It takes almost toxic levels of suspension of disbelief to make it through the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot, the fifth and worst entry in the film franchise based on the pop culture phenomenon originally created by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird. That suspension of disbelief has nothing to do with mutant turtles in the sewers who learned kung fu from a mutant rat to fight a villain wearing a suit of knives. No, the TMNT are as ingrained in our imagination as any other 20th century commercial institution at this point, and if we're seeing the film at all, they've already got us in the theater—we've bought the premise like we've bought our ticket. Rather, this new TMNT suffers from the other, worse kind of suspension of disbelief: Filmgoers are asked to turn off their brain, ignore all logic and just accept the fact that every action taken by every character makes no sense at all.
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Following Friday's sewer-rattling news that Smallville's Aquaman is poised to be the new Raphael in the Michael Bay-produced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie (which is tentatively titled just Ninja Turtles), Paramount has revealed the names of the other three turtle actors (from left, above): Pete Plosze
The new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, which is set to be produced by Michael Bay, directed by Wrath of the Titans' Jonathan Liebesman and star Megan Fox (apparently as April O'Neil) has cast its first turtle: Alan Ritchson, who can be seen in this fall's The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, will portray Raphael, De
Movies: New licensed kids books give fans a better look at Superman and Zod's Man of Steel movie looks.
Movies: The International version of the Iron Man 3 trailer has just a touch more footage than the American one, just in case you crave a few seconds more.
Here's the thing about Jonah Hex: In comics, he was a pretty revolutionary character. He's one of the first real anti-heroes to catch on in comics, trading on the striking visual of his scarred face and the distinctive uniform of the Confederacy that under any other circumstances should've marked him as a villain, operating in a moral area that's just as gray as his coat. He's got a hook to him that other
The "Jonah Hex" trailer has finally hit the wider web, and it looks fun! It's an action movie, so pretty much everything blows up, and Josh Brolin rocks the hideous disfigurement of Hex with only minimal slurring. They
It's hard to believe that a "Jonah Hex" movie is hitting theaters before "Wonder Woman" or "The Flash," but that's what we're looking at. Luckily, "Hex" looks like it's going to be a pretty cool affair thanks to the involvement of Josh Brolin (the star of "No Country For Old Men" and a lifelong Goonie) as Hex himself