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Weekly US Ratings from the MPA...

Night Swim


Link Here23rd November 2023
MPAA Bulletin 2808, 08 November 2023

Asian Persuasion

Asian Persuasion is a 2023 US/Philippines comedy romance by Jhett Tolentino
Starring Dante Basco, Geneva Carr and Paolo Montalban IMDb

Rated G

Asian Persuasion Film LLC

Summary Notes

An underachiever comes up with an outlandish plan to avoid alimony obligations to his fashion executive ex-wife.

Cold Copy

Cold Copy is a 2023 US thriller by Roxine Helberg
Starring Bel Powley, Tracee Ellis Ross and Jacob Tremblay IMDb

Rated R for language and some nudity.

Vertical Entertainment LLC

Summary Notes

An ambitious journalism student falls under the thrall of an esteemed yet cutthroat news reporter whom she's desperate to impress, even if it means manipulating her latest story - and the very idea of truth itself.

 

Downtown Owl

Downtown Owl is a 2023 US drama by Hamish Linklater, Lily Rabe
Starring Vanessa Hudgens, Lily Rabe and Ed Harris IMDb

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

Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions Inc.

Summary Notes

Based on the novel by Chuck Klosterman, Downtown Owl is a sparkle dark Reagan Era comedy set in the fictional town of Owl, North Dakota in the leading days up to the region's blizzard in Minnesota's century.

A Little Family Drama

A Little Family Drama is a 2023 US comedy drama by Nadia Zoe
Starring Alma Martinez, Marissa Reyes and Romi Dias IMDb

Rated PG-13 for drug content and language.

Emblematic Pictures

Summary Notes

A Mexican American family, whose lives revolve around their legendary restaurant, prepares for their annual family reunion dinner oblivious to the fact that a shattered taco truck dream is about to change everything.

 

Night Swim

Night Swim is a 2024 US horror thriller by Bryce McGuire
Starring Kerry Condon, Wyatt Russell and Amélie Hoeferle IMDb

Rated PG-13 for terror, some violent content and language.

Universal Studios

Summary Notes

Feature length version of the 2014 short film about a woman swimming in her pool at night terrorized by an evil spirit.

Occupied City

Occupied City is a 2023 UK/Netherlands/US war documentary by Steve McQueen
Starring Melanie Hyams IMDb

Rated PG-13 for thematic material, strong language and sexual material, smoking and brief drug use.

DOCUMENTARY

A24

Summary Notes

The past collides with the present in this excavation of the Nazi occupation of Amsterdam: a journey from World War II to recent years of pandemic and protest and a provocative, life-affirming reflection on memory, time and what's to come.

 

Outlaw Posse

Outlaw Posse is a 2023 US western by Mario Van Peebles
Starring Neal McDonough, Whoopi Goldberg and Cam Gigandet IMDb

Rated R for violent content, language and brief partial nudity.

Quiver Distribution RB USA, Inc.

Summary Notes

1908. CHIEF (Mario Van Peebles) returns from years of hiding in Mexico to claim stolen reparations gold hidden in the hills of Montana but is chased by ANGEL (William Mapother), whose rationale to the gold leaves a trail of dead bodies.

 

Ricky Stanicky

Ricky Stanicky is a 2023 US comedy fantasy by Peter Farrelly
Starring Zac Efron, John Cena and William H. Macy IMDb

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

Ricky Productions Pty Ltd

Summary Notes

When three teens pull a prank and burn down a house, they create a fake person named Ricky Stanicky to take the blame. Twenty years later they have been using this alibi to get out of every uncomfortable situation in life.

 

Unsung Hero

Unsung Hero is a 2024 US children's drama by Richard L. Ramsey, Joel Smallbone
Starring Daisy Betts, Joel Smallbone and Kirrilee Berger IMDb

Rated PG for thematic elements.

Lionsgate

Summary Notes

The movie also follows the family's mother, Helen Smallbone as she uses her faith to hold the family of nine together by turning struggles into an adventure for her children.

 

 

Weekly US Ratings from the MPA...

Thanksgiving


Link Here13th November 2023
MPAA Bulletin 2807, 31 October 2023
 

The Activated Man

The Activated Man is a 2023 US thriller by Nicholas Gyeney
Starring Tony Todd, Kane Hodder and Sean Young IMDb

Rated R for some strong violent content, and language

Activated Man LLC, The - [Production Co.]

Summary Notes

After Ors Gabriel loses his beloved dog to cancer, the shock from the trauma produces strange vision projections that force Ors to wrestle with two possibilities: That his mind has fractured, or that it's actually real.

Aftermath

Rated R for violence and language throughout.

Aftermath Film Holdings LLC - [Production Co.]

The Color Purple

Rated PG-13 for mature thematic content, sexual content, violence and language.

Warner Bros. Pictures

Cypher

Rated R for language.

DOCUMENTARY

AMC Entertainment

Holiday Twist

Holiday Twist is a 2023 US children's comedy romance by Stephanie Garvin
Starring Neal McDonough, Sean Astin and Caylee Cowan IMDb

Rated PG for thematic material and some language.

ETM Pictures

Summary Notes

One choice changes the lives of many.

The Jungle Bunch World Tour

Rated PG for action, rude material and brief language.

ANIMATED

Viva Pictures Distribution, LLC

 

Role Play

Role Play is a 2023 US thriller by Thomas Vincent
Starring David Oyelowo, Kaley Cuoco and Connie Nielsen IMDb

Rated R for violence and language.

Amazon Prime Video

Summary Notes

Young married couple whose past life's secrets turn their life upside down.

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a 2023 US horror mystery thriller by Eli Roth
Starring Rick Hoffman, Gina Gershon and Patrick Dempsey BBFC link 2020 IMDb

Rated R for strong bloody horror violence and gore, pervasive language and some sexual material.

TriStar Pictures

Summary Notes

After a Black Friday riot ends in tragedy, a mysterious Thanksgiving-inspired killer terrorizes Plymouth, Massachusetts - the birthplace of the infamous holiday.

You Are Not Alone

Rated R for language/sexual references involving sexual assault.

DOCUMENTARY

Netflix, Inc.

 

 

Weekly US Ratings from the MPA...

Family Switch, Latency, Visitation


Link Here4th November 2023
MPAA Bulletin 2806, 25 October 2023

5lbs of Pressure

5lbs of Pressure is a 2023 US crime romance by Phil Allocco
Starring Luke Evans, Rory Culkin and Alex Pettyfer IMDb

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

Lionsgate

Summary Notes

Trying to start over, Adam (Evans) searches for redemption as he returns to his old neighborhood to put to rest his demons while the brother of the man he killed seeks revenge.

 

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Road Trip

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Road Trip is a 2024 US children's cartoon by Marvin Lemus
Starring Eva Longoria, Cheech Marin and Cristo Fernández IMDb

Rated PG for some thematic elements and brief language.

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Summary Notes

Follows a Mexican American family who have recently lost their connection to each other and their roots, as they embark on an epic road trip that immediately goes hilariously wrong.

American Symphony

American Symphony is a 2023 US music biography by Matthew Heineman
Starring Jon Batiste and Suleika Jaouad BBFC link 2020 IMDb

Rated PG-13 for some strong language.

DOCUMENTARY

Netflix, Inc.

Summary Notes

Explores a year in the life of musician Jon Batiste.

Ezra

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

Closer Media - [Production Co.]

 

Family Switch

Family Switch is a 2023 US children's comedy by McG
Starring Matthias Schweighöfer, Jennifer Garner and Emma Myers IMDb

A cut version was MPA PG  rated for suggestive material, language, teen partying and some thematic elements. The uncut version was MPA PG-13 rated for some suggestive material.

NOTE: EDITED FOR RE-RATE. CONTENT IS DIFFERENT FROM PG-13 RATED VERSION, BULLETIN #2797 (8/23/2023). CHANGE IN RATING AND RATING DESCRIPTOR. ONLY THIS EDITED VERSION IS RATED.

Summary Notes

When a chance encounter with an astrological reader causes the Walkers to wake up to a full body switch, can they unite to land a promotion, college interview, record deal and soccer tryout?

Ferrari

Ferrari is a 2023 US/UK/Italy/China historical biography by Michael Mann
Starring Shailene Woodley, Adam Driver and Sarah Gadon IMDb

Rated R for some violent content/graphic images, sexual content and language.

NEON

Summary Notes

Set in the summer of 1957, with Enzo Ferrari's auto empire in crisis, the ex-racer turned entrepreneur pushes himself and his drivers to the edge as they launch into the Mille Miglia, a treacherous 1,000-mile race across Italy.

 

Freaky Tales

Freaky Tales is a 2023 US drama by Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck
Starring Pedro Pascal, Ben Mendelsohn and Jack Champion IMDb

Rated R for strong bloody violence, language throughout including slurs, sexual content and drug use.

MACRO - [Production Co.]

Summary Notes

Four interconnected stories set in 1987 Oakland, CA. will tell about the love of music, movies, people, places and memories beyond our knowable universe.

 

Latency

Latency is a 2023 US/Thailand action horror thriller by James Croke
Starring Sasha Luss and Alexis Ren IMDb

Rated R for language and some violent content.

Lionsgate

Summary Notes

When Hana, a professional gamer who suffers from acute agoraphobia, receives new equipment that enhances her game, she begins to wonder if it is reading her mind - or controlling it.

 

Monkey Man

Monkey Man is a 2023 US/Canada action thriller by Dev Patel
Starring Dev Patel, Sharlto Copley and Sobhita Dhulipala IMDb

Rated R for strong bloody violence throughout, rape, language throughout, sexual content/nudity and drug use.

Netflix, Inc.

Summary Notes

A recently released ex-felon living in India struggles to adjust to a world of corporate greed and eroding spiritual values.

Mystery on the Cattle Hill Express

Mystery on the Cattle Hill Express is a 2023 Norway children's cartoon by Will Ashurst
Starring Henriette Faye-Schjøll, Mats Eldøen and Henriette Marø IMDb

Rated PG for some rude and suggestive material.

ANIMATED

Viva Pictures Distribution, LLC

Summary Notes

What if there was a seed that could grow without rain and sun, even without soil? The genius inventor pig Albert Einswein has with his super seed the solution for Cattle hill, which is struggling with supplies.

Society of the Snow

Society of the Snow is a 2023 Spain/US/Uruguay/Chile biography by J.A. Bayona
Starring Enzo Vogrincic, Simon Hempe and Esteban Bigliardi BBFC link 2020 IMDb

Rated R for violent/disturbing material and brief graphic nudity.

SUBTITLED

Netflix, Inc.

Summary Notes

The flight of a rugby team crashes on a glacier in the Andes. The few passengers who survive the crash find themselves in one of the world's toughest environments to survive.

Sunrise

Rated R for violence, gore and language.

Lionsgate

Teddy's Christmas

Rated G

Blue Fox Entertainment

 

Visitation

Visitation is a 2023 US horror by Nicolas Pesce
Starring Olivia Cooke, Alfie Allen and Penelope Wilton IMDb

Rated R for violent content and some language.

Keeper Pictures - [Production Co.]

Summary Notes

When her mother is sick and dying, 14-year-old Maria is sent to live with Catholic nuns. But when one of her caretakers falls for her for the wrong reasons, her arrival slowly turns sinister.

 

The Whisper Network

The Whisper Network is a 2023 US music drama by Kirsten Foe
Starring Rainey Qualley, Ryan Hansen and Olivia Sui IMDb

Rated R for language throughout and sexual content.

True Foe Productions LLC - [Production Co.]

Summary Notes

Follows Astor Grey, a young singer-songwriter who struggles to break free of a toxic relationship with a infamous bad-boy rock star who threatens to destroy her after promising her the world.

 

 

Weekly US Ratings from the MPA...

It's a Wonderful Knife


Link Here24th October 2023
MPAA Bulletin 2805, 18 October 2023

Allswell in New York

Allswell in New York is a 2022 US comedy drama by Ben Snyder
Starring Elizabeth Rodriguez, Liza Colón-Zayas and Daphne Rubin-Vega IMDb

Rated R for language.

Scatena & Rosner Films

Summary Notes

Three Nuyorican sisters navigate the daunting life challenges of single motherhood, career, and family, all while finding humor and solace within the bond of sisterhood.

The Boy and the Heron

The Boy and the Heron is a 2023 Japan animation adventure drama by Hayao Miyazaki
Starring Soma Santoki, Masaki Suda and Takuya Kimura IMDb

Rated PG-13 for some violent content/bloody images and smoking.

ANIMATED

GKIDS

Summary Notes

Through encounters with his friends and uncle, follows a teenage boy's psychological development. He enters a magical world with a talking grey heron after finding an abandoned tower in his new town.

 

The Disappearance of Shere Hite

The Disappearance of Shere Hite is a 2023 US documentary by Nicole Newnham
Starring Dakota Johnson and Shere Hite IMDb

Rated R for sexual material, nudity/graphic nudity and some language.

DOCUMENTARY

IFC Films

Summary Notes

Shere Hite's bestselling book The Hite Report liberated female orgasm by revealing most private experiences of thousands of anonymous surveys. Her findings rocked American establishment and current conversations about gender, sexuality.

Godzilla Minus One

Godzilla Minus One is a 2023 Japan action adventure drama by Takashi Yamazaki
Starring Ryunosuke Kamiki, Minami Hamabe and Yûki Yamada IMDb

Rated PG-13 for creature violence and action.

SUBTITLED

Toho International Inc.

Summary Notes

Godzilla appears in post-World-War-II Japan, which is at its low point at zero, and knocks the country down one to the negatives.

How the Gringo Stole Christmas

How the Gringo Stole Christmas is a 2023 US comedy by Angel Gracia
Starring Emily Tosta, Mariana Treviño and Jack Kilmer IMDb

Rated PG-13 for some suggestive material and language.

SUBTITLED

Lionsgate

Summary Notes

Bennie's daughter is on her way home for the holidays. However she surprises him by arriving with her brand new boyfriend - an uninvited GRINGO.

It's a Wonderful Knife

It's a Wonderful Knife is a 2023 US comedy horror by Tyler MacIntyre
Starring Jane Widdop, Jess McLeod and Joel McHale IMDb

Rated R for bloody violence, drug use and language.

RLJE Films

Summary Notes

After saving her town from a psychotic killer, Winnie Carruthers' life is less than wonderful. When she wishes she'd never been born, she finds herself in a nightmare parallel universe where without her, things could be much, much worse.

Jackpot

Rated R for pervasive language, violence, and sexual references.

Amazon Studios

 

Origin

Origin is a 2022 UK horror thriller by Andrew Cumming
Starring Chuku Modu, Kit Young and Iola Evans IMDb

Rated PG-13 for thematic material involving racism, violence, some disturbing images, language and smoking.

NEON

Summary Notes

In the Old Stone Age, a disparate gang of early humans band together in search of a new land. But when they suspect a malevolent, mystical, being is hunting them down, the clan are forced to confront a danger they never envisaged.

The Unbreakable Bunch

The Unbreakable Bunch is a 2023 US action film by Robert Pralgo, Roman Weaver
Starring Ray Lloyd, Ernest Miller and Luther Biggs IMDb

Rated R for some violence.

Hammond Entertainment, LLC

Summary Notes

An Alien Force Came To Conquer - They Had No Idea This Bunch Was In Town.

 

Wizards!

Wizards! is a 2023 US comedy by David Michôd
Starring Pete Davidson, Orlando Bloom and Naomi Scott IMDb

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

A24

Summary Notes

The problems of two unlucky beach bar operators starts when they find stolen loot that they really should have left alone.

The Zone of Interest

The Zone of Interest is a 2023 US/UK/Poland war drama by Jonathan Glazer
Starring Sandra Hüller, Christian Friedel and Freya Kreutzkam IMDb

Rated PG-13 for thematic material, some suggestive material and smoking.

SUBTITLED

A24

Summary Notes

The commandant of Auschwitz, Rudolf Höss, and his wife Hedwig, strive to build a dream life for their family in a house and garden next to the camp.

 

 

Weekly US Ratings from the MPA...

Latest ratings


Link Here12th October 2023
MPAA Bulletin 2804, 11 October 2023

Hellhound

Hellhound is a 2023 Thailand action film by Joshua Dixon
Starring Louis Mandylor, Ron Smoorenburg and Vithaya Pansringarm IMDb

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

Saban Films LLC Well Go USA, Inc.

Summary Notes

Tired and ready for retirement, an assassin is ready to leave his life behind. An old acquaintance has asked him to help out with a single, easy, last job. He reluctantly takes the offer and travels to Bangkok for it. A personal decision to delay the hit nearly costs him the enti...

The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes

The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes is a 2023 US action adventure drama by Francis Lawrence
Starring Rachel Zegler, Hunter Schafer and Tom Blyth BBFC link 2020 IMDb

Rated PG-13 for strong violent content and disturbing material.

Lionsgate

Summary Notes

Coriolanus Snow mentors and develops feelings for the female District 12 tribute during the 10th Hunger Games.

The Moon and Back

The Moon and Back is a 2022 US comedy by Leah Bleich
Starring Isabel May, Missi Pyle and Nat Faxon IMDb

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

Grindstone Entertainment Group

Summary Notes

One year after her father's death, high school senior Lydia Gilbert feels completely lost...until she discovers something unexpected: a space opera screenplay needing a blockbuster-sized budget - written by her dad. Equipped with just a VHS camera and pocket change, Lydia decides...

 

Our Son

Our Son is a 2023 US drama by Bill Oliver
Starring Luke Evans, Robin Weigert and Andrew Rannells IMDb

Rated R for some sexual content/nudity and language.

Our Son Film LLC

Summary Notes

A divorcing gay couple fight over the custody of their 8-year-old son.

Soul Mates

Rated R for bloody violence, sexual content, language and partial nudity.

Faith Media Distribution, Inc Soulmates Film LLC

 

Stamped From the Beginning

Stamped From the Beginning is a 2023 US documentary by Roger Ross Williams
Starring Angela Davis, Ibram X. Kendi and Alexa Rachelle Jennings IMDb

Rated R for some violent content, language, drug content and nude images – all involving racism.

DOCUMENTARY

Netflix, Inc.

Summary Notes

Following the roots and evolution of racist concepts in the United States in order to understand today's society.

Taylor Swift | the Eras Tour

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

AMC Theatres Distribution

 

They Shot the Piano Player

They Shot the Piano Player is a 2023 Spain/France/Netherlands/Portugal/Peru animation drama by Javier Mariscal, Fernando Trueba
Starring Jeff Goldblum, Roberta Wallach and Tony Ramos IMDb

Rated PG-13 for smoking and some violence.

ANIMATED

Sony Pictures Classics

Summary Notes

An musical animation from the Academy Award-nominated team behind Chico and Rita.

 

The Union

The Union is a 2023 US action thriller by Julian Farino
Starring Mark Wahlberg, Jackie Earle Haley and J.K. Simmons IMDb

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

Netflix, Inc

Summary Notes

Mike, a down-to-earth construction worker from Jersey, is quickly thrust into the world of super spies and secret agents when his high school ex-girlfriend Roxanne recruits him on a high-stakes US intelligence mission.

Urkel Saves Santa: The Movie!

Rated PG for some rude humor.

ANIMATED

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Warner Bros. Pictures

 

Winter Spring Summer Or Fall

Winter Spring Summer Or Fall is a 2023 US drama by Tiffany Paulsen
Starring Jenna Ortega, Marisol Nichols and Percy Hynes White IMDb

Rated R for teen drug and alcohol use, and brief language.

Paramount Pictures Corporation

Summary Notes

It tells the story of two teens who meet and fall in love over four days of the year.

 

 

Weekly US Ratings from the MPA...

There's Something in the Barn, Dune: Part Two


Link Here7th October 2023
MPAA Bulletin 2803, 04 October 2023

Alan and the Rulers of the Air

Alan and the Rulers of the Air is a 2023 US thriller by Markus Cook
Starring Leanne Johnson, Joseph Moreland and John Bibby IMDb

Rated PG-13 for violence.

Heaven Bound Films Under The Direction Of Heavenly C. Ministries For The World - [Production Co.]

Summary Notes

Alan, a young teen with a calling to help complete the Great Commission finds himself embroiled in courtroom drama and demonic oppression after helping his Pastor, Darius, cast a demon out of a government official.

 

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is a 2023 US film by James Wan
Starring Amber Heard, Nicole Kidman and Jason Momoa IMDb

Rated PG-13 for sci-fi violence and some language.

Warner Bros. Pictures

Summary Notes

Plot unknown. Sequel to the 2018 film 'Aquaman.'

 

The Bad Shepherd

The Bad Shepherd is a 2023 US thriller by Geo Santini
Starring Annie Gonzalez, Christos Kalabogias and Andrew Pagana IMDb

Rated R for violence, and language throughout.

Saban Films LLC

Summary Notes

When a group of friends go hunting and accidentally kill someone carrying a bag full of money, their friendships are put to the test when the bag's true owner comes looking.

Beyond Utopia

Beyond Utopia is a 2023 US historical biography by Madeleine Gavin
Starring Barbara Demick, Il-Sung Kim and Jong-Il Kim IMDb

Rated PG-13 for thematic material, violent content and disturbing images.

DOCUMENTARY

Roadside Attractions LLC

Summary Notes

The story of several families as they attempt to escape oppression in North Korea, revealing a world most of us have never seen.

Candy Cane Lane

Candy Cane Lane is a 2023 US comedy fantasy by Reginald Hudlin
Starring Eddie Murphy, Nick Offerman and Riki Lindhome IMDb

Rated PG for language throughout and some suggestive references.

Amazon Studios

Summary Notes

A man is determined to win the neighborhood's annual Christmas decorating contest. After making a pact with an elf to help him win, the elf casts a spell bringing the 12 days of Christmas to life and unexpectedly bringing chaos to town.

Cash Out

Cash Out is a 2023 US action film by Randall Emmett
Starring John Travolta, Lukas Haas and Kristin Davis IMDb

Rated R for language.

Saban Films LLC

Cellar Door

Rated R for sexual content, language and some violence.

Lionsgate

Due Justice

Rated R for bloody violent content, language throughout and some drug use.

Saban Films LLC

Dune: Part Two

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

Legendary Features Productions US LLC Warner Bros. Pictures

 

Genie

Genie is a 2023 India action fantasy by Bhuvanesh Arjunan
Starring Wamiqa Gabbi, Jayam Ravi and Krithi Shetty IMDb

Rated PG for some language and suggestive references.

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment LLC

Horizon: An American Saga

Horizon: An American Saga is a 2024 US western drama by Kevin Costner
Starring Kevin Costner, Sienna Miller and Jena Malone IMDb

Rated R for violence, some nudity and sexuality.

New Line Cinema

Summary Notes

Chronicles a multi-faceted, 15-year span of pre-and post-Civil War expansion and settlement of the American west.

The Hunted

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

Voltage Pictures

Rebel Moon

Rebel Moon is a 2023 US/Hungary/Sweden/Denmark/UK action adventure drama by Zack Snyder
Starring Cleopatra Coleman, Sofia Boutella and Charlie Hunnam IMDb

Rated PG-13 for sequences of strong violence, sexual assault, bloody images, language, sexual material and partial nudity.

Netflix, Inc.

Summary Notes

When a peaceful colony on the edge of a galaxy finds itself threatened by the armies of a tyrannical ruling force, a mysterious stranger living amongst its villagers becomes their best hope for survival.

Ruthless

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

Saban Films LLC

There's Something in the Barn

There's Something in the Barn is a 2023 Norway comedy horror by Magnus Martens
Starring Amrita Acharia, Townes Bunner and Alexander Karlsen El Younoussi IMDb

Rated R for some bloody violence and language.

Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions Inc.

Summary Notes

An American family fulfills their dream of moving back after inheriting a remote cabin in the mountains of Norway.

Wish

Wish is a 2023 US animation comedy by Chris Buck, Fawn Veerasunthorn
Starring Ariana DeBose, Evan Peters and Chris Pine IMDb

Rated PG for thematic elements and mild action.

ANIMATED

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Summary Notes

Wish will follow a young girl named Asha who wishes on a star and gets a more direct answer than she bargained for when a trouble-making star comes down from the sky to join her.

Wonka

Wonka is a 2023 US/UK children's comedy by Paul King
Starring Timothée Chalamet, Olivia Colman and Hugh Grant IMDb

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

Warner Bros. Pictures

Summary Notes

The story will focus specifically on a young Willy Wonka and how he met the Oompa-Loompas on one of his earliest adventures.

 

MPAA Bulletin 2802, 27 September 2023

Dream Scenario

Dream Scenario is a 2023 US comedy by Kristoffer Borgli
Starring Lily Bird, Nicolas Cage and Julianne Nicholson IMDb

Rated R for language, violence and some sexual content.

A24

Summary Notes

A hapless family man finds his life turned upside down when millions of strangers suddenly start seeing him in their dreams. When his nighttime appearances take a nightmarish turn, Paul is forced to navigate his newfound stardom.

 

Fitting In

Fitting In is a 2023 Canada comedy drama by Molly McGlynn
Starring Maddie Ziegler, Emily Hampshire and Djouliet Amara IMDb

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

Blue Fox Entertainment

Summary Notes

A teen girl is diagnosed with a reproductive condition that upends her plans to have a sex life, propelling her to explore unusual methods. Her relationships are challenged with everyone in her life, but most importantly, herself.

The Marvels

The Marvels is a 2023 US action fantasy by Nia DaCosta
Starring Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson and Zawe Ashton IMDb

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

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Summary Notes

Carol Danvers gets her powers entangled with those of Kamala Khan and Monica Rambeau, forcing them to work together to save the universe.

Radical

Radical is a 2023 Mexico drama by Christopher Zalla
Starring Eugenio Derbez, Daniel Haddad and Jennifer Trejo IMDb

Rated PG-13 for some strong violent content, thematic material and strong language.

SUBTITLED

TelevisaUnivision

Summary Notes

A teacher in a Mexican border town full of neglect, corruption, and violence, tries a radical new method to unlock their students' curiosity, potential - and maybe even their genius.

Sly

Sly is a 2023 US biography by Thom Zimny
Starring Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Quentin Tarantino IMDb

Rated R for some language.

DOCUMENTARY

Netflix, Inc.

Summary Notes

The nearly fifty year prolific carrier of Sylvester Stallone, who has entertained millions, is seen in retrospective in an intimate look of the actor, writer, director-producer, paralleling with his inspirational life story.

Your Lucky Day

Your Lucky Day is a 2023 US thriller by Dan Brown
Starring Angus Cloud, Jason O'Mara and Jason Wiles IMDb

Rated R for strong violence, language throughout and some sexual material/graphic nudity.

Well Go USA, Inc.

Summary Notes

Set on Christmas Eve in a small convenience store near the bottom of the socioeconomic food chain where a hostage situation breaks out over a $156 million lottery ticket.

 

 

Weekly US Ratings from the MPA...

Latest ratings


Link Here26th September 2023
MPAA Bulletin 2801, 20 September 2023

2 Win

2 Win is a 2024 Italy/UK/Ireland sport biography by Stefano Mordini
Starring Daniel Brühl, Riccardo Scamarcio and Volker Bruch IMDb

Rated R for some language.

Lionsgate

Summary Notes

Inspired by true events that occurred during the fierce rivalry between Germany (Audi) and Italy (Lancia) at the 1983 Rally World Championships.

After Death

Rated PG-13 for thematic material including violent descriptions, some bloody images and drug references.

Angel Studios

The Clean Up Crew

The Clean Up Crew is a 2022 Australia horror short film by Jayden Creighton
Starring Daniel Reader, Sam Sidhu and Riley Channells IMDb

Rated R for violence, pervasive language, and drug use.

Saban Films LLC

Summary Notes

A ragtag group of trauma cleaners are tidying up after a brutal triple homicide. They soon discover that the killer never left the scene of the crime.

 

Dora and the Fantastical Creatures

Dora and the Fantastical Creatures is a 2023 US animation adventure short film by William Mata
Starring Danny Burstein, Kate del Castillo and Tandi Fomukong IMDb

Rated G

ANIMATED

Paramount Pictures Corporation

Summary Notes

Follow Dora and Boots as they embark on an incredible adventure to the land of alebrijes, the most magical and colorful creatures in the rainforest.

The Duel

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

Grindstone Entertainment Group

 

The Family Plan

The Family Plan is a 2023 US action comedy by Simon Cellan Jones
Starring Mark Wahlberg, Michelle Monaghan and Maggie Q IMDb

Rated PG-13 for sequences of violence and action, sexual material and some strong language.

Apple

Summary Notes

A former top assassin living incognito as a suburban dad must take his unsuspecting family on the run when his past catches up to him.

The Kitchen

Rated R for language.

Netflix, Inc.

The Royal Hotel

The Royal Hotel is a 2023 Australia/UK thriller by Kitty Green
Starring Julia Garner, Jessica Henwick and Herbert Nordrum IMDb

Rated R for language throughout and sexual content/nudity.

NEON

Summary Notes

US backpackers Hanna and Liv take a job in a remote Australian pub for some extra cash and are confronted with a bunch of unruly locals and a situation that grows rapidly out of their control.

Saltburn

Saltburn is a 2023 US/UK comedy thriller by Emerald Fennell
Starring Rosamund Pike, Barry Keoghan and Carey Mulligan IMDb

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

Amazon Studios

Summary Notes

A student at Oxford University finds himself drawn into the world of a charming and aristocratic classmate, who invites him to his eccentric family's sprawling estate for a summer never to be forgotten.

Self

Rated PG for mild thematic elements.

ANIMATED

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

She Came To Me

She Came To Me is a 2023 US comedy romance by Rebecca Miller
Starring Anne Hathaway, Marisa Tomei and Peter Dinklage IMDb

Rated R for some language.

Vertical Entertainment LLC

Summary Notes

A composer who suffers writer's block rediscovers his passion after an adventurous one-night stand.

Tiger

Rated PG for some thematic elements including unsettling images.

DOCUMENTARY

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

 

The Young Wife

The Young Wife is a 2023 US comedy drama by Tayarisha Poe
Starring Leon Bridges, Aya Cash and Kiersey Clemons IMDb

Rated R for language and some drug use.

FilmNation Entertainment, LLC - [Production Co.]

Summary Notes

It follows a young woman grappling with the meaning of love and commitment, follow her over her non wedding day.

 

 

Weekly US Ratings from the MPA...

The Home, Pet Sematary: Bloodlines, Silent Night, Cello


Link Here17th September 2023
MPAA Bulletin 2800, 13 September 2023

Anatomy of a Fall

Anatomy of a Fall is a 2023 France crime thriller by Justine Triet
Starring Sandra Hüller, Swann Arlaud and Milo Machado Graner IMDb

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

NEON

Summary Notes

A woman is suspected of her husband's murder, and their blind son faces a moral dilemma as the sole witness.

Before the Sunset

Before the Sunset is a 2023 Japan fantasy drama by Hiroshi Akabane
Starring Mirai Irako, Rikako Miura and Shûgo Nagashima IMDb

Rated PG-13 for some thematic material.

SUBTITLED

Freestyle Releasing, LLC

Summary Notes

A man known as the 'God of Management' who has established a successful business and earned the respect of society, but after retirement finds himself alone and lonely in a nursing home.

The Canterville Ghost

Rated PG for thematic elements, peril and some violence.

Blue Fox Entertainment

Cello

Cello is a 2023 Saudi Arabia horror mystery thriller by Darren Lynn Bousman
Starring Jeremy Irons, Tobin Bell and Samer Ismail IMDb

Rated R for strong bloody violent content and some grisly images.

Summary Notes

An aspiring cellist learns that the cost of his cello is a lot more insidious than he thought.

Hammond Entertainment, LLC

Fixed

Fixed is a 2023 US animation comedy by Genndy Tartakovsky
Starring Idris Elba, Adam Devine and Kathryn Hahn IMDb

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

ANIMATED

New Line Cinema

Summary Notes

Bull, an average, all-around good dog discovers he's going to be neutered in the morning. he realizes he needs one last adventure with his pack of buddies as these are the last 24 hours with his balls. What could go wrong...?

 

The Idea of You

The Idea of You is a 2023 US drama by Michael Showalter
Starring Nicholas Galitzine, Anne Hathaway and Perry Mattfeld IMDb

Rated R for some language and sexual content.

Amazon Studios

Summary Notes

Solène Marchand (Anne Hathaway), a 40-year-old single mother, begins an unexpected romance with 24-year-old Hayes Campbell (Nicholas Galitzine), the lead singer of the hottest boy band on the planet, August Moon.

In the Fire

In the Fire is a 2023 Italy/US thriller by Conor Allyn
Starring Amber Heard, Eduardo Noriega and Lorenzo McGovern Zaini IMDb

Rated R for some violent content and brief sexuality.

Saban Films LLC

Summary Notes

A doctor (Amber Heard) travels to a remote plantation to care for a disturbed boy who has inexplicable abilities. She ignites a war of science versus religion with the local priest who believes the boy is possessed by the Devil.

La Marginale

La Marginale is a 2023 France drama by Frank Cimière
Starring Corinne Masiero, Vincent Chalambert and Karina Marimon IMDb

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

SUBTITLED

Sony Pictures Releasing

Summary Notes

Michele, is homeless and lives at Orly airport. Theo, a mentally handicapped man, works at airport and lives with his Auntie who has been overprotecting. Michele decides to find her son in Lisbon, Theo naively agrees to drive her.

 

Longing

Longing is a 2023 US comedy drama by Savi Gabizon
Starring Diane Kruger, Richard Gere and Shauna MacDonald IMDb

Rated R for some sexual content, partial nudity and language.

Universal Studios

Summary Notes

A business mogul runs into his old small town girlfriend while she is visiting the big city only to find out that they had a child together that he was unaware of. Based on an Israeli award winning movie.

 

Longlegs

Longlegs is a 2024 US horror thriller by Oz Perkins
Starring Nicolas Cage, Alicia Witt and Maika Monroe IMDb

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

NEON

Summary Notes

FBI Agent Lee Harker is assigned to an unsolved serial killer case that takes unexpected turns, revealing evidence of the occult. Harker discovers a personal connection to the killer and must stop him before he strikes again.

Scrambled

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

Lionsgate

 

MPAA Bulletin 2799, 06 September 2023

Dumb Money

Dumb Money is a 2023 US comedy biography by Craig Gillespie
Starring Paul Dano, Pete Davidson and Vincent D'Onofrio BBFC link 2020 IMDb

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

Sony Pictures Entertainment

Summary Notes

Dumb Money is the ultimate David vs. Goliath tale, based on the insane true story of everyday people who flipped the script on Wall Street and got rich by turning GameStop (yes, the mall videogame store) into the world's hottest company.

The Home

The Home is a 2023 US horror thriller by James DeMonaco
Starring Pete Davidson, Marilee Talkington and Matthew Miniero IMDb

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

Summary Notes

Follows Max, who realizes that the residents and caretakers in the retirement home he started working at hide sinister secrets.

White Room Productions, LLC - [Production Co.]

 

The Other Zoey

The Other Zoey is a 2023 US comedy romance by Sara Zandieh
Starring Heather Graham, Andie MacDowell and Josephine Langford IMDb

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

Amazon Prime Video Brainstorm Media

Summary Notes

Zoey Miller, a super smart computer nerd who is uninterested in romantic love, has her life turned upside down when Zack, the school's soccer star, gets amnesia and mistakes Zoey for his girlfriend.

Pet Sematary: Bloodlines

Pet Sematary: Bloodlines is a 2023 US horror fantasy by Lindsey Anderson Beer
Starring Samantha Mathis, David Duchovny and Henry Thomas IMDb

Rated R for horror violence, gore and language.

Paramount Pictures Corporation

Summary Notes

In 1969, a young Jud Crandall has dreams of leaving his hometown of Ludlow, Maine behind, but soon discovers sinister secrets buried within and is forced to confront a dark family history that will forever keep him connected to Ludlow. Banding together, Jud and his childhood frie...

Shayda

Shayda is a 2023 Australia drama by Noora Niasari
Starring Leah Purcell, Zar Amir Ebrahimi and Jillian Nguyen IMDb

Rated PG-13 for thematic material involving domestic abuse, some violence and language.

SUBTITLED

Sony Pictures Classics

Summary Notes

A young Iranian mother and her six-year-old daughter find refuge in an Australian women's shelter during the two weeks of the Iranian New Year (Nowruz).

The Shepherd

Rated PG for mild thematic elements.

Picturehouse

Shirley

Rated PG-13 for strong language including racial slurs, brief violence and some smoking.

Netflix, Inc.

 

Silent Night

ilent Night is a 2023 US action film by John Woo
Starring Joel Kinnaman, Catalina Sandino Moreno and Kid Cudi IMDb

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

Summary Notes

A grieving father enacts his long-awaited revenge against a ruthless gang on Christmas Eve.

Capstone Studios - [Production Co.] Thunder Road Films - [Production Co.]

 

Widow Clicquot

Widow Clicquot is a 2023 US drama by Thomas Napper
Starring Natasha O'Keeffe, Haley Bennett and Ben Miles IMDb

Rated R for some sexuality and nudity.

Clicquot LLC - [Production Co.]

Summary Notes

The story behind the Veuve Clicquot champagne family and business that began in the late 18th century.

 

 

Weekly US Ratings from the MPA...

Pet Sematary: Bloodlines, Silent Night


Link Here13th September 2023
MPAA Bulletin 2799, 06 September 2023

Dumb Money

Dumb Money is a 2023 US comedy biography by Craig Gillespie
Starring Paul Dano, Pete Davidson and Vincent D'Onofrio BBFC link 2020 IMDb

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

Sony Pictures Entertainment

Summary Notes

Dumb Money is the ultimate David vs. Goliath tale, based on the insane true story of everyday people who flipped the script on Wall Street and got rich by turning GameStop (yes, the mall videogame store) into the world's hottest company.

The Home

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

White Room Productions, LLC - [Production Co.]

 

The Other Zoey

The Other Zoey is a 2023 US comedy romance by Sara Zandieh
Starring Heather Graham, Andie MacDowell and Josephine Langford IMDb

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

Amazon Prime Video Brainstorm Media

Summary Notes

Zoey Miller, a super smart computer nerd who is uninterested in romantic love, has her life turned upside down when Zack, the school's soccer star, gets amnesia and mistakes Zoey for his girlfriend.

Pet Sematary: Bloodlines

Pet Sematary: Bloodlines is a 2023 US horror fantasy by Lindsey Anderson Beer
Starring Samantha Mathis, David Duchovny and Henry Thomas IMDb

Rated R for horror violence, gore and language.

Paramount Pictures Corporation

Summary Notes

In 1969, a young Jud Crandall has dreams of leaving his hometown of Ludlow, Maine behind, but soon discovers sinister secrets buried within and is forced to confront a dark family history that will forever keep him connected to Ludlow. Banding together, Jud and his childhood frie...

Shayda

Shayda is a 2023 Australia drama by Noora Niasari
Starring Leah Purcell, Zar Amir Ebrahimi and Jillian Nguyen IMDb

Rated PG-13 for thematic material involving domestic abuse, some violence and language.

SUBTITLED

Sony Pictures Classics

Summary Notes

A young Iranian mother and her six-year-old daughter find refuge in an Australian women's shelter during the two weeks of the Iranian New Year (Nowruz).

The Shepherd

Rated PG for mild thematic elements.

Picturehouse

Shirley

Rated PG-13 for strong language including racial slurs, brief violence and some smoking.

Netflix, Inc.

Silent Night

ilent Night is a 2023 US action film by John Woo
Starring Joel Kinnaman, Catalina Sandino Moreno and Kid Cudi IMDb

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

Summary Notes

A grieving father enacts his long-awaited revenge against a ruthless gang on Christmas Eve.

Capstone Studios - [Production Co.] Thunder Road Films - [Production Co.]

 

Widow Clicquot

Widow Clicquot is a 2023 US drama by Thomas Napper
Starring Natasha O'Keeffe, Haley Bennett and Ben Miles IMDb

Rated R for some sexuality and nudity.

Clicquot LLC - [Production Co.]

Summary Notes

The story behind the Veuve Clicquot champagne family and business that began in the late 18th century.

 

 

Weekly US Ratings from the MPA...

As We Know It, The Oath, Saw X


Link Here9th September 2023
MPAA Bulletin 2798, 30 August 2023

All of Us Strangers

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

Searchlight Pictures, Inc.

 

The Beekeeper

The Beekeeper is a 2024 UK/US action thriller by David Ayer
Starring Jason Statham, Josh Hutcherson and Jeremy Irons IMDb

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

Stinger UK Productions, LTD - [Production Co.]

Summary Notes

In The Beekeeper, one man's brutal campaign for vengeance takes on national stakes after he is revealed to be a former operative of a powerful and clandestine organization known as "Beekeepers".

Camp Courage

Rated PG for thematic material, some violent images and brief language.

DOCUMENTARY

Netflix, Inc.

God & Country: The Rise of Christian Nationalism

Rated PG-13 for thematic material, some violent images and strong language.

Oscilloscope Laboratories

Good Grief

Rated R for language and brief drug use.

Netflix, Inc.

The Good Mother

The Good Mother is a 2023 US mystery thriller by Miles Joris-Peyrafitte
Starring Hilary Swank, Olivia Cooke and Jack Reynor IMDb

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

Vertical Entertainment LLC

Summary Notes

After the murder of her estranged son, a journalist forms an unlikely alliance with his pregnant girlfriend to track down those responsible. Together, they confront a world of drugs and corruption in the underbelly of a small city.

 

Irena's Vow

Irena's Vow is a 2023 Poland/Canada drama by Louise Archambault
Starring Sophie Nélisse, Dougray Scott and Andrzej Seweryn IMDb

Rated R for some strong violence and brief sexuality.

Quiver Distribution RB USA, Inc.

Summary Notes

Follows the life of a Polish nurse Irene Gut Opdyke who was awarded the Righteous Among the Nations medal for showing remarkable courage in her attempt to save Polish Jews during World War II.

 

I.s.s.

I.s.s. is a 2023 US Sci-Fi thriller by Gabriela Cowperthwaite
Starring Chris Messina, Pilou Asbæk and Ariana DeBose IMDb

Rated R for some violence and language.

Bleecker Street

Summary Notes

When a world war event occurs on Earth, America and Russia, both nations secretly contact their astronauts aboard the ISS and give them instructions to take control of the station by any means necessary.

The Last Girl

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

Saban Films LLC

Lonesome Soldier

Lonesome Soldier is a 2023 US biography by Nino Aldi
Starring John Ashton, Allison McAtee and Alexander Randazzo IMDb

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

Atlas Distribution Company

Summary Notes

Based on a True American Story, Lonesome Soldier follows the life of Jackson Harlow, from young dreamer to haunted war veteran in this harrowing portrayal of PTS(D) and the effects it has, not only on Soldiers, but also their loved ones.

One More Shot

Rated R for violence and language throughout.

Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions Inc.

Road House

Rated R for violence throughout, pervasive language and some nudity.

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc.

Saw X

Saw X is a 2023 US/Mexico/Canada horror mystery thriller by Kevin Greutert
Starring Tobin Bell, Shawnee Smith and Synnøve Macody Lund IMDb

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

Lionsgate

Summary Notes

Chasing a promising procedure that would allegedly cure his cancer, John Kramer heads towards Mexico to go through an experimental treatment, only to find out he was prey for a scam. Now, the scammers becomes the prey on Jigsaw's new game.

Spaceman

Rated R for language.

Netflix, Inc.

Super Eagles '96

Super Eagles '96 is a 2022 Nigeria documentary by Yemi Bamiro
Starring IMDb

Rated PG for thematic content including racism, violent images, some language, smoking, and a rude gesture.

DOCUMENTARY

Paramount Pictures Corporation

Topia

Rated PG for thematic elements.

Amazon Prime Video Google Play iTunes Vudu

Under the Boardwalk

Rated PG for some impolite material and mild violence.

ANIMATED

Paramount Pictures Corporation

 

MPAA Bulletin 2797, 23 August 2023

As We Know It

As We Know It is a 2023 US comedy horror romance by Josh Monkarsh
Starring Pam Grier, Chris Parnell and Oliver Cooper IMDb

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

Buffalo 8 Productions, LLC

Summary Notes

In the late '90s, James Bishop is dealing with a complicated breakup with the help of his best friend, while trying to finish his book before the impending zombie apocalypse.

 

At the Gates

At the Gates is a 2022 US mystery drama by Augustus Meleo Bernstein
Starring Ezekiel Pacheco, Sadie Stanley and Christopher Alvarenga IMDb

Rated R for language and some drug use.

Picturehouse

Summary Notes

Ana (Vanessa Benavente), a housekeeper from El Salvador, brings her teenage son Nico (Ezekiel Pacheco) to help her clean an affluent family's Los Angeles home. But after being told by her employers, Marianne (Miranda Otto) and Peter Barris (Noah Wyle), that immigration officers a...

 

Family Switch

Family Switch is a 2023 US children's comedy by McG
Starring Matthias Schweighöfer, Jennifer Garner and Emma Myers IMDb

Rated PG-13 for some suggestive material.

Netflix, Inc.

Summary Notes

When a chance encounter with an astrological reader causes the Walkers to wake up to a full body switch, can they unite to land a promotion, college interview, record deal and soccer tryout?

 

Glisten and the Merry Mission

Glisten and the Merry Mission is a 2023 US animation by Cory Morrison
Starring Freddie Prinze Jr., Michael Rapaport and Chevy Chase IMDb

Rated G

ANIMATED

Samuel Goldwyn Films, LLC

Summary Notes

Follows Marzipan, a young elfling, and her mother Cinnameg, as Marzipan must believe in the magic of the season and goes on an adventure to rediscover the enchanted snow deer named Glisten and save Christmas.

The Great Turkey Town Miracle

The Great Turkey Town Miracle is a 2023 US drama by Angus Benfield
Starring Cameron Arnett, Corey Cannon and J William IMDb

Rated PG for some thematic elements.

LAMA Distribution LLC

Summary Notes

Five loaves. Two Fish. Four thousand turkeys. When a widowed, burned out, morning-drive DJ is fired, he must procure four thousand turkeys by Thanksgiving, in order to keep his new job and hold his family together. (Based on a true story)

Kane

Kane is a 2023 Australia crime thriller by Blair Moore
Starring Tammin Sursok, Nathan Phillips and Jeremy Lindsay Taylor IMDb

Rated R for violent content and pervasive language.

Saban Films LLC Well Go USA, Inc.

Summary Notes

Benny works for old school crime boss Abe, Abe has multiple personalities and is in a gang war with the notorious Frankie. Kane is the deadliest of Abe's personalities, the next 24 hours will be a killer. Today is a good day to die.

The Legend of Catclaw Mountain

Rated PG for some thematic elements.

Grindstone Entertainment Group

 

Mercy Road

Mercy Road is a 2023 Australia thriller by John Curran
Starring Toby Jones, Luke Bracey and Susie Porter IMDb

Rated R for language throughout.

Well Go USA, Inc.

Summary Notes

It tells the story of a flawed everyman who commits a crime. He soon learns how far he is willing to go to save his child.

The Oath

The Oath is a 2023 US action romance by Darin Scott
Starring Darin Scott, Billy Zane and Eugene Brave Rock IMDb

Originally MPA PG-13 rated for violent content and some suggestive material. Presumably the film was then cut prior to release to remove the suggestive material and the film was re-submitted for a PG-13 rating for violent content.

NOTE: EDITED FOR RE-RATE. CONTENT IS DIFFERENT FROM PG-13 RATED VERSION, BULLETIN #2764 (1/4/2023). CHANGE IN RATING DESCRIPTOR ONLY. ONLY THIS EDITED VERSION IS RATED.

Summary Notes

400 A.D., in a forgotten time of Ancient America, a lone Hebraic fugitive must preserve the history of his fallen nation while being hunted by a ruthless tyrant but rescuing the King's abused mistress could awaken a warrior's past.

Freestyle Digital Media, LLC Great Scott Entertainment, Inc. Herculean Pictures

The Post

Rated R for language, some violence and sexual material.

LAMA Distribution LLC

Rumble Through the Dark

Rumble Through the Dark is a 2023 US thriller by Graham Phillips, Parker Phillips
Starring Bella Thorne, Aaron Eckhart and Ritchie Coster BBFC link 2020 IMDb

Rated R for violence, language and some sexual material.

Lionsgate

Summary Notes

In the dark landscape of the Mississippi Delta, a bare knuckle cage fighter seeks to repay his debts in a final, desperate attempt to salvage the family home of his dying foster mother.

Sweet Dreams

Rated R for pervasive language and some sexual material.

Paramount Pictures Corporation

The Teacher's Lounge

Rated PG-13 for some strong language.

SUBTITLED

Sony Pictures Classics

 

 

Weekly US Ratings from the MPA...

The Exorcist: Believer, Founders Day, The Nun II, The Portrait


Link Here31st August 2023
MPAA Bulletin 2796, 16 August 2023
 

Darkness of Man

Darkness of Man is a 2023 US action thriller by James Cullen Bressack
Starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, Emerson Min and Kristanna Loken IMDb

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

Saban Films LLC Well Go USA, Inc.

Summary Notes

Russell Hatch (played by Jean-Claude Van Damme), an Interpol operative who takes on the role of father figure to Jayden, the son of an informant killed in a routine raid gone wrong. Years later, Hatch finds himself protecting Jayden and his grandfather from a group of merciless g...

Desperation Road

Desperation Road is a 2023 US action thriller by Nadine Crocker
Starring Mel Gibson, Willa Fitzgerald and Ryan Hurst IMDb

Rated R for some violence, sexual assault, language throughout, brief sexuality and nudity.

Lionsgate

Summary Notes

A Southern Noir thriller, set in a tough-and-tumble Mississippi town where a woman and her young daughter are caught in the crossfire when whiskey, guns, and the desire for revenge violently intersect.

The Equalizer 3

The Equalizer 3 is a 2023 US action thriller by Antoine Fuqua
Starring Denzel Washington, Dakota Fanning and Eugenio Mastrandrea BBFC link 2020 IMDb

Rated R for strong bloody violence and some language.

Columbia Pictures

Summary Notes

Robert McCall finds himself at home in Southern Italy but he discovers his friends are under the control of local crime bosses. As events turn deadly, McCall knows what he has to do: become his friends' protector by taking on the mafia.

 

The Fall Guy

The Fall Guy is a 2024 US action drama by David Leitch
Starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt IMDb

Rated PG-13 for action and violence, drug content and some strong language.

Universal Studios

I Can

I Can is a 2023 US children's drama by Tyler Sansom
Starring Daniel Roebuck, Vernon Wells and John Wells IMDb

Rated PG for thematic elements.

Kappa Distribution

Summary Notes

An adulterous couple's daughter was born with one arm, but her softball skills reveal God's true grace.

 

Not Another Church Movie

Not Another Church Movie is a 2023 US comedy by James Michael Cummings, Johnny Mack
Starring Mickey Rourke, Jamie Foxx and Vivica A. Fox IMDb

Rated R for sexual material and some language.

Briarcliff Entertainment

Summary Notes

It follows Taylor Pherry, who is given a mission from God Himself: to tell his family's stories and inspire his community. What he doesn't know is that the Devil has plans of his own.

The Nun II

The Nun II is a 2023 UK/US horror mystery thriller by Michael Chaves
Starring Taissa Farmiga, Bonnie Aarons and Anna Popplewell BBFC link 2020 IMDb

Rated R for violent content and some terror.

New Line Cinema

Summary Notes

1956 - France. A priest is murdered. An evil is spreading. The sequel to the worldwide smash hit follows Sister Irene as she once again comes face-to-face with Valak, the demon nun.

The Origin of Evil

The Origin of Evil is a 2022 France/Canada thriller by Sébastien Marnier
Starring Laure Calamy, Doria Tillier and Dominique Blanc IMDb

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

IFC Films

Summary Notes

A woman on the verge of financial collapse attempts to reconnect with her wealthy, estranged father and his new family.

Poison

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

Netflix, Inc.

 

The Portrait

The Portrait is a 2023 UK/US horror mystery thriller by Simon Ross
Starring Virginia Madsen, Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Ryan Kwanten IMDb

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

Saban Films LLC Well Go USA, Inc.

Summary Notes

After her husband is devastated by a tragic accident, a devoted wife obsesses over a mysterious portrait that resembles him as he was; but when it starts to terrorize her, she must decide if it's possessed or if she's losing her mind.

Priscilla

Priscilla is a 2023 US/Italy music biography by Sofia Coppola
Starring Cailee Spaeny, Jacob Elordi and Ari Cohen IMDb

Rated R for drug use and some language.

A24

Summary Notes

When teenage Priscilla Beaulieu meets Elvis Presley, the man who is already a meteoric rock-and-roll superstar becomes someone entirely unexpected in private moments: a thrilling crush, an ally in loneliness, a vulnerable best friend.

The Ratcatcher

Rated PG for thematic elements, brief language and smoking.

Netflix, Inc.

Retribution

Rated R for some language and violence.

Lionsgate Roadside Attractions LLC

Snow White's Adventure

Snow White's Adventure is a 2023 US children's film by Stefano Milla
Starring Jennifer Mischiati, Elijah Rowen and Rayna Campbell IMDb

Rated G

Grindstone Entertainment Group

The Swan

Rated PG for thematic elements and violent material.

Netflix, Inc.

Vector

Rated PG for some rude material.

ANIMATED

Universal Studios

The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar

The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar is a 2023 UK/US comedy adventure short film by Wes Anderson
Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Rupert Friend and Ralph Fiennes IMDb

Rated PG for smoking.

Netflix, Inc.

Summary Notes

Chronicles a variety of stories, but the main one follows Henry Sugar, who is able to see through objects and predict the future with the help of a book he stole.

 

MPAA Bulletin 2795, 09 August 2023
 

All Souls

All Souls is a 2022 US crime film by Emmanuelle Pickett
Starring Mikey Madison, Jess Gabor and Samuel Roukin BBFC link 2020 IMDb

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

Grindstone Entertainment Group

Summary Notes

A young confidential informant is sent on a dangerous undercover operation. It's a no-holds-barred look at the vulnerable foot soldiers of the War on Drugs, young criminals who are pressured to work for the police.

 

Arthur the King

Arthur the King is a 2023 US adventure by Simon Cellan Jones
Starring Mark Wahlberg, Simu Liu and Nathalie Emmanuel IMDb

Rated PG-13 for some strong language.

eOne Features LLC

Summary Notes

An adventure racer adopts a stray dog named Arthur to join him in an epic endurance race.

Asedio

Asedio is a 2023 Spain/Mexico/US action adventure by Miguel Ángel Vivas
Starring Natalia de Molina, Bella Agossou and Francisco Reyes IMDb

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

SUBTITLED

Sony Pictures Releasing

Summary Notes

During an eviction in Madrid, Dani will come across hidden money, a plot of police corruption, and a crime that will make her run for her life in a hostile territory where her authority is worthless.

The Beach Boys

Rated PG-13 for drug material, brief strong language and smoking.

DOCUMENTARY

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

The Exorcist: Believer

The Exorcist: Believer is a 2023 US horror by David Gordon Green
Starring Ellen Burstyn, Jennifer Nettles and Ann Dowd IMDb

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

Summary Notes

Sequel to the 1973 film about a 12-year-old girl who is possessed by a mysterious demonic entity, forcing her mother to seek the help of two priests to save her.

Universal Studios

Founders Day

Founders Day is a 2023 US horror mystery thriller by Erik Bloomquist
Starring Naomi Grace, Devin Druid and William Russ IMDb

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

Mainframe Pictures - [Production Co.]

Summary Notes

A murder mystery surfaces in the midst of a heated mayoral election in a quaint New England town.

Journey To Bethlehem

Journey To Bethlehem is a 2023 US music film by Adam Anders
Starring Antonio Banderas, Milo Manheim and Geno Segers IMDb

Rated PG for thematic elements.

Sony Pictures Releasing

Monster

Rated PG-13 for thematic material and brief suggestive material.

SUBTITLED

Well Go USA, Inc.

Reunion

Rated R for language throughout, sexual content, some violent images and brief graphic nudity.

Lionsgate

State of Consciousness

State of Consciousness is a 2022 Italy thriller by Marcus Stokes
Starring Emile Hirsch, Gaia Scodellaro and Tatjana Nardone IMDb

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

Lionsgate

Summary Notes

Nightmares and reality become indistinguishable to Stephen when he is forced to take medication for a psychological disorder he doesn't have. To regain his sanity and get back to his normal life, he sets out to escape from the institution he has been trapped in.

 

 

Weekly US Ratings from the MPA...

Five Nights at Freddy's, Bloodthirst, My Animal


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MPAA Bulletin 2794, 02 August 2023
 

American Fiction

American Fiction is a 2023 US comedy drama by Cord Jefferson
Starring Elle Sciore, Miriam Shor and Adam Brody IMDb

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

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc. Orion Releasing LLC

Summary Notes

English professor and author Thelonious "Monk" Ellison writes a satirical novel under a pseudonym, with the intent to expose the hypocrisies of the publishing industry.

The Audition

Rated PG for mild thematic elements.

Parkchester Entertainment Group, LLC

 

Beautiful, Fl

Beautiful, Fl is a 2023 US short film by Gabriela Ortega
Starring IMDb

Rated G

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Summary Notes

Desperate to win an ice cream contest with a flavor inspired by her late Tia Abuela's Puerto Rican treats, a teenage girl looks to her caravan neighbors to help her find the final recipe.

Black Belts

Rated PG for thematic elements and mild violence.

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Bloodthirst

Bloodthirst is a 2023 US action horror by Michael Su
Starring Costas Mandylor, Tara Reid and Robert LaSardo IMDb

Rated R for bloody violence, and language.

Grindstone Entertainment Group

Summary Notes

In a post apocalyptic world run by vampires, only the strong survive. John Shepard, Vampire Hunter, is one of them. John has to track down and eliminate the master vampire before he himself gets turned.

Dicks: The Musical

Dicks: The Musical is a 2023 US music comedy film by Larry Charles
Starring Nathan Lane, Megan Mullally and Bowen Yang IMDb

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

A24

Summary Notes

A pair of business rivals discover that they're identical twins and decide to swap places in an attempt to trick their divorced parents to get back together.

Expend4bles

Expend4bles is a 2023 US action adventure thriller by Scott Waugh
Starring Jason Statham, 50 Cent and Megan Fox BBFC link 2020 IMDb

Rated R for strong/bloody violence throughout, language and sexual material.

Lionsgate

Summary Notes

The Expendables will square up against: an arms dealer who commands the might of a massive private army.

The Ghost

Rated PG for scary moments and brief language.

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

 

Leo

Leo is a 2023 India action drama by Lokesh Kanagaraj
Starring Joseph Vijay, Anurag Kashyap and Sanjay Dutt IMDb

Rated PG for rude/suggestive material and some language.

ANIMATED

Netflix, Inc.

Lift

Rated PG-13 for brief strong language.

DOCUMENTARY

Paramount Pictures Corporation

Maxine

Rated PG for thematic elements.

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

 

My Animal

My Animal is a 2023 Canada horror romance by Jacqueline Castel
Starring Bobbi Salvör Menuez, Amandla Stenberg and Heidi von Palleske BBFC link 2020 IMDb

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

Paramount Pictures Corporation

Summary Notes

Heather, an outcast teenage goalie, falls for newcomer Jonny, an alluring but tormented figure skater. As their relationship deepens, Heather's growing desires clash with her darkest secret, forcing her to control the animal within.

 

Nyad

Nyad is a 2023 US sport biography by Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi
Starring Jodie Foster, Rhys Ifans and Annette Bening IMDb

Rated PG-13 for thematic material involving sexual abuse, some strong language and brief partial nudity.

Netflix, Inc.

Summary Notes

It tells the remarkable true story of athlete Diana Nyad who, at the age of 60 and with the help of her best friend and coach, commits to achieving her life-long dream: a 110-mile open ocean swim from Cuba to Florida.

Ordinary Angels

Ordinary Angels is a 2023 US drama by Jon Gunn
Starring Alan Ritchson, Hilary Swank and Amy Acker IMDb

Rated PG for thematic content, brief bloody images and smoking.

Lionsgate

Summary Notes

Inspired by the incredible true story of a hairdresser who single-handedly rallies an entire community to help a widowed father save the life of his critically ill young daughter.

 

The Pigeon Tunnel

The Pigeon Tunnel is a 2023 US documentary by Errol Morris
Starring John le Carré, Alan Mehdizadeh and Douglas Rankine IMDb

Rated PG-13 for some violence, smoking and brief language.

DOCUMENTARY

Apple

Summary Notes

Spans six decades as le Carré gives his final and most personal interview, interrupted with rare archival footage and dramatic anecdotes. It is set against the stormy Cold War backdrop that extends into the present day.

Project Cc

Rated PG for thematic elements.

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

The Roof

Rated PG for some thematic elements.

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

 

MPAA Bulletin 2793, 26 July 2023
 

Boudica

Boudica is a 2023 UK action drama by Jesse V. Johnson
Starring Olga Kurylenko, Nick Moran and Clive Standen IMDb

Rated R for strong bloody violence and some language.

Saban Films LLC

Summary Notes

The eponymous Celtic warrior who rules the Iceni people alongside her husband Prasutagus. The King dies at the hands of Roman soldiers, leaving Boudica's kingdom without a male heir and the Romans seize her land and property.

Carlos

Rated R for language, some drug content and brief nudity.

DOCUMENTARY

Sony Pictures Classics

Coyote Vs Acme

Rated PG for cartoon violence and some language.

ANIMATED

WAG Pictures, Inc Warner Bros. Pictures

Dark Asset

Dark Asset is a 2022 US action thriller by Michael Winnick
Starring Byron Mann, Robert Patrick and Helena Mattsson IMDb

Rated R for violence.

Saban Films LLC Well Go USA, Inc.

Summary Notes

A charming guy attempts to pick up a woman in a bar by spinning a tale involving spies, implanted microchips and the dangerous military scientist hunting him.

The Devil Comes To Kansas City

The Devil Comes To Kansas City is a 2023 US crime drama by Michael P. Blevins
Starring Ben Gavin, Kirk Fox and Jim O'Heir IMDb

Rated R for violent content, language throughout, some drug use and nudity.

Saban Films LLC Well Go USA, Inc.

Summary Notes

Paul Wilson is a loving dad and husband, making ends meet on his farm in Iowa. When his wife is killed and daughter kidnapped in Kansas City, Paul reveals his past as a mercenary and must travel to the city to get his daughter back.

 

Fingernails

Fingernails is a 2023 US Sci-Fi drama by Christos Nikou
Starring Jeremy Allen White, Annie Murphy and Jessie Buckley IMDb

Rated R for language.

Apple TV+

Summary Notes

Anna (Buckley) increasingly suspects that her relationship with her longtime partner may not actually be the real thing. In an attempt to improve things, she secretly embarks on a new assignment working at a mysterious institute designed to incite and test the presence of romanti...

Five Nights at Freddy's

Five Nights at Freddy's is a 2023 US horror by Emma Tammi
Starring Matthew Lillard, Josh Hutcherson and Mary Stuart Masterson IMDb

Rated PG-13 for strong violent content, bloody images and language.

Universal Studios

Summary Notes

A troubled security guard begins working at Freddy Fazbear's Pizza. During his first night on the job, he realizes that the night shift won't be so easy to get through. Pretty soon he will unveil what actually happened at Freddy's.

Leave the World Behind

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

Netflix, Inc.

Lift

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

SUBTITLED

Netflix, Inc.

Snack Shack

Rated R for pervasive language, alcohol and drug use, some sexual material and smoking - all involving teens.

MRC

What Rhymes With Reason

What Rhymes With Reason is a 2023 US drama by Kyle William Roberts
Starring Gattlin Griffith, Ricardo Hurtado and Giselle Torres IMDb

Rated PG-13 for thematic material involving mental health and brief violence.

Fathom Events

Summary Notes

Tragedy ignites a group of teens on a quest to find a legendary landmark hidden in the wilderness. Together, they navigate the adventure while confronting the darkness within themselves.




 


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