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review of Teenage Ninja Mutant Turtles Out of the Shadows

Well, they did it. While the first movie/attempt by Michael Bay to translate the reimagining of The Teenage Ninja Turtles felt a bit boring, the unthinkable happened and I think they managed to make the sequel better than the first film!

Megan Fox reprises her role of April O’Neil, Will Arnett as Vernon, while we get a few new faces to the franchise in Laura Linney as Police Chief Vincent and Arrow‘s Stephen Amell as Casey Jones.

TNMT toys and movies.

Brian Tee plays Shredder and Brad Garrett voices Krang and Tyler Perry gets his claws into a role of an ever-hopeful, sort of evil scientist.

The film is directed by Dave Green whose credits include Earth to Echo (2014) and …. um, and… before that he made a few short films, was in the Camera and Electrical department of another film, while has “Miscellaneous Crew” credits from Spider-Man 2 and 3.

Now personally, I love the physical representation of the Turtles with they physically dominate the area with their huge presence. To some degree, I still enjoy their crazy antics topped by crazy fun fighting skills. And to some degree, they almost get the feel of the cartoons that ran for so long on TV, but I remember having pretty fond memories of that first movie.

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KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE (2017) Review

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A sad movie review for Kingsman: The Golden Circle. I came into this film with unusually high expectations. I normally don’t build myself up for sequels, and this film reminded me why. It opens with a splash bang of action and closes the same way, but the middle two-thirds tries your patience, unless you like […]

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Book Review NORTHWOODS by Bill Schweigart

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Review: Netflix’s DEATH NOTE

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Review of THE INFILTRATOR w Bryan Cranston

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Review THE HITMAN’S BODYGUARD (2017)

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Review – FORTITUDE Season Two, on Amazon

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THE HORNET’S NEST Military Film Review

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The Hornet’s Nest is an oddly paced, but compelling film as we follow two cinematographers, Mike Boettcher, Carlos Boettcher, a father/son team, as they follow a military unit on their patrols. The official tag line reads, “The Hornet’s Nest is a groundbreaking and immersive feature film, using unprecedented real footage to tell the story of […]

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Review: STAR TREK BEYOND

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–Star Trek Beyond is a surprising chapter of the franchise that is more action than story driven. It’s like a James Bond film in space. Then again, it’s directed by Justin Lin, who has helmed fantasy actioner films like The Fast and Furious franchise. (I call those films fantasy, because, have you seen the ‘tricks’ […]

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Review of PASSENGERS (2016)

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Review VOLTRON, Season Two, On Netflix

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Review WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES

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