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Now Playing: “Pokemon: Detective Pikachu” in Theaters Everywhere (5/10/2019)

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I’ve already discussed the film “Pokemon: Detective Pikachu” over on my Lifestyle Entertainment website “The Chronicles of Piercing Ken” by sharing its first two trailers (seen HERE and HERE) and if you haven’t yet enjoyed that weirdness I cannot stress it any more emphatically that you do since its some wild stuff. Today, the film opens up in theaters everywhere and I think that this is going to be one crazy ride. Let’s review the premise and casting after the theatrical poster.

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The Premise: In the Pokémon universe, Tim Goodman is a former Pokémon Trainer and the son of prominent detective Harry Goodman. When his father disappears in a car crash, Tim arrives in Ryme City and ends up meeting Detective Pikachu who was Harry’s former Pokémon partner. Tim is somehow able to understand the Detective, and they reluctantly team up to find Harry and uncover the mystery surrounding his disappearance. Chasing clues through the streets of Ryme City, the dynamic duo soon discover a devious plot that poses a threat to the Pokémon universe.
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Warner Brothers Pictures: “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” Final Trailer

While I am in hyper level modes of excitement about the Friday opening of “Avengers: Endgame” (which has been discussed a LOT on PiercingMetal and culled together HERE), I am also amped up about the film that comes the month afterwards which is “Godzilla: King Of The Monsters” and that films final trailer dropped only a short time ago. Hold onto your hats ladies and gentlemen. Management is not responsible for lost property.

Premise: The new story follows the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. When these ancient super-species – thought to be mere myths – rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity’s very existence hanging in the balance (thanks Wiki)
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Warner Brothers Pictures: “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” Official Trailer 2

Generally speaking, the Christmas holidays always put me in a good spirit but this year I think that the amount of major studio films and trailers are amplifying that tenfold as not only did we recently get the clips for the upcoming Marvel Studios features “Captain Marvel” and “Avengers: Endgame” and now we have the just unveiled second trailer for “Godzilla: King Of The Monsters” which I have been looking forward to since the first, brief trailer that we got during the Comic Con International: San Diego (seen HERE if you are interested). Now, let’s see what the Big G has been up to since that time in July.

Premise: The new story follows the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. When these ancient super-species – thought to be mere myths – rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity’s very existence hanging in the balance (thanks Wiki)
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Warner Brothers Pictures: “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” Official Trailer

The trailers keep on coming as Comic Con International: San Diego gets deep into its third day. Since we are on the East Coast there is still a lot of time over there to get reports from and a trailer that we were very much looking forward too has arrived. Behold the first full trailer for “Godzilla: King Of The Monsters” which comes care of Warner Brothers Pictures.

Premise: The new story follows the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. When these ancient super-species – thought to be mere myths – rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity’s very existence hanging in the balance (thanks Wiki)
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Opening Today: “Godzilla” (5/16/2014)

Run for whatever shelter you can possibly find because the Big G has arrived and I am talking about none other than the mighty Godzilla, who’s new film, and a bit of a modern take on the mighty monster opens today. I will admit that I am super stoked for this one. Here’s the poster.

Poster - Godzilla - 2014

Brief Premise: Reinvisioning Toho’s iconic Godzilla, the new film pits the “world’s most famous monster” against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s “scientific arrogance”, threaten our very existence.” (thanks official Wiki entry)

It was cool to see “Breaking Bad”‘s own Bryan Cranston as a part of the wide cast and while this is interesting I am most focused on how they are bringing Godzilla into our world and of course the destruction of everything in his path. You know that is going to be happening but the only question is how soon. With “Pacific Rim” we got right into the action in the first five minutes so would “Godzilla” avoid the same and keep us hanging on. I plan on attending this film today at one of the early showings.

The Cast:
Aaron Taylor-Johnson as US Navy Lieutenant Ford Brody
Ken Watanabe as Dr. Ichiro Serizawa
Elizabeth Olsen as Elle Brody, Ford’s wife
Juliette Binoche as Sandra “Sandy” Brody
Sally Hawkins as Dr. Vivienne Graham
David Strathairn as US Navy Admiral Stenz
Bryan Cranston as Joseph “Joe” Brody, Ford’s father
Patrick Sabongui as Master Sergeant Marcus Waltz
Victor Rasuk as Major Tre Moralez
Richard T. Jones as “The Colonel”
Jared Keeso as Jump Master
Al Sapienza as Huddleston
Brian Markinson as Whalen
CJ Adams[14] as young Ford Brody
Carson Bolde as Sam Brody
Jake Cunanan, Warren Takeuchi and Yuki Morita were cast as Akio, his father and mother, respectively
Ken Yamamura, 1954 Godzilla film actor Akira Takarada, Garry Chalk, Christian Tessier, Anthony Konechny, Primo Allon and Jeric Ross were cast in unspecified roles.

Here are a number of Godzilla related items that fans might enjoy. I tried to span a wide gamut for your mediaphile appetite. There are some great trade editions and of course the classic films that brought me so much joy as a youth.