Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles made $65 million at the domestic box office this weekend, and Paramount has gone ahead and announced a sequel for June 3, 2016. I’m actually in shock by that, as the general rule seems to be that if a film doesn’t hit $150 million in the US or at least $400 million worldwide, it doesn’t get a sequel. “But Jesse, Ninja Turtles could still hit those numbers.” Maybe, though with the absolute wretched word of mouth and reviews, I don’t see how. To me, Paramount’s move in announcing a sequel feels less like confidence in their film and more like a middle finger at pretty much everyone.
“Don’t like our movie? Well, fu** you.” Continue reading
After the STAR WARS-themed episode of Phineas and Ferb aired earlier this week, there was a seven-minute-long, extended preview of the upcoming cartoon, Star Wars Rebels! And now it’s online for all to enjoy: Continue reading
(Full disclosure: this is something I originally posted on October 29, 2013 on a now defunct blog. I’m bringing it over here in an effort to consolidate all of my random blogs into one thing)
For the third straight year, I hosted a movie marathon consisting of horror films that lasted about fifty hours. I’ll let that sink in for a moment. A 50 Hour Horror Movie Marathon for three years in a row. Continue reading
If you haven’t seen it, there’s a new video of JJ Abrams from the Star Wars: Episode VII set where he announces that they are partnering with UNICEF to give a fan a chance to appear in the new film. Apart from using the clout of STAR WARS to do some good, the big take away from the video is the new alien that appears with JJ.
But that alien isn’t the only new character from the movie that shows up. Here are a few other “blink and you’ll miss them” extras that are set to appear in the new film: Continue reading
With the announcement yesterday that the sixth and final season of STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS (dubbed “The Lost Missions”) is heading to Netflix along with previous seasons of the show and the debut theatrical movie, there’s potential for new viewers to embrace the show like so many others have before.
But some people may not be ready to commit to watching the full series, and for those that aren’t, I’ve compiled a list of recommended episodes that give one a basic knowledge of the show’s larger story arcs. Here’s what to watch, if you want to do STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS-lite (warning: some mild SPOILERS ahead). Continue reading
Inspired by my friends Paul Workman and Paul Ferguson, I decided to list the movies that, as of early January, I’m looking forward to the most in 2014. Continue reading
Last Friday, my girlfriend and I caught a screening of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. I think it’s fair to call Molly a Tolkien geek, while I think I’d say I’m bordering on geek but perhaps leaning more towards “fan.” If you haven’t seen the movie, be warned: I’m going to go into SPOILERS. Turn back now if you don’t want to know… Continue reading