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The First TV Spot for TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES is About “Brothers” and Features Some Splinter

Sunday, April 13th, 2014

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Paramount Pictures has released the first TV spot for the Jonathan Liebesman-directed and Michael Bay-produced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles which you can watch below.  There are snippets of new footage including a quick look at sword wielding Splinter!  Is that a fu manchu he’s sporting too?

Jonathan Liebesman (Wrath of the Titans) directed the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot.  Megan Fox is April O’Neil, William Fichtner is The Shredder, Danny Woodburn is Splinter, Alan Ritchson is Raphael,  Pete Ploszek is Leonardo, Jeremy Howard is Donatello and Noel Fisher is Michelangelo.

The TMNT come out of their shells August 8, 2014; watch the TV spot and first trailer below:

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Four Teaser Posters for TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

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Here are four new teaser posters Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, each one obviously for each Turtle.  Where’s the Splinter poster guys?  If you missed the trailer, you can watch that here.

From their home in the storm sewers of Manhattan, four Ninjitsu-trained turtles, Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo and Donatello and their sensei, Master Splinter, battle evil.

Jonathan Liebesman (Wrath of the Titans) directed the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot.  Megan Fox is April O’Neil, William Fichtner is The Shredder, Danny Woodburn is Splinter, Alan Ritchson is Raphael,  Pete Ploszek is Leonardo, Jeremy Howard is Donatello and Noel Fisher is Michelangelo.

The TMNT come out of their shells August 8, 2014; check out the posters below:

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Have You Ever Seen a Turtle Get Down? It’s the First TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES Trailer

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

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It’s finally here folks, the trailer for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.  I’ve said my piece enough times now [here and here] so I’m just going to get to it.

Here’s the official synopsis:

The city needs heroes. Darkness has settled over New York City as Shredder and his evil Foot Clan have an iron grip on everything from the police to the politicians. The future is grim until four unlikely outcast brothers rise from the sewers and discover their destiny as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The Turtles must work with fearless reporter April and her wise-cracking cameraman Vern Fenwick to save the city and unravel Shredder’s diabolical plan.

If you’re wondering though, my opinion is that this trailer is awesome and that’s exactly what you do with the Turtles in 2014.  They look like mutant turtles to me and thankfully move around like action heroes.

Jonathan Liebesman (Wrath of the Titans) directed the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot.  Megan Fox is April O’Neil, William Fichtner is The Shredder, Danny Woodburn is Splinter, Alan Ritchson is Raphael,  Pete Ploszek is Leonardo, Jeremy Howard is Donatello and Noel Fisher is Michelangelo.

The TMNT come out of their shells August 8, 2014; watch the trailer below and tell us what you think:

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The TMNT Trailer Hints At a New Origin, Don’t Lose Your Sh*t About it

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

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So here we are, a day away from our first trailer for the highly anticipated and undoubtedly scrutinized reboot of our beloved Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.  If you listen closely, you can probably here so-called nerds from all corners of the Internet kicking and screaming because those teen turtles they loved ever so much are back with a new look…and toy line, cereal, and pajama pants.

It’s not for us anymore, and I’m OK with that.  We had our Turtles and M.C. Hammer music moment, the cartoon and first movie were great back then weren’t they?  There comes a point in our lives though when we realize how terrible our childhood favorites actually were.  Michael Bay and Jonathan Liebesman are now bringing it back for your kids; it’s evolution, baby.

Not a lot is known about the new project surprisingly enough; some say that makes them worried.  We haven’t seen the turtles in action yet, it’s all done by motion capture suits and we should get a first look in the trailer.  Speaking of this trailer, it debuted at CinemaCon in Las Vegas where it generated a little controversy. Apparently, the trailer suggests April O’Neil’s father, along with Shredder, helped create the ooze that created the turtles. Via BadassDigest:

At first the trailer hides the turtles – there’s voice over from William Fichtner’s Shredder explaining the city has gone to shit. We see criminals with automatic weapons and buildings exploding and maybe – just maybe! – it seems like this could be a Hobo With A Shotgun version of a city in decline. It turns out that this version of Shredder hates that crime and violence, and so he started a program to create heroes. That’s juxtaposed with TCRI ooze canisters and experiments. You know, the ooze that created the turtles. The ooze that Shredder made… with April’s dad. Yes, the VO is Shredder telling April he and her dad made the turtles.

Those Hollywood liberals are at it again!  Making two dads creating four mutant turtles seem normal; it’s Adam and Eve not Shredder and Mr. O’Neil!  I guess it depends on what origin version you like; the more common origin of the turtles is that they came across mysterious ooze in the sewers but some of the comics, TV shows and movies have different versions of this, but none of them tie in April O’Neil or her dad.  But seriously, if that upsets you, let it go, it’s all dumb.  Don’t lose your shit.  The live-action movie from 1990 holds up pretty well and the original comics are strangely entertaining – after that though, what are you holding on to?

How do you feel about the change(s) coming to the TMNT mythos?

Check back on Thursday for the full Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles trailer, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles opens August 8th.

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These TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES Toys Give a Better Idea of What To Expect from the Movie

Saturday, March 15th, 2014

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As we reported before, the first trailer for Jonathan Liebesman’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is expected to play in front of Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier April 4th.  So you can expect the trailer to hit that week!  If you’re like me and are left wondering just what the Turtles are going to look like this time around, check out these new TMNT toys for some clues.

They look like they have been to the gym a few times and are experimenting with wraps of clothes.  Also you can see that Michelangelo has a three-section staff this time around as opposed to nunchaku, an interestingly better choice if you ask me.

Produced by Michael Bay, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles opens August 8th.

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Movies To See In 2014

Saturday, March 8th, 2014

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2013 has come and gone and my thoughts on the best movies of last year can be seen here. Now it’s 2014 it’s another year for great movies; here is a list of movies I’m most looking forward to seeing and can only hope they don’t let me down.

I didn’t forget the big ones that may appear on a lot of lists (X-men: Days of Future Past, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, The Hobbit: There and Back Again, Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain America), I might even watch them; they just didn’t end up on my radar.

What are you warming up to see? Shout out in the comments below.

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JURASSIC PARK IV and TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES Updates

Friday, August 16th, 2013

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Paramount Pictures has changed the release date of the Michael Bay-produced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles from June 6, 2014 to August 8 2014.  Not a big change but it’s going to miss that lucrative Summer spot.  Deadline reports that it’s because Bay’s Transformers 4 comes out on June 27 — though that date will also likely change to June 25, as it’s tradition with Bay films to open on the Wednesday of that week.

It’s going to be a very merchandise-crazy summer with those movies coming out; parents beware.

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Director Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed) is in pre-production on Jurassic Park IV, this past week he took some time to speak to some fans of the franchise over the phone. You can listen to the full conversation on YouTube; here are some notable quotes from the conversation.

“It’s important to make a movie for the fans, but I also have to remember that there’s a lot of people who couldn’t care less, and need for me to make a solid case for why the hell there’s a Jurassic Park IV in the first place.”

“The question we’ve been asking ourselves is why is this movie? How can we move the story forward without losing what people love about this thing?”

“This is not a paycheck gig for me. And it’s not the movie that I’m making so that I can make the movies that I really want to make. I actually want to make a kick-ass Jurassic Park movie. “

“We’re thinking about each of these dinosaurs as characters. Not just in the context of the story, but in the context of history, and movie history, and the way that all people who love dinosaurs think about them. I think my favourite thing that I get to do is to sit down and go through the final designs for how each of these dinosaurs are going to look.”

“For me it’s not about scale. It’s really about whether you have characters that you want to share that adventure with. That’s what Star Wars had and what Goonies had and Jurassic Park definitely had it. I was a little older when I saw Jurassic Park – I was about 15 or 16, but I wanted to be there with those people no matter how big it got. That was our goal with Safety Not Guaranteed, and that’s definitely our goal with Jurassic Park IV.”

Jurassic Park IV is due to hit screens in the summer of 2015.

William Fichtner Is Not Japanese, Will Play The Shredder Anyways

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

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The Jonathan Liebesman’s directed Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot has my full support, I will wait to see what they do before I say whether I like it or not.  Alas, they are making it very easy for the Internet kids to have something to shout about.

Speaking to Huffpost TV Canada, William Fichtner said, “I play Shredder.  It is cool. It’s one of those things that came along where I thought, ‘Really? Let me think about this for a minute.’ [Laughs] Then I was like, ‘Yeah, OK, this sounds like a journey.’ I’m very glad that it worked out, I’m really glad that I’m doing it.”

So, as we know from life (Wiki): The Shredder (Oroku Saki) is the primary villain and antagonist of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles “comics and all related media”  Saki is a muscular Japanese man, most frequently seen in the Shredder persona, wearing a suit of armor vaguely based on that of a samurai, sometimes with a cape.

So basically…all Japanese actors are really busy these days.

Produced by Michael Bay, the film also stars Megan Fox and Will Arnett.  Check out all of our news here, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles opens June 6, 2014.

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Danny Woodburn is Master Splinter in NINJA TURTLES

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

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Deadline reports that Danny Woodburn (Seinfeld) has been cast as Master Splinter in live-action/CG reboot Ninja Turtles. I can’t wait to see what the Turles will look like with the motion capture, but this is really an interesting casting choice.

So far we know that Megan Fox is set to play April O’Neil.  Alan Ritchson, Pete Ploszek, Jeremy Howard, and Noel Fisher will play the TurtlesWill Arnett is involved as an unspecified character.

The film is set for release on June 6, 2014.

NINJA TURTLES Reboot Casting: Here Are Our Turtles

Monday, March 25th, 2013

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Deadline reports that the rest of the Ninja Turtles have been cast; over the weekend we told you  Alan Ritchson (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) is set to play Raphael.  We now know that Pete Ploszek (Parks and Recreation) will play Leonardo, Jeremy Howard (Breaking Bad) will play Donatello and Noel Fisher (Shameless) will play Michelangelo.  Did we mention Megan Fox was playing April O’Neill.

Jonathan Liebesman (Wrath of the Titans) will be directing the film that will take a less costume approach and use motion capture technology (Avatar).  Who do you think will play Shredder or Splinter?

Ninja Turtles come out of their shells June 6, 2014.