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Netflix Movie ‘Sorta Like A Rock Star’ Adds Cast Including Rhenzy Feliz, Carol Burnett & Fred Armisen

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Netflix Movie ‘Sorta Like A Rock Star’ Adds Cast Including Rhenzy Feliz, Carol Burnett & Fred Armisen
Exclusive: Five-time Golden Globe winner Carol Burnett (The Carol Burnett Show), Fred Armisen (Portlandia) and Rhenzy Feliz (Runaways) are among cast to join Auli’i Cravalho (Moana) in Netflix movie Sorta Like A Rock Star.

Rising actor Feliz will star opposite Cravalho in the story of a teenage girl who, despite her difficult circumstances, is preternaturally optimistic about the world. She often helps those around her, resulting in strong bonds with a disparate group of outsiders in her community, until she faces a devastating loss and must confront her own challenges.

Also starring, we can reveal, are Justina Machado (One Day At A Time), Judy Reyes (Claws), Gerald Isaac Waters (Angie Tribeca), Taylor Richardson (Slender Man), and Anthony Jacques (Atypical).

Director Brett Haley’s (Hearts Beat Loud) feature, which begins shoot next month, is an adaptation of Matthew Quick’s (Silver Lining’s Playbook) novel of the same name.

Producers
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Watch the first ten minutes of Pokemon: Detective Pikachu

Coinciding with its digital release, Warner Bros. has officially debuted the first 10 minutes of the live-action adventure Pokemon: Detective Pikachu which you can watch here…

See Also: Blu-ray Review – Pokémon: Detective Pikachu (2019)

“The story begins when ace private eye Harry Goodman goes mysteriously missing, prompting his 21-year-old son Tim to find out what happened. Aiding in the investigation is Harry’s former Pokémon partner, Detective Pikachu: a hilariously wise-cracking, adorable super-sleuth who is a puzzlement even to himself. Finding that they are uniquely equipped to communicate with one another, Tim and Pikachu join forces on a thrilling adventure to unravel the tangled mystery. Chasing clues together through the neon-lit streets of Ryme City—a sprawling, modern metropolis where humans and Pokémon live side by side in a hyper-realistic live-action world—they encounter a diverse cast of Pokémon characters and uncover a shocking plot that could destroy this peaceful co-existence and threaten the whole Pokémon universe.
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Win Pokémon Detective Pikachu on Blu-ray™

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The world of Pokémon comes to life in Ryme City when Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ Pokémon Detective Pikachu arrives on DVD, Blu-ray, 3D Blu- ray, 4K Ultra HD and 4K Steelbook on 16th September. Get it first on Digital Download now. To celebrate the release, we are giving three lucky winners the chance to get their hands on a Blu-ray.

When detective Harry Goodman goes missing, his son Tim (Justice Smith) and Harry’s former Pokémon partner Detective Pikachu (Ryan Reynolds) join forces to unravel the tangled mystery. Chasing clues together on an epic adventure through Ryme City, they uncover a shocking plot that could destroy the whole Pokémon universe.

Pokémon Detective Pikachu also stars Kathryn Newton as Lucy, a junior reporter following her first big story. The supporting cast includes Suki Waterhouse, Omar Chaparro, Chris Geere, multi-platinum-selling singer-songwriter Rita Ora, Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe and Bill Nighy.
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Austin Film Festival & Writers Conference To Honor Oscar-Winning Screenwriters James Ivory and Ron Bass, Unveils Program Lineup

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Austin Film Festival & Writers Conference To Honor Oscar-Winning Screenwriters James Ivory and Ron Bass, Unveils Program Lineup
Exclusive: The 26th Annual Austin Film Festival & Writers Conference is putting some shine on the often unsung and overlooked heroes of film: the writer. This year, the fest revealed that they will be honoring Oscar-winning screenwriters James Ivory with the “Extraordinary Contribution to Film” Award and Ron Bass with the “Distinguished Screenwriter” Award. The fest, which takes place October 24-31, also unveiled their programming which includes conversations with Lulu Wang, director and writer of the critically acclaimed dramedy The Farewell and Sofia Alvarez, the scribe behind the Netflix hit To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before.

Ivory has received multiple Oscar nominations for directing and writing. He won the Oscar for adapting Andre Aciman’s novel Call Me by Your Name which was directed by Luca Guadagnino. He also received the BAFTA and the Writers Guild Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. In addition, he received d Best Director Oscar
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Young Hollywood Graduates in Benny Blanco and Juice Wrld’s Star-Packed Music Video

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Young Hollywood Graduates in Benny Blanco and Juice Wrld’s Star-Packed Music Video
There's nothing that cues up high school memories like Vitamin C's "Graduation (Friends Forever)", which is why it's the perfect sample for Benny Blanco and Juice Wrld's latest collaborative single, "Graduation."

The ode to that special time in a person's life when they're graduating high school was released on Sept. 3 - just in time for the beginning of the new school year - along with a star-packed video that features basically every young Hollywood celebrity. Taking its cues from classic high school films, everyone from Hailee Steinfeld and Justice Smith to Dove Cameron, Noah Cyrus, and Ross Butler receives a little glimpse into their future (and some of them are pretty hilarious).

Watch the music video above to see where everyone winds up after their high school graduation (and the Robot War that is apparently on the horizon) and always remember: "As our lives change / come whatever / we will still be / friends forever.
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Ryan Reynolds reveals why he wanted to do Pokemon: Detective Pikachu

Ryan Reynolds has revealed why he wanted to make a PG-rated Pokemon: Detective Pikachu despite recently being more commonly associated with R-rated films such as The Hitman’s Bodyguard and Deadpool.

Actors tend to attach their names to movie for several different reasons. To work with a specific director, the quality of the script, if the film is award-worthy, or the price tag for agreeing to do the movie. However, the reason Reynolds decided to lend his voice to the titular character in Detective Pikachu was he wanted to make a movie that his kids could actually watch.

In a statement (via: Cinema Blend), Reynolds claimed, “I was excited to do a film that my kids would love. I don’t do a lot of films that are not rated-r. For me, that’s a big one.”

Reynolds currently has two kids with Blake Lively (with a third on the
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Michelle Williams' Hairstylist Shares Best Products to Help Grow Out a Pixie Cut

We love these products, and we hope you do too. E! has affiliate relationships, so we may get a small share of the revenue from your purchases. Items are sold by the retailer, not E!. Ah, the pixie cut. We sorta have a love/hate relationship with this adorable 'do. It's great when you first leave the salon, but can be hard to maintain—and even harder to grow out. To our rescue comes celebrity hairstylist Kristin Heitkotter, who is the go-to hair guru for Michelle Williams, not to mention other famous faces like Busy Philipps, Reese Witherspoon, Kiernan Shipka, Molly Sims, Kathryn Newton, Justice Smith and Norman Reedus. We chatted with the tress tamer about the best hair products...
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Yes, ‘Pokemon Detective Pikachu’ Star Justice Smith Loves ‘Pokemon Go’ (Exclusive Clip)

Yes, ‘Pokemon Detective Pikachu’ Star Justice Smith Loves ‘Pokemon Go’ (Exclusive Clip)
Probably the most notable scene in the movie “Paper Towns” saw the characters played Justice Smith, Nat Wolff and Austin Abrams sing the “Pokemon” theme song when they get scared, and it’s a moment that Smith claims credit for having in the movie. These days, Smith is better known for playing the lead role in “Pokemon Detective Pikachu,” a fitting new step for a guy who loves Pokemon that much.

But judging by some of the special features on the home video release of “Pokemon Detective Pikachu,” Smith’s love for Pokemon really extends to every part of the gargantuan franchise. Above we’ve got a clip from the featurette dubbed “My Pokemon Adventure,” in which Smith and other cast members describe the many, many ways they’ve engaged with the franchise over the years.

For Smith, that definitely includes the video games, including the mobile juggernaut “Pokemon Go,
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Blu-ray Review – Pokémon: Detective Pikachu (2019)

Pokémon: Detective Pikachu, 2019.

Directed by Rob Letterman.

Starring Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith, Kathryn Newton, Bill Nighy, Ken Watanabe, Chris Geere, Suki Waterhouse, Josette Simon, Rita Ora, Karan Soni, Diplo, Omar Chaparro, and Rob Delaney.

Synopsis:

In a world where people collect Pokémon to do battle, a boy comes across an intelligent talking Pikachu who seeks to be a detective.

When it comes to video game adaptations, they don’t have the best track record as far as audience appeal and critical reception go. Pokémon: Detective Pikachu is one of the few exceptions to the rule in the video game film genre as it defied convention by earning a decent enough amount at the box office and praise from critics and audiences. Detective Pikachu is a fun film that anyone can watch and rides on Ryan Reynolds’ charisma as Pikachu and his chemistry with Justice Smith. Now that it’s out on blu-ray,
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‘Moana’ Star Auli’i Cravalho To Lead Cast In Movie ‘Sorta Like A Rock Star’ For Netflix & Director Brett Haley

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Exclusive: Auli’i Cravalho, the voice of Disney smash Moana, has been set to lead cast in Netflix’s feature drama Sorta Like A Rock Star‘, which will now be directed by Brett Haley (Hearts Beat Loud).

Principal photography is set to begin this October on the movie about a teenage girl who, despite difficult circumstances, is preternaturally optimistic about the world and her place in it. She often helps those around her, resulting in powerful bonds with a disparate group of outsiders in her community, until she faces a devastating loss and can no longer ignore the challenges in her own life. Additional casting is under way.

This will be Cravalho’s first non-animated movie. The actress most recently starred in NBC series Rise. Bryce Dallas Howard was previously aboard to direct but we hear had to drop off for scheduling reasons.

Gotham Group’s Ellen Goldsmith-Vein and Lee Stollman
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Listen: ‘Drunk History’ Host Derek Waters on Why There Should Be a Law Banning TV Reboots

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Listen: ‘Drunk History’ Host Derek Waters on Why There Should Be a Law Banning TV Reboots
Derek Waters loves TV history — so much so that he even keeps a collection of old TV Guide magazines at home. As the co-creator and host of Comedy Central’s Emmy-nominated “Drunk History,” it’s perhaps no surprise that Waters reveres classic TV — particularly from his childhood era of the 1980s.

But here’s where he draws the line at nostalgia: Reboots and remakes.

“I hope some day, I’m alive to see some sort of law passed where something, be it ‘The Wizard of Oz,’ once a show or movie [has been given] some sort of accolade, it can be shut,” Waters told Variety‘s “My Favorite Episode” podcast. “You’re not allowed to touch this. Leave it alone.”

Waters’ suggestion: Just re-release a DVD of the original instead. “Don’t change it,” he added. “I’m trying to think of one thing where I’m so glad they rebooted that, and
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Pokemon: Detective Pikachu fails to topple Warcraft as the highest-grossing video game movie of all time

Despite reports this week that Legendary Pictures’ Pokemon: Detective Pikachu has pushed its worldwide gross to $436 million to become the highest-grossing video game adaptation of all time, it seems there’s been some miscalculations on Yahoo! Movies‘ part and the first ever live-action Pokemon movie will instead have to settle for second place.

As reported by Box Office Mojo, Detective Pikachu currently sits on $429.5 million. That leaves it some $4.2 million shy of 2016’s Warcraft, a figure that it has absolutely no chance of accruing given that it made just under $24,000 this past weekend from its six remaining international markets.

Although Warcraft tanked in North America with just $47.4 million, the Duncan Jones-directed fantasy performed well internationally, particularly in China. Detective Pikachu does hold the crown domestically though with its $143.5 million total putting it above 2001’s Lara Croft: Tomb Raider ($131.2 million).

“The story begins when ace private eye Harry Goodman goes mysteriously missing,
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‘Pokemon Detective Pikachu’ Gets 4K, Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Release Dates and Details

Director Rob Letterman's Pokemon Detective Pikachu, the first live-action Pokemon movie, is coming to home video this summer.

The Pokemon Detective Pikachu Digital HD and Digital 4K release arrives first on July 23rd. The release date for the 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD physical disc versions is August 6th.

All 4K versions will feature Hdr and Dolby Atmos audio.

Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith, Kathryn Newton, Suki Waterhouse, Omar Chaparro, Chris Geere, Rita Ora, Ken Watanabe, and Bill Nighy star in what will surely turn into a new franchise for Warner Bros. The film has earned over $425 million at the global box office thus far.

The bonus features are highlighted by a Mr. Mime audio commentary, which is ironic considering Mr. Mime is incapable of producing audio of any kind. Here's everything included:

Detective Mode

Alternate Opening

My Pokémon Adventure

Creating the World of Detective Pikachu: Welcome to Ryme
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‘Pokémon Detective Pikachu’ Makes Its Blu-ray And DVD Debut In August

Pokémon Detective Pikachu will hit Blu-ray, 4K Uhd Combo Pack, and DVD on August 6, with a digital release set for July 23. For a limited time only each version will include a special Pokémon Trading Card Game card.

The feature, which centers on the adventures Detective Pikachu (Ryan Reynolds), also stars Justice Smith (Jurassic World: [...]

The post ‘Pokémon Detective Pikachu’ Makes Its Blu-ray And DVD Debut In August appeared first on Hollywood Outbreak.
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Bo Report: Disney’s ‘Aladdin’ soars, promising start for Damon Gameau’s ‘2040’

Damon Gameau.

Disney’s live action update of 1992 animated blockbuster Aladdin cast its spell over cinemas in Australia and worldwide last weekend while Damon Gameau’s feature documentary 2040 attracted appreciative audiences and is positioned for a long run.

Gameau’s journey, which explores what the world could look like by 2040 if the best solutions already available to improve the planet are adopted, raked in $198,000 on 92 screens, which brings the total including extensive previews and festival screenings to $321,000.

Takings on Sunday were up 5 per cent on Saturday, reversing the usual trend. The Palace circuit, which offered free tickets to students aged up to 18 on Saturday and Sunday, accounted for more than 30 per cent of total admissions.

The distributor, Madman Entertainment MD Paul Wiegard expects a first-week take of $400,000, telling If: “The Sunday uptick is super encouraging, indicating the film is playing well with family audiences.

“We are very pleased with where the film has landed.
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Has ‘Pokémon: Detective Pikachu’ Captured Enough Box Office to Spark a New Movie Franchise?

Has ‘Pokémon: Detective Pikachu’ Captured Enough Box Office to Spark a New Movie Franchise?
Despite the conductivity of iron — and vibranium, probably — “Pokémon: Detective Pikachu” didn’t quite have the juice to topple “Avengers: Endgame” from its box office perch in the Marvel blockbuster’s third weekend.

But the Legendary Entertainment and Warner Bros. release, which stars Justice Smith (“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom”) and Ryan Reynolds as the voice of the yellow pocket monster Pikachu, has performed strongly enough to suggest the studio may have a new franchise on its hands — a sequel is already in development.

The film has grossed $94 million domestically through two weekends, with a slightly steeper than usual 54% week-to-week drop off from its $58.0 million debut weekend. But despite opening in the shadow of “Avengers,” that first-weekend gross earned still marks the biggest opening ever for a big screen adaptation of a video game.

And perhaps more importantly, “Detective Pickachu” has reigned No. 1 at the international box office for two straight weeks.
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The Pokémon Company Reveals Best Look Yet At New Armored Mewtwo

This year is shaping up to be one hell of a ride for Pokémon fans. The franchise, which has remained consistently popular since its inception in the late 90s, has never left fans wanting for reasons to get excited, of course, but 2019, in particular, has cranked hype levels way beyond their usual safe levels. Having kicked off the year with the announcement of two brand new Nintendo Switch games, fans of the core RPG series are quite rightly chomping at the bit for any and all new details on that front, but there’s been – and continues to be – plenty of content in the pipeline to help pass the time.

One of those, of course, is Detective Pikachu. The franchise’s first ever foray into live-action cinema has been hailed as the best big screen video game adaptation to date, earning stars Ryan Reynolds and Justice Smith thousands of new fans in the process.
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Bo Report: Keanu Reeves kicks butt in third ‘John Wick’ edition

‘John Wick: Chapter 3: Parabellum.

Defying the law of diminishing returns for sequels, the latest iteration of Lionsgate’s John Wick franchise made more money in its first weekend in Australia than the lifetime total of the previous edition.

Meanwhile Disney/Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame set new milestones in the Us and internationally and Wayne Blair’s Top End Wedding maintained momentum in its third weekend.

Bollywood romantic comedy De De Pyaar De had a respectable debut while Mike Leigh’s Peterloo and Spanish thriller The Realm tanked.

The top 20 titles generated $14.4 million, 13 per cent down on the previous weekend, according to Numero.

Released by Studiocanal, John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum grabbed $4.1 million on 260 locations and $4.3 million including previews. That eclipsed the predecessor which opened with $1.8 million in 2017 and ended up with $4.25 million.

Directed by series regular Chad Stahelski and starring Keanu Reeves, Halle Berry, Ian McShane and Angelica Huston,
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‘Pokemon: Detective Pikachu’ Review – Second Opinion

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Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith, Kathryn Newton, Bill Nighy, Ken Watanabe, Chris Geere, Suki Waterhouse, Josette Simon, Alejandro De Mesa, Rita Ora, Karan Soni | Written by Dan Hernandez, Benji Samit, Rob Letterman, Derek Connolly | Directed by Rob Letterman

Pokémon: Detective Pikachu is directed by Rob Letterman and stars Justice Smith as Tim Goodman with the addition of the voice of Ryan Reynolds as the titular Pokémon character Pikachu, who collide together after Tim is brought back into Ryme City after his Police Office father has been killed in a suspicious car accident, resulting in a partnership to get to the bottom of this mystery case. Letterman’s film is sadly eye gouging traumatic for an hour and forty minutes that feels more like torture than family entertainment. The resulting film has to be the most generic property going at the moment. The voice of Reynolds does very little and the film has no heart,
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Detective Pikachu Scribes Want An American Idol-Style Jigglypuff Sequel

No less than a week out the gate and talk of sequels to Detective Pikachu are already doing the rounds. It’s hardly surprising, though, is it? As far as video game flicks go, the combination has had nill but a troubled past filled with B-movie quality adaptations and poorly-written scripts, but Pokémon’s first foray into live action has bucked that trend. Make no mistake, Detective Pikachu won’t be winning any Oscars (though its gorgeous special effects definitely deserve recognition) when awards season next swings around, but it’s a solid movie that proves, finally, that video game adaptations can work in cinema.

Ryan Reynolds’ casting as the titular yellow mouse is a major strength, no doubt, but with his and Tim Goodman’s (Justice Smith) story now finished, how do the film’s writers intend to progress the series with potential future sequels? At this time, Warner Bros.
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