‘Sonic 2’ steals weekend box office, but ‘Ambulance’ stalls
Film Review - Sonic The Hedgehog 2 This image released by Paramount Pictures shows Sonic, voiced by Ben Schwartz, in "Sonic the Hedgehog 2." The first “Sonic the Hedgehog” opened over the Presidents Day holiday weekend in February 2020, earning $58 million in its first three days. “The filmmakers did a great job of being in service of not only the general audience but Sonic fans themselves,” Aronson said. “Many feel it's a bigger, better film than the first one.”It's an important weekend not just for the “Sonic” franchise, but for PG-rated family films too. A24’s critical darling “Everything Everywhere All At Once” expanded nationwide in its third weekend in theaters and earned $6.1 million from only 1,250 screens.wftv.com
New this week: 'Nomadland,' 'Kenan' and Andra Day music
This image released by NBC shows, from left, Dani Lane as Aubrey, Kenan Thompson as Kenan, and Dannah Lane as Birdie in a scene from the comedy series, "Kenan," premiering on Feb. 16. (Casey Durkin/NBC via AP)Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. The album has 13 tracks including “Tigress & Tweed,” an original Day wrote with veteran singer-producer Raphael Saadiq. Ad— “Saturday Night Live” cast member Kenan Thompson, who two decades ago co-starred in “Kenan and Kel,” is headlining his own sitcom. It details the African American church’s history, from enslavement to emancipation, Jim Crow, and the Civil Rights movement to today.
Q&A: Billy Crystal on Oscars and 'little powerhouse' film
This combination photo shows Billy Crystal hosting the 83rd Academy Awards in Los Angeles on Feb. 27, 2011, from left, Crystal hosting the 64th Annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles on March 30, 1992 and Crystal hosting during the 84th Academy Awards in Los Angeles on Feb. 26, 2012. (AP Photo)NEW YORK – After hosting the Oscars nine times, Billy Crystal wouldn’t necessarily rule out a tenth. I’m really thrilled just to be in the discussion and not for, ‘Hey, would you host again?’” Crystal said. I just really want people to see the movie because the movie’s a little powerhouse that had no budget for publicity. CRYSTAL: Oh, I know you were going to — as soon as we got there, it got a little chilly in here.