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Link Here 13th March 2019
MPAA Bulletin 2569, 13 March 2019

American Woman

Rated R for language, sexual content and brief drug use.

Roadside Attractions LLC

Daughter of the Wolf

Rated R for violence and some language.

Minds Eye International

The Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile

Rated R for disturbing/violent content, some sexuality, nudity and language.

Netflix Inc

Ma.

Rated R for violent/disturbing material, language throughout, sexual content, and for teen drug and alcohol use.

Universal Studios

Muslimah's Guide To Marriage

Rated PG-13 for sexual content, drug material, and language.

Precocious Films LLC - [Production Co.]

Nomis

Nomis is a 2018 Canada / USA action thriller by David Raymond.
Starring Alexandra Daddario, Eliana Jones and Henry Cavill. IMDb

Rated R for disturbing and violent content, language throughout, and some sexual references.

Arcola Nomis Productions BC, Inc.

 

Summary Notes

A weathered Lieutenant, his police force, and a local vigilante are all caught up in a dangerous scheme involving a recently arrested, troubled man who's linked to years of female abductions and murders.

Otherhood

Otherhood is a 2019 UK / USA comedy by Cindy Chupack.
Starring Patricia Arquette, Angela Bassett and Jake Lacy. IMDb

Rated R for language, sexual references and brief nudity.

Netflix Inc

 

Summary Notes

Three suburban moms travel to New York City to visit their sons.

Papi Chulo

Rated R for language.

Blue Fox Entertainment

 

Pavarotti

Pavarotti is a 2019 UK / USA music biography by Ron Howard.
Starring Luciano Pavarotti. IMDb

Rated PG-13 for brief strong language and a war related image.

CBS FILMS

 

Summary Notes

A look at the life and work of opera legend Luciano Pavarotti.

The Secret Life of Pets 2

The Secret Life of Pets 2 is a 2019 France / Japan / USA family animation comedy by Chris Renaud and Jonathan del Val (co-director).
Starring Patton Oswalt, Eric Stonestreet and Kevin Hart. IMDb

Rated PG for some action and rude humor.

Universal Studios

 

Summary Notes

Continuing the story of Max and his pet friends, following their secret lives after their owners leave them for work or school each day.

The Tomorrow Man

Rated PG-13 for brief strong language and some suggestive material.

Bleecker Street

The World We Make

The World We Make is a 2019 USA drama by Brian Baugh.
Starring Caleb Castille, Rose Reid and Kevin Sizemore. IMDb

Rated PG for thematic material and brief violence.

Distinction Films LLC

 

Summary Notes

18 year old Lee (a spirited equestrian) and Jordan (an academic and football standout) are at the threshold of building a life together. But their character is tested when racial bias surfaces in their otherwise progressive small town.

 

 

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Link Here 6th March 2019
MPAA Bulletin 2568, 07 March 2019

Aquarela

Aquarela is a 2018 UK / Germany / Denmark / USA documentary by Viktor Kossakovsky (as Victor Kossakovsky).
Starring Kevin Goodman, Dorothy Hill and Judy Hill. IMDb

Rated PG for some thematic elements.

Sony Pictures Classics

 

Summary Notes

Water is the main protagonist, seen in all its great and terrible beauty. Mountains of ice move and break apart as if they had a life of their own. Kossakovsky's film travels the world, from the precarious frozen waters of Russia's Lake Baikal and Miami in the throes of Hurricane Irma, to Venezuela's mighty Angel Falls in order to paint a portrait of this fluid life force in all its glorious forms. Fragile humans experience life and death, joy and despair in the face of its power.

Buddy Games

Buddy Games is a 2019 USA comedy by Josh Duhamel.
Starring Olivia Munn, Jensen Ackles and Dax Shepard. IMDb

Rated R for strong crude sexual content and language throughout, some graphic nudity, drug use and brief violence.

Buddy Games Films, Inc. - [Production Co.]

 

Summary Notes

A group of friends reunite to play The Buddy Games, a wild assortment of absurd physical and mental challenges. In the process, they'll heal old wounds, right past wrongs and figure out the true meaning of friendship...or die trying.

Good Boys

Rated R for strong crude sexual content, drug and alcohol material, and language throughout - all involving tweens.

Universal Studios

Lady Driver

Rated PG for thematic elements and language.

ESX Entertainment

The Nightwalker

Rated R for bloody violence, language, and brief sexuality/nudity.

Nightbay Entertainment LLC

No Manches Frida 2

No Manches Frida 2 is a 2019 USA comedy by Nacho G Velilla.
Starring Martha Higareda, Omar Chaparro and Itatí Cantoral. IMDb

Rated R for sexual content and teen drinking.

Pantelion Films

 

Summary Notes

When the seemingly reformed ex-con Zequi is about to marry the love of his life, the lovably nerdy Lucy, wedding day jitters turn into a full blown fiasco and Lucy calls the wedding off. Meanwhile, the school finds itself in deep trouble and the gang heads to the water to compete in the tournament of their lives. Once they're all seaside, Lucy runs into her high school sweetheart Mario, whom since she last saw him has transformed into a smoking hot hunk. He's coach of the opposing squad and Zequi finds himself a rival in more than one competition. Now he has to pull out all the stops to wrangle in his rowdy kids, win Lucy back, and in case that wasn't enough, save the school from shutting down by leading Frida High to victory.

Pokémon: Detective Pikachu

Rated PG for action/peril, some rude and suggestive humor, and thematic elements.

Warner Bros. Pictures

Stockholm

Rated R for language and brief violence.

Smith Global Media

Twice the Dream

Twice the Dream is a 2019 USA family film by Savannah Ostler.
Starring Monica Moore Smith, Mason D Davis and Adrian R'Mante. IMDb

Rated PG for thematic elements and some language.

S&S Productions, LLC

 

Summary Notes

After years of being forced to live their mother's aspirations, Amber and Sam Bradshaw are offered an opportunity to chase their own dream of becoming musicians. Upon this quest, a family tragedy strikes. In the wake of this tragedy, they discover that it is their dreams that hold the family together.

The World's Most Dangerous Paper Route

The World's Most Dangerous Paper Route is a 2018 USA documentary by Matthew Hausle.
Starring Steven Berger, Dylan Grace and Steve Kroft. IMDb

Rated PG-13 for some war images and descriptions.

Army And Air Force Exchange Services

 

Summary Notes

The story of the unsung heroes who deliver the 'Stars And Stripes' military newspaper to soldiers in Afghanistan. Part of the film shows the paper delivery to Camp Lightning after 90 minutes on a Chinook helicopter, two miles up a mountain, and further travel on Humvees.

 

 

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Link Here 27th February 2019
MPAA Bulletin 2567, 27 February 2019

2 Hearts

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

AMT PRODUCTIONS, LLC - [Production Co.]

Adventures of Dally & Spanky

Rated PG for brief language.

Sky Bravo LLC - [Production Co.]

Amazing Grace

Rated G

NEON

Batman: Hush

Batman: Hush is a 2019 USA animation Sci-Fi film by Jozef K Richards.
Starring Bruce Thomas. IMDb

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

Warner Bros. Pictures


Summary Notes

An adaptation of the Batman: Hush story line, by Jeph Loeb and Jim Lee.

Fortune Defies Death

Fortune Defies Death is a 2018 USA crime mystery drama by Jennifer Hulum.
Starring Julie R Ølgaard, Justin Ray and Shelby Lyon. IMDb

Rated R for language, drug use and brief violence.

New Films International


Summary Notes

The Woods family gathers at a cabin resort to hear the last will and testament of their wealthy patriarch George Woods ten years after his death. All vying for the much-anticipated Woods' fortune, the players include his greedy sister and her grandson, an eccentric niece and two ambitious nephews, his mistress, and his missing daughter's husband with their amnesiac granddaughter. Before the players can stake their claim to the family fortune, each must survive the family attorney's investigation into the mysterious disappearance of Woods' adopted daughter Mona. Why did Mona suddenly run away before the death of Woods? Will she show up to claim her fortune, or was her disappearance the result of a conspiracy? As the story unfolds, family members turn on each other and murder is the weapon of choice to reveal a dark secret.

Hellboy

Rated R for strong bloody violence and gore throughout, and language.

Summit Entertainment

The Kitchen

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

New Line Cinema

Mary Magdalene

Rated R for some bloody and disturbing images.

IFC Films

The Professor

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

Saban Films LLC

Red Joan

Red Joan is a 2018 UK biography by Trevor Nunn.
Starring Alfie Allen, Kim Allen and Stephen Boxer. IMDb

Rated R for brief sexuality/nudity.

IFC Films


Summary Notes

English born Joan Stanley, a Soviet and communist party sympathizer, becomes employed as a British government civil servant, and gets recruited by the KGB in the mid 1930s. She successfully transfers nuclear bomb secrets to the Soviet Union (Russia), which enables them to keep up with the west in the development of atomic weapons, and remains undetected as a spy for over a half a century.

Rogue Warfare

Rogue Warfare is a 2019 USA action film by Mike Gunther.
Starring Stephen Lang, Will Yun Lee and Chris Mulkey. IMDb

Rated R for strong violence and language throughout.

Saban Films LLC


Summary Notes

A group of military elite from the U.S., Russia, UK, China and France join forces to fight an elite underground terrorist network.

Shaft

Rated R for pervasive language, violence, sexual content, some drug material and brief nudity.

New Line Cinema

Sunset

Rated R for some violence.

Sony Pictures Classics

Wheely

Wheely is a 2018 Malaysia / Maldives / Brunei / Djibouti family animation comedy by Yusry Abd Halim (as Yusry Abdul Halim).
Starring Barbara Goodson, Chris Jai Alex and Ogie Banks. IMDb

Rated PG for some mild action and rude humor.

Blue Fox Entertainment


Summary Notes

After a really bad crash, Wheely was demoted from a rookie racer to a downtown cabbie with a mountain of debt and a bruised ego. The cause of the accident is no other than Putt Putt, his philosophical/Feng Shui practitioner fan turned to-best friend. Everything was fine until Wheely fell "head-over-wheels" over Bella, a supermodel from the upper echelons of society. To make things worse...she's got a boyfriend! Luckily for Wheely, Bella finds his street smart, ghetto-like, funny-guy character appealing.... but just before he gets the chance to get to know her better, her stuck-up boyfriend Ben, gets in the way. And that's not all.... Wheely's faced with an even bigger problem when his dream girl gets car-napped by a global syndicate masterminded by an 18-wheeler truck, Kaiser.

 

 

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Link Here 20th February 2019
MPAA Bulletin 2566, 20 February 2019
 

Batman Vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Batman Vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a 2019 USA action crime animation by
Starring Darren Criss, Tara Strong and Rachel Bloom. IMDb

Rated PG-13 for fantasy violence.

Warner Bros. Pictures

 

Summary Notes

Batman, Batgirl and Robin forge an alliance with The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to fight against the Turtles' sworn enemy, The Shredder, who has apparently teamed up with Ra's Al Ghul and The League Of Assassins.

Brave Girl Rising

Rated PG for thematic elements.

Girl Rising

Dead Trigger

Rated R for bloody violence throughout.

Saban Films LLC

Finding Steve Mcqueen

Finding Steve Mcqueen is a 2018 USA crime romance by Mark Steven Johnson.
Starring Travis Fimmel, Rachael Taylor and William Fichtner. IMDb

Rated R for language throughout, including some sexual references.

Momentum Pictures LLC

 

Summary Notes

In 1972, a gang of close-knit thieves from Youngstown, Ohio attempt to steal $30 million in illegal contributions and blackmail money from President

Hail Satan?

Hail Satan? is a 2019 USA documentary by Penny Lane.
Starring Xabiani Ponce de León, José Antonio Toledano and Mauro Sanchez. IMDb

Rated R for graphic nudity, and some language.

Magnolia Pictures

 

Summary Notes

With unprecedented access, HAIL SATAN traces the rise of The Satanic Temple: only six years old and already one of the most controversial religious movements in American history. The Temple and its enigmatic leader Lucien Greaves are calling for a Satanic revolution to save the nation's soul. But are they for real?

Little

Rated PG-13 for some suggestive content.

Universal Studios

Okko's Inn

Okko's Inn is a 2018 Japan family animation fantasy by Kitarô Kôsaka.
Starring Seiran Kobayashi, Nana Mizuki and Satsumi Matsuda. IMDb

Rated PG for thematic material.

GKIDS

 

Summary Notes

After losing her parents in a car accident, Okko starts living in the countryside with her grandmother who runs a traditional Japanese inn. While she prepares to be the next owner of the inn, Okko can somehow see friendly ghosts.

Superpower Dogs

Superpower Dogs is a 2019 UK documentary by Daniel Ferguson.
Starring Chris Evans, Dayna Hilton and Matt Abrams. IMDb

Rated G

Cosmic Picture IMAX Corporation

 

Summary Notes

Join an immersive IMAX adventure to experience the life-saving superpowers and extraordinary bravery of some of the world's most amazing dogs. In this inspiring true story, our best friends are also real-life superheroes. Journey around the globe to meet remarkable dogs who save lives and discover the powerful bond they share with their human partners. Follow 'Halo', a rookie puppy training to join one of the most elite disaster response teams in America. Meet 'Henry', an avalanche rescue expert in the Canadian Rockies, 'Reef', a Newfoundland lifeguard with the Italian coastguard, 'Ricochet', a Californian surf legend helping people with special needs, and the Bloodhound brothers, 'Tipper and Tony', who are leading the fight to save endangered species in Africa. As we discover the incredible abilities of dogs and the astonishing science behind their superpowers, we'll never look at our best friends the same way again.

Triple Frontier

Triple Frontier is a 2019 USA action crime adventure by JC Chandor.
Starring Ben Affleck, Charlie Hunnam and Pedro Pascal. IMDb

Rated R for violence and language throughout.

Netflix Inc.

 

Summary Notes

Five former Special Forces operatives reunite to plan a heist in a sparsely populated multi-border zone of South America. For the first time in their prestigious careers these unsung heroes undertake this dangerous mission for self instead of country. But when events take an unexpected turn and threaten to spiral out of control, their skills, their loyalties and their morals are pushed to a breaking point in an epic battle for survival.

Unplanned

Rated R for some disturbing/bloody images.

Pure Flix Entertainment LLC

Yesterday

Rated PG-13 for suggestive content and language.

Universal Studios

 

 

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Link Here 13th February 2019
MPAA Bulletin 2565, 14 February 2019

Apollo 11

Rated G

NEON

 

The Art of Racing in the Rain

The Art of Racing in the Rain is a 2019 USA comedy drama by Simon Curtis.
Starring Kevin Costner, Milo Ventimiglia and Amanda Seyfried. IMDb

Rated PG for thematic material.

Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp.


Summary Notes

A dog named Enzo recalls the life lessons he has learned from his race car driving owner, Denny.

The Fall of the American Empire

The Fall of the American Empire is a 2018 Canada comedy by Denys Arcand.
Starring Maxim Roy, Éric Bruneau and Vincent Leclerc. IMDb

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

Sony Pictures Classics


Summary Notes

A shy and insecure delivery truck driver accidentally arrives on the scene of a major crime and happens to pick up two bags of cash and hides them in his truck. Though an interrogation of two tough police detectives isn't enough, the guy, who has a doctor's degree in philosophy which makes his mind mingle with remorse, must find a way to get rid of this dirty money. Only the help of a prostitute and a former biker who came out of jail might get him out of trouble, especially that a gang leader is very weary to get his cash back or kill whoever is responsible for this mess. However, even the two bumbling detectives are monitoring the case as well.

General Commander

General Commander is a 2018 UK / Philippines / Hungary action film by Ross W Clarkson (co-director) and Philippe Martinez (co-director).
Starring Steven Seagal, Megan Brown and Sonia Couling. IMDb

Rated R for bloody violence, and language throughout.

Lionsgate


Summary Notes

GRS operative Jake Alexander and his team of young recruits go after the most dangerous and notorious criminals with the help of a Hong Kong billionaire.

The Importance of Doubting Tom

Rated PG-13 for some suggestive material.

Adler And Associates Entertainment

The Kid

Rated R for violence and language.

Lionsgate

Lavender

Rated R for sexual content.

Fox Searchlight Pictures, Inc.

Mia and the White Lion

Mia and the White Lion is a 2018 France / Germany / South Africa family adventure drama by Gilles de Maistre.
Starring Daniah De Villiers, Mélanie Laurent and Langley Kirkwood. IMDb

Rated PG for thematic elements, peril and some language.

Ledafilms Entertainment Group, Inc.


Summary Notes

Mia is 11 years old when she develops an extraordinary relationship with Charlie, a young white lion born in Mia's parents farm, in South Africa. During three years, they will grow up together and live a beautiful friendship. When Mia reaches the age of 14 and that Charlie has become a magnificent adult lion, she discovers the unbearable truth: her father has decided to sell the lion to trophy hunters. Desperate, Mia has no other choice than to escape with Charlie in order to rescue him.

Saving Zoe

Rated R for disturbing violence/rape, nudity, language, drug use, drinking, and brief sexuality - all involving teens.

Blue Fox Entertainment

Share

Rated R for some disturbing sexual content, teen drug/alcohol use, and for language.

A24

Shazam!

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

New Line Cinema

Teen Spirit

Rated PG-13 for some suggestive content, and for teen drinking and smoking.

Bleecker Street

Vault

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

Grindstone Entertainment Group

The Wedding Guest

Rated R for language, some violence and brief nudity.

IFC Films

 

 

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The Reliant


Link Here 6th February 2019
MPAA Bulletin 2564, 06 February 2019

Aniara

Rated R for strong sexual content, graphic nudity, disturbing images, and drug use.

Magnolia Pictures

Captain Marvel

Captain Marvel is a 2019 USA action Sci-Fi adventure by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck.
Starring Brie Larson, Gemma Chan and Samuel L Jackson. IMDb

Rated PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and brief suggestive language.

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures


Summary Notes

Carol Danvers becomes one of the universe's most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races.

Fine Lines

Rated PG for thematic elements and some language.

itunes

Her Smell

Her Smell is a 2018 USA music drama by Alex Ross Perry.
Starring Elisabeth Moss, Cara Delevingne and Dan Stevens. IMDb

Rated R for language throughout and some drug use.

Gunpowder & Sky Distribution LLC


Summary Notes

A self-destructive punk rocker struggles with sobriety while trying to recapture the creative inspiration that led her band to success.

The Highwaymen

Rated R for some strong violence and bloody images.

Netflix Inc

Hotel Mumbai

Hotel Mumbai is a 2018 Australia / USA historical thriller by Anthony Maras.
Starring Dev Patel, Armie Hammer and Nazanin Boniadi. IMDb

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

Bleecker Street


Summary Notes

A gripping true story of humanity and heroism, HOTEL MUMBAI vividly recounts the 2008 siege of the famed Taj Hotel by a group of terrorists in Mumbai, India. Among the dedicated hotel staff is the renowned chef Hemant Oberoi (Anupam Kher) and a waiter (Academy Award-Nominee Dev Patel, Slumdog Millionaire) who choose to risk their lives to protect their guests. As the world watches on, a desperate couple (Armie Hammer, Call Me By Your Name and Nazanin Boniadi, "Homeland") is forced to make unthinkable sacrifices to protect their newborn child.

Peppa Celebrates Chinese New Year

Peppa Celebrates Chinese New Year is a 2019 China family animation by Dapeng Zhang.
Starring Michelle Wai, Yawen Zhu and Yun Liu. IMDb

Rated G

STX Entertainment


Summary Notes

Tang Yuan, Jiao Zi and their family enjoy Chinese New Year together, learning about traditions, and sharing Peppa Pig stories.

The Reliant

The Reliant is a 2018 USA action film by Paul Munger.
Starring Eric Roberts, Kevin Sorbo and Brian Bosworth. IMDb

Rated R for some violence.

NOTE: APPEAL UPHELD

The Y Movie, LLC

 

Summary Notes

Economic collapse causes widespread rioting and social unrest, leaving a lovesick 19-year-old girl struggling to care for her siblings in a stretch of woods bordered by lawless anarchy, wondering why a good God would let this happen.

Us

Rated R for violence/terror, and language.

Universal Studios

 

 

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Link Here 23rd January 2019
MPAA Bulletin 2562, 24 January 2019

Alita: Battle Angel

Alita: Battle Angel is a 2019 Canada / Argentina / USA action Sci-Fi romance by Robert Rodriguez.
Starring Mahershala Ali, Rosa Salazar and Eiza González. IMDb

Rated PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and for some language.

Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp.

 

Summary Notes

Alita is a creation from an age of despair. Found by the mysterious Dr. Ido while trolling for cyborg parts, Alita becomes a lethal, dangerous being. She cannot remember who she is, or where she came from. But to Dr. Ido, the truth is all too clear. She is the one being who can break the cycle of death and destruction left behind from Tiphares. But to accomplish her true purpose, she must fight and kill. And that is where Alita's true significance comes to bear. She is an angel from heaven. She is an angel of death.

Faith, Hope & Love

Rated PG for some thematic elements.

ArtAffects Entertainment

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part is a 2019 Denmark / Canada / Norway / Australia / USA family action musical by Mike Mitchell.
Starring Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks and Will Arnett. IMDb

Rated PG for mild action and rude humor. On the previous submission the movie was Rated PG for some rude humour

.NOTE: EDITED FOR RE-RATE. CONTENT IS DIFFERENT FROM PREVIOUS PG RATED VERSION, BULLETIN NO. 2559 (1/2/19). ONLY THIS EDITED VERSION IS RATED. CHANGE IN RATING DESCRIPTOR ONLY.

Warner Bros. Pictures

 

Summary Notes

It's been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are facing a huge new threat: LEGO DUPLO® invaders from outer space, wrecking everything faster than they can rebuild.

 

The Poison Rose

The Poison Rose is a 2019 USA thriller by Francesco Cinquemani, George Gallo...
Starring Brendan Fraser, John Travolta and Famke Janssen. IMDb

Rated R for some violence and language.

Lionsgate

 

Summary Notes

Inspired by classic film noir, "The Poison Rose" stars Carson Phillips, an ex-football star turned PI, who's got a soft spot for a lady in distress. Like the classic tales spun by the masters, he takes on a routine missing persons case which slowly reveals itself to be a complex interwoven web of crimes, suspects and dead bodies. When he discovers his long lost daughter is the number one suspect, he races a ticking clock to save her, solve the murders, and uncover the town's dirty secrets.

Saint Judy

Saint Judy is a 2018 USA biography by Sean Hanish.
Starring Michelle Monaghan, Leem Lubany and Common. IMDb

Rated PG-13 for thematic material and language.

Blue Fox Entertainment

 

Summary Notes

The true story of immigration attorney Judy Wood, and how she single-handedly changed the U.S. law of asylum to save women's lives.

Trading Paint

Trading Paint is a 2019 Spain / USA action film by Karzan Kader.
Starring John Travolta, Rosabell Laurenti Sellers and Michael Madsen. IMDb

Rated R for language.

Saban Films LLC

Summary Notes

Veteran race car driver Derek Bornt and his son, a fellow driver from a small town overcome family and professional conflicts, balancing competition, ego, resentment and a racing nemesis to come out stronger on the other side.

 

 

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Link Here 16th January 2019
MPAA Bulletin 2561, 16 January 2019

American Exit

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

Grindstone

The Biggest Little Farm

The Biggest Little Farm is a 2018 USA documentary by John Chester.
Starring John Chester and Molly Chester. IMDb

Rated PG for mild thematic elements and brief language.

NEON

 

Summary Notes

A testament to the immense complexity of nature, The Biggest Little Farm follows two dreamers and a dog on an odyssey to bring harmony to both their lives and the land. When the barking of their beloved dog Todd leads to an eviction notice from their tiny LA apartment, John and Molly Chester make a choice that takes them out of the city and onto 200 acres in the foothills of Ventura County, naively endeavoring to build one of the most diverse farms of its kind in complete coexistence with nature. The land they've chosen, however, is utterly depleted of nutrients and suffering from a brutal drought. The film chronicles eight years of daunting work and outsize idealism as they attempt to create the utopia they seek, planting 10,000 orchard trees and over 200 different crops, and bringing in animals of every kind- including an unforgettable pig named Emma and her best friend, Greasy the rooster. When the farm's ecosystem finally begins to reawaken, so does the Chesters' hope - but as ...

Donnybrook

Rated R for disturbing violent and sexual content, drug use, language, and some graphic nudity.

IFC Films

Dumbo

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

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

High Life

Rated R for disturbing sexual and violent content including sexual assault, graphic nudity, and for language.

A24

The Iron Orchard

The Iron Orchard is a 2018 Italy / USA historical romance by Ty Roberts.
Starring Ali Cobrin, Austin Nichols and Lane Garrison. IMDb

Rated R for language and some sexual content.

Santa Rita Film Co.


Summary Notes

"The Iron Orchard" is the story of Jim McNeely, a young man thrust into the vibrant and brutal West Texas oilfields in 1939, who works his way through the ranks to ultimately become a formidable wildcatter.

Motherless Brooklyn

Motherless Brooklyn is a 2019 USA crime drama by Edward Norton.
Starring Bruce Willis, Willem Dafoe and Edward Norton. IMDb

Rated R for language throughout including some sexual references, brief drug use, and violence.

Warner Bros. Pictures


Summary Notes

Set against the backdrop of 1950s New York, "Motherless Brooklyn" follows Lionel Essrog (Norton), a lonely private detective afflicted with Tourette's Syndrome, as he ventures to solve his friend's murder. Armed only with a few clues and the powerful engine of his obsessive mind, Lionel unravels closely-guarded secrets that hold the fate of the whole city in the balance.

Swan Princess: Kingdom of Music

Rated G

Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions Inc.

What a Lion

Rated PG-13 for some language.

Spanglish Movies LLC

What Lies Ahead

What Lies Ahead is a 2019 USA thriller by Rob Gardner.
Starring Rumer Willis, Emma Dumont and Kelly Blatz. IMDb

Rated R for language throughout including sexual references, and some violence.

Vision Films, Inc

 

Summary Notes

When two young women embark on a road trip from Georgia to New York, an unseen peril emerges that grows stronger with each passing mile.

What Men Want

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

Paramount Pictures Corporation

Wonders of the Sea 3d

Rated G

Myriad Pictures

 

 

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Link Here 9th January 2019
MPAA Bulletin 2560, 10 January 2019

Cold Pursuit

Cold Pursuit (aka In Order of Disappearance) is a film by John H Lee.
Starring Liam Neeson, Sean Dulake and Jung-jae Lee. IMDb

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

Summit Entertainment

Crypto

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

Lionsgate

Ecco

Rated R for violence including bloody images, language, and some sexuality/nudity.

Ecco Film LLC - [Production Co.]

Killerman

Rated R for violence, pervasive language, drug material and some sexuality.

BLUE FOX ENTERTAINMENT

The Least of These

Rated PG-13 for thematic elements/disturbing images.

Eammon Films

The Mustang

Rated R for language, some violence and drug content.

Focus Features LLC

Perfectos Desconocidos

Rated R for some sexual content.

Pantelion Films

Photograph

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

Rated PG-13 for some thematic material.

Amazon 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).

Velvet Buzzsaw

Velvet Buzzsaw is a 2019 USA horror thriller by Dan Gilroy.
Starring John Malkovich, Jake Gyllenhaal and Billy Magnussen. IMDb

Rated R for violence, language, some sexuality/nudity and brief drug use.

Netflix Inc.

 

Summary Notes

After a series of paintings by an unknown artist are discovered, a supernatural force enacts revenge on those who have allowed their greed to get in the way of art.

 

 

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Link Here 19th December 2018
MPAA Bulletin 2558, 20 December 2018

Arctic Dogs

Arctic Dogs is a 2018 UK / Canada / USA animation by Aaron Woodley.
Starring James Franco, Jeremy Renner and Alec Baldwin. IMDb

Rated PG for some mild action and rude humor.

Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures


Summary Notes

Swifty the Arctic fox works in the mail room of the Arctic Blast Delivery Service but dreams of one day becoming a Top Dog (the Arctic's star husky couriers). To prove himself worthy of the Top Dog role, Swifty secretly commandeers one of the sleds and delivers a package to a mysterious location. He stumbles upon a secret fortress where he comes face to face with Otto Von Walrus, a blubbery evil genius who walks around on mechanical legs and commands a loyal army of oddly polite puffin henchmen. Swifty soon discovers Von Walrus' plan to melt the polar ice caps and flood the world in order to reign supreme. Now, Swifty has to enlist the help of his friends: PB, a concerned polar bear, Lemmy, a scatterbrained albatross, Bertha and Leopold, two conspiracy theorist otters and Jade, a worldly fox. This ragtag group of Arctic misfits has to band together to stop Von Walrus' sinister plans and save the day.

Backdraft 2

Rated R for language, some violence and disturbing images.

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment LLC

Giant Little Ones

Giant Little Ones is a 2018 Canada drama by Keith Behrman.
Starring Maria Bello, Kyle MacLachlan and Darren Mann. IMDb

Rated R for sexual content, language and some drug/alcohol use – all involving teens.

Vertical Entertainment LLC


Summary Notes

Two popular teen boys, best friends since childhood, discover their lives, families, and girlfriends dramatically upended after an unexpected incident occurs on the night of a 17th birthday party.

In Like Flynn

Rated R for some violence, drug use and a brief sexual reference.

Blue Fox Entertainment

 

Lying and Stealing

Lying and Stealing is a 2019 USA crime drama by Matt Aselton.
Starring Emily Ratajkowski, Theo James and Bob Stephenson. IMDb

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

Ivan And Elyse Pictures, LLC - [Production Co.]


Summary Notes

Ivan "Theo James" is a gifted and discerning art thief who wants out. Elyse "Emily Ratajkowski" is an aspiring actress whose own past transgressions in Hollywood haunt her, as well as a mountain of debt.These two outsiders are drawn to each other.

Penguins

Rated G

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Radioactive

Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, disturbing images, brief nudity and a scene of sensuality.

Amazon Studios

This One's For the Ladies: Uncensored

Rated NC-17 for some explicit sexual images.

Super LTD

 

Troop Zero

Troop Zero is a 2019 USA family comedy drama by Bert & Bertie.
Starring Mckenna Grace, Allison Janney and Viola Davis. IMDb

Rated PG for thematic elements, language, and smoking throughout.

Amazon Studios


Summary Notes

In rural 1977 Georgia, a misfit girl dreams of life in outer space. When a national competition offers her a chance at her dream, to be recorded on NASA's Golden Record, she recruits a makeshift troop of Birdie Scouts, forging friendships that last a lifetime and beyond.

Unbridled

Rated PG-13 for mature thematic content including some disturbing images.

Cinespots, Inc.

We Die Young

Rated R for violence, language and some drug material.

Lionsgate

Wine Country

Rated R for crude sexual content, language and some drug material.

Netflix Inc.

 

 

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The Beach Bum

The Beach Bum is a 2019 Switzerland / UK / France / USA comedy by Harmony Korine.
Starring Matthew McConaughey, Snoop Dogg and Isla Fisher. IMDb

Rated R for pervasive drug and alcohol use, language throughout, nudity and some strong sexual content.

NEON


Summary Notes

A rebellious stoner named Moondog lives life by his own rules.

Bird Box

Bird Box is a 2018 USA Sci-Fi horror thriller by Susanne Bier.
Starring Rosa Salazar, Sandra Bullock and Sarah Paulson. IMDb

Rated R for violence, bloody images, language and brief sexuality.

Netflix Inc.


Summary Notes

In the wake of an unknown global terror, a mother must find the strength to flee with her children down a treacherous river in search of safety. Due to unseen deadly forces, the perilous journey must be made blindly. Directed by Academy Award winner Susanne Bier, Bird Box is a thriller starring Academy Award winner Sandra Bullock, John Malkovich, Sarah Paulson, and Trevante Rhodes.

Darkness Visible

Rated R for violence, bloody images, some sexuality/nudity and language.

BLUE FOX ENTERTAINMENT

The Extractors: Escape Plan

Rated R for violence and language.

Lionsgate

I Hate Kids

Rated PG-13 for some suggestive material and language.

Freestyle Digital Media, LLC

Ladies in Black

Ladies in Black is a 2018 Australia comedy drama by Bruce Beresford.
Starring Rachael Taylor, Julia Ormond and Angourie Rice. IMDb

Rated PG for some suggestive material, mild language, and smoking.

Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions Inc.


Summary Notes

Ladies in Black is set in Sydney in the summer of 1959, against the backdrop of Australia's cultural awakening, breakdown of class structures, and liberation of women. It tells the coming-of-age story of suburban schoolgirl Lisa, who while waiting for her final high school exam results with dreams of going to the University of Sydney, takes a summer job at a large department store. Here she works side-by-side with a group of saleswomen who open her eyes to a world beyond her sheltered existence, and foster her metamorphosis.

Modest Heroes: Ponoc Short Films Theatre, Volume 1

Rated PG for some thematic elements and peril.

GKIDS

Motocross

Rated PG-13 for some language and brief violence.

ESX Entertainment - [Production Co.]

Roped

Rated PG for some language.

ESX Entertainment - [Production Co.]

Segfault

Segfault is a 2017 USA action thriller by Robert Paschall Jr.
Starring Shannon Lucio, Cassie Shea Watson and Stephen Brodie. IMDb

Rated R for language.

Factory Film Studio


Summary Notes

We made a movie in a day: We traveled 467 miles, to 20 locations, with 18 actors, in less than 24 hours. The lead actress wasn't given a script, a story line, or even her character name. She 'woke up' in a hotel room with no memory, and her only goal was to figure out who she was. We rehearsed with 17 of the actors for 3 days leading up to the shoot day. The other actors couldn't have a script either, we would never know what Shannon would say or how she would react. The other actors could only work off of goals and motivations. We blindfolded Shannon Lucio for wardrobe, she wasn't allowed to see her hair and makeup. And we dropped her in a city she doesn't know, Dallas, and she had to 'choose her own adventure'. There were no second takes, no rehearsals for Shannon. Everything that she experiences, everything that she sees, and every decision that she makes is the first time it is ever happening. It was the hardest thing I've ever done, but its the most amazing thing to watch. She ...

 

Untogether

Untogether is a 2018 USA drama by Emma Forrest.
Starring Jamie Dornan, Alice Eve and Ben Mendelsohn. IMDb

Rated R for sexual content, language and brief graphic nudity.

Freestyle Digital Media, LLC


Summary Notes

Andrea is a recently sober writer whose career has stalled since she published her debut novel several years ago. She strikes up an affair with Nick, a doctor-turned-writer who is hailed for his wartime memoir. At the same time, her sister Tara, a massage therapist dating an aging rock star, finds herself inexorably drawn to a newfound religious zeal and, particularly, to a politically engaged rabbi.

 


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