Mondo SDCC 2019 Exclusive Prints

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 »

Aladdin Box Office

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 »

john wick 3 box office

It turns out it takes out an assassin to take out the box office behemoth that is Avengers: EndgameJohn 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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Detective Pikachu and Nostalgia

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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Starship Troopers Bug Science

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 »

/Filmcast Ep. 517 – Pokémon Detective Pikachu

Detective Pikachu Early Reaction

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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Stranger Things LEGO Set

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, get a closer look at the new Stranger Things LEGO set with a retro video from the classic series Behind the Brick. Plus, get a recap of the entire Deadwood series before the movie comes to HBO at the end of the month, and listen to a rap featuring the names of every single Pokémon that appears in Detective Pikachu. Read More »

Detective Pikachu and Pokemon Snap

Those maniacs went ahead and did it. They finally made a life-action Pokémon movie that brings the world of Pikachu, Bulbasaur and even the nightmare-inducing Mr. Mime to life. It’s been 21 years since both the first games, Pokémon Red and Blue, and the anime premiered in the US in September 1998. Since then we’ve got more than a thousand episodes of an anime series, 21 animated movies and over 30 video games, but all of those mostly showed the Pokémon as collectable trophies or the combatants in cute dog-fights until Detective Pikachu came along and showed a world where humans and Pokémon exist in harmony.

Except the movie wasn’t the first to try and do something different with the ‘Pocket Monsters’ besides fighting and catching them. Twenty years before Pikachu became addicted to caffeine, a video game showed us what a world actually filled with Pokémon would look like. That game was Pokémon Snap.

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detective pikachu behind the scenes

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, watch a scene from Detective Pikachu broken down by director Rob Letterman. Plus, a video essay examines what makes the original Men in Black movie so great, and director Terry Gilliam digs around in the Criterion Collection movie closet to make some picks of his favorite titles in the acclaimed film library. Read More »

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Detective Pikachu Easter Eggs

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, run through a bunch of Easter eggs you might have missed in Detective Pikachu. Plus, watch as the opening of Pixar’s short film Bao is compared to the storyboards drawn up in pre-production, and check out Saturday Night Live‘s sketch mocking the coffee cup gaffe from Game of Thrones. Read More »