Upon hearing the news that the comic book heroes-turned-Saturday morning cartoon sensation-turned movie franchise Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were going to come "from an alien race" in the upcoming Ninja Turtles reboot fans weren't pleased — the popular notion is that the former household pets were transformed by a green ooze. However, Ninja Turtles co-creator Kevin Eastman has remained steadfastly in favor of the project, urging fans "not to worry" and claiming that the reboot will be true to the "core concept", and "will be a great TMNT film."
"If we learned nothing else from one of my favorite comic book based films, The Avengers, that there's a lot to be said about never forgetting that core concept and core fan-base."
Much has been made online about Eastman comparing Ninja Turtles to The Avengers, which led us to think: "What would happen if the two teams fought each other?" Well, now the time has come inside the imagined cyber octagon that is our Character Cage Match! check out the teams' strengths and weaknesses before voting >> Posted 12.05.12 by Ryan
According to Deadline Hollywood, Viacom's Nickelodean purchased the global intellectual property rights and merchandising rights to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT) in a deal estimated at $60 million. Nickelodean plans to develop a new CG-animated TV series starring the Turtles and release a new feature film of their exploits in 2012.
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comic book was originally self-published in 1984 by creators Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird as a parody of popular comic books of the time, including Frank Miller's Ronin and Marvel Comics' Daredevil. The comic book spawned a tremendously popular cartoon series, multiple video games, countless toys, three live-action movies, and the 2007 Imagi Animation Studios' CG-animated movie, simply titled TMNT.
Nickelodean plans to maintain a relationship with Playmates Toyes, Inc., the company that first manufactured and marketed Turtles toys and is responsible for much of the franchise's success throughout the years. Posted 10.22.09 by BrentJS
How else do you explain this weekend's gigantic opening for the new figure skating movie Blades of Glory? Will Ferrell, you say? Will Arnett, Jon Heder and Amy Poehler? The public demanded men in tights skating gracefully across the ice. Come on, give figure skating its due people! America wanted it and they got it. They responded to the tune of $33 smackaroonees! I rest my case. Posted 04.02.07 by reelz
In second place was the new Disney 3-D animated adventure Meet the Robinsons with a very respectable $25 million. Sweaty men in their underwear continued its run of bloody success, adding $11 million more to its nearly $180 million domestic take in just four weeks. Last week's number one, TMNT, dropped to number four with $9 million while the proof of America's quickly dropping I.Q., Wild Hogs, stayed strong with $8.3 million for a $135 million in five weeks.
So what does this weekend mean for America? Well, a Brian Boitano movie has to happen. The American public has demanded it.
It was a bloodbath at the box office this weekend, with six new releases competing for eyeballs. In the end, TMNT came out on top with a gross of a little over $25 million. 300 remained strong, coming in second with $20 million. Shooter placed third with a $14.5 million take, while Wild Hogs continued its bewildering box office run, bringing in $14.3 million. (My theory: teenagers bought tickets to Wild Hogs and snuck into 300 and The Hills Have Eyes 2.) Rounding out the top five was The Last Mimzy, with a somewhat disappointing take of $10.2 million. Posted 03.26.07 by reelz
Years ago, as the First Boy Band Era ebbed and gangsta rap reigned supreme, The New Kids on the Block attempted to change their teenybopper image by shortening their name to NKOTB. The effort failed, of course, and the one-time chart-toppers soon faded into obscurity.
This week, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are employing a similar strategy with TMNT. Can TMNT succeed where NKOTB failed? We'll find out this weekend if the turtles have the right stuff. Posted 03.23.07 by reelz
300's bloody box office supremacy will likely come to an end this weekend, with six major releases opening in theaters.
Everyone's favorite mutant amphibians are back -- this time in animated form -- in TMNT. (Sorry -- no Corey Feldman this time around.) Speaking of mutants, those wacky inbred freaks from The Hills Have Eyes return to wreak more havoc in The Hills Have Eyes 2. Mark Wahlberg takes aim at some very bad people in the U.S. government in the political thriller Shooter. In the sci-fi/fantasy epic The Last Mimzy, creepy kids arrive from the future to teach us all about the perils of bad parenting. Adam Sandler shelves his comedy antics in the drama Reign Over Me, about a troubled man who lost his family on 9/11. Academy Award nominee Terrence Howard plays an African-American swimming coach in the underdog sports flick Pride. Posted 03.23.07 by reelz
We've got a lot of great new content to look forward to on Reelz.com this week, so check back often for all the info you'll need to make your most informed movie watching decisions this weekend.
There's a bunch of big movies coming out this week, and we'll be happy to guide you to the best with reviews coming soon of Shooter, The Last Mimzy, Pride, Reign Over Me and TMNT!
We'll also have an exclusive interview with The Office's Dwight Schrute, Rainn Wilson, as well as feature interviews with the casts of Pride, Shooter and Reign Over Me.
Be sure to click on the movie page links below for clips, trailers and more from this weekend's movies. Posted 03.19.07 by reelz