomas story truly and fully, without cover-ups or distortions. The documentary will open in movie theaters nationally on January 31, 2020, followed by a national broadcast on PBS in May 2020. Educational use is forthcoming.

Detective Chinatown 3

Detective Chinatown 3 is a 2020 China / USA action comedy mystery by Sicheng Chen.
Starring Baoqiang Wang, Haoran Liu and Satoshi Tsumabuki. IMDb

Rated R for brief violence/bloody images.

Warner Bros. Pictures

Emma

Rated PG for brief partial nudity.

Focus Features LLC

Greed

Rated R for pervasive language and brief drug use.

Sony Pictures Classics

Military Wives

Military Wives is a 2019 UK comedy drama by Peter Cattaneo.
Starring Kristin Scott Thomas, Sharon Horgan and Emma Lowndes. BBFC link IMDb

Rated R for brief language and a sexual reference.

NOTE: INTENDING TO APPEAL TO THE C.A.R.A. APPEALS BOARD.

Presumably the distributors are hoping for a PG-13 rating. For comparison the BBFC gave the film a 12A rating for infrequent strong language, moderate sex references.

Bleecker Street

Summary Notes

Inspired by global phenomenon of military wives choirs, the story celebrates a band of misfit women who form a choir on a military base. As unexpected bonds of friendship flourish, music and laughter transform their lives, helping each other to overcome their fears for loved ones in combat.

The Rhythm Section

The Rhythm Section is a 2020 UK action mystery thriller by Reed Morano.
Starring Blake Lively, Sterling K Brown and Jude Law. BBFC link IMDb

Rated R for violence, sexual content, language throughout, and some drug use.

Paramount Pictures Corporation

Summary Notes

Blake Lively stars as Stephanie Patrick, an ordinary woman on a path of self-destruction after her family is tragically killed in a plane crash. When Stephanie discovers that the crash was not an accident, she enters a dark, complex world to seek revenge on those responsible and find her own redemption. Based on the novel by Mark Burnell, from director Reed Morano ("The Handmaid's Tale") and the producers of the James Bond film series, The Rhythm Section also stars Jude Law and Sterling K. Brown.

Shaun the Sheep: Farmageddon

Rated G

Netflix Inc

Sonic the Hedgehog

Rated PG for action, some violence, rude humor and brief mild language.

Paramount Pictures

 

Spenser Confidential

Spenser Confidential is a 2020 USA crime mystery thriller by Peter Berg.
Starring Mark Wahlberg, Alan Arkin and Colleen Camp. IMDb

Rated R for violence, language throughout and sexual content.

Netflix, Inc.

Summary Notes

An ex-felon named Spenser returns to Boston's criminal underworld to unravel a twisted murder conspiracy.

Swallow

Rated R for language, some sexuality and disturbing behavior.

IFC Films

Uncle Frank

Rated R for language, some sexual references and drug use.

Uncle Frank Productions, LLC - [Production Co.]

 

 

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Link Here9th January 2020
MPAA Bulletin 2611, 09 January 2020

Bad Boys For Life

Bad Boys for Life is a 2020 USA action crime comedy by Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah.
Starring Vanessa Hudgens, Will Smith and Alexander Ludwig. BBFC link IMDb

Rated R for strong bloody violence, language throughout, sexual references and brief drug use.

Columbia Pictures

 

Summary Notes

Marcus Burnett is now a police inspector and Mike Lowery is in a midlife crisis. They unite again when an Albanian mercenary, whose brother they killed, promises them an important bonus.

 

Emerald Run

Emerald Run is a 2020 USA adventure by Eric Etebari.
Starring Vernon Wells, John Schneider and Yancy Butler. IMDb

Rated PG-13 for some violence, bloody images and drug material.

Avail Entertainment LLC

 

Summary Notes

A Desperate man gets involved in a risky plan to smuggle emeralds across the Mexican border in order to save his daughter's life. When the deal goes awry and he is left for dead, his survival becomes a search for meaning and enlightenment in a brutally harsh desert landscape.

Fantasy Island

Rated PG-13 for violence, terror, drug content, suggestive material and brief strong language.

Columbia Pictures

Green Fever

Green Fever is a 2020 USA thriller by Gerard Roxburgh.
Starring Mike Foy, Paul Telfer and Kriss Dozal. IMDb

Rated R for bloody violence, language throughout, some sexual content and drug use

Lionsgate

 

Summary Notes

A cannabis farmer and his pregnant lover fight for their lives when ruthless criminals invade their property.

Hooking Up

Rated R for sexual content and language throughout.

Saban Films LLC

The Informer

Rated R for strong violence and pervasive language.

Aviron Pictures

The Invisible Man

Rated R for some strong bloody violence, and language.

Universal Studios

The Personal History of David Copperfield

The Personal History of David Copperfield is a 2019 UK / USA comedy drama by Armando Iannucci.
Starring Gwendoline Christie, Ben Whishaw and Tilda Swinton. IMDb

Rated PG for thematic material and brief violence.

Fox Searchlight Pictures, Inc.

 

Summary Notes

Based on the novel by Charles Dickens.

Quezon's Game

Rated PG-13 for strong language, thematic material including some disturbing images, and smoking throughout.

ABS-CBN International

 

The Roads Not Taken

The Roads Not Taken is a 2020 UK / USA drama by Sally Potter.
Starring Javier Bardem, Elle Fanning and Salma Hayek. IMDb

Rated R for language.

Bleecker Street


Summary Notes

Sally Potter's THE ROADS NOT TAKEN follows a day in the life of Leo (Javier Bardem) and his daughter, Molly (Elle Fanning) as she grapples with the challenges of her father's chaotic mind. As they weave their way through New York City, Leo's journey takes on a hallucinatory quality as he floats through alternate lives he could have lived, leading Molly to wrestle with her own path as she considers her future.

 

Run Sweetheart Run

Run Sweetheart Run is a 2020 USA horror by Shana Feste.
Starring Shohreh Aghdashloo, Ella Balinska and Clark Gregg. IMDb

Rated R for horror violence, bloody images, language, sexual references and brief nudity.

Universal Studios


Summary Notes

A woman tries to get home alive after her blind date turns violent.

 

Wish Dragon

Wish Dragon is a 2020 China / USA family animation comedy by Chris Appelhans.
Starring John Cho, Jimmy Wong and Natasha Liu Bordizzo. IMDb

Rated PG for mild action and rude humor.

Sony Pictures Animation Inc.

 

Summary Notes

An tale of discovering the greatest wish of all.

You Should Have Left

Rated R for some violence, disturbing images, sexual content and language.

Universal Studios

 

 

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Cats, Doctor Sleep, Earthquake Bird


Link Here25th December 2019
MPAA Bulletin 2610, 25 December 2019

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Rated R for violence/terror and language.

Amazon Studios

Adventures of A.R.I.: My Robot Friend

Rated PG for mild action and some rude behavior.

Grindstone Entertainment Group

The Assistant

Rated R for some language.

Bleecker Street

Blow the Man Down

Rated R for language, some violence, sexual material and brief drug use.

Amazon Studios

Cats

Cats is a 2019 UK / USA family musical animation by Tom Hooper.
Starring Idris Elba, Francesca Hayward and Rebel Wilson. BBFC link IMDb

Rated PG for some rude and suggestive humor.

NOTE: EDITED FOR RE-RATE. CONTENT IS DIFFERENT FROM "PG" RATED VERSION, BULLETIN NO. 2607 (12/04/2019). ONLY THIS EDITED VERSION IS RATED. NO CHANGE IN RATING OR RATING DESCRIPTOR.

It seems that resubmission was for last minute improvements to CGI effects.

Universal Studios

Summary Notes

A tribe of cats called the Jellicles must decide yearly which one will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new Jellicle life.

Doctor Sleep Director’s Cut

Doctor Sleep is a 2019 USA horror by Mike Flanagan.
Starring Jacob Tremblay, Rebecca Ferguson and Ewan McGregor. BBFC link IMDb

Rated R for disturbing and violent content, some bloody images, language, nudity and drug use.

NOTE: EDITED VERSION. CONTENT IS DIFFERENT FROM "R" RATED VERSION, BULLETIN NO. 2592 (08/21/2019).

US: The Theatrical Version and Director's Cut are both MPAA R rated for for disturbing and violent content, some bloody images, language, nudity and drug use:

  • 2020 WarnerBrothers [4K Theatrical Version + Blu-ray Director's Cut] RA 4K Blu-ray/Blu-ray Combo at US Amazon released on 4th February 2020
  • 2020 WarnerBrothers  [Theatrical Version + Director's Cut] RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 4th February 2020
  • 2020 WarnerBrothers [Theatrical Version only] R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 4th February 2020
  • 2020 WarnerBrothers [Theatrical Version only] Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

Promotional Material

Still irrevocably scarred by the trauma he endured as a child at the Overlook, Dan Torrance (Ewan McGregor) has fought to find some semblance of peace. But that peace is shattered when he encounters Abra (Kyliegh Curran), a courageous teenager with her own powerful extrasensory gift, known as the shine. Instinctively recognizing that Dan shares her power, Abra has sought him out, desperate for his help against the merciless Rose the Hat (Rebecca Ferguson) and her followers, The True Knot, who feed off the shine of innocents in their quest for immortality.

Forming an unlikely alliance, Dan and Abra engage in a brutal life-or-death battle with Rose. Abra's innocence and fearless embrace of her shine compel Dan to call upon his own powers as never before204at once facing his fears and reawakening the ghosts of the past.

Special Features and Technical Specs:
  • DIRECTOR'S CUT OF THE FILM - featuring nearly 30 minutes of new, alternate and extended scenes, selected by director Mike Flanagan, not seen in theaters.
  • DOLBY VISION/HDR PRESENTATION OF THE FILM
  • DOLBY ATRMOS AUDIO TRACK
  • Return to the Overlook
  • The Making of Doctor Sleep: A New Vision
  • From Shining to Sleep
  • Optional English SDH, Spanish, French, and Portuguese subtitles for the main feature

 

Earthquake Bird

Earthquake Bird is a 2019 USA crime romance by Wash Westmoreland.
Starring Alicia Vikander, Riley Keough and Jack Huston. BBFC link IMDb

Rated R for some sexuality, full nudity, violence and brief language.

NOTE: EDITED FOR RE-RATE. CONTENT IS DIFFERENT FROM "R" RATED VERSION, BULLETIN NO. 2590 (08/07/2019). ONLY THIS EDITED VERSION IS RATED. CHANGE IN RATING DESCRIPTOR ONLY. The film was previously rated R for some sexuality, full nudity and brief language.

Netflix, Inc.

 

Summary Notes

A young woman living in Tokyo becomes the prime suspect in a horrific murder when her friend goes missing in the wake of a tumultuous love triangle.

I Still Believe

Rated PG for thematic material.

Lionsgate

In the Footsteps of Elephants

Rated G

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

The Night Clerk

Rated R for language, some sexual references, brief nudity and violent images.

Saban Films LLC

 

 

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Birds of Prey, Come to Daddy


Link Here18th December 2019
MPAA Bulletin 2609, 18 December 2019

Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)

Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn is a 2020 USA action crime adventure by Cathy Yan.
Starring Margot Robbie, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Ewan McGregor. IMDb

Rated R for strong violence and language throughout, and some sexual and drug material.

Summary Notes

A twisted tale told by Harley Quinn herself, when Gotham's most nefariously narcissistic villain, Roman Sionis, and his zealous right-hand, Zsasz, put a target on a young girl named Cass, the city is turned upside down looking for her. Harley, Huntress, Black Canary and Renee Montoya's paths collide, and the unlikely foursome have no choice but to team up to take Roman down.

Warner Bros. Pictures

Come To Daddy

Come to Daddy is a 2019 Canada / New Zealand / Ireland / USA comedy horror thriller by Ant Timpson.
Starring Elijah Wood, Stephen McHattie and Garfield Wilson. IMDb

Rated R for strong violence, language throughout, sexual content and graphic nudity.

Summary Notes

Norval's life has been, to put it lightly, difficult. Currently living home with his mother, the troubled young man is coming off alcohol-related struggles. So when he receives an unexpected letter from his estranged father requesting a visit, Norval catches a bus up to his dad's secluded and scenic waterfront home. Maybe reconnecting with his father will give Norval the emotional fulfillment he's been lacking. Before long, though, he notices something off about his dad, an uneasy feeling triggered by inappropriate comments and a possible over-dependence on booze. Norval quickly realizes that his hope of father/son bonding is doomed. Instead of a family reunion, he finds himself in waking nightmare.

Saban Films LLC

Fisherman's Friends

Rated PG-13 for some strong language, and suggestive references.

Samuel Goldwyn Films LLC

Lost Girls

Rated R for language throughout.

Netflix, Inc.

Three Christs

Rated R for disturbing material, sexual content and brief drug use.

IFC Films

 

 

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Link Here11th December 2019
MPAA Bulletin 2608, 11 December 2019

Downhill

Rated R for language and some sexual material.

Fox Searchlight Pictures, Inc.

Escape From Pretoria

Escape From Pretoria is a 2020 UK / Australia thriller by Francis Annan.
Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Ian Hart and Daniel Webber. IMDb

Rated PG-13 for violence, language and some disturbing material.

Momentum Pictures LLC

 

Summary Notes

Two white South Africans, imprisoned for working on behalf of the ANC, determine to escape from the notorious white man's 'Robben Island', Pretoria Prison.

 

Last Thing He Wanted

Last Thing He Wanted is a 2020 USA crime mystery thriller by Dee Rees.
Starring Anne Hathaway, Ben Affleck and Willem Dafoe. IMDb

Rated R for language, some violence, disturbing images and brief nudity.

Netflix Inc.

 

Summary Notes

A veteran D.C. journalist loses the thread of her own narrative when a guilt-propelled errand for her father thrusts her from byline to unwitting subject in the very story she's trying to break. Adapted from Joan Didion's namesake novel.

 

Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and the Band

Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and the Band is a 2019 Canada / USA historical music biography by Daniel Roher.
Starring Martin Scorsese, Robbie Robertson and Bruce Springsteen. IMDb

Rated R for some language and drug references.

Magnolia Pictures

 

Summary Notes

Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band is a confessional, cautionary, and occasionally humorous tale of Robbie Robertson's young life and the creation of one of the most enduring groups in the history of popular music, The Band. The film is a moving story of Robertson's personal journey, overcoming adversity and finding camaraderie alongside the four other men who would become hi brothers in music and who together made their mark on music history. Once Were Brothers blends rare archival footage, photography iconic songs and interviews with many of Robertson's friends and collaborators including Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton, Van Morrison Martin Scorsese, Peter Gabriel, Taj Mahal, Dominique Robertson, Ronnie Hawkins, and more. In a career spanning six decades, Robbie Robertson has continued to create as a songwriter, producer, performer, actor, author and film composer. A half-Mohawk, half-Jewish kid from Toronto, Robertson would travel from the dives of Yonge Street to ...

The Truth

Rated PG for thematic and suggestive elements, and for smoking and brief language.

IFC Films

 

 

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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker


Link Here4th December 2019
MPAA Bulletin 2607, 04 December 2019

Cats

Rated PG for some rude and suggestive humor.

Universal Studios

Dolittle

Dolittle is a 2020 USA family comedy fantasy by Stephen Gaghan.
Starring Robert Downey Jr, Tom Holland and Emma Thompson. IMDb

Rated PG for some action, rude humor and brief language.

Universal Studios

 

Summary Notes

A physician discovers that he can talk to animals.

First Lady

Rated PG for some thematic elements.

ArtAffects Entertainment

Like a Boss

Rated R for language, crude sexual material, and drug use.

Paramount Pictures Corporation

Playmobil

Rated PG for action/peril and some language.

ANIMATED

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is a 2019 USA action Sci-Fi fantasy by JJ Abrams.
Starring Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver and Billie Lourd. IMDb

Rated PG-13 for sci-fi violence and action.

Walt Disney Studios Motion

 

Summary Notes

The surviving Resistance faces the First Order once more in the final chapter of the Skywalker saga.

 

 

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Link Here27th November 2019
MPAA Bulletin 2606, 27 November 2019

Burden

Rated R for disturbing violent content, and language throughout including racial epithets.

101 Studios

Followed

Rated R for language, violent/disturbing images, and brief drug material.

Global Pictures Distribution

Hold On

Rated PG-13 for a scene of violence, thematic elements and some language.

Film Bureau

Invisible Life

Rated R for strong sexual content/graphic nudity and some drug use.

Amazon Studios

 

Justice League Dark: Apokolips War

Justice League Dark: Apokolips War is a 2020 USA animation by Nathaniel Shields.
Starring Kim Almacen, Paige Awtrey and Collin Blackford. IMDb

Rated R for bloody violence, language, and some sexual references.

Warner Bros. Pictures

 

Summary Notes

A Sequel to Justice League Dark (2017) involving Jack Kirby's New Gods.

The Secret Dare To Dream

The Secret Dare To Dream is a 2020 USA drama by Andy Tennant.
Starring Katie Holmes, Josh Lucas and Jerry O'Connell. IMDb

Rated PG for language and an injury image.

The Secret, LLC


Summary Notes

A feature film adaptation of the self-help book, 'The Secret', which focuses on the power of positive thinking.

Superman: Red Son

Rated PG-13 for violent content, bloody images, suggestive material, language, thematic elements and some smoking.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment

Tenet: Prologue

Rated PG-13 for violence and intense action.

Warner Bros. Pictures

The Wave

Rated R for strong drug content and language throughout, some disturbing images and sexual references.

Epic Pictures

 

 

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Link Here20th November 2019
MPAA Bulletin 2606, 21 November 2019

6 Underground

6 Underground is a 2019 USA action thriller by Michael Bay.
Starring Ryan Reynolds, Adria Arjona and Mélanie Laurent. IMDb

Rated R for strong violence and language throughout, bloody images and some sexual content.

Netflix, Inc.

 

Summary Notes

What's the best part of being dead? It isn't escaping your boss, your ex, or even erasing your criminal record. The best part about being dead...is the freedom. The freedom to fight the injustice and evil that lurk in our world without anyone or anything to slow you down or tell you "no." 6 Underground introduces a new kind of action hero. Six individuals from all around the globe, each the very best at what they do, have been chosen not only for their skill, but for a unique desire to delete their pasts to change the future. The team is brought together by an enigmatic leader (Ryan Reynolds), whose sole mission in life is to ensure that, while he and his fellow operatives will never be remembered, their actions damn sure will.

Bombshell

Rated R for sexual material and language throughout.

Lionsgate

The Fall

Rated PG-13 for some disturbing violent content and brief strong language.

A24

 

First Cow

First Cow is a 2019 USA drama by Kelly Reichardt.
Starring Alia Shawkat, John Magaro and Rene Auberjonois. IMDb

Rated PG-13 for brief strong language.

A24

 

Summary Notes

A loner and cook (John Magaro) has traveled west and joined a group of fur trappers in Oregon Territory, though he only finds connection with a Chinese immigrant (Orion Lee). The men collaborate on a business, although its longevity is reliant upon the participation of a wealthy landowner's prized milking cow.

 

Hope Gap

Hope Gap is a 2019 UK romance by William Nicholson.
Starring Annette Bening, Bill Nighy and Josh O'Connor. BBFC link IMDb

Rated PG-13 for some thematic elements and brief strong language.

Roadside Attractions LLC


Summary Notes

A couple's visit with their son takes a dramatic turn when the father tells him he plans on leaving his mother.

Olympic Dreams

Rated PG-13 for some language and sexual references.

IFC Films

 

Saint Maud

Saint Maud is a 2019 UK horror by Rose Glass.
Starring Jennifer Ehle, Morfydd Clark and Turlough Convery. IMDb

Rated R for disturbing and violent content, sexual content and language.

A24


Summary Notes

There, but for the grace of God, goes Maud, a reclusive young nurse whose impressionable demeanor causes her to pursue a pious path of Christian devotion after an obscure trauma. Now charged with the hospice care of Amanda, a retired dancer ravaged by cancer, Maud's fervent faith quickly inspires an obsessive conviction that she must save her ward's soul from eternal damnation - whatever the cost. Making her feature film debut, writer-director Rose Glass cannily lures the audience into this disturbed psyche, steadily setting up her veritable diary of a country nurse for an unnerving and ultimately shocking trajectory. Morfydd Clark (also at the Festival in The Personal History of David Copperfield) portrays the sanctimonious Maud with an intense stoicism that belies a disquieting vulnerability, as Maud desperately vies for absolution and solidarity from her embittered patient (an enthralling Jennifer Ehle, also at the Festival in Beneath the Blue Suburban Skies). Glass tenderly ...

Santa in Training

Santa in Training is a 2019 USA family comedy by Christian Vogeler.
Starring Antonio Sabato Jr, Julio Iglesias Jr and Carson Rowland. IMDb

Rated PG for rude and suggestive material, thematic elements and some action.

MVP VIDEO INC


Summary Notes

A little known secret is that every 30 years a new Santa Claus is chosen to replace present Santa. So what could go wrong when two eccentric elves are sent to bring back and train a man who says he hates Christmas? Just about everything.

 

 

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Link Here13th November 2019
MPAA Bulletin 2604, 13 November 2019

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood...

Rated PG for some strong thematic material, a brief fight, and some mild language.

TriStar Pictures

Black Christmas

Rated PG-13 for violence, terror, thematic content involving sexual assault, language, sexual material and drinking.

Universal Studios

The Corrupted

The Corrupted is a 2019 UK crime thriller by Ron Scalpello.
Starring Sam Claflin, Charlie Murphy and Timothy Spall. BBFC link IMDb

Rated R for strong bloody violence, language throughout, and brief drug use.

Saban Films LLC

 

Summary Notes

Set ahead of the 2012 London Olympics, the film follows Liam (Sam Claflin), an ex-con trying to win back the love and trust of his family. He has lost everything at the hands of a local crime syndicate run by Clifford Cullen (Spall), who has high-level connections in politics, finance and the police force. Liam's drive for redemption sees him caught up in a web of conspiracy, crime, and corruption.

 

The Death and Life of John F. Donovan

The Death and Life of John F. Donovan is a 2018 UK / Canada drama by Xavier Dolan.
Starring Natalie Portman, Emily Hampshire and Jacob Tremblay. IMDb

Rated R for language throughout and some sexual material.

Momentum Pictures LLC


Summary Notes

A decade after the death of an American TV star, a young actor reminisces the written correspondence he shared with him, as well as the impact those letters had on both their lives.

En Brazos De Un Asesino

En Brazos De Un Asesino is a 2019 Dominican Republic romance by Matías Moltrasio.
Starring William Levy, Alicia Sanz and Adrián Lastra. IMDb

Rated R for bloody violence, sexual content and nudity.

Pantelion Films

 

Summary Notes

Victor (William Levy) is one of the world's most handsome men, but he has a deep secret - he is a cold blooded assassin. Smooth talking and seductive, Victor was raised to do one thing only, which is to kill for money. When he is sent to the home of a brutal drug lord to collect payment for his most recent hit, he encounters the beautiful Sarai (Alicia Sanz), who has been forced to spend the last 9 years of her life with the drug lord. After Victor leaves the compound, Sarai seizes her chance at freedom by hiding out in Victor's car. But things don't go as planned and instead of being transported back to her home, she finds herself free from one dangerous man only to be caught in the clutches of another. While on the run from the vengeful drug lord and his brutal henchmen, Victor's conscience catches up with him as he risks all that he stood for to protect his captive. In the end, the power Sarai unknowingly holds over Victor and their undeniable attraction may be what places her ...

The Gentlemen

Rated R for violence, language throughout, sexual references and drug content.

STX Entertainment

Richard Jewell

Richard Jewell is a 2019 USA drama by Clint Eastwood.
Starring Sam Rockwell, Olivia Wilde and Jon Hamm. IMDb

Rated R for language including some sexual references, and brief bloody images.

Warner Bros. Pictures

 

Summary Notes

American security guard Richard Jewell (Paul Walter Hauser) saves thousands of lives from an exploding bomb at the 1996 Olympics, but is vilified by journalists and the press who falsely report that he was a terrorist.

 

Seberg

Seberg is a 2019 UK / USA biography by Benedict Andrews.
Starring Kristen Stewart, Margaret Qualley and Zazie Beetz. IMDb

Rated R for language, sexual content/nudity and some drug use.

Amazon Studios

 

Summary Notes

Seberg is inspired by real events about the French New Wave darling and Breathless star, Jean Seberg, who in the late 1960s was targeted by Hoover's FBI, because of her political and romantic involvement with civil rights activist Hakim Jamal.

 

 

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Link Here6th November 2019
MPAA Bulletin 2603, 06 November 2019

21 Bridges

21 Bridges is a 2019 USA action crime thriller by Brian Kirk.
Starring Sienna Miller, Taylor Kitsch and Chadwick Boseman. BBFC link IMDb

Rated R for violence and language throughout.

STX Entertainment

 

Summary Notes

Follows a disgraced detective in the NYPD who is given a shot at redemption. Thrust into a citywide manhunt for a cop killer, he begins to undercover a massive conspiracy that links his fellow cops to a criminal empire and must decide who he is hunting and who is actually hunting him. During the manhunt, Manhattan is completely locked down for the first time in its history - no exit or entry to the island including all 17 bridges.

Body Cam

Rated R for bloody violence, grisly images, and language throughout.

Paramount Pictures Corporation

Clemency

Clemency is a 2019 USA drama by Chinonye Chukwu.
Starring Alfre Woodard, Wendell Pierce and LaMonica Garrett. IMDb

Rated R for some disturbing material, and language.

NEON

 

Summary Notes

Years of carrying out death row executions have taken a toll on prison warden Bernadine Williams. As she prepares to execute another inmate, Bernadine must confront the psychological and emotional demons her job creates, ultimately connecting her to the man she is sanctioned to kill.

The Great War

Rated R for war violence.

Saban Films

The Host

Rated R for some bloody violence, sexuality and language.

Vertical Entertainment

Jumanji: The Next Level

Jumanji: The Next Level is a 2019 USA action comedy fantasy by Jake Kasdan.
Starring Karen Gillan, Dwayne Johnson and Madison Iseman. IMDb

Rated PG-13 for adventure action, suggestive content and some language.

Columbia Pictures

 

Summary Notes

A team of friends return to Jumanji to rescue one of their own but discover that nothing is as they expect. The players need to brave parts unknown, from arid deserts to snowy mountains, in order to escape the world's most dangerous game.

Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Portrait of a Lady on Fire is a 2019 France historical romance by Céline Sciamma.
Starring Noémie Merlant, Adèle Haenel and Luàna Bajrami. IMDb

Rated R for some nudity and sexuality.

NEON

 

Summary Notes

In 18th century France a young painter, Marianne, is commissioned to do the wedding portrait of Héloïse without her knowing. Therefore, Marianne must observe her model by day to paint her portrait at night. Day by day, the two women become closer as they share Héloïse's last moments of freedom before the impending wedding.

 

 

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Link Here30th October 2019
MPAA Bulletin 2602, 30 October 2019

Disturbing the Peace

Rated R for violence and language.

Momentum Pictures LLC

Gretel and Hansel

Gretel and Hansel is a 2020 Ireland / Canada / USA horror fantasy thriller by Oz Perkins (as Osgood Perkins).
Starring Sophia Lillis, Alice Krige and Jessica De Gouw. IMDb

Rated PG-13 for disturbing images/thematic content, and brief drug material.

Orion Releasing LLC

 

Summary Notes

A long time ago in a distant fairy tale countryside, a young girl leads her little brother into a dark wood in desperate search of food and work, only to stumble upon a nexus of terrifying evil.

John Henry

Rated R for strong bloody violence, pervasive language, sexual references and some drug use.

Saban Films LLC

Juvenile Delinquents

Rated R for pervasive language, violent content, sexual references, and some teen drinking.

Big Bull Productions

Weathering With You

Weathering With You is a 2019 Japan animation romance by Makoto Shinkai.
Starring Kotaro Daigo, Nana Mori and Kentaro Araki. IMDb

Rated PG-13 for suggestive material, some violence and language.

GKIDS

 

Summary Notes

A high-school boy who has run away to Tokyo befriends a girl who appears to be able to manipulate the weather.

The Werewolf

Rated R for violence, bloody images, language throughout and some drug use.

Orion Releasing, LLC

 

 

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Link Here23rd October 2019
MPAA Bulletin 2601, 23 October 2019

A Dark Foe

Rated R for disturbing violent content, gruesome images, a rape, sexual content, nudity, language, and drug material.

PATH OF THORNS ENTERTAINMENT

Intrigo: Dear Agnes

Intrigo: Dear Agnes is a 2019 Germany / Sweden / USA crime mystery thriller by Daniel Alfredson.
Starring Gemma Chan, Carla Juri and Jamie Sives. IMDb

Rated R for some language, sexual content and violence.

Lionsgate

 

Summary Notes

What is a human life worth? How is it possible that a woman like Agnes could agree to kill another human being? Is it the money? Or are there other forces at play? A funeral. A young widow and two adult children. Agnes is burying her much older husband and the children are his, not hers. Agnes senses that someone is watching her and glimpses a woman roughly her own age standing nearby. Within seconds, the woman is gone. They were once very close, Agnes and Henny. A friendship both rewarding and demanding, which ended in disaster. Now Henny seeks reconciliation. But Agnes seems cautious. Agnes is completely thrown by Henny's proposal. Henny is married to David, and asks Agnes to help her murder him. She's prepared to pay good money and also to let Agnes choose the manner in which David is to die. Agnes realizes that the past has caught up with her and that she has no choice. What really happened between Agnes and Henny in Bruges all those years ago? How could it be that two people who ...

Intrigo: Death of An Author

Intrigo: Death of An Author is a 2018 Germany / Sweden / USA crime mystery thriller by Daniel Alfredson.
Starring Ben Kingsley, Tuva Novotny and Michael Byrne. IMDb

Rated R for language and some sexual content.

Lionsgate

 

Summary Notes

A small open boat ploughs through a troubled sea off the Dutch coast. One solitary man at the rudder. A few days later, when the wind has settled, the smashed up remains of the boat will be found a few kilometres to the south. Meanwhile in Stockholm. David is contacted by his publisher. A manuscript by the famous author Germund Rein has turned up at the publishing house. David has translated the earlier works of Rein and is now given first option to tackle this one. However the manuscript has arrived in Sweden cloaked in strange circumstances. It has not been published in its country of origin. This is the original manuscript and it is accompanied by a letter which states that under no circumstances must the book be printed in its initial language. David also learns that the author Germund Rein has taken his own life by attaching a weight to his body and disappearing into the depths of the Atlantic. The letter must have been the last thing he wrote before he ended it all. The ...

Intrigo: Samaria

Intrigo: Samaria is a 2019 Germany / Sweden / USA crime mystery thriller by Daniel Alfredson.
Starring Jeff Fahey, Millie Brady and Phoebe Fox. IMDb

Rated R for language.

Lionsgate

 

Summary Notes

Nineteen-year-old Vera Kall cycles home through the night. She arrives at a farm, leaves her bike and sneaks quietly in through the door. She enters the kitchen and doesn't even have time to notice that she's not alone. The sudden blow is heavy and knocks Vera headlong onto the kitchen floor where she is left lying. Henry is a successful copywriter in Antwerp. One day he is approached by Paula, a documentary filmmaker. Ten years earlier, she was Vera's classmate. Now she plans to make a film about Vera and wants Henry to become involved as he was their teacher back then in the city of Münster. Despite his plea of innocence Jakob Kall sits imprisoned for the murder of his daughter. This tragic and brutal story brings Paula and Henry together as they search for the truth behind what really happened, and why Vera's body was never found. Both Henry and Paula carry well-hidden secrets which are slowly and inexorably forced out into the open. But the big question remains; is the man ...

Let It Snow

Rated PG-13 for crude sexual material, strong language, and teen partying.

Netflix, Inc.

 

The Murder of Nicole Brown Simpson

The Murder of Nicole Brown Simpson is a 2019 USA thriller by Daniel Farrands.
Starring Mena Suvari, Taryn Manning and Nick Stahl. IMDb

Rated R for some strong bloody violence, language, sexuality and brief drug material.

Quiver Distribution USA Inc.

 

Summary Notes

Inspired by true events follows OJ Simpson's ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson in the last days leading up to her tragic death on June 12 1994, as seen from her point of view.

The Orchard

Rated R for violence, language throughout and some drug use.

Grindstone Entertainment Group

 

The Photograph

The Photograph is a 2019 Germany / India / USA romance by Ritesh Batra.
Starring Akash Sinha, Sanya Malhotra and Nawazuddin Siddiqui. BBFC link IMDb

Rated PG-13 for sexuality and brief strong language.

Universal Studios

 

Summary Notes

Two lives intersect in Mumbai and go along together. A struggling street photographer, pressured to marry by his grandmother, convinces a shy stranger to pose as his fiancée. The pair develops a connection that transforms them in ways that they could not expect. From Ritesh Batra (The Lunchbox).

Spies in Disguise

Spies in Disguise is a 2019 USA family action animation by Nick Bruno and Troy Quane.
Starring Will Smith, Tom Holland and Karen Gillan. IMDb

Rated PG for action, violence, and rude humor.

ANIMATED

 

Summary Notes

When the world's best spy is turned into a pigeon, he must rely on his nerdy tech officer to save the world.

Togo

Rated PG for some peril, thematic elements and mild language.

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Trolls World Tour

Trolls World Tour is a 2020 USA family musical animation by Walt Dohrn and David P Smith (co-director).
Starring Anna Kendrick, Sam Rockwell and Jamie Dornan. IMDb

Rated PG for some mild rude humor.

ANIMATED

 

Summary Notes

Poppy and Branch discover that they are but one of six different Troll tribes scattered over six different lands devoted to six different kinds of music: Funk, Country, Techno, Classical, Pop and Rock. Their world is about to get a lot bigger and a whole lot louder. A member of hard-rock royalty, Queen Barb, aided by her father King Thrash, wants to destroy all other kinds of music to let rock reign supreme. With the fate of the world at stake, Poppy and Branch, along with their friends, set out to visit all the other lands to unify the Trolls in harmony against Barb, who's looking to upstage them all.



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