Even though Detective Pikachu might now hold the title of the best video game movie of all-time, it’s still only the third best hard-boiled detective movie with cartoon animals. But that’s only because the movie gets by on the cuteness of a little Pikachu voiced by Ryan Reynolds and wearing a detective hat on his cute, furry, little face. Because if you think about the plot of this movie for more than a couple seconds, you’ll realize just how nonsensical it is. Watch the Detective Pikachu Honest Trailer for more. Read More »
Ash Ketchum may have taken 22 years to finally become a Pokémon Master, but we wouldn’t have it any other way. Sure, he should have won the Kalos League a few years ago, but bygones. However, if you’re curious about other “what-ifs,” some newly revealed Detective Pikachu concept art gives insight into unused character designs and an awesome Charizard Vs. Gyarados battle that we almost got. See the Detective Pikachu concept art by artist R.J. Palmer below.
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In just its opening 10 minutes, Detective Pikachu will teach you to understand the power that’s inside Pokémon. Well, at least the power that’s inside Mewtwo, one of the strongest Pokémon in existence. The origin of the terrifying genetically enhanced Pokémon can be seen in the first 10 minutes of the movie, which sets up quite a mystery. Watch the opening of Detective Pikachu below.
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Our latest Blu-ray round-up includes the biggest, most epic blockbuster film of the year. That’s right: Detective Pikachu. Oh, and Avengers: Endgame is here too, along with The Curse of La Llorona and Alita: Battle Angel. These are the new Blu-ray releases you should check out this week.
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San Diego Comic-Con is nearly upon us, and Mondo is bringing another impressive collection of prints to the convention that will pay tribute to some of your favorite movies. We’re pleased to debut some of the Marvel prints that will be debuting at the convention. They include a couple pieces for Ant-Man and the Wasp, one honoring the Golden Age of Marvel Comics, and a sketch-style print of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s mostly deadly villain. Check out our exclusive Mondo SDCC prints below. Read More »
The Memorial Day weekend box office gave audiences an extra day to catch new releases this weekend, and it seems like everyone was clamoring to see how Disney fared with their latest live-action remake of an animated classic.
Aladdin topped the weekend box office with a three-day opening weekend of $85 million. But when all is said and done for the four-day holiday weekend, the movie will have raked in $112.7 million. However, some estimates see the movie possibly hitting around $110.9 million, which would have it take the #5 spot of the biggest Memorial Day weekend openings from X-Men: Days of Future Past. But how did other new releases like Brightburn and Booksmart turn out? Find out in the rest of our box office report. Read More »
It turns out it takes out an assassin to take out the box office behemoth that is Avengers: Endgame. John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum was the film that finally unseated Avengers: Endgame from its No. 1 spot at the weekend box office, with the Keanu Reeves-led action thriller raking in $57 million on its opening weekend. In only a few days, John Wick 3 box office haul has already surpassed what the first John Wick made in its entire domestic run.
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Like many, many people, I grew up absolutely obsessed with Pokémon. I watched every single episode of the anime, wanting to be the very best. I played the games, and catching them was my real test, and of course I had way too much merchandise. With time, I stopped caring about the franchise, and moved on to other things.
Then the trailer for Detective Pikachu dropped and I could not believe what I was seeing. It was like they took every daydream I had as a kid and turned it into a multimillion-dollar blockbuster. The movie looked fantastic, and the design of the Pokémon is perfect, even if we weren’t prepared for a furry Pikachu. But the most surprising part of the movie was the main character, Tim (played by Justice Smith). And it awakened something in me.
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The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.
In this edition, take a scientific look at the bugs from Starship Troopers and see how close they are to representing the real science behind insects. Plus, listen to the expert behind Game of Thrones languages critique those who speak them on the show, and find out which Pokemon the cast of Detective Pikachu would be after they answer a little quiz. Read More »
David, Devindra, and Jeff binge some new Netflix content including Knock Down the House, Dead to Me, and I Think You Should Leave. For the feature review, the cast find out whether Detective Pikachu is “super effective.”
Check out Jeff Cannata’s new show Dungeon Run. Listen to David’s other podcast Write Along with writer C. Robert Cargill. Devindra’s new podcast Know More Tech, answering your question on the latest gadgets. Subscribe to David’s Youtube channel at Davechensky.
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