Whatever you thought of the movie, there is no denying that Suicide Squad was a commercial success, raising almost $750million at the box office. When a film makes that much money, it doesn’t matter how many bad reviews it receives or angry blog posts it inspires, the industry makes sure to create more of it, to see how long it can remain lucrative. In the case of the baddest of the bad, it seems like the team behind the movie have taken into account fans’ opinions about what they really liked in this movie, as it has been recently announced that Margot Robbie will be reprising her role as Harley Quinn in a screen adaptation of Gotham City Sirens. (more…)
There are a lot of complaints and disappointment that seem to grow from Hollywood reboots of classic film and TV franchises. When there was news there was going to be another go at our pizza chewing, Cowabunga spouting, friends from the sewers questions were raised. When it was revealed that Megan Fox was lined up to play April, a collective groan was expelled from the entire Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle fan base. All this being said, and despite what the fan boys say, the first film was arguably a success. It was funny, action packed and had everything that we would expect from a contemporary take on the Ninja Turtles. The film enjoyed so much success that number two in the live action franchise, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, was given the green light and has now had its final full trailer released. (more…)
As much as most die hard turtles fans would like to forget about that Michael Bay produced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, mass audiences loved it. Despite its schizophrenic script, befuddling narrative, and heroes in a half-arsed shell, it made money ($191 million domestically). Also, the turtles property is, of course, almost as recognizable and marketable as Mickey Mouse. So naturally, a sequel got the go ahead.
While critics and fans can expect another a rent-a-baddie villainy, a poor storyline, paper thin characters, and generic action, there is a bit of casting news that will turn heads.
Arrow‘s Stephen Amell is swapping his arrows for a hockey stick. (more…)
Oscars Smoscars… let’s take a look at what everyone really cares about, the 35th Annual Golden Raspberry Awards! That’s right, who cares what won best picture when you can find out which movies, actors, and actresses were the worst in their field in 2014. Everyone loves a good train-wreck and these were some of the best train-wrecks in Hollywood last year. (more…)
It has been announced that Jonathan Liebsman – although sounding enthused about the prospect of future entries in the series in the past – will not be returning to direct the second installment of the recently rebooted franchise Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Now, Variety has reported that Earth to Echo helmer David Green will now taking over the franchise to direct 2016s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2. Green is know to most for his family-friendly, found-footage hit film Earth to Echo (…best described as a mix between E.T. and The Goonies), which was filmed on a mere budget of $13 million going on to gross an impressive $45 million worldwide for Relativity Media (that’s a nice return right there!). (more…)
Whether or not you are one of the people complaining about the changes that have been made to your beloved franchise in the Michael Bay produced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, one thing that we likely can all agree on is that Megan Fox is NOT the most sought after actress in the biz and the choice to make her the new April O’Neil was not Bay’s greatest moment. After having to sit through her “acting” in the first two Transformers movies, i.e. sweating, running, and looking pretty, most audiences have pretty much given up hope on the actress giving them much to chew on. However, at a recent press conference the actress had a mouthful for fans who are already criticizing the iconic turtle reboot, almost sight unseen: (more…)
If there’s been an overriding theme to all the trailers and videos relating to the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie so far, it’s been that Megan Fox doesn’t talk. Considering that Fox plays the highly pivotal role of April O’Neil, the Turtles’ first human friend, and ostensibly the main character in the film, that’s kind of weird. Now, I think we all know that when Megan Fox opens her mouth, controversy sometimes follows, so maybe it’s for the best that we haven’t heard April talk. Until now. In the first clip from the film, April talks about the unusual situation she finds herself in concerning New York’s newest heroes, and Fox gives it all of her somewhat limited acting ability. (more…)
There’s been lots of grumbling about the new Turtles movie, mostly because director Michael Bay is producing it and seems dead set on trampling over the fondest animated heroes of our childhood. Early sketches of their revamped designs were met with backlash, but criticism seems to be lightening with every new promo. This new spot proves that the Foot Clan ain’t nuttin’ to F wit when they take some of the guys hostage, prompting Raphael to grimly announce a search and rescue mission. The motion posters are really just short videos profiling the brothers as individuals, rounding out each ending with a moving still of the character. It put me in the mind of motion comics when I first saw it, which ties the franchise back to its comic book roots from 1984. So what do you say? Got a hankering for more Heroes in a Half Shell (more…)
Toys today are the most spoilery thing out there. Even the tightest movie security is often foiled by those six inches of molded plastic with Kung-Fu grips. The lastest example comes from producer Michael Bay’s reboot of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Playmate released the images below giving us the first clear look at Splinter. (more…)
The marketing machine for the Michael Bay produced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot rolls on, with four posters hitting the web today. They’re simple and evocative; featuring the weapons that each reptilian ninja wields in the face of Shredder’s faceless onslaught. Those looking some super weird visual slash fic may want to move on, as I only used that headline as a means to lure in the bigger weirdos who read NB on a daily basis. I’m like the Chris Hansen of comic book movie news. Have a seat…and let’s talk about your bizarre need to see green martial arts experts violate each others’ orifices.