Carol Unleashes Her Powers In A Brand New ‘Captain Marvel’ Trailer

“The story follows Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races.  Set in the 1990s, “Captain Marvel” is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.”

Directed by: Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck

Cast: Brie Larson, Gemma Chan, Lee Pace, Samuel L. Jackson, Jude Law, Djimon Hounsou, Ben Mendelsohn, Clark Gregg, Mckenna Grace

Release Date: March 8th, 2019

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Did ‘Detective Pikachu’ Just Become My Most Anticipated Film of 2019!?

Written by Megan Williams

If you had told me a year ago that my most anticipated film of2019 was about a photo-realistic Pokemon, voiced by Ryan Reynolds, that had tosolve a crime, I would’ve laughed. A lot.

And yet…

The trailer for Warner Bros. Detective Pikachu film was released on 12th November and has currently gained over 37 million views on Youtube. Detective Pikachu is a live action/CGI animated feature, based on the Nintendo 3DS game of the same name. It follows Tim Goodman, son of well-known detective Harry Goodman, as he teams up with Pikachu to solve the disappearance of his father.

I always found the idea of Detective Pikachu very strange, as the source material also features a talking Pikachu who solves crimes. It’s a very different concept to what the original games are and, as I sat down to watch the trailer; I was completely prepared to hate it.

I can now say, with confidence, that this film looks like a lot of fun and I cannot wait to see it.

The visual effects look incredible. The Pokemon are amixture of photo-realistic and cartoonish designs, which I think is the bestroute to go down when bringing Pokemon into a real world setting. They alsolook how any Pokemon fan would expect them to look: for example, Pikachu is fluffywhile Bulbasaur is scaly.

The trailer features various Pokemon from different generations, from a ferocious looking Charizard (which was from my generation of Pokemon in the 90’s) to a realistic-looking Greninja from the 6thGeneration (2013-2014). Because it’ll feature Pokemon from different generations, it’ll definitely appeal to Pokemon fans of all ages.  

The only issue I have with this film so far is the voice for Pikachu, who is Ryan Reynolds. As weird as this sounds, the voice doesn’t fit the character; personally, I would’ve chosen a younger actor like Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things, IT: Chapter 1).

But, ultimately, I didn’t expect to love this trailer as much as I do: we now live in a world where a live-action Pokemon film exists and, from the trailer, it looks surprisingly good. Let’s hope this will be the video game-to-film adaptation that breaks the curse of the video game film genre.

Detective Pikachu is out in cinemas 10th May 2019.

Dwayne Johnson Is The Rock Again In The First Trailer For Stephen Merchant’s ‘Fighting With My Family’

Fighting With My Family is a comedy-drama written, executive produced and directed by Emmy, BAFTA and Golden Globe award winner Stephen Merchant, based on the true personal story of WWE Superstar Paige and her family of professional wrestlers”

The film is inspired by the Channel 4 documentary The Wrestlers: Fighting With My Family and tells the story of reformed gangster and former wrestler Ricky, his wife Julia, daughter Saraya and son Zak who make a living performing in tiny venues across the country. Ricky and Julia want a better life for their children and when brother and sister get the chance to audition for WWE, it seems the family dream is coming true and all their troubles will be solved. However, Saraya and Zak are about to learn that becoming a WWE Superstar demands more than they ever imagined possible as athletes and siblings.

Wrestling has always kept this family together — but now it could tear them apart.

Directed by: Stephen Merchant

Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Florence Pugh, Lena Headey, Nick Frost, Stephen Merchant, Vince Vaughn, and Jack Lowden

Release Date: 1st March 2019

Intriguing First Teaser Trailer For Rupert Wyatt’s ‘Captive State’ Released

“Set in a Chicago neighborhood nearly a decade after an occupation by an extra-terrestrial force, “Captive State” explores the lives on both sides of the conflict – the collaborators and dissidents.”

Directed by: Rupert Wyatt

Cast: Vera Farmiga, John Goodman, Machine Gun Kelly, Madeline Brewer

Release Date: April 12th, 2019

Netflix Release New Trailer For ‘The Land of Steady Habits’

“Feeling trapped in the stifling, wealthy enclave of Westport, Connecticut, Anders Hill (Ben Mendelsohn) retires from his job in finance and leaves his wife (Edie Falco) in the hopes that it will renew his lust for life. However, he’s quickly faced with the startling reality of his choices; he spends his days looking for things to decorate his empty shelves, sleeping with strangers and feeling terribly lost.”

Directed by: Nicole Holofcener

Cast: Natalie Gold, Ben Mendelsohn, Connie Britton

Release Date: September 14th, 2018 (Netflix)

All Hell Breaks Loose In Brand New Trailer For A24’s ‘Slice’

“When a pizza delivery driver is murdered on the job, the city searches for someone to blame: ghosts? drug dealers? a disgraced werewolf?”

Directed by: Austin Vesely

Cast: Chance the Rapper, Zazie Beetz, Rae Gray, Paul Scheer, Joe Keery

Release Date: TBA

Brand New Red Band ‘The Happytime Murders’ Trailer Features Social Media Reactions

“No Sesame. All Street. THE HAPPYTIME MURDERS is a filthy comedy set in the seedy underbelly of Los Angeles where puppets and humans coexist.  Two clashing detectives with a shared secret, one human (Melissa McCarthy) and one puppet, are forced to work together again to solve the brutal murders of the former cast of a beloved classic puppet television show.”

Directed by: Brian Henson

Cast: Melissa McCarthy, Maya Rudolph, Joel McHale, Elizabeth Banks

Release Date: August 17th, 2018

First Trailer For Amazon Studios’ ‘Beautiful Boy’ Packs An Emotional Punch

“‘Based on the best-selling pair of memoirs from father and son David and Nic Sheff, Beautiful Boy chronicles the heartbreaking and inspiring experience of survival, relapse, and recovery in a family coping with addiction over many years.  “

Directed by: Felix Van Groeningen

Cast: Steve Carell, Timothée Chalamet, Maura Tierney and Amy Ryan.

Release Date: January 18th, 2019 (Oct 12th, 2018 in the US)

 

Robert Pattinson & Mia Wasikowska Star In First Trailer For ‘Damsel’

“It’s the age of The Wild West, circa 1870. An affluent pioneer, Samuel Alabaster ventures deep into the American wilderness to reunite with and marry the love of his life, Penelope. For his journey he brings Butterscotch, a miniature horse intended as a wedding present for his bride, and enlists drunkard Parson Henry to conduct the ceremony. As they traverse the lawless frontier their once simple journey grows treacherous, and the lines between hero, villain, and damsel are blurred.”

Directed by: David Zellner, Nathan Zellner

Cast: Robert Pattinson, Mia Wasikowska, David Zellner, Nathan Zellner, Robert Forster

Release Date: June 22nd, 2018 (US, no UK release date yet)