Why ‘Pokemon: Detective Pikachu’ Will Be A Success

Pokémon + Ryan Reynolds + Guardians of the Galaxy writer + Competent Director + Several 1’s and 0’s = A Whole Lotta Money The idea of heartthrob Ryan Reynolds being cast to voice Pikachu makes sense in quite a few ways. $$$ Money!!! Ryan Reynolds took a long time to get a self-regarded hit, more…

Most Anticipated Film & Video Games of February

February 2019 8th – Cold Pursuit 13th – Happy Death Day 2U Isn’t It Romantic 15th – Crackdown 3 Far Cry New Dawn Metro Exodus 22nd – How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World Anthem  

Most Anticipated Film & Video Games of January

January 2019 18th: Glass – Producer/ Writer/ Director M. Night Shyamalan made the biggest hit of his career (The Sixth Sense) before he was 30. He followed it up with Unbreakable before slowly dropping off into obscurity, reaching his critical nadir with the Will Smith bomb After Earth before rebuilding his career most recently with the smash…

Notes on 2018 Award Season

This is my list of favourites with the crucial difference of not caring what other critics have to say, I also don’t change my mind 6 months later and suddenly say “yeah that’s overrated/ that sucks” because I don’t like to waste people’s time. I haven’t seen all the films on this list, it’s not…

The Reason For ’First Man’s Box-Office Under-Performance

To me, First Man, looked cold and with no personality from the commercials.  – Rob Nelson, Deadline comment section I asked my father who was sixteen at the time of the moon landing, why he thought First Man, the follow-up from the Academy Award winning crew of La La Land under-performed at the box-office. He said the same thing…

Who is Sharp Objects’ Wind Gap Killer?

Who can we eliminate as suspects? It’s funny how much I can’t directly eliminate Kansas City Detective Richard “Dick” Willis and St. Louis reporter Camille Preaker off the chart as suspects. They were not in town for the first murder last summer of Ann Nash, or around when Natalie Keen went missing but they were…

Star Trek, Paramount and The Pine-Bluff Variant

When Salary Talks Stall Star Trek, It’s Time for the Enterprise to Look Within and Go Where Kirk Is Gone. Star Trek Box Office: #1 BUDGET $150M, GROSS $257M/ $385M WW, NET <$235M after Publicity & Ads. #2 BUDGET $190M, GROSS $228M/ $467M WW, NET <$277M after P&A. #3 BUDGET $185M, GROSS $158M/ $343M WW, NET <$158M after P&A. Star Trek 4 talks…

‘Sharp Objects’ Has Arrived for Your Summer TV Viewing Pleasure

Here’s a formula for a TV hit: Set in the hot summer schedule, a murder-mystery miniseries rife with water cooler discussion. Split the budget between acting, a cinematic auteur director, ace cinematography, a moody minor string orchestral score and place the rest into licensed music budget into licensing that will have people Shazaming afterwards. Have abstract opening…

Does the 1982 Eddie Murphy classic “48 Hrs.” hold up today?

One of the only podcasts I listen to is The Rewatchables. Many film podcasts usually contain hosts with an infuriating lack of film knowledge and haven’t done their research, but each episode of The Rewatchables that I’ve listened to checks its references. In discussing Walter Hill’s 1982-directed, Joel Silver-produced, Eddie Murphy starring debut 48 hrs., host Bill Simmons in…

Opinion: ‘The Last of Us Part II’ should be rated ‘Adult’s Only’

Video Game audiences have matured, and developer ‘Naughty Dog’ shouldn’t pull punches when telling its story, but neither should the Entertainment Software Ratings Board. By: William Robertson Hume Editors note: updated for clarity. The following video contains: Intense Violence – Graphic and realistic-looking depictions of physical conflict. Extreme and realistic weapons and depictions of human…