For the past 22 years, Pokemon has been a successful media franchise of video games, anime series, and movies. The craze has recently been revived with the launch of the mobile game, Pokemon GO. In case you are bored with Pokemon GO, there is some fresh Pokemon material coming our way: the first trailer for Ryan Reynolds’ Detective Pikachu.” class=”wp-more-tag mce-wp-more” title=”Read more…” data-mce-resize=”false” data-mce-placeholder=”1″ />
In the Pokemon universe, Tim Goodman (Justice Smith) is a failed Pokemon Trainer and the son of prominent detective Harry Goodman. When his father disappears in a car crash, Tim arrives in Ryme City and ends up meeting Detective Pikachu (Ryan Reynolds). They discover Tim is the only human who can understand the Detective and reluctantly team up to find Harry and uncover the mystery surrounding his disappearance, while also solving various mysteries around Ryme City.
The Deadpool star turns in his red suit and R-rated, fourth wall-breaking humor for a digital yellow body and a badge (along with a cap) in the first-ever live-action Pokemon film, based on the 2016 video game. This is probably the closest we’ll ever get to seeing a human-Pokemon partner film that doesn’t have the assistance of colorful animation.
As a huge Pokemon fan, it makes my heart happy to see “live-action” Pokemon in action and interacting with humans. This might be the perfect blend of humor and adventure as we see the most iconic Pokemon is given a live-action makeover that he richly deserves. Detective Pikachu, which also stars Kathryn Newton (Blockers) and Ken Watanbe (The Last Samurai), is on the case on May 10.
In 2010, I was still in college but I felt like a child again as Disney/Pixar created another installment in the franchise that began their partnership in 1995. Toy Story 3 was an animated masterpiece. It brought tears to my eyes as I reflected on that time in all our lives where we have to let our action figures or dolls go as we grow up and move on to bigger adventures. It was the perfect ending to the Toy Story franchise.
Over the last decade, Marvel Studios and their Cinematic Universe has dominated the global box office and Hollywood. With this past year’s Avengers: Infinity War changing the game and turning the universe upside down, we wondered how Marvel could keep our thoughts off the still currently untitled Avengers 4 film. Luckily, they have the right person for the job…or should I say woman.
Almost every major city has one for all fans of the genre to attend. It’s not just limited to movies but also television and anime. I’ve attended Awesome Con in Washington D.C. the last two years and have never been disappointed. But there is one convention that claims to title as the crown jewel of conventions. Read More »
Five years ago, a little historical drama called 12 Years a Slave stormed the Academy Awards. It put director Steve McQueen on the map and now he’s roaring back to the big screen with a star-studded crime thriller.
And he couldn’t have picked a better lead than How to Get Away with Murder’s Viola Davis.Read More »
In 2007, every boy and man’s dream came true as the popular Hasbro toy franchise, Transformers, was brought to life on the big screen. Directed by Michael Bay, it was an effects-heavy popcorn flick that stayed true to the core of the series. The future installments, Revenge of the Fallen, Dark of the Moon, Age of Extinction, and The Last Knight, sent the franchise free-falling with the weight of sophomoric humor, overuse of product placements, plots and the length of the films.
And let’s not forget who was at the helm of all these films: Michael Bay.
When a franchise needs some freshening up, prequels are coming.Read More »
Everyone remembers The Lego Movie, right? The 2014 smash-hit was a landmark in visual style and creativity in animation. Along with great humor, voice cast and heartwarming message, The Lego Movie started a major franchise for the Lego brand, including the successful Lego Batman Movie and The Lego Ninjago Movie.
Five years later, it’s time to return to the characters who started it all. Read More »
Have you ever thought about being a hero? A criminal? The love and adoration, the notoriety and disdain of the general public (depending on which side you choose and everyone’s individual opinions) is hard to pass up. Plus you might get to wear a cool outfit; at least buy an expensive suit.
One question though: In that line of work, how good is the medical insurance? Where can you go to get treatment for your many wounds?
This summer, Hotel Artemis provides the service.Read More »