SPOTLIGHT PICK!Palme d Or-winner Parasite has now crossed over million at the domestic box office and over 0 million at the worldwide box office. Adding just over 300 screens last week, the film added another .5 million and cemented itself as a solid hit for indie distributor Neon. Expanding to more screens this weekend, Bong Joon-ho s latest feature looks to keep the buzz going for what many are calling the best film of 2019. The story follows a low-income family as they try to hustle their way to a better life through their association with an affluent family, and it takes several hilarious twists and turns en route to its dramatic conclusion. A condemnation of choosing to ignore the inconvenient suffering of your fellow human beings, presented in a series of accomplished visual metaphors that ll make you rethink all sorts of ordinary household objects, writes Katie Rife of the AV Club.Playing limited screens. Along with The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) , a drama about a man with Down syndrome who befriends a drifter and flees his assisted living facility to pursue his dreams of professional wrestling stardom. Pain and Glory (2019) , a drama about an aging director who reflects on his films, collaborators, and legacy after he s sidelined by severe back pain The Lighthouse (2019) , a surreal psychological horror about two men tortured by the elements and each other while isolated in a remote lighthouse. Jojo Rabbit (2019) , a satire about a naive Hitler youth who discovers his mother is hiding a Jewish girl in the attic during World War 2.
The latest episode of Couch Tomatoes will be available November 20. Ever since the announcement of Jon Favreau s Disney+ series The Mandalorian, Star Wars fans have been champing at the bit for tough, gritty, and action-packed space western – and when the series debuted this month, it certainly delivered that. But it also delivered something completely unexpected: Cuteness overload and one of the most intriguing odd couples to ever hit streaming or TV.Stop reading right about now if you haven t seen the first two episodes of The Mandolorian. That big dose of the unexpected arrived at the end of episode 1, and continued into episode 2, with the revelation that the Mandalorian s (Pedro Pascal) mysterious target was a little green infant creature that appears to be the same species as Yoda. Baby Yoda, as the Internet has dubbed him, has not only charmed the world since he showed up, but kicked off some serious theorizing about the creature s origins and what it could mean for the future of the Star Wars franchise.Our guide to the Best Shows on Disney+In this special edition of Couch Tomatoes, host Naz Perez is joined by Star Wars expert Ken Napzok, Collider s Perri Nemiroff and Fandango s Nikki Novak to talk everything The Mandalorian. Is Baby Yoda a new character, Yoda himself, or some sort of clone? Could that actually be Boba under the Mando s armor? Does live-action Star Wars work even better on the small screen? And could this new series tie into The Rise of Skywalker?With each episode of Couch Tomatoes, we dig into a major series or event and provide Fresh picks of great shows to help you cut through the clutter and only binge the best.The Mandalorian is available on Disney+. Like this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.