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‘Detective Pikachu’ is lightweight, but lovable

“He didn’t even change his voice,” Ryan Reynolds’s wife complains in one of “Detective Pikachu”’s numerous tongue-in-cheek parody trailers. “It just…sounds like him.” Like the “Deadpool” movies, “Detective Pikachu” is a film where the comedy heartthrob of Hollywood simply plays an exaggerated version of himself. The titular character is brash, spritely and naive, only a…

A newcomer’s thoughts on ‘Endgame’

There is nothing quite like the Marvel Cinematic Universe — that is, if you ignore DC, which is generally a wise decision. The intertwined structuring of Marvel’s films allows characters and plot points from initially independent films to coexist; an element from “Thor,” for instance, might play a role in “Iron Man 3,” even though…