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Link Here 17th April 2019
MPAA Bulletin 2574, 17 April 2019

Booksmart

Booksmart is a 2019 USA comedy by Olivia Wilde.
Starring Skyler Gisondo, Kaitlyn Dever and Lisa Kudrow. BBFC link IMDb

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

United Artists Releasing


Summary Notes

On the eve of their high school graduation, two academic superstars and best friends realize they should have worked less and played more. Determined not to fall short of their peers, the girls try to cram four years of fun into one night.

Change Land

Rated R for language and brief drug use.

Gravitas LLC

Critters Attack!

Rated R for bloody creature violence.

Warner Bros. Pictures

The Dare

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

Nu Boyana Film Studios

The Dead Don't Die

Rated R for zombie violence/gore, and for language.

Focus Features LLC

Downton Abbey

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

Focus Features LLC

Downtown

Rated G

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Drop

Rated G

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Elephant in the Room

Rated G

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Exchange Student

Rated G

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Fetch

Rated G

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

Rated R for pervasive strong violence, and some language.

Summit Entertainment

 

Knock Down the House

Knock Down the House is a 2019 USA documentary by Rachel Lears.
Starring Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Cori Bush and Joe Crowley. IMDb

Rated PG for thematic elements, language and brief smoking.

Netflix Inc.

 

Summary Notes

A look at the people involved with various political campaigns during the 2018 U.S. congressional election.

The Last Champion

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

In House Media Film Partners 2 LLC - [Production Co.] Redburn Street Pictures - [Production Co.]

Poms

Poms is a 2019 UK / USA comedy by Zara Hayes.
Starring Diane Keaton, Pam Grier and Charlie Tahan. IMDb

Rated PG-13 for some language/sexual references.

STX Entertainment

 

Summary Notes

POMS is a comedy about a group of women who form a cheer leading squad at their retirement community, proving that you're never too old to 'bring it!'

Rogue Warfare 2: The Hunt

Rated R for strong violence and language.

Saban Films LLC

The Sun is Also a Star

The Sun is Also a Star is a 2019 USA drama by Ry Russo-Young.
Starring Charles Melton, Gbenga Akinnagbe and Yara Shahidi. IMDb

Rated PG-13 for some suggestive content and language.

NOTE: EDITED FOR RE-RATE. There was no change to the rating or rating reason.

PREVIOUS "PG-13" RATING, BULLETIN NO. 2552 (11/7/2018) VOIDED. ONLY THIS EDITED VERSION IS RATED.

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc.

 

Summary Notes

A teenager finds love at a difficult time in her family's life.

 

Superintelligence

Superintelligence is a 2019 USA action comedy by Ben Falcone.
Starring Melissa McCarthy, Michael Beach and Bobby Cannavale. IMDb

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

New Line Cinema

 

Summary Notes

Nothing extraordinary ever happens to Carol Peters, so when she starts getting snarky backtalk from her TV, phone and microwave, she thinks she's being punk'd. Or losing her mind. In fact, the world's first super-intelligence has selected her for observation, taking over her life with a bigger, more ominous plan to take over everything. Now Carol is humanity's last chance before this artificial intelligence-with-an-attitude decides to pull the plug.

The Tracker

Rated R for some violence and language.

Lionsgate

 

 

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MPAA Bulletin 2573, 10 April 2019

Aladdin

Rated PG for some action/peril.

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Avengers: Endgame

Avengers: Endgame is a 2019 USA action Sci-Fi fantasy by Anthony Russo and Joe Russo.
Starring Brie Larson, Robert Downey Jr and Karen Gillan. IMDb

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

The Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures


Summary Notes

The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe and fractured the Avengers ranks compels the remaining Avengers to take one final stand in Marvel Studios' grand conclusion to twenty-two films, Avengers: Endgame.

El Chicano

El Chicano is a 2018 USA drama by Ben Hernandez Bray.
Starring Logan Arevalo, Jose Pablo Cantillo and David Castañeda. IMDb

Rated R for strong violence and language throughout.

Briarcliff Entertainment


Summary Notes

A pair of twin brothers from East L.A. choose to live their lives differently and end up on opposite sides of the law.

Fantastica

Rated G

Viva Pictures Distribution, LLC

Friday's Child

Friday's Child is a 2018 USA crime drama by AJ Edwards.
Starring Tye Sheridan, Imogen Poots and Caleb Landry Jones. IMDb

Rated PG-13 for thematic content involving disturbing and violent behavior.

Tugg, Inc.


Summary Notes

Fresh out of foster care at age 18, a young drifter turns to petty crime to survive, and discovers an impossible love in an unlikely friend.

Killers Anonymous

Killers Anonymous is a 2019 UK action crime mystery by Martin Owen.
Starring Gary Oldman, Jessica Alba and Suki Waterhouse. IMDb

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

Lionsgate


Summary Notes

A support group of killers is held regularly, the participants sit in a circle of trust and share their transgressions.

Long Shot

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

Summit Entertainment

The Refuge

Rated R for language throughout.

KS PICTURES LLC

 

 

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Link Here 4th April 2019
MPAA Bulletin 2572, 04 April 2019

Always Be My Maybe

Rated PG-13 for sexual content, drug use/references, and language.

Netflix Inc.

Bad Trip

Rated R for crude sexual content, pervasive language, some graphic nudity and drug use.

Orion Releasing LLC

Body at Brighton Rock

Body at Brighton Rock is a 2019 USA thriller by Roxanne Benjamin.
Starring Karina Fontes, Casey Adams and Emily Althaus. IMDb

Rated R for language and some bloody images.

Magnolia Pictures

 

Summary Notes

Wendy, a part-time summer employee at a mountainous state park, takes on a rough trail assignment at the end of the season, trying to prove to her friends that she's capable enough to do the job. When she takes a wrong turn and ends up deep in the backcountry, she stumbles upon what might be a potential crime scene. Stuck with no communication after losing her radio and with orders to guard the site, Wendy must fight the urge to run and do the harder job of staying put - spending the night deep in the wilderness, facing down her worst fears and proving to everyone - including herself - that she's made of stronger stuff than they think she is.

Brightburn

Brightburn is a 2019 USA Sci-Fi horror thriller by David Yarovesky.
Starring Elizabeth Banks, David Denman and Matt Jones. IMDb

Rated R for horror violence/bloody images, and language.

Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions Inc.

 

Summary Notes

What if a child from another world crash-landed on Earth, but instead of becoming a hero to mankind, he proved to be something far more sinister?

A Dog's Journey

A Dog's Journey is a 2019 USA family film by Gail Mancuso.
Starring Jake Manley, Betty Gilpin and Dennis Quaid. IMDb

Rated PG for thematic content, some peril and rude humor.

Universal Studios

 

Summary Notes

A dog finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he meets.

Domino

Rated R for strong violence, some language and brief nudity.

Saban Films LLC

My Hero Academia: Two Heroes

My Hero Academia: Two Heroes is a 2018 Japan action animation comedy by Kenji Nagasaki.
Starring Justin Briner, Christopher Sabat and Ray Chase. BBFC link IMDb

Rated PG-13 for some violent material/bloody images.

Funimation

 

Summary Notes

All Might and Deku accept an invitation to visit a floating man-made city called I Island where they meet a girl and battle against a villain who takes the island hostage.

 

Official Secrets

Official Secrets is a 2019 UK / USA biography by Gavin Hood.
Starring Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode and Ralph Fiennes. IMDb

Rated R for language.

IFC Films

 

Summary Notes

A morality tale for the 21st century, Official Secrets tells the true story of British Intelligence whistle-blower Katharine Gun who, during the immediate run-up to the 2003 Iraq invasion, leaked a top secret NSA memo exposing a joint US-UK illegal spying operation against members of the UN Security Council. The memo proposed blackmailing smaller, undecided member states into voting for war. At great personal and professional risk, journalist Martin Bright published the leaked document in The Observer newspaper in London, and the story made headlines around the world. Members of the Security Council were outraged and any chance of a UN resolution in favour of war collapsed. But within days, Bush declared he no longer needed UN backing and invaded anyway. As Iraq descended into chaos, Katharine was arrested and charged with breaching the Official Secrets Act. Martin faced potential charges too. Their legal battles exposed the highest levels of government in both London and Washington ...

Operation Chicago

Rated R for language throughout including some sexual references.

Operation Chicago

Uglydolls

Rated PG for thematic elements and brief action.

STX Entertainment

 

 

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The Reliant cut for a PG-13 rating


Link Here 27th March 2019
MPAA Bulletin 2571, 27 March 2019

Abominable

Rated PG for some action and mild rude humor.

Universal Studios

After

Rated PG-13 for sexual content and some college partying.

Aviron Pictures

Anastasia

Rated PG for brief violence.

Swen Group Inc.

 

Finding Julia

Finding Julia is a 2019 USA mystery drama by Igor Sunara.
Starring Ha Phuong, Andrew McCarthy and Richard Chamberlain. IMDb

Rated PG-13 for thematic material, sexuality, violent/bloody images, and language.

Bosch Technologies, LLC

 

Summary Notes

In Manhattan, Eurasian acting student Julia Chamonix (Ha Phuong) is unable to enjoy the privileged life she shares with her doting father (Andrew McCarthy). Haunted by the tragic early death of her mother-a former star actress and singer in Vietnam-and likewise haunted by a secret desire she has to hide from the world, Julia struggles in her acting studies under renowned coach Igor (Richard Chamberlain). However, her ambitions to emulate her mother's success are thwarted by her severe difficulties with the English language. Her only confidante is her wise Vietnamese grandmother (Kieu Chinh), but even with her she limits what she confides. Meanwhile she begins to experience recurrent nightmares in which she relives the car accident that killed her mother. Caught between two very different cultures, East and West, Julia questions if she will ever fit in anywhere. As she attempts to understand who she is and how to forge a more confident identity from both parts of her birthright, her ...

Haunt

Rated R for horror violence/gore, and language throughout.

Danger House Productions LLC - [Production Co.]

In Fabric

In Fabric is a 2018 UK comedy horror by Peter Strickland.
Starring Gwendoline Christie, Sidse Babett Knudsen and Marianne Jean-Baptiste. IMDb

Rated R for strong sexual content including a scene of aberrant behavior, and some bloody images.

A24


Summary Notes

In Fabric is a haunting ghost story set against the backdrop of a busy winter sales period in a department store and follows the life of a cursed dress as it passes from person to person, with devastating consequences..

The Last Black Man in San Francisco

The Last Black Man in San Francisco is a 2019 USA drama by Joe Talbot.
Starring Jimmie Fails, Jonathan Majors and Danny Glover. IMDb

Rated R for language, brief nudity and drug use.

A24


Summary Notes

A young man searches for home in the changing city that seems to have left him behind.

Late Night

Rated R for language throughout and some sexual references.

Amazon Studios

Maiden

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

Sony Pictures Classics

Make America White (great) Again

Rated R for language and sexual references.

Dark Square Productions - [Production Co.]

Overcomer

Overcomer is a 2019 USA drama by Alex Kendrick.
Starring Alex Kendrick, Ben Davies and Priscilla C Shirer. IMDb

Rated PG for some thematic elements.

SONY PICTURES WORLDWIDE ACQUISITIONS INC.

 

Summary Notes

Life changes overnight for Coach John Harrison when his high school basketball team and state championship dreams are crushed under the weight of unexpected news. When the largest manufacturing plant shuts down and hundreds of families leave their town, John questions how he and his family will face an uncertain future. After reluctantly agreeing to coach cross-country, John and his wife, Amy, meet an aspiring athlete who's pushing her limits on a journey toward discovery. Inspired by the words and prayers of a new-found friend, John becomes the least likely coach helping the least likely runner attempt the impossible in the biggest race of the year.

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. The producer's weren't impressed with rating and decided to appeal the decision, presumably seeking a PG-13 rating. Presumably the appeal was not upheld as the MPAA noted that the rating and reason were unchanged. Later on the MPAA announced that an edited version is now rated PG-13.

Rated PG-13 for sequences of violence, and thematic material involving guns.

NOTE: RE-RATE. FILM EDITED. PREVIOUS "R" RATING, BULLETIN NO. 2550 (10/24/18) VOIDED. ONLY THIS EDITED VERSION IS RATED.

Y Movie, LLC, The - [Production Co.]

 

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.

Skin

Rated R for disturbing violent content, pervasive language, some sexuality, and brief drug use.

A24

The Souvenir

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

A24

Swinging Safari

Swinging Safari is a 2018 Australia comedy drama by Stephan Elliott.
Starring Guy Pearce, Kylie Minogue and Jesse Denyer. BBFC link IMDb

Rated R for sexual content, language and some underage drinking.

Blue Fox Entertainment

 

Summary Notes

Australia, 1975. The beach suburb of Nobbys Beach is a place that revolves around surf mats, baby oil, boxed wine and the new miracle of Kentucky Fried Chicken. 14 year-old Jeff tries to find his feet in a world changing faster than his hormones, and deal with his crush on shy and sensitive girl-next-door Melly. When the beach town suddenly hits the spotlight after the body of a 200-ton whale is washed ashore, Jeff and Melly think it's the biggest thing that ever happened in their lives. Meanwhile, their eccentric parents are catching up with the sexual revolution that has also washed up on Australia's beaches. And just like the decaying whale, it's all about to go spectacularly wrong.

The Third Wife

The Third Wife is a 2018 Vietnam drama by Ash Mayfair.
Starring Long Le Vu, Mai Thu Huong Maya and Nguyen Phuong Tra My. IMDb

Rated R for sexual content.

Film Movement LLC

 

Summary Notes

19th century rural Vietnam, fourteen-year-old May is ready to become the third wife of a wealthy landowner. Little did she know that her hidden desires will take her by surprise and force her to make a choice between living in safety and being free.

Trinity Seven: Heavens Library & Crimson Lord

Trinity Seven: Heavens Library & Crimson Lord is a 2019 Japan animation by Hiroshi Nishikiori.
Starring Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Yumi Hara and Aya Uchida. IMDb

Rated R for sexual content/nude images.

Nagra USA, Inc.

 

Summary Notes

Kaunda Arata, who has the "Devil 's Factor" to collapse the world, was conducting an investigation of the ruins along with Asami Lilith, one of the Trinity Seven. The strong power that responded to Arata's power, the neighborhood was covered with dazzling light, and if noticed there was a place that is in the sky than the old, a place that governs the wisdom of the whole world: "The Sky Library." Suddenly, a man with a face similar to Arata appears with red lightning. The name is Red Kaoru "Abis Trinity." He is a demon king destroying the demon king because of the powerful power to eradicate the city in a blink, it has been sealed in the "sky library" for a long time. He reacted to Arata 's Demon Law Factor and unlocked the seal; he regained power as a demon king and was planning to return the world to nothing.

 

 

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Link Here 20th March 2019
MPAA Bulletin 2570, 20 March 2019

Benjamin

Rated R for some drug and sexual material.

Quiver Distribution USA Inc

The Field Guide To Evil

The Field Guide To Evil is a 2018 New Zealand horror by Ashim Ahluwalia, Can Evrenol...
Starring Birgit Minichmayr, Sarah Navratil and Jilon VanOver. IMDb

Rated R for disturbing and violent content, bloody images, sexual material, graphic nudity, and language.

Super LTD

 

Summary Notes

A feature-length anthology film. They are known as myths, lore, and folktales. Created to give logic to mankind's darkest fears, these stories laid the foundation for what we now know as the horror genre.

Pet Sematary

Rated R for horror violence, bloody images, and some language.

Paramount Pictures Corporation

Someone Great

Someone Great is a 2019 USA comedy romance by Jennifer Kaytin Robinson.
Starring Brittany Snow, Rosario Dawson and Gina Rodriguez. IMDb

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

Netflix Inc

 

Summary Notes

Aspiring music journalist Jenny (Gina Rodriguez) has just landed her dream job at an iconic magazine and is about to move to San Francisco. Rather than do long distance, her boyfriend of nine years (Lakeith Stanfield) decides to call it quits. To nurse her broken heart, Jenny gathers up her two best friends Erin (DeWanda Wise) and Blair (Brittany Snow) for one outrageous last adventure in New York City. From writer/director Jennifer Kaytin Robinson (creator of MTV's Sweet/Vicious) SOMEONE GREAT is a hilarious and heartfelt story of friendship, love, and what it means to let go of your twenties and enter adulthood.

Them That Follow

Them That Follow is a 2019 USA thriller by Britt Poulton and Dan Madison Savage.
Starring Kaitlyn Dever, Olivia Colman and Walton Goggins. IMDb

Rated R for some disturbing violence.

The Orchard

 

Summary Notes

Set deep in the wilds of Appalachia, where believers handle death-dealing snakes to prove themselves before God, Them That Follow tells the story of a pastor's daughter who holds a secret that threatens to tear her community apart.

Wild Nights With Emily

Wild Nights With Emily is a 2018 USA historical comedy by Madeleine Olnek.
Starring Molly Shannon, Susan Ziegler and Amy Seimetz. IMDb

Rated PG-13 for sexual content.

Greenwich Entertainment

 

Summary Notes

Dramatisation of the little known side of the writer Emily Dickinson's life, in particular her relationship with another woman.

The Wind

Rated R for violence/disturbing images, and some sexuality.

IFC Films

 

 

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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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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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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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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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