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ALL THE BRIGHT PLACES (2020): New Trailer Starring Elle Fanning, Justice Smith, Keegan-Michael Key, Alexandra Shipp…

All The Bright Places (2020), Elle Fanning, Justice Smith
All The Bright Places (2020), Elle Fanning, Justice Smith

Based on Jennifer Niven’s best selling book of the same name, All The Bright Places is a drama / romance starring Elle Fanning and Justice Smith.

Directed by Brett Haley; Violet (Fanning) and Theodore (Smith) meet and impact each other’s lives in positive ways while struggling with the emotional and physical scars of their past.

Additional key cast includes Keegan Michael Key, Alexandra Shipp, Luke Wilson…

I can’t help but compare movies where teenagers fall in love but at least one of them is unwell to the rather good The Fault in Our Stars (2014). I’m interested to see the ways in which this is different.

Nicole Forester, Felix Mallard, Lamar Johnson, Ming Wang, Kelli O’Hara, Sofia Hasmik, Paige Neuenschwander, Jack DeVillers and Andrew Van Camp also star.

All The Bright Things Release Dates: February 28th, 2020 (US)…

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Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019), Warner Bros. Pictures
Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019), Warner Bros. Pictures

I enjoyed Pikachu’s cuteness, his red cheeks and the vibrant yellow of his fur. I remember being relieved when 20 minutes in, I finally heard Ryan Reynolds as the voice of Pikachu. Nevertheless, it’s unfortunate that I can’t say I had a good time while watching Pokémon Detective Pikachu.

From director Rob Letterman and set in  a world where people collect pocket monsters (Pokémon) to do battle, Pokémon Detective Pikachu focuses on  an intelligent monster (Pikachu) who wants to be a detective, and his new lonely friend Tim (Justice Smith).

I must first admit that I never really got into Pokémon as a child and I’m sure this has a little something to do with why I didn’t enjoy Letterman’s film – but only a little something.

In all honesty, I thought the film would have been funnier. But instead, the main focus is on a troubled father/son relationship resulting in some rather emotional scenes, most of which felt awkward and somehow out of place. Certainly out of place with my expectations at least, but also I feel, out of place with the tone that was set in the trailer.

There’s even a moment where it seemed obvious that the simple removal of a certain item of headgear towards the end, could have prevented a lot of mayhem, but I guess to keep the story moving, the obviousness of that solution seemed to be deliberately ignored.

Overall, Pokémon Detective Pikachu is a movie very likely most enjoyed by long time fans of Pokémon. As a non-superfan, I unfortunately think that the script/story needed more work.

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POKÉMON DETECTIVE PIKACHU (2019): New Trailer From Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith…

Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019), Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith
Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019), Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith

Read my spoiler-free movie review of Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019)

Set in a world where people collect pocket monsters (Pokémon) to do battle, Justice Smith ( Jurassic World – Fallen Kingdom (2018is a boy who meets an intelligent monster named Pikachu who wants to be a detective.

Pokémon Detective Pikachu is directed by Rob Letterman while Ryan Reynolds voices Pikachu.

I personally know of Pikachu but I don’t know much about Pokemon. I’m mostly curious because I rather like Smith; even though I’ve only ever seen him in Jurassic World – Falling Kingdom.

It probably goes without saying but Reynolds’s involvement is another reason i’m watching.

Suki Waterhouse, Bill Nighy, Kathryn Newton, Rita Ora, Chris Geere, Ken Watanabe, Karan Soni and Kadiff Kirwan also star.

Pokémon Detective Pikachu Release Dates: May 10th, 2019 (US & UK)…

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EVERY DAY (2018): New Trailer From Justice Smith, Maria Bello, Angourie Rice…

Every Day (2018), Angourie Rice.png

Based on the novel by David Levithan, Every Day is a drama / romance about a shy teenager who’s in love with someone who transforms into another person every day.

Directed by Michael Sucsy; Justice Smith, Maria Bello and Angourie Rice star…

I’m looking forward to finding out how the film makers involved make this story work. Especially since the concept is so intriguing.

Lucas Jade Zumann, Colin Ford, Owen Teague, DebbieRyan and Lucas Jade Zumann also star.

Every Day Release Dates: February 23rd, 2018 (US)…

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