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Plot Twist, Detective Pikachu Could Have Starred Danny Devito

The upcoming film Detective Pikachu is based on an unusual video game in the Pokemon franchise. When the game was first announced, a grassroots campaign sprung up around the idea of having Danny DeVito voice the little yellow fuzzball for the English language version of the game. When fans learned a movie based on the game was also being made, the demand for DeVito only increased. While the role ended up going to Ryan Reynolds, it turns out that the idea of casting DeVito was at least briefly considered by the filmmakers. According to producer Cale Boyter…

Danny DeVito’s gruff voice is probably the last one that you’d expect to come from the cute little Pokemon, but, of course, that’s the joke. He has the perfect voice for a gravely noir detective character, and Detective Pikachu is certainly meant to be having fun with that concept. A Pikachu that sounded like DeVito would certainly come across as something out of a Raymond Chandler novel. Also, hearing Danny DeVito say “pika, pika” would be pure comedy.

How close Danny DeVito actually came to being cast is far from clear, but we do know that this wasn’t simply a brief consideration that was discarded quickly. VFX Producer Greg Baxter told GameInformer that his team actually went as far as to add dialogue from several different potential voice actors to an early version of Pikachu in order to get an idea what it would look like. It turns out DeVito was one of the voices used. According to Baxter…

It would be great to get those tests as part of the special features on a future Detective Pikachu Blu-ray. There were probably several other great actors used as tests that would sound hilarious coming from Pikachu. Until then, we can get an idea what DeVito might have sounded like thanks to fans who added the actor’s voice to the character back when the Detective Pikachu video game was coming out. Check it out.

Why Danny DeVito ultimately wasn’t chosen for the role we don’t really know, though the producer says that the “spirit of Danny DeVito” is still part of the character, whatever that means. I suppose we’ll find out when Detective Pikachu hits theaters in May.

Crying After Sex Isn’t Uncommon—And Women Deserve to Know Why

The first sign that my three-and-a-half year relationship was over was that we stopped making love. We didn’t stop having sex (though our passion had definitely cooled) but we stopped having any real connection in bed. When we did do it, it felt obligatory—a compromise to satiate my libido so I’d stop nagging him. It was obvious—at least to me—my partner wasn’t into it and it felt like he had no interest in whether or not I got off.

As a result, sex started to feel dirty and overly complicated. What had once been my favorite thing on planet Earth, now felt like a chore. After a few months of feeling like a sexually needy burden, plagued by guilt over my high sex drive and disinterested parter, I began experiencing what I would later find out sexologists call post coital dysphoria: a sudden and unexplained sadness, even crying, after sex.

If you haven’t experienced it, let me tell you: PCD is the worst. Post-sex, your body is drowning in a sea of feel-good chemicals like oxytocin and dopamine—which is why every single article on the internet says orgasms make you feel good. But I felt like crap after sex, especially when I either got off during or finished myself off after. Orgasms left me bereft and inconsolable, overwhelmed with anxiety over why I felt so terrible after something that should have been so great.

This post-orgasmic phenomenon is way more common than you might think—research on PCD is still pretty scarce but one study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine found nearly 50 percent of women surveyed have felt the post-sex blues at some point. (Men can experience it too.) It’s believed that about 2 percent of women experience it regularly.

Researchers aren’t 100 percent sure why some people experience this hardcore crash of emotions after sex, but it likely has something to do with our body’s reaction to all the hormones and emotions that come with sex, according to sexologists. “I believe that when an orgasm takes place, it triggers a release. For most, it’s a stress release but for others, they find their body also releasing tears, emotions, and aggressiveness,” says Sunny Rodgers, a certified clinical sexologist and sex coach in Los Angeles. In this way, it’s often linked to past sexual trauma, she says.

This is exactly what it felt like for me. Every time I orgasmed, it was like I was releasing the deep emotional anguish of my failing relationship. It was sorrowful, painful, and depressing. Instead of riding a wave of pleasure, I would roll over and quietly weep until I fell asleep, lost in my own head and heartache.

When the relationship finally ended, so did the PCD—or so I thought. For awhile, I would have casual sex with decent men and women and feel completely fine afterwards. I still cried myself to sleep over my breakup, but I wasn’t sad after sex—sex finally felt pleasurable again.

Before long, I found myself spending time with someone new who made me feel things I didn’t think I’d ever feel again. The sex was amazing and he was lovely and kind. But one night, after some of the truly head-over-heels sex—the kind that only happens in the glow of an budding relationship—my post-coital dysphoria came back with a vengeance. In the aftermath of my orgasm, I felt totally despondent, like I had fallen to the bottom of a well. After my boyfriend fell asleep, I crept into the living room where I stayed awake for hours crying.

Looks Like Toy Story 4 Will Include Flashbacks, So Bring Your Tissues

It was a very exciting morning for Disney fans, as the first full trailer for Toy Story 4 finally arrived online. Woody, Buzz, and the gang are back together, and going on an epic journey across country with their new kid, Bonnie. Along the way, we’ll meet some adorable new characters, while also being reunited with Annie Potts’s Bo Peep since her noticeable absence in Toy Story 3.

The trailer revealed the basics of the movie’s plot, but also showed some of the ways Toy Story 4 will be unique to the first three films. In addition to taking the group of toys on a road trip, it looks like the franchise is breaking new ground with the ample use of flashbacks. Specifically, the footage shows the toys during their time with their original kid, Andy.

The flashbacks pop up a few times throughout the course of the trailer, although the biggest gut punch shows a young Andy back in his iconic bedroom. Signature Red Cowboy hat in tow, he plays with Jessie, Bullseye, and Buzz Lightyear. It shows the love between those toys and their owner, and once again hammers down the heart-wrenching ending of Toy Story 3.

Also featured in the Toy Story 4 trailer are several shots of Bo Peep back in Andy’s house with Woody. The duo of toys were the love story of the first two movies, although Bo was unceremoniously written off in the threequel. Andy’s sister Molly kicked her to the curb sometime in between the second and third movies, and Annie Potts’ signature Toy Story character was barely mentioned at all.

But we see Bo Peep back in her classic outfit in the first Toy Story 4 trailer, so it looks like the upcoming animated blockbuster will take us back to simpler times. While flashbacks were used briefly in moments like Jessie’s Song in Toy Story 2, the franchise hasn’t relied much on that macguffin. Until now.

As a reminder, you can check out the trailer below, complete with the flashback moments.

I’m not crying, you’re crying.

Toy Story 3 proved to be the most emotionally devastating movie of the franchise, although it’s clear the the upcoming fourth installment isn’t taking any prisoners either. It should be interesting to see how the property outdoes itself in regards to tears, as the toys’ near-death experience and passing to Bonnie in the threequel reduced the generations of fans into puddles.

All will be revealed when Toy Story 4 arrives in theaters on June 21st. In the meantime, check out our 2019 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.

Coming to Netflix in April 2019: These 83 Movies and Shows Are Hitting Your TV Soon

Welp, it looks like I’m not doing anything for the entire month of April, because The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants is coming to Netflix. That’s right: In just a few short weeks, you’ll be able to watch the jean-swapping shenanigans of Carmen (America Ferrera), Tibby (Amber Tamblyn), Bridget (Blake Lively), and Lena (Alexis Bledel) whenever you want. The sequel is hitting Netflix in April too, so that’s another reason to be excited.

And there are 81 other reasons where these two came from. So many movies and TV shows are coming to Netflix in April: a mix of originals like Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, cult classics like Obsessed, and the latest seasons of your favorite shows, including New Girl. Below, check out all the titles coming to your queues very soon:

Ultraman (NETFLIX ANIME)
Across The LineAll the President’s Men
Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
Deliverance
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
Evolution
Freddy vs. JasonFriday the 13th (2009)
I Am Legend
Lakeview Terrace
Monster House
ObsessedPenelope
Pineapple Express
Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon, Season 2
P.S. I Love You
Snatch
Spy Kids
Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D
The Bone Collector
The Fifth Element
The Golden CompassThe Sisterhood of the Traveling PantsThe Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2
Valkyrie

Kevin Hart: Irresponsible (NETFLIX ORIGINAL)

Suzzanna: Buried Alive (NETFLIX FILM)

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Part 2 (NETFLIX ORIGINAL)
In The Shadows
Legacies, Season 1
Our Planet (NETFLIX ORIGINAL)
Persona: Collection (NETFLIX ORIGINAL)
Roman Empire: Caligula: The Mad Emperor (NETFLIX ORIGINAL)
Spirit Riding Free, Season 8 (NETFLIX ORIGINAL) Tijuana (NETFLIX ORIGINAL)
Unicorn Store (NETFLIX FILM)

Trolls: The Beat Goes On!, Season 6 (NETFLIX ORIGINAL)

New Girl, Season 7
You vs. Wild (NETFLIX ORIGINAL)

Black Summer (NETFLIX ORIGINAL)

A Land Imagined (NETFLIX FILM)
Band AidHuge in France (NETFLIX ORIGINAL)
Mighty Little Bheem (NETFLIX ORIGINAL)
The Perfect Date (NETFLIX FILM)
The Silence (NETFLIX FILM)
Special (NETFLIX ORIGINAL)
Who Would You Take to a Deserted Island? (NETFLIX FILM)

Luis Miguel: The Series, Season 1
No Good Nick (NETFLIX ORIGINAL) The New Romantic

Super Monsters Furever Friends (NETFLIX ORIGINAL)

My First First Love (NETFLIX ORIGINAL)

A Fortunate Man (NETFLIX FILM)
Brené Brown: The Call to Courage (NETFLIX ORIGINAL)
Cuckoo, Season 5 (NETFLIX ORIGINAL)
I, Daniel BlakeMusic Teacher (NETFLIX FILM)
Rilakkuma and Kaoru (NETFLIX ANIME)
Samantha!, Season 2 (NETFLIX ORIGINAL)
Someone Great (NETFLIX FILM)

Grass is Greener (NETFLIX ORIGINAL)

Pinky Malinky, Part 2 ( NETFLIX ORIGINAL)
Selection Day (NETFLIX ORIGINAL)

I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson (NETFLIX ORIGINAL)

Bonding (NETFLIX ORIGINAL)

The Hateful Eight (Extended Version)
The Ugly Truth

The Protector, Season 2 (NETFLIX ORIGINAL)
ReMastered: Devil at the Crossroads (NETFLIX ORIGINAL)
She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, Season 2 (NETFLIX ORIGINAL)
Street Food (NETFLIX ORIGINAL)
The Sapphires
Yankee (NETFLIX ORIGINAL)

American Honey

Señora Acero, Season 5

Burning
The Imitation Game

Anthony Jeselnik: Fire in the Maternity Ward (NETFLIX ORIGINAL)
Baki, Part 2 (NETFLIX ANIME)
Ingress: The Animation (NETFLIX ANIME)

Chambers (NETFLIX ORIGINAL)

Human Algorithm—Coming up: Ben Affleck
I’m Obsessed with This—Coming up: Queer Eye’s Karamo, Bobby and Tan
The Strong Black Lead Podcast: Strong Black Legends—Coming up: Bill Duke
You Can’t Make This Up—Coming up: Skye Borgman, director of Abducted in Plain Sight

Shazam! Producer Thinks James Gunn Is Uniting DC And Marvel Fans

If you’re a fan of comic book movies and the work of James Gunn, then everything is coming up roses. The director, who had taken over the new Suicide Squad movie following his unceremonious departure from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is now on board both films. Whichever side of the comic book divide you’re on, you’ve got a potentially great movie on the way. Of course, the entire situation tends to blur the line between Marvel and DC, and some think that’s a wonderful thing. Shazam! producer Peter Safran thinks its great that Gunn is making both films because it may help bring the two sides together. According ot Safran…

Marvel and DC have always been in competition, it’s the nature of business, but that competition has seemingly moved beyond the sales charts and resulted in many fans picking a side. Whether you’re a comic book reader or simply a viewer of the big screen adaptations, it seems that many support one set of stories and characters over the other simply because of which logo is attached.

Even before James Gunn became attached as a director of movies from both Marvel and DC, as Peter Safran tells JoBlo, he had spoken out frequently on Twitter about the fact that he felt that the line drawn in the sand between the two comic publishers was arbitrary and irrelevant. There’s no reason that people can’t be fans of both sides and all the great superhero characters that they have to offer.

As the most high profile name to work both sides of the fence so far, one certainly has to wonder if James Gunn has opened the floodgates. Could we see more and more people, on both sides of the camera, possibly work with both Marvel and DC more often? For the most part, it has seemed that getting cast in a major role for one cinematic universe has made the other one off limits. Zachary Levi had a small role in the Thor franchise but was killed off before he became Shazam! for DC.

James Gunn will go to work on The Suicide Squad first, with production expected to start later this year. After that, he’ll return to Marvel and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.3. Will James Gunn become the great peacemaker of our time and bring DC and Marvel fans together? We can only hope.

Avengers: Endgame’s Directors Admit To Adding Extra Footage To Trailers

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is one of the biggest franchises in film history, with a shopping 21 movies dropped in the decade and change since Iron Man arrived on the scene. Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame are the cumulation of those blockbusters, as The Russo Brothers balanced the large ensemble cast for a set of movies with equal parts action and heart.

Aside from the scheduling and storytelling challenges that come with handling such a behemoth pair of movies, The Russo Brothers had to deal with another challenge: how do you market the films without giving away too much? Endgame has only released very brief clips, and once Infinity War hit theaters, there were some shots from the trailer that were noticeably missing from the final cut. Now the brothers have admitted to padding trailers with extra footage, with Joe Russo saying:

Tricky move, Russos! In an attempt to keep the secrets of the third and fourth Avengers movies, their marketing material included some footage to throw the fandom off. As such, audiences can have the full experience in theaters, and the blockbusters can have the maximum emotional impact.

Joe Russo’s comments to Empire Magazine confirm a long standing fan theory about Infinity War and Endgame. Specifically, the the trailers include footage that serve as red herrings to the film’s true contents. Just look at Infinity War‘s massive trailer. One of the most iconic shots from the marketing shows the Avengers running toward their enemy in the Battle of Wakanda, including The Hulk. But the big green guy was almost completely absent from the final cut, as he refused to resurface after getting beaten by Thanos in the opening scene.

Eventually Bruce Banner donned the Hulkbuster armor to fight against Thanos’ forces, and it was obvious that the Infinity War trailer was selling a false bill of goods. This allowed for the subplot surrounding Bruce Banner and The Hulk’s dysfunctional relationship was one of the many surprises that the blockbuster brought to theaters.

It should be interesting to see how the Avengers: Endgame trailers ultimately relate to the film’s final product. The marketing material for the blockbuster has been pretty sparse, as Marvel Studios was focusing on the release of Captain Marvel. The public still doesn’t have an inkling regarding what the film’s main plot will entail, as things have been kept purposefully vague in the trailers. Instead, the footage sets up the tone of the movie, and just how bleak things are in the wake of Thanos’ finger snap of death.

All will be revealed when Avengers: Endgame arrives in theaters on April 26th. In the meantime, check out our 2019 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.

Ariana Grande’s Sweetener World Tour Will Help Fans Register To Vote

At concerts, there’s often a lot of downtime. So what better way to take advantage of those twiddling thumbs than to, let’s say, register to vote? Ariana Grande sees the vision. She partnered with nonprofit organization Headcount to enable concertgoers to register to vote during the Sweetener World Tour.

The organization, which helps set up voter registration stations at music events, made the reminder on Twitter yesterday (March 18) to coincide with the date that the tour kicked off in New York. “Together, we designed #thankunextgen, a program to help Ariana’s fans make their voices heard,” the organization tweeted. It made the initial announcement last week. For those already registered to vote and are interested in contributing to the cause, the organization is looking for volunteers on its website to work the booths at these events.

There’s good news for fans that attend the concerts and may not be comfortable giving out their information in this kind of public space. Fans are also able to text ARIANA to 40649 and find out details about registering as to vote as well as volunteering and, for those too young to vote, schedule a reminder on their 18th birthday to register.

Grande joins a long list of artists who have partnered with HeadCount to bring voter registration to their tours. Harry Styles, J. ColeTroy Sivan, and Chance The Rapper, have all worked with the nonprofit organization in the past.

The Sweetener World Tour is setting up to be legendary. It features the endlessly mesmerizing Normani. It would be cool to show up at one of the tour dates drinking her new Starbucks drink, the Cloud Macchiato.

Kate Middleton Just Did Her First-Ever Solo Engagement with the Queen

Kate Middleton is out and about today with the big boss: Queen Elizabeth II. And believe it or not, it’s actually the first time they’ve had an official royal engagement together where it’s just the two of them.

Back in March 2012—about a year after her wedding to Prince William—Middleton joined the queen on a visit to Leicester as part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Tour. At the time, this was a really big deal because it marked the Duchess of Cambridge’s first time out with the queen, sans William. But Prince Philip was also there, making today’s outing a first.

So, what’s on tap for the queen and the future queen consort? “The Queen is Patron of @KingsCollegeLon – which is the 4th oldest university in England,” according to the queen’s official Twitter account. “Today The Duchess is accompanying Her Majesty to see Bush House, a set of buildings which have been converted to include lecture theatres, teaching rooms, and an auditorium.” People reports King’s College has played a major role in world-beating research, including the discovery of DNA and the work that led to the development of televisions and radar and mobile phones.

Middleton wore a gray coat dress from one of her favorite designers, Catherine Walker, and a Sylvia Fletcher hat, while the queen chose a Stewart Parvin Old Rose cashmere coat and coordinating hat, natch.

And, of course, they received beautiful bouquets of flowers as they left.

It appears the queen shares a sweet relationship with both her granddaughters-in-law. She and Meghan Markle made their first trip together last year, not long after Markle’s wedding to Prince Harry. The two took the royal train to Cheshire and seemed to have a jolly good time. Next up, I vote Markle, Middleton, and the queen take a joint girls’ trip together.

Full Toy Story 4 Trailer Brings Back Bo Peep And Even Andy

After being introduced to a handful of new characters for the upcoming Toy Story 4, the only question remaining was exactly how they were all going to fit into whatever story the new movie was planning to tell. Now, with the first full trailer, we have our answers. We know how Woody and Bo Peep get reunited, and what the broader themes of the story will be. We meet even more new characters, and even get to see some old friends we didn’t expect, like Andy himself. Check it out.

The trailer allows us to get to get to know the odd new toy of Forky a lot better. He’s at the center of the story as Woody decides the craft project needs protection as Bonnie’s favorite new toy. However, Forky doesn’t feel like a toy and attempts to run away, which results with he and Woody get separated from the rest of the group. From there we see Woody and Forky meet Bo Peep, and a collection of other interesting toys, while trying to get back to Bonnie.

More to come…