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12:00 PM on 08.27.2014

Check out this weird Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles concept art

I finally caught Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for myself the other day and it's not that bad. It's not that good either, but if any of those early rumblings had come to pass (alien turtles, military general Shredder, Casey Jo...

Nick Valdez




FlixList: Ten Cartoons that Deserve Big Movies photo
FlixList: Ten Cartoons that Deserve Big Movies
by Nick Valdez

Cartoons are great. Growing up, I loved to get up early weekend mornings (Fox Kids on Saturday, WB Kids on Sunday) and rush home from school during the week to catch all the best cartoons. Before the advent of DVR, piracy, and YouTube, it took a special kind of commitment to be a cartoon fan. But these days, cartoons are everywhere. 

They have their own stations, conventions, and movies. With Transformers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Popeye, Scooby-Doo, even Underdog having a movie all their own, cartoons are far more worthy of the attention. But what about all of the forgotten shows? There are shows still primed for the big time, and it's only a matter of time before we'll see these of the big screen. 

At least we should anyway. 

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10:00 AM on 08.11.2014

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles getting a sequel because money

It's hard to be cynical or excited about announcements like these because these days when a big franchise reboot or new property is announced, it's almost guaranteed that any given studio is planning at least three or four mo...

Nick Valdez



Review: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles photo
Review: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
by Matthew Razak

OK, we've all seen the new look of the Ninja Turtles, and if you haven't there it is up there in the header. It's hideous. They look really weird and totally ugly. That doesn't change in this movie. We're just all going to have to live with it (unless the movie flops and we don't get a direct sequel). Thanks to that I won't be discussing their look anymore. It just is.

How does one reboot a franchise that's already been rebooted repeatedly in multiple formats. There's one key factor that makes the Ninja Turtles work. It isn't the ninja factor or the mutant turtle factor or the teenage factor. What makes it work is that the turtles are actually interesting characters with a family dynamic that always pays off. Rewatch the original live action film. It's fun, but it's also a fantastic movie because they treat the turtles as real characters and when that's done it's easy to see why the franchise is eternal.

Of course a film produced by Michael Bay doesn't exactly hint at strong character development, does it?

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12:00 PM on 07.29.2014

See Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles early and free

Knock knock, you're about to get a free screening! Regardless of how you feel toward the upcoming reboot, there's no doubt Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is going to be the talk of the town come release. So for a few lucky folk...

Nick Valdez

6:00 PM on 07.22.2014

Listen to the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles rap "Shell Shocked"

Remember way back when Vanilla Ice did the the theme for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze? Regardless of your opinions of "Ninja Rap's" quality, you have to admit it was catchy. And you know what? This...

Nick Valdez

3:00 PM on 06.24.2014

Trailer for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles delivers Splinter

I had been holding out hope on the Michael Bay produced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles even when the design got all weird and the last trailer wasn't too exciting. This new trailer, however, puts the nail in the coffin. I...

Matthew Razak

11:00 AM on 06.12.2014

Trailer for Turtle Power: The Definitive History of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

As a young lady whose favorite childhood toys were a garbage bag full of Ninja Turtles action figures and who arrived at the theater for 2007's TMNT dressed up as Michelangelo, I will pretty much sit through anything th...

Isabelle Magliari

9:00 AM on 05.01.2014

Second trailer for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles shows more Turtle Power

With the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie's August release fast approaching, we're going to see trailers left and right for the thing. Some of them will reveal new information and some won't. With this second trailer, we'r...

Nick Valdez

11:00 AM on 04.09.2014

Podadactyl Episode 4

Welcome, movie fans, to another episode of Podadactyl! This week we have more tech problems then you can shake a stick at. We talk a little news, some comics, and some cartoons. Cast members on this episode were Michael Jordan (your host), Mike Cosimano, and Sean Walsh. You can find us on iTunes or if you want to hit up our RSS feed, you can find it HERE.

Michael Jordan

1:00 PM on 04.08.2014

These Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles teaser posters are neat

Now that the first trailer for the Michael Bay produced, Liebesman directed Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has come and gone, it's time for the hype train to officially get rolling. Now we have a collection of teaser posters fo...

Nick Valdez







Movie Monday for March 31, 2014 photo
Movie Monday for March 31, 2014
by Michael Jordan

 

Welcome back to Monday movie fans, lets spin the wheel o news and see what we got today.

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First official trailer for Michael Bay's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles photo
First official trailer for Michael Bay's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
by Nick Valdez

This is it, folks. This is what a good chunk of the internet has been waiting for the past two/three years to see. From Michael Bay producing the film, to the "they're now aliens" rumor, to the extremely bad leaked script, to the weird casting, to the funky looking design leaks, we've all wanted to see how Bay's production of Ninja Turtles would look in motion. 

I'm not as big of a fan of the Turtles as some of the other editors here on Flixist are, so I can't really say much to how well they're represented in this teaser. But from here it all looks okay. Since the only thing I have to go on from director Johnathan Liebesmen is the lackluster Battle: Los Angeles, I hope TMNT has more to offer than its looks. 

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles exerts its turtle power August 8th. Here's the 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.

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4:00 PM on 03.24.2014

Movie Monday for March 24, 2014

Its been a while but we are back, and now with a physical set! So much news has happened while we where away as well as SXSW, which you should already be checking up on here at Flixist.      

Michael Jordan

11:00 AM on 02.19.2014

Did Bay's Ninja Turtles get spoiled by LEGO playsets?

Seems like LEGO knows whats up when it comes to the new Ninja Turtles movie. An inside source at Toy Fair 2014 snapped a photo and emailed us a description about the LEGO sets for Michael Bay's new movie, that are possibly m...

Michael Jordan



Movie Monday for February 03, 2014 photo
Movie Monday for February 03, 2014
by Michael Jordan

Hey movie fans, Super Bowl has come and gone, and we got all the trailers and movie info that might have gotten buried while you were drinking the big game away.

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Michael Bay's Ninja Turtles sure look rebooted alright photo
Michael Bay's Ninja Turtles sure look rebooted alright
by Michael Jordan

Thanks to a few leaks springing up around the Internet, we've got a good (but completely unofficial) look at what Michael Bay's upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot might look like. While none of this is confirmed, the leaked images look awfully close to that Halloween costume leaked a few days back. 

The accompanying poster looks more finalized than anything else, too. I've compiled the images and poster for you along with some thoughts regarding these designs all in a nice video for your convenience. What do you think of the designs? Are you ready for Michael Bay's Ninja Turtles hitting sometime this year? 

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Movie Monday for January 27, 2014 photo
Movie Monday for January 27, 2014
by Michael Jordan

Welcome Movie Fan! How is your hang over? Hurts? Too Bad! It's time for Movie Monday!

Strap in and get your week started with the movie news you might have missed!

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9:00 AM on 01.23.2014

Michael Bay's Ninja Turtles might look super ugly

I'm not the hugest fan of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, but I understand the very thought of Michael Bay going through a franchise I enjoy and possibly mucking up the whole thing for everybody. And even if I'll stick by M...

Nick Valdez

10:00 AM on 10.16.2013

Vanilla Ice wants a part in Bay's Ninja Turtles reboot

Back when Michael Bay first announced that he was rebooting the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles films, Vanilla Ice coyly hinted that he was involved with the film while showing off his sick ass tattoo that was totally done while...

Nick Valdez

8:00 AM on 06.26.2013

William Fichtner is Shredder in Bay's Ninja Turtles

Joining the list of...strange casting choices (like Megan Fox, Will Arnett, Danny Woodburn, and...four random kids) for Michael Bay's upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot is William Fichtner as the Turtles' main villa...

Nick Valdez

3:00 PM on 05.06.2013

Snaps of Megan Fox as April O'Neil released

Sigh. Michael Bay's ruin-everything-crusade is now landing into the TMNT universe with a thudding smash of expected disappointment. These sentences can barely contain my apathy. Here's some shots of Megan Fox looking vaguely ...

Nathan Hardisty