Netflix changed the game of television programming with its original programming with shows like House of Cards and Orange Is The New Black. Last year, Netflix changed the game again, this time with original films, with the Oscar-nominated, slice of life film Roma. Those who thought the Alfonso Cuaron film was a one-off film for Netflix entering the awards game, you were wrong as Marriage Story aims to devastate your heart.
New year, new movies. Now that the fireworks have faded and the first week of the 2019 is in the books, let’s look to the rest of the year.
Some franchises are closing their current chapters like the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the Star Wars sequel trilogy. Disney looks to continue their silver screen dominance with live action retellings and there will be those small films that aren’t making much noise for now that will roar with larger crowds through audience word of mouth. These lists are always fun to predict what could be really good and what could potentially bomb (I really hope nothing on this list does).
So without further ado…
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.