In a world where people collect pocket-size monsters (pokemon) to do battle, a boy comes across an intelligent monster who seeks to be a detective.
O. M. G. They did it. They actually did it? Detective Pikachu has been on the production slate for a while and I, like many, assume it would be a project that never got off the ground. But here’s a trailer. And it looks pretty good. The idea of a buddy cop film with a Ryan Reynolds-voiced Pikachu is difficult to not get on board with. The Mr. Mime scene was pretty funny and I hope there are more scenes like that. I suspect that there will be a lot of discussion on the art direction of the Pokemon in the film. A lot of the scaly Pokemon look a bit odd in my opinion but the Greninjas look cool and Pikachu looks adorable which is vital. I’m hoping there is a decent story to go along with the high levee of detail they appear to have put into making this world. This look very easter egg rich.
Pokemon: Detective Pikachu is scheduled to release in cinemas 16 June 2019
Toy Story 4
Woody and Buzz embark on a quest to find Woody's romantic interest, Bo Peep.
Meh. It is totally what I thought it was going to be, a 90 second panning shot of all the different characters we know and love. Sure there is some fork character but it gives us pretty much no information about the film out than that it is coming out, which is fine. I can only assume this was made purely for people who weren’t aware that Toy Story 4 has long been in development or seen the release dates for next year.
Toy Story 4 releases in cinemas 20 June 2019
An animated adventure in which the free-spirited UglyDolls confront what it means to be different, struggle with a desire to be loved, and ultimately discover who you truly are is what matters most.
This isn’t a trailer. It’s a music video. And with a cast that includes musical talent like Kelly Clarkson, Blake Shelton & Janelle Monae that makes sense. But if you are trying to sell this movie to people who don’t have any attachment to you towline, you really need to do a bit more. Also Pitbull? Really?
Ugly Dolls releases in cinemas 27 June 2019
The charismatic Sir Lionel Frost considers himself to be the world's foremost investigator of myths and monsters. The trouble is none of his small-minded high-society peers seems to recognize this. Sir Lionel's last chance for acceptance by the adventuring elite rests on traveling to America's Pacific Northwest to prove the existence of a legendary creature. A living remnant of Man's primitive ancestry. The Missing Link.
This is a fantastically put together trailer. I love how the narrator and the film footage work together to make jokes and make the trailer more than just some footage cut together. The film looks pretty good as well. Laika have a pretty good track record and this looks like it will be a lot of fun. Zach Galifianakis as Mr Link is a great piece of casting.
Missing Link releases in cinemas 12 April 2019
Five Feet Apart
A pair of teenagers with life-threatening illnesses meet in a hospital and fall in love.
Am I a sucker for films about teens with life threatining diseases? maybe. I enjoyed The Fault in Our Stars, I love Me and Earl and The Dying Girl and I’m kinda keen to see this. The leads are instantly likable, although it is hard to see Cole Sprouse playing anyone but Jughead from Riverdale at the moment.
Five Feet Apart releases in cinemas 22 March 2019
Isn’t It Romantic
A young woman disenchanted with love mysteriously finds herself trapped inside a romantic comedy.
Amusing concept, even if at first it felt like the Amy Schumer movie I Feel Pretty, which from all reports wasn’t good. This looks like it could be a fun satire of romantic comedies, and the director does have a good track record, having previously The Final Girls,a horror movie satire.
Isn’t It Romantic releases in cinemas 14 February 2019
A body washes ashore in the small fishing village of Orphelin Bay, inhabited by half siren/half humans known as Tidelanders.
Tidelands is the first original Netflix show made in Australia and it looks alright. There really isn’t a lot to go on from this teaser. There’s certainly some sort of supernatural element to the show and it definitely looks Australian (I got Aussie police drama vibes straight away). Will be keen to see another trailer but this one has really moved the needle.
Tidelands is coming to Netflix 14 December 2018
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season 2
After Midge’s triumph at the Gaslight, the fallout from her takedown of Sophie Lennon looms large, making her climb up the comedy ladder more challenging than ever. As the actual grind of being a comic begins to take its toll on Midge, the pressure to come clean to her family weighs on her – especially as her choices have a ripple effect on everyone around her.
This trailer does a good job of not really spoiling anything for people who have not given this show at shot yet while providing enough to leave those of us who have with faith that the show is still going to be of the same quality. The trailer leans heavily on letting you know that the show has won a stack of awards, which makes sense. What’s the point of winning all these awards if you can’t brag about it? I’m keen to see where things go this season, although I’m surprised there was no footage of Jane Lynch or Zachary Levi who are apparently playing recurring characters this season.
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel returns to Amazon Prime Video on 5 December 2018
In the wake of an unknown global terror, a mother must find the strength to flee with her children down a treacherous river in search of safety. Due to unseen deadly forces, the perilous journey must be made blindly
To be honest, I couldn’t get on board with the premise. Creatures that making you face your darkest fears when you see them? How? The film feels like a mashup of A Quiet Place and The Mist. The thing with the bells is kinda eerie but what purpose do they play. Honestly, this trailer only made me ask questions about this world. And why is it called Bird Box!?!
Bird Box is coming to Netflix 21 December 2018