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Link Here21st March 2020
MPAA Bulletin 2621, 22 March 2020

Above Suspicion

Above Suspicion is a 2019 USA action crime thriller by Phillip Noyce.
Starring Emilia Clarke, Jack Huston and Sophie Lowe. IMDb

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

Summary Notes

The chilling true story of a newly married F.B.I. poster boy assigned to an Appalachian mountain town in Kentucky. There he is drawn into an illicit affair with an impoverished local woman who becomes his star informant. She sees in him her means of escape; instead, it's a ticket to disaster for both of them. This scandal shook the foundations of the nation's top law enforcement agency, ending in the first ever conviction of an F.B.I. Agent for murder.

Roadside Attractions LLC

Arkansas

Rated R for violence, language throughout, drug material and brief nudity.

Lionsgate

Canadian Strain

Canadian Strain is a 2019 Canada comedy by Geordie Sabbagh.
Starring Jess Salgueiro, Thom Allison and Benjamin Ayres. IMDb

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

Glass House Distribution


Summary Notes

When cannabis becomes legal in Canada, boutique weed dealer Anne Banting is swiftly run out of business by the biggest gangsters in town - the government.

Chemical Hearts

Rated R for language, sexuality and teen drug use.

Amazon Studios

 

Come Play

Come Play is a 2020 USA horror by Jacob Chase.
Starring Azhy Robertson, Gillian Jacobs and John Gallagher Jr. IMDb

Rated PG-13 for terror, frightening images and some language.

Focus Features LLC


Summary Notes

Oliver is a lonely young boy who feels different from everyone else. Desperate for a friend, he seeks solace and refuge in his ever-present cell phone and tablet. When a mysterious creature uses Oliver's devices against him to break into our world, Oliver's parents must fight to save their son from the monster beyond the screen.

David Attenborough a Life on Our Planet

David Attenborough a Life on Our Planet is a 2020 USA biography by Alastair Fothergill, Jonathan Hughes (as Jonnie Hughes)...
Starring David Attenborough. IMDb

Rated PG for thematic content.

Netflix Inc.

 

Summary Notes

One man has seen more of the natural world than any other. This unique feature documentary is his witness statement. In his 93 years, David Attenborough has visited every continent on the globe, exploring the wild places of our planet and documenting the living world in all its variety and wonder. Now, for the first time he reflects upon both the defining moments of his lifetime as a naturalist and the devastating changes he has seen. Honest, revealing and urgent, DAVID ATTENBOROUGH: A LIFE ON OUR PLANET is a powerful first-hand account of humanity's impact on nature and a message of hope for future generations. Created by award-winning natural history filmmakers Silverback Films and global conservation organization WWF, the film is Directed by Alastair Fothergill, Jonnie Hughes and Keith Scholey and Executive Produced by Colin Butfield. Celebrated British naturalist Sir David Attenborough has a broadcasting career spanning over six decades. He has visited every continent on the globe...

Enola Holmes

Enola Holmes is a 2020 USA mystery drama by Harry Bradbeer.
Starring Millie Bobby Brown, Henry Cavill and Sam Claflin. IMDb

Rated PG-13 for some violence.

Legendary Feature Productions US LLC - [Production Co.]


Summary Notes

When Enola Holmes, sister to the detective Sherlock Holmes, discovers her mother has disappeared, she quickly embarks on a journey to London in search of her. But nothing can prepare her for what awaits. Because when she arrives, she finds herself involved in the kidnapping of a young marquess, fleeing murderous villains, and trying to elude her shrewd older brothers--all while attempting to piece together clues to her mother's strange disappearance.

Extraction

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

Netflix Inc.

Greyhound

Greyhound is a 2020 China / Canada / USA war historical drama by Aaron Schneider.
Starring Tom Hanks, Elisabeth Shue and Stephen Graham. IMDb

Rated PG-13 for war-related action/violence and brief strong language.

Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions, Inc.


Summary Notes

Early in World War II, an inexperienced U.S. Navy captain must lead an Allied convoy being stalked by Nazi U-boat wolfpacks.

John Lewis: Good Trouble

John Lewis: Good Trouble is a 2020 USA documentary by Dawn Porter.
Starring Ian Daniel and Ellen Page. IMDb

Rated PG for thematic material including some racial epithets/violence, and for smoking.

Magnolia Pictures


Summary Notes

The film explores Georgia representative's, 60-plus years of social activism and legislative action on civil rights, voting rights, gun control, health care reform, and immigration.

Legacy of Lies

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

Grindstone Entertainment Group

The Legion

Rated R for some violence and language.

Saban Films LLC

One Night in Bangkok

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

Grindstone Entertainment Group

Outback

Rated R for some language.

Grindstone Entertainment Group

Promising Young Woman

Promising Young Woman is a 2020 UK crime thriller by Emerald Fennell.
Starring Carey Mulligan, Bo Burnham and Laverne Cox. IMDb

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

Focus Features LLC


Summary Notes

A young woman, traumatized by a tragic event in her past, seeks out vengeance against those who cross her path.

Tesla

Rated PG-13 for some thematic material and nude images.

Campbell Grobman Films - [Production Co.] Passage Pictures - [Production Co.]

Yellow Rose

Rated PG-13 for some strong language, and teen drinking.

Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions Inc.

 

 

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Link Here11th March 2020
MPAA Bulletin 2620, 11 March 2020

Blue Story

Blue Story is a 2019 UK crime drama by Andrew Onwubolu.
Starring Stephen Odubola, Micheal Ward and Khali Best. IMDb

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

Paramount Pictures Corporation

 

Summary Notes

Blue Story is a tragic tale of a friendship between Timmy and Marco, two young boys from opposing postcodes. Timmy, a shy, smart, naive and timid young boy from Deptford, goes to school in Peckham where he strikes up a friendship with Marco, a charismatic, streetwise kid from the local area. Although from warring postcodes, the two quickly form a firm friendship until it is tested and they wind up on rival sides of a street war. Blue Story depicts elements of Rapman's own personal experiences and aspects of his childhood.

 

Boyz in the Wood

Boyz in the Wood is a 2019 UK action comedy horror by Ninian Doff.
Starring Eddie Izzard, Kate Dickie and James Cosmo. IMDb

Rated R for drug content, language throughout including sexual references, and some violence/bloody images.

Amazon Studios

 

Summary Notes

A trio of teenage miscreants are given one last chance to turn their lives around by completing the Duke of Edinburgh Award trek across the highlands. Along for ride is one little overachiever who is in this for the opportunity to pad his CV. They don't have anything in common, but the ragtag quartet are dropped in the middle of nowhere with nothing but a map and they have to work together to reach their campsite before dark. However, they aren't as alone as they think, and soon they are being stalked by wealthy aristocrats who intend to hunt and kill them for sport, and they only have their wits to protect them.

Burrow

Rated G

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Dino Dana the Movie

Rated PG for some creature action and thematic elements.

Cinemark (Texas, USA)

From Jail Cell To Stem Cell

Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, suggestive references and brief partial nudity.

DOCUMENTARY

Ghosts of War

Rated R for strong bloody violence, disturbing and grisly images, language and brief nudeimages.

Vertical Entertainment, LLC

Out

Rated PG for mild thematic elements.

ANIMATED SHORT SUBJECT

Think Like a Dog

Rated PG for rude and suggestive material.

TLAD Productions, LLC - [Production Co.]

We Summon the Darkness

We Summon the Darkness is a 2019 USA horror thriller by Marc Meyers.
Starring Alexandra Daddario, Keean Johnson and Johnny Knoxville. IMDb

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

#52644

 

Summary Notes

Set in the Midwest against a backdrop involving a killing spree thought to be orchestrated by a satanic cult. Three best friends embark on a road trip to a heavy-metal show, where they bond with three aspiring musicians and head off to one of the girls' country home for an after party. A night of fun and youthful debauchery takes a deadly turn as bodies begin to pile up, with each side thinking the other hides the killer.

 

 

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Link Here5th March 2020
MPAA Bulletin 2619, 06 March 2020
 

Counter Column

Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, drug material and some violence.

Not That Kind of Movie Productions

 

Da 5 Bloods

Da 5 Bloods is a 2020 USA war drama by Spike Lee.
Starring Chadwick Boseman, Paul Walter Hauser and Jean Reno. IMDb

Rated R for strong violence, grisly images and pervasive language.

Netflix, Inc.


 

Summary Notes

A group of veterans from the Vietnam War return to the jungle to find their lost innocence.

 

I Carry You With Me

I Carry You With Me is a 2020 Mexico / USA drama by Heidi Ewing.
Starring Armando Espitia, Christian Vazquez and Michelle Rodríguez. IMDb

Rated R for language and brief nudity.

Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions


 

Summary Notes

An epic love story spanning decades is sparked by a chance encounter between two men in provincial Mexico. Based on a true story, ambition and societal pressure propel an aspiring chef to leave his soulmate and make the treacherous journey to New York, where life will never be the same.

 

Last Moment of Clarity

Rated R for violence, language, sexuality and nudity.

Grindstone Entertainment Group

The New Mutants

The New Mutants is a 2020 USA action Sci-Fi horror by Josh Boone.
Starring Anya Taylor-Joy, Maisie Williams and Alice Braga. IMDb

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

Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp.


 

Summary Notes

Five young mutants, just discovering their abilities while held in a secret facility against their will, fight to escape their past sins and save themselves.

 

The Quarry

Rated R for some violence and language.

#52518

A Quiet Place Part Ii

A Quiet Place Part Ii is a 2020 USA horror thriller by John Krasinski.
Starring Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds and Cillian Murphy. IMDb

Rated PG-13 for terror, violence and

bloody/disturbing images. #52468


 

Summary Notes

Following the events at home, the Abbott family now face the terrors of the outside world. Forced to venture into the unknown, they realize the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats lurking beyond the sand path.

 

Redemption Day

Rated R for violence and language.

#52626

 

Resistance

Rated R for some violence.

SUBTITLED

Rev

Rev is a 2020 Canada action drama by Ant Horasanli.
Starring Sam Asante, Sebastian Deery and Francesco Filice. IMDb

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

Grindstone Entertainment Group


 

Summary Notes

A young thief with a history of grand theft auto becomes an informant and helps police bring down a criminal enterprise involved in the smuggling of hundreds of exotic super cars.

 

The Secret Garden

Rated PG for thematic elements and some mild peril.

STX Entertainment

The Willoughbys

The Willoughbys is a 2020 Canada family animation comedy by Kris Pearn, Cory Evans...
Starring Will Forte, Martin Short and Alessia Cara. IMDb

Rated PG for rude humor and some thematic elements.

ANIMATED


 

Summary Notes

Convinced they'd be better off raising themselves, the Willoughby children hatch a sneaky plan to send their selfish parents on vacation. The siblings then embark on their own high-flying adventure to find the true meaning of family.

 

Y Como Es El?

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

SUBTITLED

 

 

 

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2 Hearts, Spiral


Link Here27th February 2020
MPAA Bulletin 2618, 27 February 2020

2 Hearts

Rated PG-13 for brief strong language.

NOTE: EDITED FOR RE-RATE. CONTENT IS DIFFERENT FROM PG RATED VERSION BULLETIN #2567 (2/27/2019). CHANGE IN RATING & RATING DESCRIPTOR. ONLY THIS EDITED VERSION IS RATED. The film was previously rated PG for thematic elements, suggestive material and brief smoking. Presumably a little swearing was added to ensure that movies didn't get a kid's rating.

AMT PRODUCTIONS, LLC - [Production Co.]

 

Crip Camp

Crip Camp is a 2020 USA documentary by James Lebrecht and Nicole Newnham.
Starring Zazie Beetz, Bill Skarsgård and Tony Hale. IMDb

Rated R for some language including sexual references.

Netflix, Inc.

 

Summary Notes

In the early 1970s, teenagers with disabilities faced a future shaped by isolation, discrimination and institutionalization. Camp Jened, a ramshackle camp "for the handicapped" in the Catskills, exploded those confines. Jened was their freewheeling Utopia, a place with summertime sports, smoking and makeout sessions awaiting everyone, and campers who felt fulfilled as human beings. Their bonds endured as they migrated West to Berkeley, California - a promised land for a growing and diverse disability community - where friends from Camp Jened realized that disruption and unity might secure life-changing accessibility for millions. Co-directed by Emmy®-winning filmmaker Nicole Newnham and film mixer and former camper Jim LeBrecht, this joyous and exuberant documentary arrives the same year as the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, at a time when the country's largest minority group still battles daily for the freedom to exist. CRIP CAMP: A DISABILITY REVOLUTION is ...

 

Ironbark

Ironbark is a 2020 UK drama by Dominic Cooke.
Starring Rachel Brosnahan, Jessie Buckley and Benedict Cumberbatch. IMDb

Rated PG-13 for violence, partial nudity, brief strong language, and smoking throughout.

Lionsgate

 

Summary Notes

Cold War spy Greville Wynne and his Russian source try to put an end to the Cuban Missile Crisis.

The Lumber Baron

The Lumber Baron is a 2019 USA historical mystery drama by Barry Andersson.
Starring Joseph Bezenek, Christina Baldwin and Anna Stranz. IMDb

Rated PG for some thematic elements and smoking.

Indican Pictures

 

Summary Notes

At the turn of the century lumber was a booming industry in a savage land. Upon the unexpected death of his father, Daniel Rimsdale returns home to try to salvage the floundering family lumber business, find out who killed his father, and save his family from financial ruin. However, he meets heavy resistance from others who will stop at nothing to become the new Lumber Baron.

A Never, Rarely, Sometimeslways

Rated PG-13 for disturbing/mature thematic content, language, some sexual references and teen drinking.

Focus Features LLC

Spiral

Spiral: From the Book of Saw is a 2020 USA crime horror mystery by Darren Lynn Bousman.
Starring Samuel L Jackson, Marisol Nichols and Chris Rock. IMDb

Rated R for sequences of grisly bloody violence and torture, pervasive language, some sexual references and brief drug use.

Summary Notes

Working in the shadow of an esteemed police veteran (Samuel L. Jackson), brash Detective Ezekiel "Zeke" Banks (Chris Rock) and his rookie partner (Max Minghella) take charge of a grisly investigation into murders that are eerily reminiscent of the city's gruesome past. Unwittingly entrapped in a deepening mystery, Zeke finds himself at the center of the killer's morbid game.

Lionsgate

 

 

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The Hunt, No Time to Die


Link Here19th February 2020
MPAA Bulletin 2617, 19 February 2020

Adventures of Rufus: The Fantastic Pet

Rated PG for fantasy action and mild language.

Grindstone Entertainment Group

Artemis Fowl

Artemis Fowl is a 2020 USA family Sci-Fi fantasy by Kenneth Branagh.
Starring Josh Gad, Judi Dench and Miranda Raison. IMDb

Rated PG for fantasy action/peril and some rude humor.

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures


Summary Notes

Artemis Fowl II (Ferdia Shaw), a young Irish criminal mastermind, kidnaps the fairy LEPrecon officer Captain Holly Short (Lara McDonnell) for ransom to fund the search for his missing father in order to restore the family fortune.

Banana Split

Rated R for crude sexual content and language throughout, drug and alcohol use -- all involving teens.

Vertical Entertainment

Big Time Adolescence

Big Time Adolescence is a 2019 USA comedy by Jason Orley.
Starring Griffin Gluck, Sydney Sweeney and Jon Cryer. IMDb

Rated R for drug content, alcohol use, pervasive language, and sexual references - all involving teens.

NEON


Summary Notes

A suburban teenager comes of age under the destructive guidance of his best friend, an aimless college dropout.

 

Dream Horse

Dream Horse is a 2020 UK comedy by Euros Lyn.
Starring Toni Collette, Damian Lewis and Joanna Page. IMDb

Rated PG for language and thematic elements.

Bleecker Street


Summary Notes

The film tells the inspiring true story of Dream Alliance, an unlikely race horse bred by small town Welsh bartender, Jan Vokes (Academy Award® nominee Toni Collette). With very little money and no experience, Jan convinces her neighbors to chip in their meager earnings to help raise Dream in the hopes he can compete with the racing elites. The group's investment pays off as Dream rises through the ranks with grit and determination and goes on to race in the Welsh Grand National showing the heart of a true champion.

The Grizzlies

Rated R for language, and some drug/alcohol use involving teens.

Elevation Pictures Hammond Entertainment, LLC

The Hunt

The Hunt is a 2019 USA action horror thriller by Craig Zobel.
Starring Betty Gilpin, Hilary Swank and Emma Roberts. IMDb

Rated R for strong bloody violence, and language throughout.

Summary Notes

Twelve strangers wake up in a clearing. They don't know where they are, or how they got there. They don't know they've been chosen - for a very specific purpose - The Hunt.

Universal Studios

Mulan

Rated PG-13 for sequences of violence.

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising

My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising is a 2019 Japan family action animation by Kenji Nagasaki.
Starring Felecia Angelle, Christopher Bevins and Johnny Yong Bosch. IMDb

Rated PG-13 for violence and language.

ANIMATED DUBBED


Summary Notes

After the events of Season 4 of the Anime, Izuku Midoriya and Katsuki Bakugo go from fighting against each other to fighting side by side as they face the biggest threat that dares to dominate the domain: NINE.

My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising (subtitled)

Rated PG-13 for violence and language.

ANIMATED SUBTITLED

No Time To Die

No Time to Die is a 2020 UK / USA action adventure thriller by Cary Joji Fukunaga.
Starring Ana de Armas, Léa Seydoux and Daniel Craig. IMDb

Rated PG-13 for sequences of violence and action, some disturbing images, brief strong language and some suggestive material.

Summary Notes

Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.

United Artists Releasing

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Singleholic

Singleholic is a 2020 USA romance by Bryan Barber.
Starring Stephen Bishop, Adrian Martinez and Rotimi. IMDb

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

Intelligent Media Distribution, LLC


Summary Notes

Story of a woman who moves to Mauritius to complete her PhD after a painful breakup with her boyfriend. While there, she goes on a series of dating encounters only to realize that the key to happiness is for her to first be comfortable in her own skin.

Slay the Dragon

Slay the Dragon is a 2019 USA documentary by Chris Durrance and Barak Goodman.
Starring Ari Berman, David Daley and Margaret Dickson. IMDb

Rated PG-13 for brief strong language.

DOCUMENTARY


Summary Notes

It influences elections and sways outcomes-gerrymandering has become a hot-button political topic and symbol for everything broken about the American electoral process. But there are those on the front lines fighting to change the system.

Vivarium

Vivarium is a 2019 USA / Belgium / Ireland / Denmark Sci-Fi mystery by Lorcan Finnegan.
Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Imogen Poots and Jonathan Aris. BBFC link IMDb

Rated R for language and some sexuality/nudity.

Saban Films LLC


Summary Notes

A young couple is thinking about buying their starter home. And to this end, they visit a real estate agency where they are received by a strange sales agent, who accompanies them to a new, mysterious, peculiar housing development to show them a single-family home. There they get trapped in a surreal, maze-like nightmare.

Zola

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

A24

 

 

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Link Here12th February 2020
MPAA Bulletin 2616, 12 February 2020

The Artist's Wife

The Artist's Wife is a 2019 USA drama by Tom Dolby.
Starring Lena Olin, Bruce Dern and Juliet Rylance. IMDb

Rated R for language, some graphic nudity and brief sexuality.

Strand Releasing


Summary Notes

Claire Smythson, wife of the renowned abstract artist Richard Smythson, is plunged into a late-life crisis when her husband is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and is in danger of not completing the paintings for his final show.

Behind You

Rated R for some violence and bloody images.

Vertical Entertainment LLC

 

The King of Staten Island

The King of Staten Island is a 2020 USA comedy drama by Judd Apatow.
Starring Marisa Tomei, Steve Buscemi and Pamela Adlon. IMDb

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

Universal Studios


Summary Notes

A semi-autobiographical comedy-drama about Pete Davidson growing up in Staten Island, including losing his father during 9/11 and entering the world of stand up comedy.

Las Pildoras De Mi Novio

Las Pildoras De Mi Novio is a 2020 Mexico comedy by Diego Kaplan.
Starring Brooke Shields, Jason Alexander and Brian Baumgartner. IMDb

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

Pantelion Films


Summary Notes

Jaime Camil and Sandra Echeverria star in the hilarious new comedy LAS PÍLDORAS DE MI NOVIO (My Boyfriends Meds). Jess (Sandra Echeverria) is a talented, high-powered marketing executive at an upscale tequila company who falls for Hank (Jaime Camil), a charismatic mattress store owner she meets while shopping for a new bed. Hank's charm and good looks convince Jess he is "Mr. Right," but Hank hasn't been completely open with Jess- Hank suffers from a variety of issues for which he takes an endless assortment of medications. On the night Hank decides to reveal his issues to Jess, she surprises him with an invite to accompany her on a work retreat to a remote island resort. Surprised by the suddenness of this next step in their relationship, he decides to keep his secret a little longer. When the new couple arrives to the island, Hank is horrified to discover that he left his meds behind and is no longer able hide his various symptoms. What is supposed to be a tropical "business ...

The Lost Husband

Rated PG-13 for some suggestive references.

Quiver Distribution RB USA, Inc.

Maggie Simpson in Play Date With Destiny

Rated G

Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp.

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 PG-13 for some strong language and sexual references.

NOTE: RE-RATE. FILM EDITED. PREVIOUS "R" RATING, BULLETIN NO. 2612 (1/15/20) VOIDED. ONLY THIS EDITED VERSION IS RATED.

The film was previously rated R for brief language and a sexual reference.

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.

Onward

Onward is a 2020 USA family animation comedy by Dan Scanlon.
Starring Tom Holland, Chris Pratt and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. IMDb

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

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures


Summary Notes

Set in a suburban fantasy world, two teenage elf brothers, Ian and Barley Lightfoot, go on an journey to discover if there is still a little magic left out there in order to spend one last day with their father, who died when they were too young to remember him.

Peter Rabbit: The Runaway

Rated PG for some rude humor and action.

Columbia Pictures

 

Sound of Metal

Sound of Metal is a 2019 Belgium / USA music drama by Darius Marder.
Starring Olivia Cooke, Riz Ahmed and Lauren Ridloff. IMDb

Rated R for language throughout and brief nude images.

Amazon Studios


Summary Notes

A heavy-metal drummer's life is thrown into freefall when he begins to lose his hearing.

True History of the Kelly Gang

True History of the Kelly Gang is a 2019 Australia / UK / France crime western biography by Justin Kurzel.
Starring George MacKay, Essie Davis and Nicholas Hoult. BBFC link IMDb

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

IFC Films


Summary Notes

Based on Peter Carey's novel. The story of Australian bush-ranger Ned Kelly and his gang as they flee from authorities during the 1870s.

 

 

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Link Here5th February 2020
MPAA Bulletin 2615, 05 February 2020

Agent Toby Barks

Agent Toby Barks is a 2020 USA family comedy adventure by Dan Hunter.
Starring Dean Cain, Dina Cataldi and Charlotte Ciano. IMDb

Rated G

Grindstone Entertainment Group

 

Summary Notes

Toby appears to be an ordinary dog living the simple put life, but unbeknownst to his family, he moonlights as secret government operative, Agent Toby Barks.

Cut Throat City

Cut Throat City is a 2020 USA action crime thriller by RZA.
Starring Eiza González, Ethan Hawke and Wesley Snipes. IMDb

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

Well Go USA, Inc.

 

Summary Notes

A heist movie set in the lower ninth ward in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina.

Dreamkatcher

Dreamkatcher is a 2020 USA horror thriller by Kerry Harris.
Starring Henry Thomas, Radha Mitchell and Lin Shaye. IMDb

Rated R for disturbing violent content, and language.

Grindstone Entertainment Group

 

Summary Notes

In order to stop his bad dreams a young boy steals a dreamcatcher from a mysterious neighbor forcing his family to rescue him from a nightmarish entity.

Elephant

Rated G

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Monster Hunter

Rated PG-13 for sequences of creature action and violence throughout.

Screen Gems

Survive the Night

Rated R for violence, bloody images and language throughout.

Lionsgate

Wheels of Fortune

Rated R for language and sexual

material throughout. #52536

 

 

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Link Here29th January 2020
MPAA Bulletin 2614, 29 January 2020

Chance

Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material including suicide.

Chance Movie LLC Flash Film

Detective Chinatown 3 (English Dubbed Version)

Rated R for brief violence/bloody images.

Warner Bros. Pictures

The French Dispatch

The French Dispatch is a 2020 Germany / USA comedy romance by Wes Anderson.
Starring Timothée Chalamet, Saoirse Ronan and Cécile de France. IMDb

Rated R for graphic nudity, some sexual references and language.

Fox Searchlight Pictures, Inc.

 

Summary Notes

A love letter to journalists set in an outpost of an American newspaper in a fictional 20th-century French city that brings to life a collection of stories published in "The French Dispatch" magazine.

Horse Girl

Horse Girl is a 2020 USA drama by Jeff Baena.
Starring Alison Brie, Debby Ryan and John Reynolds. IMDb

Rated R for language and some sexuality, graphic nudity and drug use.

Netflix, Inc.

 

Summary Notes

A socially awkward woman with a fondness for arts and crafts, horses, and supernatural crime shows finds her increasingly lucid dreams trickling into her waking life.

Impractical Jokers: The Movie

Impractical Jokers: The Movie is a 2020 USA comedy by Chris Henchy.
Starring Brian Quinn, Joe Gatto and James Murray. IMDb

Rated PG-13 for suggestive content, language, some drug references and brief nudity.

truTV, a WarnerMedia Company

 

Summary Notes

The story of a humiliating high school mishap from 1992 that sends the Impractical Jokers on the road competing in hidden-camera challenges for the chance to turn back the clock and redeem three of the four Jokers.

The Lovebirds

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

Paramount Pictures Corporation

Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge

Rated R for strong bloody violence throughout and some language.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment

Ride Like a Girl

Ride Like a Girl is a 2019 Australia sport biography by Rachel Griffiths.
Starring Teresa Palmer, Sam Neill and Sullivan Stapleton. IMDb

Rated PG for some thematic elements, language and suggestive comments.

Saban Films LLC

 

Summary Notes

The story of Michelle Payne, the first female jockey to win the Melbourne Cup.

To Gerard

Rated G

Universal Studios

The Vast of Night

The Vast of Night is a 2019 USA Sci-Fi mystery fantasy by Andrew Patterson.
Starring Sierra McCormick, Jake Horowitz and Gail Cronauer. IMDb

Rated PG-13 for brief strong language.

Amazon Studios

 

Summary Notes

Set at the dawn of the space-race over the course of one night in 1950s New Mexico, a young switchboard operator and a radio DJ uncover a strange frequency that could change their lives, their small town, and all of Earth - forever. THE VAST OF NIGHT falls down the rabbit hole of the Twilight Zone and carefully stitches together a narrative scavenger hunt through dropped phone calls, AM radio signals, secret reels of tape forgotten in a library, switchboards, crossed patchlines and an anonymous phone call. With confounding tracking camera work throughout, rapid fire dialogue and period perfect jargon, THE VAST OF NIGHT drops viewers into a time and town hidden away from outsiders. And whose mysteries only present themselves to those curious and patient enough to hear them.

 

 

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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

nudity. #52558

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.

 

 

Weekly US Ratings from the MPAA...

Latest ratings


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.]

 

 

Weekly US Ratings from the MPAA...

Latest ratings


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

 

 

Weekly US Ratings from the MPAA...

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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