Welcome to my “Best Of 2019” list. Yes, it’s March. But January and February are the most significant months for me seeing films from the previous year, so I’m just now compiling my thoughts on where I landed with everything. I saw 122 films released in 2019. Here were my favorites: 20. FORD V FERRARI Directed by: James MangoldStudio: 20th Century FoxRelease Date: November … Read More Spotlight: 20 Best Films of 2019
1917 Universal Studios | 2019 | 119 min | Rated RDirected by Sam Mendes STEELBOOK RELEASE DATE March 24, 2020 EXCLUSIVE Best Buy USA ORIGINAL PRICE $32.99 FORMAT 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray + Digital PLAYBACK 4K Blu-ray: Region free2K Blu-ray: Region A SYNOPSIS In 1917 at the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield (MacKay) and Blake (Chapman) are … Read More Steelbook: 1917 (Best Buy Exclusive)
BUY: $19.99RENT: $5.99 4K: $27.99BR: $22.99DVD: $17.99 4K SB: $32.994K: $27.99BR: $22.99DVD: $17.99 4K: $27.99BR: $22.99DVD: $17.99 4K: $27.99BR: $22.99DVD: $17.99 OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS In 1917 at the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield (MacKay) and Blake (Chapman) are given a seemingly impossible mission. In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will … Read More Tuesday Releases: 1917 & The Grudge
I have seen every film nominated this year, including the shorts, and the below predictions are a meld of what’s been winning, what I want to win, and what I think will win. There’s upsets every year and the pundits never get everything 100% right, so I try to mix up some of my picks with ones I prefer or ones where my gut tells me something different than what the experts are picking. These are my best guesses, so take them for what they’re worth. If you need a disclaimer, just know that I’ve never won my prediction ballot at work.
Experts place “1917” as the current odds-on favorite to win Best Picture. Apart of the “Big Three,” including “Parasite” and “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood,” “1917” leads them as the current front-runner. Right now, it seems the only way it won’t win is if “Parasite” ends up taking it all.
Sam Mendes is solidifying his Academy Award win with the Director Guild awarding him with the top honors in directing this year. Add to that multiple Golden Globe wins and the Producers Guild’s top honors, and the film is sweeping the big deciders heading into the Oscars.
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BOX OFFICE KING: “Bad Boys For Life”BOX OFFICE QUEEN: “1917”POPCORN AWARD*: “Bad Boys For Life” ($16,557)GOLDEN PERCENTAGE AWARD**: “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” (+823.7%) BOX OFFICE KING INCREASED MORE THAN FIVE“Jojo Rabbit”“Joker”“Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” DECREASED MORE THAN FIVE“Bombshell”“Cats” (2019)“Chhapaak”“The Grudge” (2020)“Like A Boss” OFF THE CHARTS THIS WEEK NEXT WEEKEND “Bad Boys For Life” —VS— “The Turning” PROJECTIONS“The Turning” = … Read More Game Of Box Offices: “Bad Boys For Life” Doubles Its Projected Opening; “Dolittle” Does Little
You can officially place “1917” in the frontrunner spot for Best Picture at the 92nd Academy Awards. Not only did it win big at the Golden Globes a few weekends ago, but now it has won one of the biggest predictors for the Best Picture winners, winning the Producers Guild’s biggest honors, beating out the likes of “Joker,” “The Irishman,” and “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood.”
QUICK LIST Best Picture: “1917”Best Director: Sam Mendes — “1917”Best Actor: Joaquin Phoenix — “Joker”Best Actress: Scarlett Johansson — “Marriage Story”Best Supporting Actor: Brad Pitt — “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood”Best Supporting Actress: Florence Pugh — “Little Women” & Laura Dern — “Marriage Story”Best Original Screenplay: “Knives Out” — Rian JohnsonBest Adapted Screenplay: “Little Women” — Greta GerwigBest Animated Film: “Toy Story 4”Best … Read More Oscars Watch: 2019 Denver Film Critics Society Awards
Game Of Box Offices: “1917” Gets a Golden Globes Bump, Winning the Battle of the Box Office and Finally Dethroning “Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker”
BOX OFFICE KING: “1917”BOX OFFICE QUEEN: “Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker”POPCORN AWARD*: “Jay and Silent Bob Reboot” ($76,768)GOLDEN PERCENTAGE AWARD**: “Just Mercy” (+12,578%) BOX OFFICE KING OFF THE CHARTS THIS WEEK NEXT WEEKEND “1917” —VS— “The Turning” PROJECTIONS“The Turning” = ($12.5m)“The Gentlemen” = ($11m) FALLING OFF“Richard Jewell”“The Song Of Names” <<<ALL DOMESTIC NUMBERS FROM BOX OFFICE MOJO>>>> *POPCORN AWARD goes to the highest … Read More Game Of Box Offices: “1917” Gets a Golden Globes Bump, Winning the Battle of the Box Office and Finally Dethroning “Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker”