Captain Marvel Visual Effects

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, see more of the visual effects magic that brought Captain Marvel to life earlier this year. Plus, Ryan Reynolds shows how dedicated he is to his own Aviation gin company, and Late Night stars Emma Thompson and Mindy Kaling teach you some posh slang from across the pond. Read More »

detective pikachu fake movie

On Tuesday, Detective Pikachu star Ryan Reynolds posted a link to a “leaked” version of Detective Pikachu which had been posted to YouTube under the channel “Inspector Pikachu.” In his tweet, he called attention to the film’s official Twitter account as if flagging the video. “Um…ATTN,” he wrote in his tweet. But curiously, this “leak” had the watermark “R. Reynolds” in the lefthand corner. Even more curiously, the film wasn’t Detective Pikachu at all but a clip from the movie (but not the film’s opening scene) followed by two hours of Pikachu…dancing.

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Detective Pikachu outtakes

Ryan Reynolds has built an entire career out of being a charming-but-foul-mouthed wise ass on screen, so it’s not too surprising that he kept that spirit alive even while voicing a beloved children’s character. In a new interview, Reynolds has explained that there are enough profane Detective Pikachu outtakes from his recording sessions that, should the studio want to, a new R-rated cut of the movie could be created from them.
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detective pikachu trailer

Pikachu may have a whole array of abilities that include Tail Whip, Thunder Shock, Spark, Wild Charge, and more, but we all know that his greatest special power is his devastating cuteness. And according to the latest Detective Pikachu trailer, he has one more special ability: great massages. You could say he’s…the very best at them.

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detective pikachu early buzz

Did Detective Pikachu catch all the hearts? Or will it at least be the very best video game movie, like no film ever was? That’s still up for debate, but according to the early buzz for this film, it is super-effective at inviting audiences into the rich, immersive world of the immensely popular Pokémon franchise.

Early screenings for Detective Pikachu were held Wednesday night, and a few select fans and critics got to see the highly anticipated video game adaptation starring Ryan Reynolds as the titular talking creature. See what they had to say in the Detective Pikachu early buzz below.

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detective pikachu trailer new

Are you in the mood to have “the feels”, as the youngsters say? If so, jump on down to watch the latest Detective Pikachu trailer, which plays out as if it were tailor-made to make you weep. While the previous footage has played up the comedic elements of the Pokémon movie, this latest look goes straight for the heart. Plus: watch a new behind-the-scenes look at the movie.

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Detective Pikachu Footage Reaction

Pokémon is a worldwide video game phenomenon, so there was always going to be excitement when a live-action film adaptation came to theaters. But we’re a little flabberghasted that the first attempt at bringing the Nintendo video game franchise to life in this fashion is in the form of Detective Pikachu. Even more shocking is the fact that the trailers we’ve seen so far have been absolutely fantastic, making even the biggest naysayers curious about how this movie will turn out.

Thankfully, /Film’s own Peter Sciretta and Ben Pearson are attending CinemaCon in Las Vegas, and a bunch of new Detective Pikachu footage was shown to the crowd. So does the movie really have the goods to entertain general audiences? Does Ryan Reynolds make for the best Pokémon ever? Find out what our team thought of the sneak peek below. Read More »

detective pikachu box office

Video game-related movies don’t tend to do so well at the box office. But Detective Pikachu might change all that. Early box office tracking for the comedy is strong, indicating audiences really want to see Ryan Reynolds as a crime-solving Pokémon. It probably helps that the movie actually looks surprisingly good, which I don’t think many of us were expecting. More on the Detective Pikachu box office below.

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Taika Waititi Joins Free Guy Cast

If you’re lucky, then you’ve forgotten most of the superhero bomb that was Green Lantern. For the rest of us who are taking up space in our brain with memories of the audaciously awful DC Comics movie, we haven’t forgotten that before he got behind the camera at Marvel Studios with Thor: Ragnarok, New Zealand treasure Taika Waititi was best buddies with Ryan Reynolds as superhero Hal Jordan. Now the two are reuniting for the upcoming video game based action comedy Free Guy. Read More »

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detective pikachu tv spot

Pikachu is used to be the face of a franchise, but partnering up with a human who sleeps in a Pikachu bed may be a step too far even for the hardened detective. But in Detective Pikachu, the titular Pokemon (Ryan Reynolds) and young man Tim (Justice Smith) have no choice but to work together. See the new Detective Pikachu TV spot below.

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