Review: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)

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Directed By: Jonathan Liebesman Written By: Josh Appelbaum, André Nemec, Evan Daugherty Starring: Megan Fox, Alan Ritchson, Jeremy Howard, Pete Ploszek, Noel Fisher MPAA: PG-13 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has everything going against it.  It's directed by Jonathan Liebesman, the hack behind trash like Darkness Falls, Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning, and Wrath of the Titans.  It stars Megan Fox, an actress that nobody wants to take seriously.  And it's produced by Michael "hate … [Read more...]

“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” Early Reviews are Mixed (Update: Just Kidding)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

The early reviews for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are in, and they're not nearly as brutal as expected.  Granted, they're not particularly good--the Metacritic score is currently at 39 with 4 reviews, and Rotten Tomatoes is giving it a 40% "rotten" rating with 10 reviews in.  These scores are inevitably going to fluctuate as we get closer to the August 8 release date, but early reviews usually provide a decent indicator as to how well a movie will be critically received.  As it currently … [Read more...]

“Ghostbusters” Reboot May Feature an All-Female Leading Cast

Ghostbusters

It's been a long wait, but it looks as if the Ghostbusters franchise will actually be coming back to movie screens--with a slight twist.  According to the Hollywood Reporter, Paul Feig (Bridesmaids, The Heat) is the current front-runner tapped by Sony Pictures to direct the next installment, and it may feature an all-female Ghostbusting team. The gender-swap will be an interesting take on the franchise if it actually happens, though it's not exactly that jarring of an idea.  The Ghostbusters … [Read more...]

First “Mad Max: Fury Road” Trailer is Completely Insane

Mad Max: Fury Road

Want a side of SMASH! CRASH! BOOM! with your post-apocalypse sandwich?  If you said "yes," then look no further.  The first trailer for Mad Max: Fury Road debuted at the San Diego Comic Con, now it's out in the Internet wild, and it's bound to give you some hair on your knuckles.  Check it out after the break.   Mad Max: Fury Road Theatrical Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CP64thkuH04   Mad Max: Fury Road is the fourth installment in the Mad Max series of … [Read more...]

“Iron Man 3” Director Shane Black to Reboot “Predator”

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Another day, another classic 1980s sci-fi reboot, this time featuring screenwriter and sometimes director Shane Black.  According to The Hollywood Reporter, Fox has tapped Black to write a treatment for, and direct, an upcoming Predator film.  The script will be handled by Fred Dekker.  A release date, potential cast, and further information has yet to be announced. Black is a veteran Hollywood screenwriter, best known for his work on the first two Lethal Weapon films, The Last Boy … [Read more...]