The Super Realistic Lickitung From Detective Pikachu Is The Stuff Of Nightmares
Mom, can you pick me up? I'm scared.
A new TV spot for Detective Pikachu was released overnight, and you know what that means: new footage of terrifyingly-realistic Pokémon to keep you awake at night! Yay!
The clip gives us close-up looks at Bulbasaur, Charizard, Mr Mime (again), Pikachu (obviously) and, most disturbingly, Lickitung, the pink Pokémon with a giant tongue that uses it to lick people/Pokémon/things.
While everyone agrees that realistic-Bulbasaur looks incredibly cute, people are divided in their responses to realistic-Lickitung.
Ok. I’ve been putting it off for long enough. Without further ado, I present to you: Lickitung, Detective Pikachu edition.
I think the thing that makes it so creepy is the wet tongue. The rational part of my brain knows that it makes sense for his tongue to be wet, but it’s significantly less creepy in cartoon form, regardless of what this Twitter user says:
There’s a reason we largely keep our tongues inside our mouths: they’re weird to look at for too long.
It’s even worse in GIF form, by the way:
I just wish I shared other people’s enthusiasm for this disturbing creature.
Which other Pokémon are going to be ruined for me before Detective Pikachu is released in theatres?
Do not ruin Chansey for me, you monsters. Don’t do it.
Watch the new TV spot here:
Apparently Avengers: Endgame Is Going To Be About Three Hours Long So Maybe Don't Drink Anything In The Cinema
Otherwise you'll have to hold it in.
After letting slip back in November that while halfway through the editing process, the runtime for the upcoming Avengers movie was three hours, the Russo brothers confirmed to Collider that it’s still at the three-hour mark, making it the longest movie in the MCU.
Joe Russo told Collider:
“I think the studio is down with what the best story is. Right now, we think the movie is playing well and we’ve had great responses from our test audiences and we’re feeling very good about where it is. We’re still doing work to it. We’re not done with it.”
Side note, but how does one become a participant in these test audiences? Asking for a friend.
Russo went on to say:
“Again, this is a culmination film of 22 movies, it’s a lot of storytelling to work into it. Emotion is an intrinsic part of that to us. When you have to tell a really complicated story and you want strong emotional moments with the characters, it just requires a certain amount of real estate. This one, in particular, feels like three hours worth of real estate.”
The lengthy run-time definitely makes sense considering all the loose ends they have to wrap up, but it might pose some problems for fans. Namely fans with small bladders.
If you managed to sit through Infinity War, which was two hours and 40 minutes long, you should be fine. And Joe Russo said that during the first three test screenings, nobody got up to go to the bathroom, which suggests there probably won’t be an intermission. Which is a shame, if only because these tweets about a potential intermission are so great:
Avengers: Endgame comes out on April 26th, which is only 76 days away. Gird your loins, nerds!
The Cast Of My Best Friend's Wedding Have Reunited To Spill All Their On-Set Secrets
They answered our prayers.
Entertainment Weekly reunited the cast of 1997’s My Best Friend’s Wedding for their first ever rom-com themed issue, and it’s glorious.
First things first: the styling.
Cameron’s dress is amazing. You could say she’s a vision in pink. Here’s are two more photos of it:
I’m obsessed with the fact the tiling and the walls and the flower arrangements all complement Cameron’s dress. The effect is stunning!
And Julia Roberts in a suit for the occasion? Heck yes. Plus, Dermot Mulroney’s metallic suit isn’t too shabby either.
But now it’s time for the juicy stuff. The accompanying interview had Cameron Diaz, Julia Roberts, Dermot Mulroney and Rupert Everett reminiscing about the process of filming the movie in the summer of 1996.
Rupert Everett told EW:
“We all got on so well straightaway. And everybody clicked onscreen straightaway, and you could feel that. And for me, it was magical. But the last time I saw it, it kind of made me cry just thinking of how magic that time was, that summer.”
Apparently, he was initially reluctant to take the role, because his character George Downes had literally only two lines to start with.
Fortunately, director P.J. Hogan expanded his role, and the movie ended up being a “complete changing point” in Everett’s life. It was lucky for us, too, since it gave us this iconic scene, which wasn’t originally in the script:
Meanwhile, Julia Roberts said she agreed to do the movie because she:
“thought it was really clever and just funny. All the physical comedy I loved. Lots of falling down and falling through things, falling all over myself, falling over Dermot.”
So basically, she wanted an excuse to fall over Dermot Mulroney? I respect that.
Like Everett, Cameron Diaz said the movie was a huge break for her, too. And she mentioned that her sister-in-law, Nicole Richie, loves the movie so much that when they visited Chicago, she took Diaz to every single filming location.
“She’s like, “Remember when you were walking down the street right here and then…” It was so much fun. I was like, “Yes, I think I do.” She’s like, “I do, and it really means a lot to me, so I would like for you to pretend like you do.””
Dermot Mulroney recalled filming the scene where he and Roberts are dancing on a boat on the Chicago river. During filming, bystanders on bridges would shout out to Julia, because she was one of the biggest actors in the world at the time (and still is).
Meanwhile, on the eighth trip down the river, someone yelled out “Hey Dermot!”, but it wasn’t an adoring fan – it was a friend of his from college. Which, in his words, “didn’t really count”. Sad.
You can check out the whole interview here. And I’ll leave you with this adorable behind-the-scenes photo courtesy of Cameron Diaz.