The turtles are back to protect the city in first ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2’ Trailer

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Today was a big day for trailer premieres. Not only did we get the first look at X-men: Apocalypse and the live action film for Tarzan, but we also get the first look at Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows movie. The second movie is looking to continue on the success that the first one did when it came out in July 2014.

In the trailer, we get a look at the turtles as they continue to protect their beloved city with a whole slew of new weapons, including that tricked out van that we saw at the end of the first movie. Megan Fox returns as April and (thankfully) has her natural hair color instead of red hair. We get a first look of Stephen Amell (TV’s Arrow) as Casey Jones as he helps April try and help the turtles from a new villain, Baxter Stockman (Tyler Perry).

The first movie, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles , redid a beloved movie that a lot of the parents of today grew up with and did surprisingly well. The movie went on to get $191 million at the box office domestically and $302 million foreign, which made it no surprise that there would be a sequel. It touched on a lot of the nostalgic feeling that a lot of the adults now have for their childhood and with the success that the show has on Nickelodeon, even kids could enjoy it too.

Teenage Mutant Turtles: Out of the Shadows is set to come out June 3 and looking to kick of the summer in a big way. Everyone is back from the first movie and they added a few new faces including The CW’s Arrow’s Stephen Amell and Tyler Perry. Movie looks like it will be as fun as the first movie.

What do you think of the trailer?

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“No Good Deed” beats out “Dolphin Tale 2” at box office

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There were two new movies that came out this week and they battled it out for the top spot, making Guardians fall down the list.

It is No Good Deeds that is able to come out on top with an estimated $24.5 million. This thriller shows Idris Elba in a new light as he’s the bad guy in the movie and was able to draw in people during a slow month at the box office.

Yet another sequel that shouldn’t be made, Dolphin Tale 2, premieres at the number two spot with an estimated $16.5 million. What helps this movie  was the lack of family-oriented films at the box office since there hasn’t been one released since August.

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Guardians of the Galaxy falls down the charts to number three with an estaitmed $8 million crossing the movie over the $300-million mark. The movie is the highest grossing film in 2014 and shouldn’t get an competition until Mockingjay pt 1 comes out in November.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Let’s be Cop round out the top five with an estimated $4.8 million and $4.3 million respectively. The last of the new movies to come out this week, The Drop, missed the top five with it’s estimated $4.2 million in it’s opening weekend.

This list is going to shuffle quite a bit over the next few weeks as there are a lot of quality movies coming out with a strong October just around the corner.

For the full box office, you can go here.

What movie did you see this weekend?

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“Guardians” come out on top at box office at slow weekend

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Guardians of the Galaxy continue to find success at a slow release time as they are able to bring in an estimated $10.1 million over the weekend. The movie should be able to cross over that $300 million mark next week. Guardians is currently the 8th highest grossing film in the Marvel universe and the 4th highest first film in a series.

 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles still does well bringing in an estimated $6.5 million. The movie is starting to slow down at the box office, but it could still find its way to the $200-million mark by the end of it’s run, only needing around $25 million more.

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The next two movies were close at the box office, but If I Stay comes in at the third spot with an estimated $5.7 million beating out Let’s Be Cops with an estimated $5.4 million.

Rounding out the top 5 is The November Man, which makes its first appearance in the top five, with an estimated $4.2 million.

There are quite a few good movies set to come out this month, so expect some changes in the top five in the coming weeks.

For the rest of the box office, you can go here.

What movie did you see this weekend?

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“Guardians” top the weekend box office

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There is a new number one movie this weekend, with the Turtles falling down from the top spot. Two of the three new movies were able to get into the top five but only one of them hit double digits.

Guardians of the Galaxy return to the top of the box office as it’s able to bring in an estimated $17.6 million over the weekend. This movie is the 3rd highest movie of the year so far with its total $251 million box office and should be able to grab the top spot from Captain America: Winter Solider by the end of next weekend, needing only another $9 million to do so.

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle movie falls from the top spot with an estimated $16.8 million. The reboot has exceeded expectations taking the top spot for the last two weeks before falling this week. The movie has now surpassed its $125 million budget and is looking to get to the $200 million mark.

The only new movie to hit double digits this week is the adaptation from Gayle Forman, If I Stay. The movie was able to bring in an estimated $16.3 million. Early reviews have stated the movie is more for fans of the book which might hurt the movie in the long run for the total box office.

Let’s Be Cops falls in the charts with an estimated $11 million. This buddy comedy beat out it’s $17 million budget in the first week and is looking to maybe work its way up to the $100 million mark.

The other two movies to come out are When the Game Stands Tall with an estimated $9 million and Sin City: A Dame to Die For with an estimated $6.4 million.

For the rest of the box office, you can go here.

What movie did you see this weekend?

Kowabunga! “Turtles” win box office battle

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There were four new movies set to come out this week and the winner is a surprise to everyone, including the production company of the movie.

The latest TV show to be rebooted, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles win at the box office as it brings in an estimated $65 million over the first weekend. What is really shocking is how well the movie did in the foreign box office, bringing in an estimated $28.7 million giving the movie an estimated $93 million opening weekend worldwide. Paramount was so pleased with the opening that it announced it will be doing a sequel set to come out in 2016.

Guardians of the Galaxy fall from the top spot, but have a solid weekend as it brings in an estimated $41.5 million. This moves the movie past it’s $170 million budget and is looking to cross over the $200 million mark in the next week. This movie has a real shot at becoming the highest grossing film this year as it’s only an estimated $80 million from the top spot.

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The other three movies to come out this week did decently well as two of them were able to hit double digits. Into the Storm (which looks an awful lot like Twister) brings an estimated $18 million. The Hundred-foot Journey took an estimated $11.1 million it’s first weekend, while Step Up: All In brought in an estimated $6.5 million.

Lucy is able to grab the fifth spot at the box office as it brings in an estimated $9.3 million over the weekend.

There are a few good movies set to come out this week that will no doubt challenge the movies in the top five, but it’s probably that they won’t grab the top spot. Turtles have a shot at taking the top spot for the second straight week.

For the rest of the box office, you can go here.

What movie did you see this weekend?

 

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“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” Review – Good family film, but no blockbuster

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Starring: Megan Fox, David Fitchner, Will Arnett, Alan Ritchson, Noel Fisher, Pete Ploszek, Jeremy Howard, Danny Woodburn, and Tohoru Masamune
Director: Jonathan Liebsman
Rated: PG
Movie Page: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1291150/

In this reboot of the 1990’s classic TV show, we watch as up and coming reporter April O’Neil (Megan Fox, Transformers series) discovers that there are four mutant turtles that are acting as vigilantes for New York City. She quickly learns that the turtles are the same ones that she grew up loving and will do anything to protect them from the evil Shredder (Tohoru Masamune) and his Foot Clan.

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Going into this movie, a lot of the fans of the TV show were nervous about how it would come out. But you can put your mind at ease. It’s not as bad as you think it would be. While it’s not that blockbuster film that Transformers had when they announced it’s reboot, it certainly worth the watch, especially if you loved the show. The movie touches on what made us fall in love with these four turtles and even makes references that a true fan would appreciate.

Michael Bay once again proves why he’s the master at making action films as the action sequences on the screen were epic. The 3D effects added to the scenes and made it actually worth that extra few dollars for that ability. The CGI on the turtles were not as bad as the trailer made it look and you get used to their appearance after a few minutes of them on the screen.

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Now of course this movie is far from perfect. It has it’s flaws like the story line was predictable and the acting was sub-par but that’s not the point of a movie like this. You are supposed to enjoy this movie and it certainly conquers that goals. It’s funny, heart, and a good message that would make this the perfect movie for the family to see.

Rating: C+

What did you think of the movie?

Top 5 movies to see this August

#5 – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Starring: Megan Fox, Will Arnett, William Fichtner
Out: August 1st

In this reboot, we meet back up with the turtles as they once again try and take down Shredder. It looks like they are going for CGI looking turtles (that look a little freaky) but with Michael Bay as producer you know you will be in for an entertaining ride. The only question is will they capture what made them so popular in the 90’s and again in 2010’s or will they flop just like so many other reboots that were done?

#4 – Let’s Be Cops
Starring: Damon Wayans Jr., Jake Johnson, Nina Dobrev
Out: August 13th

Big comedic movie that will be the movie that you are going to want to watch with your friends this month. While the premise is a little ridiculous (two average joe’s just dressing up as cops and everyone believing that they are) it’s all apart of the comedy of the movie. Damon Wayans Jr. and Jake Johnson have great chemistry (for proof watch The New Girl) and you know that this movie will leave you crying in your seat from laughing so hard.

#3 – If I Stay
Starring: Chloe Grace Moretz, Mireille Enos, Liana Liberato
Out: August 22nd

This is a relatively short book from author by Gayle Forman but it took the world by storm, especially for e-book sales. The book has a strong message about life and death and living in the moment. Expect to shed some tears in this movie and be prepared for the ending that will surely rip your heart out (assuming of course they keep true to the book).

#2 – The Giver
Starring: Brenton Thwaites, Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep
Out: August 15th

In the book by Lois Lowry from 1993 that was set in the future. It’s a complicated and complext kind of book that was meant for children, but ended up having people of all ages reading it. They have changed some things already about it (aging Jonas up and aging Rosemary down) but it should still make for an interesting movie especially because Meryl Streep is in it. Let’s face it. She doesn’t do bad movies.

Out: August 15th
#1 – Guardians of the Galaxy
Starring: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Dave Bautista
Out: August 1st

Perhaps not just the top movie to see this month but perhaps the summer. It’s been a slow time at the box office and this movie will look to change that. It should have some big numbers as fans of the Marvel universe will surely give this movie a chance, especially considering there is nothing else coming out. Expect this movie to have all the classic elements of comedy, action, and drama and be a movie that should find it’s fan base rather easy.