‘Detective Pikachu’ Trailer Has Dropped!

This week is the launch of a new Pokémon game, and with it we got a first look at Pokémon Detective Pikachu, with the lovable electric mouse being voiced by Deadpool himself, Ryan Reynolds.

Along with Reynolds, Pokémon Detective Pikachu stars Kathryn Newton and Ken Watanabe and is directed by Rob Letterman who is best known for writing the animated movies Monsters vs. Aliens and Shark Tale, as well as directing the first Goosebumps film in 2015.

I’ve known about this movie coming on the distant horizon for a while now.  I’ve been very negative on the idea of making a live action Pokémon movie, I’ve been even more pessimistic on Deadpool being the voice of Pikachu.  So when I heard that a trailer had finally dropped for this film I was ready to rip it apart.  And after viewing this trailer I can say with full certainly that this is a pretty good trailer – I liked it, shockingly!

The world that they have built with a noir type of atmosphere really works for this Pokémon world.  The jokes in the trailer landed and the voice of Ryan Reynolds coming out of Pikachu’s mouth is surprisingly funny.  The look of the Pokémon also way better than I could have imagined. I now have to publicly admit that I will be seeing Pokémon Detective Pikachu.

Now, a great trailer does not mean a good film.  All it means is that they hired the right people to put out good advertising.  I may still get my chance to destroy this movie.  Or I may end up really enjoying it – either way I win.

Pokémon Detective Pikachu will be in theaters on May 10th, 2019.

What did you think of this trailer?  Were you like me in doubting this project but liking the trailer?  Or are you still not sold?  Leave a comment below and let’s make a discussion out of it.

 

 

Director Ridley Scott Is Working On ‘Gladiator 2’

In a world where Hollywood seems eager to mine every successful property for reboots, spinoffs, and sequels, we shouldn’t be surprised that this happened.  According to a report by Deadline director Ridley Scott has begun the process in developing a sequel to academy award winning, and beloved 2000 film, Gladiator.

According to the report Scott will continue the story in Gladiator 2 with Lucius, the son of Lucilla, who was the nephew of Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix).  In the 2000 film, Lucius and his mother Lucilla are saved by Maximus (Russell Crowe) and in doing so this act left a very strong impression on Lucius.

Now, while many would be quick to think this sounds terrible, don’t do it.  This story is better than what Scott was rumored to be doing with the property a few years ago when he was planning on resurrecting Maximus (spoiler alert for the 18 year old movie, he dies), and continuing the story with the original gladiator, Russell Crowe once again in the leading role.

So, yea, could be worse.  However, is it needed?  We will have to find the answer to that for ourselves once the movie hits theaters.  At this time there is no expected release date.

What do you think of a Gladiator 2? Will you go out and see it, or no matter what going to avoid it?  Leave a comment below and let’s make a discussion out of it.

It’s Confirmed! ‘Bad Boys 3’ Is Officially Happening

It has been several years since the last Bad Boys movie came out – 2003 to be exact! Now, 15 years later the 3rd installment of the film has been officially announced.

Today Will Smith took to his Instagram account to enthusiastically announce that, “It’s Official. Bad boys 3 is happening, it’s official.”  You can check out the Instagram post below.

The journey for Bad Boys 3, officially titled Bad Boys for Life, has been extremely rocky up until now.  There have been rumors of this film getting the green light for years; we’d hear progress, then nothing, then progress starting again, and then nothing.  However, back in May, Sony announced that Bad Boys for Life  would finally get a release date of January 17, 2020 but his was only after the film had been pulled from the release date calendar for nearly a year, so many, including myself, were skeptical.

In fact just last year, star of the franchise Martin Lawrence was asked to comment on any progress with the Bad Boys for Life project where he said the following:

I don’t think we’re going to get one, not the way everything’s turning out.  Will is off doing another movie, and I don’t think it’s going to happen.  I’m there, I’m ready right now. If they wanted to do it, I’m ready, but I don’t have control of that. That’s the studio’s decision.”

Thankfully Lawrence was wrong because the pieces seem to be coming together.  The latest script for the film is being penned by Chris Bremner who did The Wedding Ringer and is being directed by Adil El Arbi and Balall Fallah.

 

Will Smith Animated Trailer For ‘Spies in Disguise’

It has been a very long time since we saw Will Smith animated movie, and the long wait is over! Today we got our first look at the new animated movie from Sony and Blue Sky production, Spies in Disguise.

Spies in Disguise is helmed by first time directors Nick Bruno and Troy Quane.  Adding their voices alongside Smith is Karen GillanTom Holland, and Rashida Jones.

From the very short amount of information given in this trailer, it still looks awesome.  It is about time we got Will Smith back into an animated role, his voice as a Pigeon is perfect.

Spies in Disguise will open on September 13, 2019.

What did you think of this trailer?  Will you be seeing this movie in a year when it comes out?  Leave a comment below and let’s make it a discussion.

Ramantic Comedy Trailer for ‘Isn’t it Romantic’

October is wrapping up and November is starting, that means it’s time to start getting trailers for those romantic movies that will be coming out in February, and here is our first for Isn’t It Romantic.

Isn’t It Romantic stars Rebel WilsonLiam Hemsworth, and Adam Devine is the leading roles and is directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson

If you are a fan of romantic comedies this is sure to do the trick. There has been a drought of good romantic comedies in the past couple of years, and this one looks to be pretty funny.

Isn’t it Romatic  will hit theaters on February 14, 2019.

What did you think of the trailer? Are you going to be seeing this on Valentine’s day? Leave a comment below and let’s make it a discussion.

First Trailer for ‘Tyler Perry’s a Madea Family Funeral’

It’s here! Another trailer for another Madea film has hit the web.  However, it seems like this might be the last Madea movie that actor and director Tyler Perry will create.  Check out the trailer below.

Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral will be the 11th film in the franchise.  The series started with Diary of a Mad Black Woman back in 2005, and has had Tyler Perry in the leading role and directing from its sequel on.

If Perry is to be believed, he will be putting his Madea character to rest.  This does not mean Madea dies in the new movie, just that Perry is done playing the character. During a broadcast on SiriusXM radio Perry said:

I’m happy to kill that old bitch.  I’m tired, man. I’m doing one last tour in 2019 – the farewell tour – and the last movie is Madea’s Funeral that I shot two years ago. So we’re gonna say goodbye.”

The film is set for a release date of March 1st of 2019.

What did you think of this trailer?  Are you a fan of the Madea movies?  What do you think of this movie being the last one?  Leave a comment below and let’s make it a discussion.

‘IT’ Director Will Helm Live-Action ‘Attack on Titan’ Movie

This seems to be the month of announcing anime based, live-action movies.  However, this is probably the best project to be announced so far.

Andy Muschietti, who masterfully directed the nightmare inducing, IT, has been tagged to direct the live-action adaptation of the heavily adored manga and anime series Attack on Titan.  Muschietti will be working in tandem with Warner Brothers to get this project done.

Attack on Titan is one of the most popular manga series, selling over 76 million copies since its inception in 2009.  It tells the story of man’s struggle to survive in world overrun by giant, man-eating humanoid creatures known as  Titans.  It is a fight for humanity’s survival amidst its almost certain extinction.  Continue reading “‘IT’ Director Will Helm Live-Action ‘Attack on Titan’ Movie”

Reel Movie News Episode 1!!

The first audio only episode that has the rundown of everything that happened in the past week in the world of movie news and trailers! I talk about Wonder Woman, Pirates of the Caribbean, SpongeBob, My Hero Academia and a lot more! Check out the link below, and don’t forget to like, comment and subscribe.

Don’t want to listen to the entire think?  That’s fine.  Follow the links below to get the individual topics.

1.  Box Office October 19-21

2. Wonder Woman 1984 Changes Its release date

3. Pirates of the Caribbean May Get a Reboot

4. SpongeBob SquarePants Movie With Hanz Zimmer Screening 

5.  My Hero Academia Live Action Movie

6. The Prodigy, How to Train Your Dragon 3, Cold Pursuit, Bohemian Rhapsody

 

 

 

Final Trailer for The Queen Movie, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

The final trailer for the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody has dropped and still showcases the crazy energy of Freddie Mercury through the eyes of actor Rami Malek.

Like previous trailers this one shows the recording process and stage performance of Queen’s most iconic songs.  However, this trailer goes a little bit further to show that this movie will also be tackling the more personal side of Freddie Mercury, from topics like him changing his name to fit in better all the way to his sexuality.

Aside from Male, the cast also includes Lucy BoyntonGwilym Lee, Joseph Mazzello, and Mike Myers.  There are two directors for this film, but only one credited.  Dexter Fletcher was brought in to finish directing duties when director Bryan Singer was fired from production due to on-set behavior and not showing up for filming.  However, due to Singer having finished most of the directing duties before his departure, he gets the directing credit.

Bohemian Rhapsody is set to hit theaters on November 2.  The film has been getting great reviews from critics so far, so me sure to check this out.  Especially if you are a Queen fa.

What did you think of this trailer?  Are you planning on seeing the film when it is released?  Leave a comment below and let’s make a discussion out of it.

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Live Action ‘My Hero Academia Movie’ Is On Its Way

On Wednesday, Legendary pictures dropped a bombshell when they announced that they would be adapting Kohei Horikoshi‘s very popular manga franchise My Hero Academia into a live action feature film.

This is not the first anime adaptation Legendary picture has taken on.  On May 10th of next year they will be releasing Pokémon Detective Pikachu. However, My Hero Academia is currently one of the most watched anime’s currently in the world.  Taking on this project is sure to cause controversy.

The manga version of the My Hero Academia series centers around Deku, a.k.a Izuku Midoriya, a young boy who daydreams about being a hero but is clearly not a likely candidate – that’s because he lives in a world where four out of every five people have superpowers (called “quirks”) which means an “average” kids is neither common nor close to average.  Izuku fights against the odds and enrolls in one of the world’s most prestigious and intimidating hero academies where he will find challenges that require him to risk everything to prove himself to be truly special.

While this sounds like an absolutely awesome movie (the anime sure is), nearly all live action attempts at popular anime have failed at the box office as well as critically.  This is going to come down to having a very over the top budget to keep up with the powers that the kids display in the manga, as well as perfect casting.

What do you think of this live action rendition of My Hero Academia?  Will it be one of the only live action remakes that succeeds, or will it join the likes of many others and fail miserably?  Leave a comment below and let’s make a discussion out of it.

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