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Every now and then a film comes along that makes you re-evaluate what is really important to you in life. Maybe you are like me, so busy sometimes that you forget your family and friends and take for granted the memories you make with them. If you find any of these previous statements resonating with you then we definitely recommend you see Pixar’s latest film, Coco!

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Alanna Ubach, Jaime Camil, Gabriel Iglesias, Luis Valdez, Sofía Espinosa, Carla Medina, and Anthony Gonzalez in Coco (2017)

Coco centers on a Mexican family, The Riveras, who for generations have been shoe makers in their community. The family has an ancestral ban on music and greatly deter, Miguel (Anthony Gonzalez), the youngest member of their family from becoming a musician.

His greatest opponent being his grandmother, Abuelita (Renee Victor). Miguel, however, believing he has an ancestral connection to a famous musician, Ernesto de la Cruz (Benjamin Bratt), steals his guitar on Dia de Los Muertos (Day of The Dead) and is transported to the afterlife.

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There, he reconnects with his ancestors who although are happy to see him realize he must be returned to the land of the living by sunrise or be trapped there forever. However, one condition upon his return is set that he may not be able to live with. It is a race against time as Miguel must find his true purpose all while reconnecting with his family and ancestors!

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Lombardo Boyar, Renee Victor, and Anthony Gonzalez in Coco (2017)

This film is nothing short of wonderful. Despite having a recurring theme of death, it really can serve as a way of remembering those you have lost and remembering where you came from. The world this film is set in is nothing short of beautiful and magical, all while informative. I have heard of Dia de Los Muertos growing up, but I simply dismissed it as a Mexican Halloween celebration. Boy, was I wrong! The holiday is all about family and honoring and maintaining a connection to those you have lost. There really is life after death and this film really hones in on that. Whether you are a believer or not this is a film for your whole family. In the spirit of Thanksgiving–be thankful for everyone and everything you have around you!

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Surprising! Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) to Star in “Detective Pikachu!”

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Ryan Reynolds has been superheroes Deadpool and Green Lantern, and now it seems he is jumping into a film starring everyone’s favorite Pokemon in Detective Pikachu!

via The Hollywood Reporter

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Ryan Reynolds is going to catch ’em all.

The Deadpool star has signed on to star in Legendary’s live-action Pokemon movie, THR has learned. 

Reynolds joins Justice Smith, who will be seen in the upcoming Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, and Big Little Lies actress Kathryn Newton in the movie, titled Detective Pikachu, based on the gaming franchise.

Rob Letterman (Goosebumps) is directing the project, which is due to start shooting mid-January in London.

The concept of Pokemon, which launched with a video game that transformed into a card-collecting, TV and movie franchise phenomenon, sees players acting as trainers who collect cute but powerful monsters called Pokemon in order to compete in battle tournaments.

Pikachu is a species of Pokemon, while Detective Pikachu the character is a peculiar sort from the Pikachu set, a self-styled investigator who is good at finding things. Reynolds will play the titular Detective Pikachu.

We have been Pokemon fans since 1997 and are really looking forward to this live-action adaptation of the Pokemon franchise! Pikachu has been our favorite Pokemon since we saw him take a flock of Spearows in that first episode of the series. Honestly, Detective Pikachu has us so nostalgic we are thinking of dusting off our original Game Boy and cranking out Pokemon Yellow–you know the Pikachu edition where he follows you around–we digress! Look for Detective Pikachu debut sometime next year! In the meantime check out the very first episode of Pokemon below. Pikachu we will ALWAYS choose you!

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Storm & Black Panther’s Love Affair Fuels Disney’s (@Disney) Acquisition of Fox!

Superhero movies are here to stay–well they are tentatively planned to nearly 2030! Still, one of the biggest showdowns in superhero movie landscape involves Disney as it attempts yet again to purchase Twenty-First Century’s movie and television rights to properties like the X-Men and Fantastic Four. Disney owns the vast majority of Marvel Comics’ movie rights and has worked out a deal with Sony to share Spider-Man. However, it is thanks to two Black superheroes–in part–that Disney really wants the X-Men back!

Sources close to the acquisition are allegedly stating that fans demanding to see Black Panther and Storm’s love affair on the Big Screen are fueling Disney’s fervor to have the X-Men on their roster!

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Superhero movies are here to stay–well they are tentatively planned to nearly 2030! Still, one of the biggest showdowns in superhero movie landscape involves Disney as it attempts yet again to purchase Twenty-First Century’s movie and television rights to properties like the X-Men and Fantastic Four. Disney owns the vast majority of Marvel Comics’ movie rights and has worked out a deal with Sony to share Spider-Man. However, it is thanks to two Black superheroes–in part–that Disney really wants the X-Men back!

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Sources close to the acquisition are allegedly stating that fans demanding to see Black Panther and Storm’s love affair on the Big Screen are fueling Disney’s fervor to have the X-Men on their roster!

As you may recall, in the comics not are Storm and Black Panther two of the most popular superheroes on the planet, they were for a time romantically involved, eventually married, and even have a daughter in the future. In fact, Storm lost her virginity to him in a flashback that explained the closeness between the two. Although the two heroes are no longer married–catch up on AvX: Avengers vs. X-Men, that is not stopping fans from wanting to see Black Love between the two play out in the movies.

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Young Black Panther (T’Challa) and Storm

Fans are making it very clear that they will not tolerate The Wakandan King having any love interest besides the X-Men’s resident Weather Witch. Alexandra Shipp, the young actress currently playing Storm in the newer X-Men films, has even stated she wants to see the Storm and Black Panther together.

Well, we are definitely here for this acquisition more than ever! Sure we definitely want to see Storm and Black Panther together, but more so we want the X-Men and Fantastic Four in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. With the Fourth Phase of Marvel beginning after Avengers: Infinity War the timing for Marvel’s merry mutants and First Family to come aboard could not be better.

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Marvel (@MarvelStudios) Breaks The Internet–Avengers Infinity War Trailer is Here!

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It feels like we have been waiting a lifetime to witness what will be the biggest superhero movie to date–Avengers Infinity War!thanos avengers infinity war

Superhero from across the Marvel Cinematic Universe are uniting to face down one of the universe’s deadliest villains–Thanos! The Mad Titan has finally opted to gather the Infinity Stones himself, but he will have to face down Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, The Avengers, as well as a coalition of Wakanda’s Army, and The Guardians of The Galaxy! Check out the trailer below!

Marvel Studios definitely attempted to break the internet with the release of this first trailer (you know there have to be more). We not only love seeing The Avengers back together, but the appearance of so many other characters–67 to be exact–is even more mind-boggling!

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You might consider the appearance of so many superheroes at once for one villain to be overkill, but that would mean you’re not an avid comic book reader or you would know that all of the stones combined make him one of the most powerful being in existence!

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What we can tell from the trailer is that the first wave of heroes will be defeated by Thanos–Spider-Man namely while in his Iron Spider armor. Next, we can tel you that Vision’s time is limited as he is powered by the Mind Stone. Thanos is coming for it and no single hero can stop him. Moving on; Captain America will get some sort of a shield, Winter Soldier is awakened to help in the fight, Iron Man will attempt to use the Hulkbuster Armor against Thanos, Dr. Strange and Wong will assist, and The Scarlet Witch and Vision FINALLY fall in love!

We know where we will be on May 4, 2018, and if you’re smart you will be there too cheering on a few dozen of the greatest superheroes on the planet!

 

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