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Pokemon: Detective Pikachu

Did Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds feel it in his jellies when he signed on to be the voice of electric mouse Detective Pikachu in his first live-action adventure? Or is the sarcastic actor talking to the wrong crowd by partnering with millennial Justice Smith for a PG rated Pokemon movie? Join Stuart, Arnie, and Justin as they wrap up this legendary series, and follow the clues left at a mysterious car crash back to a deadly purple gas and notorious genetic mutation MewTwo.  Catch It Now!

Pokemon 4Ever (Celebi – Voice of the Forest)

It may feel like Stuart, Arnie, and Justin have talked about Pokemon 4Ever, but Ash and Pikachu still have a long road to travel before they complete their cinematic journey. Perhaps they can speed up the process when they encounter Celebi - a legendary Pokemon with the power of time-travel.  The hosts rewind the clock too when they pull out some classic Pokemon board games, and return to the era of dice rolls and moving tokens along fold-out maps. Listen Now and find out the true identity of the masked marauder!

Pokemon 3: The Movie (Entei – Spell of the Unown)

Ash and Pikachu are off pursuing new Championship dreams in the distant land of Johto when Pokemon 3 brings them face-to-face with the Unown! How will the travelers fare against a lonely orphan girl who’s harnessed the power of psychic Pokemon, and kidnapped Ash’s mother Delia, in an attempt to rebuild her missing family? And will Ash’s retired fire-breather Charizard return to the fold, and save his former Trainer from a Legendary pocket monster named Entei? Catch Stuart’s, Justin’s, and Arnie’s evolving opinions on this franchise when you Listen Now!     

Pokemon: The Movie 2000 (The Power of One)

Pikachu, his trainer Ash Ketchum, and all the classic pocket monsters proved they were no fad of the 1990s when they stormed the new millennium with another hit animated film.  Pokemon 2000 sees them facing off with a heartless collector who stokes apocalyptic fears when he captures a flock of doomsday birds - including “Beast of the Sea” Lugia!  Will the Now Playing crew have as much fun with the film as they do trying to learn the Pokemon Trading Card game? Listen and find out!

Pokemon: The First Movie (Mewtwo Strikes Back)

Also includes reviews of "Pikachu's Vacation" and "Origin of Mewtwo"

 

Arnie, Justin, and Pika-Stu are strapping on the boxing gloves and going head-to-head with Pokemon - the second most popular video game franchise of all time. Can the hosts survive six rounds with these irrepressibly cute “pocket monsters”, starting with their blockbuster animated First Movie?  Legendary baddie MewTwo hopes to wipe them and every other living being off the face of the earth with an epic flood, making way for a new generation of genetically modified critters.  Catch all the laughs and excitement when you listen now!