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‘Pokémon’ Live-Action Series in Development at Netflix — Report

Netflix subscribers, prepare to catch ’em all. A live-action television adaptation of “Pokémon” is reportedly in the works.Variety reported on Monday that “Lucifer” showrunner Joe Henderson has been attached to write and executive produce the untitled series, which is in the early stages of development. The series will mark Hollywood’s second live-adaptation of the multimedia […]

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Justice Smith Comes Out as Queer, Voices Support for Black Queer and Trans Lives

Actor Justice Smith took to his Instagram to show his solidarity and support for Black queer lives and Black trans lives while also coming out as queer.Smith, who has appeared in “Pokemon: Detective Pikachu,” “The Get Down” and “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,” shared that he and “Queen Sugar” actor Nicholas Ashe are a couple.In his […]

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‘Avengers: Endgame’ Holds the Edge Over ‘Pokemon Detective Pikachu’

For the first time in nearly a year, two films grossed over $50 million in one weekend. In its third weekend, “Avengers: Endgame” edged out “Pokémon Detective Pikachu,” but the margin was closer than projected. There were three other wide releases, but these two films made up two thirds of the overall total. Still, with […]

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Box Office: ‘Detective Pikachu’ Catches $5.7 Million on Thursday Night

“Pokémon Detective Pikachu” caught $5.7 million during Thursday night preview screenings in North America.That figure nearly matched the $5.9 million in Thursday previews for “Shazam!,” which went on to earn $53.5 million in its domestic debut weekend on April 5-7. Cheerleading comedy “Poms” scored $225,000 at 2,000 sites on Thursday night.Warner Bros.-Legendary’s “Detective Pikachu” is […]

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‘Detective Pikachu’ Looks for Strong Opening While ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Set to Top $700M

Mother’s Day weekend is looking as if it will be yet another Avengers-led weekend at the box office as Avengers: Endgame will become only the fourth film ever to top $700 million at the domestic box office this weekend, but this holiday weekend won’t only be about Avengers. Warner Bros. is releasing the highly anticipated […]

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Toy story: why Hollywood can’t stop kidulting

From Detective Pikachu to Sonic the Hedgehog, when did audiences Ok the big brand movie?Orson Welles memorably described his final role, voicing the baddie in 1986 animation The Transformers: The Movie, as “a big toy who attacks a bunch of smaller toys”. Such dismissiveness would be way out of line in today’s moviescape. Instead, we […]

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‘Missing Link’ Again Tops Studios’ TV Ad Spending

In this week’s edition of the Variety Movie Commercial Tracker, powered by the TV ad measurement and attribution company iSpot.tv, Annapurna Pictures claims the top spot in spending for the second week in a row with “Missing Link.”Ads placed for the animated film had an estimated media value of $5.91 million through Sunday for 1,852 […]

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