"Sonic: The Hedgehog" zoomed to the top of the box office with a take of $26.3 million in its second weekend while audiences ignored critics and heeded "The Call of the Wild" as the Harrison Ford CGI dog flick finished a close second with $24.8 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.
Here is the scoop: 2019 was my favorite year in film of the decade. However, now we must look on to a new decade in film. Based on what I have seen there are some exciting releases this year. It was difficult to pick just three, but here are a few of the movies that I am looking forward to most.
The mother of two Idaho children missing since September was arrested Thursday in Hawaii. Seven-year-old Joshua "JJ" Vallow and 17-year-old Tylee Ryan haven't been seen since late September, and police in Rexburg, Idaho, have said they "strongly believe that Joshua and Tylee's lives are in danger."
Roger Stone, a longtime confidant of President Donald Trump, was sentenced to more than three years in prison Thursday for obstructing a congressional investigation in a case that has sparked fears about presidential interference in the justice system. Soon after Judge Amy Berman Jackson pronounced sentence, Trump publicly decried Stone's conviction as unfair and prominent Republican legislators were giving tacit support for a pardon. But Trump said he wasn't ready to act just yet.
The big news coming out of the 92nd Oscars Ceremony this weekend was “Parasite” being the first non-English film to win Best Picture. The film also took home three more awards including Best Director for Bong Joon Ho, Best International Feature and Best Original Screenplay for Bong Joon Ho and Han Jin-won.
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These were my four favorite Best Picture nominees. Having just watched the Oscars, I could not be happier that "Parasite" won for best picture. It was one of the most intelligent, well-rounded movies of the year, and I am glad Bong Joon Ho finally got an Oscar as well for Best Director.
Alison Brie delivers her best role as Sarah in this psychological drama. Although the film does not always land, the last thirty minutes are quite an experience and worth the wait. I had a difficult time connecting with this movie, Brie is one of the only sympathetic people whereas everyone around here besides Molly Shannon's character is quite terrible. For a movie that was an hour and forty minutes, it crawled through that run time. This movie will not be for everyone, however, I am sure it will find a quirky audience.
Before Bong Joon Ho’s “Parasite” made history as the first non-English best picture winner in Academy Awards history, he made a modest plea to American moviegoers: Don’t be afraid of subtitles. Accepting the award for best foreign-language film at the Golden Globes last month, the South Korean filmmaker, who has worked in both Seoul and Hollywood, said: “Once you overcome the 1-inch-tall barrier of subtitles, you will be introduced to so many more amazing films.”